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Nation Jul 12Amazon files petition to test drive package-carrying drones
What was first designed to be a predator of war may soon be your new mailman – that is, if Amazon gets its way.
Science Jul 06Indonesia reaches highest deforestation rate in the world
Indonesia has the highest deforestation rate in the world, according to a study published in the journal "Nature Climate Change" in June.
Science Jul 05Virus kills 100,000 pigs and piglets each week, drives up pork prices
Although the disease is being studied, scientists are still unsure about how PEDv spreads, or how it originated.
World Jul 05Protests spread to northern Israel after teen found burned
Anti-Israeli protests spread from Jerusalem into northern Israel Saturday after Palestinian news services reported the Arab teen found dead on Wednesday was burned alive.
Health Jun 29West African Ebola outbreak is deadliest on record
West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is now the deadliest on record, according to the World Health Organization. The disease has a mortality rate of up to 90 percent. Since the outbreak began in February, there have been 635…
Nation Jun 28Government auctions off Bitcoins from Silk Road seizure
The U.S. Marshals Service held an auction Friday of nearly 30,000 bitcoins seized from the now-shuttered online black market, Silk Road.
Science Jun 22Great white shark population on the rise after years of decline
Although there are now more great whites swimming in U.S. waters, they are still rarely spotted by humans. There have been only 649 confirmed sightings of the great white between 1800 and 2010.