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Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact: Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
Ukraine raids spark war of words: Russia and the US accuse each other of failing to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, following raids by Kiev on pro-Russian separatists in the east.
Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany: Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
US medics killed in Kabul attack: Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Grand & Toy to close all 19 retail stores:
Grand & Toy, the Toronto office supplies chain, will close down all 19 of its retail locations in Canada after 132 years in business.
Eve Adams nomination race gets nastier:
The riding nomination fight between Conservative MP Eve Adams and Natalia Lishchyna is growing nastier, with Lishchyna giving party officials an estimate of Adams's expenses that suggests she's gone over her spending limit.
Robbed on a Guatemalan roadside, Calgary man videotapes scary ordeal:
A Calgary man and his British girlfriend who were robbed at gunpoint in Guatemala captured the entire frightening ordeal on camera.
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Tsetse Fly Genome Is Solved, Raising Hope in Battling Sleeping Sickness: Sequencing the genome of one tsetse species took a decade, partly because tsetses have unusual biology and partly because of global health politics
Raw Data: From an Apple a Day to ‘Energy Balance’ in Cancer Research: With hopes dimming for a cancer-preventive foods, scientists are focusing on obesity, which is emerging as one of the biggest risk factors
Well: Why Chocolate Is Good for Us: Our digestive system has trouble with chocolate, which is why it may be good for us
Doctor and Patient: Are Med School Grads Prepared to Practice Medicine?: Each July at teaching hospitals across the country, freshly minted M.D.s take their place as interns at the bottom of the ladder. Are they ready to practice medicine Dot Earth Blog: Darren Aronofsky on Floods, Fanaticism, the Big Bang, Warming and More: The director of “Noah” and other films about obsession explores his views of global warming, fanaticism and the uncomfortable intersection of religion and science
‘Spider skin at 12,000 magnification’
This SEM image of spider skin was taken by María Carbajo of the Electron Microscopy Unit at the University of Extremadura.
You can clearly see a follicle, hairs, and brochosomes from a preyed-upon leafhopper (the yellow balls).
It won her FEI’s 2012 photography competition (FEI is a microscopy technologies manufacturer). You can find links to other entrants’ photos here.
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