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These Are The Foods We'd Lose If Honeybees Die Off

They arrive in the morning, having traveled miles to work all day. They move from one workstation to the next to gather supplies for their commute back to the office and repeat the trip 40 times a day. The newest staff members often work through the night.<p>We're talking about honeybees, and the …

Honey Bees

Here Are the Official 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Character Posters

"Star Wars" fans might not be getting another "Force Awakens" trailer, but here's a nice, chewy bone in the form of five character posters, which were revealed by the movie's official Twitter account.<p>Most of them are fairly identical, with a close-up of the character's face, right eye obscured by …

Star Wars

Nasa seeks new class of astronauts as US nears return to crewed space missions

Space agency says astronauts will pave the way for putting humans on the surface of Mars, as it accepts applications for the first time since 2011<p>A new class of astronauts is being sought by Nasa, now that a return to crewed missions from American soil is on the horizon.<p>The US space agency said it …

Space Exploration

A Tapeworm With Cancer Gave Its Tumors to Someone

Tapeworms are bad enough. They get inside people, lay their eggs, and cause symptoms such as diarrhea and weakness. And they can infest a body for a lifetime.<p>But doctors were stunned to find out they can do something worse: infect people with tumors.<p>“We were amazed when we found this new type of …


Jason Pierre-Paul would play Sunday, if the decision was his

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul seemingly is ready to play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.<p>All he has to do is convince the Giants' medical staff to let him play with the right hand that he injured in a fireworks accident on July 4.<p>Pierre-Paul …

Football (U.S.)
Football (U.S.)

Bitcoin is going nuts

Bitcoin was trading around $240 in the beginning of October. Now — after a gain of 10% on Tuesday added to its earlier run — it's closer to $400.<p>Now, bitcoin traders are looking for answers as to why the cryptocurrency is skyrocketing in value.<p>"You're seeing more and more institutional investors …


Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry

<b>Virtual world-building game Minecraft, played by tens of millions of children worldwide, could be used in schools to teach pupils chemistry.</b><p>A group of Hull University students created an educational version of the game that allows players to explore specially created molecular structures and …

Middle East

Kangaroo flatulence research points to new climate change strategy for farmers

Kangaroos produce relatively little methane, but study suggests transplanting gut micro-organisms into sheep or cattle would not help reduce emissions<p>New analysis of kangaroo farts suggests their low methane levels could have implications for farmers in the fight against climate change.<p>It has long …


UK proposes law that would record every website you visit

<i>UPDATED: 2 p.m. GMT, with Home Secretary Theresa May's statement</i><p>LONDON — The UK government will require Internet companies to store details of which …