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GAY MARRIAGE INSTITUTIONALIZED BY SUPREME COURT IN USA

Landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide WASHINGTON | BY LAWRENCE HURLEY The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, handing a historic triumph to the American gay rights movement. The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection […]

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VATICAN SIGNS TREATY WITH PALESTINE, MARKING IT AS A STATE

VATICAN CITY, June 26 (UPI) — The Vatican formally recognized Palestine as a state Friday, with the signing of a treaty, the product of 15 years of negotiations. The agreement involves “essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in the State of Palestine,” a Vatican statement said. The acknowledgement of Palestine’s […]

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HEAD TRANSPLANT REQUIRES DECAPITATION

Russian man to undergo world’s first full head transplant Thirty-year-old Valery Spiridinov hopes to have his head transplanted on to another man’s body in 2017 but some doctors have doubts. By Luke Heighton, video source ITN 5:23PM BST 13 Jun 2015 Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that […]

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PHILAE WAKES UP!

Comet lander Philae awakes from hibernation By FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) — The comet lander Philae has awoken from a seven-month hibernation and managed to communicate with Earth for more than a minute, the European Space Agency said Sunday. The probe became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down on […]

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MAKING MARS HABITABLE

There’s one crucial number that could ultimately determine whether humans have a chance to live on Mars By Jessica Orwig (ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org)) This artist’s impression shows how Mars may have looked about four billion years ago. The blue is liquid water. Our solar system harbors over a dozen classic and dwarf planets, hundreds […]

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CLEANING UP THE OCEANS USING ITS OWN CURRENTS

An Ocean That Cleans Itself: One 20 Year Old Raises $2 Million to Make It a Reality Tess PanzerJune 3, 2015 Boyan Slat may only be 20 years old, but his plan to have the ocean literally “clean itself” has already raised $2 million and generated support around the globe. In an impressive and thoughtful […]