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  • Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

    Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change
    When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs. They were seeking out birds that could survive a hotter planet....
  • Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine release OSCE European arms inspectors

    Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine release OSCE European arms inspectors
    Pro-Russia gunmen on Saturday released a team of European arms inspectors and accompanying Ukrainian army officers who had been held for more than a week in the eastern town of Slovyansk. The release, described by a Kremlin envoy as a "goodwill move,"...
  • First redistribute Vatican wealth

    I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the "legitimate" redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new...
  • UPDATE: PBS tells how NSA shredded our privacy and rights - Part 2 tonight

    UPDATE: PBS tells how NSA shredded our privacy and rights - Part 2 tonight
    UPDATE, 5/20: Part 2 of this landmark documentary airs tonight at 10 on MPT, and it is not to be missed. From Verizon being ordered to hand over phone records of its customers, to James Clapper, director of national intelligence, lying to Congress about...
  • Smokey Bear, nearing 70, gets makeover

    Smokey Bear, nearing 70, gets makeover
    Smokey Bear turns 70 this summer. But instead of kicking back in retirement—whacking golf balls or sniffing around for early-bird dinner specials—the bear in bluejeans is returning to work to educate people about wildfires. Last year,...
  • Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald

    Review: 'No Place to Hide' by Glenn Greenwald
    File under irony: Earlier this month Politico reported that former National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander is launching a consulting firm to help corporations firm up their cybersecurity to protect them from surveillance or other outside...
  • Jordan envoy freed by Libyan militia after handover of jailed militant

    Jordan’s ambassador to Libya, abducted by gunmen nearly a month ago in the Libyan capital, arrived safely home in Amman on Tuesday. But the case raised troubling questions about the Libyan government’s ability to resist the demands of armed...
  • Russia, Europe differ on diplomatic path out of Ukraine crisis

    Russia, Europe differ on diplomatic path out of Ukraine crisis
    Diplomatic efforts to quell violence in Ukraine hit an impasse Tuesday, with the visiting German foreign minister warning against interference with the country’s May 25 presidential election and his Russian counterpart saying there will be no...
  • The world has finally noticed Boko Haram [Commentary]

    The world has finally noticed Boko Haram [Commentary]
    The kidnapping of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Boko Haram insurgency has finally drawn attention to the group's murderous, five-year-long crusade, which, unlike attacks by Islamist militants elsewhere, has largely focused on school children. In...
  • Oz Producers Seek to Slow Gov't Cutbacks

    Australian producers have called for a calm and measured approach to proposed federal government spending cuts that could see funding for Screen Australia cut in half and the support organization merged with the Australia Council . The Commission of...
  • Syria probably dropped chlorine gas on civilians, rights group says

    Syria probably dropped chlorine gas on civilians, rights group says
    The Syrian government probably used chlorine gas on civilian populations on five occasions in April, a rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence that it says strongly suggests the government has embedded canisters of chlorine...