Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed […]

Plants the key to removing 63m tons of carbon dioxide a year in Australia

Australia can remove 63m tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from the atmosphere by 2050 if it embraces technology that captures CO2 and buries it, new modelling has shown. The Jacobs SKM study, commissioned by the Climate Institute, says biomass carbon capture and storage (bio-CCS) can play a significant role in helping Australia play its […]

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Pro-Russian separatists seize Ukrainian armored vehicles

Pro-Russian armed separatists have seized five armoured personnel carriers and a tank from the Ukrainian army, which they then drove in a victory lap through the centre of Kramatorsk in Ukraine‘s east, where government forces are attempting to wrest back control of the city. About 100 heavily armed men, some in balaclavas and wearing military […]
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Westboro Baptist Trolls To Picket Funerals Of Kansas City Jewish Center Shooting Victims

The Westboro Baptist Church, who is known for their anti-gay and anti-semitic ideology, is planning to picket the funerals of the three Christians who were killed by Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. at two Kansas City Jewish sites late last week. Westboro Baptist Church is also well known for picketing the funerals of American soldiers returning […]

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Lindsay Lohan’s Mom Pleads Guilty To DUI Charge

Dina Lohan, the mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, pleaded guilty in a Long Island, New York, court this Tuesday, to drunken driving and speeding charges. Lohan, 51, was arrested by New York State Police after a traffic stop last September. The anticipated sentence is that she will be fined $3000 and will have to perform […]

Study: Frequent Marijuana Users Less Likely To Engage In Risky Drinking Behavior

Those who report consuming cannabis two or three times per week are less likely to engage in at risk drinking behavior, according to data published online in The American Journal of Addictions. Investigators from Sweden’s Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, analyzed data from a nationwide survey on alcohol and drug use conducted by the National Institute of […]

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The US Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

The Heartbleed computer security bug is many things: a catastrophic tech failure, an open invitation to criminal hackers and yet another reason to upgrade our passwords on dozens of websites. But more than anything else, Heartbleed reveals our neglect of Internet security. The United States spends more than $50 billion a year on spying and […]
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Second Amendment: Arizona Approves Four New Pro-Gun Laws

Arizona lawmakers just gave approval for four “major” pro-guns laws in the state senate. The state house of representatives approved Second Amendment related bills which allow concealed carry permit holders to take their firearms into government buildings which do not have security measures. HB 22339, the gun bill which would allow concealed carry permit holders […]

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Putting Heroin Users in Jail Won’t Help Louisiana’s Crime Rate

(Image: Young woman and syringe with heroin on table via Shutterstock)Louisiana – and our nation – has seen a surge in heroin crime. According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, heroin use has climbed steadily since 2007. Law enforcement officials across the nation are reporting an increase of high-purity heroin available […]

Eminent Domain: Philadelphia Officials Seize Artist’s Property To Build High-End Shopping Area

Philadelphia city officials used eminent domain statutes to seize an art studio owned by James Dupree in order to convert the block into a high-end shopping venue. The 64-year-old painter and muralist poured thousands of dollars into former horse stable to convert the structure into a usable building before the city government initiated proceedings to […]