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Alleged gang rape, hanging of 2 girls in India sparks global outrage

Two teenage girls in northern India were hanged from a tree after allegedly being gang-raped, authorities said. It has spurred international outrage.<p>The attack happened Tuesday night in a village in Uttar Pradesh state's Budaun district, said R.K.S. Rathore, a deputy inspector-general of police.<p>The …

Dutch Scientists Just Shattered Our Conception Of How Information Will Travel In The Future

There's a lot going on in that idea, so let's break it down.<p>The rules for the subatomic world are totally unlike the rules for our macroscopic world. A particle can be in multiple places at the same time, and can even disappear on one side of a barrier and reappear on the other side without …

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two …

Quantum Physics

The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

3D model of a nerve terminal in atomic detail

The electrochemical jelly inside your head contains something like one quadrillion synapses, the junctions at which nerve cells talk to one other by converting electrical signals into chemical ones and then back again. They have two components (sometimes three): the nerve terminal of one cell, …

After Decades Of Silent Wandering, NASA Probe Phones Home

You might call it the ultimate long shot — a group of space enthusiasts trying to re-establish contact with a wayward satellite launched in 1978. Figuratively speaking, it's been off the radar for decades.<p>No more.<p>"The initial contact was a tone followed by specific commands," project organizer …

Science Can Turn Cow Poop Into Clean Water

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists at Michigan State University say they have developed a system that turns cow manure into …

Turkish court orders YouTube access to be restored

<b>Access to video-sharing site YouTube looks set to be restored in Turkey after a ruling by the nation's highest court.</b><p>A block was imposed in late March, soon after recordings alleging official corruption were aired on the site.<p>Now Turkey's constitutional court has said the block violated laws …

Internet

SpaceX Unveils Manned Spacecraft Dragon V2

SpaceX founder Elon Musk took the wraps off its next-generation spacecraft today, called Dragon V2. The key improvements are that Dragon V2 will be able to land “anywhere on Earth” with its propulsion system and the accuracy of a helicopter. It will also be capable of carrying seven astronauts for …

New Heartbleed attack hits Android devices and routers over Wi-Fi

Seven weeks after the bug put the web on high alert, Heartbleed is still causing problems. A new report from Portuguese security researcher Luis Grangeia describes how the same bug could be used over Wi-Fi to enable new kinds of attacks that build on the same vulnerability.<p>The damage will be much …

Will El Niño Knock Down 2014's Hurricanes?

Atlantic hurricanes look less plentiful this year, say federal forecasters.<p>Hurricanes look less likely this summer, said federal forecasters on Thursday, foreseeing an El Niño event that will reduce the number of Atlantic storms threatening coastal homes.<p>Should the El Niño form, meteorologists …

The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter's Smile

Imagine a world that is completely black. You can't see a thing — unless something happens to move. You can see the rain falling from the sky, the steam coming from your coffee cup, a car passing by on the street.<p>This was the world that Milena Channing claimed to see, back in 2000, shortly after …

Breakthrough shows how DNA is 'edited' to correct genetic diseases

An international team of scientists has made a major step forward in our understanding of how enzymes 'edit' genes, paving the way for correcting …

Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, …

Facebook, Gmail, Skype face Russia ban under 'anti-terror' plan

Russia's parliament has passed legislation that could see Western technology firms barred from operating if they fail to store Russian data within the country.<p>The "Information, Information Technologies and Protection of Information" amendment, part of the country's anti-terrorism laws, would …

Privacy

‘Edited’ T cells mimic natural resistance to HIV

Scientists have successfully genetically engineered the immune cells of 12 HIV positive patients to resist infection, and decreased the viral loads …

Immunotherapy

Peru Park Crowned Biodiversity Champ

Manú National Park in southeastern Peru has been crowned the planet's new champion of reptile and amphibian biodiversity. Dethroning Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, Manú contains at least 132 species of reptiles and 155 species of amphibians.<p>Manú National Park covers roughly .01 percent of Earth’s …

NASA's LLCD Tests Confirm Laser Communication Capabilities In Space

An anonymous reader writes <i>"This week, NASA released the results of its Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration's (LLCD) 30-day test carried out by</i> …

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

LEED’s Stunning Growth—and What’s Behind It

LEED might not be the only game in town when it comes to green building certifications, but it’s certainly a huge force in the sector, as a new …

A Carbon Tax Would Cut The Deficit By $1 Trillion

A carbon tax of $25 per ton of emissions would cut the deficit by $1 trillion over a decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).<p>The …

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.<p>The water splitter is a silicon …

Energy

An Argentine car mechanic invents birthing tool inspired by wine corks

It all started with wine: Jorge Odón, a car mechanic in Argentina, was inspired by a YouTube video demonstrating the removal of a sunken bottle cork to invent — of all things — a new birthing device that's been enthusiastically endorsed by doctors, donors, and the World Health Organization.<p>Called …

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: 'Deleting should be the default'

Evan Spiegel’s app Snapchat is setting a new standard for the internet, he tells Matt Warman<p>Evan Spiegel is 23. He lives at home with his dad. And he’s worth at least $3billion.<p>This is not thanks to inheriting a fortune or winning a lottery: the app he built is now on one in four smartphones in the …

Rare albino kangaroo sighted in Australia

Rare albino kangaroo spotted near Canberra, prompting wonder at its success in evading wild dogs and foxes<p>A rare albino kangaroo has been spotted roaming bushland outside Australia’s capital, surprising wildlife experts who say such creatures are easy prey and usually die young.<p>The kangaroo, an …

Tens of millions targeted by email 'ransom’ virus

Internet fraudsters are targetting tens of millions of British customers with a virus which locks computers until the victim pays a £500 ransom<p>Internet fraudsters are targetting tens of millions of British customers with a virus which locks computers until the victim pays a £500 ransom to be …

Microsoft's 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 eases you into object creation

Microsoft made a big deal of building 3D printer support into Windows 8.1, and today it's releasing a tool that lets even newcomers create objects of their own. The new 3D Builder app includes a catalog of pre-designed items that virtually anyone can start printing right away. Especially curious …