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Boxing Day tsunami then and now, in pictures

New Stonehenge Discovery Hailed As 'Most Important In 60 Years'

Archaeologists studying Stonehenge and its environs say they've unearthed the remnants of an untouched, ancient encampment that dates back 6,000 years--a find that could rewrite British prehistory.<p>“This is the most important discovery at Stonehenge in over 60 years,” Professor Tim Darvill, a …

New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater

Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that glides gently through the water on white, translucent wings 5 miles beneath the ocean surface.<p>It is the deepest living fish ever discovered.<p>"We were just blown away when we saw it," said Paul Yancey, a biology professor at Whitman College, …

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Watch An iPad Land An Airplane [Exclusive]

Failed airplane engine? Unconscious pilot? There's an app for that.<p>High above rural Arkansas, I'm jammed in the back of a small four-seat airplane. Andrew Barker pilots the aircraft while Austin Meyer sits beside him. Everything is going great—until the engine suddenly quits at 5,000 feet.<p>With a …

The World's Most Abundant Mineral, and Oddball Whales

Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer

White smoke rose in the air and green dye coloured the ocean to guide the USS Anchorage and smaller recovery vessels to the spot where Nasa’s Orion crew capsule splashed down to Earth after a flawless and awe-inspiring test flight on Friday.<p>Cameras mounted inside Orion caught the casual splendour …