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Drone Video: The Gigantic New Telescope China's Building To Hunt Aliens

Making FAST progress<p>Bigger is better when it comes to radio telescopes--and China is building the biggest.<p>China began constructing the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope this past summer. New drone footage released by China Central Television shows they are making rapid progress. …

U.S. House pulls bill over Confederate flag flap

WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders were forced Thursday to pull a spending bill from the floor after an amendment regarding the display of the Confederate flag sparked a swift and angry backlash from Democrats.<p>"House Republicans want to keep the Confederate flag — and all that it stands for — flying …

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Why Is This Planet Acting Like A Comet?

Scientists catch a Neptune-style orbiter by its very long tail<p>Some planets that are now small, hot, and rocky may have started off as icy giants like Neptune. Orbiting too close to their stars, their gassy shells boiled off until all that’s left is a rocky core. That’s what scientists have thought …

Team witnesses rare ‘quantum jitters’ in DNA

The molecular machines that copy DNA in a living cell are amazingly fast and accurate at pairing up the correct bases—G with C and A with T—into each …

Welcome To The Inflatable Space Age

Up close with Robert Bigelow and his dream of habitable bubbles in space<p>This morning Robert Bigelow—budget hotel billionaire; paranormal investigator; space entrepreneur—unveiled the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which will soon ship to Kennedy Space Center, stowed in a SpaceX rocket. …

Ferguson shootings: Two officers shot amid protests following police chief resignation

One officer was shot in the face and another in the shoulder causing serious injuries as a protest rally was dispersing, police say<p>Two police officers in the <b>US</b> flashpoint town of Ferguson were <b>shot early on Thursday during the latest protest</b>over the treatment of black people by the mainly white …

See the Tasteful Supergirl Costume Created by Oscar-Winning Designer Colleen Atwood

So this is what an elegant superheroine costume looks like.<p>After reimagining Little Red Riding Hood’s cape for <i>Into the Woods</i>, <b>Colleen Atwood</b> has tackled another iconic red cape, this time belonging to Supergirl. The Oscar-winning costume designer updated the primary-colored DC Comics throwback for</b> …

US teacher who screened sexually explicit horror film jailed

A US substitute teacher who screened a sexually explicit horror film to teenage students has been jailed for 30 days.<p>Sheila Kearns, of Columbus, Ohio, showed The ABCs of Death to children as young as 14 in five Spanish classes, despite its graphic content. The horror film is a collection of 26 …

'Toy Story 4' will 'be a romantic comedy' and follow new storyline

Fans who wanted <i>Toy Story 4</i> to be a return trip with Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the gang was dealt a blow on Friday, as Pixar president Jim Morris …

Army Plans The War Helicopters Of Tomorrow

Joint Strike Rotor<p>Moving an army is no easy task, and it’s even harder when that army wants to travel by air. Working with NASA and the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army is developing a new fleet of helicopters to carry troops into battle, and into the future. Some helicopter designs from the early 1960s …

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Sony might be letting users beta test the next PlayStation 4 update

Sony is working on the PlayStation 4's next software update, and for the first time it looks like some users will get a chance to try it out before the company pushes it to everyone. According to an alleged screenshot of an email from Sony that <i>Polygon</i> received, some participants in the PlayStation …

California Drought Just Broke A 120-Year Record

Drought-stricken California, which just had its driest January ever recorded, smashed another dismal record last month: the hottest February.<p>Peter Gleick, a climate, water and sustainability scientist and member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, tweeted a graph from the National Oceanic and …

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Jurassic World: meet the dino-stars

The fourth Jurassic Park movie is released in June and the various species who populate the cast have been unveiled. But what role will each of them play in the family-friendly 3D slaughter?<p>Jurassic World, the fourth movie in the Jurassic Park series, will be released in three months. This means …

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A simple injection could one day stop people from bleeding to death

'100 percent of the rats treated with the polymer survived' a traumatic injury<p>Blood loss kills a lot of people; one-third of deaths related to traumatic injuries are caused by bleeding. But a lab-made polymer could change that, as it was able to stop bleeding in rats whose femoral artery was cut, …

Los Zetas drugs cartel leader 'Z-42' arrested in Mexico

Alejandro "Omar" Treviño Morales, nicknamed Z-42, seized by police in San Pedro Garza García – the wealthiest town in Latin America<p><b>Mexican</b> police have arrested the leader of the Zetas cartel in an early morning raid near the city of Monterrey.<p>Alejandro "Omar" Treviño Morales, who went by the name …

MTV's "Pimp My Ride" Contestants Say The Show Was Basically A Lie

They may have looked pretty, but that doesn't mean the cars worked. H/T Huffington Post.<p>The show's casting director, Nick Chiodini, disagreed. He told BuzzFeed News the average turnaround was 10 to 12 days.<p>"Some of the cars were so old and rusted that they would have mechanical issues no matter how …

NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface, which looks to be rocky and pockmarked.<p>Ceres lies in an asteroid belt between the paths of Mars and …

First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale University

Munitions workers exposed to the chemical DNP lost weight. Now Yale University scientists think it could be used to fight diabetes<p>A chemical which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes, scientists at Yale University believe.<p>DNP …