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Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Planets

Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle Transforms Air Into Water

<b>Fontus</b> is an innovative water bottle that transforms air into water, it’s a nice self-filling bottle for your bike. Basically, this concept harvests …

Solar Panels

The 10 greatest movie sequels of all time

Sequels

Why Killing Wolves Might Not Save Livestock

New study fuels debate over how to reduce attacks on cows and sheep.<p>In late August, a government sharpshooter in a helicopter hovering above a wooded eastern Washington hillside killed the lead female wolf of the Huckleberry Pack. The aim was to end attacks by the wolf pack, which had killed more …

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics

Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now part commerce site, part repository, and part …

Try It Now

Kiev says Russia has 7,500 troops in Ukraine

The latest declarations from Ukraine's defence minister threaten to provoke fresh Russian anger as the government in the former Soviet state flags its allegiance to the West ever more clearly.<p>Russia denies providing military support to pro-Moscow separatists fighting Ukrainian forces in the east, …

Russia

Bodies found inside Indian guru's ashram

Indian police have said that bodies of four women and a child were found inside a guru's heavily fortified ashram, a day after security forces tried to storm the sprawling complex and arrest the spiritual leader.<p>As of Wednesday afternoon, police had not managed to enter the 12-acre complex. …

Six Dead As Indian Compound Is Stormed, Cult Leader Captured

Police evacuated more than 10,000 followers on Wednesday from the fortified compound of a bizarre cult headed by 'godman' Satguru Rampalji Maharaj before capturing him late in the evening.<p>Rampal, as the 63-year-old former engineer is known to his followers, was shown in TV news footage gripping the …

Teargas

ISIS forces launch multiple attacks on Kurdish territory in Iraq, officials say

ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for territory.<p>ISIS also launched attacks against Mosul Dam, a strategic prize, and also renewed …

Yemen's Houthi rebels storm governor's house

Shia armed fighters captured a town south of the Yemeni capital of Sanaa early on Sunday, after blowing up the home of a rival politician, security officials said.<p>In Sanaa, the rebels, known as the Houthis, stormed the headquarters of the capital's local government. According to officials, the …

Ground zero in the battle for Ukraine: Donetsk airport

DONETSK, Ukraine — The airport here in this battle-scarred region of eastern Ukraine seems oblivious to the cease-fire brokered six weeks ago.<p>The battles between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces rage on at a place that has taken on greater significance in Ukraine with each passing day: …

A Balanced Diet For World Food Day: Bugs, Groundnuts And Grains

What's for dinner on World Food Day?<p>How about a humble meal of dried termites stirred into a <i>sukuma wiki</i> stew? With a side of sorghum couscous?<p>World Food Day was invented by the United Nations in 1979 and first celebrated the next year. One goal is to promote underutilized, highly nutritious foods …

Tech and Science

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Mutant worms gorge on sugar and stay lean

Worms with a specific genetic mutation can consume incredible amounts of sugar without gaining any weight, while regular worms balloon on the same …

Dear Filipino Food in America

For me, Balut is the deal breaker. Back in the day, people used to ask me how my name was pronounced, but now they ask me if I eat Balut. The answer appears on my face in the way my eyes, nose, and lips morph in disgust, mimicking the hapless duck embryo inside the warm egg, veins and all. But …

Pro-Somalia troops secure last al-Shabab bastion

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — African Union and Somali troops on Sunday won control of a key coastal town that had been used by the Islamic militants of …

Previous Sex Partners' Semen Can Influence Fly Offspring

So far, the phenomenon has only been seen in flies, but it’s possible it could be happening in other animals.<p>Even after a breakup, past boyfriends can still have a hold over your future relationships (usually by providing a negative point of comparison). But for some types of flies, ex-lovers can …

Biology

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

When Hacked Celebs Sue Apple, Guess Who Cashes In?

The hacking and posting of nude photographs of celebrities provoked discussion about protections from invasions of privacy. The victims included Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa …

Europe-wide organized crime sweep nets 1,000 suspects: Europol

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - European police made more than 1,000 arrests in a 10-day, continent-wide sweep against organized crime this month that netted suspected people traffickers and cocaine smugglers, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.<p>The operation was carried out in towns, airports and …

Remembering The Great War: The Outbreak

100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.<p><i>This year marks the centennial of the start of the First World War. To honor it,</i> Popular Science_ is combing through our archives to bring you the best of our original war coverage--from the emergence of …

Epigenetics: genes, environment and the generation game

As with so much in science, this story owes a lot to mice. The tale begins with a pregnant mouse in a laboratory in Boston, Massachusetts. Such is the unfortunate lot of a lab rodent that she was kept on a near-starvation diet when she was close to giving birth. As scientists expected, her babies …

Should Tanks Be More Like iPhones?

Borrowing an idea from Apple, one researcher argues that killing machines should get kill switches<p>When Iraq’s American-equipped army fled their posts in Mosul last June, they left that American equipment in the hands Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the attacking violent insurgent group. …