Keri Salyards

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Liberia set to be declared Ebola-free

World Health Organisation to declare country free of virus 42 days after last case was reported, but state of high alert remains<p>Liberia is a day away from being declared Ebola-free but the country remains on high alert, with neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea still reporting cases of the …

Three Russian Women Sentenced To Jail For Twerking Near War Memorial

This is the second twerking-related scandal to rock Russia in less than two weeks.<p>Three Russian women were sentenced to jail terms Saturday for twerking in front of a World War II memorial in the city of Novorossiysk.<p>Margarita Radetskaya, who is 18 years old, was sentenced to 15 days in jail in …

Former military officials back same-sex marriage

A group of former military officers and Pentagon officials are calling on the Supreme Court to clear the way for nationwide recognition of same-sex marriages, saying the current<p>patchwork of state laws is a threat to national security.<p>The officials say the assortment of laws on the books now is …

LGBTQI

Ukraine marks anniversary of 1986 Chernobyl disaster

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko paid his respects to the victims of the Chernobyl disaster on Sunday marking the 29th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident.<p>More than 30 people died immediately after the explosion in 1986 and more than 4,000 people were killed in the aftermath of …

Chile: Volcanic ash clean-up underway amid fears Calbuco could erupt again

With heavy machinery and simple shovels, Chile’s soldiers and civilians are working to remove the mounds of ash spewed from the Calbuco Volcano last week.<p>Authorities have set up a 20-km cordon around Calbuco, in the scenic Los Lagos region, some 1,000 km south of Santiago, Chile’s capital.<p>The sheer …

Nepal Earthquake: Rescuers Struggle to Reach Villages as Toll Tops 3,800

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal — Rescuers struggled to reach Nepal's more rural communities on Monday to assess the damage from a devastating earthquake that has left more than 3,800 people dead.<p>The 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday, killing thousands and flattening centuries-old buildings in the capital …

Violence erupts at Baltimore police death protest

Demonstrators clash with police during rally at Baltimore city hall demanding justice for black suspect Freddie Gray, who died in custody<p>Protesters smashed police cars and shop windows in downtown Baltimore on Saturday when the biggest demonstration over the death of a young African-American man in …

Adnan Syed's Family Finds Comfort in 'Serial' Podcast

If you’re not listening to Serial, the wildly successful podcast (the most popular in history, in fact), you’ve probably overheard co-workers or …

Video: A drone flies through fireworks

This video of fireworks from the inside is stunning. But not everyone agrees the making of it was a good idea.<p>Jos Stiglingh captured this stunning …

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels

One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and …

Austrian Strongman Moves Airplane With Sheer Muscle

Austrian extreme athlete Franz Muellner successfully completed his world record attempt of pulling a Boeing 777 out of a hangar at the Vienna-Schwechat airport in Austria, on Monday. The 44-year-old strongman moved the Boeing 777 47.5 feet by pulling it with a rope.<p>Muellner has previously turned a …

Man Floats Free In Hotel Corridor

We live in a sea of air. It holds us, weighs on us, keeps us tethered. The earth, of course, holds us too, keeps us pinned. But not all of us. I want you to meet Storyboard P, a dancer who floats.<p>In this dance, he's in a British hotel, in a corridor — basically a tight, long, low narrow box. Just …

Truce? Both Sides in Ukraine Say They're Ready to Negotiate

The president of Ukraine and the leader of the anti-government movement have agreed to a "truce" and "negotiations" aimed at bringing an end to the violence that has torn the country apart.<p>In a statement on his official website, President Viktor Yanukovych said his government and the opposition …

Russia

Iraqi suicide bombing instructor accidentally kills himself and pupils

Over 20 trainee suicide bombers and their teacher were killed in Iraq when the tutor mistakenly detonated the bomb<p>An al-Qaeda instructor killed himself and 20 of his pupils when he accidentally set off a car bomb during a bungled training session in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The explosion took place at an insurgents' …

War

Noah's Ark Blueprints Found—4,000-Year-Old Detailed Instructions

Irving Finkel, British Museum curator and author of “The Ark Before Noah,” has found a 4,000-year-old tablet that describes the materials and …

Americans Might Soon Get To Buy Mexican Beachfront, Border Land

For the first time in nearly a century, Mexico is considering letting foreigners own land outright along the coast and near international borders. Right now, only Mexicans can hold the title to land in the so-called restricted zone. The president and many lawmakers want to relax the ownership laws …

The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day

Why you should treat caffeine the way you treat painkillers or antibiotics<p>When's the optimal time to get your coffee kick? Sometime between 9:30 and 11:30 in the morning should work well, neuroscience doctoral student Steven Miller explains in a supremely helpful blog post.<p>Careful timing of when …

Coffee

Build These DIY 3-D Glasses To Make Photos Of The Moon Pop

Stereoscopic vision in 20 minutes<p>When viewed from Earth, the moon appears flat. Stereo vision requires each eye to see an object from slightly different angles, but the intervening 239,000 miles squash the moon’s deep craters and spherical shape into a uniform, luminous pancake. You could build a …

3D

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

Huge magma reservoir beneath Yellowstone is two and a half times larger than expected

The magma reservoir under the Yellowstone National Park is 50 miles (80km) long and 12 miles (20km) wide: more than two and a half times larger than expected. <i>Nature</i> describes the reservoir as "a 4,000 cubic kilometer underground sponge," between six and eight percent of it filled with molten</i> …

Did a Mega-Flood Doom Ancient American City of Cahokia?

Sediments reveal evidence of massive Mississippian flood around 1200 C.E.<p><b>One thousand years ago, on a floodplain of the Mississippi River near modern-day St. Louis, the massive Native American city known today as Cahokia sprang suddenly into existence. Three hundred years later it was virtually</b> …

Upstart Tesla wins top U.S. safety rating; what will competitors do?

Adding to a growing list of accolades, Tesla Motors' Model S has secured the title of safest car on the road.<p>In its first model year, the premium electric sport sedan is one of just seven cars since 2011 — among hundreds — to receive a five-star rating in each of three federal crash-test categories …

Tesla

515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

She'll Build Circles Around Those Stupid Bears

Goldie Blox is a playset for girls that encourage engineering skills. It's now available at Toys R Us.

A New Harry Potter Audiobook is Coming

For every <i>Little Red Riding Hood</i>, <i>Snow White</i>, or <i>Rapunzel</i>, there are literally dozens of much more obscure—and certainly more bizarre—Grimm's Fairy …

Books

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

August 2013