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Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

Watch Kevin Spacey Perform 'Piano Man' With Billy Joel

Tony Bennett, John Mellencamp, Boyz II Men and more pay tribute to Joel at his Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize tribute concert<p>Billy Joel was …

Kevin Spacey

With North Carolina’s offerings, why go all the way to Florida?

<i>The Snowbird Destinations series features six U.S. cities that Canadian retirees might enjoy as a winter retreat, whether travelling for a week or an entire season. Following our</i> <i>series preview, the stops so far have been Taos, N.M. Key West, Fla., San Diego and Palm Springs, Calif.</i><p><i>Stories on the</i> …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan civilization, according to new research.<p>Scientists from Rice University and Louisiana State University found evidence in Belize’s Great Blue Hole, a …

Archaeology

DNA survives sub-orbital trip on the exterior of a rocket

DNA molecules smeared onto the exterior of a sub-orbital test rocket are capable of surviving a 13-minute trip into space and a scorching re-entry, European researchers say.<p>The scientists' surprising finding, which was published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One, suggests that genetic material is …

Jelly-covered plankton multiplying in Canadian lakes

Jelly-covered plankton that look like tapioca are multiplying in many Canadian lakes, clogging up water pipes and potentially disrupting the food …

Nova Scotia

The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

As glacier melts, Grise Fiord residents fear for water supply

Grise Fiord, pop. 150, relies on glacier melt for water, uses icebergs as backup<p>People in Grise Fiord, Nunavut, who rely on a glacier for their …

Ivanhoé latest Canadian fund to seek prized property abroad

Canadian institutional investors are gobbling up some of the world's highest-prized properties as they look for a way to put their money to work ahead of a possible slowdown in public equity markets.<p>Montreal-based Ivanhoé Cambridge's $2.25-billion (U.S.) purchase of a 42-storey office tower at 1095 …

Mission to land robot on comet to take final step

Half a billion kilometres from Earth and 10 years into its remarkable journey, a small robot is about to plunge into space history.<p>Pending a final green light from mission controllers on Tuesday night, the robot – nicknamed Philae (fee-lay) – will detach from its mother ship and try to hook itself …

Dutch test SolaRoad solar panels on bike path

A project dubbed "SolaRoad" gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for …

Netherlands

California: Surfboards turned into works of art in Morro Bay

More than 20 surfboards-turned-artworks are on display around Morro Bay, Calif., in the town's first such public art on display through November. The Surfboard Art Festival features boards that have been painted to convey familiar scenes in the Central Coast town, wildlife and even strands of …

Cannabis can be highly addictive, major study finds

Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children<p>Cannabis can be highly addictive, cause mental health problems and lead to hard drug use, according to a major study led by a leading British expert on …

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Deadly Typhoon Vongfong leaves Japan

Typhoon Vongfong has now left Japon, leaving two people dead, one missing and nearly 100 injured.<p>Hundreds of thousands of people were urged to leave their homes over the long Bank Holiday weekend because of the risk of mud slides and flooding with heavy rain, notably, in the Fukushima region, scene …

Severe Weather Rips Through South, Killing at Least 2

A violent storm system wielding tornadoes, high winds, lightning, hail and rain walloped the South and Midwest on Monday, killing at least two …

Weather

The last supermoon – in pictures

This full moon marks the third in a trilogy of supermoons this summer. July and August’s full moons both fell during the moon’s perigee – when it was at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. It is also a harvest moon, which rises around the same time that the sun sets, giving the moon a …

Giant Slayers at the Hurley Pro

en_US<p>article<p>Oh, how the mighty fell in Round 1 at the Hurley Pro.<p>https://www.surfer.com/photos/giant-slayers-hurley-pro/<p>SURFER …

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Pulses, a Hurricane Rages, and a Planet Sucks

Astronomers catch the blue light from a pulsar, a hurricane makes landfall, and an exoplanet sucks the life out of its star in the week's best space pictures.

Beer labels match brewed contents to Pantone color

Spanish creative agency Txaber created a series of beer packaging labels in which each brew type is presented with a corresponding Pantone color.<p>[via …

The Body Electric

Michael Utley does not remember much about his death.<p>Over the years, he has woven together a narrative of what happened using threads collected from witnesses, friends, and family. On May 8, 2000, Utley, a 48-year-old stockbroker, was golfing with his coworkers Dick Gill and Bill Todd, along with …

Pledge of Allegiance

The first space photographers

Snapping photos in space wasn’t always so easy. Stephen Dowling discovers how the first astronauts battled radiation and more to take stunning cosmic images.<p>Anyone who learned to take photographs back in the days of film will remember how frustrating it could be. Quite apart from the trickiness of …

Apollo Missions

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

See Alice Cooper Sing a Reverent Cover of the Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby'

The song will appear on the compilation 'The Art of McCartney,' due out this fall<p>Shock rocker Alice Cooper plays it straight and reverent with his …

Slittens: Kittens And Sloths Together At Last

The genius mad scientist behind the SLITTENS Tumblr has managed to tap into an artery of bizarre Internet cuteness that we never even knew existed. …

Matthew McConaughey Gives Speech to Texas Longhorns, Pounds Chest with Players

Texas football (2-2) could use a pep talk these days, so, naturally, head coach Charlie Strong brought in the only man who can convince the players that life is a flat circle of futility.<p>Indeed, Matthew McConaughey made his triumphant return to the Longhorns sidelines this week, stopping by to …

College Football

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

The Brain