Kartik Sheth

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The man who treats ‘phantom’ pain …with mirrors

Many amputees feel excruciating ‘phantom’ pain in limbs they no longer own, leaving scientists puzzled. Srinath Perur cycles round Cambodia with a man treating hundreds of sufferers with an unusual tool – a mirror<p>One of the few Khmer words Stephen Sumner knows is chhue. It means ‘pain’, and it’s …

NSA 'spied on prominent Muslim-Americans'

An online magazine has reported that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the US government's secret surveillance programme aimed at national security threats.<p>The article in the <i>Intercept</i>, a venture by journalist Glenn …

Scores killed as Israeli jets bombard Gaza

At least 81 people, including many children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in two days of Israeli air raids, as Israel's army mobilised on the border for a possible ground invasion.<p>The Palestinian Ministry of Health said 550 people had been wounded since Israel launched its campaign in Gaza …

What the Pope Meant by His Gay-Priests Comment

Francis' quiet push toward inclusiveness continues.<p>As has become his trademark, Pope Francis is making changes without changing anything.<p>On the papal plane on the way back from Brazil, the pope took questions from the press corps (a sign that John Allen, of <i>New Catholic Reporter</i>, suggests is …

Could Dragons Have Existed If Evolution Had Taken A Different Turn?

A reptile expert examines the evidence.<p>It would have taken quite a few turns for natural selection to have produced dragons, but if you're willing to stretch a bit, most classic dragon characteristics do exist in other species. They just don't come packaged in one animal.<p>First up on the dragon …

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'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism

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Archaeology

Thousands want to take one-way trip to Mars, but will you pay their way?

Organizers of the Dutch-based Mars One project opened up their website on Monday to take applications for a one-way trip to Mars in 2022.<p>That's right: These astronauts won't be coming back. The idea is to jump-start a permanent settlement on Mars, with more supplies and settlers arriving every …

Saudi Arabia Expels Three Emiratis For Being ‘Too Handsome,’ But For Thousands Of Illegal Workers Threat Of Deportation Is Ugly Reality

In one of the most bizarre stories to come out of Saudi Arabia in recent years, three men from the United Arab Emirates were deported from the …

The Saudi Marathon Man

A twenty-year-old man who had been watching the Boston Marathon had his body torn into by the force of a bomb. He wasn’t alone; a hundred and seventy-six people were injured and three were killed. But he was the only one who, while in the hospital being treated for his wounds, had his apartment …

How Much Booty Do People Want? Just A Little More Than The Neighbors

Sex is like money: The more you think the Joneses have, the worse you feel.<p>Having sex makes us happy. But what makes us even happier, apparently, is having sex more than someone else.<p>A study from Tim Wadsworth, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder, looked at the …

Turkish composer and pianist convicted of blasphemy on Twitter

A Turkish court has convicted pianist and composer Fazil Say of blasphemy and inciting hatred over a series of comments he made on Twitter last …

Supreme Court Asks: Can Human Genes Be Patented?

Same-sex marriage got huge headlines at the Supreme Court last month, but in the world of science and medicine, the case being argued on Monday is far more important. The lawsuit deals with a truly 21st century issue — whether human genes may be patented.<p>Myriad Genetics, a Utah biotechnology …

Life on Earth… but not as we know it

Across the world's great deserts, a mysterious sheen has been found on boulders and rock faces. These layers of manganese, arsenic and silica are …

Why do humans cry? A new reading of the old sob story

When it came to solving the riddle of the peacock's tail, Charles Darwin's powers of evolutionary deduction were second to none – the more …