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For two weeks last August, all hell broke loose on Jupiter’s moon Io

The energy emitted by these volcanic eruptions implies lava fountains gushing at a huge volume per second, forming lava flows that quickly spread …

American ebola patient received 'experimental serum'

An American doctor who contracted Ebola in west Africa appears to be recovering, thanks in part to a new and experimental treatment, according to a report from <i>The Los Angeles Times</i>. Dr. Kenneth Brantly is currently being treated at an Atlanta hospital, but his organization, Samaritan's Purse, says …

Anonymous claims to have brought down several of Israel's government websites

An arm of the hacking/activist group Anonymous claims to have been conducting a digital attack on Israel's government websites for over a week now, continually knocking them down and watching them come back online again. The attack is an act of protest against Israel's treatment of Palestinians, …

Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm

An experimental serum given to Christian aid workers infected with the deadly<p>Ebola viruswas manufactured by a San Diego pharmaceutical firm using plants, the company and U.S. health authorities disclosed Monday.<p>As Dr. Kent Brantly fights for his life in a special containment unit at Emory …

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Giant penguin fossil shows bird was taller than most humans

Analysis of 37m-year-old fossil unearthed in Antarctica shows species would have dwarfed today’s biggest living penguins<p>A penguin species that lived millions of years ago would have dwarfed today’s biggest living penguins and stood as tall as most humans, according to analysis of fossils by a team …

11 Ways To Avoid Getting Ripped Off On Your Next Car Rental

Unfortunately, there's a bewildering array of rental companies, locations, cars, and optional features that can affect the price of a rental. As a result, the actual cost of a rental can end up much higher than advertised.<p>In response, some travelers have turned to the simplified user experience of …

Airports

Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems inevitable given the immensity of the universe, says US planetary scientist Dr Sara Seager.<p>…

An Upcoming iPhone Feature From Apple Will Completely Transform How You Use Apps

Apple calls it Extensibility, and it basically allows your apps to share both information and functionality with one another, which means less time spent switching among apps.<p>Let's say you have a favorite app for editing your photos, such as Adobe Photoshop Express.<p>Before Extensibility, you would …

Feds Search for Pirates Responsible for 'Expendables 3' Leak

<i>Editor's Note: The "Expendables 3" leak has incited a crackdown by the Feds, new Dr. Seuss works surface, the true lives of authors, and everything</i> …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

China steps up its hostile rhetoric with a harsh warning to Microsoft

Beijing has sternly put Microsoft on notice to comply with the Chinese government’s antitrust case — or else.<p>In language usually reserved for political opponents, dissidents, or countries it has a beef with, China warned Microsoft not to interfere with its antitrust investigation into the …