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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 […]

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NON-HUMAN ANIMALS COULD BE DECLARED LEGAL PERSONS

Victory! Chimps Will Get Their Day in Court for Case Seeking Personhood by Alicia Graef April 23, 2015 5:30 pm Unbeknownst to two privately-owned chimpanzees being used for biomedical research in New York, their legal advocates are making progress in a case seeking to have them recognized as legal persons and freed. Earlier this week, […]

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CLEVELAND RISING UP

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer Related Stories Ohio officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects Reuters Cleveland police officer’s trial on fatal shootings nears end Reuters The Latest in Cleveland: Multiple arrests after verdict Associated […]

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IRELAND LEADS THE WORLD IN LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE THROUGHOUT THE LAND

‘Bold’ Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide By SHAWN POGATCHNIK DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland’s citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday — a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a “social revolution.” Related Stories Rainbows Form Over Dublin As […]

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BLUEBERRIES AND BLOOD PRESSURE, WALNUTS AND DEMENTIA

Health alerts: Blueberries and blood pressure, walnuts and dementia DALLAS MORNING NEWS Published: 26 January 2015 05:45 PM Updated: 26 January 2015 05:45 PM Health Alerts: A weekly look at the latest news you need to lead a healthier life. Blueberries aid blood pressure control A cup of blueberries just may keep the doctor away. […]

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USA PUNISHES GERMANY WITH INTELLIGENCE SHARING BLACKOUT IF…

US Threatened Germany Over Snowden, Vice Chancellor Says GLENN GREENWALD German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (above) said this week in Homburg that the U.S. government threatened to cease sharing intelligence with Germany if Berlin offered asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden or otherwise arranged for him to travel to that country. “They told us they would […]

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HOMAN SQUARE – HIDDEN TORTURE SITE IN CHICAGO

READ ON FOR A STORY OF HORROR ‘Gestapo’ tactics at US police ‘black site’ ring alarm from Chicago to Washington Shocked politicians and rights groups call for inquiries into Homan Square Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine ‘outrageous’ abuse ‘I hadn’t heard of the sort of CIA or Gestapo tactics that were mentioned […]

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JUST MAYO SUED BY HELLMAN’S

Hellman’s Sues to Protect Its Mayo-Monopoly Hellman’s says a competitor doesn’t meet FDA “mayonnaise” standards. So it sued.  Baylen Linnekin | November 22, 2014 Concerned sandwich makers everywhere can take comfort in the fact that these important questions will be answered in a lawsuit filed late last month by Unilever, maker of Hellman’s, against Hampton […]