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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Hubble Finds Atmosphere of White Dwarfs Polluted With Planet Debris

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have announced the discovery of the atmospheres of two white dwarfs (burned-out stars) polluted with …

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …

Engineering

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US demands removal of 3D printed gun templates

Designs for a 3D-printed gun must be taken offline, the US government has demanded.<p>The US State Department has written to the gun's designer, Defense Distributed, saying that publishing such designs, which enable anyone with a 3D printer to produce their own plastic gun, could breach arms-control …

U.S. State Department

Escape From Bahrain: Ali Abdulemam Is Free

The exclusive inside story of a dissident blogger's getaway from the repressive island kingdom, how events overcame rescue plans, and what's next for him<p>After more than two years in hiding, Ali Abdulemam, the globally renowned blogger and free-speech advocate, has been freed from the Kingdom of …

Associated Press News

Facebook Home Is A Flop: Employees Know It And Users Don't Like It

The phone launched less than a month ago.<p>Facebook Home is an Android app that adds a Facebook wrapper to your phone's home screen. Instead of the normal app icons, you see Facebook's Cover Feed, a moving slide show of photos and status updates from your Facebook friends. You can like or comment on …

Apps

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Gravesite Has Been Marked

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There is no headstone. The family is at a kind of relative peace with a traditional Muslim burial — …

Andrew Simpson's death prompts full review by America's Cup team

The America's Cup team for which British Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson was racing when he drowned in San Francisco has promised a full review …

Older bankers are sticking around longer, making it harder for younger colleagues to get promoted

It used to be when an investment banker hit the age of 55 or so, he would take his millions and retire. But with deferred compensation and other cuts in pay in recent years, older bankers are staying on the job longer, according to a handful of senior bankers at major US and European banks who …

Compensation

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Associated Press News

Judge Denies Administration's Request To Delay Plan-B Ruling

The U.S. District Court judge who last month ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the most popular forms of the emergency contraceptive pill available over-the-counter with no age restrictions has denied the government's request to stay his ruling while it's on appeal.<p>And Judge Edward …

Crisis-burdened Spain and Cyprus are hot spots for women to sell their eggs

Egg donations thrive off the young and desperate. For years, US college campuses have been plastered with signs imploring young women to “donate” their eggs—for $8,000. More recently, the number of women selling their eggs (and men their sperm) soared amid the recession and high unemployment.<p>Now, …

Eggs

Malcolm X's grandson killed in Mexico City, US officials confirm

Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of political activist Malcolm X, died while traveling in Mexico, US officials confirmed Friday. He was 28.<p>Two US officials …

Removed: news agency feed article

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Paramedic from Texas plant blast arrested for pipe bomb

Officials are mum on whether the arrest is linked to the explosion that killed 14 last month.<p>A volunteer paramedic who was among the first on the scene of a massive explosion last month at a West, Texas fertilizer plant was arrested early Friday and charged with possession of a destructive …

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's secret Virginia burial upsets locals

<b>An Islamic community in the US state of Virginia is said to be in uproar after it emerged a Boston bombing suspect was buried at a nearby rural cemetery.</b><p>An imam said local Muslims were upset their loved ones would have to use the same graveyard as that where Tamerlan Tsarnaev was secretly laid to …

Justice

Mars One astronaut applications near six-digit mark

About a month ago, a rather ambitious plan was unveiled – to colonize Mars with astronauts who will never return to Earth. With such a harsh reality …

Mars

Task force recommends building new school at site of Sandy Hook massacre

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in December, should be torn down and replaced with an entirely new school, the task force charged with determining its future decided Friday night.<p>The 28 members of the Sandy Hook Elementary Building …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …