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Who's who in Syria: A look at 8 key players in the war

Syria's bloody and intractable civil war became even more complicated this week when Russian warplanes started attacking rebel positions in support of the country's embattled government.<p>What began in 2011 as a mostly peaceful uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad has grown into a …

WATCH: Drone footage shows two huge 'alien landing pads' near Stonehenge

Footage filmed above cornfields near the ancient stones in Wiltshire was revealed by popular corn circle research website MrGyro.<p>However, MrGyro were …

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk are about to make one periodic element the hottest commodity in the world

It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics.<p>And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number …

Yuri Milner Is Investing $100 Million To Find Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life

“What is the greatest question ever asked?” poses Yuri Milner, layering smoked salmon atop toast.<p>My palms are sweating. As if the meeting at the Ritz Carlton with one of the most powerful men in the world (for which I was slightly late) wasn’t intimidating enough, the wait for him to join me — …

In Just A Week, This Kit Turns Old Houses Into Zero-Energy Homes (For Free)

Net-zero homes are the kind of project that usually cost so much that only the richest, most environment-obsessed homeowners attempt it. But in the …

The Moon, An Alien Observation Base For The Humankind

The moon has always been a place of wonder. When most people were boys and girls they looked up at the night sky and wondered what the moon was made …

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

This Crazy Camera Rig Takes Wildly Realistic 3D Pictures

Welcome to the (almost) holodeck<p>We've all seen basic 3D pictures before. There are those distorted picture-globes you can take with your phone, or Google's Street View photospheres. They're impressive in their own way, but they're just 2D images arranged in a slightly 3D-ish manner. Pretty, but not …

Guy Plans To Live Inside Giant Orange Ball On Top Of Melting Iceberg

What could go wrong?<p>Alex Bellini is an explorer. He’s rowed a boat across the Atlantic Ocean, walked 1,200 miles across Alaska pulling a sled, and ran 2,300 miles across America. Next, he plans to camp out on an iceberg for a year--or as long as he can before it melts. <i>Outside</i> magazine reports that …

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Archaeology

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

Long-necked Jurassic 'dragon' discovered in China

Dinosaur fossils discovered in China may have given rise to legends of dragons<p>A new dinosaur which had an extraordinarily long neck has been discovered in China and named the ‘Dragon of Qijiang.’<p>Qijianglong (pronounced "CHI-jyang-lon") is about 15 metres in length and lived about 160 million years …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

Quantum hard drive breakthrough

Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.<p>The team's record storage time of six …