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Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

Community Health Workers Reach Some Patients That Doctors Can't

Month after month, Natalia Pedroza showed up at the doctor's office with uncontrolled diabetes and high blood pressure. Her medications never seemed to work, and she kept returning to the emergency room in crisis.<p>Walfred Lopez, a Los Angeles County community health worker, was determined to figure …

North Korea putting thousands into forced labour abroad, UN says

Human rights official Marzuki Darusman claims 50,000 workers are being exploited to generate up to £1.5bn a year for the state<p>Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labour, to circumvent United Nations sanctions and earn up to $2.3bn …

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

But it's partially our fault because we've been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and that it's better to charge them when they're close to dead.<p>But we couldn't be …

Electric Vehicles

I Asked a Biological Weapons Expert How Far-Fetched Metal Gear Solid’s Genome Soldiers Really Are

Stanford's Dr. Steven Block reveals that Hideo Kojima's PlayStation original was remarkably prescient in its presentation of future troops.<p>"We're conducting exercises with a new type of experimental weapon," says DARPA chief Donald Anderson. It's the opening hours of the original <i>Metal Gear Solid</i>, …

Metal Gear

WWII vehicle boneyards were essentially war machine landfills

Surplus vehicle boneyards<p>The leftovers of World War II.<p>1949<p>When World War II drew to a close in 1945, the Allies had a massive surplus of military …

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Amazon reveals new details to make drone-filled airspace safer

Amazon wants drones to be the future of rapid product delivery, but there are many regulatory hurdles ahead before it could become a reality.<p>At …

MH370 search live: 'Convincing evidence' plane was downed in Indian Ocean - Malaysian offical

Latest news as preliminary assessment by US intelligence agencies indicates it was likely someone in the cockpit deliberately caused aircraft's unplanned movements<p><b>• Debris washed ashore on Reunion could be from MH370</b> <b><br>• US intelligence report suggests plane deliberately steered off …

Adam Sandler: Racism controversy was ‘a misunderstanding’

Adam Sandler is finally addressing the controversy that surrounded his Netflix project “The Ridiculous Six” after about a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of the movie in April.<p>The actors complained of racist jokes against Native Americans, but, finally speaking on the issue at the …

Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …

Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

A public look at Al Qaeda leader's private library

Suffice it to say Osama bin Laden's bedside table held no beach reads or steamy novels.<p>But the Obama administration's release Wednesday of more than 400 documents, reports, books and other materials that were seized by U.S. Navy SEALs during the 2011 raid that killed the Al Qaeda chief in Pakistan …

LG’s 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to the wall using a magnetic mat before being peeled off like wallpaper, reports Korean news agency <i>Yonhap</i>. …

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