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Sun's Activity To Peak With 'Solar Maximum' In 2013, Scientists Say

By: Mike Wall<p>Published: 03/23/2013 09:43 AM EDT on SPACE.com<p>The sun should roar back to life sometime in 2013, producing its second activity peak in the last two years, scientists say.<p>Our star has been surprisingly quiet since unleashing a flurry of flares and other eruptions toward the end of …

Sexism in the City of London as Men Rule in Elections

Some companies are flouting rules that say the employees they choose to vote in City of London elections should reflect the makeup of their …

Kim Jong Un gets to grips with North Korean army's latest technology

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un got some hands-on experience of his military's latest high-tech equipment during a visit to a Korean People's Army unit on Sunday.<p>Kim, the third of his line to rule North Korea, also praised musical instruments made by the North's 1.2 million-strong army, state news …

New Pope Francis gets less than warm greeting from Venezuela

The election of the first Latin American Pope sparked celebrations across the region, home to 40 percent of the world’s Catholics.<p>But many Latin American governments now lean to the left. And they’ve clashed with Church officials over their rejection of gay marriage, abortion and liberation …

South Korea and US sign new military pact

South Korea and the United States have signed a new military plan that lays out how the allies will communicate with each other and react to any future North Korean aggression.<p>The signing of the pact on Monday comes amid North Korean threats to attack the allies over their joint military drills and …

Maryland Medical Marijuana Makes Move: House Of Delegates Approves

The Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill that would make medical marijuana legally available through academic medical research centers in a 108-28 vote on Monday. The bill will now head to the state Senate, where supporters expect passage.<p>Maryland's marijuana bill is limited, compared to …

China Reportedly To Buy Russian Subs, Fighter Jets

China has reportedly signed a deal to buy new submarines and Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, the first such arms deal in nearly a decade.<p>The agreement, long in the works, was inked during last week's visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow, according to China Central …

Maybe Isolation, Not Loneliness, Shortens Life

Loneliness hurts, but social isolation can kill you. That's the conclusion of a study of more than 6,500 people in the U.K.<p>The study, by a team at University College London, comes after decades of research showing that both loneliness and infrequent contact with friends and family can, …

Constant Threats to Destroy the World Keep North Korea's PR Man Busy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just in case no one understood them after the many, many, many other times they threatened to blow …

What the Definition of Marriage Tells Us About Marriage Equality

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As we watch and listen and wait and think and hope with regard to all that's transpiring at the …

Can a Female Leader Put an End to the Secret Service's Boys Club?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Following an awful scandal in which a bunch of Secret Service agents were busted for drinking and …

Gay Marriage Rights: The 10 Democratic Senators Who Still Say No

WASHINGTON -- The arc of history is moving in the direction of marriage equality, regardless of how the Supreme Court ultimately rules in a case arguing its constitutionality. Just this past week, several senators announced their own evolution on the matter, going from being opposed to same-sex …

The Official Story of Who Shot Bin Laden Has Given Way to a Stupid Media Feud

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"You really believe this story? Osama Bin Laden?" asks Chris Pratt in the action movie version of …

A Hot Topic: Climate Change Coming To Classrooms

By the time today's K-12 students grow up, the challenges posed by climate change are expected to be severe and sweeping. Now, for the first time, new nationwide science standards due out soon will recommend that U.S. public school students learn about the climatic shift taking place.<p>Mark McCaffrey …

Julia Pierson: veteran agent becomes first woman to lead US secret service

Barack Obama appointed the first woman to lead the US secret service in its 148-year-old history on Tuesday.<p>Julia Pierson, a secret service veteran …

Who Will Argentina's President Follow Now That Chavez Is Gone?

Bolivarian minds think alike, and Kirchner has copied many of Venezuela's policies for her own country.<p>What's a woman to do when her political boyfriend passes away?<p>The scene outside of the Venezuelan Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina the day after Hugo Chavez died was highly symbolic of Cristina …

The CIA Has an Undercover Female Boss

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A day after Julia Pierson became the first woman director of the Secret Service, it was learned that …

North Korea 'Photoshopped' marine landings photograph

North Korea has been caught doctoring a photograph to double the number of hovercraft in a military exercise as part of its increasingly aggressive propaganda campaign.<p>The picture showed vessels with the same give-away shine on the front, moving through the water at an identical angle and throwing …

Chinese navy makes waves in South China Sea

Analysts: Country's bold move spurred by 'U.S. inaction.'<p>BEIJING – The appearance of a Chinese navy flotilla at an island chain 1,120 miles from its home shores is a clear sign that the new Communist regime is moving to enforce its claims to the entire South China Sea, experts said Wednesday.<p>James …

Kofi Annan claims it is too late for outside intervention in Syria

Syria's civil war cannot be resolved by outside meddling as the regime and the rebels are committed to the fight for control of the divided state, Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general has said.<p>Mr Annan said he believed that Western powers had left it too late to intervene effectively in the …

Middle East

UK spies point to more diverse terror threats

The trouble with reporting on the activities of the security and intelligence agencies, or on any matter dealing with national security, is that by …

Forget climate change, now we have to worry about fracking-related earthquakes

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>Concerned that the natural gas boom is despoiling the environment? Here’s something else to shake you up: Some scientists have concluded a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck geologically placid Oklahoma in November 2011 is linked to wastewater injected into an oil …

Geology

Common Drug Has The Potential To Slow Aging, Boost Cancer Recovery

Some exciting research from the University of Montreal has found that the drug metformin, commonly prescribed for diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), has the potential to slow aging and fight cancer. The study, published in <i>Aging Cell</i>, found that metformin reduces the body’s production of …

After service disruption, Egypt arrests three divers severing undersea internet cable

Recent internet service disruption in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia may have been the result of sabotage. Egypt's coastguard has caught three divers in the act of cutting an underwater internet cable off the port of Alexandria, fueling speculation that the incident could be connected …

In Chicago, Dozens Arrested As They Protest School Closures

Hundreds of demonstrators, along with the Chicago Teachers Union, marched through the city today demanding that City Hall walk back its plan to close 53 elementary schools and one high school in response to a $1 billion budget deficit.<p><i>The Chicago Tribune</i> reports:<p>" 'People have a right to the …

Canada first country to pull out of UN drought convention

The Harper government is pulling out of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere, which would make Canada the only country in the world outside the agreement.<p>The federal cabinet last week ordered the unannounced withdrawal on the recommendation of Foreign Affairs …