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Why This Newly Discovered Shark Is A Real Ninja

The jet-black creature also glows in the dark.<p>Several shark species have cool names, like great white, hammerhead, goblin and cookiecutter.<p>Now, we have one more to add to the list. Meet the newest type of lanternshark: the ninja lanternshark.<p>Researcher Victoria Vásquez and her colleagues discovered …

Zoology

Secrets of the World’s 38 Species of Wild Cats

Changing Planet<p>© Emmanuel Keller, courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing.<p>Perhaps the most popular pet on Earth, the family cat is a beloved member of countless households. Millions of others abandoned or strayed are flourishing independently outdoors, where they may pose serious threats to birds and …

These Beatles albums still can't be streamed on Spotify or Apple Music

Or anywhere else, for that matter<p>Today's arrival of The Beatles on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, and everywhere else marks a huge moment for streaming music. The band's discography, from <i>Please Please Me</i> up through <i>Let It Be</i> is finally available on demand. A few compilations like</i> …

Americans to be compensated for Iran hostage crisis after 34 years

The 38 survivors of the 1979 Tehran siege are finally receiving compensation from the US government<p>Americans who were held during the Iran hostage crisis are to receive $4.4 million (£2.95m) in compensation for their ordeal, after decades of legal battles.<p>The 38 survivors of the stand-off, which …

Battle for Sangin: US comes to Afghan army's aid with air strikes as Taliban seizes territory

Afghan forces scramble to beat back the Taliban from Sangin as insurgents claimed to have captured nearly the entire opium-rich district, following the first British deployment to the volatile region in 14 months<p>The US launched air strikes to bolster Afghan forces scrambling Thursday to beat back …

The homeopathy backlash is on: Alternative medicine faces ban in U.K.

Members of parliament say the treatment’s health benefits are unproven and its use is a waste of taxpayer money<p>Reynard Loki<p>December 24, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ministers in the United Kingdom recently announced that the National Health Service could ban doctors …

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'Underwater Christmas trees' help restore key habitat

<b>Australian researchers are encouraging people to buy "underwater Christmas trees" to help restore seaweed that suddenly disappeared in the 1980s.</b><p>Poor water quality was blamed for the loss of crayweed from 43 miles (70km) of coastline around Sydney.<p>But as the water quality has improved, scientists …

Merkel 'briefed by British spies on Isil'

British intelligence has briefed the German chancellor on the threat posed by the jihadist group<p>Angela Merkel has been briefed by British spies on the threat posed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), it has been reported.<p>In a rare exchange of intelligence, the German chancellor was …

Want a Bond car of your own? You can have one better

You want to drive James Bond's latest car, have an Aston Martin DB10 of your own in the driveway? We've got good news, and bad: you can't, but you can have one better.<p>The new DB11 from Aston Martin will debut early next year, replacing the DB9 as the brand's flagship grand-tourer. The DB10, like …

It's Costing A Lot Of Money To Make Those Toenails Fungus-Free

The bills can rack up fast when trying to cure toenail fungus, and it's not always easy to know which drug to use. Costs can range from over $2,000 for treating one nail to just $10 for a pill that treats all 10 toes but could have bad side effects. Then there are the costly lab tests to confirm …

Juniper Networks security flaw may have exposed US government data

Secure networking devices used by the US Defense Department and the FBI could have been targeted by a vulnerability that lay undetected for three years<p>Two security flaws that lay undiscovered in Juniper Networks’ widely used corporate virtual private network (VPN) software for three years could …

The Best New Spirits of 2015

It can be hard to see the big picture when you're an inch away from the canvas, so it's tricky to tell what 2015 will be remembered for while we're still at the tail end of the year. Will it be known as the year that Scotch lost its luster and American whiskey ascended the brown spirits throne? The …

The Japanese Professor Who's Spent Three Decades Perfecting a Human Avatar

Susumu Tachi feels like the moment for telexistence has finally come.<p>When Susumu Tachi made his first prototype telexistence machine in 1981, he was amazed at what he saw. As he peered through the contraption, he glimpsed another version of himself from behind, looking through the very same …

The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015

Every week, I peruse around fifteen journals, some featuring basic science, others clinical research and patient cases, and still others a mix. As a specialist in blood diseases and cancer, I pay particular attention to those articles reporting advances, and failures, in my field. But I am also …

Eggy Puds (Breakfast Yorkshire Puddings With Bacon and Fried Eggs) Recipe

Resting your batter overnight can have a profoundly delicious effect on your Yorkshire pudding. Now I'm giving you another incentive to let it rest: the best morning-after-roast-supper breakfast you've ever had.<p>Why It Works<p>Resting batter overnight produces taller, tastier yorkshire pudding.<br>• Baking …

The Beatles Are Coming to Apple Music on Christmas Eve

The full music collection of The Beatles will be available on Apple Music and other music streaming services on Christmas Eve, according to a new report from <i>Re/code</i>. The report comes a week after a similar report from <i>Billboard</i>, which said that The Beatles were coming to a streaming service on …

Scientists Cleverly Use Cargo Ships For New Tsunami Warning System

The public-private partnership is making waves for all the right reasons.<p>Sometimes public-private partnerships make so much sense you wonder why they didn't happen sooner.<p>When it comes to understanding and predicting tsunamis, a long-standing difficulty has been collecting real-time data from the …

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Revealed: 20 British Muslim families 'stopped' from entering US amid fears 'Trump ban is already in place'

Revelation comes as family of 11, from Walthamstow in north east London, barred from travelling to Disneyland in California without explanation<p>A growing number of British Muslims are being stopped from going to America as the country’s presidential race is being dominated by Donald Trump’s …

An example of why government backdoor access is terrible

As the US and UK governments seek to get backdoor access to encrypted phones, computers and other devices pushes forward, we just got the best example of why to avoid them altogether.<p>This week, Juniper discovered that <i>someone</i> had added malicious code within its firewall devices running ScreenOS that …

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The 20-Minute Kettlebell Shred

With one kettlebell and enough room to swing it, you can get an awesome metabolic workout<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i> shows that the length of workouts doesn’t matter. The Danish researchers compared nine shorter sessions to three longer ones, and found absolutely …

The Best Yorkshire Puddings Recipe

These Yorkshire puddings are designed to rise tall and light with a crisp shell and a lightly chewy center. You want to take more control over how the puddings come out? Read up on the science of Yorkshire puddings to learn about the finer points of the process.<p>Why It Works<p>Resting the batter …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Takes Down 'Star Wars The Force Awakens' With Science

It has happened. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed scientist has commented on 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with a wonderful list of what should really …

Scientists discover ground-breaking material: Graphane

That's because the scientists, from the University’s School of Physics and Astronomy, have found that graphene will react with other substances to …

Madonna hits back at venue after power cut during Glasgow encore

She might be the queen of pop, but it seems even Madonna must adhere to a strict curfew.<p>The singer was coming to the end of her Glasgow concert on Sunday night – the last leg of her Rebel Heart tour – when the power was cut, leaving the stage in silence while the houselights came up.<p>She had …

He knew he was sick, but he didn’t have insurance

In about 2001, long before the Affordable Care Act was passed, I took care of a patient I’ll never forget. All doctors have them. I was a year and a half out of my family medicine residency, practicing at a safety-net clinic in Philadelphia. It was my day to cover the walk-in area of the clinic, …

Iranian hackers breached New York dam causing White House alarm

Hackers linked to Iran gained access to the computer system of a dam near New York, according to reports<p>Iranian hackers breached the control system of a dam near New York City in 2013 causing alarm in the White House about the security of America's infrastructure.<p>The 20ft-tall Bowman Avenue Dam is …

Ford is packing its new GT supercar with technology

In addition to building the car almost fully from carbon fiber, Ford is endowing it with a 600-plus-horsepower version of its EcoBoost V-6 as well as a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle and specially developed Michelin tires.<p>Now we've learned that it will feature Gorilla Glass windows.<p>Gorilla Glass …

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Microsoft Buys Another Ray Ozzie Company

Every decade or so Microsoft seems to feel the need to buy a Ray Ozzie company. This time it’s Talko, a Boston-based startup dedicated to helping …