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Census Shows Whites Lose US Majority Among Babies

By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON June 23, 2011 (AP) For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and growing age divide between mostly white, older Americans and predominantly minority youths that could reshape government policies. Preliminary census estimates also show the share…

‘I’m out. I’m fine,’ artist Ai Weiwei says after he’s freed on bail in China

latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-artist-20110623,0,4814130.story Acerbic, dissident artist Ai Weiwei languished for more than two months in prison without charges before being abruptly released by Chinese authorities. The government, which may now pursue a civil case against Ai, cites his ‘good attitude,’ while others say international pressure played a role. By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times 11:52 AM PDT,…

Oceans heading for mass extinctions, experts warn

Great Barrier Reef Park / AFP – Getty Images file http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43479398/ns/world_news-world_environment/# Thissection of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 2009 saw “bleaching” of coralcaused by warmer than normal ocean temperatures. Bleaching can kill reefs if it is prolonged. msnbc.com staff and news service reports WASHINGTON— Mass extinctions of species in the world’s oceans are inevitable if current trends of…

Pyramid Hieroglyphs Likely Engineering Numbers

http://news.discovery.com/history/pyramid-hieroglyph-markings-archaeologist-110607.html By Rossella Lorenzi | Tue Jun 7, 2011 12:19 PM ET Mysterious hieroglyphs written in red paint on the floor of a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza are just numbers, according to a mathematical analysis of the 4,500-year-old mausoleum. Shown to the world last month, when the first report of a robot…

Humans First Wore Clothing 170,000 Years Ago

http://news.discovery.com/human/humans-first-wore-clothing-170000-years-ago.html By Jennifer Viegas | Thu Jan 6, 2011 01:35 PM ET Humans began to wear clothing 170,000 years ago, concludes a new study that suggests our ancestors first put on clothes after the second-to-last Ice Age, when being nude must have been too cool for comfort. The evidence comes from seemingly very unfashionable lice,…

Fathers Day Shortchanged? Humble History, Fewer Gifts

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/06/110616-fathers-day-entertainment-gifts-quotes-history/June 19, 2011 Father’s Day traditionally takes a backseat to Mother’s Day, and, for the most part, dads are cool with that, experts say. Nevertheless, as traditional roles around the house gradually change, fathers are gaining more attention on their special day, at least as measured in the monetary value of Father’s Day gifts estimated…