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Japan emperor offers 'remorse' on WWII surrender anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — Emperor Akihito expressed rare "deep remorse" over his country's wartime actions in an address Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of …

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot …

Hubble

John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash …

Philippines offers refuge to desperate migrants trapped on boats

Government in Manila becomes first in the region to offer safe haven to thousands of refugees and migrants stranded on Asia’s seas<p>The Philippines has signalled it is ready to take in thousands of migrants who are stranded on Asia’s seas, the first country to offer shelter after its south-east Asian …

Boats

NORTH KOREA: Airdropping DVDs of 'The Interview' would constitute a de facto declaration of a war

Activists plan to launch copies of the film -- a comedy about a fictional CIA plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un -- as well as 500,000 propaganda leaflets across the border on or around March 26.<p>Pyongyang has long condemned such balloon launches and threatened retaliation, and …

First photo of light as particle and wave

At last … a wavicle! Who thought we’d ever see a single photo of light’s dual nature as both a particle and a wave?<p>Here is the first-ever photo of …

Quantum Physics

P&G’s #LikeAGirl Ad Scored The Most Social Buzz During Super Bowl 2015

The 2015 Super Bowl between the Patriots and Seahawks has wrapped, but the scores on how well this year’s advertisements performed are just now rolling in. These coveted time slots reach millions of viewers, and advertisers take advantage by showing some of their best – or, in some cases, most …

Market Reacts as Russia Cut to Junk

Russia’s rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s into junk territory late Monday is only the latest blow to Russia’s monthslong financial crisis, but it’s caused a fresh round of selling in the battered ruble. Here’s what the market thinks.

Dow Jones

How holograms can help NASA explore Mars

Windows Holographic and HoloLens made up one of the most exciting announcements at Microsoft’s big event this week. During and after the event, the demonstrations ranged from using the augmented reality goggles to play a living room-sized version <i>Minecraft</i> to working with a CAD-like software. But …

Small Drone Found On White House Lawn

The most illegal place to fly<p>In his State of the Union Address last week, Obama mentioned drones exactly once. Out of respect for human dignity, he said, our use of drones should be “properly constrained.” When he said “constrained,” Obama was referring to military drones, not toy drones, but now, …

43 Philippine commandos killed in battle with Muslim insurgents

At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of south-east Asia’s most-wanted terrorists, officials said on Monday.<p>A police special action force member remained missing while 11 others were …

Pope Travels To Philippines To Visit Poor, Country Sends Homeless Kids To Resorts

Outraged activists are demanding answers after hordes of homeless children were removed from Manila during Pope Francis’ recent visit, an accusation local authorities initially denied.<p>The Pope, who has made caring for people on the streets a cornerstone of his papacy, arrived to the Philippines on …

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

Yemen branch of Al Qaeda says it planned Paris attack

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen on Wednesday claimed responsibility for planning and financing last week's massacre at a satirical magazine in Paris. The assertion came as U.S. intelligence agencies' ability to track the group has been hobbled by civil unrest in the Arab nation and its political …

5 of the Most Bizarre Alcoholic Drinks in the World

It's not hard to imagine how one of our ancestors may have discovered the intoxicating effects of a decomposed batch of grapes left in a container for too long. But how do you explain such oddities as baby mouse wine or three-penis liquor?<p>There's no denying humankind's passion for alcohol. Residue …

Weird

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

The truth is, you don't have to be rich or even wealthy to travel domestically or abroad. What it comes down to is being realistic about your travel style and strategically finding ways to get the best deals and bang for your buck.<p><i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight</i> …

North Korea's Internet links restored amid U.S. hacking dispute

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete Internet outage for hours before links were restored on Tuesday, but U.S. officials said Washington was not involved.<p>U.S.-based Dyn, a company …

BitTorrent Tells Sony It’s Happy To Release ‘The Interview’

Many have called for Sony to release ‘The Interview’ online. However, Sony CEO Michael Lynton stated earlier that there has not been a major video on demand service, “that has stepped forward and said they are willing to distribute this movie for us.”<p>Several major movie chains pulled out of the …

US may put North Korea back on state terror list after Sony 'cybervandalism'

The United States may classify North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism after its “cybervandalism” of Sony Pictures, President Barack Obama has said.<p>The president said the hack on the Hollywood studio was not an act of war but was “very costly”, and could land Pyongyang back on the administration’s …

Thousands flee as Hagupit hits Philippines

People evacuate coastal areas already devastated by 2013 typhoon as Category 3 storm makes landfall over country's east.<p>A powerful typhoon has brought heavy rains and strong winds to eastern Philippines, toppling trees, overturning tin roofs and cutting power lines in areas still bearing the scars …