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These Tremendous Human Towers Defy Gravity

A unique expression of Catalan history and identity, castells crop up during pro-independence rallies throughout the region.<p>The roar of a crowd of thousands in downtown Barcelona falls to a whisper with the whine of a <i>gralla</i>, a Catalan reed instrument. Suddenly, three bodies are hoisted above the …

Europe

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Missile Interception From Yemen to the South China Sea

On Oct. 9, 2016, Mason’s radar detected two anti-ship cruise missiles launching 48 kilometres away from rebel-held areas of Yemen. They flew low over …

Military

North Korean missile flies over Japan, escalating tensions and prompting an angry response from Tokyo

TOKYO — North Korea launched a ballistic missile Tuesday morning that flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, the most brazen provocation of Kim Jong Un’s five-year-long rule and one that elicited strong condemnation from U.S. allies Japan and South Korea.<p>The launch poses a further …

North Korea

The “500-year” flood, explained: why Houston was so underprepared for Hurricane Harvey

It’s the city’s third “500-year” flood in the past three years.<p>It’s difficult to comprehend the scale of the flooding and devastation that Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath are wreaking on the Houston area. Weather experts call the storm unprecedented, and note that it’s gone beyond even the most …

Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

A mother's genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.<p>Women are more likely to …

Genetics

US: Russia ships new anti-missile system into Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russian military has brought an additional, more advanced anti-aircraft and anti-missile system into Syria, a US official told CNN on Tuesday.<p>While fully in place but not yet activated, the system, which was shipped in over the weekend, is a newer, modified version of the S-300VM, also …

Middle East

Europe Divided While Russian Bear Lurks, Hear The Bells Toll

Two Russian bomber planes flew into French airspace this week and had to be escorted back by fighter jets in the latest incident that underlines the heightened tension between Russia and Europe.<p>Ukraine, Syria, pipelines and sanctions are the underlying reasons for president Vladimir Putin to drum …

Europe

FREE 21-Day Meditation Class from Oprah & Deepak Chopra

Every few months Oprah and Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center for Meditation offer a free 21-day meditation experience. The theme varies each …

16 Best Foods for Your Sperm

Not to be a negative Nancy or anything, but adulthood isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. First, there’s the entire having to go to work thing, …

GM's Hydrogen-Powered Truck Could Be the Future of U.S. Military Missions

Diesel-powered Humvees have long been the workhorses of the U.S. Army—noisy, fossil-fuel dependent vehicles that have lost a lot of their off-road …

NASA’s First SLS Mars Rocket Fuel Tank Completes Welding

Welding is complete on the largest piece of the core stage that will provide the fuel for the first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch …

Apple and Google say they didn't build secret tools to spy on users like Yahoo did

On Tuesday, Reuters' Joseph Menn dropped a bombshell: Yahoo had reportedly created custom software that would scan all incoming emails in real-time, and flag any that contained certain pre-defined keywords.<p>And Yahoo hasn't denied it, saying in a brief statement only that "Yahoo is a law-abiding …

The Monks Who Spent Years Turning Themselves into Mummies—While Alive

Japan’s self-sacrificing sokushinbutsu were a very determined lot.<p>Danjōgaran, a temple on Mount Kōya in Japan. (Photo: V663highland/CC BY-SA 3.0)<p>The …

Fact Or Fiction? Sysadmin Claims This 48 Character String Will Crash Most Linux Distros

A recent discovery has the Linux community buzzing, and it involves a bug in systemd, an init (initialization) system used in many modern Linux …

A SECOND Fault Line Running Parallel to San Andreas Has Just Been Identified

And it might be holding everything together.<p>Just days after a cluster of more than 200 small earthquakes shook the Salton Sea area of Southern …

Linus Torvalds admits 'buggy crap' made it into Linux 4.8

Devs have 'NO F*CKING EXCUSE to knowingly kill the kernel', says Linux lordLinus Torvalds gave the world Linux 4.8 earlier this week, but now appears …

Get Ready For a Month of Meteor Showers as We Pass Through The Tails of 3 Comets

October is going to be good.<p>Your star-gazing calendar for October is in, and it's going to be a good month.<p>Right now, Earth is passing through the …

Astronomy

Chasing the Sun: The woman forgotten by science

<b>On the far side of the Moon lies the Maunder crater, named after two British astronomers - Annie and Walter Maunder.</b><p>Annie worked alongside her husband at the end of the 19th Century, recording the dark spots that pepper the Sun.<p>The name Maunder is still known in scientific circles, yet Annie has …

Did Someone Snipe SpaceX's Rocket?

An "odd shadow" on a nearby rooftop has sparked SpaceX's attention interest.<p>Does SpaceX suspect that rival United Launch Alliance (ULA) had something to do with the explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket on September 1 during routine testing at a Cape Canaveral launchpad? That's the idea behind a new …

Long-Theorized Material Poised to Close the Terahertz Gap

Bloch's theory of a terahertz oscillator just got a little closer with a novel new nanomaterials Image: Menyoung LeeElectronic devices are designed …

US bristles as Russia sends air-defense system to Syria

Russia has deployed an S-300 missile system to Syria. The United States has suspended talks on reviving a failed ceasefire, citing Russia's support …

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Faraday Future unveils 'world's highest energy density' EV battery

Faraday Future has partnered with LG Chem to build battery packs for Faraday's upcoming FFZero1 supercar and other vehicles that use its new electric car platform. In a joint press release, the companies said they have produced "the world's highest energy density for a production automotive …

Electric Vehicles

How Google's new Pixel phones compare to the latest iPhone and Android competition

Google’s new Pixel phones are here. After years of overseeing reference Nexus devices running stock Android, Google is finally stepping into the smartphone fray to show what its vision of Android looks like. The Pixel and Pixel XL feature deep software integration to Google’s services, including …

Dutch tourist faces two years in Burmese jail for pulling plug on Buddhist sermon

A Dutch tourist is facing two years in a Burmese jail after pulling the plug on a loudspeaker broadcasting Buddhist prayers because he wanted to sleep.<p>Klaas Haijtema, 30, has apologised profusely after being accused of disconnecting the amplifier at a religious hall in the popular tourist city of …

'Extinct' species of tree found growing in Queen's garden

Botanical experts have identified several trees at the Queen’s Scottish residence which were believed to have gone extinct during the 20th …

City Politics

Earth is surrounded by X-rays from a mysterious source

There are things happening all around us that we can't see.<p>If humans could see in wavelengths beyond visible light, the whole cosmos would look like …