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As China Blast Toll Hits 50, Fears Mount Over Chemical Contamination

An environmental expert says evacuation of the area around Wednesday’s mammoth warehouse blast in the Chinese port city of Tianjin is the “main …

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Jennifer Lawrence Sports Longer Hair In New York City

Spring is officially here and Jennifer Lawrence's pixie is gone.<p>Lawrence stepped out rocking a fresh new 'do on Monday, April 21, in New York City. Gone is the actress' cropped pixie and in its place is a chic bob. She wore her blond locks in loose waves to go with her cream 3.1 Phillip Lim dress …

Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan And More Pose Nude For Allure

Kristen Bell and Jenna Dewan-Tatum aren't afraid to bare all for Allure's much-anticipated "Nudes" feature.<p>Last year, Jennifer Morrison, Naya Rivera, Clare Bowen and Christa Miller stripped down for the magazine, and this year Bell and Dewan are joined by Nia Long and Minnie Driver in the pursuit …

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin

Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a …

What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

New Test Could Diagnose Asthma With A Single Drop Of Blood

The test works by gauging the speed of white blood cells.<p>While some symptoms of asthma, like wheezing, are obvious, a diagnosis of asthma is not always clear cut, especially if they don't occur when patients are with their doctors, and involve trials of lung function and tests for allergies. But …

The Samsung 'R&D phone' that could herald an all-metal Galaxy phone

A while back we caught wind of a possible Samsung Galaxy S5 variant with a blisteringly hi-res Quad HD screen and now it's appeared again.<p>This time …

Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8, Apple's Next Big iPhone Update

The update is likely to bring a few new features to the iPhone while improving on Apple's existing apps and services.<p>The current version of Apple's mobile software, iOS 7, was a big deal for iPhone users when it launched.<p>It completely changed the look and feel of Apple's mobile software, ushering …

World's Fair: Isaac Asimov's predictions 50 years on

<b>It is 2014, and we should all be in therapy.</b><p>At least, that's according to Isaac Asimov, one of the 20th Century's best-known science fiction authors, who in 1964 published an essay predicting what our world would look like today.<p>The occasion?<p>Not a mental breakdown - despite his insistence on the …

A New Robotic System Turns Regular Navy Helicopters Into Unmanned Drones

The Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System, or AACUS for short, is a set of sensors and software developed by Near Earth Autonomy for remotely piloting military helicopters.<p>The system essentially turns a pre-existing conventional helicopter into an unmanned drone capable of being piloted and …