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Protests, a lawsuit and maybe a cocktail when you’re done

Police scuffle with protesters during the 'Flood Wall Street' demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York on September 22, 2014. Hundreds of protesters marched through New York City's financial district on Monday and blocked streets near the stock exchange to denounce Wall Street's role in raising money for businesses that contribute to climate change.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Police scuffle with protesters during the ‘Flood Wall Street’ demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York on September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The 300,000 protesters were a clue

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he notices a ‘sense of anxiety’ on climate change.

 

Next up: Grand Theft Giuliani

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is suing over his depiction in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” The unlikely co-counsel appearing for the video game’s makers: former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

 

Pew report also wants to know when it will see some grandkids

U.S. demographics are changing. More adult Americans than ever – 20 percent – have never been married, according to a new Pew study.

 

Million-kadrillion-jillion-dollar idea

Online booze home-delivery service takes off in Cincinnati.

 

And in case you don’t live in Cincinnati…

Starbucks is developing a beer-flavored latte for a handful of its stores.

 

Well, Mars could certainly use a drink

A NASA spacecraft nears the red planet on a mission to discover how Mars lost its water.

Things are heating up

Demonstrators in animal costumes walk in the "People's Climate March" in central London September 21, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Demonstrators in animal costumes walk in the “People’s Climate March” in central London September 21, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Gallery: A heated protest

An international day of action on climate change and global warming drew protesters across the globe.

 

Putting the ‘app’ in ‘collapsed roof’

New phone applications can help with remodeling and repairing homes.

 

Video: Yes, but how many Riddlers are there?

A group of 542 men dressed as Batman set a Guinness World Record.

 

Should have tried Madame Tussauds

A lawyer finds herself in hot water after photoshopping celebrities into pictures with her and publishing them on her site’s “publicity” section.

Taking the ‘retire’ out of ‘retirement’

  The sun rises over the banks of the Rio de La Plata, in Buenos Aires

The sun rises over the banks of the Rio de La Plata, in Buenos Aires November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Florida? Please.

Bucking the usual retirement trends, one couple decides to sell their house and travel the world instead.

 

Like the Nobel prizes, just more entertaining

Banana peels, pork strips and humans in polar bear suits are among the “scientific” topics to showcase at this year’s “Ig Nobel” comedic prizes.

Hands-free flying, ghost diving and an armpit auto crash

  Screengrab/Reuters

Screengrab/Reuters

Video: Taking hands-free to new heights

Steering a plane with your brain? Scientists say their new technology could make it possible.

 

No, it’s not the Black Pearl

Divers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait seek out so-called “forgotten ghost ships.”

 

Video: The other British rivalry going on

And you thought Scotland was getting all the attention this week? Elsewhere in the kingdom, Brits commemorate an old rivalry with a black pudding tossing contest.

Up, up and away!

Astronaut Mike Hopkins as he participates in the second of two spacewalks which took place on December 24, 2013. REUTERS/NASA

Astronaut Mike Hopkins as he participates in the second of two spacewalks which took place on December 24, 2013. REUTERS/NASA

Gallery: Gimme some space!

Reuters compiles a collection of stunning images from the International Space Station.

 

Actually, on third thought…

They deactivated him; they reactivated him. And now, the Vikings suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely amid allegations of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

Bison, goldfish, bats and mice all catch a break

A bison emerges after swimming across the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

A bison emerges after swimming across the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, June 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

No bison burgers for dinner

Conservationists petition to halt the killing of bison in Yellowstone National Park.

 

Video: No sushi, either

A 10-year-old pet goldfish undergoes surgery to remove a tumor from its brain.

 

Frankenmouse

Scientists successfully splice a human brain gene into some mice.

 

Head’s up

Congress mandates NASA to find 90 percent of dangerous asteroids nearby. NASA, sadly, seems likely to fall short of this goal.

Algae: It’s smarter than we are

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

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.

 

But it really prefers to be called ‘Ed,’ thanks

“Edouard” is the year’s first major hurricane of the Atlantic season.

Glorious summer snow

A jogger runs through the snow at Nose Hill Park during an early year snow fall in Calgary, Alberta, September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Just another summer snow storm

Calgary, Canada had a surprise event this late summer week: About a foot of snow.

It may replace the Fitbit, but is that enough?

Health professionals want to see more from Apple’s watch than is already offered by the competition.

Pizza pie, Putin style

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

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.

 

Cigarettes: a luxury item?

South Korea aims to double the cost of cigarettes in order to curb smoking.

 

A dying industry

No, not journalism. A Brooklyn movie shop owner closes her doors–then finds there’s still a demand for certain classics.

Things to wear on your wrist and other places

Models present creations from the Spring/Summer 2015 Tory Burch collection during New York Fashion Week September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Runway focus

Slideshow: Designers–including Britney Spears–bring artistry to the presentation of their spring and summer lines at New York’s Fashion Week.

No Sapphire? No way.

Apple’s new iPhone 6 devices may not come with scratch-resistant Sapphire screens this time, but China’s Huawei is releasing a limited edition phone that will fill that gap.

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