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Chinese scientists row over long-sought protein that senses magnetism

Two universities ask journal to retract paper that allegedly violated a collaboration agreement.<p>A dispute has broken out at two of China’s most …

Nintendo's New 'Pokémon Go' Could Bring Augmented Reality To The Masses

Teaming up Google spin-off Niantic labs to let you catch 'em all IRL<p>Time to put the cards and handheld games away and go outside. But not because you’ve been cooped up too long: because next year outside is where you’ll find Pokémon.<p>The Pokémon Company, in conjunction with Nintendo and Google …

Here's how 'Fallout 4' will grow and evolve after it launches

When <i>Fallout 4</i> arrives on Nov. 10, that's just the beginning. Developer Bethesda Softworks has big plans for the game post-release, which are starting …

Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

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'God Particle': New CERN Experiments Shed More Light on Higgs Boson

GENEVA -- After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they've determined that the "God particle" behaves just as predicted. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN, said Tuesday two experiments that previously helped …

Life in the Slow(er) Lane: Revisiting the Long-Lost Giant Cheetah

For the most part, a cat is a cat is a cat. Large or small, domestic or wild, most are agile ambush predators that subsist almost entirely on meat. But then there’s the cheetah. It’s a cat that hunts like a dog. The felid’s claws are more like cleats than the retractable armaments of its relatives, …

Skydiving spider discovered in South America

Biologists have discovered a nocturnal hunting spider that can steer while falling. Watch it glide!<p>A group of biologists working in Panama and Peru …

Gravitating Through Time: Levitation

Meditation can take you to another place but in the past it could've meant taking you to a new level physically --through levitation.

ISIS Beheads Archaeology 'Pioneer' Khaled al-Asaad in Palmyra

BEIRUT — ISIS militants beheaded one of Syria's most prominent antiquities scholars in the ancient town of Palmyra, then strapped his body from one of the town's Roman columns, Syrian state media and an activist group said Wednesday.<p>The killing of 81-year-old Khaled al-Asaad was the latest atrocity …

First Known Venomous Frogs Could Kill You with a Head Butt

In the wilds of Brazil, researchers have discovered frogs with venomous spikes on their heads.<p>Although scientists have long known of poisonous frogs, these are the first venomous frogs — that is, they not only secrete poison, but are armed with weapons that can deliver this poison into victims.<p>Most …

NASA Discovers ‘Earth 2.0’ Planet Kepler 452B

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Stone tablet tells tale of early Maya king

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved Maya stela—a stone tablet—from the site of El Achiotal that dates to the 5th century CE.<p>“This stela …

Meet Wendiceratops, a horned dinosaur unlike any other

Move over <i>Indominus Rex</i> – scientists have discovered a previously unknown dinosaur in Canada that's cooler than any "Jurassic World" creation. And it's real.<p>The creature, a member of the family of horned dinosaurs, was an older cousin of Triceratops that lived about 79 million years ago. Like …

Fraser's apology means nothing: Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios' family has dismissed Olympian Dawn Fraser's apology for comments she made about the tennis star, which have been described as …

Djokovic sorry for 'screaming' at ballgirl

World number one Novak Djokovic apologised for upsetting a ballgirl who looked visibly shaken when he roared at her during his Wimbledon fourth round …

Alien Hunting Could Go High-Definition With Giant Space Telescope

A new study makes the case for building a supersize space telescope that would create images five times sharper than Hubble's.<p>As the Hubble Space Telescope starts to enter old age, a new report offers one exciting vision for a space telescope that could come online by the early 2030s.<p>Known as the …

Angry Kyrgios denies Wimbledon 'tanking'

Nick Kyrgios furiously denied giving up trying as he crashed out of Wimbledon and slammed his image as the bad boy of tennis in terse exchanges with …

Wimbledon 2015: day seven – in pictures

Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins is in SW19 to bring you his best images from a dramatic day

Andy Murray speaks up for Nick Kyrgios and plays down his shoulder worries

• British No1 explains how pressure of high expectations affects youngsters<br>• ‘I like Nick, he is quite different away from the court’<p>Andy Murray is through to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the eighth year in a row – and his 16th on the spin in a grand slam tournament – relieved and happy to get …

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The 8 Commandments Of Group Texting

I'm in a lot of group texts. I have one with my parents, one with my college friends, one with my improv team, and various others that pop up to plan parties and get-togethers. Group texts have the ability to brighten or ruin a day.<p>1. Thou shalt not text all night<p>It's not uncommon for me to wake up …

ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hits Mostly Muslim Targets

The world is witnessing one of the greatest systematic destructions of Islamic sites in modern times—at the hands of Muslim militants.<p>ISIS has reportedly placed improvised explosive devices (IEDs) around the ancient ruins of Palmyra, in Syria, after recently capturing the adjacent city of Tadmur. …

These are the projects Elon Musk is funding to prevent killer AI

Elon Musk has donated millions to the Future of Life Institute, and now the organization is putting that money to use by funding research into keeping artificial intelligence "robust and beneficial" — i.e. not something that will turn on humanity Skynet style. The institute announced this week that …

North Korea Has Found The Cure For AIDS, Ebola, Cancer, And Bird Flu

It’s a miracle! Just kidding, it’s propaganda.<p>Great news, guys. A company in North Korea has developed a cure for everything.<p>North Korea’s state-run news agency is reporting that Kumdang-2, a type of ginseng grown in “rare-earth molecular fertilizer” can “prevent different malignant epidemics.” The …

Volcanoes on Venus? Lava may still flow on mysterious planet

Hidden beneath a thick atmosphere, volcanoes may still be erupting on the surface of Venus, a new study finds.<p>The findings, described in the journal Geophysical Review Letters, reveal that our nearest planetary neighbor could be far more active than previously thought.<p>Scientists often look to our …

This ultra-efficient robot walks just like people do

You don't have to worry about robots rising up against humanity anytime soon -- the bipedal ones, at least. When they aren't constantly falling down, two-legged robots are running down their power supplies due to inefficient gaits and wasted motion. During a recent DARPA competition, teams from …

New species of dinosaur, the regaliceratops, discovered in Canada

Nicknamed Hellboy, the dinosaur had short horns over the eyes and a long nose horn, the opposite of the features sported by its close relative triceratops<p>When fossil experts first clapped eyes on the skull, it was clearly from a strange, horned dinosaur. When they noticed how stunted the bony horns …

New blood test shows all the viruses you've ever been infected with

Welcome to your personal, viral logbook<p>Chances are, you don't know all the viruses you've encountered throughout your life. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just find out? According to a new studyin <i>Science</i>, researchers have devised a blood test that can do just that by identifying the viruses that …

Watch: Drake replaces 'Madonna' lyric with 'Rihanna' during concert

You might have heard of Drake. You might have heard of Madonna. You might have heard when Madonna laid a giant smooch on Drizzy during his Coachella …

'League Of Legends' Introduces Automated System To Battle Abusive Language

The world's most popular computer game is taking a bold new step to counter harassment.<p>"League of Legends" publisher Riot Games announced in a blog post last week that North American players now have access to a new "reform system" that works to correct abusive behavior in the competitive online …

Here's why pro gaming is exploding in popularity

That's more viewers than the 23.5 million who watched Game 7 of the World Series and the 18 million who tuned into the NBA Finals.<p>To anyone paying attention, pro gaming is exploding in America.<p>One of the chief beneficiaries of that growth has been Team SoloMid, a top team that plays "League of …

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