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The seven ways to have a near-death experience

Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other strange experiences.<p>In 2011, Mr A, a 57-year-old social worker from England, was admitted to Southampton General Hospital after collapsing at work. Medical personnel …


From the spartan to the utterly futuristic, designs for a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the #RiverThames in London have been flooding in. To be honest, a few of them are just plain weird. Click the link in our profile to see 13 of the strangest designs for #London’s Thames #bridge. (Image: Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition, Wandsworth Council)

The eternity drive: Why DNA could be the future of data storage

<b>(CNN) —</b> How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer?<p>Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its …


Russia promises manned flight to the Moon

Space agency approves cooperation with Nasa at International Space Station and announces moonshot by 2030<p>Russia has said it will continue using the International Space Station together with Nasa for nine more years, while announcing plans to begin manned flights to the Moon by 2030.<p>Despite …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Cost Over $1000

<i>Update: The article has been updated to factor in EU tax in the rumoured S6 and S6 Edge prices.</i><p>There was always going to be a catch. You can’t pack <i>that</i> much *alleged* high-end hardware, that many features and throw in a curved display without there being a catch.<p>Citing a source who has apparently …


The science of murder: how do professionals cope with gruesome deaths?

As the Wellcome Collection devotes an exhibition to forensic science, what happens to our bodies after death?<p>Murder may be grisly and unpleasant, but it’s often unavoidably interesting – and the subject of rigorous scientific scrutiny.<p>And morbid curiosity is certainly satisfied to the full at the …