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Mark Your Calendars: In A Year, We'll Arrive At Pluto

Planetary scientist Alan Stern is counting down the days — just 365 of them now. He has spent the past 8 1/2 years waiting for the New Horizons spacecraft to make a close encounter with Pluto. Next year, on July 14, the spacecraft will reach its destination.<p>"Not only did we choose the date, by the …

Missing Nigerian schoolgirls: Boko Haram issues new video mocking BringBackOurGirls campaign

New video emerges as diplomats play down hopes of girls ever being rescued<p>Boko Haram issued a new video yesterday mocking the bringbackourgirls social media campaign that highlighted the plight of the 223 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group in north-east Nigeria.<p>In a taunting broadcast apparently …

Girl believed to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

A girl born in the US with HIV whom doctors had hoped to have been cured of the disease is now showing signs of infection shortly before her fourth birthday<p>A US girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV – and …

Immunotherapy

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Weakening — Are The Poles Going To Flip?

Changes measured by the Swarm satellite over the past 6 months shows that Earth's magnetic field is changing. Shades of red show areas where it is strengthening, and shades of blue show areas that are weakening. ESA/DTU<p>Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly …

Earth Science

Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

HIV is sexist.<p>A woman is twice as likely to catch the virus from an infected partner in a heterosexual relationship than a man is.<p>And homosexual men are at even greater risk. They're more than 20 times as likely to get infected from an HIV-positive partner than partners in a heterosexual …

25 Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

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Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

IRAJA, Brazil (AP) — The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least can say the tournament that wraps up with Sunday's title game has gone off with only scattered …