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Laser-etched metal 'bounces' water

Physicists in the US have created metal surfaces that repel water to the extent that droplets bounce away.
BBC: January 22, 2015

Europe, US officials warn of severe terror threat

Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain faces a "severe" threat of terrorist attack, while a European law enforcement official describes the security environment as "difficult."
January 19, 2015

Song of My Life: A Memoir - Book Review

Alex Vavoulis reviews the book 'Song of My Life: A Memoir' written by Harry Mark Petrakis
Alex Vavoulis: January 18, 2015

US watching foreign fighter threat 'very carefully'

The attacks in Paris -- and concerns that more terrorists from a cell linked to Said and Cherif Kouachi are waiting to strike -- have officials in the U.S. taking notice and bracing for what may come next.
January 13, 2015

Dennis Syntalis, Astoria civic leader who helped bring some of his native Greece to Queens, dies at age 85

Dennis Syntalis helped create Athens Square, an Astoria park and amphitheater that features sculptures of Greek philosopher Socrates and the goddess Athena. He also founded the powerful Greek-American Homeowners Association.
New York Post: January 9, 2015

Antibiotics: US discovery labelled 'game-changer' for medicine

The decades-long drought in antibiotic discovery could be over after a breakthrough by US scientists.
BBC: January 8, 2015

Obama returns to new political landscape

President Barack Obama arrived back in Washington Sunday after a two-week vacation in Hawaii, his home state.
January 4, 2015

Obama: Putin has not outmaneuvered West

U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia's economic troubles show Russian President Vladimir Putin has not managed to outmaneuver him or the United States.
December 22, 2014

US General: 3 Top IS Commanders Killed in Airstrikes

Three top Islamic State leaders were killed in a series of targeted airstrikes in Iraq, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said Thursday.
December 19, 2014

Former US VP Cheney defends CIA interrogations

Former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney said the Central Intelligence Agency did exactly what the White House wanted in setting up an interrogation program for terror suspects following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
December 11, 2014