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NASA, Indian scientists cast doubt on claim meteorite killed bus driver Scientists have expressed doubt that a man in Tamil Nadu, India, was the first person to have been confirmed killed by a meteorite strike, as the state's top official has declared. | Feb 12, 2016 4:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As our data consumption uses too much power, one company floats a solution Every time you update your Facebook profile, every time you email a friend, every time you stream your favourite show, you're using data. And the energy required to power that usage is increasingly becoming a problem. | Feb 12, 2016 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Can kids love everybody? How schools enforce Valentine's Day What's not to love about cards, candy and parties? For kids, Valentine's Day has a lot of fun perks. But the exchange of Valentine's cards have such a history of alienating children that schools have adopted policies to stop them from leaving anyone out o | Feb 12, 2016 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Teen girl sent by Boko Haram rips off suicide vest, refuses to bomb refugee camp Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers. | Feb 12, 2016 1:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Zika virus vaccines at least 18 months away from trials, WHO says The World Health Organization said Friday that possible vaccines for the Zika virus are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials. | Feb 12, 2016 11:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cover Me: Bruce Springsteen memoir details, art released Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that Bruce Springsteen has spent the past several years working on a memoir, which will come out Sept. 27, four days after Springsteen turns 67. | Feb 12, 2016 04:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Akai Gurley shooting: NYPD officer found guilty of manslaughter A rookie police officer pleaded not guilty Wednesday to manslaughter, official misconduct and other charges in the shooting death of a man in a pitch black stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex. | Feb 12, 2016 03:44 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hope for Syria truce dims as U.S., Russia disagree Hopes of securing a temporary truce in Syria within a week dimmed Saturday as Syrian government forces tightened the noose around rebel-held parts of Aleppo and Russia's foreign minister put the chances of a quick truce at less than 50 per cent. | Feb 12, 2016 01:18 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders to square off in Milwaukee Democratic presidential debate After splitting the first two voting contests, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night, jockeying for advantage as the race heads towa | Feb 12, 2016 12:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Gravitational waves reveal new type of black hole The first gravitational waves ever detected have already revealed things no one has seen before. Canadian scientists involved in the discovery share details about a new type of black hole and more. | Feb 11, 2016 9:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend