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Passenger Train Derails Injuring Dozens in India

A passenger train derailed in northeastern India on Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers. The engine and nine of the train's 13 carriages jumped the track near Jagiroad Railway Station, about 56 miles away from Guwahati, India.<p>Six passengers were hospitalized following the incident, with 36 …

Passenger Rail

Mandatory GMO Labeling Bill Passed In Vermont Senate, Could Be Nation's First

By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein<p>April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops.<p>"We are really excited that Vermont is going to be leading on …

China government survey shows 16 percent of its soil is polluted | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China’s soil contains higher-than-permitted levels of pollution, the environment ministry said on Thursday.<p>A woman works at a vegetable garden next a canal with polluted waters in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, …

'Deeply Ashamed' Ferry Captain Among First to Abandon Ship

The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing, is under investigation as a possible …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

Trouble in paradise for Chile's Easter Island

<b>A few years ago, Chile's leading newspaper El Mercurio published a big article on the 10 biggest problems facing Easter Island, the remote Chilean outpost in the South Pacific.</b><p>They included dengue fever, the lack of a decent hospital, a steady accumulation of garbage, over-fishing, the arrival of …

South America

The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters

"Moving Around the kit" with Gabor Dornyei

Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

Mickey Rooney, the supercharged child vaudevillian who grew up to become MGM’s biggest star – despite barely standing over 5 feet tall – has died at …

Mickey Mouse

Chicago train crash driver who 'fell asleep' is sacked

<b>A Chicago train operator, whose train derailed last month when she dozed off, has been sacked, officials say.</b><p>Thirty-two people were hurt when the Chicago Transit Authority train jumped its tracks at O'Hare International Airport and hurtled up an escalator.<p>The woman, 25, worked as an operator for …

National Transportation Safety Board

Liquid Nicotine In E-Cigarettes Could Be Deadly

Vials of poison are lurking in nearly every corner bodega. And according to reports, they're hidden beneath the flashy exteriors of e-cigarettes, the popular alternative to traditional smokes.<p>The New York Times exposed the latest dangers of liquid nicotine -- the juice used to refill e-cigarettes …

An Energy-Efficient Building That Lives Up To The Hype

Hooray, an energy-efficient building that lives up to its eco-dreams! In 2012, a federal warehouse was redeveloped into a district headquarters for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle. As part of the General Service Administration’s Design Excellence Program, the designers, ZGF Architects, …

Architecture

Madness: Flappy Bird Clones Still Going Strong -- Hitting the App Store Every 24 Minutes

It’s almost as if the idea of spending $99 and three hours to make a game that can pull in $50,000 per day has made app developers everywhere trip …

App Store

Samsung debuts its first Galaxy S5 ad during the Oscars and turns sponsorship dollars into all-star selfies

In case you hadn't heard, Samsung's newest phone is coming. At the Oscars, the Galaxy S5 just got a huge shot of publicity, both in a 30-second ad segment and the not-so-casual presence of its big bro, the Note 3, throughout the award ceremony. We hope you like Hollywood stars and selfies, because …

Tim Cook Honors Steve Jobs' 59th Birthday: 'Details Matter, It's Worth Waiting to Get It Right'

Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs' 59th birthday, and Apple fans around the world are once again remembering the Apple co-founder and CEO more than two years after his death.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook is unsurprisingly one of those remembering Jobs today, and Cook has acknowledged the day in a …

Beijing smog alert turns 'orange' as air pollution soars

<b>Beijingers have been warned to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid outdoor air pollution that has reached hazardous levels.</b><p>Particulate readings soared 15 times above the daily maximum recommended by the World Health Organization.<p>In response, city authorities have started using Beijing's new …

Pollution

Deaf Man Allegedly Beaten, Tasered By Police After Trying To Use Sign Language

Police officers in Southern California are under fire for allegations that they beat, shocked and arrested a deaf man who was trying to use sign language to communicate with them.<p>Jonathan Meister, a deaf and non-verbal resident of Manhattan Beach, Calif., claims that the Hawthorne Police Department …

Apple has Siri, and Microsoft is about to get Cortana

Microsoft has been in a state of "shut up and ship" with Windows Phone for more than a year now. While the company has released a few minor updates to Windows Phone 8, its feature set hasn’t changed significantly from when Microsoft first introduced the mobile OS in October 2012. The software giant …

"Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith)

Technology may 'transform' healthcare treatments

In the future, people may be able to do medical check-ups from home instead of going to the hospital.<p>Smartphones and even home appliances may also be used to manage chronic diseases like diabetes.<p>That's the hope of some companies, which are looking at ways to harness the power of technology.<p>But can …

Digital Health

Kate Upton's Zero-Gravity Sports Illustrated Photos Are Here! So THIS Is What Boobs in Space Wearing Target Bikinis Look Like

Remember a few weeks ago when we got word that <b>Kate Upton</b> had just shot the latest issue of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>'s annual swimsuit edition wearing bikinis…in zero gravity? Want to see the final photos?<p>Here are some just-released shots—and three of our favorites.<p>Turns out, boobs look <i>awesome</i> in zero …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

Sinkhole swallows priceless Corvettes

A massive sinkhole in western Kentucky opened up early Wednesday morning below the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight rare and historic Chevrolet Corvettes that were on display to the public.<p>No one was hurt in the incident, which was recorded at 5:44 a.m. by motion sensors at the museum in …

Sinkhole Swallows Corvette Museum