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Either the world will end on Dec. 21, or it won't. Your view depends on whether you believe in a much-publicized but debunked interpretation of the Mayan calendar, or you don't. Here are 10 facts so amazing they may crack the time-space continuum: 1 One...
Paranoia strikes deep. That’s the bottom-line explanation for the failure of the U.S. Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. But it was more than a generic fear of black helicopters (or black wheelchairs) that...
Tags: Abortion, Politics, Treaties, Greenland, Social Issues
This post has been updated, as indicated below.The Senate rejected a United Nations treaty aimed at banning discrimination against individuals with disabilities Tuesday, falling five votes short of the two-thirds needed in a 61-38 vote. The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With...
Tags: Politics, Treaties, John Kerry, John McCain, Republican Party
Twelve days after the worst mass murder in Australian history, when 35 people were shot to death at Tasmania state’s Port Arthur tourist mecca in 1996, the government issued sweeping reforms of the country’s gun laws. There hasn’t...
World NowSwitzerland has frozen more than $1 billion connected to leaders who were toppled or are still being battled in Arab Spring uprisings, Swiss official Valentin Zellweger told reporters....
Georg Solti loved birthday parties, especially his own. One can only imagine how thrilled he would have been to witness the outpouring of affection from the international gathering of colleagues who presented a special concert in his honor at Symphony...
PETOSKEY — The Little Traverse Civic Theatre may have picked just the right story for its fall show. On Thursday, in front of a crowded theater at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, “Frankenstein” opened. The production...
Tags: Arts and Culture
A suspicious item prompted the crew of a United Airlines flight to Switzerland to divert it to Boston, as two F-15 fighters shadowed the plane Tuesday night. The item, found inside an airsickness bag, turned out to be an unclaimed camera. officials said....
On July 4, a large assembly of scientists in Geneva, Switzerland announced that, after spending $10 billion, employing 6,000 researchers and directing tiny subatomic particles on a collision course of 17 miles, they had found what they were looking for....
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterSOUTH BEND -- They have the right clues. Even the suspect is in hand. But just as with all good detective stories, a University of Notre Dame physicist says, there are bound to be twists and turns as the details eventually unfold. Kevin Lannon, an...
CNNScientists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new particle whose characteristics match those of the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in physics, which could help unlock some of the universe's deepest secrets. "We have reached a...
Caltech researchers tackle many projects that can change lives, from curing chronic diseases to producing artificial fuels that might curtail the need to drill for petroleum. But professors at the institute say a major new discovery announced this week...
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