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Injured Sharapova pulls out of Wimbledon, grass circuit

PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova is skipping the grass-court season and will not try to qualify for Wimbledon because she has not recovered from an …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Rapidly Thaw Cryopreserved Tissue Without Damage

The future is now.<p>Researchers have developed a technique that allows them to rapidly thaw cryopreserved human and pig samples without damaging the …

A Mathematician Might’ve Created an Anti-Tsunami Cannon That Could Save Millions Of Lives

A mathematician might’ve figured out how to stop tsunamis in their tracks… or at least dampen their power. Image: Sean Davey<p><b>Back in 2004, I was in</b> …

Coastlines

FBI Obtains Warrant for Newly Discovered Emails in Clinton Probe — as Reid Accuses Comey of Hatch Act Violation

The FBI obtained a warrant to search emails related to the probe of Hillary Clinton's private server that were discovered on ex-congressman Anthony Weiner's laptop, law enforcement officials confirmed Sunday.<p>The warrant came two days after FBI Director James Comey revealed the existence of the …

Aaron Rodgers reveals the true meaning of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call

The Packers quarterback is a big fan of the Sherriff<p>Thanks to Aaron Rodgers, the mystery of Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' call has finally been solved.<p>For …

NFL

Forget the Big Bang, our universe may have formed from a Big Bounce

The universe is in a constant state of expansion and the general consensus is that this began as a ‘Big Bang’ – the universe bursting into existence …

This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Check out Mars tonight: It's closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years

As you wind down from your Memorial Day festivities tonight, take a minute to find Mars glowing yellow and bright in the eastern sky.<p>On the evening of May 30, the Red Planet will come closer to Earth than it has in 11 years.<p>Because Mars and Earth are so close to each other tonight, our planetary …

Inventor of the cell phone says this is the next big thing

Marty Cooper, who built the first handheld cell phone, says his invention has a glaring flaw: You have to keep charging its battery.<p>"Keeping your phone charger around is a real annoyance," Cooper told CNNMoney in an interview. "And I think it's going to be an increasing problem."<p>Ensuring that your …

Miniature

12 Medical "Facts" That You Actually Need To Stop Believing

No, shaving doesn't make hair grow back faster.

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Massive solar storm would pose considerable dangers – are we ready?

Across the globe, the scientific community and governmental bodies are preparing for the threat posed by the potential of a massive geomagnetic solar …

Professor Faces Firing Over Belief Sandy Hook Was a Hoax

A university in Florida made efforts Wednesday to fire a professor who upset many by calling the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School a …

100 years on, is this Einstein’s greatest gift to human understanding? | Paul Davies

The detection of gravitational waves will open up a new spectrum of the universe – finally demonstrating a theory presented a century ago<p>History may judge 2015 as the year when mankind opened up a completely new window on the universe, exactly a century after Albert Einstein laid the scientific …

Albert Einstein

Tennessee’s half-mile-long spider web shows how little we know about our surroundings

Spiderlings, growing up<p>Last week, residents of North Memphis, Tennessee, woke up to what most people would consider a pretty creepy surprise: a half-mile-long spider web on the grass near their homes. Local news station <i>WMC Action News 5</i>reported that "millions" of spiders had "infested" one of the …

China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

Drunk Settlers To Blame For Aussie Accent, Lecturer Says

It's a highly controversial theory among other academics.<p>Scientists have long known that the modern Australian accent developed from a combination of European settlers' and Aborigines' pronunciations -- but a provocative new theory claims the accent may also have boozy origins.<p>Dean Frenkel, a …

Linguistics

10 Steps to Becoming a Stock Market Millionaire

Investing in the stock market is a way to make more than just a little extra cash. In fact, with the right approach and the right skills, investing even a little in the stock market can put you on the road to earning millions. Becoming a stock market millionaire isn't an easy task and it isn't a …

60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

Environment<p>It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since …

Wildlife

Cholesterol-busting wonder drug unlikely to be rolled out across NHS

Repatha goes on sale on Tuesday, but few people will be prescribed it, warn health experts<p>A new wonder drug which can halve cholesterol levels without the side-effects of statins is unlikely to be available widely on the NHS because of the cost, health experts have said.<p>Repatha, which goes on sale …

A hedge fund advised by Nassim Taleb made $1 billion this week

The Wall Street Journal's Juliet Chung reports that Mark Spitznagel's Miami-based Universa Investments was up 20% on Monday.<p>The fund netted about $1 billion in profits over the course of the week, some realized and others on paper, according to the report.<p>We reached out to Universa for …

People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

Rosetta's Comet Lets Out An Epic Fart

A "dramatic outburst event"<p>Temperatures are rising on the duck-shaped Comet 67P. As its lopsided orbit brings it closer to the sun, the comet’s ice is rapidly boiling off into gas. On July 29, these forces set loose one giant cometary fart—a “dramatic outburst event proving so powerful that it even …

Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster

In what amounts to a back-to-school gift for pupils with nerdier leanings, researchers have added a fresh line to the cosmic address of humanity. No longer will a standard home address followed by "the Earth, the solar system, the Milky Way, the universe" suffice for aficionados of the extended …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …