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Kim Davis Is Back at Work but Still Won't Sign Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

The notorious Kentucky county clerk is sticking to her anti–gay marriage guns.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>Why Aren't Young Guys Going to the Gay Paradise of Key West?</b><p>Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk temporarily jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, returned to work on Monday, but her religious …

Asteroids and Comets

At some point in the future, an asteroid or comet will slam into Earth–again–and alter the planet irreversibly.<p>Rogue Remnants<p>Though too small to earn the distinction of "planet", asteroids and comets loom large in literature and folklore. The reason is clear: one of the chunky rocks or icy mud …

The cosmic origins of your toothpaste

It may only take brushing your teeth to help you feel connected to the cosmos.<p>New research suggests that fluorine, an element in toothpaste, may have …

Give It Your Blood, And This Futuristic Device Can Diagnose 1,000 Pathogens In Hours

Europe’s FDA equivalent has just approved IRIDICA, a system that could change how doctors fight infectious diseases.<p>There is a diagnostic platform sitting in a hospital in Paris that can identify over 1,000 disease-causing pathogens in just six hours and could potentially save hundreds of thousands …

Medicine

Mercedes and LG keep drivers awake, brake cars automatically

CES 2015 is shaping up to be a big event for Mercedes-Benz, which will discuss its plans for self-driving cars in a keynote speech and show off a crazy prototype. LG has now revealed that it will supply the mono and stereo camera systems that will keep the cars in their lanes, dim the headlights, …

In Holiday Document Dump, NSA Declassifies Compliance Errors

The National Security Agency (NSA) on Christmas Eve released a grip of compliance reports that detail its own admitted failures to always operate inside the orbit of the law.<p>The reports spanned a 12 year period, from 2001 to 2013. According to the agency, Executive Order 12333 — a controversial …

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

The icebound crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy made headlines but, a year on, the fruits of their expedition are revealed<p>Rescue from Antarctic - the full story<p>The voyage was meant to retrace the steps of Douglas Mawson, the great polar explorer and scientist who led the Australasian Antarctic …

The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014

We've reviewed a lot of great products this year, and we can only hope that our observations helped you pick the device that best suits your needs. However, not every gadget we look at is going to be a winner. We've seen our fair share of disappointments and mediocrity -- as well as a few you …

North Korean Internet Suffers Fourth Day Of Service Disruption; News Agency Site Goes Dark

Several major North Korean websites are experiencing a fourth day of service disruption Friday, following major outages earlier this week. The …