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UFO Sighting Causes Car Crash In Russia

UFO in Russia (Photo : YouTube)<p>One person died and another was seriously hurt in Udmurt Republic, western Russia, when a vehicle crashed because of …

Ben Roethlisberger Injury: Twitter Reacts as Big Ben is Carted to Locker Room

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a left knee injury in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 3 game against the St. Louis Rams. Steelers public relations spokesman Burt Lauten indicated he would not return to the contest.<p>CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora later reported …

Football (U.S.)

Barcelona Transfer News: Latest Rumours After Lionel Messi's Injury

Barcelona's options in attack are limited in the wake of the injury to Lionel Messi, which could see the Argentinian sidelined for up to two months, and the unfortunate incident has highlighted the lack of depth manager Luis Enrique has at his disposal heading into the January transfer window.<p>The …

Soccer

Brady notches 400th TD pass in Patriots' 51-17 win over Jags

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowksi picked up some more milestones. The New England Patriots picked up another lopsided win.<p>Brady threw for two touchdowns, including the 400th of his career, to help the defending Super Bowl champions run away from the Jacksonville Jaguars for …

NFL

How Big Would A Meteorite Have To Be To Wipe Out All Human Life?

Short answer: 60 miles wide, give or take<p>When it comes to meteorites, the bigger they are, the more havoc they generally wreak. In 1997, University of Colorado geoscientist Brian Toon and colleagues predicted the aftermath of meteorite impacts of various sizes. They found that a space rock half a …

Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

SDSS J0100+2802 is the rather understated name scientists have given to an exceptionally luminous, newly discovered quasar. It's 12.8 billion light years away and shines as brightly as 420 million suns. At its center, there's a super-sized black hole — as massive as 12 billion suns — that formed …

Black Holes

Nasa probe spots mysterious shiny patches on dwarf planet Ceres

Images from Dawn spacecraft reveal a pair of bright spots which scientists believe may be primordial ice reflecting sunlight<p>A Nasa probe that is speeding towards the largest object in the asteroid belt has spotted two mysterious shiny patches on the otherwise dark and cratered body.<p>The latest …

Astronomy

This drug blocks Ebola infection in mice, but it's banned everywhere except China

Study shows how Ebola enters and infects cells<p>We’re finally starting to understand how Ebola infects living organisms, which means we’re getting closer to finding a way to stop it. The virus enters and infects cells thanks to channels in the cell’s membrane, according to a study published in <i>Science</i> …

Disease

Smashing! Student Builds Replica Large Hadron Collider Out of Legos

Large Hadron Collider

New Mysterious Craters Found In Siberia

Well, we know it probably wasn't aliens<p>They're baaack... Remember those weird craters that suddenly appeared in Siberia last year? They just showed up in the middle of nowhere, unannounced and unexpected. At the time, scientists got some awesome exploration pictures that don't AT ALL look like they …

Dangerous 'rat lungworms' show up in Florida snails - Futurity

Common in Hawaii, a dangerous parasite known as the rat lungworm is showing up in Florida snails and experts aren't sure why.

Deadly Frog Fungus Pops Up in Madagascar, An Amphibian Wonderland

Madagascar has been spared the scourge of the chytrid fungus, until recently.<p>Madagascar is home to a mind-boggling array of frogs, 99 percent of which are found nowhere else in the world. But a study released Thursday finds the island nation now also hosts the greatest threat to amphibian …