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Survivors of Massacre Ask: ‘Why Did They Have to Kill Those Children?’

EL MOZOTE, El Salvador — After the soldiers left, the survivors crept out from the ravines and the caves where they had hidden from the slaughter to see a land laid to waste. Some tried to quickly bury the charred bodies of their mothers and their children. Then they fled.<p>For decades, these …

El Salvador

Denmark is cleaning up US pollution in Greenland

Denmark is cleaning up the United State’s mess – literally. Half a century ago, the US abandoned several military bases in Greenland, leaving behind …

New York City owns a creepy island that almost no one is allowed to visit — here's what it's like

Less than a mile from Manhattan — one of the priciest and most densely populated places in the world — exists a little-known island that people abandoned nearly 55 years ago.<p>"North Brother Island is among New York City's most extraordinary and least known heritage and natural places," wrote the …

Video about differences between visiting North Korea and South Korea

Sixty years ago, North Korea and South Korea were one country. Jacob Laukaitis recently spent a week in each country and made a video of the …

The 200 Americans Living in North Korea Have Little Time Left to Leave

When American doctor Stephen Yoon thinks of North Korea, he does not think of ballistic missile tests or the threat of nuclear war. He remembers …

Severing ties with utilities isn't as easy as cutting the cable cord

If disaster ever struck, Joe Fleischmann could keep the lights, refrigerator and big-screen TV running in his Orange County home, even if the power company went dark.<p>Fleischmann is an early adopter of home energy storage: In his garage is a battery strong enough to help keep the essentials in …

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

This Shadowy Company Is Flying Spy Planes Over US Cities

It has tracked cell phones for military training and flown a camera that can watch over a city for hours at a time.<p><b>For six straight</b> days in the middle of March, a small twin-propeller plane flew over Phoenix. Each evening, it picked two or three spots and circled for hours, flying at more than …

Hyperloop One Passes Second Full System Test — Faster Than Ever Before

Hyperloop One tests are growing ever more impressive, reaching faster speeds and, in the process, showing us what the technology is really capable …

‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations

The White House has been thrust into chaos after days of ever-worsening revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer characterized as representing the Russian government, as the president fumes against his enemies and senior aides circle one another with suspicion, according to …

Donald Trump

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

By dropping charges against major arms targets, the administration infuriated Justice Department officials — and undermined its own counterproliferation task forces.<p>When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism …

National Security

Smithfield Moves on Market For Pig-Human Transplants

Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans.<p>Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent …

Environment-friendly solar cells of the future will capture twice as much energy

In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks.<p>Researchers are currently developing the …

The new Oncor is going after a new target: Texas homeowners with solar panels

If this is how the new Oncor Electric Delivery Co. plans to do business, look out, greenies.<p>The state’s largest regulated utility wants to add a …

Need solar resource data or maps? We've got an app for that

Also available in: Español<p>Last month the World Bank launched a new Global Solar Atlas: a free, online tool that lets you zoom into areas anywhere in …

Why String Theory May Be the Key to Uncovering A "Theory of Everything"

Life, the Universe, and Everything<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire universe and …

9 military robots that are totally terrifying … and oddly adorable

The military has always been at the cutting edge of technology, so it should come as no surprise that the most advanced robots in the world are being …

Robotics

How to invest in the resource boom that Tesla Gigafactory and electric vehicles are creating

For those of us who believe that the entire automotive industry is rapidly transitioning from being powered by fossil fuels to electricity, it becomes important to transfer any asset from one to the other not only from an environmental standpoint, but also from a financial standpoint.<p>We have …

The future will be battery-powered

The battery might be the least sexy piece of technology ever invented. The lack of glamour is especially conspicuous on the lower floors of MIT’s …

Are rotating homes the future of architecture? - CNN Style

Written by Andrea Lo, CNN<p>Imagine living in a house that follows the direction of the sun when it's hot.<p>Or one that offers a different view out of your bedroom window every day of the week.<p>For some bold homeowners this is becoming a reality, thanks to an innovative wave of architects who are …

New twist on fusion power could help bring the world limitless clean energy

Both stellarator and tokamak have same underlying principals, but it is too early to tell which offers best hope.<p>Matthew Hole, <i>Australian National</i> …

The 'internet of things' is going to invade your home, whether you like it or not

In the coming years, chips and digital components are going to creep into everyday objects and appliances. It promises to transform how we interact with our possessions — but also poses huge security risks, could drastically undermine privacy, and even poses a threat to the very concept of …

Battery back-up solar systems

<b>3. Why consider buying a hybrid solar system?</b><p><b>1) Keep the electricity flowing if the grid goes down</b><p>Most solar power systems shut down if they detect …

PV Solar Shingles Roof from Tesla: Evolution of Solar Roofing: Current Options & Costs - Roofing Calculator - Estimate your Roofing Costs

Up until 2011, “going solar” meant cumbersome glass and metal, crystalline PV panels the size of dining-room tables in heavy metal racks bolted onto …

A simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade

One of the biggest and most important science stories of the <i>last</i> few years will probably also be one of the biggest science stories of the <i>next</i> few years. So this is as good a time as any to get acquainted with the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR.<p>If you haven’t heard of CRISPR …

Genetics

Researchers Are Developing Nanodiscs That Can Wipe Out Tumours

Almost like a cancer vaccine.<p>Cancer research is an area of medical science that, rightfully, gets considerable attention.<p>There are nearly 14.5 …

Bendable and foldable phones are coming. Are you ready?

She pushed down hard on the rectangular phone and, like a slap bracelet, it cinched around her wrist. The audience gasped; the internet went wild.<p>This articulated wraparound phone -- known as the CPlus -- was a concept device Lenovo used to wow the crowd as part of a larger launch last June that …

Mobile