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It was Winston Churchill’s most powerful war speech but few people have heard all of it

The Second World War was over when Winston Churchill approached the microphone to record what was perhaps his most memorable wartime speech.It was …

Stunning Aerosol Visualization Accidentally Captures the Ferocity of This Year’s Hurricane Season

A new simulation produced by NASA’s Data Visualization Studio packs four months of swirling atmospheric activity into a two minute clip that reminds …

Elon Musk just won a $50 million bet for building the world's largest lithium-ion battery in 100 days

Elon Musk will get paid for building the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia, as the 100-megawatt project is about to begin testing ahead of a December 1 deadline to complete building it or make it free.<p>State premier Jay Weatherill announced on Thursday that regulatory testing at …

YouTube Is Addressing Its Massive Child Exploitation Problem

After BuzzFeed News provided YouTube with dozens of examples of videos — with millions of views — that depict children in disturbing and abusive situations, the company is cracking down.<p>Across YouTube, an unsettling trend has emerged: Accounts are publishing disturbing and exploitative videos aimed …

Ontario slowly closing in on the largest land-claims settlement in Canadian history

The people of Ontario have, for the most part, watched the evolution of Aboriginal land claims from afar, with British Columbia snatching the lion’s …

Canada

9-year-old Jacob Thompson asks for cards to help celebrate his ‘last Christmas’ early

After nine-year-old Jacob Thompson was hospitalized in October after a four-year battle with Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, doctors told his family …

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs triggered a global disaster far worse than scientists previously thought

Fighters may prefer to land straight-on punches, but when it comes to asteroid and comets, scientists are discovering that angled strikes can be far more dangerous.<p>The dinosaurs had a rough go of it when a rogue space rock the size of a city struck Earth 66 million years ago, near what is now the …

Here's The Reason Your Old Devices Feel So Slow And Make You Want to Upgrade

And what you can do about it.<p>Plenty of misconceptions and conspiracy theories surround this topic. Internet searches for 'iPhone slow' spike after …

These maps show how much damage a North Korean thermonuclear weapon could do to major American cities

Nuclear weapons may be humanity's most terrifying creations, but most people would be hard-pressed to say what, exactly, such an explosion might do to their town or city.<p>To help the public get a handle on nuclear threats, Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science at Stevens Institute of Technology, …

Google Maps

How a Canadian built a DIY nuclear bunker from 42 buried buses and plenty of concrete

September was a cruel month for Bruce Beach and his wife, Jean. Somebody stole the chainsaws out of their garage, and rats gnawed their way into the …

4,000-year-old bow, arrow and lunch box found in Swiss Alps

Pieces of a 4,000-year-old bow, arrows and a wooden food container that belonged to a Bronze Age mountaineer have been found in a high alpine pass in Switzerland.<p>The artifacts are among several items found in what appears to have been a rock shelter beside a glacier near the top of the nearly …

New Discovery Points to Life on Earth Nearly 4 Billion Years Ago

Way older than we previously thought!<p>Time to add even more candles to life's birthday cake – around another 150 million of them, to be precise.<p>Rocks …

How Many Viruses Can Live In Semen? More Than You Might Think

When it comes to microbes in sexual organs, the vagina and its fluids seem to garner most of the attention. Heck, there is even a consortium dedicated specifically to studying which critters live and thrive in its confines.<p>Really, who can blame scientists? The vagina's microbiome — or all the …

How to download music from YouTube - and is it even legal?

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way this is a great option but it’s far from ideal. For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Android News

Two girls vanished 42 years ago. The suspect says he’s guilty, but that he didn’t kill them

By Dan Morse<p>At times patient, at times pushing, the cold-case detectives again went at Lloyd Welch inside the small interrogation room.<p>It was their …

'All of us can be harmed': Investigation reveals hundreds of Canadians have phoney degrees

<i>UPDATE: After this story was published, Gilbert Correces's lawyer contacted Marketplace and shared Correces's master's degree in social work from the</i> …

Judiciary

Back-to-school anxiety? Here are seven simple solutions

As school starts up again this week, many children will return with excitement, happy to be reunited with teachers and friends.<p>Others will experience …

Anxiety

How to spot the massive asteroid passing by Earth right now

A mountain-sized asteroid named Florence is passing closer by Earth this week than it will for the next 400 years. While the space rock poses no threat of sending us to oblivion the way the dinosaurs went, it is possible to see it even now as it starts buzzing by.<p>Officially designated 3122 …

Asteroids

‘Biggest breakthrough since statins’: Drug could prevent heart attacks

<b>By Laura Donnelly</b>A new class of drugs that could prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths from cancer has been hailed as the biggest …

Bella Thorne Dyed Her Hair Blue

It's a major departure from her pink locks.<p>Bella Thorne broke the internet all summer by dyeing her hair pink and matching it with outfit after outfit. But on Wednesday, she tweeted that her famous pink hair would soon be no more. "Yo I'm dying my hair and it's going to take me three days... guess …

Hairstyling

Space Photos of the Week: NASA Takes Better Eclipse Photos than You

Millions of people stared up at the sky on Monday for a chance to watch the first total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States since 1979. And …

Photos

How long you need to do cardio to reap the benefits for your body and brain

A growing body of research suggests that when we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period of time, magical things happen to our body and brain.<p>We think more clearly, feel better overall, and protect ourselves against some of the …

Sign of a Mysterious Human Ancestor Has Been Found in Our Spit

"We call it a 'ghost' species".<p>It's not enough for some people on this planet to say they have their mother's eyes – they can now claim to have their …

Anthropology

Tardigrades are the toughest animals on Earth. What would it take to kill them all?

A lot.<p>In the end, there will be tardigrades.<p>If a cataclysm wipes out most of life on the planet — including humans — it’s likely that tardigrades will survive. These oddly cute microscopic animals are among the toughest creatures on Earth.<p>Some can withstand the shock of boiling water and …

Scientists can’t rule out collision with asteroid flying by Earth in 2029

Asteroids are one of the most serious threats to life as we know it, but scientists and skywatchers have gotten pretty good at predicting exactly …

Meet Robert Mueller: The 'unique' figure in Washington investigating Trump

At the age of 50, Robert Mueller had arrived at the point in his career where many senior government lawyers settle into plush jobs in the private sector. After leading the entire criminal division at the Justice Department – one of the top positions in American law enforcement – there was a change …

Cancer Drug Proves to Be Effective Against Multiple Tumors

The 86 cancer patients were a disparate group, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus or bone. One woman had a cancer so rare there were no tested treatments. She was told to get her affairs in order.<p>Still, these patients had a few things in common. All had advanced disease that had resisted …

Cancer

Private Cygnus Cargo Ship Leaves Space Station to Spark Zero-G Fire

A privately built Cygnus cargo ship left the International Space Station Sunday (June 4) to cap a successful delivery mission for NASA with a novel …

Scientists studying FRBs – energy explosions from distant parts of the universe – are on to something vitally important. But what causes them?<p>In summer 2006, astronomer Duncan Lorimer started work on a seemingly routine piece of scientific research. He and a team of students began examining old …

Universe