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China attempts to take high ground over US cyberattacks

China's top Internet security official says he has "mountains of data" on extensive US hacking aimed at China, but said he thought it irresponsible to blame Washington for such attacks, in stark contrast to recent comments by US officials.<p>Cyber security is a major concern for the US government and …

Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans

Researchers have uncovered what is now the oldest known primate fossil, pushing our understanding of human evolution seven million years farther into history than we could see before. Discovery of the 55-million-year-old fossil allowed an international team of researchers to identify a previously …

Michelle Obama confronts gay rights heckler at fundraiser

Michelle Obama confronted a protester at a fundraiser on Tuesday, stepping away from the lectern where she was speaking to denounce the protester's …

Samantha Power, White House's UN ambassador nominee, has 'seen evil at its worst'

A self-described "genocide chick" could be this nation's next U.N. ambassador.<p>Samantha Power — an unrelenting human rights advocate who isn't afraid to speak her mind, sometimes to a fault —was nominated for the position Wednesday afternoon by President Obama.<p>If approved by the Senate, Power would …

Iowa City Is About To Take An Unprecedented Stand Against Government Surveillance Technology

The ordinance unanimously passed the city council's first reading on Tuesday evening, and the city attorney Eleanor Dilkes told Farivar she expects it to pass the second and third readings at the council meeting on June 18, 2013.<p>The legislation amounts to an unprecedented stand against …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

New source for regenerative stem cells? Your fat, study suggests

Researchers based at the University of California, Los Angeles announced today that they’ve found an abundant, cheap, easy-to-obtain source of stem cells that could prove to be ideal for regenerating all the basic tissue types of the human body.<p>That source is adipose tissue, or fat.<p>Stem cells were …

Atheists Launching 1-800 Number For People Looking To Flee Their Faith

Atheists and secularists are preparing to launch the "Hotline Project," an effort that will assist those looking to leave their faith behind. Launched by Recovering From Religion, an organization that provides emotional support for the newly-non-religious, the Hotline Project is pledging to offer …