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The man who saved Kyoto from the atomic bomb

Some historians say US Secretary for War Henry Stimson had a personal reason for sparing Kyoto<p><b>Just weeks before the US dropped the most powerful weapon mankind has ever known, Nagasaki was not even on a list of target cities for the atomic bomb.</b><p>In its place was Japan's ancient capital, Kyoto.<p>The …

Japan

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

History

A revolutionary tool is helping us unlock the secrets of DNA

But in the meantime, this tool, called CRISPR, is helping us do something else — something that's essential if we want to really re-write the genetic code. <b>It's helping us understand what genes actually do, both in humans and in animals.</b><p>The big misunderstanding of the age of genetics is that people …

Genetics

The cryptic words that guided pilots on the Hiroshima bombing mission

It's just a few cryptic notations on a badly yellowed sheet of paper, but it changed the course of world history.<p>An original copy of the operations order for dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, is on display at the Museum of World War II as the 70th anniversary of the attack is …

Boko Haram’s Old Leader is MIA. Can New Ones ‘Bring Back Our Girls’?

Abubakr Shekau has been ‘killed’ many times, and has come back quickly. But since he pledged allegiance to ISIS, nobody’s heard from him.<p>CALABAR, …

Scientists say you're still getting smarter in one key area during your 30s

Your ability to process new information peaks around age 18 and then declines rapidly. Your working memory is strongest in your mid-20s.<p>And yet in other ways, you're getting progressively smarter throughout early and mid-adulthood.<p>Recent research suggests that social intelligence, which encompasses …

Psychology

Dark side of the moon captured by Nasa satellite a million miles from Earth

The US space agency has released a picture taken from its Deep Space Climate Observatory showing the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of Earth<p>In an unusual treat for astronomers, and perhaps Pink Floyd fans, what is often known as the dark side of the moon has been captured, fully …

Pacific Ocean

5 myths about the atomic bomb

The notion that the atomic bombs caused the Japanese surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, has been, for many Americans and virtually all U.S. history textbooks, the default understanding of how and why the war ended.<p>But minutes of the meetings of the Japanese government reveal a more complex story.<p>The …

Demonstration
South Korea

Knocki – Make Anything a Remote Control

Price: $79Knocki™ is a wireless device that instantly transforms any surface into a remote control. The possibilities with Knocki are endless. Stick …

Why Mozilla calls this Windows 10 feature 'very disturbing'

Reviews of Windows 10 have been glowing, but one prominent tech CEO is giving it a big thumbs down.<p>Upgrading to Windows 10 using "express settings" will automatically make Microsoft Edge your PC's default Web browser, even if you used a different browser when your PC was running Windows 7 or …

Software

‘Massive 1.2 Mile Wide Asteroid May Strike Earth in 2019′, Said NASA Before Changing Story Just 4 Days Later

Shockingly a massive 1.2 mile diameter asteroid named (89959) 2002 NT7 was in fact assigned a positive impact rating on the Palermo Technical Impact …

Barack Obama: The US President's life and career, in pictures - Telegraph

Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the largest plane in the world in 2011, along with several partners -- including Elon Musk. Now, that plane (called Stratolaunch) is under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, and is expected to undergo testing as …

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease

Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain

“One day I woke up and realized I didn’t have a life.”<p>That’s how neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki begins her new book, <i>Healthy Brain</i>, <i>Happy Life</i>. Then, with …

Bizarre giant blob found off the coast of Turkey

The clear mass may be a large collection of squid eggs waiting to hatch.<p>In early July, Lutfu Tanriover went on a dive off the coast of Fethiye, his …

Zoology

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Six Habits Of Ambitious People

Ambition isn’t a dirty word. Channeled correctly, it’s the motivator to a satisfying life.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Ambition gets a bad rap. The trait that pushes someone toward success can sometimes …

Self-improvement

My Dog Escaped The Yard Today And My Neighbor Sent Me This Picture..