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Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

Research

Medical Technology Makes 'Time of Death' Harder to Pinpoint

Advances in medicine can prolong life, but they can also make it more difficult for doctors to know when a patient has truly died.<p>We tried our best, but CPR, an injection of epinephrine, and 360 joules of electricity all failed to restart Mrs. Melnyk’s heart. When everybody on the resuscitation …

Has Antibiotic Resistance Been Solved? Not Yet.

A collaborative research team from universities, research institutes, and industry in Boston and Bonn, Germany, reported yesterday on their discovery of a new antibiotic that holds promise – cautious and restrained promise – for not only overcoming antibiotic drug resistance but being, itself, …

Microbiology

One of Japan's biggest mobile games is getting a Super Mario spin-off

But it's coming to 3DS instead<p>Nintendo isn't bringing Mario to a smartphone anytime soon, but that doesn't mean the portly plumber can't star in one of the biggest mobile games around. Japanese developer GungHo has announced that the latest spin-off of its massively popular <i>Puzzles & Dragons</i> series …

AirAsia flight: first pictures released of plane wreckage under water

Divers have located the tail section of the doomed flight, raising hopes of recovering the aircraft’s black boxes<p>Hopes of finding AirAsia flight 8501’s black boxes were raised on Wednesday after divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle spotted the missing plane’s tail in the Java Sea, the first …

Airplanes

Obama, Kerry condemn terror attack in France, vow to help

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama strongly condemned what he called a "cowardly, evil" terror attack in Paris on Wednesday that claimed 12 lives and praised France for standing "shoulder to shoulder" in the fight against terrorism.<p>Obama said Wednesday that he had "reached out" to French …

Terrorism

Suicide bomber kills at least 37 at Yemen police academy

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden minibus into a gathering of recruits outside a police academy in the heart of …

Extremism

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

Sea Level

Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way to make things simpler. They've determined that …

Why Do We Fall In Love With The Ones Who Hurt Us The Most?

In my lifetime, I am confident to say that I have fallen in love twice, and both stories ended the same way. Both guys had similarities such as being …

How Information Theory Unifies Quantum Mechanics

A new framework ties together wave-particle duality and quantum uncertainty with bits.<p>Two parallel mysteries of quantum mechanics, so-called wave-particle duality and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, are in reality one and the same. This is according to a new framework developed by physicists …

US not fully prepared for nuclear terrorist attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government isn't fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe, lacks effective …

The console and PC RPG Lords of the Fallen is coming to the iPhone and iPad in 2015

That's basically all we know about this development, which was revealed on the game's official Twitter page late Wednesday. There's no word on a …

Chinese Flier Opens Xiamen Airlines Flight Emergency Door for 'Fresh Air'

BEIJING — A commercial jet's emergency exit was pulled open by a first-time flier as the aircraft prepared to take off so he could get some "fresh air," according to local media in China. The safety scare aboard the Xiamen Airlines flight came days after Chinese passengers reportedly threw hot …

China

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the Cloud, making us part robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first—by our free will—to remove itself from the process of natural …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Latest Sony hack threat enters a new realm of crime

The mysterious Sony Pictures hackers threatened violence for the first time on Tuesday, possibly breaking a new set of U.S. laws.<p>Before Tuesday, the …

Pilot killed in air tanker crash in Yosemite was 13-year veteran

The air tanker pilot who died in a crash at Yosemite National Park on Tuesday had a 13-year record of fighting wildfires from the air in California, officials said.<p>The pilot -- identified Wednesday as 62-year-old San Jose resident Geoffrey Craig Hunt -- was a private contractor with DynCorp …

Merchant Shipping

UN says at least 331 reported killed in month since east Ukraine cease-fire

At least 331 deaths have been reported in eastern Ukraine since last month's cease-fire deal between Russian-backed separatists and government troops, the United Nations said Wednesday.<p>Hostilities are persisting in the main rebel-held city of Donetsk, as well as around the towns of Debaltseve and …

Texas Man With Possible Ebola Exposure Tests Negative

<b>UPDATE:</b> 10/9: Michael Monnig, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office employee who was taken to the hospital Wednesday amid fears of Ebola virus exposure, tested negative for the virus, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Thursday.<p>Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where …

Summer Enterovirus Surge Sends Kids to ERs

Outbreaks of an uncommon virus are sending hundreds of kids to emergency rooms and clinics, doctors say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says health officials in 10 states have asked for help in deciding whether something unusual and dangerous is going on. Many of the illnesses …

Disease

Jack the Ripper: five unlikely suspects other than Aaron Kosminski

The Polish hairdresser has been ‘definitively’ identified as Jack the Ripper thanks to DNA evidence gathered from a victim’s shawl. But who does that let off the hook?<p>After 126 years of the lucrative “Who was Jack the Ripper?” mystery, the case, apparently, is cracked. Aaron Kosminski, a …

Ebola will take six to nine months to control, says WHO leader

World Health Organisation director general Margaret Chan calls for global response and says stopping epidemic will cost $600m<p>The Ebola epidemic can be stopped in its tracks, but it will take at least six to nine months and cost more than $600m (£365m), according to the director general of the World …

Unresponsive plane crashes into sea near Jamaica

An unresponsive small private plane that lost contact with ground controllers Friday morning during a flight from Rochester, N.Y., to Naples, Fla., has crashed into the sea off the island of Jamaica.<p>Jamaican Defense Force Civil Military Coordinator Major Basil Jarrett confirmed to Fox News Friday …

One in 10 girls raped or sexually abused worldwide: U.N.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in 10 girls around the world - or about 120 million in total - have been forced to have intercourse or take part in other sexual acts, with rates higher in sub-Saharan Africa than other regions, according to the United Nations.<p>Drawing on data from 190 …