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Science Jul 29Mars Rover sets extraterrestrial distance record
NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has now traversed 25.01 miles on the surface of the Red Planet, setting a new record for off-Earth distance traveled.
World Jul 28Russia plans to fight $50 billion lawsuit over former oil giant
With more than $50 billion on the line, Russia will appeal an international court ruling that handed down the biggest compensation package to date.
World Jul 24Missing Air Algerie plane disappears from radar, believed to have crashed
The flight was carrying 50 French citizens. The provisional passenger list also named 24 people from Burkina Faso, eight Lebanese, four Algerians, two from Luxembourg, one Belgian, one Swiss, one Nigerian, one Cameroonian, one Ukrainian, and one Romanian.
Science Jul 23Bats use polarized light to calibrate internal compasses
Bats navigate the evening sky using patterns of polarized light, according to a new study. Researchers from Queen’s University in Belfast have found that in addition to their uncommon echolocation skills, bats use polarized sunlight at dusk to set their…
Economy Jul 22Detroit workers vote ‘yes’ on city’s debt plan
Public workers and retirees voted overwhelmingly to back pension cuts in Detroit, in a sign of support for the city’s attempts to restructure after filing for bankruptcy last year.
World Jul 21New food scandal hard to swallow for KFC, McDonald’s in China
McDonald’s and KFC in China are reeling from another food safety scare Monday after a local TV station reported that a supplier had been selling expired meat to the restaurants.
World Jul 18‘Thunder god’ typhoon batters Southeast Asia
Typhoon Rammasun, named after the Thai word for “Thunder God,” made landfall on the Chinese island of Hainan Friday killing at least one person. 130 mph winds and steady rain tore through the northern region of Hainan Friday as…
World Jul 17Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues ‘Call of Duty’ makers for hurting his reputation
Former Panamanian dictator and convicted drug-trafficker Manuel Noriega is suing the makers of “Call of Duty” for harming his reputation.