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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 …

Parenting

American man with 'great acrobatic skill' becomes Japan’s first paid foreign ninja

An American has found fame in Japan – after being hired to become the nation’s first salaried foreign ninja.<p>Chris O’Neill, 29, is the only foreigner among a new seven-strong ninja squad hired by a local tourism body in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, to promote its ninja heritage.<p>O’Neill, who is …

Japan

Soldier Shoots Down Drone With Cyber Rifle At Defense Secretary's Feet

A coding (but not smoking) gun<p>As soon as it was airborne, the drone flying inside West Point crashed to the ground at the feet of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. The soldier responsible for the drone’s demise gently lowered the weapon, no smoke wafting from its barrel, not even a sound made with …

Drones

Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

When Jack O'Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.<p>"This will fix me," O'Connor thought as he went to boot camp. "It better fix me or I'm screwed."<p>After 13 weeks of sobriety and exercise and discipline, …

Drug Addiction

Gonorrhoea could become untreatable, says chief medic

Gonorrhoea is at risk of becoming an untreatable disease, England’s chief medical officer has said.<p>Dame Sally Davies has written to all GPs and pharmacies to ensure they are prescribing the correct drugs after the rise of a highly drug-resistant strain of the infection.<p>The warning comes after a …

Public Health

Has Nasa's Kepler Telescope spotted signs of alien life?

Scientists say a swarm of objects around a star look like 'something you would expect an alien civilisation to build'<p>A star with unusual behaviour spotted by the Kepler Telescope could be explained by alien activity, scientists have said.<p>KIC 8462852, a star 1,500 light years away from earth, has …

Telescopes

Nintendo's new hardware could be portable/console combination

Nintendo is so confident in the design of its upcoming hardware, codenamed "NX", that it is already letting developers get their hands on early …

First Known Venomous Frogs Could Kill You with a Head Butt

In the wilds of Brazil, researchers have discovered frogs with venomous spikes on their heads.<p>Although scientists have long known of poisonous frogs, these are the first venomous frogs — that is, they not only secrete poison, but are armed with weapons that can deliver this poison into victims.<p>The …

Zoology