Jacob Muscarella

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Students march on Hong Kong leader's home

Thousands of people have marched on the residence of Hong Kong's leader as students escalate their protest action against China's refusal to grant the city full democracy.<p>Student groups, spearheading a civil-disobedience campaign along with democracy activists, rallied to Leung Chun-ying's …

'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new …

Cancer kills three 9/11 firefighters on the same day

<b>Three firefighters who were on duty at Ground Zero during the 9/11 attacks have died on the same day from cancer, fire officials have said.</b><p>Lieutenant Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another on Monday.<p>Thousands of people who …

Cancer

Dutch Man Fined for Crashing Drone into Yellowstone Hot Spring

A U.S. federal judge has ordered a Dutch tourist to pay $3,200 in fines and restitution after the man crashed his drone into an iconic hot spring at …

Ebola Death Toll Tops 3,000

At least 3,080 people have died of Ebola in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Friday, bringing the death toll from the worst Ebola ever …

Kim Jong-un Has Been AWOL for 23 Days, North Korean Media Says He's Sick

For the past 23 days, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — usually a ubiquitous presence in state media — has gone AWOL, prompting speculation about his …

Woman beheaded in workplace dispute at Oklahoma food plant

A man suspected of beheading a woman he worked with and stabbing another was a convicted felon who had been released from probation this year, Oklahoma corrections officials confirmed Thursday.<p>Alton Nolen, 30, was released from probation in April, earlier than the original 2017 date, said Jerry …

Crime

Environment: News & features

Swarms Of Mouse-Sized Robots Scurry To Maintain The Nation's Bridges

A new kind of miniature robot can crawl on the parts of bridges humans never see.<p>Ask Sarah Bergbreiter, a professor of mechanical engineering and head of the University of Maryland’s Micro Robotics Laboratory, about the connection between miniature robots and bridges, and she’s likely to talk about …

Memories, not emotions, fade for people with Alzheimer's - Futurity

People with Alzheimer's disease can feel lingering emotions after an event even though they may not remember it.

Alzheimer's Disease

Baffling Butterfly-Shaped Cloud Turns Out To Be... A Huge Swarm Of Actual Butterflies

Meteorologists in St. Louis were baffled last week when radar images showed a strange butterfly-shaped cloud passing overhead on its way south.<p>The cloud was shifting its shape dramatically on what otherwise was a “completely clear day,” Laura Kanofsky, a National Weather Service (NWS) …

Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

Using eight flexible legs and a soft web, a robotic octopus can scull through the water like its cephalopod inspiration.<p>Robot locomotion has various solutions for land, including tracks, wheels, bipedal and quadrupedal -- some of which are purely vehicular, and some of which are inspired by animals …

Robotics

Bizarre sphere fossils could be among world's earliest animals

A series of mysterious spherical fossils found in southern China may be remnants of some of the world's earliest animals.<p>A new study finds that these controversial fossils are not likely to be bacteria or single-celled protists; their cells, preserved for more than 600 million years in rock, are …

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

Universe

Four ways you can see the multiverse

Every time you make a choice, you spawn a multitude of universes, leading to umpteen other yous – some of them living very different lives. This …