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In praise of second chances

A participant in London’s tweed on wheels bike ride

Slideshow: Not your usual catwalk

Yup, it’s the long-awaited London tweed run. Check out the cyclists who dress up in their checkered best and cycle through the center of the British capital.

Deadline do-over

Nevermind the hype. Colleges still have hundreds of open slots left.

Channeling David, Goliath and Godzilla

Utah’s Mia Love, a Republican darling who could become the first conservative black woman elected to the U.S. Congress, is back on the ballot.

Breakingviews video: A lesson from Italy

Our commentators explain how Matteo Renzi’s European election triumph will supercharge his reforms.

Beating back that infection

The spread of the deadly MERS virus seems to be slowing in Saudi Arabia.

 

Welcome, robot overlords

The Care-O-Bot III robot carries a bottle of drink through a kitchen in the Fraunhofer institute in Stuttgart August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

The Care-O-Bot III robot carries a bottle of drink through a kitchen in the Fraunhofer institute in Stuttgart August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

The loving care only motorized steel can provide

With Americans living longer, the task of caring for older adults may soon fall to an army of robots.

 

To kill a lawsuit

A judge reinstates Harper Lee’s legal action against a museum that she claims is illegally profiting from her work.

What’s black and white and makes the NSA red all over?

Protesters hold masks depicting former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden during a demonstration in Berlin May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Protesters hold masks depicting former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden during a demonstration in Berlin May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Video: Snowden mad! Snowden smash!

No, he doesn’t have super powers. But NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden is getting his own comic book.

 

Fishermen pinched in illegal lobster catch

A group of seafarers is in hot water after collecting protected crustaceans.

 

But here are some water-dwellers worth netting

Comb jellies could be the unlikely source of inspiration for treatments on Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

The questionable virtues of airline fees and processed foods

The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


Green lady, meet blue ocean

Thirty different famed U.S. landmarks – including the Jamestown settlement, the Kennedy Space Center and the Statue of Liberty – face “imminent risks” due to climate change and rising sea levels, according to some researchers.

 

Those peanuts will be $82, please

The U.S. government proposes stricter rules requiring airlines to disclose extra fees.

Happy marriages — and one victorious ex-wife

A wedding couple of tourists pose for their own photographer at the Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

A wedding couple pose at the Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Like the wallpaper sticks to the wall…

You know those couples who start to act alike after a while? It might not be coincidence: Research shows many people match up with those who have similar genetic makeups.

 

Something rumbling beneath the surface

Researchers discover a more than 5 million-year-old volcano underwater near Hawaii.

Tax-free weed? Sexy clergy? Other oddities? Right this way…

A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

It’s the Delaware of marijuana sales

Uruguay aims to cut down on black market traffickers by exempting pot sales from taxes.

 

A newsflash for the squeamish

Those “best before” food labels might not be an accurate indicator of whether food has really “gone bad.”

 

And you thought separate beds were bad

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife request separate corruption trials.

Stranded savings, prescient primates, chilly communique

A child lies on the floor at JFK airport in New York November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A child lies on the floor at JFK airport in New York November 27, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Travel problems? Don’t get paid in peanuts

Attention summer vacation fliers: If your flight gets delayed, you could be entitled to a cash payout.

 

Everyone move to Japan, quick!

Average life expectancy around the world climbs, with Japan holding the top spot (women there can expect to live to 87).

Hero cat, imperiled bees and the worst school assignment… ever?

  The Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft approaches the International Space Station  in this NASA image released on September 26, 2013. REUTERS/NASA

The Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft approaches the International Space Station in this NASA image released on September 26, 2013. REUTERS/NASA

Gallery: In space, no one can hear your sanctions

Russia and the West’s conflict over Ukraine puts the International Space Station’s future into question.

 

Losing the war on smog

Beijing’s environmental inspectors struggle to keep up with the country’s massive pollution problem.

Hello same-sex marriage rights, bye-bye Godzilla

Two people show their rings after getting married outside Seattle City Hall in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Cliff Despeaux

Two people show their rings after getting married outside Seattle City Hall in Seattle, Washington December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Cliff Despeaux

Idaho moves toward equality

A federal judge strikes down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

 

Video: Drinks like a… oh, you know

Scientists dose a bunch of Zebrafish with alcohol (because sure, why not) to study the effects of booze on leadership.

 

Godzilla leaves his homeland – for good?

He’s Japan’s most beloved monster – but Godzilla’s nuclear ties make him a touchy figure in a post-Fukushima world.

Subway scandal, sorry Sterling and smart scholars

A visitor takes photographs of a replica of the White House in Beijing, July 25, 2008. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

A visitor takes pictures of a replica of the White House in Beijing, July 25, 2008. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

China: It’s like Vegas, but better

The Sphinx, Eiffel Tower, Tower of Pisa and White House, among other famed landmarks, are replicated across China.

 

Donald Sterling apologizes… sort of

The Clippers owner says he’s sorry for racist comments he made – but also denies talking about people, ever, and says that Magic Johnson hasn’t done anything to “help minorities.”

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