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Bodies at the border: ‘Many Mexicans have no option. This flow will not cease’

While people risk everything for a new life in the United States, Washington gears up for another immigration battle

Mystery Of Ancient 'Kennewick Man' Skeleton May Soon Be Solved

It's been called the most important ancient human skeleton ever unearthed in North America. But "Kennewick Man"--so named because it was found in 1996 along the banks of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Wash.--is also one of the most mysterious such skeletons.<p>Scientists have offered lots of …

Legally Blind Woman Is Given Sight, And The First Thing She Sees Is Her Newborn Baby

Kathy Beitz has been legally blind since she was a child, and she desperately wanted to be able to see her son on the day he was born. So the eSight Corporation -- a company that produces special glasses that give legally blind people the ability to see -- loaned Beitz a pair of glasses for the day.<p>…

Why Google’s Plan To Sell Wireless Probably Doesn’t Scare Network Providers

Google is gearing up to sell wireless service directly to customers as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), by acquiring excess network capacity from Sprint and T-Mobile and reselling it to customers under its own brand. This is the same approach used by Cricket Wireless, MetroPCS, Pure Talk, …

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Maybe Early Humans Weren't The First To Get A Good Grip

The special tool-wielding power of human hands may go back farther in evolutionary history than scientists have thought.<p>That's according to a new study of hand bones from an early relative of humans called <i>Australopithecus africanus</i>. Researchers used a powerful X-ray technique to scan the interior …

The Wildest Design Yet For Google’s Project Ara Phone

Russian design firm Lapka tells us that everyone behind Project Ara may be missing the point.<p>Google’s Project Ara is one of the company’s most ambitious projects. It’s a modular phone, in which users could snap in new cameras, batteries, or processors as quickly as snapping together Lego.<p>Thus far, …

New Rosetta pictures reveal crack in the neck of comet 67P

Photograph: European Space Agency<p>A a long, deep crack appears in the neck region of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as seen here in this latest image from Rosetta …

Grandmother Lives On Cruise Ship For $164,000 A Year, Sails Through Golden Years Beautifully

An 86-year-old grandmother is living the good life on the high seas.<p>Florida widow Lee Wachtstetter has lived the last seven years on the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity, shelling out $164,000 annually for her state room and all the perks, the Asbury Park Press reported.<p>Wachtstetter and her …

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies at 90

Abdullah’s half-brother Salman pledges to continue predecessors’ policies after ascending the throne<p>King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died aged 90 after a short illness.<p>The news, announced early on Friday morning local time on state television, came after the king was admitted to hospital on 31 …

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Can Google disrupt the wireless industry?

Yesterday a report surfaced from The Information claiming that the long-rumored Google wireless service is nearly upon us under the name Project Nova, piggybacking off of Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks as an MVNO. We have to wonder, what exactly does Google hope to accomplish by entering into this …