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A decade after mapping the genome, scientists scramble for more imaging data to unravel its mysteries

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: The Cancer Genome Atlas<p>When the human genome was first sequenced over a decade ago, it was widely hailed as one of the …

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014: Winning Images and Finalists

The winners of the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were announced at a gala event at the Natural History Museum attended by Kate …

Is Earth in Danger Now That Australia Can't Track Comets?

We asked an astronomer, who told us yes, it might be.<p><i>Bruce Willis in</i> Armageddon<i>, about to blow himself up to save the world from an asteroid</i><p>If you think about them long enough, comets can be a cause for concern. But like JavaScript, or why people keep insects as pets, that’s only because most of us …

Space

Scientists Describe Their Work In Emoji And The Results Are Hilarious

The level of precision demanded by that work calls for a specialized vocabulary — some would call it jargon — that makes it often incomprehensible to a non-expert.<p>While there's a legitimate case to be made that such language is necessary for accuracy, some think that the whole thing has gone too …

Language

Halfords Lorry With The Words "We Fit" On The Back Gets Stuck Under Bridge

Well this is embarrassing.<p>As a result train services crossing the bridge were temporarily halted.<p>We would like to apologise for any delays and inconvenience caused to road and train travellers and will be working with the authorities to carry out a full investigation.

Two Boxing Kangaroos Beat Up Each on Suburban Street in Australia

SYDNEY — Although the story about Australians riding kangaroos to school may be false, the legend of the boxing kangaroo is not.<p>In this amateur …

Wildlife

What Happens When A Volcano Erupts Under A Glacier?

In Iceland, a question of ice and fire<p>When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano blew up in 2010, the relatively small eruption belched out a 30,000-foot-tall plume of ash that shut down airports throughout most of Europe for six days.<p>Now Iceland is warning airlines that another volcano named …

Here's How Russian, French, Portuguese, And German Native Speakers Screw Up English

Computer scientists at MIT and Israel's Technion recently developed an algorithm that analyzes quirks and errors in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) essays to predict the author's native tongue, potentially unlocking new tools for translation and teaching and also producing an alternative map of …

Language Learning