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Origin of Aids pandemic traced to Kinshasa in 1920s

Common ancestor of HIV-1 group M pandemic "highly likely" to have emerged in Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920, find international team of researchers<p>A new genetic history of HIV shows how the Aids pandemic almost certainly originated in the 1920s in Kinshasa in the Democratic …

Public Health

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Scuba Diving

VIDEO: Glimpse The History Of Life In A Beer

<b>NPR Skunk Bear YouTube</b><p>Beer is a collaboration between two species — a multicellular animal called a human and a single-celled fungus called yeast. Both descended from the same single-celled organism.<p>It took time for each of them to evolve — more than a billion years — but once they did, it wasn't …

Global biodiversity targets won't be met by 2020, scientists say

World leaders are failing in their pledge to cut the rate at which wildlife lose their homes, according to the the first ever progress report on targets to slow biodiversity loss by the end of the decade. Conservationist called the lack of action a “troubling sign” and a “reality check”.<p>Governments …

Murder of British backpackers on Koh Tao solved, say Thai police

Police in Thailand say they have solved the murder of two British backpackers found dead on a holiday island after a pair of Burmese migrant workers confessed to killing Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.<p>The Burmese workers were taken to the area where the Britons’ bodies were found as part of a …

NBC cameraman diagnosed with Ebola: 'I have seen some bad things'

Two weeks before he tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, American journalist Ashoka Mukpo talked about the bleak situation there.<p>"Man oh man, I have seen some bad things in the last two weeks of my life," he posted on Facebook last month from the Liberian capital of Monrovia.<p>"How unpredictable and …

Blood moon returns early Wednesday, and this time it's bigger

We want to see your shots of the blood moon! Share your best photos with iReport, and you could be featured on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Blood moon, Act II, opens soon in the heavens near you. And it will be bigger than Act I.<p>If you live in the western half of the United States, you'll have a front-row seat on a …

The coming era of unlimited — and free — clean energy

In the 1980s, leading consultants were skeptical about cellular phones. McKinsey & Co. noted that the handsets were heavy, batteries didn’t last long, coverage was patchy, and the cost per minute was exorbitant. It predicted that in 20 years the total market size would be about 900,000 units and …

How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola

A new way of tracking the deadly virus that's spreading through West Africa<p>Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at people to go inside—largely to no avail. All the 14,000 residents of the shanty town in Freeport, Sierra Leone, had been ordered …

Disease

The Power of Sleep

Health<p>Search<p>North KoreaU.S. Has Plan to Dismantle North Korea's Nuclear Program in a Year, John Bolton Says<p>John McCain'I’m Never Going to Forgive …

New Stonehenge Discovery: What Took So Long?

Checking in on the latest theories on the world’s most mysterious piece of prehistoric architecture.<p>An extensive scan of the area surrounding Stonehenge has uncovered more than a dozen new monuments, adding to the scant information archeologists have been able to determine about the world’s most …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Can diversity make babies open-minded learners?

Hearing different languages around the neighborhood—in stores, on the bus, at the park—may turn babies into more open-minded social learners.<p>While …

Google takes no chances with security of its new trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable

Google is working hard to ensure its new trans-Pacific fiber optic cable called FASTER, which will link the West Coast of the U.S. to Japan, remains impervious to those wishing to tap it.<p>Like the National Security Agency (NSA) or Chinese security services, with their voracious appetite for such …

Battleship beast: colossal dinosaur skeleton found in southern Patagonia

The spectacular remains of one of the largest beasts ever to walk the planet have been unearthed by fossil hunters in southern Patagonia.<p>The unique haul of bones includes a metre-wide neck vertebra, a thigh bone that stands as tall as a man, and ribs the size of planks, representing the most …

Ebola Could Reach the U.S. By the End of This Month

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There is an 18 percent chance that a case of the Ebola virus will reach the United States by the end …

Biocontrol: More Than Cane Toads and Mongooses

Earlier this summer, I was in Hawaii for a couple of weeks for work (more on that another time). During my stay, I spoke with several conservationists who are working to curb Hawaii’s extensive invasive species problem. Inevitably, they brought up biocontrol—controlling a pest with another organism.<p>…

The mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones has been solved

After decades of guessing, researchers finally caught the rocks in the act<p>On a cracked lakebed in Death Valley called Racetrack Playa, there are a collection of stones, some weighing several hundred pounds, that clearly, mysteriously, move. They leave long serpentine trails behind them in the dirt, …

Can Your Eyes Beat These Optical Illusions?

Optical illusions, despite their name, have nothing to do with your eyes. Your brain is responsible for interpreting what you see, and often makes …

Where Does Language Come From?

<b>This story originally appeared in the September 2014 issue of mental_floss magazine. Subscribe to our print edition here, and our iPad edition …

Space weather: Fine, with a chance of solar flares - CNN.com

A mid-level flare erupted on the left side of the sun on July 8, 2014. This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory highlights the high-temperature solar material in a flare, which is typically colorized in teal.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Spectacular solar flares<p>Spectacular solar flares<p>Spectacular solar …

Extreme Drought Is Causing Land In The Western U.S. To Rise Upward

No, you're not getting taller.<p>The drought permeating the western United States has gone from bad to worse over the past year and a half -- especially in California. As of two weeks ago, more than half of the state is considered to be in an “exceptional drought,” and the conditions are predicted to …

Climate Change

Lab-Grown Neurons Deliver a Real-Time Glimpse Into How the Brain Works

Currently, researchers study the human brain by inference. Because they can’t closely observe a living brain in the lab as its owner goes about his …

Do you hear voices? You are not alone

Hearing voices is an experience that is very distressing for many people. Voices – or “auditory verbal hallucinations” – are one of the most common features of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. But for a small minority of people, voice-hearing is a regular part of their lives, an …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches