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Scientists pledge to increase interference with the Church

The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently been urging MPs to vote against the introduction of mitochondrial donation, a potentially life-saving procedure with little to no evidence of any serious risks. However, despite many years of study and several regulations, the aforementioned …

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The Keystone myth that refuses to die: Stop calling the pipeline a job creator!

Even MSNBC is buying into the claim that Keystone will create tens of thousands of jobs. The actual number? 35<p>Of all the reasons one might have to support the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline (like, say, a last-minute gambit to save one's Senate seat), arguing that it's going to create jobs …

The world's smallest sculptures - in pictures

Jonty Hurwitz, co-founder of Wonga.com, has created nanosculptures of human forms that are invisible to the naked eye and can only be viewed on the screen of a powerful scanning electron microscope

WSJ: Department of Justice uses fake cell towers on airplanes to capture data from mobile phones

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the United States Department of Justice has been using planes equipped with devices that pose as cellular towers (called “dirtboxes”) to collect data from suspected criminals’ cell phones—and capturing data from innocent bystanders in the process.<p>The …

Insurers admit 'black box' data may be handed to police

Data shown to the Telegraph shows 10m drivers regularly break the 30mph limit - as insurers admit data from 'black boxes' may be surrendered<p>Motorists who have a “black box” tracking device fitted to their car to cut their insurance premium are at risk of having the data handed over to the police …

Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Strange Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter

The more that scientists stare at it, the more a strange signal from the center of the Milky Way galaxy appears to be the result of dark matter …

How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.<p>So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin …

Jimmy Fallon scrambles to hide his MacBook during Bill Gates interview (Video)

Bill Gates stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about his various charitable endeavours and to promote the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s annual letter published today. Despite the serious subject matter, Jimmy still managed to squeeze in a few laughs including apologizing …

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

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The Top 5 Times Someone Called Out Fox News On Fox News

Fox News doesn't have the best reputation for accuracy — and more than one guest has called them on it.<p>This weekend, Media Matters, a non-profit progressive research and information center, posted a YouTube video ranking the five most memorable segments when a Fox News guest debunked the network.<p>5. …

Real People With Comic-Book Super Powers

1. Rock Crusher<p>Seken Tolebekov, 83, of Kazakhstan, can crush rocks with his bare hands. He started crushing rocks when he was 24.<p>“I think I have some …

How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself

Once players learn what ANGELINA is, Michael Cook knows they'll never be fooled. After being outed as an AI, the program's creations can’t be mistaken for a human’s — and that's what makes them compelling.<p>Cook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College and a PhD student from Imperial College London, …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

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Ghost Caught in Photo is Obviously a Ghost (Obviously)

If there's one problem I have with photos of ghosts, it's that often they're just too obviously photos of ghosts. Take, for instance, this photo showing an apparition that is quite obviously the ghost of a very sexy young man who was murdered before his time:<p>But we all know that things are spookier …

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Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

Artist Kyle Lambert created an incredibly photorealistic portrait of actor Morgan Freeman using nothing but the Procreate app on an iPad Air.<p>A …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

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These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

Australian family set Christmas lights record

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1031000/1031059_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524703400_0a3b434c41b84d23077bbf5a1a50ebe5<p><b>An Australian family have put up 502,165 Christmas lights around their home, setting a new world record.</b><p>The Richards family, in Canberra, set the …

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This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

George W. Bush Has 7 New Dance Moves To Teach Us

Get. it.

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A deadly disease could travel at jet speed around the world. How do we stop it in time?

Walk past the endless rows of vegetables, past the dozens of stalls selling every possible part of a pig and, at the centre of Cao Lanh city's market, a woman is doing a brisk trade in selling rats for food. Two cages swarm with them on a table next to her. Live frogs are available too, and, on the …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

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The hybrid solar eclipse – in pictures

A rare hybrid solar eclipse has taken place, switching between a total eclipse (where the moon completely covers the sun) and an annular one (where a halo of sunlight is visible around the moon)

Someone In Central China Really Stinks At Photoshop

Local Chinese government propagandists have outdone themselves in what seems to be the increasingly competitive category of bad Photoshop.<p>This week's entry hails from Ningguo County in central China's Anhui province. The workmanship is so bad, it seems almost, well, effortless.<p>The photo, which was …

Heavy Smog In China Blocked Out Everything But A Giant TV Screen

China's smog has been so bad lately that entire cities were shut down last week because of pollution that can be seen from space.<p>The conditions change quickly, as can be seen by these totally different photos of the same skyscraper taken only 10 days apart in Shenyang in Liaoning province.<p>Monday …

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