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Scientists identify a new dolphin species off Australia

A team of scientists says it has found a new species of dolphin swimming off the northern coast of Australia.<p>The dolphin, a member of the humpback family, isn't exactly new to science - researchers have known about the population for years - but it is newly described by science. In fact, it is so …

Report: Upside-Down Sensors Toppled Russian Rocket

Last week, we reported on the spectacular failure of a Russian Proton-M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Now, a report from Russian Space Web says investigators have traced the problem to a series of sensors that were apparently installed upside down.<p>The so-called angular …

Tech 'surge' to repair ACA website

The Obama administration Sunday said it’s called on “the best and brightest” tech experts from both government and the private sector to help fix the troubled website at the root of the Obamacare enrollment problems.<p>The unusual Sunday 600-word blog post from the Department of Health and Human …

Amish Community Not Anti-Technology, Just More Thoughtful

Many outsiders assume the Amish reject allnew technology. But that's not true.<p>One Amish man in Lancaster County, Pa., checks his voicemail about four times a day. His shop is equipped with a propane-powered forklift, hydraulic-powered saws, cordless drills, and a refrigerated tank where milk from …

Scientific American declares it’s against GMO labeling

The magazine’s editors came out as pro-genetically modified foods<p>Adding to the growing contention that to be anti-GMO is to be anti-science, Scientific American is throwing its support behind the technology. In their most recent print issue, the editors of the long-running popular science magazine …

Scientists Discover Brain Activity Beyond A Deep Coma

A new study has found that EEG activity is possible beyond the point normally considered brain death.<p>With the help of one man and 26 cats, scientists from the University of Montreal and the Medical Centre Regina Maria in Romania say they've discovered a new frontier in brain function: activity …

Proposed Treatment To Fix Genetic Diseases Raises Ethical Issues

The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.<p>Mark Sauer of the Columbia University Medical Center, a member of one of two teams of U.S. …

Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The formerly HIV-positive Mississippi girl drew widespread interest in …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

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At Long Last, the Republican Establishment Had a Good Night

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With a critical win in a fairly quiet primary run-off in Alabama, the Republican establishment had …

Terry McAuliffe wins Virginia governor's race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeats Ken Cucinelli, a Republican conservative, to win the Virginia governor's race.<p>Terry McAuliffe, a <b>Democrat</b> businessman and long-time Clinton ally, narrowly won the Virginia governor's race tonight, bringing in enough moderate voters to claim victory in a once firmly …

Poll: GOP 2016 pick a 4-way split

Republican voters remain undecided over their favorite candidate for the 2016 presidential election while Democrats are rallying heavily behind Hillary Clinton as their front-runner, according to a new poll released Tuesday.<p>The Public Policy Polling survey shows that Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. …

Canadian firms look to Iran to offset losses amid planned sanctions lift

Corporate Canada is poised to capitalize on Ottawa's planned lifting of sanctions against Iran, with oil and gas companies and aerospace firms in particular looking to the Middle East nation to help offset the deep challenges hitting their industries.<p>Though most Canadian corporations remain …

Supreme Court Case Puts Public Prayer Back In The Spotlight

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case questioning the use of prayer at government meetings. But first, the marshal will ask "God" to "save the United States and this honorable court."<p>In 1983, the high court ruled that legislatures could begin their sessions with a prayer, as …

Netanyahu calls for more pressure on Iran over nuclear program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for international pressure on Iran's nuclear program to be "maintained and even increased" ahead of a second round of nuclear negotiations between Iran, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, and Germany that is scheduled to …

North Korea Accuses South Korean President Of 'Moral Vulgarity'

North Korea accused South Korean President Park Geun-Hye of "moral vulgarity" Wednesday after she suggested she was ready to hold a summit with its leader Kim Jong-Un at any time.<p>The North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea accused Park of talking about a summit with Kim while …

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Moderates win the day in off-year election

Republican Gov. Chris Christie rolled to easy reelection Tuesday in New Jersey, setting up an expected 2016 presidential bid, while former national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe squeezed past his tea party Republican opponent to seize the Virginia governor's mansion.<p>Elsewhere, New York …

Blasts near Communist Party building kill 1 in China

Calum MacLeod | USA TODAY<p>Xinhua news agency reports one dead%2C eight injured in Taiyuan city<br>• Blasts targeted Communist Party headquarters of Shanxi province<br>• Explosions follow a deadly attack with a car 9 days ago at Tiananmen Square<p>Deadly explosions rock Chinese communist building<p>A series of what …

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