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Deadly Pig Virus May Have Sneaked Into US On Reusable Bags

How diseases cross borders can be a dark mystery. It’s never been clear, for instance, just how West Nile virus arrived in the United States in 1999. Researchers think they know why clusters of malaria cases occur around international airports, but no one has proved the hypothesis by catching an …

Agriculture

British Companies Build Jamming System To Take Down Drones

Security through good cameras and bad signals<p>The United Kingdom is ready for robot-on-robot warfare. A new anti-drone weapon system called the “Anti UAV Defense System," which was developed by Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics, and Enterprise Control Systems Ltd, is a combination radar, …

To Your Brain, A Runner’s High Looks A Lot Like Smoking Weed

Endorphins have nothing to do with it<p>Intense exercise may not feel good to those unaccustomed to it, but does have at least one great perk: a runner’s high, a feeling of relaxed euphoria, which sets in at the end of long bouts of activity. Scientists recently discovered that this happens because …

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Cardiovascular System

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

The First Supermoon Eclipse In 32 Years Happens This Sunday

It's not a sign of the apocalypse (we hope)<p>As you gaze toward the sky on Sunday night, the cooling fall air around you, perhaps a few leaves crunching beneath your feet, and—WAIT the moon is giant and red! Don't worry, it's not a sign of the end times. You're witnessing a rare and exciting event.<p>On …

Republican Bush says multiculturalism wrong for US

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States, adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards.<p>The former governor of Florida, who speaks fluent …

Government

Did I Just Give My #Permission? Hashtag Consent for Photo Usage is Trending

The <i>New York Times</i> published an article about brands using user generated content (UGC) without explicit permission. When a woman named Shereen Way …

Corruption

Westminster Abbey lavatory block gives way to medieval burial find

Remains of at least 50 people, all believed to date from 11th and early 12th century, discovered during demolition work to make space for new tower<p>The bones of men who may have witnessed the tumultuous events of 1066 in Westminster Abbey, when one king was buried and two were crowned in a year, …

Apple should have been awarded injunction against Samsung, court says

Court of appeals states lower court abused its right of discretion in blocking Apple from stopping Samsung sales of smartphones in the US<p>Apple should have been awarded an injunction against Samsung in their long-running smartphone patent war, the US court of appeals ruled on Thursday.<p>The court of …

Most important things in the world, September 18

A stuffed animal on razor wire at the border crossing with the Hungarian town of Roszke, in Horgos, Serbia, on Thursday. REUTERS/Marko Djurica<p>Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Friday.<p><b>1.</b> The Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rates pegged at 0% to 0.25%, where they have been …

Nicola Sturgeon

Antibiotic Resistance Getting Worse Globally, But Fixes Could Be Simple

The state of knowledge about antibiotic resistance gets a powerful update today with a new report from the think tank known as CDDEP—the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy—and what it has to say, about the rise in resistance around the world, is disturbing.<p>The report, called The …

Microbiology

Why Are Bats' Immune Systems Totally Different From Any Other Mammal’s?

Bats host more pathogens than most other mammals. Why aren’t they always sick?<p>Bats may be both ecologically and economically valuable, but they are also notorious for transmitting diseases particularly rabies and maybe even Ebola. The bats themselves, however, don’t often get sick as they have …

First woman in space recalls mission's teething troubles

Valentina Tereshkova travelled into space in 1963 in a craft programmed to ascend but not descend. This was compounded by the fact she had no toothbrush<p>On 16 June 1963, within hours of Valentina Tereshkova becoming the first woman in space, she realised that the scientists and engineers who had …

What is Your Dream?

About a month ago I gave a talk on street photography at EyeEm headquarters in Berlin. During the question and answer session, there was a member in …

Street Photography

The Latest: GOP marathon turned on immigration, tax issues

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the GOP presidential debates at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (all times local):<p>___<p>8:15 p.m.<p>A night of debate between Republican presidential candidates has concluded after five hours of questions, answers and clashes.<p>The conflicts …

Government

CIA declassifies collection of cold war-era intelligence memos

Reports on Cuban Missile Crisis among roughly 19,000 pages of documents that were delivered daily by the CIA to John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson<p>As the US and Russia reached the brink of nuclear war in 1962, John F Kennedy received top-secret intelligence from the CIA that a new warhead launcher …

Libraries are banding together in support of Tor

In July, the Kilton Public Library in New Hampshire partnered with the Library Freedom Project (LFP), to become the first library in the country to run a server connecting to Tor, an online network that allows users to browse the internet anonymously. But in August, the Department of Homeland …

Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Computer Chess Beyond Brute Force

To International Master status<p>Chess is often seen as the ultimate mental challenge: 32 pieces on an 8-by-8 board, and nearly limitless possible moves. There are chess engines that calculate millions of moves per second, but the traditional approach is to “brute force” the match. Brute forcing is a …

Are We Alone? Have We Always Been? How Do We Know?

A report from DARPA's Wait, What? conference<p>ST. LOUIS — It's the loneliest question in the cosmos: Are we, creative and intelligent and flawed as we are, really all there is? Are we alone, and have we always been? Is there anybody else out there?<p>Leave it to the people of DARPA to think not only of …

7 Ancient Mysteries Archaeologists Will Solve This Century

National Geographic archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert predicts the amazing finds we may make in the 21st century.<p>When the National Geographic Society awarded its first archaeology grant to Hiram Bingham in 1912, the archaeologist headed off to Machu Picchu with one of the most advanced pieces of …

Archaeology

Donald Trump thought the plan for the new World Trade Center was 'disgusting' — here's what he wanted to do

Trump, the current front-runner in the Republican presidential primary, lent his support to the effort in 2005. Among other things, he made media appearances during which he blasted the proposed Freedom Tower that was eventually built on the WTC site as "disgusting."<p>"It doesn't represent what we …

Donald Trump

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

E.coli

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

To Stop Procrastinating, Start by Understanding the Emotions Involved

Time management goes only so far; the emotional reasons for delay must also be addressed<p>Putting off a work or school assignment in order to play videogames or water the plants might seem like nothing more serious than poor time-management.<p>But researchers say chronic procrastination is an emotional …

Time Management

Here’s the best way to guess correctly on a multiple choice test

Often, you’ll hear people say that you should “trust your instincts” when making decisions. But are first instincts always the best?<p>Psychological research has shown many times that no, they are often no better—and in many cases worse—than a revision or change. Despite enormous popular belief that …

Psychology

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

How Britain came to revere Elizabeth II

The steadfast sovereign is the nation's longest-reigning monarch.<p>How Britain came to revere Elizabeth II<p>The steadfast sovereign is the nation’s longest-reigning monarch.<p>Published on September 8, 2015<p>Scholars say the first king of a united England was an Anglo-Saxon warrior named Athelstan, crowned …

Wallis Simpson