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New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

Dentistry

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

Aliens are coming

Success! Cassini flies by Titan, collects intel on mysterious lakes

NASA'sCassini mission flew past Titan early Wednesday morning, successfully completing a complex maneuver that will help scientists better understand one of the solar system's most intriguing moons.<p>Beginning around midnight, a team of scientists and engineers guided the spacecraft into an orbit …

Astronomy

biomorphosis:

This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.

Destiny

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Earth-sized diamond in space is coolest white dwarf star

The coldest, dimmest white dwarf star ever detected is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming – in effect – an Earth-sized diamond in …

Iraq crisis: the West now faces a world beyond known extremes

As a psychotic Sunni jihadist state establishes itself on the border of Turkey, it is clear America is losing control of the Middle East<p>Events in northern <b>Iraq</b> are a fearsome demonstration of what has become ever clearer over the last three years: America is losing control of the Middle East.<p>A …

Middle East

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Galapagos emergency over stranded cargo ship

<b>Ecuador has declared an emergency in the Galapagos Islands, saying that a cargo ship which ran aground last week still poses a threat to the archipelago's fragile ecosystem.</b><p>The ship's cargo has been offloaded, but the authorities said pollutants, like motor oil, inside the vessel could spill and …

Charles Darwin

Vietnam anger rises over South China Sea | US & Canada

The war of words between China and Vietnam over disputed islands in the <b>South China Sea</b> has gained steam and, while never dormant, the heated rhetoric has become notably more direct.<p>As the 14th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) summit was in progress last weekend in Naypydaw, Myanmar's …

Microsoft’s Infinity Room makes big data beautiful

Powerful ideas made simple<p>San Francisco played host to a special mirrored room last month for an impressive illustration of big data. Software giant Microsoft was in town for its SQL Server 2014 launch party, and the carefully choreographed room was the centerpiece of the company’s push towards …

Americans Back Death Penalty by Gas or Electrocution If No Needle: Poll

A badly botched lethal injection in Oklahoma has not chipped away at the American public's support of the death penalty, although two-thirds of voters would back alternatives to the needle, an exclusive NBC News poll shows.<p>One in three people say that if lethal injections are no longer viable — …

Saddam Hussein

U.S. launches drone strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen

WASHINGTON— Prompted in part by a recent video that showedAl Qaedaleaders in Yemen openly taunting the United States, theCIAlaunched lethal drone strikes over the last three days that marked a sharp acceleration of the Obama administration’s shadow war against the terrorist group.<p>Yemeni officials, …

Middle East

Ukraine: Photos show undercover Russian troops

Do a series of photos of gun-toting men wearing green uniforms prove Russian forces are operating in eastern Ukraine?<p>Ukrainian officials point to the pictures in a dossier obtained Monday by CNN, arguing that the images show Russian "sabotage-reconnaissance groups" acting in Ukrainian towns.<p>The …

U.S. says has indications toxic chemical used in Syria in April

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday.<p>“We have indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical” in …

FBI questions passengers on Delta flight after possible security threat

The FBI questioned passengers from a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver on Friday after a potential security threat.<p>"The majority of the Delta Flight 1500 passengers have been allowed to claim their luggage and continue with their travel plans," FBI spokesman Dave S. Joly said.<p>The …

7 Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets

Incognito Wearables You'd Never Guess Were Gadgets<p>1. The Dash Headphones<p>2. Cuff<p>3. Ring<p>4. The D-Shirt<p>5. Smarter Socks<p>6. Smart Diapers<p>7. Google Glucose …

Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows

When Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion, the startup quickly stated that it would never share its user data with other Google services and outside companies. But according to a recent report by Forbes, the company is taking advantage of its data to create a lucrative …

NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose

You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is no more, since NASA just crashed the craft into the surface of the …

As seen on #Cosmos: Our Sun On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth's magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3. The image above includes an image of Earth to show the size of the CME compared to the size of Earth. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO #sun #solar #solarsystem #sdo #nasa #space

Drunkenly Wobbling Planets Could Make Good Homes For Humans

A drunken planet that’s reeling all over the place could actually be a better place for life to spring up, according to a new modelling study.<p>Astronomers at the University of Washington, Weber State University and NASA have found that a fluctuating tilt in a planet’s orbit doesn’t stop the world …

Obama speaks with Putin as tensions in eastern Ukraine rise

President Obama told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday that the U.S. had "grave concern" about Moscow's aggression in Ukraine -- as pro-Russian protesters stormed government buildings in what U.S. officials said appears to be a coordinated effort backed by Moscow.<p>A senior administration official …

UP24 Review: Jawbone's Newest Activity Tracker Ups the Ante

I’ve never been very good at getting to sleep early. I consider it a hangover from a period of my life that was spent playing poker for a living. Professional poker does strange things to sleep patterns if you do it for long enough.<p>I’m also fortunate enough to work for one of the world’s best …

SociBot: the 'social robot' that knows how you feel

Capable of mimicking human expressions and emotions, the SociBot is designed to bring a human touch to teleconferencing – or to imitate your friends. But will it just creep you out?<p>If Skype and FaceTime aren't giving you enough of the human touch, you could soon be talking face to rubbery face with …