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Rare Sighting of a “Blue Dragon” Spotted on the Shores of Australia

Depending on your tastes, this bizarre little blue creature may inspire aww-worthy shrieks of excitement, a bit of discomforted shock, or possibly a combination of both.<p>Meet the blue dragon, one of the weirdest and most wonderful little-known animals in the world. The proper name of this …

Mexican official: Marines chased fugitive drug lord El Chapo off of a small cliff — and he got away despite breaking his leg

A Mexican official told CNN that the world's most wanted drug lord, Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, broke his leg and injured his face while escaping from authorities in the mountains of Sinaloa state.<p>Four months after his brazen escape from a maximum-security prison, Mexican marines …

Amazon sues 1,000 'fake reviewers'

Online retailer files lawsuit in US against people whose names it says it does not know, claiming they offer reviews for sale<p>Amazon has started legal action against more than 1,000 unidentified people it claims provide fake reviews on the US version of its website.<p>The online retailer said in the …

Fake Reviews

Maldives woman sentenced to death by stoning wins reprieve

Unusually harsh sentence for mother of five convicted by local judge on remote island of Gemanafushi in the Maldives overturned by country's top court<p>The Maldives' highest court has overturned an unprecedented sentence of death by stoning for a woman convicted of adultery, a crime in the Muslim …

A combat dog who earned Bronze Stars in Iraq was killed in Wyoming. His owner wants to know why.

By Peter Holley<p>Peter Holley<p>Technology reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>During two tours in Iraq, “Mike,” a bomb-sniffing Belgian Malinois, spent his days alongside Special Forces soldiers, performing patrols, tracking insurgents and looking for improvised explosive devices.<p>He and his handler, Matthew …

Special Forces

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Discovery of water on Mars boosts possibility of life on the planet

Mars appears to have flowing rivulets of water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that boosts the odds of life on the red planet.<p>"Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past," said Jim Green, director of planetary science for NASA.<p>Scientists in 2008 …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

New York City

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

By Sara Shipley Hiles<p>Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

'Second Avenue Sinatra' ironworker found dead in apparent suicide

A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead after apparently killing himself, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday.<p>Four years after Gary Russo’s brush with fame, …

Manhattan

Radar detects object believed to be missing Nazi gold train

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.<p>Local lore says a German train filled with gold, gems and armaments went missing around the city of …

Targeted by animal rights group, McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farm

McDonald's and supplier Tyson Foods have made moves to cut ties with a Tennessee chicken farm after the restaurant chain found itself in the cross hairs of an animal rights group — one that uses hidden cameras to document abusive practices in the farmed animal industry — for sourcing poultry from …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

Immune System

Philae's comet may host alien life, scientists say

The icy surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, home to the famous Philae lander, may also host alien life, according to astrobiologists.<p>Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, director of the U.K.’s Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, and Max Wallis of the University of Cardiff say that the comet …