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There's a border dispute heating up between the US and Canada over lobster

The northeastern-most part of the US — on the coast where Maine meets New Brunswick — there are two tiny, uninhabited islands in a political gray area. It isn't because anyone wants the islands — instead, they want the lobster surrounding the islands, and it's disputed which country has the fishing …

Canada

Large Hadron Collider turns on 'data tap'

<b>The Large Hadron Collider has re-started scientific investigations after a two-year pause.</b><p>Scientists are waiting for the first new data to begin flowing from the underground particle smasher, paving the way to a new era in physics.<p>On Wednesday, the vast machine clattered proton beams together at …

Physics

Passenger Jet's Wall Panels Come Loose During Flight

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing after panels inside its cabin began to come apart while flying from San Francisco to Dallas.<p>Read more here.

San Francisco

Two Weeks Later, Here's What Users Think of the iPhone 6 Plus

When Apple unveiled not one, but two new iPhone 6 devices — the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus — the question of which iPhone 6 to …

Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories

JERUSALEM (AP) — These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.<p>Kafka's Hebrew vocabulary notebook. The …

Drone footage reveals what little now remains of Gaza

The 50-day war between Israel and Hamas was more destructive than you might have imagined<p>Gaza was devastated by this summer's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas, which killed more than 2,100 Palestinians, 64 Israeli soldiers, and five Israeli civilians. Israeli air strikes destroyed more 17,000 …

Russian strategic bombers near Canada practice cruise missile strikes on US

Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.<p>The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near …

Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying

In a fun competition to design a 3-D-printed Martian habitat, three designs are finalists.<p>NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet. But a couple of crucial questions …

Habitats

US warns Russia against Ukraine invasion

The United States has warned Russia against using the humanitarian crisis in eastern Ukraine as a pretext for an invasion, saying such a move would be "completely unacceptable".<p>The warning came after Russia proposed setting up humanitarian corridors to come to the aid of civilians in east Ukraine …

US Warns Russia: Further Intervention In Ukraine Will Be Seen As 'Invasion'

Obama Contends with Congressional Back-Seat Drivers on Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines jet is shot down over the Ukraine and Congress is, of course, full of back-seat foreign policy advice for President Obama. The …

What happens when smart guns mix with Google Glass

A Glass app created by rifle-maker Tracking Point lets shooters hit targets "around corners, from unsupported positions, behind the back, to the side, and over barricades."<p>As if shooting targets at impossibly long distances wasn't enough, smart rifle-maker Tracking Point announced Wednesday that …

Google Glass

Pentagon document lays out battle plan against zombies

Never fear the night of the living dead -- the Pentagon has got you covered.<p>From responses to natural disasters to a catastrophic attack on the homeland, the U.S. military has a plan of action ready to go if either incident occurs.<p>It has also devised an elaborate plan should a zombie apocalypse …

Demonising nuclear Iran | US & Canada

As the crucial phase of the nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran began in Vienna recently, the fate of the agreement hangs by a thread. A wide chasm separates the declared positions of the two sides in regard to the enrichment capabilities that Iran would be permitted to keep, as has been …

Boy Battling Cancer Gets 2,000 Birthday Cards From Around The World, Can't Stop Smiling

What's better than one birthday card? Two thousand of them, of course.<p>And few know that better than Max, a young boy in Boston, whose friend, Bennett, was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. As part of an effort to make Bennett's birthday a bit more special, reports WCVB, Max went on a mission …

New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar

America’s gazillion-dollar Joint Strike Fighter is supposed to go virtually unseen when flying over enemy turf. But that’s not how things are working …

Saudi Arabia cracking down on local YouTube producers

Saudi Arabia's youngish population isn't crazy about local TV, so they've naturally turned to a substitute: YouTube. As a matter of fact, the country features three times the per-capita viewing as the US, to the point that Google reps conducted a roadshow teaching local producers how to make money. …

The world's smallest magazine cover is 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt

No, <i>National Geographic Kids</i> didn't forget to buy colored ink -- that's a blown-up view of the smallest-ever magazine cover, created by IBM to set a Guinness world record. The tech firm used a miniscule, heated silicon "chisel" to etch a polymer image measuring just 11 micrometers by 14 micrometers, …

China’s war on smog will rein in global coal demand

China's pollution epidemic has finally spurred the country's leadership to declare a war on smog. It's about time. Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 per cent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that …

Ukraine watches nervously as world powers wrestle over its future

KIEV, Ukraine — For all its moral outrage and vows never to be partitioned, this country has become almost a bystander to the struggle over its future.<p>With Russian forces looming over a disputed vote on<p>secessionin Crimea, it's increasingly clear that what happens to Ukraine will be decided not here …

Russia

Russian Forces Seize Another Military Airport In Ukraine's Crimea

The 80 or so-strong group, who were supporting 50 civilians, blocked off the entrance to the airport near the village of Saki and established machine-gun posts along the landing strip, the spokesman, Vladislav Seleznyov, told Reuters by telephone.<p>The civilian group, who were wielding sticks and …

Ukraine Troops in Crimea Face Dilemma: To Defect, Flee or Fight

On Friday night, when Russian troops began storming the command center of Ukraine’s air defenses in the region of Crimea, the hundred or so soldiers …