Rebecca Hersher

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Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

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Vatican: Don't Scatter Cremation Ashes, And Don't Keep Them At Home

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New guidelines from the Roman Catholic Church note that the practice of cremation is increasing and recommend that ashes be buried in "cemeteries and other sacred places."

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How Small Fibs Lead To Big Lies

Monday, October 24, 2016

A new study finds evidence of "a gradual escalation of self-serving dishonesty," in which small lies pave the way for larger deceptions.

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Christopher Marlowe Officially Credited As Co-Author Of 3 Shakespeare Plays

Monday, October 24, 2016

Oxford University Press will list both William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe as co-authors of the three Henry VI plays in its newest complete edition of Shakespeare's work.

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PHOTOS: Finalists For The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Friday, October 21, 2016

A bear being fish-slapped. A decidedly not-regal eagle. An unfortunate buffalo/bird interaction.

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Montana Judge Faces Call For Impeachment After Incest Sentencing

Thursday, October 20, 2016

More than 55,000 people have signed an online petition to impeach a Montana judge who handed down a 60-day sentence to a man who pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter.

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U.K. Will Posthumously Pardon Thousands Of Gay And Bisexual Men

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The so-called Turing Law would automatically issue pardons to thousands of men who had been convicted for having consensual relationships with other men under laws that have since been repealed.

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2 Americans Killed In Attack Near Training Camp In Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Defense Ministry says an assailant in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire, killing a U.S. soldier and an American civilian. Also, a new report finds child casualties are rising in the conflict.

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Malaysia To Fast-Food Joints: Please Rename Your Hot Dogs

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The company Auntie Anne's is the latest international food chain to run afoul of Malaysia's halal guidelines. Regulators asked that pretzel dogs be renamed because dogs are considered unclean.

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'It Was Time To Make A Hard Stand'; Closing Arguments Completed In Malheur Trial

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Seven defendants who occupied Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge stand accused of conspiracy, theft of government property and illegally carrying firearms. Among them are Ammon and Ryan Bundy.

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Author Of 'Guantanamo Diary' Released From Military Prison

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was sent to his home country of Mauritania after 14 years of imprisonment. His heavily redacted book about his time in the U.S. facility was published in January 2015.

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Nursing Home Group Sues U.S. Government Over New Lawsuit Rule

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The American Health Care Association is seeking to overturn a rule that protects the right of patients and their families to sue nursing homes in court. The rule is set to go into effect Nov. 28.

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'Higgs Bison' Is The Missing Link In European Bison Ancestral Tree

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A newly released study examines why European cave art includes drawings of two distinct types of bison. One of the types is a newly discovered ancestor of modern bison.

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'I Felt Like I Was A Slave'; Report Slams Conditions For Refugees On Nauru

Monday, October 17, 2016

A new report from Amnesty International details mental health problems, including suicidal behavior, among people held on the island. People trying to enter Australia by boat are refused asylum.

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WikiLeaks Says Julian Assange's Internet Access Cut Off By 'State Party'

Monday, October 17, 2016

The group has published thousands of emails purportedly linked to Hillary Clinton's campaign, and promised more to come before the U.S. election. WikiLeaks says Ecuador shut off the Internet access.

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Weekend Brings 'Worst Day Yet' For Aleppo Hospitals, And No Syria Deal In Sight

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry spent much of the weekend meeting with his counterparts from Russia and European countries, looking for a route to a peace, or at least humanitarian aid access, in Syria.

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How Much Is A Nobel Prize Medal Worth?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

On Monday, Sotheby's will auction off a Nobel economics prize medal awarded to John Nash in 1994. So, how much is a Nobel medal worth?

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Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power In Pacific Northwest

Sunday, October 16, 2016

More rain is expected for Washington state and Oregon on Sunday, after a storm downed trees and flooded roads across the region.

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Haiti Presidential Election Rescheduled For November

Friday, October 14, 2016

The long-postponed vote, which was most recently canceled because of Hurricane Matthew, will be held November 20. Haiti's interim president has already outstayed his mandate to be in office.

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The Universe Has Almost 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought

Friday, October 14, 2016

A new study finds there are about 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe, up from about 200 billion. It's the first major revision to that number since the 1990s.

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