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  • Special Report: Why Ukraine's revolution remains unfinished

    Special Report: Why Ukraine's revolution remains unfinished
    In the afternoon of February 20, after the morning's dead had been cleared away, Volodymyr Melnychuk arrived outside Kiev's October palace. Higher up the hill stood the seats of Ukrainian government, defended by thousands of police. Below lay...
  • Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts, partners with Oxford

    Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts, partners with Oxford
    Google Inc is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts. Google will make a "substantial...
  • Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month

    Ebola vaccine trials to begin in Baltimore next month
    An unusual request recently appeared in classifieds and on campus bulletin boards — Wanted: Baltimore-area volunteers to test a vaccine for the Ebola virus. The response was overwhelming, said Kirsten Lyke, an associate professor at the University...
  • Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish

    Origin of modern sex discovered in ancient armored fish
    LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying fossils have discovered that the intimate act of sexual intercourse used by humans was pioneered by ancient armored fishes, called placoderms, about 385 million years ago in Scotland. In an important discovery in...
  • Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
  • Work on 'taming' firms wins Frenchman economics Nobel

    STOCKHOLM/TOULOUSE France (Reuters) - French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize for economics for work that has shed light on how governments can "tame" the big businesses that dominate once-public monopolies like railways, highways and...
  • 10 things you can do right now to live longer

    10 things you can do right now to live longer
    If you want to have the longest, healthiest life possible, you should never have lit that first cigarette. Never tasted that first cheese fry. Never stepped foot inside a fast-food restaurant or driven somewhere you could have walked. Never turned up your...
  • 'Inspector Lewis' returns for a seventh season on PBS

    You seldom see a three-generation police procedural, but the U.K.'s "Inspector Morse" and its two "sequels" have been a success from the start. One of them, "Inspector Lewis," will start its seventh season on PBS' Masterpiece Mystery on Sunday. The...
  • Dry-roasting process may turn harmless peanuts into allergy nightmares

    Dry-roasting process may turn harmless peanuts into allergy nightmares
    Peanuts are one of the most common foods that trigger allergies in people, but a new study suggests that it’s not peanuts that are the problem – it’s the dry-roasting process that makes them so tasty. Researchers from Oxford University...
  • UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'

    UCF eel expert on 'Monster Fish'
    A University of Central Florida expert on electric eels is sharing his knowledge on National Geographic Channel's "Monster Fish." UCF zoologist William Crampton serves as guide in an episode called "Amazon Shocker" that airs at 8 p.m. Friday....
  • Scientists speed up analysis of human link to wild weather

    BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate scientists hope to be able to tell the world almost in real-time whether global warming has a hand in extreme weather thanks to an initiative they plan to launch by the end of 2015. In recent years,...