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What Happened On Easter Island — A New (Even Scarier) Scenario

We all know the story, or think we do.<p>Let me tell it the old way, then the new way. See which worries you most.<p>First version: Easter Island is a small 63-square-mile patch of land — more than a thousand miles from the next inhabited spot in the Pacific Ocean. In A.D. 1200 (or thereabouts), a small …

The Year’s Most Beautiful Photos From Space

Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.

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Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

You Built What?! A Supersize Robotic Chess Set

Inspired by Harry Potter's magic chessboard, a Lego roboticist takes his creations to the next level<p>A veteran designer of Lego robots (he built one that plays Connect Four), Indiana programmer Steve Hassenplug was looking for something still grander. When he watched the first Harry Potter movie …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

British technology's uncertain future

It is no surprise that British companies are being outpaced in the global commercialisation of graphene and other high technologies, even though they are being pioneered by British universities (How the UK trails the world on a great British invention, 4 December).<p>I am convinced that graphene has …

Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …

Nigeria Oil Spill Coats River As Hundreds Of Yearly Leaks Continue To Devastate Ecosystem

By Tife Owolabi<p>YENAGOA, Nigeria, Dec 2 (Reuters) - A large oil spill near Nigeria's Brass facility, run by ENI, has spread through the sea and swamps of the oil producing Niger Delta region, local residents and the company said on Monday.<p>ENI said it was not yet possible to determine the cause of …

Ukraine protests – in pictures

As the bitter standoff between the Ukrainian government and opposition protesters entered its third week, thousands gathered in Kiev's Independence Square to demand the government's resignation

12 Most Surreal Light Installations at Lyon's Festival of Lights

<b>Swarm of Red Lanterns in a Forest</b><p>The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fte des Lumires) kicked off on December 6th bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-Franois …

Pendant Lights Design by Tech Lighting

Capsian Grande and Mali Pendant Lights.<p>The Capsian Grande and Mali pendant lights were designed by Tech Lighting. The hand-blown glass pendant lights …

Stunning Light Cube Justifies The Existence Of Dubstep

We know how comments work. So let us begin this story by admitting–warning even–that there be dubstep ahead. But friends, compatriots, like-minded design nerds, I promise it’s worth it.<p>This is Tesseract, a globetrotting light sculpture created by the photon gods at 1024 architecture. Visitors are …

Undercover soldiers 'killed unarmed civilians in Belfast'

<b>Soldiers from an undercover unit used by the British army in Northern Ireland killed unarmed civilians, former members have told BBC One's Panorama.</b><p>Speaking publicly for the first time, the ex-members of the Military Reaction Force (MRF), which was disbanded in 1973, said they had been tasked with …

LRA leader Joseph Kony 'in surrender talks' with CAR

<b>The government of the Central African Republic (CAR) has said it is in talks with Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony with the aim of his surrender.</b><p>A CAR government spokesman told the BBC that Kony was in the country but wanted his security to be guaranteed before giving himself up.<p>Kony, leader of the …

Nike's LunarENDOR QS Snowboard Boots Feature LED Lights (video)

It seems that Nike must have watched the Tron movies when looking for inspiration for their latest LunarENDOR QS snowboarding boots with its iconic …