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The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies world premiere – in pictures

Hobbit stars past and present were reunited on the, er, green carpet for the world premiere of the final film in the trilogy, The Battle Of The Five Armies. Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage and Evangeline Lilly were among those in London’s Leicester Square

Study: Earth has 'Star Trek'-style shield

The University of Colorado Boulder has announced a discovery 7,200 miles above Earth of a protective shield similar to the force fields you might see in "Star Trek."<p>The discovery of this barrier in the Van Allen radiation belts suggests a new explanation for how "killer electrons" are held at bay. …

8 Tips for Brainstorming Like the Best of Them

Anyone who has ever tried to come up with new and innovative ideas in a group setting has learned that it’s easier said than done. Brainstorming is …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Delusions and hallucinations may be the keys that unlock psychosis

“Although it is a waste of time to argue with a paranoid patient about his delusions, he may still be persuaded to keep them to himself, to repress them as far as possible and to forgo the aggressive action they might suggest, in general to conduct his life as if they did not exist.”<p>This quote from …

The 10 moments that changed science and engineering: in pictures - Telegraph

Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/26/1417001524832/97ca2784-409e-4ef2-a284-5e7bd4a3cc0f-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: RIKEN …

Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

Somebody Spotted A Rare Gray Wolf At The Grand Canyon For The First Time In Decades

Last month a park visitor captured photographs of the animal wearing what was believed to be a radio collar. Wildlife advocates suspected it was a wolf that wandered south from the Northern Rockies.<p>Benjamin Tuggle, Southwest Regional Director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said testing of …

Wildlife

Blame This Arctic Superstorm For Brutal U.S. Winter Weather

NASA managed to look inside a 12-mile-high cake slice of the storm<p>Got a lot of snow last week—or yesterday? You can blame this guy, above. The satellite image, taken November 8, shows a superstorm over the Bering Sea. The storm was one of the most intense ever recorded in the region, creating …

Weather

Buildings collapse under heavy snow, as Buffalo braces for more

It isn't over yet.<p>Heavy snow continued to batter Buffalo and the surrounding areas Thursday, as residents hunkered down for more brutal …

Unraveling the mysteries of deadly 'firehose' lake-effect snow events

This week's snowstorm in Buffalo, New York, which has come in two deadly rounds that together have left many communities just south of the city …

13 dead in snowstorm as Buffalo awaits rain - CNN.com

<i>Are you there? Share images, if you can safely</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The snowfall largely subsided in the Buffalo area Friday after nearly 7 feet in three days, but the deadly weather emergency is far from over: An expected warmup and weekend rains mean likely flooding -- and that's just the start of the …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Blizzard Blankets Buffalo: In Pictures

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Man arrested at White House after weapon, ammunition found in car

A man was arrested at the White House Wednesday after the Secret Service found a rifle and ammunition in his car parked nearby.<p>41-year-old R.J. Capheim of Davenport, Iowa, approached a uniformed division officer at the White House and told the officer that someone in Iowa told him to go to the …

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance …

Historic Snowstorm Buries Western New York, Kills 7

<b>Updated 1:30 a.m. ET Thursday:</b><p>Another 2 to 3 feet of snow is expected to fall in the Buffalo area by late Thursday. At least seven deaths in western New York have been blamed on the storm — at least four of them from heart attacks.<p><b>Original Post:</b><p>Driven by the lake effect, a massive snowstorm dumped …

India isolates man with Ebola-infected semen

<b>New Delhi, India (CNN) —</b> An Ebola survivor has been quarantined in India after his semen tested positive for the virus, health officials there have announced.<p>The 26-year-old man, an Indian national, traveled to New Delhi from Liberia on November 10, almost two months after he was hospitalized in …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

Gravity may have saved the universe after the Big Bang, say researchers

(Phys.org) —New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang.<p>Studies of …

Snow slams New York; Buffalo braces for more - CNN.com

<i>Are you there? Share images, if you can safely</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Buffalo, New York, is no stranger to cold weather, but Tuesday's lake-effect storm and its upwards of 6 feet of snow was staggering for the city.<p>"This storm is basically a knife that went right through the heart of Erie County," said Erie …

McConnell Brings Republican Hypocrisy to a New Low, and That's Saying Something

In case anyone out there didn't already know it, Thursday's comments by incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) make clear that Republican hypocrisy knows no bounds. President Obama's decision to, you know, actually exercise the powers granted to his office by the Constitution on …