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Canadian pictured as Paris terrorist in suspected Gamergate smear

Veerender Jubbal captioned ‘one of the terrorists’ in Spanish newspaper after manipulated photo was widely shared<p>One of Spain’s biggest newspapers has apologised after it printed a picture of a Sikh man, claiming he was one one of the terrorists responsible for Friday night’s murderous attacks in …

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Particles

A New Study Challenges Assumptions About the Origins of Earth's Water

Water, water everywhere, but how on Earth did it get here? Many scientists believe that Baby Earth formed dry and was later soaked by an onslaught of …

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Anthropology

US and allies launch offensive in Iraq

The battle for Sinjar is on. The campaign to re-take the key town in northern Iraq from ISIS began with a massive US air campaign. Then Kurdish and allied forces moved in to cut the main roads in and out of town.<p>“The airstrikes woke us up,” says BuzzFeed’s Mike Giglio, who spent the night sleeping …

Thermal Scan Of Egyptian Pyramids Finds 'Impressive' Anomaly

CAIRO (AP) — Two weeks of new thermal scanning in Egypt’s Giza pyramids have identified anomalies in the 4,500 year-old burial structures, including …

'Nazi gold train' investigators start surveying site in Poland

Embankment to be searched with thermal imaging cameras to verify existence of possible cargo of stolen gold and artworks<p>Engineers are set to start surveying a railway embankment in south-western Poland to establish how to dig out a “gold train” that is thought to have been buried there in the dying …

Putin should unleash Chechen troops on Isis, says region's president

Former rebel Ramzan Kadyrov says if Russian PM sent his ‘death battalion’ to Syria in a ground operation, Islamic State would be wiped out within weeks<p>The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has asked Vladimir Putin to send him to Syria, claiming that a land operation using Chechen ground troops would …

As Russia enters war in Syria, conflict in Ukraine begins to wind down

The conflict in Ukraine sees less shelling each week, while hawks and rebel leaders are being told by Moscow to pipe down and toe the line<p>At a highly fortified separatist position near the village of Peski outside Donetsk, the pro-Russia fighters have been getting used to an unusual sound in recent …

Russia

Poland has deployed its military to check out the site of the rumored Nazi ghost train

Earlier this month, crews began clearing trees and shrubs alongside a railway in southwestern Poland that stretches between the towns Wroclaw and Walbrzych.<p>"Our goal is to check whether there's any hazardous material at the site," Colonel Artur Talik, who is leading the search using …

Double whammy: 2 meteors hit ancient Earth at the same time

It's not altogether uncommon to hear about double rainbows, but what about a double meteor strike? It's a rare event, but researchers in Sweden recently found evidence that two meteors smacked into Earth at the same time, about 458 million years ago.<p>Researchers from the University of Gothenburg …

Aztec human skull rack unearthed at ancient temple in Mexico City

Archeologists have found the main trophy rack of sacrificed human skulls at Mexico City's Templo Mayor Aztec ruin site, scientists said …

Superconductors Could Help Physicists Find 'Gravity Particles'

It may be possible to draw energy from a vacuum using gravity, a theoretical physicist says.<p>If researchers succeed in showing that this can happen, …

Physics

NASA finds 'Earth's bigger, older cousin'

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA said Thursday that its Kepler spacecraft has spotted "Earth's bigger, older cousin": the first nearly Earth-size planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star similar to our own.<p>Though NASA can't say for sure whether the planet is rocky like ours or has water and air, it's the …

New Findings Suggest Ancient Civilizations On Mars Were Wiped Out By Nuclear War.

In a recent paper published in the journal of cosmology, Dr John Bradenburg summarized findings that indicated not only was there life on Mars…but …

'My robot bought illegal drugs'

As algorithms and robots start moving around in our world, who is responsible for their actions? Rose Eveleth reports<p>In October of last year, an algorithm started to go shopping. It got $100 in bitcoins every Wednesday, and set about perusing the wares on the Agora Market, eventually selecting one …

Researchers Believe That Humans Originated From Another Planet

The American ecologist Dr. Ellis Silver has proposed an incredibly intriguing new thesis that suggests that human beings might not be indigenous to …

The Infinite Ogdoad: The Creation Pantheon of Ancient Egypt and Predecessor Gods of the Old Kingdom

The Ogdoad, also called the Hehu or Infinites, were the celestial rulers of a cosmic age. Considered to have come long before the Egyptian religious …

Space junk collision scare forced ISS crew to evacuate

The ISS crew sure had a rough morning yesterday: a piece of an old Russian satellite came hurtling towards them, and the team didn't have enough time to move the station out of the way. Since they only had an hour and a half to spare, the crew chose to seal off modules to contain possible damage …

The Real Cost Of NASA's New Horizons Mission To Pluto

After a ten-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto this week, coming just 12,500 kilometers (7,800 miles) above the dwarf …

Cuba's embassy to re-open in Washington after 54-year freeze

Cuba and America will take the first formal step towards resuming normal diplomatic relations<p>The Cuban flag was due to fly over its embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time since diplomatic ties with the United States were severed in 1961.<p>Cuban diplomats planned to raise the red, white …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 11 discoveries that will transform the world

• All of the mistakes people make when buying, ordering, and drinking wine — and what to do instead<br>• The EU will reject Theresa May's single market for …

A Rock Worth $5.4 Trillion Is Flying by Earth This Weekend - Here's How to Watch

The view will be priceless.<p>Asteroids might not look like much on the outside, but you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Underneath the surface of …

Ancient Egyptian Papyrus reveals extraterrestrials visited Egypt in the past

It is believed that the Tulli Papyrus is the best evidence of ancient flying saucers in the distant past, and for some reason, historians have …

Let's build a Moon village, says European Space Agency's new director

"I propose a Moon village on the far side of the Moon," says Johann-Dietrich Woerner who has been in the role of Director General of the European …