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Syrian rebels capture key ISIL town north of Aleppo

Syrian rebels seized a strategic town from ISIL near the Turkish border north of Aleppo in another important step on the march towards the armed group's de facto capital, Raqqa.<p>The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor confirmed that groups fighting under the banner of the Free …

Middle East

You Don't Have to Run Very Far to Reap the Benefits of Running

You don't need long distance running to reap the health rewards of pounding the pavement<p>If you've ever felt embarrassed about your morning mile as …

How Trail Running Can Transform Your Body

<b></b>How Trail Running Can Transform Your BodyYou don’t need to charge hundreds of miles of trails like Dean Karnazes or Scott Jurek to reap the body …

Trail Running

Pluto at Dusk: Spectacular, and Spookily Earthlike

There’s a world near the solar system’s fringe that, in many ways, is more Earthlike than anyone could have imagined. Here, frosted glaciers slowly drain moisture from icy mountains that tower over smooth, lowland basins. Overhead, the sky is filled with haze – lots and lots of it, carved into …

Solar System

Nasa releases new photos of Pluto that 'make you feel you are there'

The pictures, gathered by the New Horizons spacecraft that swept past the dwarf planet in July, shed new light on Pluto’s mountains, glaciers and plains<p>The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there”.<p>Nasa released the …

Planets

Tesla is moving to secure the critical resource it needs for its future

It'll need them. Tesla's battery design requires thousands of lithium-ion cells. CEO Elon Musk's ambition is to be building 500,000 vehicles by 2020, so that means Tesla is going to need literally tons of lithium.<p>To secure this essential commodity, it made a deal this week with Vancouver-based Pure …

Tesla

Every Newly Emerging Disease Like Ebola Begins With a Mystery

One crucial factor in the epidemic spread of Ebola is poverty, says author of a new book about the disease.<p>Though Ebola is unlikely to gain a substantial foothold in the United States, even after the first U.S. diagnosis of an Ebola case this week, author David Quammen argues that our common …

Hockey Gear Made to Measure

Customizable equipment is making players faster and more efficient.<p>In 2012, the engineers at Bauer asked themselves if, in the absence of budget and manufacturing constraints, they could make truly game-changing hockey equipment. A million dollars later, they had the OD1N system, some of the …

3D

The Tesla Model S Won't Be Out of Your Price Range for Long

The ability to buy a used car is hardly hot news. But we're talking about Tesla here, and how the automaker will soon be selling certified pre-owned …

In the Light of Milkyway

The 1918 Flu Killed 40 Million People. This Man Is Re-Creating the Virus.

Yoshihiro Kawaoka caused a global uproar by re-creating history's deadliest flu virus. That might sound crazy. But when a real influenza pandemic strikes, you're going to want him on your side.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> Yoshihiro Kawaoka University of Wisconsin–Madison<p><b>FIELD</b> Virology<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Flu pandemic …

1st case of contracting Ebola outside Africa

A nurse's assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.<p>Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato announced Monday that a test confirmed the assistant has the virus.<p>The woman helped treat a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of …

The Smarter Way to Build a Spacecraft

The Ladee lunar orbiter introduces a modular construction system that cuts NASA's mission costs without compromising the research.<p><b>BREAKTHROUGH</b><p><b>WHO</b> NASA Mountain View, Calif.<p><b>FIELD</b> Spacecraft Design and Communications<p><b>ACHIEVEMENT</b> Modular, flexible construction; data transfer by laser.<p><b>The machine that</b> …

NASA eyes crew deep sleep option for Mars mission

A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.<p>The deep sleep, called torpor, would reduce astronauts’ metabolic functions with existing medical procedures. Torpor also can occur naturally in cases of …

What About Life Today Will Most Confuse Future Archeologists?

Some things (like a <i>Lost</i> episode or the freeway system) really only make sense in context. So what about our lives today is mostly likely to cause a …

Stephen Collins Was Fired From ‘Ted 2’ After His Child Molestation Allegations Broke

Child molestation is never a laughing matter, but there’s at least some irony involved when the molester is the squeaky clean pastor guy from <i>7th Heaven</i>. Actor Stephen Collins, who has also appeared on <i>Revolution</i>, among other things, admitted during a secretly-taped therapy session (full audio here) …

A 5-minute charge for this portable battery can fully recharge an iPhone 5

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Portable batteries for charging mobile devices are great. Until they run out of a charge too. Then it’s usually hours of …

Ebola patient waited days for medicine

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, received an experimental medicine nearly a week after being admitted into the hospital -- a far longer wait than experienced by four other Ebola patients treated in the United States.<p>Those patients -- two each at …

U.S. military: Airstrikes against ISIS won't save key city of Kobani

U.S. airstrikes "are not going to save" the key Syrian city of Kobani from being overtaken by ISIS, said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby.<p>"I think we all should be steeling ourselves for that eventuality," he told reporters in a daily briefing Wednesday.<p>"We are doing everything we can to …

Diverse microbes found deep beneath Antarctic ice sheet

Nearly 4,000 species of microorganisms were found in the cold, dark waters of Lake Whillans, which sits about half a mile below Antarctica’s ice …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Drug derived from the fruit of the blushwood tree kills cancerous tumours long-term in animals in 70% of cases<p>Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was …

Execution of 5 Afghans in gang rape stirs questions

The Afghan government on Wednesday executed five men accused of the gang rape of four women traveling home from a wedding in August, a case that generated national outrage.<p>The execution by hanging came after weeks of public outcry, with Afghans calling for the death penalty for the 10 men …

Amnesty International

The Greatest Space Hack Ever

How duct tape and tube socks saved three astronauts<p>In NASA’s 56 years of operation, it has put men on the moon and robots on Mars. But one of its greatest achievements is less well known: the hack that saved the lives of three stranded astronauts in 1970.<p>When an oxygen tank exploded as Apollo 13 …

Space Science

Air France Puts Cost Of Pilots Strike At 500 Million Euros

Air France-KLM<p>At the time, it mainly cited overcapacity on long-haul routes and weak cargo demand. The strike has added to its woes.<p>Air France-KLM said total passenger traffic fell 15.9 percent in September, adding that bookings for the fourth quarter were down by between 1 and 2 percentage …