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Paraguay's new president needs to tackle the country's poverty, continued hikes in food prices could destabilize Iran before its presidential election and North...

Worrisome Levels of Lead Found In Imported Rice

An analysis of imported brands found surprising levels of the metal. Reporting at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, a group of researchers...

Why Pope Francis Only Has One Lung

Pope Francis is a pioneering pontiff in many ways — he’s the first to take the name of Francis, the first pope from South America, and the first to don the papal...

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Three Essential Facts About China's hacker collective A new report by Virginia-based Mandiant Corp., an information-security firm, reveals troubling details...

Meet Bob Menendez

Senator Bob Menendez, an Iran hawk, Iraq dove, pro-immigration, pro-embargo Cuban American, will most likely be the next chair of the Foreign Relations...

Russia Reveals Vast Secret Diamond Reserves

Scientists of the Russian Academy of Science are claiming that a secret diamond deposit in Russia’s remote Northeast contains “trillions of carats” of the rare...

Taste Invaders

One of the biggest threats to endangered species isn't hunting or climate change or pollution. It's other animals--specifically, invasive species that overrun...

Frog Juice: Horse Racing’s New Doping Scandal

More than 30 horses have now tested positive for an illegal performance-enhancing substance that makes even the grossest doping scandal of human athletes pale in...

Hot Travel Trend: Bunk Beds in Boutique Hotels

Bunk beds are associated with “The Brady Bunch,” IKEA catalogs, and summer camp. But hip urban hotels? Travelers tend to encounter bunk beds only in a select few...