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10 Weird, Wonderful Weather Phenomena

All the optical illusions and bizarre forms of lightning you require.


Why HIV progresses very slowly in some people - Futurity

A small percentage of people infected with HIV can go years before they develop AIDS, even without medication, and researchers think they've …

Could 'space arks' save humanity? Experts design self-sustaining ships to rescue us in the event of a global catastrophe

• <b>Building self-sustainable spacecraft is the key to interstellar travel</b>• <b><br>That's according to Rachel Armstrong, the lead on Project Persephone</b>• <b><br>She said we</b> …

A Brief History of Exploding Whales

It happens! Pretty often, actually. And the results are ... really, really gross.<p>A dead blue whale washed up on the shore of a small fishing town in Newfoundland last week. A bloated, beached, blubbery bomb of a blue whale. As of 3:30 pm Eastern Time today, the carcass is still intact, but …

Pig bladders help wounded humans regrow damaged muscle, scientists say

They had each lost slabs of muscle to bomb blasts or other physical traumas, then struggled to regain even partial function of their mangled legs. Some even considered amputation.<p>After exhausting all conventional treatments, the five men volunteered for an experimental and seemingly outlandish …

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spreads Around the World

Public Health