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US nuclear weapons officers face drugs probe

Two US officers in charge of launching long-range nuclear missiles are under investigation for possessing illegal drugs, officials have said.<p>The two officers, assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, were being investigated by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations for illegal drug …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

The WikiLeaks Mole

On a recent frigid night near Reykjavik, Iceland, Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson slips into a bubbling geothermal pool at a suburban swim club. The …

'Whitey' Bulger's Alleged Bribes and Threat Recounted By Corrupt FBI Agent

Rogue FBI supervisor John Morris has testified that he gave his underling information that got a cooperating witness killed.<p>He slept with his …

Edward Snowden's father: My son is not a traitor

The father of Edward Snowden acknowledged Friday that his son broke U.S. law, but maintained that he is not a traitor for releasing classified information about the government’s previously secret surveillance programs.<p>“At this point I don't feel that he's committed treason. He has in fact broken …

Surveillance

Angela Merkel 'blocks' EU plan on limiting emissions from new cars

German chancellor Angela Merkel personally thwarted plans this week to improve the fuel efficiency of European cars, in order to protect luxury …

There are so many new designer drugs that governments can’t ban them fast enough

The good news is that fewer people are using heroin and cocaine, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says, at least in the Western world. The bad news is that they’re finding all sorts of new, legal stuff to get high on.<p>While the use of many traditional drugs has waned, the UNODC writes in a new …

Regulation

Heat Wave Scorches Western U.S.

Perfectly Intact 1,200-Year-Old Tomb Found in Peru

Polio Outbreak In Somalia Jeopardizes Global Eradication

A big worry among people trying to wipe out polio is that the virus will regain a foothold, somewhere to launch a comeback — someplace, perhaps, like Somalia.<p>Polio has paralyzed 25 kids in Somalia and another six in a Kenyan refugee camp since early May, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative …

That 200-year-old French exam everyone says is obsolete? It looks a lot like the SAT

The waiting game is on in France. More than 600,000 people in France have just wrapped up the test needed to secure a high-school diploma, the <i>baccalauréat</i> (better known as <i>le bac</i>) and results should be out next week. Today’s New York Times reports on general disillusionment with the exam, saying it …

Education

'Comet of the century' ISON takes summer sabbatical

Scientists around the world have been tracking the promising Comet ISON because of its potential to star in a spectacular celestial show later this year, but from now through Aug. 8 the comet is on a "summer sabbatical."<p>Comet ISON — which some have hailed as the next "comet of the century" — is …

Astronomy

This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time

Every year, people add 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the air, mostly by burning fossil fuels. That's contributing to climate change. A few scientists have been dreaming about ways to pull some of that CO2 out of the air, but face stiff skepticism and major hurdles. This is the story of one …

Pitchers have mammoth-hunting ancestors to thank for their prowess

Top baseball pitchers owe much of their success to our mammoth-hunting ancestors, a study suggests.<p>Humans evolved unique throwing skills some two …

Fears for Americans and Briton after historic yacht goes missing

Fears are growing for six Americans and a Briton on board a historic yacht, missing for more than three weeks on a voyage from New Zealand to Australia.<p>Rescue authorities in Wellington, who are co-ordinating an extensive search of the Tasman Sea for the 70ft Nina, said they held "grave" concerns …

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Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways

These deadly invaders from the deep are showing up in surprising locations<p>It’s a fatal infection without an effective treatment, and one that strikes in a decidedly gruesome manner: An amoebic organism lurking in water is inadvertently inhaled during a swim on a hot summer’s day. From there, it …

Prehistoric Horse Genome Decoded, Pushing Back Origins Of Equine Lineage By 2 Million Years

The humble horse has provided the oldest full genome sequence of any species — from a specimen more than half a million years old, found frozen in the permafrost of the Canadian Arctic. The finding, published in Nature today, pushes back the known origins of the equine lineage by about 2 million …

Bath Salts and Other Synthetic Drugs Making "Millions" for Terrorists

"Millions and millions" of dollars are flowing to terror groups in the Middle East from the sale of synthetic drugs like " K-2" and "Spice" in the …

UN Climate Chief Welcomes Obama's Plan, Says A U.S. Energy Czar Would Be Helpful

By Daren Butler<p>ISTANBUL, June 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new pledges on curbing carbon emissions drew a cautious welcome from the U.N. climate change chief on Thursday, but she said no country was doing enough and proposed the White House appoint an energy czar to coordinate …

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Former US general James Cartwright named in Stuxnet leak inquiry

A retired US general, James Cartwright, is the target of a Justice Department investigation into the leaking of secret information about the Stuxnet …