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Bayer to Win U.S. Antitrust Nod for Monsanto Deal Next Week

Bayer AG is set to win U.S. antitrust approval for its $66 billion takeover of Monsanto Co. by next week, according to a person familiar with the …

Agriculture

Summer Flights to Europe Are the Cheapest in Years. Here Are the Best Deals.

By now it’s no huge secret that airfares to Europe have gotten a lot cheaper in the past few years. The economics are simple: Low-cost airlines …

Second Spanish priest dies of Ebola after being evacuated to Madrid

A second Spanish priest has died of the<p>Ebola virus, the Spanish Ministry of Health said Thursday.<p>Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, died Thursday afternoon at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health told the Los Angeles Times.<p>The priest was medical director of the San Juan …

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

U.S. official: Spy plane evaded Russians

The Cold War aerial games of chicken portrayed in the movie "Top Gun" are happening in real life again nearly 30 years later.<p>A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military on July 18, just a day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a suspected surface-to-air …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

FAA

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Obama to make Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks a national monument

Half a million acres will be protected Wednesday when President Barack Obama establishes the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.<p>It's "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to head off development on the swath of land in south-central New Mexico that has "unique Pre-American, New Mexican, …

Mars Flyby Proposed for 2021 NASA Astronaut Mission

A space agency trip around the red planet for astronauts has picked up some supporters in Congress.<p>Mars or bust? A daring mission to send NASA astronauts on a nearly 600-day mission to fly by Mars and Venus in the early 2020s has picked up some fans in the U.S. Congress. (See: "Future of …

"The Moon Song" from "Her" Performed by Karen O, Spike Jonze and KK Barrett

Spike Jonze

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Coursera Blocked in Cuba, Iran and Sudan

Online learning company Coursera has blocked its own service from Cuba, Iran and Sudan in order to comply with US law on international trading.<p>The company is one of the largest MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses, startups, with more than 6 million registered students and over 500 courses. Its …

L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases

Despite a statewide drop in reported<p>influenzacases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadlyH1N1"swine flu"virusstrain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths.<p>H1N1 killed thousands of people around the world in 2009. …

Obama v. Obama: The Candidate Debates The President

Y’know … I can’t be mad at everyone who voted for President Obama. Some of his rhetoric was appealing.<br>Civil libertarians – myself included – were …

Barack Obama

Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

Hillary Fired For “Lying, Unethical Behavior” on Watergate Committee

Hillary Clinton might have a pretty hefty scandal brewing.<br>It turns when she was an attorney working on the Watergate investigation, she was fired by …

Donald Trump

Ophthalmologist versus Optometrist - What Is the Difference?

<b>What Is the Difference Between an Optometrist and an Ophthalmologist</b><p>When it comes time for annual eye exam, many people will say they are going to …

Medicine

King Neptune Neptune is the Roman god of freshwater and the sea. He is the counterpart of the Greek god Poseidon. In the Greek-influenced tradition, Neptune was the brother of Jupiter and Pluto, each of them presiding over the realms of Heaven, our Earthly world, and the Underworld, respectively. Amphitrite was his consort. Like Poseidon, Neptune was worshiped by the Romans also as a god of horses, under the name Neptunus Equester, a patron of horse-racing. Neptune may find a parallel in Irish god Nechtan, master of the well from which all the rivers of the world flow out and flow back to. Poseidon on the other hand underwent the process of becoming the main god of the sea at a much earlier time, as is shown in the Iliad. In Rome Neptune's temple stood near the Circus Flaminius, the Roman racetrack, in the southern part of the Campus Martius. It already existed in 206 BCE. Neptune is one of the only three Roman gods to whom it was appropriate to sacrifice bulls, the other two being Apollo and Mars. The wrong offering would require a piaculum, if due to inadvertency or necessity. The type of the offering implies a stricter connection between the deity and the worldly realm. Notes: (1) Neptune: Latin - Neptūnus. (2) Piaculum: An expiatory sacrifice - a sort of advance payment. http://www.thesmartwitch.com/ [Image: King Neptune (Neptunbrunnen) in Dresden.]

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How to Remove Heavy Metals from The Body

Naturopathic Medicine

Lawmakers Skeptical Obama Will Reform NSA After White House Summit

Pres­id­ent Obama met with hand-picked law­makers at the White House on Thursday to dis­cuss the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s con­tro­ver­sial …

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Pew: Social Security, safety net spending far more critical than deficit

President Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act<p>Bad news for the Third Way, Fix the Debt, Kick the Can and all the other Wall Street and Pete …