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No Forgery Evidence Seen in "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.<p>Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrap making that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian …

Ebola Drug Could Be Ready For Human Testing Next Year

Scientists hunting treatments for Ebola and related diseases are trying several approaches. So far, the following have only been tested against the virus in animals:<p><b>Small Molecules:</b> These are drugs that can be put into a pill. BCX4430 is from a class of drugs called nucleoside analogues. These …

Moon-Day! Skywatchers Catch a ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse and Mars

The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years turned the moon into a cosmic red ball early Tuesday —and there's still more to come.<p>Total lunar eclipses occur when Earth is positioned precisely between the sun and the full moon. Because of the tilt of the moon's orbit, total eclipses don't …

Eta Aquarids

Scientists 3D Print a 'Tumor' of Cancer Cells

Using 3D printing, researchers have made a tumor-like lump of cancer cells in the lab, and they say this lump shows a greater resemblance to natural …

4 Leg Moves to Help You Tone Up Like Olympic Skater Gracie Gold

When she's not on the ice training for the Olympics, figure skater Gracie Gold uses these four leg moves to tone up quickly.<p>When she's not on the ice training for the Olympics, figure skater Gracie Gold uses these four leg moves to tone up quickly.

Figure Skating

See HIV Infecting Gut Tissue

The virus collects in deep pockets in the intestine, and spreads from cell to cell in part by touch.<p>Highlighted in blue and purple in this electron microscope image are HIV-1 virions. As you can kind of tell from their surroundings, they're embedded in living tissue—this is HIV in the middle of …

Immunotherapy

Birth Of Memory: Why Kids Forget What Happened Before Age 7

Recently, my nearly-4-year-old niece suffered the kind of childhood accident every parent dreads: she fell off her bike and broke a front tooth high above the gum line. The resulting pain and eventual extraction were a harrowing experience for her parents, but fortunately the little girl emerged …

Parenting

New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Jump Is Still Bananas

Not that you anticipated otherwise<p>Did you see <i>Gravity</i>? Ha, lame. Remember in October 2012, when daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped 23 miles <i>out of the sky</i> above Roswell, safely parachuting back to terra firma? There's new, first-person footage of that out. Look at it! Marvel at humanity's …

Cinematography

Russia beyond Sochi: 10 ways to explore the world's largest country

The hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the seaside city of Sochi and nearby Caucasus Mountains has been controversial, but there’s no doubt it has focused attention on the travel potential of the world’s largest country.<p>I’ve been a regular visitor to Russia for 20 years, during which time I’ve …

Russian History

Three Dream Stays in South America

Whether you’re exploring the Galápagos or visiting glaciers, South America is just the place to unplug from routine life.<p><b>Consider staying at one of these lodges for a truly unforgettable nature experience:</b><p><i>■</i> <b>Galápagos Safari Camp:</b> Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador <b></b>(<i>from $500, including meals and …

Colorado Hospitality Experts Weigh In on Marijuana Travel Planning

Visitors to Colorado are now welcomed at dozens of marijuana dispensaries, where they can buy up to a quarter ounce (7 grams) of pot for their own …

National Geographic Travel

Disconnect From the Internet in the Sri Lankan Jungle: The Ulpotha Yoga Retreat

"They come from all over to disconnect. Bankers, CEOs, marketing managers, dancers," enthused my lively masseuse Marion, as she pulled my naked thigh to a new angle and pressed down. "I think there is a need for a place like this. For people to reconnect to themselves."<p>Reconnect to themselves while …

East Africa

Astronomically Cool Time-Lapse Captures Skies Above Canary Islands - Vagabondish

The cosmos may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Canary Islands, but that might change after you watch this time-lapse …

Time-lapse Photography

Rome Sights: a travel guide to the top 50 attractions in Rome, Italy. Includes three walking tours

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you …

Doing Amsterdam the Dutch way

From a cycle tour leader to a bartender at a brown cafe, the people behind classic Amsterdam experiences share the lesser-known places that they love, far from the tourist crowds.<p>From a cycle tour leader to a bartender at a brown cafe, the people behind classic Amsterdam experiences share the …

European Travel

Ten ways to break a sweat in Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca has been saying <i>adiós</i> to the cheap-as-chips package holiday cliché over the past few years to focus on its year-round outdoor appeal.<p>And whether you are jumping off a cliff, negotiating the Tramuntana's gruelling hairpins by mountain bike or kayaking to secluded coves too tiny to appear on …

Balearic Islands

Paradise Lost and Found in Northern Kenya

For a recent birthday, writer David Lansing received an unusual gift from a friend–a well-worn book with the great title <i>I Married Adventure</i>, purchased at auction because his acquaintance like the book’s cover: a zebra-stripe pattern.<p>The memoir, published in 1940, sat untouched on Lansing’s shelf …

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A first glimpse of the new 'multiOS' handset from Geeksphone

Though we were able to tell you all about the Geeksphone Revolution's specs last month, the gestation-themed stock photo gave no clue as to how it actually <i>looked</i>. Now, we finally have pictures of the Firefox OS/Android multiOS handset (there's another after the break) and a further description of …

Seth Rogen & James Franco Will Voice Talking Sausages In ‘Sausage Party’

In what was already the unofficial title of <i>This is the End</i>, Seth Rogen and James Franco are now set to voice characters in the animated feature “Sausage Party,” along with Michael Cera, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, and Edward Norton.<p>Conrad Vernon [Monsters Vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3] and …