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Chief Reports Six More Suicide Attempts in Devastated Canadian Attawapiskat Tribe

At least six more members have tried to take their lives in the past few days in a Canadian aboriginal community of 2,000 that has declared a state of emergency over repeated suicide attempts, its chief said Sunday.<p>There have been more than 100 suicide attempts and one death since September among …

Mental Health

Star Clusters Could Be Best Place to Look for Intelligent Alien Life: Study

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Densely packed clusters of stars on the fringes of our Milky Way galaxy may be home to intelligent life. That's the word from an astrophysicist who's new to probing extraterrestrial territory.<p>The approximately 150 globular clusters in our galaxy are old and stable, a plus for any …

Hubble Space Telescope

'X-Files' revival premiere implies that everything we know might be a lie

At the beginning of the new "X-Files" miniseries, two old characters can be seen exchanging some fresh banter.<p>"It's always good to see you," Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully says to her former partner.<p>“It's always good to find a reason,” replies<p>FoxMulder, the truth-seeker played by David …

TV

New York Comic Con: X-Files' David Duchovny and Chris Carter talk return

The truth was out there on Saturday at New York Comic Con, as Fox premiered the first episode of <i>The X-Files</i> for fans inside New York’s Javits Center. …

Kit Harington Confirms His 'Game of Thrones' Return

You can now breathe a sigh of relief.<p>After months of rampant speculation, it appears Jon Snow is, indeed, alive—with the confirmation coming straight from Kit Harington himself. Despite both the actor and the <i>Game of Thrones</i> showrunners confirming the death of the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch …

The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian”

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film <i>Interstellar</i> for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: <i>The Martian</i>, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andy Weir.<p><i>The Martian</i> is written …

Space Science

Bill Murray Will Appear in the Ghostbusters Reboot

Actor Bill Murray will appear in the upcoming installment of the <i>Ghostbusters</i> franchise, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> has confirmed.<p>Murray’s iconic role as …

Eye shape reveals whether an animal is predator or prey, new study shows

The eyes say it all. They answer questions about a creature’s social scale, and its place in the pecking order. The geometry of the eye indicates whether an animal is the hunter, or the hunted – and how tall it walks.<br>Scientists from the Universities of California Berkeley and Durham in Britain …

Research

6 Things Southerners Refuse to Acknowledge About the Confederate Flag

1. The flag as it’s seen today was rarely even used in the Civil War or beforehand.<p>During the Civil War, the Confederate states went through three …

Stephen Hawking: 'I would consider assisted suicide'

Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”.<p>But the physicist and cosmologist told a forthcoming BBC programme he knows he has much more scientific work to do, despite his advanced motor neurone disease.<p>“To …

Assisted Suicide

We Hope You Never Lose the World's Smallest USB Drive

It has a nifty trick<p>Measuring in at about the size of a dime (or, as it happens, the world’s tiniest frog), a new USB drive from SanDisk can hold a …

Crawling, breathing, invasive fish a 'major disaster' if it reaches Australia

The aggressive climbing perch, which can crawl on land, live for six days out of water and suffocate its predators, heads south from Papua New Guinea<p>An invasive fish species that can crawl across dry land, live up to six days out of water and suffocate its predators threatens to reach the …

Papua New Guinea