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The mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones has been solved

After decades of guessing, researchers finally caught the rocks in the act<p>On a cracked lakebed in Death Valley called Racetrack Playa, there are a collection of stones, some weighing several hundred pounds, that clearly, mysteriously, move. They leave long serpentine trails behind them in the dirt, …

Data breaches compromised the info of US undercover investigators

Data theft is normally pretty bad all on its own, but a recent breach at US Investigations Services (a background check company) may have created some extra-strong headaches for the US government. <i>Reuters</i> understands that the intrusion exposed personal information of 25,000-plus Department of …

Beijing Independent Film Festival Closed As Chinese Seek To Maintain Ideological Controls

Authorities in China forced the closure of the 11th annual Beijing Independent Film Festival its opening day, arresting two organizers and seizing …

Big Pic: An Alien Rainbow On Venus

A spacecraft spies a pretty phenomenon.<p>Behold the glory that is the first rainbow image obtained from Venus. This rainbow is a type of glory, formed by light passing through cloud droplets. Glories are formed when light bounces off spherical cloud particles in the same direction from which it came, …

The Cheesegrater – a tower of no small ambition

Someone has told the bouncers to be nice. It is now standard for architectural anoraks like myself to find ourselves challenged by smile-less security as we go about our blameless business – no loitering, no photography, no looking, as if al-Qaida scouts would do their dastardly work in this way or …

Iceland lowers aviation alert level from volcano

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland lowered its aviation alert level to orange from red Sunday, saying there was no sign of an imminent eruption at the …