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Cuba's Innovative Cancer Vaccine Is Finally Coming to America

The country has a whole arsenal of unique drugs locked behind the U.S. embargo.<p>Last week, a box of water made it from Havana to Buffalo, New York. It was roundabout journey, since you can’t just FedEx a box from Cuba to the U.S. (The embargo, no commercial cargo flights, etc.) The box flew first to …

Cuba

Trans-Neptunian Object Spotted Defying the Norms Of Our Solar System — NOVA Next | PBS

It’s been dubbed Niku after the Chinese word for “rebellious.”<p>Why? Because this trans-Neptunian object (a faint, minor planet located outside the …

7 Strange Things That Have Been Left On the Moon

<b>by James Hunt</b><p>It has been over 40 years since mankind last set foot on the surface of the Moon, but that hasn't stopped it from becoming a popular …

University of Michigan

The Glass House Built Around A Tree

A significant number of my childhood fantasies revolved around <b>tree houses</b> - but this design by Kazakh architect <b>Aibek Almassov</b> just flips the whole …

10 Impressively Futuristic Recent Medical Breakthroughs

Those of us who lived a substantial portion of our lives before the turn of the century used to think of our current time period as the far, far …

Rescued whale sharks released back into the ocean – in pictures

Two whale sharks destined for an ocean theme park in China were rescued after an 18-month investigation by Wildlife Conservation Society, covered by investigative photojournalist Paul Hilton. The operation, supported by Indonesia’s marine police, revealed where the protected species were being …

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Ancient Roman Shipwreck Full of Coins and Bronze Statues Discovered Off Israel

Archaeologists are calling it "the biggest find in 30 years."<p>Two recreational divers in Israel recently stumbled upon one of the greatest caches of artifacts from antiquity ever discovered. The recovered treasures include bronze statues of ancient Roman deities and coins bearing the face of …

Divers Discover an Ancient Roman Treasure Trove Inside an Untouched Shipwreck

More than 1,600 years ago, a Roman ship full of carved statues, bronze lamps, and loads of coins was lost at sea. Just recently a group of divers …

Ancient Rome

These New LED Matches Are Half As Useful As, Well, Matches

That whole fire thing? It’s kind of important for people who use matches.<p>We need to have a talk about innovation. There’s good innovation--adding a camera to the front of a smartphone or voice commands on devices to shave off a few steps--and there’s the kind of innovation that makes life …

Life In Our Solar System Could Survive Earth's Destruction

Billions of years from now, after the Sun has expanded into a red giant and obliterated Earth, new life could spring up in our Solar System.<p>The hunt for habitable worlds has often focused on systems like our own, with middle-aged stars supporting warm inner planets surrounded by frozen outer …

Here's What You Should Do If You Find A Baby Bird Out Of Its Nest

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Why so grumpy? I just rescued you! Prokaev Vladimir/ShutterstockSeeing a baby bird in distress is never a pleasant …

Why the British and French are feuding over a medieval ring

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>Ishaan Tharoor<p>Reporter covering foreign affairs, geopolitics and history<p>Email Bio Follow<p>At a medieval theme park in western France, there now sits an old bauble of great value. It's a 15th-century ring, gold-plated, with three engraved crosses and an inscription that translates to …

France

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

Britain’s 7 most amazing ruins

From crag-top castles to crumbling houses, writer Dave Hamilton reveals 7 of Britain's lost ruins…<p><b>In Wild Ruins, the first ever guidebook to</b> …

Archaeology

Japanese Scientists Become First From Asia to Name a New Element

On New Year's Eve, a team of researchers at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Japan were notified by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) that they would have the honor of naming element 113. The news came almost 12 years after the RIKEN team first …

8 Mind-Blowing Photos Of The World’s First Underwater Greenhouses - The Open Mind

This wearable tent makes sure that bikers never get wet

To solve this problem, the Amsterdam-based bike design company Vanmoof designed a poncho that keeps riders dry, even in snow or a downpour. Called the Boncho, it's like a wearable tent that repels water.<p>"Just have the Boncho inside your bag, and don't worry about the weather," Vanmoof's CEO and …

Helmets

Meet the world's smallest camera-equipped drone

It's so tiny, users don't have to register it with the FAA.<p>The Axis Vidius is a quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand -- it's roughly 1.5 inches square -- yet it's able to livestream and record video in 420p. Axis says its Vidius model is the smallest-ever camera-equipped drone, and it's so …

What ancient mummies tell us about one of the most vexing afflictions of modern life

By Peter Whoriskey<p>Peter Whoriskey<p>Reporter focusing on investigations of economic and financial issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>On a foggy day in August 1936, an anthropologist and his crew set sail for Kagamil Island, a small volcanic speck of hot springs and cliffs in the Bering Sea. A person identified as …

Diets

No, there's still no evidence e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking

Professor Linda Bauld unpicks recent headlines around a study looking at the impact of e-cigarette vapour on human cells, and finds little support for the claim that they’re as harmful as smoking<p>Just under a year ago, I wrote a response to an article by a journalist who claimed there was no …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

In Tanzania, a Horrific Fishing Tactic Destroys All Sea Life

Wildlife Watch<p>Tanzania is the only country in Africa where fishermen widely use homemade bombs to increase their catch.<p>Strewn in the shallows of the Indian Ocean off Tanzania lie shards of dead coral reefs.<p>Why? Because poor Tanzanian fishermen are using explosives, illegally, to kill hundreds of …

In a warehouse far, far away, the galaxy's top Star Wars collector holds court

Photograph: Will Whipple for the Guardian<p>Steve Sansweet will take you on a tour of his collection for $60.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/5303fb53c803240411e354ce322fb65e1b0baa09/0_79_5168_3103/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Will Whipple for the Guardian<p>Happy birthday: Pester’s wife Margaret gets to …