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Russian cruise missiles target Syria

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired cruise missiles at targets near Aleppo on Friday, a further sign of Moscow’s broadening military effort in Syria days after it began to fly bombing missions from an airbase in Iran.<p>Russian air power had helped Syrian …

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

Dark Matter

Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation

The Earth's climate has been warming, but even though the Greenland ice sheet is melting rapidly in the coastal regions, there are large parts of the …

How A Scientist's Slick Discovery Helped Save Preemies' Lives

In 1953, Dr. John Clements realized something fundamental about the way the lung functions — an insight that would ultimately save the lives of millions of premature babies.<p>The story begins in 1950, when the U.S. Army sent Clements, a newly graduated physician, to the medical division of what was …

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you'd expect to find on the starship Enterprise.<p>Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen …

Imaging

Rumors of Milkshake name are “exaggerated,” says Google’s head of engineering

It was the perfect viral story. A Google bigwig casually sporting a Milkshake watchface on his smartwatch during the Google I/O keynote. Milkshake name for Android M confirmed!<p>Well, not so fast. Dave Burke, who introduced most of the core features of Android M on stage at Google I/O yesterday, …

Huawei Watch