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Pictures of the Week 12.20.13

Anonymous Art Collective ‘RRRRRRROLL’ Sets the World Spinning with New Gifs | Colossal

<p>It’s been well over a year since we last checked in with the anonymous art collective known as RRRRRRROLL (previously here and here) who create …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

Cassini Photo: Stunning New Views of Saturn’s Hexagon Storm

Wildlife<p>NASA this week released the highest-resolution view yet of the unique, six-sided jet stream circling Saturn’s north pole—known as “the hexagon.” This movie (click image to run), made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters. …

Antique Victorian microscope slides

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A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

China deploys 'highly efficient' rover onto Moon's surface

Experts say China's ability to soft-land a spacecraft on the Moon represents a major step forwards for a country that appears determined to push deeper and deeper into space<p><b>China</b> successfully deployed a robotic rover onto the Moon on Sunday just hours after becoming only the third country to …

Infants With Pets Look To Where The Action Happens

My baby is three months old, and he already seems to understand the world around him. The coffee machine (known as the coffee robot in our household) makes a grinding and pressing noise, which no longer startles him. The holiday tree, which has only been up for a week is a source of constant …

Seeing Inside The Apollo Lunar Module

Most pictures of the Apollo lunar module show the full, spidery spacecraft from the outside. Some of the best pictures are of it sitting on the surface of the Moon, accidentally but somehow artfully lit by the sunlight reflected off the lunar surface with a space-suited astronaut climbing down the …

China's moon rover takes its first photo

After becoming the first robot to successfully land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, China's Yutu rover has started taking photos. The first picture shows the Chang'e-3 lander, its companion on its lunar journey. The probe took a small set of its own photos since landing yesterday, including one …

You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks

Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood<p>While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled <i>The Five Fists of Science</i>. The story portrays inventor Nikola Tesla as a crime fighter who battles his enemies with a pair …

Geminid meteor and Nova Centauri

A shooting star and a “new” star, or nova. The shooting star is space dust. And the nova is an explosion on an old star. Check out this photo by …

Geek deemed word of the year by the Collins online dictionary

Once a slur reserved for eggheads and an insult aimed at lovers of computer programming, geek has been deemed the word of the year by the Collins online dictionary.<p>Less brazen than selfie – which topped the Oxford Dictionaries poll last month – geek was chosen as a reminder of how an insult can be …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by …

Questions remain over missing Laos leader

For a year now Ng Shui Meng has been waiting for news of her husband, Sombath Somphone, who was abducted from a police post at a busy traffic junction in the Laotian capital Vientiane last December - and hasn't been seen since.<p>The case of 61-year-old Sombath, described as "farmer, scholar, …

China's misunderstood soft power

There was a time when China had more success convincing the world that it is serious about building its "soft power". It opened news bureaus in prime locations in world-class metropolises, vowing to establish a global media brand that rivals BBC and Al Jazeera. It dispatched thousands of teachers …

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Kim Jong Un's aunt appears to have survived husband's downfall, execution

The aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to have survived her husband's downfall and execution, as she was named to an ad hoc state committee over the weekend.<p>The Associated Press reported that Kim Kyong Hui's name appeared appeared in a state media dispatch alongside top officials in a …

Fifth of small charities face closure due to draw of most popular causes

Britain's smallest charities under threat of closure because group of largest charities gain most donations<p>A fifth of small charities are at risk of closing in the next year while an “oligopoly” of elite charities is flourishing, a report warns today.<p>The biggest charities in Britain account for …

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …

SantaCon in Pictures

Gun control advocates take new look at strategy

WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun control have an iron grip on Washington.<p>Political …

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Indian women won't be safe until society changes, says gang-rape victim's father

On the anniversary of the Delhi gang-rape and murder which shamed India, the victim's father says nothing has changed and his family is still searching for justice<p>Women in India will never be safe until society changes its attitudes, the father of the Delhi gang-rape victim said on the anniversary …

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Associated Press News

McCain: CIA misled Congress on missing American in Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain suggested on Sunday that the CIA has not been forthcoming with the Congress on details about an American who disappeared while on a secret intelligence mission to Iran.<p>Iran's foreign minister asserted that Robert Levinson is "not incarcerated by the government and …

Trip Hawkins' new game helps children grow their emotional intelligence

Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins is currently working on a game for tablet devices with his start-up, If You Can, that aims to help children grow their emotional intelligence.<p>Speaking to Venture Beat, Hawkins said the new game, titled <i>IF</i>, aims to supplement learning in schools by focusing on …

Jim Guthrie - Now, More Than Ever