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World Feb 23‘The Imitation Game’ spurs petition to pardon 49,000 prosecuted gay men
“The Imitation Game” has prompted more than just awards and acclaim. In light of the buzz surrounding the movie, a petition to pardon 49,000 men convicted in Britain for being homosexual is picking up momentum.
Arts Feb 18Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book to be published in July
A previously unearthed manuscript from the beloved children’s book author, titled “What Pet Should I Get?" will be published by Random House on July 28, 2015. Its release will come more than two decades after the passing of Dr.
World Feb 13GMO apples that won’t brown get U.S. approval
Take a bite out of this: genetically modified apples that won’t brown when sliced or bruised have been cleared for growing in the United States.
Arts Jan 29Deaf since birth, artist Christine Sun Kim explores the social rules of sound
Christine Sun Kim is a sound artist. She sends vibrations of her voice along piano wires strung across rooms, and invites people to feel the strings as they carry the sound. She conducts “silent choirs” consisting of facial expressions and…
Science Nov 12Philae lander successfully touches down on comet in historic cosmic achievement
After months of orbiting its target, the Rosetta spacecraft is finally ready to fulfill its mission: landing a probe on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Arts Sep 22‘Lion King’ musical makes history as top-grossing production of all time
In the world of box office hits, one title now reigns supreme. Disney’s stage musical adaptation of “The Lion King” has raked in over $6.2 billion in its 17-year run.
Economy Sep 15It’s official: Minecraft game to join Microsoft in $2.5 billion deal
Microsoft Corp. confirmed Monday that it has agreed to purchase Mojang, the company behind the popular video game “Minecraft”, for $2.5 billion. The acquisition, which is due to close later this year, could help strengthen Microsoft’s Xbox and mobile businesses.
Health Aug 19As Ebola fatalities hit 1,200, some victims on ZMapp show signs of recovery
The world’s worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has now claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. While the disease has carved a destructive path through several West African nations, Liberia recorded…
World Jul 22MH17’s black boxes to be analyzed by UK experts
Britain has agreed to aid in the analysis of data retrieved from two black boxes that were salvaged from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight that killed 298 people Thursday. British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that investigators from the…
World Jul 17Israel, Hamas resume attacks after ceasefire
Rocket fire and airstrikes between Hamas and Israel resumed just as a five-hour United Nations-brokered ceasefire ended in Gaza Thursday. The temporary pause in action — for humanitarian reasons — was the first of its kind during the 10 days…