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Syracuse Mayor Raises Minimum Wage For City Employees To $15

The change is effective immediately.<p>The mayor of Syracuse, New York, raised the minimum wage for city employees to $15 an hour on Wednesday, a move that will be effective immediately.<p>The move by Mayor Stephanie Miner (D) will affect more than 60 employees and will cost $222,432 each year, according …

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned twice

The former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have survived a previous poisoning attempt before a lethal dose of polonium was slipped into his tea at a London hotel, a long-awaited judicial inquiry into his death was told Tuesday.<p>The former KGB officer, an outspoken critic of Russian President …

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

Ruble sees worst annual drop since 1998 as oil, sanctions weigh

The ruble headed for its worst annual slide since 1998, as a slew of government interventions failed to support the currency on the final trading day of 2014.<p>Russia's currency lost 42 per cent this year, the most in the world after Ukraine's hryvnia. Government bonds fell the most in emerging …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

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The 3 Movies You Must See in January (Trust Us)

<i>Hitting theaters this month, stories of love and violence: Tim Burton resurrects 1960s Americana, an immigrant confronts the gangs of New York, and a masterful jailbreak features our favorite Australian heartthrob. Pause Netflix—you won't want to miss these blockbusters.</i><p>One-Woman Sweat Shop: <i>Big Eyes</i><p>…

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

The Mariana Trench cuts a 1,500-mile incision in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam. That's where an international team of scientists has just spent over a month sending probes down to the deepest place on Earth.<p>The scientists were stunned by the amount of life they found …

Here's What Science Taught Us About Love This Year

Photo: Getty Images<p>Love is complicated; it doesn't take a Facebook status or a scientific study to confirm that. Still, psychologists try to make a little more sense of the L-word for our benefit, and what follows is a recap of their findings this year. Brace yourself, because it's extensive, …