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In Battle Against Food Waste, Rethinking "Use By" Labels

Could changing food labels save millions of tons of good food from being thrown away?<p>LONDON—Everyone's done it: You reach into your fridge and pluck out something tasty that you've meaning to eat but had half-forgotten about, only to discover that its "best before" date passed a few days …

Day care moves can be tough on kids - Futurity

Shuffling little kids from one day care setting to another may have negative effects on their social skills.

Day Care

China's New Military Robots Pack More Robots Inside, Starcraft-Style

One of the most interesting developments at the Zhuhai 2014 arms show has been the introduction of a family of armed and support unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), demonstrating China’s deep interest in the cutting edge of robotics and war.<p>The Sharp Claw 2 is a 1 ton armored, 6X6 UGV with sensors and …

Report: Red Sox set to add Ramirez

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox reportedly have come to terms with Hanley Ramirez on what is expected to be in the range of a five-year, $90 million …

Baseball

Symantec Has Found a Spying Tool Active on Computers Around the World

Computer security experts Symantec say their researchers have uncovered a sophisticated malware tool on Windows PCs across the globe, that appears to be used for spying and data collection, reports Recode.<p>Named ‘Regin’, the tool is a Trojan that has infected several organizations’ and individuals’ …

Q&A: Iran nuclear crisis

<b>Iran and world powers have extended negotiations to end a decade-old crisis over the Iranian nuclear programme. There are still obstacles to a deal though, compounded by years of distrust.</b><p>Why is there a crisis?<p>World powers suspect Iran has not been honest about its nuclear programme and is seeking …

South Asia

Protesters in Iran warn nuclear negotiators against caving in to West

The demonstrators gathered Sunday just outside the gates of a research nuclear reactor named after one of Iran's roster of assassinated atomic scientists. The protesters had a pointed message — more like a warning — for President<p>Hassan Rouhaniand his negotiating team in Vienna.<p>"If you sign and seal …

Ferguson: Fires and chaos erupts after no indictment - CNN.com

<i>Are you there? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p><b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- The announcement of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown was met with chaos Monday …

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan volleyball tournament, at least 45 dead

A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday amid a crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing 45 people and injuring dozens more in the deadliest attack since a new government took power, officials said.<p>The evening explosion in Paktika province was a chilling reminder of the …

Fireball lit up Texas sky, NASA says - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: A photo previously accompanying this story was not of Saturday's meteor event and has been removed.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- What burns five times brighter than a full moon and flies through the air with its tail sticking out behind it?<p>Many Texas residents reported seeing a meteor streaming across …

Can We Jump-Start A New Space Age?

Jon Morse, former astrophysics division director at NASA, can remember the exact moment he knew things had to change.<p>It was the late spring of 2011. After one particularly long planning meeting, Morse headed to the elevators with some high-ranking budget officials. As they waited for the next car, …

What You Need To Know About The Solar Storm Headed For Earth

Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren’t sure how they’re going to impact each other.<p>The sun has been regurgitating a lot of solar flares these days, and now, a couple will be knocking at Earth’s door this weekend.<p>The originator of these flares is a …

Solar Storms Are Bombarding Earth Now, Amped-up Auroras Possible

Two waves of solar material blown out by powerful sun eruptions n this week are hitting the Earth now, and could amplify the aurora displays for …

Solved: Mystery of Moving Stones in Death Valley

So-called sailing stones in California’s Death Valley National Park have perplexed tourists and scientists alike for their apparent ability to move …

Death Valley

Magnetic brain stimulation treatment shown to boost memory

Non-invasive transcranial technique leads to 24-hour-long improvement in memory function and could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's and other conditions<p>Memory can be boosted by using a magnetic field to stimulate part of the brain, a study has shown. The effect lasts at least 24 hours after …

Researchers discover microbial life deep beneath Antarctic ice

For the first time, researchers have proven the existence of microorganisms half a mile below the icy surface of Antarctica.<p>“It's the first definitive evidence that there's not only life but active ecosystems underneath the Antarctic ice sheet, something that we have been guessing about for …

The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

In the legal disclaimer of every Friday — especially Summer Fridays, with their earlier drinking start times and later bedtimes — should be a note about hangovers. But with science on your side, you might be able to short-circuit some of the gnarly side effects of excessive booze. From the fine …

NASA Reveals 2020 Mars Rover Will Sport Machine To Generate Oxygen, Better Radar

The rover that NASA is sending to Mars in 2020 will carry seven instruments geared to choosing just the right rocks to collect and store for future return to Earth. They include several firsts for Mars, including a zoomable camera, a machine to generate oxygen from carbon dioxide, and radar to …

Problem Drinking In Midlife Linked To Memory Trouble Later

To ward off big memory problems in your 70s and beyond you may want to cork the bottle more often now.<p>In a study of 6,500 people published this week, adults with a midlife history of drinking problems were more than twice as likely as those without alcohol problems to suffer severe memory …

What You Need To Know About Ebola

Liberia went into quarantine yesterday amid the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, one of the most deadly diseases known to man.<p>The West African country sealed its borders except for its main airport and a few major overland crossings, where travellers are being screened for symptoms of the disease.<p>The …

Do you hear things after playing video games? There's a name for that

Research suggests that players hear sound effects and background music long after switching off their games consoles<p>When you switch off a video game, a really involving and engrossing video game, sometimes it doesn’t go away. Not straight away. Instead, it can linger in the mind, overlaying the …

Amazing Maze: What Science Says About Solving Labyrinths

From myth to movies, mazes are a cultural icon and a powerful tool for studying the brain.<p>From the twists and turns of the labyrinth in the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, to the treacherous network of hedges in Stanley Kubrick's <i>The Shining</i>, mazes have an unmistakable and mysterious …

Loss of sleep after divorce can spike blood pressure - Futurity

Divorce-related sleep problems may be partly to blame for significant health problems, including high blood pressure and even early death, research …

Sleep

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …