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ScienceCasts: NASA Spacecraft takes Space GPS to New Heights

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Hilltop compound lies at heart of Mideast tensions

JERUSALEM (AP) — A hilltop plateau of 37 acres on the eastern edge of Jerusalem's Old City is one of the world's most volatile pieces of real estate, …

Curiosity Mars rover 'solves mountain riddle'

<b>Scientists working on Nasa's Curiosity rover think they can now explain why there is a huge mountain at the robot's landing site in Mars's Gale Crater.</b><p>They believe it is the remains of sediments laid down in successive lakes that filled the deep bowl, probably over tens of millions of years.<p>Only …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Ceiling collapse at Cambodian factory shows extent of safety issues

A collapsed ceiling in a Cambodian sneaker factory has killed three workers and intensified concerns about the conditions in which some of the world's biggest brands are made.<p>Wing Star Shoes Co.'s factory – a lone outpost of industry amid rice paddies an hour's drive from the Cambodian capital, …

Health impact of Animas River toxic spill: 'This is a real mess'

<b>(CNN) —</b> While the mustard-yellow hue of the Animas River is fading, leading toxicologists say there could be health effects for many years to come from heavy metals such as lead and mercury that spilled into the water.<p>"This is a real mess," said Max Costa, chair of the department of environmental …

Pollution

Survivors: Police tear gas made soccer stadium a death trap

CAIRO (AP) — Survivors described it as a corridor of death: a narrow route of high, chain-link security fences and barbed wire that thousands of …

Under Islamic State, life in Mosul, Iraq, turns grim

Seven months into the takeover of Iraq's second-largest city by Islamist extremists, electricity, rice, flour and medical supplies are dwindling. The water is mucky. Religious minorities are confined to prison camps, and the overwhelmingly Muslim population of Mosul is subject to strict and …

Ghost flower

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

Maps

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Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another …