Depression Increasing Across America Say Researchers

By Newsroom America Staff at 4:29 pm Eastern

A study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge shows Americans are more depressed now than they have been in decades.

Members Of Computer Hacking Ring Indicted For Stealing Apache Helicopter Training Software

4:03 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Four members of an international computer hacking ring have been charged with breaking into computer networks of prominent technology companies and the U.S. Army and stealing more than $100 million in intellectual property and other proprietary data. read more »

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Medications The Leading Cause Of Allergy-Related Sudden Deaths In U.S

3:42 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, read more »

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Half Of Global Wildlife Lost, Says New WWF Report

11:03 am Eastern | World

Between 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe dropped 52 percent, says the 2014 Living Planet Report released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). read more »

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Pakistani Man Indicted For Selling StealthGenie Spyware App

9:22 am Eastern | SciTech

A Pakistani man has been indicted in the Eastern District of Virginia for allegedly conspiring to advertise and sell StealthGenie, a spyware application that could monitor calls, texts, videos and other communications on mobile phones without detection. read more »

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World Grossly Ill-Prepared To 'Douse' Ebola Wildfire

8:08 am Eastern | World

Leaders from Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries, along with Guinea at the frontlines of the battle against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, urged the General Assembly to ensure the United Nations mounted a stronger, better coordinated response “to end this grave threat to our collective survival.”read more »

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Alcohol Makes Smiles More 'Contagious, 'But Only For Men'

7:56 am Eastern | SciTech

Consuming an alcoholic beverage may make men more responsive to the smiles of others in their social group, according to new research. read more »

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Cause Of California Drought Linked To Climate Change

29 Sep 16:04 | U.S. News

The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change, researchers report.read more »

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Higher Gun Ownership Rates Linked To Increase In Non-Stranger Homicide

29 Sep 15:58 | U.S. News

A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher has found that states with higher estimated rates of gun ownership experience a higher incidence of non-stranger firearms homicides – disputing the claim that gun ownership deters violent crime, its authors say.read more »

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NIH To Admit Patient Exposed To Ebola Virus For Observation

29 Sep 15:45 | U.S. News

National Institutes of Health says it expects to admit a patient who has been exposed to the Ebola virus to its Clinical Center in the coming days. read more »

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'Not A Single Child' Untouched By Recent Gaza Conflict

29 Sep 15:22 | World

There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent human rights expert said.read more »

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SEC Charges Bank of America With Securities Laws Violations

29 Sep 15:27 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Bank of America Corporation with violating internal controls and recordkeeping provisions of the federal securities laws after it assumed a large portfolio of structured notes and other financial instruments as part of its acquisition of Merrill Lynch.read more »

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Climate Change Appears A Mixed Bag For A Common Frog

29 Sep 11:15 | SciTech

Scientists have found amphibians worldwide are breeding earlier due to climate change, but how that affects species is just now being answered.read more »

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Mastermind Of Online Counterfeit Card Retail Shop Pleads Guilty

29 Sep 09:18 | U.S. News

The mastermind of a one-stop online shop selling counterfeit payment cards and holographic overlays used by criminals to create fake driver’s licenses has admitted running the fakeplastic.net website, which was responsible for an estimated $30 million in fraud.read more »

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SEC Announces Cases Targeting International Pyramid Scheme Operators

29 Sep 08:10 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the operators of an international pyramid scheme that raised more than $129 million from investors worldwide, primarily in the U.S., China, and Taiwan. read more »

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Virginia Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Facebook Sextortion

28 Sep 13:00 | U.S. News

Cameron Scot Bivins-Breeden, 21, of King George County, Virginia, has been sentenced to 288 months in prison for using Facebook to entice and attempt to entice 38 minor victims to produce sexually explicit photographs of themselves and send to him over the Internet.read more »

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Study Finds Increased Fears About Environment But Little Change In Consumer Behavior

28 Sep 11:52 | World

A new global analysis has found concern about environmental problems has increased in most countries surveyed, and that more people now expect global warming will negatively affect them during their lifetime than in 2012.read more »

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Syria, Iraq Among Crises Driving Some 330,000 To Seek Refugee Status

28 Sep 09:41 | World

The number of people seeking refugee status in industrialized countries climbed again in 2014, driven largely by the wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as conflict and instability in Afghanistan and Eritrea.read more »

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Ebola Death Toll Surpasses 3000 As Mission Readies To Start Work

28 Sep 07:37 | World

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work on experimental therapies and vaccines as it announced that Ebola has now sickened more than 6,500 and killed more than 3,000.read more »

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Air Traffic Flow Increasing Out Of Chicago-Area Airports

28 Sep 03:28 | U.S. News

The Federal Aviation Administration said it continued to increase the air traffic flow into and out of the Chicago-area airports today, following a criminal incident and fire yesterday at a high-altitude radar facility in Aurora, IL.read more »

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Lorde Releases Lyrics To New Song 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

28 Sep 02:53 | Entertainment

Grammy award-winning singer Lorde has released some of the lyrics to her new song 'Yellow Flicker Beat' on social media ahead of the track's release on Monday.read more »

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Countries Must Work Together To Stop Organ Traffickers, Says Researcher

27 Sep 18:28 | SciTech

The author of new research into organ trafficking has called for a concerted international effort to confront the problem.read more »

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FAA Begins Cleanup At Chicago FAA Center After Fire And Suicide Attempt

27 Sep 16:20 | U.S. News

The Federal Aviation Administration has brought in a clean-up crew at the Chicago En Route Center in Aurora, IL to begin drying out water-damaged equipment and to clean and sanitize the area after a fire and attempted suicide in the telecommunications room yesterday. read more »

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Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth To Daughter

27 Sep 16:32 | US Politics and Govt

Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a girl, she has announced on Twitter, with Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also using the social media platform to share the joy.read more »

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Long-Term Unemployed Struggle As Economy Improves, Rutgers Study Finds

26 Sep 11:39 | Business

While the unemployment rate for people out of work for six months or less has returned to prerecession levels, the levels of unemployment for workers who remain jobless for more than six months is among the most persistent, negative effects of the Great Recession, according to a new national study at Rutgers. read more »

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Sea Levels Rose Up To 5 Meters Per Century At The End Of Past 5 Ice Ages

26 Sep 13:47 | SciTech

Land-ice decay at the end of the past five ice-ages caused global sea-levels to rise at rates of up to 5.5 metres per century, according to a new study.read more »

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Mortgage Rates Show Slight Retreat

26 Sep 09:33 | Business

After increasing for three consecutive weeks, mortgage rates pulled back slightly, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate sliding to 4.30 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey.read more »

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Former Municipal Court Judge Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case

26 Sep 10:19 | U.S. News

Joseph C. Waters, Jr., 61, of Philadelphia, has pleaded guilty to using his judicial position to influence the outcome of two cases in the Philadelphia Municipal Court. read more »

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European Leaders Warn Against 'New Status Quo' Of Instability

26 Sep 08:44 | World

Addressing the General Assembly in its second day of debate, the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska has warned world leaders against “a new status quo” where instability, poverty, violence and hatred are “fertilizers and catalysts of terrorism.”read more »

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Treaty Regulating Global Arms Trade Set To Enter Into Force

26 Sep 07:38 | World

Less than two years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly, the Arms Trade Treaty has now received the 50 ratifications needed to trigger its entry into force.read more »

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'Brutal' ISIL Killings Of Women Politicians In Iraq Condemned

25 Sep 15:33 | World

Human rights advocates have condemned the recent brutal, cold-blooded slaying by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of human rights defender Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, as well as the continuing detention, sexual exploitation and sale of hundreds of women and girls in areas captured by the militant group.read more »

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Nixa Contractor Sentenced For Stealing $73,000 From Elderly Tornado Victims

25 Sep 15:43 | U.S. News

A Nixa, Mo., contractor who was hired to repair tornado damage at the Joplin residence of an elderly couple was sentenced today for a fraud scheme in which he stole more than $73,000.read more »

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Coalition Aircraft Attack ISIL Refineries in Syria

25 Sep 15:17 | World

Fighter aircraft from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates joined six U.S. jets yesterday in attacks on oil refineries in eastern Syria controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.read more »

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'Fracking' Wastewater Treated For Drinking Produces Potentially Harmful Compounds

25 Sep 11:36 | U.S. News

A new study has found that discharge of fracking wastewaters to rivers, even after passage through wastewater treatment plants, could be putting the drinking water supplies of downstream cities at risk.read more »

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Six Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Sentenced To Prison For Obstructing Civil Rights Investigation

25 Sep 10:26 | U.S. News

Six sworn deputies who were working in the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department have each been sentenced to federal prison terms for interfering with a federal civil rights investigation into misconduct at the Men’s Central Jail.read more »

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High-Level Summit Tackles Growing Threat Of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

25 Sep 01:18 | World

Responding to an unprecedented flow of foreign terrorist fighters and the growth of facilitation networks fuelling conflicts around the world, the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to address this growing threat to international peace and security.read more »

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Intelligence Officer At Southern Command Sent To Prison For Accepting A Bribe

25 Sep 08:33 | U.S. News

A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer, Jose Emmanuel Torres, 37, of Cooper City, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison for accepting a bribe and helping steal drug proceeds. read more »

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Clear Skies And Water Vapor Found On Planet Outside Solar System

25 Sep 07:05 | SciTech

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system. read more »

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Arabic Tweets Point To U.S. Influence As Fuel For Anti-Americanism

24 Sep 16:08 | SciTech

An analysis of millions of Arabic-language tweets confirms high levels of anti-Americanism, provides new and interesting information about attitudes in the Middle East toward particular U.S. actions, and charts a path for using Twitter to measure public sentiment in ways opinion polls cannot. read more »

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Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC to Pay $56 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

24 Sep 16:02 | U.S. News

Pharmaceutical company Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC will pay $56.5 million to resolve civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act as a result of its marketing and promotion of several drugs.read more »

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Civilians Fleeing Violence In South Sudan Nears 2 Million

24 Sep 16:05 | World

The United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights said gross violations committed by all parties to the conflict in South Sudan have declined but the number of civilians forced to flee the violence now nears 2 million “with no likelihood that people will return to their homes soon.”read more »

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Sixty Companies Fail To Make Adequate Disclosures In Advertising

24 Sep 12:26 | Entertainment

After reviewing numerous national television and print advertisements, the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to more than 60 companies – including 20 of the 100 largest advertisers in the country – that failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print ads.read more »

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Syrian Kurds Live In Fear Of Islamist Extremist Violence

24 Sep 10:19 | World

With 138,000 Syrians having already fled to Turkey from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), United Nations officials have voiced grave concern for hundreds of thousands more who remained, living in fear of the sort of persecution perpetrated by ISIL against religious and ethnic minorities elsewhere.read more »

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Utah Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Hate Crime For Threatening Interracial Family

24 Sep 10:14 | U.S. News

Robert Keller, 70, has pleaded guilty in Utah to a federal civil rights crime related to interfering with the housing rights of three members of an interracial family because of the family member’s races. read more »

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Al Qaeda Spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghayth Sentenced To Life in Prison

24 Sep 08:48 | U.S. News

Sulaiman Abu Ghayth a/k/a “Salman Abu Ghayth,” Usama Bin Laden’s son-in-law and the former spokesman for Al Qaeda at the time of the September 11th terrorist attacks, has been sentenced to life in prison.read more »

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Ban Hails 'Bold' Announcements On Tackling Climate Change

24 Sep 07:50 | World

Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change have been announced by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit in New York.read more »

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CDC Warns Of 1.4 Million Ebola Cases By January If Conditions Unchanged

23 Sep 15:19 | World

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could reach 1.4 million by January without additional interventions or changes in community behavior, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. read more »

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SEC Charges Barclays Capital With Systemic Compliance Failures

23 Sep 15:32 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Barclays Capital Inc. with failing to maintain an adequate internal compliance system to ensure the firm did not run afoul of any federal securities laws after its wealth management business in the U.S. acquired the advisory business of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. read more »

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Oil, Gas Industry Launches Plan To Slash Global Warming Emissions

23 Sep 15:25 | U.S. News

Multinational oil and gas companies, major producing States and over two dozen cities today joined forces to slash methane emissions in a partnership that can have an immediate impact in reducing global warming as part of a United Nations strategy to tackle climate change.read more »

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Nearly 20,000 Could Be Infected With Ebola By November: WHO

23 Sep 13:30 | World

Unless Ebola control measures in West Africa are enhanced quickly, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Imperial College, London, predict numbers will continue to climb exponentially, reaching 20,000 people by early November.read more »

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Dry Roasting Could Help Trigger Peanut Allergy

23 Sep 12:16 | SciTech

Dry roasted peanuts are more likely to trigger an allergy to peanuts than raw peanuts, suggests an Oxford University study involving mice.read more »

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Food Affected By Fukushima Disaster Harms Animals, Even At Low-Levels Of Radiation

23 Sep 11:10 | World

Butterflies eating food collected from cities around the Fukushima nuclear meltdown site showed higher rates of death and disease, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.read more »

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'Tiger Mom' Upbringing Can Lead To Depression And Problem Behaviors

23 Sep 10:59 | SciTech

Less supportive and punitive parenting techniques used by some Chinese parents might lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in their children and leave them vulnerable to depression and problem behaviors, a new study has found.read more »

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Global Film Industry Perpetuates Discrimination Against Women – Study

23 Sep 09:21 | Entertainment

Women protagonists have less than one-third of all speaking roles in film and are largely absent from powerful positions, according to a new survey which argues for the involvement of more female film-makers in the industry, and for greater sensitivity to gender imbalance on screen.read more »

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United States Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

23 Sep 03:04 | World

U.S. warplanes have commenced airstrikes inside Syria against terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby.read more »

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Warren Commission Report Into President Kennedy's Assassination Now Online

23 Sep 07:18 | US Politics and Govt

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the release of the Warren Commission Report, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has mades the complete report and 26 hearing volumes available on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). read more »

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Advance Team For Ebola Response Arrives In West Africa

22 Sep 16:53 | World

An advance team of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response has arrived in Accra, Ghana to set up the operation’s headquarters, laying the groundwork for the action necessary to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has sickened more than 5,800 people and killed some 2,800. read more »

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130,000 Syrian Refugees Cross Into Turkey

22 Sep 16:40 | World

The UN refugee agency is boosting efforts to help the Turkish Government assist some 130,000 Syrians fleeing ISIL who have crossed into Turkey since Friday.read more »

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Scientists Seen As 'Competent But Not Trusted' By Americans

22 Sep 16:45 | SciTech

If scientists want the public to trust their research suggestions, they may want to appear a bit "warmer," according to a new review published by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.read more »

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Call of Duty Publisher Moves To Dismiss Former Dictator Manuel Noriega's 'Absurd' Lawsuit

22 Sep 15:44 | U.S. News

Activision Blizzard, the creators of the popular Call of Duty franchise, has filed a motion to dismiss the 'frivolous' lawsuit by former dictator and convicted murderer Manuel Noriega. read more »

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Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest On Record

22 Sep 15:20 | SciTech

Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder.read more »

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CO2 Emissions Set To Reach New 40 billion Ton Record High In 2014

22 Sep 10:49 | World

The remaining CO2 emission 'quota' to keep global warming under 2°C may be used up in one generation as carbon dioxide emissions are set to reach a record high of 40 billion tonnes in 2014.read more »

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"No 'Plan B' For Climate Action As There Is No 'Planet B'"

22 Sep 09:33 | World

What is thought to be the largest ever march in the United States demanding measures to halt the advance of global climate change, has been told that there is no “Plan B” for action as there is no “Planet B.”read more »

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World Leaders To Discuss Myriad Of "Devastating Crises"

22 Sep 08:20 | World

Just days ahead of opening the high-level segment of the 69th General Assembly session, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on world leaders to unite in the face of the myriad devastating crises to uphold human dignity, the rule of law and the principles of the UN Charter.read more »

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New Spacecraft MAVEN Enters Mars' Orbit

22 Sep 07:13 | SciTech

Members of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) team celebrated at the Lockheed Martin operations center in Littleton, Colorado, Sunday night, after getting confirmation that the spacecraft entered Mars' orbit.read more »

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Research Predicts Possible 6,800 New Ebola Cases This Month

21 Sep 15:14 | SciTech

New research predicts new Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted.read more »

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Thousands Flee Militant Offensive In Northern Syrian Town

21 Sep 15:08 | World

Alarmed by reports that thousands of civilians in northern Syria have been forced from their homes by the latest Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) offensive in the area, the United Nations has demanded an immediate end to the violence.read more »

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Leonardo DiCaprio Appointed As New UN Messenger Of Peace Ahead Of Climate March

21 Sep 15:03 | World

As the eyes of the world turn to New York City, where thousands of people are expected to gather today for a massive march in advance of a United Nations climate summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed new UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, who he has hailed as the world body's “new voice for climate advocacy.”read more »

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