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Jul 24, 2014
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Holy beer, unholy thefts


Brother Jonah Pociadlo cleans the filler machinery for bottling the Trappist Ale brewed at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Proof that God loves us?

A group of Massachusetts monks begins brewing Trappist Ale, hoping the beer sales will offset the healthcare costs of its aging members.

Jul 23, 2014
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Air pollution, sewage and smeared donuts


A motorist wearing a mask rides along a street near chimneys with rising smoke during a hazy day in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, April 1, 2014. REUTERS/William Hong

No coal in their stockings

Beijing shutters own coal-fired power plant in an effort to tackle rampant air pollution in China.

Jul 22, 2014
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A boat, a bridge and a space ship


Jan Kara, Jakub Bures, Jan Brand and Jan Holan pedal their boat on the Elbe river near Kostelec nad Labem July 15, 2014. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Gallery: Better than recycling?

Four men in the Czech Republic build a boat out of plastic bottles in an effort to draw attention to pollution.

Jul 21, 2014
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The past isn’t dead – especially when you’re a re-enactor


Scarlett o’ Hara impersonator Joanna Griffin walks down Flat Shoals Road in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19, 2014. REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Frankly, they do give a damn

Despite incredulous onlookers, Civil War re-enactors (and a Scarlett o’Hara impersonator) gather to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta.

Jul 18, 2014
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A blue planet, a brown lawn


The sun reflects off the water in this picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station July 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Gerst/NASA

Gallery: Whatever you do, don’t look down

Reuters features a series of jaw-dropping images taken from space.


Berlusconi’s break

An appeals court overturns the former prime minister of Italy’s conviction.

Jul 17, 2014
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Build a better spider trap



Race best sprinter jersey holder Cannondale team rider Peter Sagan of Slovakia leads a group of riders at the Tour de France. REUTERS/Papon Bernard/Pool

Gallery: Tour de exhaustion

The race for the coveted yellow jersey continues in France.


Diversity in the Marvel-verse

On the heels of its decision to make the next Thor a woman, Marvel announces the next Captain America will be African American.

Jul 16, 2014
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When is a bird not a bird?


A rendering shows the feathered dinosaur in this image released on July 15, 2014, courtesy of the Natural History Museum. REUTERS/S. Abramowicz/Dinosaur Institute/NHM/Handout via Reuters

It’s a bird! It’s… wait, is it a bird?

The fossil belonging to a feathered, four-winged, avian-esque dinosaur blurs the lines between bird and beast.

Jul 15, 2014
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A California divided?


People walk along the beach in San Diego’s North County beach town of Encinitas, California March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

California, no love

A measure to break the Golden State into six parts gets a big boost.


Two genetically similar peas in a pod

It’s no accident that your friends might look or act like you: In many cases, you and your platonic companions share genetic commonalities.

Jul 14, 2014
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Supermoon, not-so-super global warming


The Supermoon rises over houses in Olvera, in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz, July 12, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Gallery: TakeĀ that, sun

The so-called “supermoon” rises over the night sky around the world.

Jul 3, 2014
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Magic mushrooms, zombies and other immature things


Boxes containing magic mushrooms are displayed at a coffee and smart shop in Rotterdam November 28, 2008. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

We thought it was pixie dust

Scientists are studying the effects of psychedelic mushrooms in order to discover exactly how they alter human minds.