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Sep 15, 2014
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Algae: It’s smarter than we are


A man stands beside the algae-covered coastline of Qingdao, June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

Algae: 1, Humans: 0

While climate change continues to baffle humans, marine algae has found a way to evolve during global warming.

Sep 12, 2014
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The Teflon NFL now looking to remove the egg on its face


It’s Thursday Night Football at Manhattan’s Wharf Bar. Young professionals stream through the door to watch the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers at this unofficial “Ravens bar,” pulling NFL jerseys out of their backpacks and putting them on over button-up shirts and ties. A banner on the wall declares, “You’re in Ravens country.” A full hour before the game starts and it’s standing room only.

This display of fan loyalty comes despite the fact that just a few days prior, a video leaked to the public showing running back — and now ex-Raven — Ray Rice knocking a woman unconscious.

Sep 11, 2014
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Pizza pie, Putin style


A waitress serves pizza at a restaurant in Moscow, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Pepperoni pizza – hold the sanctions

Moscow chefs turns to Belarus for Parmesan cheese (and other edibles) after Russia bans most food imports from Western countries.

Sep 9, 2014
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We all get mooned



A full moon, also a harvest moon, rises over a horse pasture in Halton Hills, Ontario outside Toronto, September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Gallery: Supermoon, again

With its second appearance occurring in less than a month, you may wonder whether the supermoon is really all that super. No matter — Reuters has some excellent photography of the lunar event to disabuse you of such notions.

Sep 5, 2014
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Making coffee even better?


Dried coffee are pictured at the Beneficio coffee farm in Santa Rosa Lima, 31 miles from Guatemala City, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

Start your day with a warm cup of genome

Researchers say they’ve uncovered new genetic secrets beyond coffee, potentially paving the way for new varieties of caffeinated goodness.

Sep 4, 2014
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Lightning strikes twice


Lightning illuminates the sky over the Swiss Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

Gallery: When lightning strikes

Reuters compiles its most compelling images of extreme thunderstorms.


Obesity rates climb higher

In 20 U.S. states, at least 30 percent of adults are now classified as obese, according to federal data.

Sep 3, 2014
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Summer may be over – but the heat remains


The lava flows on the the ground after the Bardabunga volcano erupted again in Iceland, August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Armann Hoskuldsson

Gallery: Is it hot in here? Or is it just the magma? An Icelandic lava field near the Vatnajokull glacier begins to erupt.   Po-tay-to, po-tah-to A Venezuelan Socialist Party member amends the Lord’s Prayer, swapping out “God” for “Chavez.”   Sushi, anyone? Almost two-dozen different types of fish leap back onto conservationists’ “sustainable” category, making them a suitable dinner option for seafood lovers after years of overfishing.   Video: Training vets? Call in robo-pup A mechanical pooch gives veterinary students hands-on training.   It’s a three-hour flight A passenger plane from New York La Guardia to West Palm Beach lands early, after two passengers get into a fight over seat reclining. This is the third tiff of its kind in a week.   Gallery: Yea, it’s definitely hot in here Call it Summer’s last gasp? New York City hits 92 degrees for the first time this year — and city dwellers fight to beat the heat.

Sep 2, 2014
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The tri and error method?



Runners and bikers compete in the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger

Seek medical attention if your race lasts more than four hours

Triathlons draw more middle-aged athletes looking for a new challenge.


Big Brother is watching the person who’s watching you

Ferguson, Missouri police officers will now wear body cameras, after the shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked outrage.

Aug 29, 2014
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Like a rolling stone



A trail left by a rock implanted with a motion-activated GPS unit is seen in Death Valley. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego/Handout via REUTERS

Still no clue what Stonehenge’s deal is

Researchers believe they’ve cracked the mystery behind Death Valley’s peculiar sliding rocks.

Aug 28, 2014
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A not-so-relaxing day at the beach


A swimmer catches a wave at “The Wedge” wave break in Newport Beach, California August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Gallery: Surf’s up - way up

Hurricane Marie draws massive waves – and aquatic thrill-seekers.


Park51 comes to Minnesota

A small Minnesota town denies a Muslim group the right to open a religious center. The Justice Department sues them.