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Florida Man Awarded $37,500 After Cops Mistake Glazed Doughnut Crumbs For Meth

It sounds like a joke, but, well — keep reading.<p>In December 2015, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing had just dropped off a friend at chemotherapy and was driving home an older woman from his church who worked at the 7-Eleven and would otherwise walk the 2 miles home.<p>As Rushing drove away from the …

Crime

One Dead After Rockfall On Yosemite's Famed El Capitan

Another climber was injured on the near-vertical slope.<p>One person died and another was injured Wednesday after a rockfall on a popular climbing route in Yosemite National Park, the National Park Service said.<p>The incident was reported on El Capitan, a granite monolith that rises straight up about …

Drop the Doughnut: True Nature of Ravenous Supermassive Black Holes Revealed

Some galaxies contain supermassive black holes that are voracious eaters, consuming gas, dust and anything else that strays too close, including …

The Mystery of the Dead Bumblebees and the Linden Trees

The scene: Visitors in the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens near London have reported hundreds, if not thousands of bees, especially bumblebees, sick or dead, beneath fragrant, flowering Tilia trees. Similar reports have been made in other parts of Britain and Europe, as well as the United States — as …

Teenager to stand trial for London acid attacks

A 16-year-old boy is to stand trial for allegedly carrying out a series of acid attacks in a 90-minute period that left one person with life-changing injuries.<p>The boy, who cannot be identified because of his age, has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the attacks, which were allegedly part of …

Extremism

Further Research into Artificial Wombs Brings Us Closer to a Future Where Babies Grow Outside the Body

An Innovation in Artificial Incubation<p>Around 15 million babies are born preterm or premature every year, according to the World Health Organization …

Putney Bridge jogger arrest as police seize 50-year-old man for GBH at his Chelsea home

Police hunting a jogger who knocked a woman into the path of a bus on Putney Bridge have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.<p>The man was arrested at an address in Chelsea this morning.<p>He was taken to a south London police station before being released under …

Genetically Engineering Pigs to Grow Organs for People

Scientists announce the birth of 37 pigs gene-edited to be better for human transplant.<p>The idea of transplanting organs from pigs into humans has been around for a long time. And for a long time, xenotransplants—or putting organs from one species into another—has come up against two seemingly …

Genetic Engineering

The 17 best action movies you can stream on Netflix right now

The nonexistent (or besides-the-point) plot, the constant explosions, the muscular heroes doing what needs doing: What better way to take time out from the daily grind?<p>And with the release of the Charlize Theron's "Atomic Blonde" this weekend, we're really in the mood for more butt-kicking …

Man dies after going swimming with new tattoo

Fresh ink made him vulnerable to flesh-eating bacteria.<p>There are all kinds of reasons to look before you leap into the ocean.<p>After all, as pollution …

You Can Now Get a Fidget Spinner With Built-in Bluetooth Speakers For $4.50

The next thing for the next big thing.<p>The fidget spinner became a phenomenon as a decidedly low-tech distraction. A typical spinner is little more …

Fidget Spinner

We may have accidentally formed a protective bubble around Earth

Radio waves might help protect us from space weather.<p>When the Navy wants to send a message to an underwater submarine, it sometimes uses very low frequency (VLF) radio waves. These long wavelengths, beamed from large towers on the ground, are unique in their ability to travel through salty water. …

Apple blames third-party battery for exploding headphones

Apple has blamed a third-party battery for the explosion of a pair of noise-cancelling headphones.<p>Apple does not specify which batteries should be used with its devices, and the owner, who was wearing the headphones when they blew up on a flight between Australia and China, is “disappointed” with …

Consumer Tech

A growing human-made bubble in space could be great news for our future on this planet

Humans aren't just changing the surface of Earth, we're also changing the space around us. We've created a bubble around Earth that NASA probes discovered. It's invisible to the naked eye but could prove incredibly useful in the near future for our way of life.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

The Science Behind Henrietta Lacks' Immortal Cells

Henrietta Lacks unknowingly gave a great gift to science.<p>By the time Henrietta Lacks died in 1951 at the age of 31, she had already achieved a sort …

Genetics

'Baby Dragon' Found In China Is The Newest Species Of Dinosaur

Meet <i>Beibeilong sinensis,</i> the most recently identified dinosaur species.<p>The name means "baby dragon from China." The dinosaur had massive feathered wings and a birdlike skull. It probably looked most like a cassowary, flightless birds slightly smaller than an ostrich.<p>But the <i>Beibeilong</i> was much …

SpaceX details plans to launch thousands of internet satellites

SpaceX and Tesla-founder Elon Musk has made some rather bold promises over the years. In addition to building a fleet of reusable rockets, an …

Hubble Views The Final Frontier For Dark Matter

When you look out into the distant Universe, in most locations, you’ll find a field of faint, distant galaxies: beautiful, but nothing special.<p>However, in a few select locations, you’ll find massive clusters of galaxies, containing hundreds or even thousands of galaxies the size of the Milky Way …

Universe

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Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

A Completely New Kind of Symbiotic Relationship

We've seen animals and plants, plants and fungi, animals and bacteria, all with symbiotic relationships that benefit both species. Some combinations …

Turkey arrests 1,000 and suspends 9,100 police in new crackdown

Turkey has detained more than 1,000 people and suspended over 9,100 police in a new crackdown against alleged supporters of the US-based preacher accused of orchestrating the coup bid against president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.<p>Dawn raids across the country – seeking more than 3,000 suspects – were …

Human Rights

Researchers drag horrifying new species of nightmare monster from lagoon

Scientists are pretty happy about this, for some reason.<p>In watching the giant shipworm <i>Kuphus polythalamia</i> ooze out of its shell like Tim Burton's idea of cake frosting, a few words might spring into your mind. "Science fiction plague," perhaps, or "dear god, why have you forsaken us," or "put that …

‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s Universe

“Genius,” a new 10-part series about Albert Einstein on the National Geographic Channel, starts off with a bang.<p>First, we see Einstein’s friend, the German foreign minister Walter Rathenau, shot and blown up in his car by a gang of Nazis.<p>Then we cut to Einstein, played by Geoffrey Rush, in his …

A New "CRISPR Pill" Makes Bacteria Destroy Its Own DNA

Targeted and Edible<p>As antibiotic resistance continues to grow, scientists are desperately trying to figure out how to best fight bacterium like</i> …

Microbiology