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Jul 2, 2015

Discovery brightens solar energy's future

Scientists in Switzerland announced a clean-energy breakthrough on Wednesday; a cheaper solar technology that splits water molecules to create clean-burning hydrogen fuel. The solar panel design will make it cheaper to produce hydrogen, but a simple version won’t be available for average citizens for ...

Vote paves way for same-sex marriages in Episcopalian churches

Jul 2, 2015

Vote paves way for same-sex marriages in Episcopalian churches

Episcopalians have voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The vote came Wednesday in Salt Lake City at the denomination’s national assembly. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin in the House ...

Dolphin breaks woman's ankles when it leaps onto boat

Jul 2, 2015

Dolphin breaks woman's ankles when it leaps onto boat

A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. One of the animals jumped on ...

UNESCO chief says Islamic State waging 'culture cleansing'

Jul 2, 2015

UNESCO chief says Islamic State waging 'culture cleansing'

The head of the U.N. cultural organisation on Wednesday called for a campaign against the “culture cleansing” being carried out by Islamic State jihadis. “Extremists don’t destroy heritage as a collateral damage, they target it systematically to strike societies at their core,” Irina Bokova ...