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Mystery tunnel near Pan Am games site stumps Canadian authorities

<b>(CNN) —</b> A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.<p>The mysterious tunnel measured more than 6 feet in height, nearly 3 feet in width and about 33 feet in length, Toronto Police Deputy Chief Mark Saunders told …

Bryce Petty throws for 412 yards, guides Baylor to share of Big 12 title

WACO, Texas -- Baylor coach Art Briles accepted another Big 12 championship trophy and stated his case that the Bears (No. 6 CFP, No. 5 AP) should be …

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APOD: Aurora Shimmer, Meteor Flash (2014 Dec 07) Image Credit & Copyright: Bjørnar G. Hansen http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141207.html Explanation: Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, haunted skies over the island of Kvaløya, near Tromsø Norway on 2009 December 13. This 30 second long exposure records their shimmering glow gently lighting the wintery coastal scene. A study in contrasts, it also captures the sudden flash of a fireball meteor from the excellent Geminid meteor shower in 2009 December. Streaking past familiar stars in the handle of the Big Dipper, the trail points back toward the constellation Gemini, off the top of the view. Both aurora and meteors occur in Earth's upper atmosphere at altitudes of 100 kilometers or so, but aurora caused by energetic charged particles from the magnetosphere, while meteors are trails of cosmic dust. Toward the end of this week the 2014 Geminids meteor shower will peak, although they will compete with the din of last quarter moonlight. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141207 #APOD

Electric Eels Use Built-In "Taser" to Remotely Stun Their Prey

It's the first evidence found in nature that an animal can remotely control another with electricity.<p>Talk about a shock—electric eels use their built-in "taser" to stun prey from a distance, a new study reveals.<p>Strong, fast pulses delivered remotely by the fish <i>Electrophorus electricus</i> cause its …

Indian sterilization clinics under scrutiny after doctor used bike pump on patients

Conditions in Indian sterilization clinics are under renewed scrutiny after a doctor was removed from his job for using a bicycle pump to inflate women's abdomens during the procedure.<p>Health officials in Odisha state have launched an investigation after reports that bicycle pumps were used on 56 …

Extreme shrimp might hold clues to alien life, NASA says

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

New video of MH17 downing shows alarm in Ukraine

Four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, The Associated Press has obtained video that shows how close the burning passenger jet came to hitting village homes and suggests that residents first assumed it was a Ukrainian military plane that had been …

US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much.<p>Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything …

Touchdown! Comet Landing to Offer Clues to Solar System's Birth

The landing of a European spacecraft on a craggy comet will provide a "quantum leap forward" for our understanding of the icy bodies.<p>Scientists "soft-landed" a space probe on a comet for the first time on Wednesday, capping a ten-year, four-billion-mile journey.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta …