1. Will we find another Earth?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 15:55:40

    Scientists say they’re “very close” to finding Earth-like planet.

    38526 Shares
    8356 shares and 30142 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-16 at 08:58:08

    Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art Continue reading…

    28495 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 5862 retweets and 15 favorites
    66 positive votes on Reddit
    6862 shares and 15458 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 6 reshares
    72 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Sex stings nab theme park abusers
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 00:40:47

    Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World.

    21164 Shares
    12391 shares and 8766 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  4. Germany ‘may revert to typewriters’ to counter hi-tech espionage
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-15 at 23:34:00

    NSA inquiry head Patrick Sensburg claims communications technology mistrusted in wake of US spying allegations Continue reading…

    16492 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 638 retweets and 75 favorites
    3730 positive votes on Reddit
    3379 shares and 8314 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 33 plus ones and 4 reshares
    192 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Robot revolution
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 14:39:16

    Japan shows the world what life could be like with your own robot.

    15798 Shares
    6365 shares and 9420 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Look closely… yes, it’s a robot
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 18:08:33

    Japan shows what life could be like with your own robot.

    15789 Shares
    6362 shares and 9414 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Comedian sues over deadly crash
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 18:19:23

    Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured.

    12822 Shares
    2038 shares and 10781 likes on Facebook
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Mideast conflict
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 05:51:30

    Israel accepts an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas, but the militant group rejects the gesture outright.

    11972 Shares
    4693 shares and 7272 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares

  9. And the world’s best airline is…
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 19:48:26

    Cathay Pacific was pronounced the world’s best airliner of the year at the industry’s leading awards ceremony in Farnborough on Tuesday.

    10918 Shares
    2803 shares and 8106 likes on Facebook
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Rapper: Why I cut off my penis
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 10:36:14

    The rapper who mutilated himself and then jumped from a Los Angeles building has broken his silence about what happened.

    9239 Shares
    5104 shares and 4133 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  11. Happy Bastille Day
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 20:08:54

    6522 Shares
    1710 shares and 4803 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  12. Inside strangest-looking aircraft
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 16:27:51

    If you ever find yourself in the French city of Toulouse, you might just see one of the oddest-looking aircraft in the world.

    6438 Shares
    2671 shares and 3471 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 3 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    277 views on StumbleUpon

  13. School band lands huge deal
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 02:39:23

    Three school rockers, the oldest 13, seal a major record deal that could be worth $1.7 million.

    6210 Shares
    1085 shares and 5125 likes on Facebook

  14. Japan earthquake has raised pressure below Mount Fuji, says new study
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-15 at 18:29:00

    Geological disturbances caused by 2011 tremors mean active volcano is in a ‘critical state’, say scientific researchers Continue reading…

    5394 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 486 retweets and 20 favorites
    3775 positive votes on Reddit
    573 shares and 413 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Rape order shines light on councils
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 16:02:53

    The rape of a 14-year-old ordered by a village council exposes the men who punish with impunity.

    5303 Shares
    2097 shares and 3194 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Catching the summer of supermoons
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 15:47:51

    The first of this season’s summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.

    5076 Shares
    1009 shares and 4066 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  17. Summer supermoons
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 15:53:05

    The first of this season’s summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.

    5076 Shares
    1009 shares and 4066 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  18. Supermoon summer: Your pictures
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 06:59:46

    The first of this season’s summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.

    5076 Shares
    1009 shares and 4066 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. We’re genetically linked to our friends
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 02:27:23

    This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, “You’ve got a friend in me.”

    4863 Shares
    2311 shares and 2547 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares

  20. Jose Antonio Vargas, Immigrant Activist, Is Released by Border Patrol in Texas
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-16 at 06:32:06

    Jose Antonio Vargas, probably the most high-profile leader of the immigrant rights movement, was released after being detained by the Border Patrol for most of Tuesday.

    4271 Shares
    1779 shares and 2433 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    40 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

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