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Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' discovered in ancient text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text.<p>Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, …

Theology

Japanese Army Builds Gigantic Star Wars Snow Sculpture

May the force be with you! The 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival kicked off today and the most impressive snow sculpture of all features Darth Vader, his three stormtroopers and TIE fighters. This Star Wars snow sculpture was created by Japan's army troopers, or the 11th Brigade of the Ground …

Star Wars

Mom, grandparents take pleas in case of starved 7-year-old

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mother and grandparents of a 7-year-old boy who was so malnourished that one doctor said he looked like a Holocaust survivor …

Crime

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Sun Sparks, Rover Parks, and Moons Leave Marks

A nebula’s veil parts, a Mars rover is revealed, and moons make tracks across Jupiter in the week’s best space pictures.

How the CIA and Mossad teamed up to kill Hizbollah's 'father of smoke'

US role in killing Imad Mughniyeh with a car bomb in Damascus is revealed for the first time by former officials, who say it took President George W Bush 30 seconds to approve the operation<p>The CIA and Mossad collaborated in the 2008 assassination of a senior Hizbollah leader, detonating a car bomb …

How accurate are 'due dates'?

<b>When Penelope Chaney met up with her friend, Eleanor Marshall, she had good news to share - she was pregnant. But Eleanor also had good news... she was pregnant too. And amazingly, both had been given the same predicted delivery date - 4 April. So what are the chances of both giving birth on the</b> …

Pregnancy

Facebook porn: Malware warning over video

<b>If someone shares a porn video on Facebook, beware.</b><p>The latest threat to users involves a fake Flash Player update which pops up during a preview of a pornographic video.<p>Once you click on the link to update your video player, malware (the name given to malicious software), downloads onto your …

Social Media

This Spider Weaves A Web Of Charged Silk

It's electrifying!<p>Spider silk is legendarily strong and light. So much so, that researchers are incorporating (or, at least, attempting to incorporate) variations of the material into everything from garments to electronics. Now, it turns out that in addition to being as light as a feather and as …

Oxford University

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Rare Earth

5 dangerous apps you don’t know your kids are using

If you're a parent or a grandparent, you know kids pick up the latest technology lightning fast. Of course, that means the children in your life can also be using apps and visiting sites that are totally inappropriate for their ages. Worse yet, you might not even realize it.<p>Let’s look at five …

These 11 apps and websites will make you miss your childhood

Product Hunt, a discovery website that shows you the newest startups and products, has collected a bunch of websites and apps that will make you want to relive the past. Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover even wrote a blog post about how he thinks the emotional power of nostalgia makes it a perfect …

Retrogaming

Laos: Thousands suffering from the deadly aftermath of US bomb campaign

“If I had arrived 15 minutes later at the hospital, I would have died. I underwent 12 blood transfusions in order to survive.” Sitting in the living room of her wooden stilt house, 39-year-old Buan Kham slowly lifted her skirt to expose what remains of her right leg, amputated at the knee. “If I …

Vietnam

This video shows how SpaceX plans to land largest rocket in the world

You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Elon Musk's SpaceX released a new video this week demonstrating just what it plans to do with its upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket, which is set to launch for the first time later this year.<p>In essence, the rocket is …

Scientists strike back at Church of England over DNA transfer trials

One of the most prominent supporters of a DNA technique designed to eradicate a range of inherited diseases has angrily condemned Church of England claims that MPs were being rushed into a vote to back the process. Consultation had been exemplary, he claimed.<p>Professor Douglas Turnbull, a Newcastle …

Genetics