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You're About to See What Obama Calls 'Torture'

Unlike the president, a long-awaited Senate report won’t use the word ‘torture’ to describe the CIA’s interrogations. But it will show horrific, …

Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What's new?

The Large Hadron Collider, in its 27km tunnel under the Franco-Swiss border, has been under maintenance since early 2013. No particles have been colliding, and no new data have been flowing through the high-bandwidth cables spreading across the world ready to feed eager physicists with new …

Associated Press News

Putin Warns Deadly Ukraine Offensive Ends 'Final Hope' of Peace

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine had extinguished the "final hope" of a U.S.-backed peace deal after its forces launched an offensive on pro-Russia separatists Friday.<p>The Ukrainian military began its raid on the occupied city of Slovyansk at dawn in what was its most committed …

Deadly Shootout in Ukraine Raises Fears of Russian Invasion

A predawn firefight in Ukraine left at least one pro-Russian activist dead. Kiev fears this could be the pretext Putin has been looking for to roll …

In Ukraine: Reports Of Soldiers Switching To Pro-Russia Side

Confusion continues to reign in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russia gunmen remain in control of many government offices even as the Ukrainian military sends in troops, tanks and armed aircraft in an attempt to dislodge them.<p>According to NPR's Ari Shapiro, who is in eastern Ukraine, locals who are …

Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm offices in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1067000/1067013_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534400552_4d1fd8e618380b936079fa5447d83e7e<p><b>Pro-Russian protesters have stormed government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities.</b><p>In Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv they clashed with police, …

Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism

Contemporary Europeans have as many as three times more Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism than Asians and Africans.<p>Although …

Mercury has a long history of exploding volcanoes

Throughout extended periods of its history, the surface of planet Mercury crackled with volcanic explosions, a new analysis suggests.<p>Considering the …

Astronomy

Small microbes almost killed all life on Earth, study suggests

Tiny microbes on the bottom of the ocean floor may have been responsible for the largest extinction event our planet has ever seen, according to a new study.<p>These microbes of death were so small, that 1 billion of them could fit in a thimble-full of ocean sediment, and yet, they were almost …

Biology

Ocean discovered on Enceladus may be best place to look for alien life

Researchers have discovered a deep saltwater ocean on one of the many small moons that orbit Saturn, leading scientists to conclude it is the most likely place in the solar system for extraterrestrial life to be found.<p>Gravitational field measurements taken by Nasa's Cassini space probe revealed …

First Asteroid With Rings Discovered

Move over, Saturn—rings aren't just for giant planets anymore.<p>Saturn has rings, of course, and so do the other gas giants of our solar system—Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune—albeit wispier ones than Saturn's.<p><b>But until now it seemed that only giant planets had the gravity to hold on to the billions of</b> …

Ukraine leader Yatsenyuk: Peace, partnership with Russia is possible - CNN.com

Ukrainian tanks are transported from their base in Perevalne, Crimea, on Wednesday, March 26. After Russian troops seized most of Ukraine's bases in Crimea, interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from the peninsula, citing Russian threats to the lives …

UN report calls for independent investigations of drone attacks

A report by the United Nations Human Rights Council has called for independent investigations to be carried out into drone attacks after a series of strikes that result in unexpected civilian deaths in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Most of the attacks involved US drones.<p>In a 21-page …

U.S. Nuclear Agency Hid Concerns, Hailed Safety Record as Fukushima Melted

In the tense days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan on March 11, 2011, staff at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission made a concerted effort to play down the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis to America’s aging nuclear plants, according to …

Nuclear Energy

How deadly Streptococcus sneaks into cells

The microbe responsible for Group <i>A Streptococcus</i>, one of the world’s most fatal infectious diseases, can bypass the immune system and multiply within …

Lemurs In Love Start To Smell Alike

You know it's really romantic when the stars align and the scents match.<p>Smell that? Yep, that’s love. No, it’s not the scent of red roses or fine chocolate – it’s the odor from a pair of lemur partners. A new study from Duke University has found that the more similar two lemurs’ scents are, the …

Lemurs