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Image of Saffiyah Khan Facing Down Far-Right Demonstrator Goes Viral

LONDON — A photo of a woman facing down a protester from a far-right, anti-Islam group in England has been shared thousands of times on social media.<p>A photographer with the U.K.'s Press Association captured the image of 25-year-old Saffiyah Khan face-to-face with the demonstrator from the English …

Demonstration

Singularity University: The Harvard of Silicon Valley Is Planning for a Robot Apocalypse

The students and teachers at Singularity University welcome a future where robots run the world.<p>During a recent Executive Program at Silicon Valley’s …

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Space Science

Encased in amber for up to 30 million years, <i>Strychnos electr</i><i>i</i> is a member of the asterid family which include potatoes, coffee, strychnine and curare<p>It is beautiful, deadly and new to science. And if that is not enough, it has been fossilised in amber for perhaps 30 million years.<p><i>Strychnos electri,</i> …

Paleontology

North Korea 'executes army chief of staff'

North Korea reportedly executes its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil<p>North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young …

Scientists locate the part of the brain where sighs are made

Your life depends on your ability to sigh.<p>Yes, we sigh when we're exhausted or stressed -- and when the weight of the world feels like too much to bear -- but it turns out that sighing is also an essential life-sustaining reflex that is necessary to keep our lungs from collapsing.<p>This week …

Stanford University

See Astonishing True Color Photos of the Moon

The Chang'e 3 lander captured the four images for this mosaic of the Yutu rover driving southward on Dec. 23, 2013.<br>The Science and Application Center …

Rescue crews assist with evacuations in Midwest flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As swollen rivers and streams pushed to heights not seen in nearly a quarter-century, officials in Missouri and Illinois helped …

How stress sets off a herpes cold sore - Futurity

Researchers have finally figured out how herpes reactivates when we—and our neurons—are stressed out, causing those dreaded cold sores.

Herpes

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

Fossil unearthed in Spain sheds light on ape evolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The well-preserved partial skull and skeleton of a gibbon-like creature that lived 11.6 million years ago in Spain is shedding new light on the evolutionary history of modern apes.<p>Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery in Catalonia of fossil remains of a small, …

Why Nonstop Travel In Personal Pods Has Yet To Take Off

The average American commuter spends 42 hours per year stuck in rush-hour traffic, according to one recent study.<p>More than four decades ago, West Virginia University thought it had found a solution to urban traffic woes: It built a transportation system known as personal rapid transit, or …

Expert says China likely working on third airstrip in disputed South China Sea

China is "more likely than not" preparing to build a third airstrip in a disputed part of the South China Sea, an American expert said Monday.<p>Greg Poling of the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank told Reuters that satellite photographs taken over the Spratly Islands last week …

Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'

University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the centre of a galaxy<p>As supermassive black holes go it’s really not that super or massive,<p>In a dwarf, disc galaxy 340 million light years away, University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black …

Black Holes

So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

You're probably at least a little bit racist and sexist and homophobic. Most of us are.<p>Before you get all indignant, try taking one of the popular implicit-association tests. Created by social psychologists at Harvard, the University of Washington, and the University of Virginia, they measure …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Huawei Nexus may have a QHD display and fingerprint sensor

A rumour that’s been widely accepted is that Google is working on two versions of its next Nexus smartphone; one made by LG and the other made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. Perennial leaksters Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) is back again, this time bringing us what he claims is the specs list for the …

Campaigners including Brian May and Lord Rees are marking Asteroid Day by raising awareness of the the threat posed to the planet by speeding space rocks<p>The search for deadly asteroids that could slam into Earth must be speeded up 100-fold to help protect the future of life on Earth, according to …

Asteroids

N.Y. prison break: Sweat says he, Matt practiced escape, official says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Recaptured escapee David Sweat has told police that he and Richard Matt conducted a practice run of their prison break the night before they disappeared from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York, a state official says.<p>Agents with the state Inspector General's office have been …

Microsoft is reportedly handing over its ad business (and 1,200 jobs) to AOL

Microsoft is looking to exit the Web advertising business according to a report by the Wall Street Journal, a move that would cost 1,200 jobs.<p>The advertising assets and operations would be sold to AOL. All of Microsoft’s 1,200 advertising employees will receive offer letters to join AOL as well.<p>As …

NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres

The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA's Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world's surface.<p>The discovery is painting an increasingly complex portrait of one of the biggest "fossils" from …

LightSail Wakes Up After Silent Spell and Spreads Its Solar Sail

LightSail's handlers unfurled the experimental spacecraft's solar sail in orbit on Sunday, marking a triumph for the nonprofit Planetary Society after more than two weeks of ups and downs.<p>The LightSail craft, which was designed to test solar sail technology, was launched from Cape Canaveral Air …

Space Travel

The Navy Wants A Round That Travels At Mach Five

All of the battle on a lot less ship<p>Wither the Battleship! Once-dominant sea-going giants, the famed and feared titans of naval warfare found themselves outclassed, outmatched, and outranged by aircraft carriers in World War II, and they are now mostly a distant memory. Despite the battleship's …

Privacy concerns over app that allows you to pinpoint location of anyone who is part of same messaging thread, and track them via time stamps<p>An extension for the Chrome web browser has been developed that allows people to pinpoint the precise location, to within a metre, of Facebook Messenger users.<p>…

Privacy

Unexplained Aurora And Dust Clouds Spotted Above Mars

The red planet is literally shrouded in mystery<p>Our planetary neighbor just got a little more mysterious. In September, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft arrived at Mars to study the planet’s upper atmosphere, and since its arrival, the orbiter has picked up two unusual readings: 1) There’s a giant dust cloud …

The secret history of Britain is written in our genes

A new study shows that there are 17 different types of Briton - and many still live in the same groups they did before the Norman Conquest<p>Just who are we? What defines us, the people of this island nation? Is there such a thing as Britishness? Or, though it may sound like something from Game of …

Northern Ireland

Watch This Creepy Drone Climb A Wall [Video]

Spider-Man it is not<p>There’s a reason it’s Spider-Man and not Superman who climbs up the walls of buildings: Superman can fly instead. But the KAIST Urban Robotics Lab in South Korea wants to turn flying quadcopters into wall-crawling robots that could wash windows and inspect infrastructure. The …

Drones

Why men lose their memory younger than women

Men are affected by memory loss earlier than women, according to a study. Why does it happen and what can we do to stave it off?<p>Men over 40 have worse memories than women of the same age, <b>according to a study</b> carried out by American scientists.<p>The research showed that the hippocampus area of the …

Dementia

New Stonehenge theory: Stones were stilts

The mysterious origins of Stonehenge now have a new theory to add to the pile. Past speculations have included it being some sort of astronomical calendar, healing place, or Druid temple, and now an art critic and historian in the United Kingdom contends in a new book that the giant stones were …