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Whoa! Spectacular Supercell Storm Takes Shape in Time-Lapse Video

Time-lapse Photography

Iran Police Arrest 6 After 'Happy' Video Featuring Women Without Hijabs Goes Viral

<b>UPDATE: May 21, 2014, 1:45 p.m. ET:</b> At least five in the group of six Iranians arrested on Monday have apparently been released.<p>Iranian authorities …

Electrical Stimulation Of Brain Could Induce Lucid Dreaming

But don't try this at home.<p>In case you hadn't heard, stimulation of the brain with mild electrical currents can in some people induce lucid dreaming: the ability to become self-aware in dreams, and to sometimes control them.<p>In the study, the scientists, led by Ursula Voss at the J.W. Goethe …

Consciousness

North Korea publishes awful things about Obama

It's an article that almost escaped notice: A "screed" published by the Korean Central News Agency that was, unlike most of its pieces, not translated into English.<p>But blogger Josh Stanton spotted it, and what follows under the headline "Divine retribution for the juvenile delinquent Obama!" is …

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>

Double-Decker Armrest Could End Battle For Elbow Room On Airplanes

Armrest design is second to everything for the airline industry, which clearly doesn’t give two hoots about the unpleasantness of touching your neighbor’s elbows and, worse, encountering his or her sweaty skin. It’s downright unseemly in an era when most airplanes have $10,000 televisions on the …

Are we ready for contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?

Do we need a greater or different kind of awareness of the cosmos in order to make contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?<p>The Search for …

Paranormal

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Blind pole vaulter flies fearlessly

It's easiest just to follow her lead, her parents explain, which would seem daunting at best considering Charlotte Brown uses a guide dog.<p>But Ian and …

New Jersey

North Korea says it's detained an American tourist for improper behavior

North Korea says it has detained an American for what it called improper behavior while the man was being processed to enter the country as a tourist.<p>The official Korean Central News Agency identified the man as Miller Matthew Todd, 24, and said he entered the country on April 10 with a tourist …

Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, …

Report: One fifth of China's soil contaminated

<b>Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.</b><p>Conducted between 2005-2013, it found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination.<p>The report, by the Environmental Protection Ministry, named cadmium, nickel and …

U.S. Special Ops Are Soldiers Committing Suicide in Record Numbers

<i>Updated: April 18, 6 a.m. ET</i><p>U.S. special operations forces personnel are committing suicide in record numbers, according to a top military official, …

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Universe

Fifty Lions Face Starvation at Crimean Safari Park

Fifty African lions are among a menagerie of animals that have become caught in the crossfire of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.<p>The majestic animals, …

At Long Last, Video Game Aggression Linked To Losing, Not Violence

Video games cause aggression. Lots of it.<p>Many times I’ve played a game and felt like I wanted to kill someone afterward, a statement that should delight many in the media.<p>But it wasn’t after gunning down 300 virtual souls in a Call of Duty campaign. Or chainsawing a humanoid alien in half in Gears …

UFO Spotters Are Very Excited About This Suspicious NASA Photo from Mars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An image transmitted from Mars to Earth by NASA's Curiosity rover has some alien enthusiasts seeing …

Air pollution causes one of every eight deaths per year

Latest findings are more than double previous estimates<p>Air pollution is a major issue for cities around the world, with regular dangerously high pollution levels in China coupled with recent warnings in Paris and London. While China’s air pollution alone led to 1.2 million premature deaths in 2010, …

New "Chicken From Hell" Dinosaur Discovered

The 66-million-year-old feathered dino resembled a giant, demonic bird.<p>A newly discovered dinosaur species that paleontologists have dubbed the "chicken from hell" is among the largest feathered dinosaurs ever found in North America.<p>The 11-foot-long (3-meter-long), 500-pound (225-kilogram) <i>Anzu</i> …

A Telescope That Finds Stars For You

Eyes to the skies<p>For non-astronomers, stargazing may seem simple: Just plop down a scope, and peer toward the heavens. It’s usually not quite that easy. Scopes can be tricky to set up and celestial objects elusive. The Celestron Cosmos 90 GT uses a Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone to do the hard …

Telescopes

Night-Vision Contact Lenses That Use Infared Technology May Soon Be Possible, Researchers Say

Those night-vision devices used by hunters and soldiers may soon get <i>a lot</i> smaller -- small enough, in fact, to be built right in to contact lenses.<p>That's the word from University of Michigan researchers, who say they've created the first-ever full-spectrum infrared light detector that works at room …

Hans Blix explains the advantages of thorium energy

As scientists in Shanghai are told to accelerate plans to build the first fully-functioning thorium reactor within ten years, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency Hans Blix runs through the aspects of the fuel that make it a viable source of energy<p>At the Thorium Energy …

WATCH: Scientists Suspend Objects in Midair with Sound Waves

No smoke, no mirrors, just sound was all scientists needed to levitate objects in midair.<p>NPR reports that researchers at the University of Tokyo have …

Can Artificial Meat Save The World?

Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.<p>On an ordinary spring morning in Columbia, Missouri, Ethan Brown stands in the middle of an ordinary kitchen tearing apart a chicken fajita strip. “Look at this,” he says. “It’s …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Particles

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Drones

Ten weird and wonderful transport concepts of tomorrow

US entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop, transporting people in a tube between cities at supersonic speed. Here we look at some of the other transport concepts pushing the boundaries of what's currently possible.<p>Elon Musk is a man who thinks big. He has already pioneered …

SpaceX