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The Barabbas Theory of Voting: Bible Story Shows Tough Choices for Midterms

A preacher urging voter turnout invoked the biblical tale of Jesus and Barabbas. But a close look at that story reveals that the choice is not as …

The Alarming Reason Why We May Be Alone in the Universe - Unbound Worlds

Lee Billings, author of <i>Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars</i>, has bad news: We’re almost out of time in which to make …

The Dead Room

• <b>Author:</b> Chris Mooney<p><b>'A compelling story that will keep you up past your bedtime'</b><b><br>Karin Slaughter</b><p><b>'One of the best thriller writers working today'</b> <b><br>Lee Child</b><p><b>A DEAD MURDERER. A LIVING LIE.</b><p>A mother and her son have been executed in their home. Fingerprint matches reveal their murderer died twenty years …

While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar

Every time fossil fuels get cheaper, people lose interest in solar deployment. That may be about to change.<p>After years of struggling against cheap …

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

Changing Planet<p><i>The blood moon passes over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. early Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014.</i><p><b>The moon blushed red for sky-watchers across North America and much of the Pacific region early this morning, offering prime views of a total lunar eclipse.</b> (Video: “Time-Lapse: …

Doctors unsure why only certain Ebola patients bleed

One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak.<p>It remains a mystery why some people experience this bleeding while others don't. The bleeding, which is properly called …

Dog Belonging to Spanish Nurse With Ebola Euthanized

Excalibur, the dog belonging to a Spanish nurse infected with Ebola, was euthanized Wednesday by authorities despite a global social media campaign to prevent its death. The 12-year-old mixed-breed pooch was put down following a court order from officials seeking to prevent the spread of the …

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JK Rowling’s cryptic tweets hint at return to world of Harry Potter

Could it be a spell? Or maybe a potion? Or might it just be the big announcement that many Harry Potter fans have been hoping for? Author JK Rowling has tweeted an anagram that has led many to speculate that “Harry returns”.<p>However, there were also claims, fuelled by Rowling herself, that the …

Ancient Egyptian Hair Extensions Are 3,300 Years Old

Hair extensions may seem like a modern fashion trend, but it turns out they've been around a whole lot longer than most people realize, as a recent discovery out of Egypt shows.<p>The skull of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years ago was uncovered with roughly 70 hair extensions still in place.<p>"The …

Egg-shaped burial pods feed the trees and turn cemeteries into forests

<b>In another twist on green funerals and eco-friendly burials, two Italian designers envision a new way of paying it forward, even after death.</b><p>In the …

Astounding Auroras, Hiding Black Holes, And More Amazing Images Of The Week

Black Holes

UK Engineers 3D Print Their Own Raspberry Pi Laptop

Is there anything a robotic system for the extrusion of plastic in to solid forms over time can’t do? We present to you today the Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi-based laptop that is completely 3D-printed and lasts hours on a single charge. The kit, which will launch as a Kickstarter soon, offers a …

I Couldn’t Wait To Adopt My Sister’s Baby, But Something Always Seemed Off About Her Pregnancy

Warning: NSFL.<p>The day my eighteen-year-old sister showed up on my doorstep out of the blue, I was slightly confused yet deeply excited to see her …

3 Tricks for Running Harder and Longer

<b>Break Up Your Mileage</b><br>Interval workouts feel less unwieldy than a long run. "Breaking any long run into more manageable chunks of distance makes it seem like you’re not running as far," says Jason Fitzgerald, a 2:39 marathoner and founder of Strength Running in Washington, D.C. "When you divide it …

First video of living giant deep-sea 'shrimp'

11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad

Why not tap into your iPad's full potential?<p>We've got you covered.<p>From tips to make your iPad experience more enjoyable to unique apps that let your iPad do new things, these tricks will keep your tablet feeling fresh and more capable than ever.

Early Earth: A Battered, Hellish World with Water Oases for Life

Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet's surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still …

Two abandoned baby hedgehogs get some TLC after a prickly start

It can be a rough world for a hedgehog.<p>After being abandoned by their mom, two baby hedgehogs are making a comeback thanks to the love and care of one UK wildlife rescue center.<p>In June, an observer called England's Secret World Wildlife Rescue center after noticing a mother hedgehog moving some of …

16 Grown-Up Rainbow Loom Projects

A little bit ’90s, a teensy bit boho and completely fun these trendy bracelets have woven a spell over us — and we’re not alone! Proving they’re not just for kids anymore, these rubber band bracelets are finding a whole new kinda fame in Miley Cyrus‘ crazy craft studio and on star-studded shows …

Kiefer Sutherland’s Reps And Fox Already Responded To Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Story

That didn’t take very long at all. A representative for Kiefer Sutherland and an unnamed person at Fox have already reportedly spoken up to call bullsh*t on Freddie Prinze Jr.’s claim about the <i>24</i> star. According to TMZ, “sources” originally claimed that Prinze was “being groomed” to become the star …

Pro-Russian rebels hand over black boxes, release Malaysia Air victims' remains

The bodies of nearly 300 passengers and crew aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine are being turned over to Dutch authorities, while the black boxes from Flight 17 were handed over to Malaysian authorities, pro-Russian separatists said Monday.<p>The announcement came amid increasing …

The Naked and the Nude: Photos by Danny Eastwood

The Naked and the Nude: Photos by Danny Eastwood<p>A series of photos that plays with water, reflections, and refraction in an attempt to blur the lines …

This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Clean Your Ears Again

<b>The question: Is it true that I shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean my ears?</b><p><b>The answer:</b> Whether it was mom or grandma who said it first, she was definitely right: You probably shouldn't put anything in your ear that's smaller than your elbow.<p>But in order to understand why you don't need to swab out …

Shock Tape and Sticks: Delhi Residents Battle Thousands of Terrorizing Monkeys

NEW DELHI, India — Madi is a bully. He has three-inch canines that glisten when he snarls.<p>And that’s a good thing, says his owner, Niraj.<p>Madi is a langur — a large, grey monkey with a black face and ears, endemic to South Asia. Big and menacing, he’s able to scare off this city’s 30,000 smaller, …

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How to Text Your Friends When You Have No Service

We’ve all been there. You’re in a situation where you don’t have service and you really need to send a text: on a trip in the middle of nowhere, stuck in your apartment during a serious blackout or at a concert where the signal is spotty. GoTenna is a lifesaver/game changer of a new gadget that …

Child star Skye McCole dies aged 21

Skye McCole, who appeared alongside Mel Gibson in The Patriot, has died<p>Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson's young daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot, died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.<p>Bartusiak's mother, Helen Bartusiak, told The Associated Press …

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site | Reuters

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane’s black boxes to Malaysian experts.<p>Dutch Prime Minister Mark …

Forensics Experts Finally Arrive at MH17 Site

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Four days after the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch forensics experts are finally …

Obama: Truth about MH17 must be known - CNN Video