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23andMe to follow FDA order to halt test sales

December 6, 2013 7:00 am

Genetic testing company 23andMe Inc. will comply with a Food and Drug Administration directive to stop selling health-related genetic tests during a regulatory review. The Mountain View, Calif., company said late Thursday that it will continue to provide ancestry-related information to customers and raw genetic data without interpretation. Customers who bought kits since the FDA […]

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Former South African President F.W. De Klerk Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013 6:29 am

Former South African President F.W. de Klerk pays tribute to Nelson Mandela in Cape Town, South Africa after learning of the former leader's death Thursday. He's one of many in South Africa expressing grief, adoration and love as they mourn the 95 year old former South African president and anti-apartheid icon.

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Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013 6:29 am

Former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu paid tribute Friday to former South African President Nelson Mandela who passed away Thursday night at his Johannesburg home in the company of his family after a long illness. The Nobel Peace laureate prayed for the Mandela family and thanked them for sharing the anti-apartheid icon with South […]

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New research reveals crocodiles use tools to hunt birds

December 6, 2013 6:16 am

As if crocodiles weren’t terrifying enough, a new study reveals the deadly reptiles may be smarter than we think. New research published in the scientific journal Ethology, Ecology and Evolution shows that crocodilian species employ previously undocumented cunning hunting techniques — one of which is using sticks as “lures.” (Via National Geographic) Yes, that’s right. The study explains some […]

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New Research Reveals Crocodiles Use Sticks To Hunt Birds

December 6, 2013 6:15 am

A new study shows that crocodilian species use cunning hunting techniques and "tools" to catch prey.

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Man must pay $50k for breaking promise to marry

December 6, 2013 6:03 am

A Georgia man is learning the hard way that you need to keep your promises. A court has ruled that he must pay $50,000 for breaking his promise to marry his former fiancee.  According to, the state’s Court of Appeals has ruled that Christopher Ned Kelley must compensate his former fiancee, Melissa Cooper, after […]

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White House Changes Story On Obama´s Relationship To Uncle

December 6, 2013 5:44 am

The White House changed its story Thursday about President Obama‘s relationship to his uncle, and the reasoning is pretty remarkable. The story goes back to January of last year, when The Boston Globe reported Onyango ”Omar” Obama, then on trial for drunk driving, ”had never met his famous nephew, according to the White House.” The DUI investigation turned up the fact that […]

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Atlanta Delta pilot becomes inadvertent internet darling after actress tweet

December 6, 2013 5:32 am

Atlanta-based Delta pilot Captain Mark Kendall thought he was just thanking a Diamond Sky Mile club member on a recent flight. Little did he know that his handwritten thank you note would become a viral internet sensation. Why? The woman to whom he wrote the note was Australian actress Clair Holt who took a picture […]

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Cameron Signs Book of Condolence

December 6, 2013 5:28 am

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has visited South Africa House in London to sign a book of condolence for Nelson Mandela.

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Holiday Train Exhibit Features World´s Greatest Landmarks

December 6, 2013 4:27 am

For the holiday season this year, the US Botanic Garden has a holiday model train exhibit featuring world's greatest landmarks.

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