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Nation Aug 21U.S. Copyright Office rules monkeys can’t copyright their selfies
In its first revision in over two decades, the U.S. Copyright Office has published a new draft update to its existing rules regarding ownership of photographs, text and art, stating that non-human beings cannot own copyright. The changes come in…
World Aug 19Turkish company to send electric power vessels to Gaza
As fighting resumes between Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas in Gaza after a five day ceasefire, Turkish shipbuilder Karadeniz Holding announced Tuesday plans to send a floating power station to provide electricity to the war torn area.
Health Jul 18Deceased AIDS researchers grieved on social media
We lost 100 researchers and activists that were dedicated to improve the health of others. Heaven is now a wealthy place #MH17 #AIDS2014 — Katrina Tsoutsoulis (@katrinat91) July 18, 2014 As many as…
Nation Jul 11Following anthrax, bird flu incidents, CDC reviews lab safety protocol
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling for a change in the safety culture at the agency after multiple incidents regarding the mishandling of dangerous biological materials.
Nation Jul 08‘Sleeping Fan’ strikes ESPN, MLB, Yankees with $10 million lawsuit
A sleeping baseball fan featured during ESPN commentary is striking back with a $10 million lawsuit Commentary from two ESPN announcers about a sleeping baseball fan could be a $10 million problem for Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees…
Nation Jul 04Google restores links to Guardian articles in Europe after criticism over censorship
The move comes after Google notified British media outlets, The Guardian and the BBC that links to some articles would no longer be visible on their search engine after they received complaints to have the links removed.
Nation Jun 18Bitcoin processor signs deal to sponsor NCAA bowl game
In an effort to bring the digital currency bitcoin more mainstream, BitPay, an Atlanta based bitcoin payment processor, signed a deal with ESPN Events to sponsor the former NCAA Beef O’Brady’s Bowl hosted in St. Petersburg, Florida.
World Jun 16Ghana rations electricity ahead of World Cup debut
The West African nation has been forced to ration its electricity throughout the month due to shortages in natural gas and lower than average water levels needed to power the Akosombo dam along the Volta River. Currently, the dam is…
Health Jun 02Should food stamps be used for sugary drinks? Researchers find new evidence to support a ban
A new study released by Health Affairs on Monday shows that a proposed ban on sugar sweetened beverages purchased with SNAP benefits would significantly reduce obesity in adults ages 18-65. A subsidy for fruits and vegetables would more than double…
World May 27Iranian court summons Facebook CEO over privacy allegations
A southern Iranian court has summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after opening a case over complaints of privacy violations regarding social media applications WhatsApp and Instagram.