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Elusive Fanged Deer Spotted For First Time In 66 Years

Fangs for showing up again, deer.<p>A species of fanged deer that hasn’t been seen in 66 years was recently spotted by scientists in northeastern Afghanistan, according to a Wildlife Conservation Society news release published Friday.<p>The Kashmir musk deer, which is one of seven similar species found …

Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent

My sister Natalie recently had a birthday, and a friend who hates her sent her a packet of Soylent, the powdered meal of the future containing all the boring nutrients we need to live.<p>Soylent was created by Los Angeles startup guy Rob Rhinehart, who lost his taste for delicious food in a tragic …

Elon Musk warns against unleashing artificial intelligence 'demon'

Elon Musk has met a technology he doesn't like.<p>Musk, who promises to take humans to new heights with space and battery technologies, was especially grounded in his latest caution on artificial intelligence.<p>Elon Musk<p>He told an audience at MIT on Friday that "we should be very careful about …

Apple and Google Are Right. The FBI Is Wrong. CHiPs Nude Photo Scandal Shows Why.

About a month ago, a debate erupted when Apple and Google announced they were going to start providing encryption services for smartphones that could not be cracked by anyone -- including the police. James Comey, the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, was horrified at this prospect and …

What Does A Comet Smell Like? Rosetta Probe Reveals This Space Rock Frickin' Stinks

Mix the aroma of rotten eggs with a whiff of horse stables, throw in a hint of ammonia and formaldehyde, and voila! You've got eau de Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.<p>Scientists at the University of Bern in Switzerland recently discovered the comet's pungent scent by analyzing a mixture of molecules …

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Saudis Vs Oil Markets: Who's Playing Whom?

Oil prices have fallen by over 20% in the last couple of months. Brent is currently trading $30 below its summer spike to $115 per barrel and many are left wondering what the Saudis are playing at. Based on conventional wisdom, past moves and motives, Saudi Arabia should lower production to stem …

Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S. | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday.<p>The detainee was identified by the officials as the prisoner known as Irek …

South Miami Wants to Secede From Florida Due to the State's Climate Change Apathy

What do you do if your state is ignoring the threat of climate change and putting your home and family in peril? Well, if you’re a group of officials …

Hannibal Buress Says Bill Cosby Is a Rapist: A History of Sexual Assault Allegations

‘I don’t know what I’m doing by telling you. I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns,’ said Hannibal …

Republicans Fear-Mongering Over ISIS and Mexico Silent on Canadian Border

GOP lawmakers have been talking up the threat of ISIS jihadists crossing the Mexican border—but even with two Canadian terrorist attacks this week, …

Researcher finds a way to mimic curves in space-time

Here on Earth, it's rather difficult to replicate curved space-time -- to get that kind of effect in nature, you'd have to get uncomfortably close to black holes and other distant space objects. However, researcher Nikodem Szpak may have found a way to simulate that bend without facing oblivion. …

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Confusion over reunification for separated families at the border<p>New Zealand PM becomes 2nd leader to give birth<p>These realistic characters are …

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Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers: IAEA | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-term deal.<p>International Atomic Energy Agency …

Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland | Reuters

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves.<p>Former Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski speaks at the lower house of …

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Confusion over reunification for separated families at the border<p>New Zealand PM becomes 2nd leader to give birth<p>These realistic characters are …

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Swedish 'Cold War' thriller exposes Baltic Sea nerves over Russia | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - It has all the makings of a Cold War thriller — an emergency military deployment with stealth ships and helicopters hunting for a foreign submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Grainy photographs of a mysterious vessel. Sightings of a black-clad man wading in shallow coastal …

U.S. calls ban on entry by six Hungarians a warning to clean up | Reuters

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday six Hungarians had been banned from entering the U.S. as a warning to Budapest to reverse policies that threatened to undermine democratic values.<p>Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech at an event of his ruling Fidesz party to …

Iran's State-Run Media Claims Turkey Killed One Of Its Reporters

Press TV calls the death of their reporter in Turkey "suspicious" but offered no evidence backing its claims.<p>"She was going back to her hotel from a report scene in the city of Suruç in Turkey's Urfa Province when their car collided with a heavy vehicle," Press TV's report on the death of its …

EU steps up screening as Ebola fear spreads

Health authorities in many European countries have been preparing for the possible arrival of suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola, following guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation.<p>The British government announced on Thursday it was stepping up its Ebola screening at airports, …

Turkey's Syria policy complicates role in U.S.-led coalition

From the sky, U.S. warplanes have been dropping bombs to impede the advance of militant Islamist fighters on the Syrian border city of Kobani.<p>On the ground nearby, a formidable array of Turkish tanks and troops appears to be the best-positioned force to turn back the militants with Islamic State, …

Ebola crisis: Nurse in Spain tests positive in first infection outside west Africa

A nurse in Spain has tested positive for the Ebola virus after treating a patient repatriated to Madrid from Sierra Leone, the country’s health authorities said on Monday. The nurse is thought to be the first person to have contracted the virus outside west Africa.<p>The auxiliary nurse was part of …

Perverse U.S. Drug Policies Promote Drug Addiction and Deaths

To get your mind around just how dumb and perverse are our drug policies, you first have to absorb these astounding facts:<p>The U.S. has more deaths from drug overdoses than from car accidents.<br>• Most are due to prescription narcotics, not street drugs.<br>• Heroin deaths have also doubled in the past two …

Kurdish suicide bomber attacks ISIL in Syria

A female Kurdish fighter has carried out a suicide attack in the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, killing an unknown number of fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a monitoring group has said.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the woman blew herself up at an ISIL …