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3D Systems buys company behind Star Wars, Hobbit and Harry Potter models

Listen, as excited as I was to be turned into a <i>Star Trek</i> character, my heart has always belonged in a galaxy far, far away. So, naturally, I'm a bit excited by this morning's news that the latest company to be vacuumed up by 3D Systems is a modeling / toy design firm Gentle Giant, which has a …

Nine dead after attackers dressed as police enter Mexican prison

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nine people were killed during a gunfight at a prison in Mexico’s violent Guerrero state, after a gang dressed as police officers gained entry on Friday, authorities said.<p>Inmates lie on the ground as riot policemen keep watch after a shooting in the Tuxpan prison in Iguala, …

Phil Everly of rock's Everly Brothers dies at 74: L.A. Times

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Phil Everly, whose high, close-harmony singing with his older brother Don made the Everly Brothers one of the biggest rock and country acts of the 1950s and early 1960s, died on Friday at the age of 74, the Los Angeles Times reported.<p>Everly died in the Los Angeles suburb of …

Biodiversity of Northern Kenya´s Huri Hills and Mount Forole

Changing Planet<p><i>Yvonne de Jong is a National Geographic grantee working with team member Thomas Butynski to track down what may be Africa’s least understood large animal, the Desert Warthog.</i><p>——-<p>The Huri Hills, a remote region of large lava cones, is located between the Chalbi Desert and the …

Kirsty Cox jailed for two years for £450,000 iPad scam

<b>A woman who defrauded hundreds of customers in an iPad scam worth £450,000 has been jailed.</b><p>Kirsty Cox, from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, took thousands of orders for the tablet computers between March and December 2012 after claiming she could source them at a reduced price.<p>Teesside Crown Court …