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Egypt court convicts Mubarak of embezzlement, gives him three-year jail sentence

A Cairo court on Wednesday convicted ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement, sentencing him to three years in prison.<p>The graft case against the 86-year-old Mubarak, who is kept in custody at a military hospital, is one of two against the former president who was ousted in a popular …

Best in Bridal: Spring 2015

The season of wistful white dresses is upon us. Get a glimpse at what you or the betrothed ladies in your life will be wearing for their upcoming nuptials with the best looks from each of the top collections—Oscar and Vera, Marchesa, oh my…<p>The season of wistful white dresses is upon us. Get a …

Weddings

New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.<p>In a series of clinical trial results, a new generation of antiviral medications was able to clear …

Medicine

First 'Exomoon' Around Alien Planet May Have Been Found

For the first time ever, astronomers may have spotted a moon circling an alien planet — though they'll probably never know for sure exactly what they've found.<p>A team of scientists detected a pair of faraway objects that could be a giant Jupiter-like alien planet and a rocky exomoon flying freely …

Nano-Robots That Compute With DNA Installed Into Living Cockroach

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "computer bug."<p>Scientists have inserted DNA-based nanobots into a living cockroach, which are able to perform logical operations. Researchers say the nanobots could eventually be able to carry out complex programs, to diagnose and treat disease.<p>These DNA …

APOD: Saturn in Blue and Gold (2014 Apr 13) Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140413.html Explanation: Why is Saturn partly blue? The above picture of Saturn approximates what a human would see if hovering close to the giant ringed world. The above picture was taken in 2006 March by the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn. Here Saturn's majestic rings appear directly only as a thin vertical line. The rings show their complex structure in the dark shadows they create on the image left. Saturn's fountain moon Enceladus, only about 500 kilometers across, is seen as the bump in the plane of the rings. The northern hemisphere of Saturn can appear partly blue for the same reason that Earth's skies can appear blue -- molecules in the cloudless portions of both planet's atmospheres are better at scattering blue light than red. When looking deep into Saturn's clouds, however, the natural gold hue of Saturn's clouds becomes dominant. It is not known why southern Saturn does not show the same blue hue -- one hypothesis holds that clouds are higher there. It is also not known why Saturn's clouds are colored gold. http://www.ciclops.org/view/1947/ http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA08166 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140413 #APOD

FIFA introduces first standardized medical bag for World Cup

At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil this summer, medical teams from the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) will be equipped with standardized emergency medical bags for the first time since the tournament began.<p>“[In the past], sideline medical teams, they were using the standard …