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Justice Department tries to freeze GE-Electrolux appliance deal

US regulator sues to stop a big appliance merger that it claims could push up prices and cut back options for consumers.

By July 1, 2015

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The shoe that grows with a child

Technically Incorrect: A nonprofit working with those in extreme poverty in Kenya creates something that so many parents wish they could find: a shoe that grows five sizes.

By April 20, 2015

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New shape-shifting 'punk' frog knows how to blend in

A frog found in the cloud forest of Ecuador has a neat trick -- it can change the texture of its skin, and it's the first vertebrate known to do so.

By March 24, 2015

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U.K. cops hunting for Assange show up at Ecuador's embassy

Hours after the Ecuadorian government accused the U.K. government of threatening a raid to nab Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, police vans show up at the embassy and police enter the outer lobby.

By August 15, 2012

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The reason Mars One colonists could die will surprise you

Humans could begin moving to Mars as soon as 2024 as part of an ambitious Dutch reality-TV/space-exploration project, but a few MIT students say it might not be so simple.

By October 9, 2014

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Google's Schmidt says Assange detainment is 'luxury lodgings'

On the eve of the release of the WikiLeaks founder's new book, titled "When Google Met WikiLeaks," the Google executive chairman goes on the offensive.

By September 23, 2014

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Assange dubs Google 'privatized NSA,' pillories Eric Schmidt

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange doesn't let the walls of the Ecuadorian embassy in London stop him from criticizing on the Google exec for allegedly collaborating with the US.

By September 24, 2014

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Bitcoin gains support of cryptography think tank

Coin Center, a newly created research and advocacy center, will focus on public policy issues faced by the virtual currency.

By September 22, 2014

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What next for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange?

The WikiLeaks founder has vowed to exit "soon" from a small pocket of Ecuador in Britain's capital, but little has changed diplomatically and legally that would spur his eventual release.

By August 19, 2014

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World's tallest tower to overshadow monumental goof in Ecuador

A new monument to the middle of the world would be nearly 3 miles above sea level, twice as high as the current tallest building on the globe. Thanks to modern GPS, it will also stand just where it should.

By November 25, 2012