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High-power sound waves used to blast cancer cells

British doctors are developing a revolutionary new therapy for cancer and associated conditions based on the use of high-powered beams of ultrasound.<p>The researchers – working at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), at the Royal Marsden hospital in Sutton, outside London – have already used the …

Cancer

Not So Spooky: This Halloween Asteroid is Set to Whisk By Earth

Look up in the sky! No, it's not the Great Pumpkin.<p>A large asteroid that scientists only discovered this month will make a relatively close approach to Earth on Saturday, astronomers say, providing one of the best opportunities in years to gather data about a passing space rock.<p>The asteroid, …

Asteroids

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …

Public Health

Homejoy at the Unicorn Glue Factory

Will the home-cleaning revolution be Uberfied? How one company tried, and spectacularly failed.<p>It <b>was Thanksgiving</b> 2013 and the San Francisco offices …

China to start work on supercollider by 2020, staking claim as science leader

The facility is planned to generate millions of Higgs bosons, far more than the current capacity of the Large Hadron Collider at Cern on the Swiss-French border<p>China will begin work on the world’s largest supercollider in 2020, a mega-machine aimed at increasing understanding of the elusive Higgs …

Physics

Bacon Causes Cancer? Sort of. Not Really. Ish.

Perhaps no two words together are more likely to set the internet aflame than BACON and CANCER. So when the World Health Organization classified …

For Two Weeks, This California Town Has Averaged One Earthquake Per Hour

At 408 quakes so far, San Ramon sets a shaky new record<p>Large earthquakes can be incredibly serious, like the one that struck Afghanistan on Monday. But not all earthquakes are devastating, earth-shattering monsters. Sometimes, they're just...there.<p>Over the past two weeks, over 408 earthquakes have …

Geology

New battery could power electric car from London to Edinburgh on single charge

Cambridge scientists hail breakthrough in lithium-air battery development - but say real-life usage is still a decade off<p>Electric cars could drive from London to Edinburgh on a single charge using a new battery technology being developed at Cambridge Univeristy, scientists have said.<p>The lithium-air …

Jeremy Clarkson: Argentinian court orders Top Gear case to be reopened

Prosecutors seek three-year jail sentence for former Top Gear host for alleged illegal switching of car number plates<p>An appeals court in Argentina has ordered a judge to reopen a criminal investigation into Jeremy Clarkson’s infamous drive through the country for Top Gear with a number plate …

Top Gear