From rock to soil: Years, not centuries

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (RedOrbit) Geologic time is shorthand for slow-paced. But new measurements from steep mountaintops in New Zealand show that rock can transform into soil more than twice as fast more…

Pot. Kettle. Black: U.N. grills Vatican over sex

by Jerome R. Corsi -- [caption id="attachment_617053" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Pope Francis meets with U.N. officials in March 2013"][/caption] UNITED NATIONS – Last Thursday in Geneva a panel from the United Nations Convention on more…

Female lawmaker abused boy in care

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Express) She is alleged to have forced a boy in her care to perform a "vile" sex act at one of a series of drug-fuelled parties in more…

Israel picking up tab for abortions

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Ryan Jones, Israel Today Israel's newly-passed health budget for 2014 includes a significant increase in government funding for legal abortions, a move that Sandy Shoshani, national director more…

18 killed in stampede at Muslim funeral

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (APNEWS.MYWAY) — A pre-dawn stampede killed 18 people Saturday as tens of thousands of people gathered to mourn the death of a Muslim spiritual leader in India's financial more…

Mexico government: Vigilantes could copy cartel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Armed vigilantes who have taken control of territory in lawless Michoacan could turn into the very sort of organized crime forces they're fighting, a Mexican official more…