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This 'acoustic hologram' tractor beam moves objects with sound

Scientists have built a 'tractor beam'-like system that can grab, hold and move small objects using soundwaves generated holograms.<p>Writing in Nature …

Bristol, UK

How Big is the Universe?

As technology has evolved, astronomers are able to look back in time to the moments just after the Big Bang. This might seem to imply that the entire …

Mysterious ‘Denisova’ humans possibly inhabited Siberian cave 110,000 years ago

Ancient humans found in Siberia in 2010 may have inhabited the site as early as 110,000 years ago and revisited the cave over a time span of 60,000 …

‘Where Love Is Illegal’ Gives Voice to LGBTQI Individuals Whose Human Rights Have Been Violated

<i>Where Love Is Illegal</i>, says Paris-based photographer and human rights advocate Robin Hammond, began with five gay men fighting for survival in …

Free Syrian Army

‘DIRTY’ EPIC!

The two-CD version of 'Dirty' contains a host of rarities and unreleased stuff...<p>Sonic Youth are to released an expanded edition of their classic …

B-Sides

US: Opening the door to thousands of Syrians | Humanitarian crises

<b>New York, United States</b> - Being gay carries a death sentence in Syria.<p>Amid the chaos of a brutal, multi-front war between government forces, Islamist fighters, moderates and Kurds, religious hardliners execute homosexuals by hurling them from rooftops as punishment for an ungodly lifestyle.<p>Subhi …

Middle East

A Gay Muslim Films His Hajj Pilgrimage To Mecca

NEW YORK (RNS) Among the 2 million Muslims who flock to Saudi Arabia each year for the hajj pilgrimage, Parvez Sharma’s journey stands out.<p>He filmed his 2011 trip despite strict prohibitions against camera use at holy sites in Mecca, and he’s openly gay, a crime punishable by death in the desert …

Islam