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Witnesses say 1 dead, 15 hurt as Sri Lanka military shoots on protesters demanding clean water – The Washington Post

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — One person has been killed and about 15 wounded when Sri Lanka’s military shot at protesters demanding clean drinking water, according to television footage and demonstrators. The shooting happened Thursday evening in Weliweriya, 12 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of the capital, Colombo, when more than 4,000 protesters had gathered to demand […]

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Harvard creates brain-to-brain interface, allows humans to control other animals with thoughts alone | ExtremeTech

Researchers at Harvard University have created the first noninvasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) between a human… and a rat. Simply by thinking the appropriate thought, the BBI allows the human to control the rat’s tail. This is one of the most important steps towards BBIs that allow for telepathic links between two or more humans — […]

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Army bans soldiers from reading about NSA

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has ordered its personnel not to go to the latest postings on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian to read revelations of information given to its reporter because it contains a “TOP SECRET slide show.” via Army bans soldiers from reading about NSA.

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Randy Travis Pulls Through!

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Country music star Randy Travis is out of the hospital three weeks after he was admitted with congestive heart failure and later suffered a stroke. A statement Wednesday says Travis has been discharged from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano near Dallas, where he’d been admitted July 7. via Country star Randy […]

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Kerry: Talks aim to reach final-status agreement in 9 months | JPost | Israel News

Israelis and Palestinians will aim to reach a final-status agreement to end their conflict over the next nine months, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Washington on Tuesday. Kerry made the remarks at a tri-party press conference marking the resumption of direct negotiations. He stood together with Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and […]

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Will Earth’s Ocean Boil Away?

In his book Storms of my Grandchildren, noted climate scientist James Hansen issued the following warning: “[I]f we burn all reserves of oil, gas, and coal, there is a substantial chance we will initiate the runaway greenhouse. If we also burn the tar sands and tar shale, I believe the Venus syndrome is a dead […]

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Bradley Manning trial verdict – POLITICO.com

FORT MEADE, Md. — A military judge Tuesday acquitted Pfc. Bradley Manning of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge the Army intelligence analyst faced for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables. Manning was convicted on all but one of the lesser charges considered by the judge, Army Col. […]

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