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Investigators at Alaska site of plane crash that killed 9

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A team of aviation investigators has been working in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused …

Pope Francis washes the feet of TV showgirl who was jailed for fraud

The Pope - who has broken convention by washing the feet of women and Muslims in the past - washed the feet of 12 prison inmates on Maundy Thursday visit<p>He has broken <b>Vatican</b> convention by <b>washing the feet of Muslims</b> and women, and <b>Pope Francis</b> has now clocked up a new first – cleansing the feet of a …

"Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give." || Ben Carson We're incredibly thankful for the charity: water community and all your generosity. With your support, we've been able to help over 4.6 million people get clean water. (Wow! Just think about that.) Together, you're helping us empower Ugandan kids like this to spend less time collecting water and more time in school. Thank you for giving us so many reasons to be happy.

Nobody is better at being human, Professor Dawkins, least of all you | Giles Fraser

The one thing one ought to expect from humanists is that they’d be good at protecting the human<p>Richard Dawkins has long flirted with eugenics. “If you can breed cattle for milk yield, horses for running speed, and dogs for herding skill, why on Earth should it be impossible to breed humans for …

Brain-inspired circuit board 9000 times faster than an average PC

<b>Bioengineers at Stanford University have developed microchips based on the human brain that are more energy efficient and up to 9000 times faster than the typical PC.</b><p>Simulating the human brain is one of the holy grails of computing — but it's extraordinarily difficult to do. Just last year, the …

The amazing Biblical archaeological find no one talks about

I had never heard of this 1967 find, and it is fascinating:<p>It is probably one of the greatest finds of all time and, by the bizarre rules of biblical …

Dangerous Things' xNT: a personal NFC chip in your hand

Keys have been a necessary evil for the last century or so, but what if you could unlock your house, your phone or you computer with just your hand? That is what the xNT will enable using near field communication (NFC).<p>Produced by biohacking and NFC-firm Dangerous Things, the xNT is the world’s …

Netanyahu urges world not to recognise Palestinian unity government

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned against any international rush to recognise a Palestinian government due to be announced under a unity pact between the Fatah and Hamas Islamist groups.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a special …