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Inside the Bizarre Genome of the World’s Toughest Animal

Tardigrades are sponges for foreign genes. Does that explain why they are famously indestructible?<p>The toughest animals in the world aren't bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach. Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures …

Cameron wants end to Northern Ireland political deadlock this week

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron wants a deal to end political deadlock in Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government over budget cuts this week, he said on Thursday.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech at JCB World Headquarters in Rocester, central England …

Britain forced to ask Nato to track 'Russian submarine' in Scottish waters

Defence experts said it is 'hugely embarassing' that defence cuts mean Britain can no longer patrol its own waters<p>Britain called in Nato sea patrol planes to hunt for a suspected Russian submarine off Scotland last month, after the Government scrapped its own similar aircraft in defence cuts, it …

DNA pioneer Watson's Nobel medal will be returned to him after he sold it for $4.75 million

Like getting your gold out of hock at the world's fanciest pawn shop<p>DNA pioneer James Watson, who helped discover the double helix after stealing research from Rosalind Franklin, will have his 23-carat gold Nobel medal returned to him by the Russian oligarch who bought it.<p>Watson shared the 1962 …

CoolChip Technologies Is Redesigning The Humble Computer Fan

If there’s one part of a PC that doesn’t get enough love, it’s the fan. These small plastic spinning pieces cost almost nothing and keep hundreds or thousands of dollars of advanced technology from cooking itself.<p>The only time anyone talks about a computer’s fans is when we notice them doing their …

Obama fills in for Stephen Colbert

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of "The Colbert Report."<p>Obama sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington -- his third appearance on the show -- and surprised the host by …

China has a microwave pain weapon of its own

The US may never have used its microwave pain gun in combat, but that isn't stopping China from exploring the concept of non-lethal force. Local manufacturer Poly has unveiled the WB-1, a millimeter-wave weapon that heats the water under your skin (much like the US' Active Denial System) to deliver …