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Felony Arrest Of Student Who Bought Water Riles Many In Virginia

"We're the police."<p>"This is bottled water."<p>If an encounter between several young women and Virginia's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents had gone that smoothly, the participants might be looking back on a chance encounter as merely odd, perhaps even funny. Instead, they're coping with …

Associated Press News

Watch Top U.S. Intelligence Officials Repeatedly Deny NSA Spying On Americans Over The Last Year (Videos)

To paraphrase Joseph Heller: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t surveilling you.<p>In less than 24 hours, the spectre of the National Security Agency as a panopticon collecting data on every American has evolved from a conspiracy theory into reality. First, a leaked top secret order …

NASA launching rocket tonight on self-destruction mission to study the early universe

NASA is launching a rocket high into Earth's atmosphere tonight between 11 PM and midnight Eastern time, in an effort to capture images from the universe's dawn. The agency will be broadcasting the launch live on Ustream from Wallops, Virginia, and the launch site will be open to the public. But …

Extinct lizard named after The Doors' singer Jim Morrison

<b>A newly described 6ft lizard that roamed South East Asia from 36-40 million years ago has been named after The Doors singer Jim Morrison.</b><p>The choice of name <i>Barbaturex morrisoni</i> is a play on the late frontman's epithet "The Lizard King".<p>Higher temperatures at the time are thought to have helped the …

Paleontology

Civil rights warrior Will D. Campbell dies at 88

Will D. Campbell, a towering figure of the U.S. civil rights movement who was the only white person present at the meeting that led to the creation of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, has died at 88, his family said Tuesday.<p>Campbell's death Monday night …

'Woman in red' sprayed with teargas becomes symbol of Turkey protests

Istanbul's police chief had said his forces would only use teargas as a last resort. But the images seem to show the officer targeting an unarmed …

Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans

Researchers have uncovered what is now the oldest known primate fossil, pushing our understanding of human evolution seven million years farther into history than we could see before. Discovery of the 55-million-year-old fossil allowed an international team of researchers to identify a previously …

Protesters return to Turkey's Taksim Square

Thousands of Turkish protesters have returned to Istanbul's Taksim Square a day after police pulled out from the area in the wake of violent anti-government demonstrations.<p>The square, the focus of the demonstrations, was calm on Sunday morning, but protesters began reoccupying the site in the …

Traitor or hero whistleblower? Court-martial is set for Bradley Manning

Pfc. Bradley Manning says he was driven by an unquenchable thirst for information and wanted to show the world the truth about the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military says he helped enemies of the United States.<p>Now a judge will decide his fate.<p>Manning, a 25-year-old former Army …

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Austin bombing suspect was 'quiet,' 'very intelligent' as a kid, neighbors say<p>Clear backpacks among changes coming for Stoneman Douglas …

Social media and opposition to blame for protests, says Turkish PM

Thousands of protesters have controlled Istanbul's main square once more after two days of violent clashes with rampaging riot police, as Turkey's …

Protestors All Over The World March Against Monsanto

People carry signs during a protest against Monsanto in Montpelier, Vt. on Saturday, May 25, 2013.<p>AP<p>LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.<p>Organizers …

Agriculture

Associated Press News

Beautiful Close-Up Underwater Photos of Luminous Sea Creatures

Photographer Joshua Lambus has put together a beautiful series of photographs showing luminous creatures of the deep glowing with light against a …

Scientists Have Solved The Mystery Of The White Tiger's Coat

The strikingly beautiful, milky coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study finds.<p>Since their discovery in the Indian jungle centuries ago, white tigers, a variant of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), have had a certain mystique. Captive white …

Wildlife

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

Solar Impulse plane sets new distance record on Dallas flight

The plane took off from Phoenix, arriving in Dallas after a flight of 18 hours and 21 minutes<p><b>The Solar Impulse plane has set a new distance record for solar-powered flight on the second leg of its trans-American journey on Wednesday evening.</b><p>The craft landed in Dallas, Texas, after an 18-hour flight …

Solar Impulse

Nepalese man, 81, attempts Everest climb days after 80-year-old set record

A unprecedented battle for mountaineering supremacy has begun on the slopes of the world's highest peak after an 80-year-old Japanese man became the …

10 Easy Tips and Tricks for Looking Better in Photographs

Before running out for Botox or for a fancy photographer, here are 10 quick and easy things you can do to improve how you look in photos:<p>Have a lot …

Nine Month Time-Lapse of Photos Taken on Mars by the Curiosity Rover

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover has sent down a constant stream of images from the Red Planet. Ever since it landed on August 8th, 2012, it’s spent every …

Latest Photo Fad Involves Photographing Your Cat as Your Beard

Need a chuckle? Look no further than the latest bizarre photo fad to sweep across the Internet. Called “Cat Beard,” the meme involves shooting a …

Photo Series Uses Face Detection to Spot Faces in Clouds

As humans, it’s only natural to take a look at the sky and perceive to see an object, a face, an animal. Computers, too, are capable of this …

Live from Space, It’s the Videos of Chris “Space Oddity” Hadfield

Human Journey<p>Ground control to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield: Your videos from the space station really make the grade, especially your music video in which you sing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and send your guitar for a floating journey. And the papers want to know: “What other videos have …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Ornithology

Port Blanc at Sunset | France (by Steph & the ocean)All rights reserved - Copyright © Stéphane Dufief

<b>Port Blanc at Sunset | France</b> (by Steph & the ocean)<br>All rights reserved - Copyright © Stéphane Dufief