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A 3-D view of the Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on ice history

Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive …

How do you break your penis?

Erections are fascinating things. Did you know the little blighters even occur in the womb? And that men well into their nineties report fully functioning trouser salutes? Something to look forward to then, along with the free bus pass.<p>They can also lead to all sorts of mishaps – the type of …

Inflammation

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Using X-rays, scientists read ancient, volcano-charred scrolls

Talk about reading between the lines! Scientists wielding X-rays say they can, for the first time, read words inside the charred, rolled-up scrolls that survived the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius nearly two millenniums ago.<p>The findings, described in the journal Nature Communications, give …

Former mayor charged with kidnapping in case of missing 43 Mexican students

The Mexican attorney general’s office is pursuing charges of kidnapping against the former mayor of the southern city of Iguala where 43 students went missing in September after being attacked by municipal police allegedly working with a local drug cartel.<p>Tomás Zerón, the head of criminal …

Mexico

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Dementia

Katy Perry Says She Did Not Pay for Super Bowl Halftime Gig

Katy Perry says that she did not pony up for the opportunity to headline a gig that is annually the world's most-watched concert, the Super Bowl …

Kate Middleton Is Now on Twitter

Oh, Prince William and Prince Harry too.<p>Did something feel <i>different</i> when you woke up this morning? Perhaps the air you're breathing feels more sophisticated, shinier somehow? If so, there's a reason: As of about 5 a.m., the atmosphere has been buzzing with royal tweets. That's right: Kate …

Social Media

Keep Calm and Put Down the Sriracha

It has come to my attention that some of you are becoming unable to eat good food unless it is spiced to within an inch of its life.<p>I've been …

Numb

The Most Important Trial in America

The federal government’s case against the proprietor of a ‘darknet’ website could forever alter how we all use the Internet.<p>One of the potentially …

Life on the frontline of the Ukraine conflict

Mykhaylo Vasilyev is retired and lives in Luhansk<p>Luhansk used to be poetically called ‘the city of fountains and roses’. Now it is the city of downcast faces. Sad, downcast, emaciated. And very tired – tired of having no money, mass unemployment, poverty and damaged homes, constant problems with …

Russia

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

AirAsia: better weather allows search to resume

Weather improved as the search has resumed for victims of AirAsia Flight 8501, with officials trying to locate the fuselage of the plane that crashed in the sea four days ago<p><b>• Nine bodies from 162 on board recovered so far</b> <b><br>• Search is on for black box and fuselage</b> <b><br>• Plane thought to be upside down in</b> …

Airplanes

Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says - CNN.com

Alcatraz operated as a U.S. penitentiary for nearly 30 years before closing in 1963. Alcatraz Island is in San Francisco Bay.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>Exploring Alcatraz<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, …

Methane on Mars: does it mean the Curiosity rover has found life?

The results are certainly tantalising. From time to time, Mars belches out clouds of methane, a gas that on Earth comes largely from life. When animals and other organisms eat food they produce methane as a waste gas. From one end or the other, that gas ultimately finds its way out into the …

Amateur cloud enthusiast dreams up name for newly identified formation

Un-du-la-tus as-per-a-tus sounds like an entry in the Hogwarts’ charms, spells and potions book.<p>“What would that induce?” ponders Gavin Pretor-Pinney, pictured right, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. An enchantment, perhaps, bewitching adults into thinking less negatively about clouds and …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Ancient Aliens On Mars, Carved Humanoid And Bear Found, Nov 2014, UFO Sighting News.

Date of discovery: Nov 2014 <br>Location of discovery: Mars <br>Source: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/164628/snapshots/418105 <br>Its hard to believe, but …

How to Hack WiFi or Wireless Password

Identify your victim<p>Enter the Backtrack Linux CD into your CD drive and start it. Once it starts, click on the black box in the lower left corner to …

Fun cryptography app pleases students and teachers

Up on Google Play this week is Cryptoy...something that you might want to check out if you or someone you know wishes entry into the world of …

The Geminids: world's best meteor shower on show this weekend

They’re pea-sized pieces of cosmic rock and they’re lighting up our night sky this weekend.<p>The annual Geminids meteor shower is hitting earth’s atmosphere, and Saturday and Sunday are the best nights to see it.<p>Andrew Jacob, the Sydney Observatory’s astronomy curator, says the meteors will be most …

You should be outraged! While Obama distracted you with a government shutdown, look what Senate Democrats snuck into this bill! - Politics Policy

<b>Amendment gives White House unilateral authority to spy on the American people</b><p>Overshadowed by the potential government shutdown and funding vote in …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

Japanese Macaques have a ‘hot tub culture’ and Emperor penguins huddle