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US to lift a ban on part-human part-animal embryo development

Medical experts have condemned the US government for its plans to lift a ban on some controversial biomedical research, raising fears that it could …

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is heading to smartphones out West (update)

An original RPG adventure for smartphones<p>Western fans can get their hands on <i>Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius</i>, a role-playing game for iOS and Android devices, later this spring. The teaser trailer above announced that the spinoff is now open for pre-registration, with an English-language release coming …

Enix

Check your freezers: Massive recall of frozen fruits and veggies expands after Listeria outbreak

A food-packaging company in Washington state has expanded a voluntary recall — which at one time included just 11 products — to encompass nearly 360 different organic and non-organic frozen fruits and vegetables that may be contaminated with the deadly <i>Listeria monocytogenes</i> bacteria.<p>On Tuesday, the …

Public Health

New drug W18 is '10,000 times more powerful than morphine'

A new drug considered to be 10,000 times more powerful than morphine has hit the market in the US after being discovered in Canada.<p>The synthetic …

Medicine

This Astrophysicist Posed an Alien Challenge and the Internet Is Racing to Solve It

If aliens sent you an encrypted binary message, could you answer? René Heller, an astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System …

Nier: Automata's New Screenshots Show Dilapidated Industrial Area

Square Enix has released five new images for Nier: Automata, the upcoming action-RPG developed by Platinum Games. The pictures give us a look at a couple of android characters from the game and a derelict industrial environment.<p>The setting featured in the screenshots was previously shown in a …

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

Why the World's Most Powerful Telescope Has Just Been Ruled Unlawful

Last week, Hawaii’s Supreme Court voided a construction permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a $1.4 billion observatory that would peer into …

Telescopes

Earth's underground water quantified

<b>The total amount of groundwater on the planet, held in rock and soil below our feet, is estimated to be 23 million cubic km.</b><p>If this volume is hard to visualise, imagine the Earth's entire land surface covered in a layer some 180m deep.<p>The new calculation comes from a Canadian-led team and is …

French hunt 2nd fugitive, launch new airstrikes on IS

PARIS (AP) — French police hunted Tuesday for a second terrorist believed to have escaped after the bomb and gun massacres in Paris, while a U.S. …

Should Human Stem Cells Be Used To Make Partly Human Chimeras?

An intense debate has flared over whether the federal government should fund research that creates partly human creatures using human stem cells.<p>The National Institutes of Health declared a moratorium in late September on funding this kind of research. NIH officials said they needed to assess the …

List of names and social media accounts mentioned alleged FBI informants and those who already publicly identify as members of white supremacist group<p>The hacking collective Anonymous has begun its promised leak of the identities of members of the Ku Klux Klan with a data dump of the names of more …

Ku Klux Klan

Kingdom Hearts III & Final Chapter Prologue Screenshots Tease for A New Trailer

<b>Square Enix and Disney have published three new screenshots from Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. A new trailer</b> …

Virgin Galactic is planning to show off its next spaceship in February 2016

Virgin Galactic is already working on the new version of its SpaceShipTwo space plane, Richard Branson tells <i>Mashable</i>, and will be ready to show the world its progress early next year. The Virgin boss expects that the new craft — the first shown off by the company since a tragic accident claimed the …

China has been burning way more coal than previously reported

Revised estimates could complicate efforts to curb carbon emissions ahead of Paris climate change conference<p>China has been burning substantially more coal than previously believed, according to new government figures released this week. As <i>The New York Times</i> reports, the revised data show that China …

NASA Set To Make Huge Announcement On Thursday Regarding Mars' Atmosphere

In September, NASA teased us with a “major announcement” regarding Mars, ultimately revealing evidence for the presence of liquid water on the …

Tired of those full page ‘Install this App’ Mobile web blocks? Google is doing something about it

There’s nothing worse when browsing the web — or hitting a search result — and coming across a page completely obscured by a huge pop-up window asking you to install the site’s (or someone else’s) app. In fact, full-page interstitial ads in general are incredibly frustrating, when all you want to …

Spanish priest Lucio Ángel Vallejo Balda and PR expert Francesca Chaouqui accused of ‘serious betrayal of trust’<p>An Italian PR expert who made headlines posting racy pictures of herself online and a high-ranking Spanish clergyman associated with Opus Dei were at the centre of a new scandal at the …

Corruption

U.S. challenges China’s sovereignty claim to artificial islands

The U.S. is pledging to sail more warships past the shores of artificial islands in the South China Sea as the world's most powerful military seeks to strip away the expansionist claims of China and other nations in waters crucial to the global movement of goods.<p>Early Tuesday morning, the …

This Is What Happens When You Combine Ferrofluids and Glowsticks

Ferrofluids are cool. Glowsticks are cool. And what happens when you combine them is pretty neat, too.<p>Ferrofluids are liquids that hold tiny …

Magnetism

Could sea sponges hold the key to fighting leukemia?

A molecule isolated from sea sponges and later synthesized in the lab can halt the growth of cancerous cells and could open the door to a new …

Ubisoft announces new, prehistoric Far Cry: Primal survival game with February release date

The Stone Age is coming to Far Cry.<p>Publisher Ubisoft held a special livestreaming event today to announce a new game in the Far Cry series called Far Cry: Primal. This game takes the first-person survival elements of that franchise to a new extreme by setting the adventure during the Stone Age. It …

Thousands of photographs from Nasa's Apollo missions uploaded to Flickr - Telegraph

Space Science

Russia deliberately targeting CIA-backed rebels in Syria, says US

American officials claim Russia bombing of US-backed Syrian rebels intentional as Nato warns over incursions into Turkish airspace<p>Russia is deliberately bombing CIA-backed rebels in Syria, US officials have claimed for the first time, as Nato warned that two incursions by Russian jets into Turkish …

Here’s the Most Comprehensive ‘Tree of Life’ Created to Date With 2.3 Million Species

Researchers have released their first crack at a “tree of life” that depicts what they say is the relationship and evolution of 2.3 billion species over a 3.5-billion-year timeline.<p>The circular tree of life comes from a collaborative effort of 10 institutions and, according to researchers, is the …

Guns found as Boston cops arrest two for threatening Pokemon Championships

Boston police arrested two men they say drove from Iowa to the city to carry out threats of violence on the Pokémon World Championships being held there this weekend. Firearms and ammunition were found in their possession.<p>Boston police said the two suspects — Kevin Norton, 18 and James Stumbo, 27, …

Deep beneath Antarctica's ice, signs of bizarre cosmic particles

An observatory on the southern continent has detected high-energy neutrinos, some of which come from beyond our galaxy.<p>Buried deep in the Antarctic …

Trump outlines immigration specifics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said Sunday he would overturn a law that grants citizenship to people born in the U.S. and put stricter limits on legal immigration, offering his most detailed account yet of how he would handle a policy issue that has become a cornerstone of his campaign.<p>…

Donald Trump