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New Military Helicopter Can Cruise At 253 MPH

The Raider brings speed to the battlefield, proving that helicopters can be faster.<p>Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider looks like the future. Not the distant future -- not the “Star Trek” future -- but a closer, more attainable future. Its design is based primarily on Sikorsky's X-2 project, and as the name …

Aviation

Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for finding brain’s ‘you are here’ cells

Three neuroscientists, including a married couple from Norway, have won the 2014 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of the brain’s internal GPS.<p>Their work, which collectively spans four decades, revealed the existence of nerve cells that build up a map of the space around us …

Work on NASA's space taxis delayed after protests over contract allocation

Waiting for a space taxi? It looks like it might show up a little late. Of course, it's only NASA astronauts currently in line for one of the agency's recently commissioned spacecraft, but both companies involved -- Boeing and SpaceX -- will have to down-tools after the third company in the mix …

What Next For The Ebola Outbreak? Here's What The Math Says

Everyone's talking about Ebola--and no wonder, now that the deadly disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. for the first time ever.<p>Will the mini-outbreak in Dallas be contained, as public health officials keep reassuring us?<p>The short answer is "yes," Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers, a professor of …

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded for locating brain’s GPS

British-US scientist John O’Keefe and married couple May-Britt and Edvard Moser from Norway have won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the brain’s “inner GPS”.<p>The “place cells” and “grid cells” they discovered make it possible for our brains to work out where we are .<p>The …

Nobel prize find: search for ‘soul of rat’ revealed brain’s navigation system

John O’Keefe – who shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – once jokingly told me that he was searching for the soul of the rat, but missed and struck lucky with his discovery of place cells – a kind of “you are here” mapping signal in the brain.<p>His discovery and the accompanying …

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

These Incredible Photos Will Make You Want to Visit Iceland

David Martin Castan’s website will greet you with this declaration written on it: “Nothing is Impossible, Do It”. He is embodied with that ‘seize the …

Landscape Photography

Mark Your Calendars: The Next Blood Moon Will Take Place Wednesday, October 8th

For those of you who missed the blood moon this past April, have no fear, Mother Nature is giving you a second chance. On Wednesday, October 8th, the …

Some Of The Worst Photography Advice We’ve Ever Heard

It’s a given, when you start photography you’ll be bombarded by people in the ‘know’ about how to photograph, what to photograph and when to …

Airstrikes Haven't Stopped ISIS From Moving On a Key Syrian City

The efficacy of the American-led airstrikes is coming under scrutiny as Islamic State fighters raise their flag over parts of Kobani.<p>The three-week-long Islamic State siege of the Syrian town of Kobani is rapidly intensifying. On Monday, fighters were said to have raised the black ISIS flag over at …

Street fighting rages in Syrian town as Islamic State moves in | Reuters

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Street fighting raged between Kurdish defenders and Islamic State militants who advanced into Kobani on Monday after subjecting the Syrian border town to an assault lasting almost three weeks, residents and fighters said.<p>Islamic State had earlier raised its black flag …

Turkey Prepares To Combat ISIS In Syria | NBC News