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How To Make Powdered Booze At Home

Fluffy like confetti and just as liquorous as the bottled stuff<p>Some truths we rarely question. The sky is blue. The sun rises in the east. Cocktails are wet. But a new product, called Palcohol, aims to crumble our everyday expectations. It's an alcoholic beverage -- in powder form. Carry a …

Silver Makes Dead Bacteria Act Like Zombies

Killing from beyond the grave<p>Chemists in Israel have discovered the walking dead of the microbial world. It turns out that bacteria slayed by silver can kill nearby living pathogens even after they're dead as a doornail.<p>Silver has been used as an antimicrobial agent for centuries. Bacteria absorb …

The Walking Dead

Ocean acidification drove Earth’s largest mass extinction

New evidence suggests that ocean acidification played a key role in the Permian–Triassic mass extinction event 252 million years ago that killed most …

NATO scrambles jets after Russian military planes spotted over Baltic Sea

The Swedish Air Force and NATO jets on Tuesday tracked four Russian combat aircraft flying with their transponders turned off over the Baltic Sea, officials said.<p>The Russian planes — two long-range, nuclear-capable Tu-22M3 bombers and two Sukhoi Su-27 fighters — were flying in international …

Scientists have found a new way to quickly destroy chemical weapons

NU-1000 is 'extraordinarily effective'<p>Chemical weapons like sarin can be devastating. They attack the nervous system by interfering with electric signals in the brain — a change that usually prevents a victim from breathing. To stop their effect, researchers have tried to make synthetic compounds …

Nerve Agents

Rare Earth Metal Balls Found Beneath The Atlantic Ocean

The ancient deposit could be good news for tech companies<p>Scientists looking for deep sea organisms on a research cruise last month got a surprise when, instead of deep sea life, they pulled up metal balls the size of softballs. The German researchers stumbled inadvertently onto the discovery of the …

Jordan Executes Two Prisoners After Militants Kill Pilot

Sajida al-Rishawi, Whose Release Islamic State Had Demanded, Was Among Those Executed<p>AMMAN, Jordan—Jordan executed two convicted terrorists early Wednesday, hours after Islamic State jihadists released a video purporting to show them burning alive a captured Jordanian air-force pilot.<p>The death of …

Military

Greek austerity measures linked to increased suicides

New study raises concerns over health impacts of sudden public spending cuts<p>Suicides in Greece rose sharply and remained high after the introduction of recent cost-cutting austerity measures, according to a study released today. The findings, based on reported suicides over a 30-year period, add to …

Europe

Jordan executes female would-be suicide bomber wanted for release by Isis

Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi militant whose release had been demanded by Islamic State, was hanged according to reports<p>Jordan has hanged a jailed Iraqi militant whose release had been demanded by the Islamic State group before it burned a captured Jordanian pilot to death.<p>Responding to the killing …

Islam