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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit …

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Jellyfish in the North Atlantic - in pictures

Spectacular images of jellyfish captured by marine biologists and photographers Matt Doggett and Richard Shucksmith in the seas off the Orkney Islands

Newly Discovered Carnivore Looks Like Teddy Bear

In "incredibly rare" find, scientists discover animal in Andean cloud forests.<p><b>A fuzzy fog-dweller with a face like a teddy bear is the first carnivore found in the Western Hemisphere in more than three decades, a new study says.</b><p>The 2-pound (0.9-kilogram) creature, called an olinguito, didn't make …

Mid-Atlantic Dolphin Die-Off Leaves Scientists Puzzled

Dead dolphins have been washing up in alarming numbers on mid-Atlantic beaches since July as scientists struggle to find a cause for the largest such die-off in a quarter-century.<p>More than 160 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have turned up dead from New York to Virginia, says Charley Potter, a marine …

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

Aleppo: A city where snipers shoot children

<b>Bustan al-Qasr is the last remaining crossing point between the rebel and regime-held sides of Aleppo. Snipers are rife and the atmosphere tense, yet hundreds are forced to use it every day to get to work, to study and buy food.</b><p>"Today, at about midday, I treated someone who had been shot in the …

Egyptian Churches Burned, Attacked As Religious Leaders Call On Prayers For Peace

Human rights groups decried reported attacks and torchings targeting dozens of churches in Egypt amid a mounting death toll as fighting between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi continued Friday.<p>It's unclear how many churches have been affected during violence that has …

Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

The Pentagon Wants To Sell $2.7 Billion In Weapons To A Country On The Verge Of Collapse

The weapons deal would include 681 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and 40 truck-mounted launchers, as well as three Hawk anti-aircraft batteries with 216 Hawk missiles, according to Agence France Presse.<p>The sale is primarily viewed as a way to support a possible no-fly zone in Iraq, though it would …

Sun will flip its magnetic field soon, NASA says

The sun is gearing up for a major solar flip, NASA says.<p>In an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months, according to new observations by NASA-supported observatories.<p>The flipping of the sun's magnetic field marks the peak of …

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15-Ton Glob of Fat Removed From London Sewer

They call them "fatbergs," and we can use them for good.<p>Thames Water officials took to BBC today to announce that they successfully "removed 15 tons of fat and debris all congealed in one massive lump in a Thames sewer."<p>They call these things fatbergs. This one, the size of a bus, was the biggest …

This 16 lb 5 oz Baby Was Born Naturally

Meet baby Jasleen, all 16 lb 5 oz of her. She's a big baby, all right, but that's not the only thing remarkable about her. Get this: she was born …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

30 Historical Photographs That Will Shock & Amaze You

<i>Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it - Edmund Burke</i><p>In an era where every product is disposable, where the news cycle operates in 30 …

The FBI has used drones for warrantless surveillance in the US in 10 different cases

Earlier this year, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) publicly revealed for the first time in a hearing that it has been using drones to conduct surveillance operations inside the country, a striking admission, given that domestic drone is a subject of intense debate and there's still not …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Beneath the Clouds – Incredible Underwater Photography by Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is from Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, and her photography can make you want to live there too. She captures the full beauty of island …

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Canadian PM: train crash site 'looks like a war zone'

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper surveys the wreckage after a train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in the centre of a small Canadian town.<p>Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the site of a derailed train on Sunday, as the death toll rose to five.<p><b>A runaway train – which was</b> …

Feds hope to learn more from 4 pilots aboard jet that crashed in San Francisco

Federal investigators said Monday they hope to learn much more from interviews with the four pilots aboard the jetliner that crash-landed at the San Francisco airport, and they said the aircraft was still 500 feet in the air — much too high — when it slowed to touchdown speed.<p>Two days after Asiana …

The Economic Cost of Hangovers

Excessive boozing costs the economy about $1.37 in lost productivity for each drink consumed.<p>Reuters<p>The Fourth of July is beer's annual breakout party, with weekly sales often surpassing $1 billion around Independence Day. So when the Fifth of July falls on a weekday like this year, employers are …

E-cigarettes: Is a smoking alternative being choked by regulation?

<b>Dozens of countries are introducing legislation restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, but their proponents say they are harmless and their use could in fact save millions of lives. Could they be right?</b><p>A group of friends sits around a table in a pub in south London, exchanging stories and …

Italian 'top mafia boss' caught in Colombia

<b>Colombian police say they have caught the alleged boss of Italy's Calabrian mafia, who they described as Europe's most wanted drugs trafficker.</b><p>Roberto Pannunzi was detained in a shopping centre in the capital, Bogota, authorities said.<p>He had been on the run since 2010, when he fled from a clinic in …

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Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up, warns top environment expert

Wells are drying up and underwater tables falling so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously …