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Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Planets

Are sweeteners really bad for us?

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume? Claudia Hammond investigates.<p>Many people buy diet drinks and sweeteners in a bid to reduce the amount of sugar they consume. Over the years concerns about their safety have been raised, …

Diabetes

The Drone Defender

Meet the lawyer fighting for freer skies, one lawsuit at a time.<p>Twenty-nine floors up, inside a conference room of the New York law office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, Brendan Schulman is hovering a drone in front of my face. It’s a Blade Nano QX—barely 2 inches tall—a four-rotor, …

Drones

North Korea's Kim Jong Un looks set to visit Russia in May

After three years in power, North Korean leader<p>Kim Jong Unlooks set to make his first trip abroad in May.<p>On Wednesday, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported that Kim had accepted an invitation from Russia to attend a ceremony in Moscow to mark the Soviet Union's victory over Germany in World …

Former Stanford Swimmer to Be Charged with Rape

A former Stanford University student will be charged with rape after he allegedly assaulted an unconscious woman on campus grounds, Santa Clara …

Boston bounces back from 2 feet of snow after blizzard

BOSTON (AP) — Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after …

Weather

Malaysia to issue interim report on missing plane on March 7

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Civil aviation authorities in Malaysia will release a required report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight …

Airplanes

Michelle Obama causes outrage in Saudi Arabia by not wearing headscarf

First Lady draws criticism for not wearing headscarf in highly conservative country<p>In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama cut short his visit to India and led a parade of American dignitaries in Riyadh on Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death.<p>But it was the …

Exclusive: EU draft would extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine escalation | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU has prepared a draft statement for the foreign ministers of its 28 members to agree to extend sanctions against Russia by six months, add new people to the sanctions list and prepare new measures.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his counterpart …

Russia

Lynch to face anti-Obama ire at confirmation hearing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is a career prosecutor who spent her career notching high-profile courtroom victories and climbing to the top of the legal ranks of Brooklyn's U.S. attorney's office.<p>But on Wednesday, she'll walk into a Senate Judiciary Committee where the …

Senate Judiciary Committee

It’s 2015 and I just bought a Sony Walkman

Advertisement<p>40 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom<p>As someone who was born when The Beatles were still together (just barely!), I’ve witnessed much …

Audiophile

A Scientific Ranking Of The Sexiest Types Of Creativity

What’s hotter, playing in a band or building websites? Science weighs in.<p>We don’t need science to know that creativity is sexy. Mick Jagger’s number proves that point. As do anecdotes from everyone’s lives about far lesser musicians than the Rolling Stones. In one recent study—conducted, of course, …

The World Is Extremely Close To Eradicating A Human Disease For The 2nd Time In History

That's pretty incredible — but it's a project that has required close to three decades of work, and it isn't finished.<p>On Monday, former US President Jimmy Carter announced at the opening of "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease," a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, that <b>there</b> …

Why Google won't fix a security bug in almost a billion Android phones

A day after Google publicized a flaw in Windows 8.1 before Microsoft could do anything about it, news broke about a security vulnerability in Android that the Mountain View company, well, won't fix at all. Rafay Baloch, an independent researcher, and Joe Vennix, an engineer at Rapid7 (a security …

The States People Are Fleeing

More people are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in. The same is true for New York and Illinois. Those three states top the “outbound” list compiled by United Van Lines, the big St. Louis-based moving company that has put together an annual survey of where Americans are moving for the last …

New Jersey