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Sydney siege gunman named as Man Haron Monis

Man Haron Monis has been identified as the man holding an estimated 15 people hostage in Sydney cafe<p>The man behind the shocking siege in a Sydney café was Man Haron Monis, a notorious 49-year-old self-proclaimed sheikh who claimed to practice black magic and was well known for multiple crimes …

Crime

Spanish Newspapers Want Google News Back

The Internet is like a delicate rainforest ecosystem. You remove one player and the rest suffer and die. That happened in Spain this week when the government there began cracking down on Google. The Spanish government is requiring the company to pay Spanish news providers every time their content …

Electrons' Split 'Personalities' Help Solve Superconductor Mystery

Electrons — the negatively charged particles around atoms — have split "personalities," and act one way or the other depending on how many of them are around, new research suggests.<p>The finding could help to solve a long-standing mystery about electrical currents in superconductors, which carry such …

'World's largest dinosaur' discovered in Argentina

New species of titanosaur thought to be as heavy as 14 African elephants unearthed after chance discovery by farm worker in Patagonia<p>The largest creature to have ever walked the earth - a dinosaur measuring 130 feet and weighing 77 tonnes - has been discovered in Argentina, palaeontologists have …

Dinosaurs

Is your shopping cart free of toxic chemicals? It's not that simple.

Each time we discuss the health impact of chemicals on this blog, we get a slew of questions and comments. Some readers wonder why we raise a problem …

Watch Jupiter’s Incredible Shrinking Great Red Spot

Changing Planet<p>This photo of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 21, 2014. Sky-watchers can check out the gas giant for themselves in the early evening sky. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)<p><b>Even monster planets aren’t immune</b> …

These Solar Roads Could Power The Entire Country

The founders of the Solar Roadways project want to cover every highway in thick, LED-lit glass.<p>There are nearly 18,000 square miles of roads in the U.S., an area that’s bigger than the entire states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts combined. By some estimates, there are also as many as 2 billion …

Driverless Cars