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People, zoo animals flee Minnesota city flooding

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: World News

Exhausted and depressed, Michelle Henry sat in a Red Cross shelter, filling out paperwork and worried about what she’ll find when she is able to return to her flooded Fond du Lac home. Henry, her boyfriend and their two kids were among the 250 residents told to evacuate their neighborhood Wednesday after torrential rains dumped [...]

US Navy hopes stealth ship answers a rising China

Jun 10th, 2012 | By | Category: World News

 A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. navy’s China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected and pound targets with electromagnetic “railguns” right out of a sci-fi movie. But at more than $3 billion a pop, critics say the new DDG-1000 destroyer sucks away funds that could be better used [...]

Mars One: One-way ticket to the red planet

Jun 7th, 2012 | By | Category: World News

It sounds like a science-fiction fantasy, but the company Mars Onesays it’s for real—and that it will really establish a settlement on the planet Mars by 2023. The privately financed Dutch company has a plan. All it needs is a lot of cash, equipment and four Mars-bound astronauts who are willing to take a one-way [...]

Soldier’s Alleged Kandahar Killing Spree: Were Warning Signs Missed?

Mar 12th, 2012 | By | Category: World News

Whether it was a psychotic break or underlying mental illness that led a United States Army soldier to allegedly massacre 16 Afghan civilians – including women and children — is still unclear. But as military investigators reportedly interrogate the 38-year-old staff sergeant they say they believe to be behind the Sunday morning killing spree, psychological experts said such [...]

Full Titanic site mapped for 1st time

Mar 9th, 2012 | By | Category: World News

Researchers have pieced together what’s believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile (5-by-8-kilometer) Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend. Marks [...]

Bin Laden widows charged for illegal stay in Pakistan

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: World News

Pakistani authorities have brought charges against Osama bin Laden’s three widows for illegally entering and living in the country, the interior minister said on Thursday. The al Qaeda leader was killed in a secret raid by U.S. Special Forces in the garrison town of Abbottabad in May last year after a decade-long manhunt. His three [...]

Sun Fires Off 2 Huge Solar Flares in One-Two Punch

Mar 8th, 2012 | By | Category: World News

The sun unleashed a cosmic double whammy Tuesday (March 6), erupting with two major flares to cap a busy day of powerful solar storms. One of the flares is the most powerful solar eruption of the year, so far. Both of the huge flares ranked as X-class storms, the strongest type of solar flares the [...]

NASA Kepler Probe Finds Two Earth-Sized Planets Orbiting Star

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: World News

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has found two new planets orbiting a distant sun-like star, and the researchers who made the find say these two are the size of Earth or smaller. That’s a first in the search for extraterrestrial life. If the discovery holds up under scrutiny by other scientists, it could be a very big deal. Earth-sized planets are considered [...]

Origin of Stonehenge rocks discovered

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: World News

Researchers in the United Kingdom have finallysolved a major piece of Stonehenge’s enduring mystery: the place of origin for some of the ancient structure’s most-famous rock formations.  The National Museum Wales and Leicester University have identified the source as Craig Rhos-y-felin, located more than 100 miles from the Stonehenge site. But this discovery, of course, just opens on to another [...]

At least 3 dead in quake in eastern Turkey

Nov 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Popular News, World News

(CNN) – At least three people died and 50 more remained buried under rubble from a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck eastern Turkey Wednesday night, officials said. Eleven other people were rescued, state-run television TRT said. The epicenter was 16 kilometers (9 miles) south of the town of Van, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and its [...]