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.

    34016 Shares
    7560 shares and 26431 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  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…

    19463 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 692 retweets and 14 favorites
    61 positive votes on Reddit
    5829 shares and 12641 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 10 reshares
    62 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.

    17064 Shares
    2 twitter shares
    10391 shares and 6666 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 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…

    14821 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 514 retweets and 67 favorites
    3732 positive votes on Reddit
    3034 shares and 7144 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 33 plus ones and 4 reshares
    165 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  5. 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.

    12771 Shares
    2024 shares and 10744 likes on Facebook
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  6. 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.

    12758 Shares
    5291 shares and 7455 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. 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.

    12743 Shares
    5284 shares and 7447 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  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.

    11280 Shares
    4534 shares and 6739 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares

  9. Brain-eating bug kills swimmer
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 00:39:41

    A brain-eating amoeba that lurks in fresh water has prompted warnings from Kansas officials after it killed a 9-year-old girl.

    11279 Shares
    1 twitter shares
    6258 shares and 5013 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  10. Rockets end cease-fire hopes
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 07:58:40

    Israel resumes strikes on Gaza after Hamas rejects an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, ending hopes of some respite from the barrage of rockets from both sides.

    11273 Shares
    4532 shares and 6734 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares

  11. 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.

    8008 Shares
    2194 shares and 5811 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Costa Concordia: 9 things to know
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 22:03:59

    It may be the biggest salvage operation in history, but no one would accuse it of being the fastest.

    7807 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6800 retweets and 70 favorites
    156 shares and 678 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

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

    6517 Shares
    1705 shares and 4803 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  14. Rapper explains severed penis
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-16 at 00:45:27

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

    6024 Shares
    3534 shares and 2489 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  15. 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.

    5983 Shares
    1041 shares and 4942 likes on Facebook

  16. The Palmer pattern: cause maximum drama then support government
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-15 at 14:26:25

    So much for red tape repeal day and the bonfire of regulations. So much for orderly decision-making and grown-up government Continue reading…

    5637 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1983 retweets and 76 favorites
    54 positive votes on Reddit
    634 shares and 2758 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 14 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Iraq names moderate Sunni parliament speaker in move to break political deadlock
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-15 at 23:50:42

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi politicians named a moderate Sunni Islamist as speaker of parliament on Tuesday, a long-delayed first step towards a power-sharing government urgently needed to save the state from disintegration in the face of a Sunni uprising.

    5541 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 5284 retweets and 66 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    62 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Novartis Joins With Google to Develop Contact Lens to Monitor Blood Sugar
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-16 at 03:23:15

    The Alcon unit of the European drug maker will help with one of the latest moves into the health care sector by the tech industry.

    5285 Shares
    1505 shares and 3113 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    641 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Iran looks to prolonging nuclear talks; U.S. demands cuts
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-16 at 01:14:27

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran and six world powers on Tuesday appeared likely to extend talks on Tehran’s nuclear program beyond a July 20 deadline, while Washington said the Islamic Republic must cut its capacity to make nuclear fuel to secure a deal to end sa…

    5132 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 4949 retweets and 22 favorites
    50 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Japan earthquake has raised pressure below Mount Fuji, says new study
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-15 at 18:29:01

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

    5079 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 629 retweets and 25 favorites
    3654 positive votes on Reddit
    407 shares and 241 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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