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102-year-old ship became a floating forest (6 pictures)

Homebush Bay in Sydney is the place were many 20th century ships, which are no longer used, ended up: one of them, the SS Ayrfield, is definitely the …

Forests

Human-animal hybrid organs imagine organic implants of the future

As biological engineering becomes more and more adept, scientists will eventually get to explore the limits of what they can craft in the lab. To that end, designer Agatha Haines has put together a conceptual series of custom organs, which could one day be used by humans as an organic way to …

Late nights 'sap children's brain power'

<b>Late nights and lax bedtime routines can blunt young children's minds, research suggests.</b><p>The findings on sleep patterns and brain power come from a UK study of more than 11,000 seven-year-olds.<p>Youngsters who had no regular bedtime or who went to bed later than 21:00 had lower scores for reading and …

University College London

Geek Deal: The Largest Blu-Ray Collection Ever for Only $178.99 – /Film

Amazon has an amazing deal on the Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection, the largest blu-ray collection ever produced. The set, which includes 50 …

Warner Bros

Disney Could Lose $150 Million on 'The Lone Ranger' – /Film

After months of trailers, TV spots, posters, and other marketing for <i>The Lone Ranger</i>, it’s easy to forget the movie almost never happened at all. Back …

Film Industry

Early Buzz: Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' is the Cornetto Trilogy's Tasty Finish – /Film

We Americans cheered when <b>Edgar Wright</b>‘s <i>The World’s End</i> got bumped up from October to August, but our cousins across the pond are even luckier — …

Construction

Rent-a-Paramilitaries Freak Out Wisconsin

Here’s a fascinating little story. There’s been a battle royale up in Wisconsin over an effort to establish a big iron mining operation near Lake …

S&P amazingly says no one should believe its ratings are independent and objective

Today US rating agency Standard & Poor’s told a court of law that it figured every reasonable investor would know its promise to objectively rate securities was mere “puffery,” like a used-car salesman who tells you the last owner of your car was an old lady who only drove it on Sundays.<p>The US …

S&P Global

After a Tense Year, NYU and Chen Guangcheng Part Ways

Since Chen’s dramatic escape from China and arrival at NYU, the activist found himself at odds with the university that took him in, his supporters …

Pollution in northern China has shaved residents’ life expectancy by an average of 5.5 years

In 1999, Shanghai’s mayor at the time visited Beijing and, noticing the smog, said, “If I worked in your Beijing, I would shorten my life at least five years.” His comment turned out to be not just prescient but weirdly precise. According to a new study, air pollution in northern China has …

China

Brazil demands explanation from US over NSA spying

Brazil has called on Washington to explain why US intelligence agencies have been monitoring millions of emails and phone calls from its citizens, as …