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  • The Iran end game

    It is clear we're approaching an end game in nuclear negotiations between six world powers the P5 plus 1 and Iran. Final negotiating maneuvers have commenced. Secretary of State John Kerry has said there will not be another extension beyond March 31 unless a political framework is in place. Reports from Iran hold that President Hassan Rouhani's position will be precarious if there is no agreement. And the word from Israel is that the country will use its full strength to prevent any agreement that does not meet its unreasonable demands including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial address to the Congress on May 3.
  • Captivity may cause stress for polar bears, but Arctic also poses problems

    PITTSBURGH Koda, the 10-year-old male polar bear at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, emerges from a cubbyhole atop the 6,000-square-foot enclosure he shares with 14-year-old Kobe. He steps out to a nearby ledge, his head bobbing and swinging from side...

    DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago

    DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago
    DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago. The discovery, published Thursday in Science, could mean there was more contact between early farmers...

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?

    Is playing 'Space Invaders' a milestone in artificial intelligence?
    Computers have beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can master old Atari games such as "Space Invaders" or "Breakout" without knowing anything about their rules or strategies. Playing Atari 2600 games from the 1980s may seem a bit...

    Examining the Bible as a work of literature

    What is the Bible? Is it a narrative? A history? A manual for life? "There are several different ways to approach the Bible," said the Rev. Chris McAlilly, pastor of Oxford University United Methodist Church. "A person's expectations have a lot to do...