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Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

Nasa finds the coldest place on the planet

The coldest place on Earth has been found – hollows on the East Antarctic Plateau were super-chilled layers of air cause temperatures to fall to -133 degrees Fahrenheit (-92C)<p>The coldest place on Earth has been identified by Nasa – hollows in the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures fall to …

Global Warming

Why Do Pipes Burst?

And why do they always do it so uniformly?<p>When the weather gets cold, local news outlets start warning listeners about pipes bursting. But what exactly happens when water splits metal? Seattle engineer Nick Berry (who recently tested the limits of QR codes) wrote up a handy blog post to explain.<p>The …

Sausages

Super-sized vehicles: Ten giants of the transport world

In transport design, big often means better. From trucks to helicopters, submarines to rockets, building the largest of all is one of the greatest accolades.<p>In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first powered flight in a plane which measured some 21ft (6m). Little more than 80 years later and …

Military

Researchers discover greenhouse gas 7,000 times more powerful than fossil fuels

Scientists in Toronto have discovered a manmade gas that is 7,100 times more powerful at trapping the Earth's warmth than carbon dioxide, according to a new study. The gas, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), is a byproduct of the electrical industry.<p>PFTBA was measured at low concentrations in the …

The weird object near Saturn’s A ring

A member of the Cassini spacecraft’s imaging team spied a mysterious object at edge of Saturn’s A ring and named it Peggy.<p>On April 15, 2013, the …

Astronomy

A radioactive reminder of Chernobyl's deadly legacy

Nearly three decades after the disastrous accident at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a large mass inside one of the reactors still emits catastrophic levels of radiation. Dubbed "the Elephant's Foot," this freaky combination of nuclear fuel, sand, and concrete remains a stark symbol of …

4 Things to Consider for Space Warfare, Such as How Bullets Fire in Space

As we develop plans for space tourism and, perhaps, colonization in the not-too-distant future, space warfare may also be on the horizon.<p>Here’s a …

Space Exploration

The 2,000 war veterans lobotomized by their own doctors

In 1945, thousands of soldiers returned to the United States from combat on the Pacific and European fronts of World War II with severe mental trauma. Unable to treat their terrible injuries and illnesses, US Veterans Affairs hospitals lobotomized some 2,000 of them. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is …

UFO Disclosure at Hand by Former Astronauts and Top Officials

Over the past decades, various individuals—including pilots, astronauts, and government officials—have come forward with evidence of UFOs, space …

Paranormal

Our Favorite Science And Technology Reads From 2013

The best long-form stuff we read this year<p>It was a great year in reading, but no one could've caught all of the amazing science and technology stories. So we've rounded up a few--from <i>Popular Science,</i> as well as plenty of other places--and placed them here for your convenience. Enjoy, and feel free …

Environment: News & features

Environment

Football must admit it has a match-fixing problem

The game must learn from cricket and face the truth about the perils of gambling before it is too late.<p>When one of the Football Association’s most senior figures said after a meeting with the government — “The intelligence we have says this isn’t a wide-scale issue at the moment” – spot-fixers …

Match Fixing

Sandro: Coutinho similar to Ronaldinho

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro has likened Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho to Brazil legend Ronaldinho.<p>Sandro -- who, like Coutinho, is hoping …

Soccer

The Champions League means nothing for the Bundesliga or Serie A's status

The triumphs and failures of German and Italian clubs respectively in this season's Champions League group stages don't mean anything in the long run for either league.<p>Generally, the Champions League group stages go more or less the same every year. A few big sides suffer shock defeats, but in the …

Champions League group stages: 10 things we learned

Manchester United still strike fear into European opponents while Arsenal really can make an impact this year. Telegraph Sport's writers pick 10 things we learned from this season's Champions League group stages<p><b>Arsenal really can make an impact this year</b><p>There was a certain sense of deja-vu in how …

Soccer

Champions League last 16: Guide to the teams in the knockout stages, in pictures - Telegraph

Soccer