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'Quantum Cheshire Cat' becomes reality

<b>Scientists have for the first time separated a particle from one of its physical properties - creating a "quantum Cheshire Cat".</b><p>The phenomenon is named after the curious feline in Alice in Wonderland, who vanishes leaving only its grin.<p>Researchers took a beam of neutrons and separated them from …

MICROSOFT: The Government Has A Sneaky Way Of Forcing Tech Companies To Turn Over Your Emails

According to Smith, the government considers emails stored in the cloud as "business records," which don't have the same legal protection as private property.<p>Here's how Smith describes it:<p>Courts have long recognized the distinction between a company's business records and an individual's personal …

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Love or lust? The eyes tell all

Where someone’s gaze falls could indicate almost instantly whether attraction is based on feelings of love or of lust.<p>Scientists say if the gaze is …

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Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

NASA More Confident Than Ever That We Are Not Alone

Over the past few years, astronomers have become less and less subtle about hiding their enthusiasm for the prospect that some very big discoveries are just around the corner with respect to that ultimate existential question: Are we alone?<p>A few years ago, I attended a panel about NASA’s upcoming …

Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

Cheery happy times<p>You've seen what a nuclear winter looks like, as imagined by filmmakers and novelists. Now you can take a look at what scientists have to say. In a new study, a team of four U.S. atmospheric and environmental scientists modeled what would happen after a "limited, regional nuclear …

What keeps stone arches from falling down?

People often wonder how delicate arches and finely balanced pillars of stone stand up to the stress of holding up their own immense weight. Actually, …

Japan Plans to Harvest Solar Power from Space by 2030

One of the big downsides of solar power is how dependent it is on local weather conditions. If it’s rainy or overcast, you can’t harvest much energy …

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

Best of the Week: colours, art and history with Neslon Mendela at Minhoção (São Paulo) Grafiteiros: Di Favela + Sapiens

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Police Take Down Auto Theft Ring In New Mexico With Ties To Sinaloa Drug Cartel | Fox News

In an operation involving federal and state law enforcement agencies, authorities arrested nearly two dozen people Thursday in New Mexico on charges related to a major international auto theft and drug trafficking ring with ties to the Sinaloa drug cartel.<p>Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or …

NYC Cop Accused Of Cannibalism Is Entitled To His Fantasies: Court Overturns Conviction | Fox News

A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a former New York City police officer accused of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.<p>Judge Paul Gardephe ruled late Monday that there was insufficient evidence to support the conviction of Gilberto Valle, defense attorney Julia Gatto said …

Mexican Soldiers Kill 22 In Shootout At Central Mexico Warehouse | Fox News

Soldiers killed 22 people at a warehouse in central Mexico state Monday in a shootout that also left a soldier injured, the Defense Department said.<p>The department said in a brief statement that soldiers were patrolling the town of Tlataya when they came across a warehouse being guarded by armed …

Seven Colombian Taxi Drivers Extradited To U.S. To Stand Trial In DEA Agent's Death | Fox News

Capping a case that highlighted the dangers of kidnappings in Colombia, seven Colombian taxi drivers were handed over to American authorities after being accused in the stabbing death of an off-duty U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent.<p>The men are accused of killing James Terry Watson, 40, …

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Banda Music, Soundtrack Of Modern Mexico, Increasingly Made In The U.S. | Fox News

Banda music is the soundtrack of modern Mexico, with its thumping polka beat and trumpets blasting everywhere from rural fairs to working-class Mexico City weddings. And it's increasingly made in the U.S.A.<p>Once the equivalent of country music, with lyrics about rural life sung by men from Mexico's …

Protesters Unleash Anger Toward Feds As Immigrant Standoff In Calif. Town Intensifies | Fox News

An overflow crowd in a Southern California community where protesters turned back Homeland Security busloads of immigrants gave a harsh reception to federal officials behind the decision to bring them to Murrieta in the first place.<p>Local politicians calling for secure borders proved far more …

U.S. Indicts Three Alleged Leaders Of Peruvian Terrorist Group 'Shining Path' | Fox News

Authorities say three leaders of the Peruvian rebel movement Shining Path have been indicted in New York on terrorism, narcotics and weapons charges.<p>The indictments were announced in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday.<p>Prosecutors say Florindo Eleuterio Flores-Hala, Victor Quispe-Palomino and …

Cartels Exploit Immigration Crisis To Smuggle More Drugs Across Border | Fox News

Immigrants from Central America are crossing the border in record numbers, including unaccompanied minors, especially in Texas.<p>Drug seizures are down drastically on all segments of the United States border with Mexico.<p>Maybe these two facts aren’t a coincidence, experts say.<p>Experts say the surge in …

Record Label That Gave Many Of Latino Musicians A Start Celebrates 50 Years With Anniversary Concert | Fox News

A group of Latin musicians gave an historic concert at Yankee Stadium in the summer of 1973. About 40,000 fans danced to the beat of a genre that had a different flavor to the Sones, Guarachas and other Cuban rhythms of the era. It was called "salsa."<p>The genre with percussion, keyboards, vocals and …