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Climate Change? Birds Leave Refuge in Florida

After decades of clamorous nesting birds on Seahorse Key, a 150-acre mangrove island off Florida’s Gulf Coast, the birds have dramatically switched to another island, Snake Key, according to a University of Florida’s Seahorse Key Marine Laboratory website update. Share This Story A biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Vic [Continue]

Greece debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer

With almost all the ballots counted, results from the Greek referendum show voters decisively rejecting the terms of an international bailout. Figures published by the interior ministry showed 61% of those whose ballots had been counted voting “No”, against 39% voting “Yes”. Greece’s governing Syriza party had [Continue]

Wooly Mammoth and Asian Elephants: Genetic Sequencing

Wooly mammoths, with their curly hair and presence in snow and ice, were quite different than current-day Asian elephants. In fact, there was likely a suite of genetic differences between the two, say scientists from Penn State, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and the University of Chicago. Their findings were published recently in [Continue]

Attacks on Egyptian checkpoints signal escalation in Isis capabilities

Islamic State appears to have made small but unprecedented advances in Egypt, killing dozens of soldiers as it attacked multiple military checkpoints and attempted for the first time to control a small pocket of territory in the Sinai desert. Wilayat Sinai, a jihadi group that declared allegiance to Isis last autumn, attacked the town of [Continue]

World stock markets tumble as Greece crisis deepens

Share prices slumped across Europe on Monday as Greece shuttered its banks for a week following a fateful weekend that has shaken Europe’s single currency. The Greek government decided on Sunday night it had no option but to close the nation’s banks the following day after the European Central Bank (ECB) raised the stakes by [Continue]

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras calls referendum on bailout terms

In a dramatic move that will put Europe on tenterhooks, the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras told his fellow citizens last night he would call a referendum on the bailout accord that international creditors have proposed to keep the debt-stricken country afloat. Following an emergency meeting of his cabinet, Tsipras said his leftist-led [Continue]

‘ABC World News Tonight’ Wins Week As NBC Names Lester Holt To Anchor …

ABC had the most watched evening newscast last week, as NBC announced it was sending Brian Williams to MSNBC to atone for his fabrication, and named Lester Holt permanent Nightly News anchor. ABC bested NBC’s newscast for the week by its largest margin in seven years. ABC World News Tonight logged 7.9 million viewers, to [Continue]

French teens unable to ‘cope with’ baccalaureate English question

Thousands of disgruntled French teenagers have signed a petition claiming that a question about Ian McEwan’s Atonement in their baccalaureate English paper was “impossible” and calling on the education minister to instruct examiners not to count the marks, or lack thereof. Pupils were instructed to read a passage from Atonement and complete [Continue]

UK anti-austerity demonstrations – as it happened

Tens of thousands of people are expected to gather in central London today for the biggest anti-austerity march yet this year. The protest, called by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, will gather outside the Bank of England at midday before marching through central London to a rally in Parliament Square. Police have closed roads and [Continue]

Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof ‘wanted to ignite civil war’

The 21-year-old accused of killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, had been “planning something like that for six months”, his roommate has revealed, as friends recalled Dylann Roof’s tirades against African Americans “taking over the world” and his desire to ignite “a civil war”. The killings have sent [Continue]

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