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Mexican activist who solved her daughter’s cartel murder found dead despite police protection

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — A mother who spent years searching for her missing daughter in northern Mexico and organized others to look for their …

Trump’s NAFTA plans are more than a tweak, Mulroney says

Brian Mulroney says U.S. plans to renegotiate the North American free-trade agreement are shaping up to be more than a tweak.<p>The former Progressive Conservative prime minister made the comments after briefing the Liberal cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations on Parliament Hill.<p>Canadian …

Russia develops hypersonic 4,600 mph Zircon missile

The race to develop an unstoppable and unbeatable weapon capable of defeating all the military defense systems in the world is getting much too close for comfort.<p>According to multiple reports, Russia is expected to begin production soon of its 3M22 Zircon, a hypersonic missile that will travel …

Why Space Fanatics Are Freaking Out About SpaceX's Next Launch

Following a successful Falcon 9 launch-and-barge-landing in California this month, SpaceX is now looking to get back in the swing of regular flight. …

Prosecutors allege Harold Martin III, at same firm as Edward Snowden, stole ‘astonishing quantity’ of data

Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Thursday said they will charge a former National Security Agency contractor with violating the Espionage Act, …

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Samsung’s patent could make big smartphones easier to use for everyone

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: WIPO<p>I like the idea of big smartphones more than I actually like using them. That’s because, even though I have …

Samsung Galaxy S5 coming sooner than later, says report

A Korean publication says the next-generation Galaxy flagship running Android KitKat could launch shy of the S4's first birthday.<p>The latest round of rumors has the presumed successor to Samsung's Galaxy S4, a more powerful Galaxy S5, sporting unicorn-esque specs, perhaps some new flexible …

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Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

'Monster' gamma ray burst in space sets record for death of star

Explosion 3.7bn light years away witnessed through orbiting telescopes in April was far stronger than previous ones<p>Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast.<p>Because the blast was 3.7bn light …

How to spot a murderer's brain

Do your genes, rather than upbringing, determine whether you will become a criminal? Adrian Raine believed so – and breaking that taboo put him on collision course with the world of science<p>In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His …

What the next 30 years will hold for 360, PS3 and Wii owners

We look to the past to predict what your games, systems and communities will be worth in the future.<p>A<p>generation is a funny thing. It has no clear beginning and no clear end, but we can all tell when one is on the rise or when one is fading away.<p>And this generation of game consoles — a golden age …

Will The Court's Gene Ruling Stifle Bio Innovation?

<i>Weekend Edition Saturday</i> Host Scott Simon talks with bioethicist Arthur Caplan of New York University about Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that isolated human genes may not be patented — and the implications for that ruling.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm …

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Antarctic's Ice Shelves Melting From the Bottom Up

Ice shelves lose more mass where the ice meets the sea than previously thought.<p><b>Antarctica's ice shelves are losing it.</b><p><b>Conventional wisdom holds that ice shelves—the seaward extension of glaciers on land—lose most of their mass by shedding icebergs. But new research finds that there's another</b> …

Have you read the fine print of your employment contract?

Employment contracts are becoming the biggest loophole in workplace law – but that loophole only works for employers.<p>Companies, with acute knowledge of how employment contracts can operate to their advantage, are increasingly requiring staff to sign one-sided agreements that reduce their legal …