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Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Remains could be those of 43 missing Mexican students

The 43 Mexican students who disappeared in southern Mexico in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor, and are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies before throwing some remains in a river, the nation's attorney general said …

Researchers discover new genus of giant tortoise

These days it is dominated by shops and throngs of people. But millions of years ago, Madrid’s Gran Via belonged to herds of 2-metre-long tortoises.<p>That’s the conclusion of a study published by Spanish and Greek researchers in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. Wrapping up a 10-year …

Rose McGowan apologizes to gay community - CNN.com

After calling the gay community misogynistic on an episode of Bret Easton Ellis' podcast, Rose McGowan offered an apology of sorts. "Misogyny endangers me as a human. It also endangers the LGBT community," McGowan tweeted after her comments were criticized. "Could I have articulated my frustration …

Iceland: See where 'Interstellar' was filmed | CNN Travel

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First look: George Lucas' futuristic art museum | CNN Travel

Army takes over the running of Miss Uganda beauty contest

In case you missed it, the army took over the running of the Miss Uganda pageant this year. Let that bizarre idea sink in for a moment.<p>This was certainly a beauty pageant with a difference. The swimsuit section was cast aside for an army-style boot camp, the milking of cows, and showing your skills …

Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people, claims study

Late night cocoa has never looked so appealing. A component of chocolate has been found to reverse age-related memory loss in healthy adults aged 50-69. The rejuvenating effect can be traced to increased blood flow in a specific region of the brain, say the researchers.<p>This is the first direct link …

Astronomers capture first ever data of an exploding fireball from a nova star

A team of astronomers have captured the first images of a thermonuclear fireball from a nova star, allowing them to track the explosion as it expanded.<p>The nova was detected last year in the constellation Delphinus by the Chara Array infrared telescope in the US.<p>Researchers from 17 institutions …

The truth behind America’s most famous gay-hate murder

Photograph: AP<p>Grade-A student: Matthew Shepard was just 5ft 2in and his slight frame gave him an air of vulnerability.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/10/21/1413903884515/b89a2b44-0563-4ae6-8282-80d56394b816-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>Grade-A student: Matthew …

Elusive Wolverine Caught on Camera

Wildlife<p>A wolverine scavenges for its next meal in northern Canada. Photograph by Peter Mather.<p><b>By Laurie McClellan</b><br>for National Geographic, Polar Bear Watch<p>It’s one of the most elusive superstars of the northern wilderness: the wolverine.<p>Nicknamed “the devil bear” for its fierce disposition, the …

Boko Haram 'abducts dozens more Nigerian girls'

Hopes of a ceasefire agreement with the Nigerian government damaged by reports of latest kidnapping in country's remote and lawless north-east<p>Boko Haram has allegedly abducted dozens more girls in north-east Nigeria, damaging hopes of a ceasefire agreement with the government.<p>The latest kidnappings …

Holder "cautiously optimistic" on legal pot

The outgoing U.S. attorney general said he is "cautiously optimistic" when it comes to Washington and Colorado's experiment with marijuana legalization.<p>Eric Holder, who announced last month his plans to retire, is one of President Barack Obama's longest-serving Cabinet members and has faced the …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

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Deep Sea Bugs Inspire New Method Of Destroying Cancer-Causing Pollutants

British scientists have cracked the secret of how microscopic deep sea creatures use an everyday vitamin to break down some of the most dangerous chemicals produced by human civilisation.<p>A researcher at the University of Manchester has spent 15 years studying microbes which use the vitamin B12 to …

Understanding quantum tunnelling | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …

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The media is doing an awful job explaining Ebola, and #ClipboardMan is proof

Earlier today, a photograph of man in a button-down shirt and a pair of black trousers exploded all over the internet. He was spotted escorting Amber Vinson, the second nurse to become infected with Ebola in the US, to a plane that would take her to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. As many …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and could take several years to check, but if confirmed they would represent a dramatic advance in scientists’ understanding of the …

Coast Guard rescues man trying to run to Bermuda in inflatable bubble

A man who planned to run from Miami to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was rescued this weekend off northern Florida, three days after the Coast Guard asked him to call off his trip, officials said.<p>The Coast Guard said it received a report Wednesday that Reza Baluchi was seen in his bubble, …

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Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.<p>Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon dioxide in their atmospheres.<p>In a paper …

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Bacteria in space could help create new vaccines - CNN.com

One challenge for astronauts is keeping well nourished and free of infection, especially on long-duration manned missions.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Staying healthy in space<p>Life support<p>Breeding bacteria<p>Spirulina<p>Super germs<p>Space Salmonella<p>Super food?<p><i>Editor's note: Since originally publishing this story, we have</i> …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Three US student footballers die in a week

<b>A student in New York state who died on Wednesday became the third US high school footballer to die playing the game in the last week.</b><p>Tom Cutinella, 16, died after colliding with an opponent, Shoreham-Wading River superintendent Steven Cohen said.<p>Two 17-year-old players collapsed and died after a …

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Chronicling The Paranoid, Psychotic Descent Of Randy And Evi Quaid

Randy and Evi Quaid reportedly believe there is an evil sect of Hollywood trying to kill them. It is the same shadowy organization that killed Heath Ledger, David Carradine, and Chris Penn. This sect is also responsible for extorting millions from their bank accounts, while running them out of the …