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Feb 11, 2016

Climate change 'forcing species to move'

Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world’s plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard Wednesday, with every major type of species affected. Camille Parmesan, an expert from Britain’s Plymouth University on how climate change impacts wildlife, said ...

Feb 11, 2016

U.S. woman upset over botched haircut pulls gun on barber

A California woman gave new meaning to the saying “bad hair day” on Wednesday after she tried to shoot her stylist over a botched haircut, police said. Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, allegedly stormed out of the 619 Barber Shop in San Diego after getting ...

Feb 11, 2016

Zika research to be published rapidly, and for free: statement

Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America available speedily, and for free. A statement signed by the journals Nature, Science and The Lancet, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, France’s Institut ...

Feb 11, 2016

Northern Ireland rejects bid to relax abortion law

The Northern Ireland regional assembly voted against relaxing strict abortion laws on Wednesday, despite a ruling by the Belfast High Court that the legislation breaches human rights. After a debate that ran to almost midnight, members of the Stormont Assembly voted 59-40 against a ...

Feb 11, 2016

U.K. to end ancient practice of printing laws on animal skin

It is often said some laws aren’t worth the paper they are printed on. Not in Britain, where for centuries laws have been printed not on paper but on calfskin parchment known as vellum. But not for much longer. Starting next month, laws will ...

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria refugee camp

Feb 11, 2016

Female suicide bombers kill 58 in Nigeria refugee camp

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday. A third female bomber was arrested and gave officials information about other planned bombings that helped them increase security at ...