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Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula video said to show Australians killed by drones

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has published images of two Australians it says were killed by US drone strikes in Yemen.<p>The fighters were pictured in a 20-minute video released this month by the militant group and identified as Abu Salma al Australi and Abu Suhaib al Australi.<p>Australian …

Terrorism

Birds on Islands Are Losing the Ability to Fly

Before the arrival of humans—and the rats, cats, and other predators that we brought—New Zealand was an idyllic haven for birds. Without ground-dwelling mammalian hunters to bother them, many of the local species lost the ability to fly. There’s the kakapo, a giant, booming parrot with an owl-like …

Birds

The Science of Why You Do Your Best Thinking While Walking

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.<p>Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Wordsworth, even Aristotle: The list of great minds that were also obsessive walkers is long. Why is the connection between wandering feet and a productive brain so …

Strangely in sync: Scientists solve 350-year-old pendulum clock mystery

The 350-year-old mystery of why pendulum clocks hanging from the same wall can influence each other and synchronize over time may hold even more secrets than previously thought, researchers say.<p>Solving this mystery could shed light on puzzling aspects of a variety of synchronized behaviors, such as …

Japanese scientists have created artificial skin that can grow hair and sweat

According to a study published in the aptly titled journal <i>Science Advances</i>, scientists at Japan’s RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology successfully …

Breakthroughs

Trace Your Ancient Human Ancestry with New Map

A new map allows us to trace our ancient human ancestry, revealing how extensively past interbreeding has affected people alive today.<p>The genetic …

Humans changed a life-giving nutrient into a deadly pollutant

Nitrogen is absolutely crucial to life — an indispensable ingredient of DNA, proteins and essentially all living tissue — yet it also can choke the life out of aquatic ecosystems, destroy trees and sicken people when it shows up in excess at the wrong place, at the wrong time, in the wrong form. …

Scientists and insurers develop 'death clock' to predict when customers will die

Insurance premiums could rise after scientists teamed up with the insurance industry to create an algorithm which will predict when customers will die.<p>The University of East Anglia is launching a four year study using huge databases of medical data to determine life expectancy and long-term illness.<p>…

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Try ignoring it<p>Julia Shaw<p>March 1, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The</b> …

Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That makes we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape as we age, too. While an increased life expectancy will not necessarily lead to a higher incidence of cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s alone is …

The Brain

Listen to the bizarre "outer spacey" music that baffled Apollo 10 astronauts

Hitler 'had tiny deformed penis' as well as just one testicle, historians claim

Hitler suffered from a condition called hypospadias which left him with an abnormally small manhood, according to historians Jonathan Mayo and Emma Craigie<p>It has long been suspected that Hitler's conquest of Europe was an attempt to compensate for a lack of potency elsewhere.<p>But the notorious …

The White House wants to give NASA $19 billion for the 2017 fiscal year

The White House has released its budget plan for NASA for the 2017 fiscal year, requesting $19 billion from Congress to fund the space agency. That's more than the $18.5 billion requested for NASA last year. But it's also $300 million less than the agency actually received in the recent 2016 …

CIA releases declassified documents on UFOs

The archive material provides an eye-opening look at role the CIA played in investigating UFOs in the 40s and 50s<p>The CIA has published a number of declassified documents on its blog detailing the its investigations into UFOs.<p>The documents, mostly dating from the late 1940s and 1950s, are …

Teacher arrested for allegedly helping ‘Hannibal Lecter,’ accused mastermind of Calif. jailbreak

Nooshafarin Ravaghi and Hossein Nayeri met behind bars.<p>She was a pretty children’s book author and part-time ESL instructor. He was a winsome inmate, albeit one accused of unspeakable crimes.<p>The two spent hours together every week inside Orange County’s jail. They found that they shared similar …

Crime

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

World Still 3 Minutes Away From Destruction, Doomsday Clock Says

The Doomsday Clock remains at three minutes to midnight, the closest to the brink of global destruction since the height of the Cold War, …

Why Planet Nine might be for real

Claims about new planets that turned out to be wrong – and why ‘Planet Nine’ may be different.<p>There’s a real buzz among planetary scientists after a …