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Why a deadly virus in the Middle East has the entire world on alert

A recent spike in MERS cases could be the beginning of a global outbreak<p>A deadly new virus for which there is no cure and about which little is understood could present a global threat, officials say. It's called Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus -- or MERS-CoV -- and a recent upswing …

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Wisconsin becomes first state to restrict parents from giving up adopted kids

Wisconsin has become the first state in the nation to pass legislation cracking down on parents who try to give away their adopted kids.<p>On Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that would bar adoptive parents from finding a new home for their children without court permission. The legislation …

Hawaii animal lovers seek ban on eating cats, dogs in state

Animal lovers in Hawaii packed a legislative hearing room Thursday with poodles and pugs, asking lawmakers to ban the practice of eating cats and dogs in the state.<p>The House Committee on Agriculture later advanced SB 2026, a bill to ban the practice.<p>The Humane Society of the United States says dog …

Ukraine Crisis: New Government Takes Shape As Crimea Simmers

We're adding updates throughout this post as the day continues.<p>Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine, where months of public protests led last week to the downfall of President Viktor Yanukovych's government. His opponents are now installing pro-Western ministers to replace the pro-Russian leaders …

Google fighting to stop anti-Glass driving laws, says report

The company is lobbying in at least three states to prevent Glass from being labeled legally as a driving distraction, Reuters says.<p>It's not been the finest period for Google Glass.<p>A product that came with an intelligent launch and inspired much fascination has, unfortunately for Google, allowed …

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Obama on CVS: 'Powerful message'

President Barack Obama is praising CVS Caremark’s decision to take tobacco products off the shelves, saying it will save lives and reduce health care costs.<p>“As one of the largest retailers and pharmacies in America, CVS Caremark sets a powerful example,” he said in a statement early Wednesday …

The NSA reportedly collects a ‘goldmine’ of data from nearly 200 million texts daily

The U.S. National Security Agency may be storing your text messages.<p>The data-hungry intelligence agency collects and stores nearly 200 million text messages each day in an “untargeted” global sweep, report the Guardian and the U.K’s Channel 4 News, citing material provided by NSA whistleblower …

Bottle Crate And Their Story

A typical bottle crate can hold thirty bottles, however the design of the crate leaves room for more to fit in. The Up & Down Box can hold twenty …

Congress considering ban on in-flight calls on airlines

<i>This post has been corrected. See the note at bottom for details.</i><p>WASHINGTON — Members of<p>Congressclearly like to talk. And talk.<p>But when it comes to sitting on a plane next to a passenger jabbering on the phone through a long flight, a lot of lawmakers prefer silence, so much so they are …

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Obama: No more rabbits in our hat

President Barack Obama stayed firm Tuesday in his refusal to negotiate with Republicans to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, and suggested that he has few options left if Congress fails to take action.<p>But Obama did offer House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) some wiggle room, saying …

New Maryland Firearms Law Rides In On A Wave Of Gun Sales

One of the strictest gun laws in the nation went into effect in Maryland on Tuesday. The new law bans assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, and it makes Maryland one of only six states that require handgun purchasers to get fingerprinted and take gun safety courses.<p>Gun owners in the state …

25 Unusual Ways To Repurpose Your Jeans

An old pair of jeans is either distressed to perfection and fits like a glove, or simply last season’s news. When you come across the latter, resist the urge to add to your cut off collection and instead, transform this durable and versatile fabric into something totally wow-worthy. From unique …

Deal reached on Syria UN resolution

The US and Russia have said they have finally reached an agreement on a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ridding Syria of its chemical weapons.<p>The UN Security Council could vote as early as Friday night on a draft resolution to rid Syria of its chemical weapons, US, Russian, French and …

Gravity-Defying 1,000-Pound Steel Table

While London-based designer Paul Cocksedge has become fairly well-known for his magical light installations, it is his newest gravity-defying sculptural piece that has caught the eye of art aficionados. The <i>Poised Table</i> may seem like a physical impossibility, but, due to very careful mathematical …

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Intricate Sand Sculpture Scenes by Susanne Ruseler

While studying Biology in college, Susanne Ruseler discovered that her true passion was not in studying living organisms but in creating sculptures from materials such as snow, ice, and sand. After graduating, she started her own sculpture company and has been making fantastic, albeit temporary, …

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Vertical Emptiness: Crystallized Tree Branches Dripping with Strands of Hot Glue by Yasuaki Onishi | Colossal

<p>Known for his ethereal and seemingly weightless installations of plastic membranes suspended in midair by black hot glue, Japanese artist Yasuaki …

For World's Oddest-Looking Antelope, Signs of a Comeback

Thanks to conservation, the saiga antelope returns to Kazakhstan's steppes.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p>With its tubular, bulbous nose, it may look like a character from a Dr. Seuss book or the bar scene in <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>But don't be fooled by its droll appearance: …

4 Weird Legless Lizard Species Found

<b>Four new species of legless lizard have been hiding in plain sight in gritty parts of southern California, including a railroad track, vacant city lots, oilfields, and even an airport runway, a new study says.</b><p>Researchers don’t know much about the unusual reptiles—which can grow up to 8 inches (20 …

Beloved Brazilian Monkey Clings To A Shrinking Forest

The tiny, copper-hued golden lion tamarin is so beloved in Brazil that its image graces the country's 20-real bank note. But this lion-maned monkey is in peril.<p>There's only one place on earth where the golden lion tamarin lives in the wild: in Brazil's Atlantic Forest, or <i>Mata Atlantica,</i> just north …