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What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

By Amanda Erickson<p>Reporter<p>If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, …

Northern Europe

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Watch the skies: the season for rare and mysterious noctilucent clouds is here

Noctilucent clouds shimmer in the twilight summer sky on the very edge of space itself. These rare apparitions could be warning us about climate change<p>Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere prepare: the 2015 noctilucent cloud season has begun. These beautiful, rare and mysterious clouds only …

Chinese tech exec spends $100M to create Star Trek-inspired offices

A Chinese technology executive who sits on the board of search giant Baidu has built an office block in the shape of <i>Star Trek</i>'s USS Enterprise. The building, which can be seen in the aerial footage below, will function as office space for Chinese game developer NetDragon Websoft, reports <i>The Wall</i> …

Star Trek

Lebron's triple-double gives Cavaliers commanding lead

LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers …

Solar plane delays attempt at most challenging leg of epic journey

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, had been set to take off from China early Tuesday morning on the most challenging and dangerous part of its journey.<p>But late Monday, the flight was canceled because of …

Solar Impulse

Masai Ujiri, Raptors fined $60K for expletive

Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri was fined $35,000 US and the team docked $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for his expletive Saturday talking about …

The Night Sky in March 2015: Mice that spell doom for Earth

Impending collision of galaxies threatens mass extinctions in four billion years (so not before the solar eclipse)<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the beginning of March. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous Night Sky charts</i> <i>for they rise two hours earlier each month.</i> …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

Panthers' Newton undone by nemesis Seahawks

(Reuters) - Cam Newton’s nemesis got the better of him once again as the Carolina Panthers quarterback was overwhelmed by a suffocating Seattle Seahawks defense that brought his team’s season to a disappointing end on Saturday.<p>January 10, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell …

NFL

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Top 10 new species of 2014

Thousands of new species are discovered each year. This year’s notable finds include an Antarctic sea anemone and a leaf-tailed gecko.<p>Whether they …

Here Are The Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2015

Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have hugely promising titles on their slates, while Nintendo is about to pummel its patient Wii U owners with major in-house productions. And of course, it's set to be another ridiculously busy year for the PC and its dominant digital gaming platform Steam.<p>To get you …

Tomb Raider

Reports: Toronto FC striker Defoe in London for talks to resolve future

British reports says Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe has gone to London to sort out his future, with Queens Park Rangers leading the way.<p>QPR manager Harry Redknapp, meanwhile, is trying to persuade club chairman Tony Fernandes to agree on a deal to bring the 32-year-old Defoe into the fold in …

Who Shares In Marijuana Taxes? The Surprising Answer

Taxes on marijuana are big, and it’s easy to see why. A discussion about legalizing marijuana often segues into one about tax revenues. Marijuana for medical use is legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Recreational marijuana is legal in DC and in four states, Colorado, Washington, …

Newcastle more worried about losing Moussa Sissoko than signing Danny Ings

Alan Pardew concerned about key players being sold next month but also aware of need to bring in another striker<p>Alan Pardew, the <b>Newcastle United</b> manager, will push for the signing of a new striker in the January transfer window and has asked for Burnley’s England Under-21 international Danny …

'Black Mirror' Visual Effects Bring Sci-Fi Anxiety Beyond the Cracked Screens of the Future

In anticipation of 'Black Mirror White Christmas' with Jon Hamm, we talked to Painting Practice, the studio behind the VFX of the bone-chilling series.<p>The only thing missing from Channel 4 anthology series <i>Black Mirror</i> is the world-weary voice of Rod Serling, warning the watcher against what they …

Quantum physics just got less complicated | Kurzweil

Quantum physics says that particles can behave like waves, and vice versa. Researchers have now shown that this “wave-particle duality” is simply the …

Forgotten footballers who died in World War One remembered in new fund

Graves of footballers who died of their First World War injuries when they returned to England to be restored<p>The forgotten role of hundreds of professional footballers who gave up the game to fight in World War One is to be formally recognised by the Government.<p>Hundreds of professional footballers …

8 most important spaceflight stories of 2014

From accidents to soaring daredevils to space capsules, 2014 was a big year in spaceflight.<p>Humanity soft-landed a probe on the face of a comet for the first time, while Virgin Galactic experienced a tragedy making it a bittersweet 12 months for people involved with space.<p>Here are Space.com's most …

Spain: New king says corruption must be eliminated

MADRID (AP) — Spain's new King Felipe VI insisted in his first Christmas Eve speech Wednesday that seemingly endless examples of corruption across …

Calculating your calories burned

Being active is important for any weight-loss or weight-maintenance program. When you're active, your body uses more energy (calories). And when you …

Christmas lights are bad for you and for the environment

Last week, NASA released a report whose tone was misleadingly gleeful. Called "NOAA/NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Brighten Cities," it began, …

Ancient glass bracelet decorated with menorahs found in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel recently unearthed a glass bracelet decorated with a timely design. The ancient piece of jewelry is engraved with a seven-branched candelabrum, or menorah the symbol of the Hanukkah holiday.<p>The bracelet was discovered in Mount Carmel National Park, which researchers think …

NASA Is 3-D Printing Tools In Space Like Crazy

Wrenches, and sample containers, and extruders, oh my<p>Astronauts on the ISS began printing objects on a specially-designed 3-D printer last month. They started small; the first object printed was a component of the printer itself, emblazoned with the logos of NASA and Made in Space, the company that …

3D

New rare dwarf galaxy discovered next to Milky Way

A team of Russian and American scientists have uncovered a new dwarf galaxy next to the Milky Way – the galaxy we live in.<p>Called KKs3, the galaxy is …

Climate Change Is Melting Christmas :(

<i>"I'M DREAMING OF an ozone layer,
 Just like the one I used to know / Which kept out UV rays / Before aerosol sprays / And allowed for actual …

Earthquake Blamed for Ancient Chinese Civilization's Disappearance

An earthquake nearly 3,000 years ago may be the culprit in the mysterious disappearance of one of China's ancient civilizations, new research suggests.<p>The massive temblor may have caused catastrophic landslides, damming up the Sanxingdui culture's main water source and diverting it to a new …