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Unique skull sheds new light on human evolution

Tweet Washington, Oct. 18 (ANI): A new skull, found in Dmanisi, suggests that nearly half a dozen species of our early human ancestor may have been all Homo erectus. The skull found by anthropologists from the University of Zurich as part of a collaboration with colleagues in Georgia funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, has the largest face, the ...

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Study: Good night’s sleep cleans out gunk in brain

LOS ANGELES — When we sleep, our brains get rid of gunk that builds up while we’re awake, suggests a study that may provide new clues to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders. This cleaning was detected in the brains of sleeping mice, but scientists said there’s reason to think it…

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Japan: Dozens Dead or Missing After Typhoon

A powerful typhoon struck eastern Japan on Wednesday, causing landslides and floods that left at least 17 people dead and 43 missing, the police said. Tokyo briefly ground to a halt as bullet trains and flights were suspended when the storm, Typhoon Wipha, swept through with strong winds and rain. At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, workers released the Pacific…

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Japan: Dozens Dead or Missing After Typhoon

A powerful typhoon struck eastern Japan on Wednesday, causing landslides and floods that left at least 17 people dead and 43 missing, the police said. Tokyo briefly ground to a halt as bullet trains and flights were suspended when the storm, Typhoon Wipha, swept through with strong winds and rain. At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, workers released the Pacific…

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Senate backs debt crisis deal

Washington – The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world’s biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. The House of Representatives quickly convened and was expected to follow suit after Republicans dropped their bid to ...

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Nuclear plant unscathed by typhoon

A typhoon has killed 17 people in Japan, most on an offshore island, but largely spared the capital and caused no new nuclear disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima power station. More than 50 people were missing after the ”once in a decade” Typhoon Wipha roared up Japan’s east coast. About 20,000 people were told to leave their ...

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Nuclear plant unscathed by typhoon

A typhoon has killed 17 people in Japan, most on an offshore island, but largely spared the capital and caused no new nuclear disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima power station. More than 50 people were missing after the ”once in a decade” Typhoon Wipha roared up Japan’s east coast. About 20,000 people were told to leave their ...

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Breadth of modern slavery exposed by sobering new report

Nearly 30 million people across the world are currently living in slavery, according to a report published Thursday. The inaugural Global Slavery Index, compiled by the Walk Free Foundation, estimates the prevalence of slavery in 162 countries, based on both internal research and data from UNICEF and the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report. According to the report (), ...

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Report: NSA and CIA collaborate on drone strikes

WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency has been extensively involved in the U.S. government’s targeted killing program, collaborating closely with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad, The Washington Post reported after a review of documents provided by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden. In one instance, an email sent by the wife of an Osama ...

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49 believed dead in Laos plane crash

BANGKOK (AP) — A Lao Airlines flight crashed yesterday in the Southeast Asian nation, apparently killing all 49 people aboard, including passengers from 11 countries, the Lao government said….

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