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How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

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War Vet Tourist Returns Home After North Korea Detention

Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran who had been held in North Korea for more than a month, arrived in the U.S. today after he was …

Obama: History Tells Us Sanctions, Threats Won't Make Iran Cave

During an hour-long talk at the Brookings Saban Forum 2013, President Obama explained his calculations as it relates to peace in the Middle East and negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program.<p>Obama took some hard questions posed by skeptical Israeli journalists Saturday, and he faced probing …

Protest truce eases Thai tension - for now | Australia

<b>Bangkok, Thailand</b> - After nearly two weeks of anti-government protests and violence, the Thai capital was calm on Thursday as celebrations kicked off to mark the birthday of the country's highly revered monarch.<p>The demonstrators, who are closely aligned with King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 86, halted …

Sandy Hook: Newtown residents warned over release of 911 calls

Local officials in Newtown, Connecticut have cautioned residents to prepare themselves emotionally for Wednesday's release of nearly half an hour of 911 recordings from the shooting that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary school last December.<p>Town officials initially tried …

US warns Sri Lanka over failure to investigate war crimes

World is losing patience with Sri Lanka over its refusal to investigate war crimes, US warns, as new report details alleged massacre of 17 French aid workers<p>The international community is losing patience with Sri Lanka over its failure to investigate war crimes allegations, the United States has …

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Lee Rigby trial: 'No joy in killing', Adebolajo says

<b>One of the men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby told police it gave him "little joy to approach anybody and slay them", the Old Bailey has heard.</b><p>The jury heard Michael Adebolajo make the statement in a video of a police interview played to the court.<p>Fusilier Rigby was killed as he walked back …

Zhou Bin, Son Of China's Security Chief Zhou Yongkang, Aids Corruption Investigation

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard<p>BEIJING, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The movements of the eldest son of retired Chinese domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang have been restricted while he helps with a corruption investigation, three sources said, a case that could cause division within the ruling …

Ukrainian authorities warn protesters they will be treated as criminals

The Ukrainian prime minister has warned protesters they are committing a criminal offence if they block or occupy official buildings.<p>His announcement came as demonstrators blocked off government premises in the centre of Kyiv, preventing staff from getting to work.<p>Mykola Azarov told a meeting of …

Millennials souring on Obama?

Young people helped elect President Obama in 2008 and 2012, but they’re giving him low marks now.<p>The wide-ranging poll of 18- to 29-year-olds, released Wednesday morning by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, found that America’s young people are disillusioned with Obama’s tenure in office and …

Bosnian police arrest nine ex-officers on suspicion of crimes during war

Bosnian police have arrested nine Bosnian Serb former police officers suspected of having expelled, deported, illegally imprisoned, tortured or killed non-Serb civilians at the beginning of the 1992-95 war.<p>The state prosecution office said on Wednesday it had ordered the police to detain the …

Argentinian police force's strike over pay sparks violence

A police strike for higher pay – which the governor blamed on his closure of brothels that provided a revenue stream to corrupt officers – has prompted waves of looting and robberies in Argentina's second largest city.<p>The violence in Córdoba began on Tuesday night and has continued on Wednesday …

Thai protests ease ahead of King's birthday

Thailand's anti-government protesters and security forces have observed a temporary truce as the nation prepares to mark the birthday of the revered king, after police stepped back in a dramatic move to calm violent clashes.<p>Demonstrators joined Bangkok authorities to clean up the area around …

Syria's chemical weapons to be shipped in delicate US-Danish operation

A Danish cargo vessel is due to load Syria's chemical arms stockpile and transfer it to a specially adapted US ship, in a delicate and unprecedented operation early in the new year, according to plans by the world's chemical weapons watchdog'.<p>The plans being drawn up by the Organisation for the …

They Found The Stolen Truck Filled with Radioactive Material

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update 6:11 p.m.</i> The truck was found Wednesday not far from where it was stolen, Mexico's CNSNS …

EU Smacks Banks with $2.3B Fine

Nelson Mandela in courageous 'deathbed' fight, says family

Daughter and grandson say former South African president is 'not doing well' but still has 'fighting spirit'<p>Ailing former <b>South African</b> President <b>Nelson Mandela</b> is not "doing well" but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed", members of his family have told the South African …

House Republicans want to let unemployment benefits lapse

<b>Paul Ryan (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Despite an ongoing employment crisis, Republicans say there’s no “appetite” to extend unemployment insurance<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 4, 2013 3:20pm (UTC)<p>Despite an official unemployment rate still lingering around 7 percent, House Republicans have indicated that they …

U.S. vice president urges Chinese to challenge their leaders

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Chinese visa applicants to “challenge their government” during a brief meeting at the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Wednesday.<p>U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) talks to visa applicants at the U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Beijing December …

In Montana, unlikely allies unite to fight fossil fuels

The fight against fossil fuels is sweeping the state of Montana — and those protesting new infrastructure for coal and oil production aren't quite your usual suspects. Environmentalist groups are being joined by cowboys, farmers, and Native American tribes in efforts to stymie ventures they say …

Why Science Deserves Its Popularity

A friend of mine told me this fantastic joke recently: Werner Heisenberg is driving down the highway and a police officer stops him. “Sir, do you …

Shopping By Drone Could Be Good for the Environment

Of all the many, many criticisms of Amazon‘s planned delivery drones, this one might be the simplest: who needs another way to help us consume more …

SpaceX Launches First Major Communications Satellite

The private SpaceX venture has successfully launched its first major communications satellite into orbit atop an upgraded version of its Falcon 9 booster.<p>As NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports, "SpaceX has launched small payloads into low orbits and even made deliveries to the International Space Station, …

Your phone is the perfect surveillance tool

If you carry a smartphone, the world can spy on you.<p>Surveillance is a fundamental part of the cellular network, writes Stephen Wicker in his new book</i> …

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