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This undated image provided by Caltech shows a 3-D visualization of fluorescently-labeled brain cells within an intact brain tissue of a rodent. In a study released by the journal Cell on Thursday, July 31, 2014, researchers have described a way to make see-through mice and rats, a step that should help them study fine details of anatomy for basic research. (AP Photo/Caltech, Bin Yang and Viviana Gradinaru)

See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won’t find these critters scampering in your kitchen. The transparent rodents aren’t alive and they’re for research only, to help scientists study fine details of anatomy. Before they are treated with chemicals, the animals are euthanized and their skin removed. Researchers made their inner organs transparent, but not their … 0

U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

Thursday, July 31, 2014

U.S. health officials yesterday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year. “The bottom line is Ebola is worsening … 0

Gay rights activists in China sue over electric shock therapy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gay rights activists in China sued a counseling center yesterday for its offers to cure homosexuality through “gay conversion therapy” – the first lawsuit of its kind in a country where gay people are granted few rights and little recognition. Gay activists staged a protest outside a Beijing court before the case was heard and said they hoped that the trial would persuade … 0

Become a .guru in the new internet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The internet is quietly exploding. More than 300 new top-level domains – the extension of the internet address after the dot, such as .com or .net – were created in recent months by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, including .services, .vodka and .WTF. ICANN, the … 0

Despite Clinton: O’Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa began, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow … 0

Afghan teen gets 7 1/2 years for killing three Marines

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A teenager accused of carrying out an attack at a U.S. base in Afghanistan in August 2012 that killed three Marines and left one injured was tried as a juvenile on Wednesday and sentenced to 7 ½ years, the maximum allowed under Afghan law for minors, the Marine … 0

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya yesterday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said “free-wheeling militia violence” prompted the move. … 0

Churches putting faith in social media: #YesforGod

Saturday, July 26, 2014

When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, N.C., no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smart phones, tap the silver “Get Hope” app and open the sermon … 0

Last-ditch US effort on Gaza truce; Israel cool

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed yesterday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel’s defense minister warned Israel might soon expand its … 0

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fast-food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread … 2

Obama urging Central American leaders for help

Saturday, July 26, 2014

President Obama met with Central American leaders yesterday to urge them to help slow the stream of unaccompanied children from their countries to the U.S., as House Republicans tried to agree on their own proposed solution to the … 0

House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The House passed a bill yesterday that would gradually increase the popular child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes. However, millions of low-income families would lose the $1,000-a-child credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Obama are set to expire. The … 1

Shaheen, Brown fundraising reports detail donors, spending

Friday, July 25, 2014

The number of people and political action committees who gave to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen from April to July vastly outnumbered those that gave to her top Republican opponent, Scott Brown, recently released campaign finance reports show. Shaheen and Brown’s second-quarter fundraising reports became available on the Federal … 1