Kathleen Krueger

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CIA confirms agency obliged to follow federal surveillance law

• Law concerns financial information and government hacking • Motive for question at Senate committee not known<p>The CIA has confirmed that it is obliged to follow a federal law barring the collection of financial information and hacking into government data networks.<p>But neither the agency nor its …

Mexico police find mass grave and severed heads in Michoacan

<b>Mexican police have found a mass grave containing at least 20 bodies in the small municipality of Tinguindin, in troubled western Michoacan state.</b><p>In nearby Zacan, the severed heads of four men were discovered by residents early on Thursday.<p>Vigilante groups began an offensive in the area a month ago …

Mexico

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in …

Amazon 'exhales' more carbon dioxide in dry years - Futurity

As the climate changes, the Amazon Basin may release more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than it absorbs.

'Giant freezer' stores what mammals ate 25,000 years ago - Futurity

DNA testing is giving scientists a unique view of the diet of large mammals that roamed the northern hemisphere in the last ice age.

Curiosity photo casts Earth and moon as 'evening stars' in Martian sky

Many photos of Earth taken from space have entered into legend; <i>The Blue Marble</i>'s beautiful, glowing globe is one of the most recognizable images of all time, and Carl Sagan's <i>Pale Blue Dot</i> put our planet's place in the vastness of the universe into poignant perspective. The first image of Earth from …

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Three Ways To End Life On Earth, According To 1962

A disturbing thought experiment (with diagrams) by Cold War-era scientists<p><i>This article, written by Martin Mann, originally appeared in the September 1962 issue of</i> Popular Science <i>magazine. "Man's Last Big Blast," published just a month before the Cuban missile crisis, describes in frightening detail</i> …

History

Breathtaking Black & White Animal Portraits by Lukas Holas

“Animals are a matter of my heart.” These seven words are the only description Czech photographer Lukas Holas provides for his outstanding series entitled <i>Portraits of Animals</i>. His love and admiration for animals radiates clearly through each and every powerful close-up.<p>Shot in simple, but elegant …

Photography

Eating Any Fruits & Vegetables at All Is More Important Than Eating Organic

The choices we make every day about our food are varied, complex, and challenging. GMOs? High-fructose corn syrup? Workers' rights? Farm subsidies? …

Agriculture

Keystone XL unites environmentalists and landowners in pipeline battle

• Lawsuit and protests aim to put issue on election agenda • Focus of campaign over oil from Canada moves to Nebraska<p>With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents of the project are pressing forward with a lawsuit, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into …

Remembering The Brightest Lessons From NASA’s Darkest Days

NASA's three worst tragedies all happened this week--46, 27 and 10 years ago.<p>The days between January 27 and February 1 are the most difficult week of the year for NASA. The annual space program shiva, honoring the three disasters that claimed 17 astronauts' lives, is always fraught with emotion …

These 1,500-Year-Old Teeth Prove the Bubonic Plague Isn’t Dead Yet

Researchers studying the teeth of two 1,500-year-old German victims of the Justinian plague have uncovered tiny bits of DNA that link the ancient …