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Using black holes to measure the universe’s rate of expansion

Radiation emitted in the vicinity of black holes could be used to measure distances of billions of light years, says researcher.<p>A few years ago, …

Dear President Obama: When Will You Stop Talking About Climate Change And Actually Do Something?

You don't even need Congress to enact meaningful reform.<p>Dear Mr. President,<p>I was hoping to get a jump on this Earth Day letter during the weekend, but I fell behind because of water in my basement. Torrential rains the past few days soaked the ground so much, the water had nowhere else to go. Of …

E. coli bacteria 'can produce diesel biofuel'

<b>A strain of bacteria has been created that can produce fuel, scientists say.</b><p>Researchers genetically modified <i>E. coli</i> bacteria to convert sugar into an oil that is almost identical to conventional diesel.<p>If the process could be scaled up, this synthetic fuel could be a viable alternative to the …

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Space Station's Giant Antimatter Magnet Finds Abundance Of Mysterious Particles

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer's first results could be evidence of dark matter.<p>Right in Earth's neighborhood, space is positively bubbling with high-energy antimatter particles--a lot more than can be explained. These excess positrons--mirror opposites of negatively charged electrons--just might …

How the UN Covered Up a Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe

A country chief got too close to the Zanu-PF and fired an officer who was trying to stop a deadly disease.<p>Zimbabwe, a potential economic powerhouse ruined at the hands of one of the most restrictive and longest-tenured dictatorships on earth, is heading for a potential turning point. A mostly …

Oscar Pistorius keen to resume training despite facing murder trial

Oscar Pistorius wants to train again and recently went back to visit his regular track in South Africa's capital, according to the double-amputee …

The Destruction from Burma's Recent Riots Can Be Seen from Space

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Satellite imagery in a Human Rights Watch report documents how whole neighborhoods were destroyed …

North Korea threats: US to move missile defences to Guam

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967234_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522197564_ada5b2e9ce5952d328029477a6ebb429<p><b>The US is sending a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes.</b><p>The Pentagon said the shield would be ready …

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Paris Is Now Using Tiny Black Sheep to Mow Its Grass, Adorably

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Parisiens did a funny thing on Wednesday. As spring flowers started to peek above the soil and the …

Desmond Tutu awarded £1.1m Templeton Prize

Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu, the former archbishop of Cape Town, has been awarded the $1.7 million (£1.1m) Templeton Prize for his lifelong work to promote "love and forgiveness".<p>The 81-year-old Nobel peace laureate, who rose to fame in the 1980s as a vocal opponent of South Africa's …