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Spain rejects Catalan push for independence

Region's leader says he will press on with bid for referendum after his request is rejected by the national parliament.<p>Catalonia's president has vowed to press ahead with a bid for independence from Spain after the national parliament rejected his request for a referendum.<p>Spanish MPs on Tuesday …

Ancient Egyptian Mummy Found With Brain But No Heart

An ancient Egyptian mummy found with an intact brain, but no heart, has a plaque on her abdomen that may have been intended to ritually heal her, say a team of researchers who examined the female body with CT scans.<p>The woman probably lived around 1,700 years ago, at a time when Egypt was under …

Uruguay to make medical marijuana available to prisoners

Any inmates who have been prescribed marijuana to improve their physical or mental health will have access to it according to the country's drug tsar<p>Prisoners in the jails of Uruguay will be able to use marijuana if a doctor says it will benefit their health.<p>Uruguay's drug tsar Julio Calzada told …

Internet users advised to change passwords due to 'Heartbleed' bug

Following the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed," Tumblr has sent out a note encouraging users to change the passwords for all of their online accounts immediately.<p>The Heartbleed bug makes it possible for hackers to retrieve code from websites and other online services that would give …

Movie Pass: Draft Day

Crocodiles in Zimbabwe fed vegetarian diet to make better handbags

Crocodiles on Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe are being fed a vegetarian diet which farmers believe enhances the quality of their skin, used for handbags and shoes<p>It is enough to bring a tear to the eye of any self-respecting crocodile – a diet that is all vegetable and no meat.<p>But that is the fare that …

Snowden: The N.S.A. Spied On Human-Rights Organizations

Edward Snowden claimed on Tuesday that the National Security Agency has kept tabs on the activities of “a number of civil and non-governmental organizations.” Speaking to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Snowden said the agency “has specifically targeted either leaders or staff members.”<p>Though …

Viagra May Increase Risk For Melanoma, Study Says

Viagra, the trusted cure for erectile dysfunction, may be linked to an increased risk for one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, according to the findings of a new preliminary study.<p>Researchers from a score of top medical universities analyzed data from a 2000 Health Professionals’ Follow-up …

The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless

Guinea is on high alert. At the international airport, travelers' temperatures are monitored for signs of infection. In the capital city of Conakry, people rarely shake hands and are advised to regularly wash their hands with bleach-diluted water.<p>This is what life is like nearly three weeks after …