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Brazilian serial killer admits to being 'addicted' to murder after killing 38 women

Police are investigating the claims of Sailson Jose das Gracas, 26, who says he murdered dozens of women and would "do it again"<p>A 26-year-old Brazilian psychopath has confessed to being a prolific serial killer who murdered 38 women over the last decade.<p>Police in Rio de Janeiro are investigating …

Crime

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a "catastrophic vacuum decay." But how likely is that really?<p>Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."<p>Not only has he warned us that …

Physics

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Africa's last polar bear dies 'from a broken heart'

Africa's last polar bear has died, seven months after its mate died in Johannesburg zoo<p>Wang, the last polar bear in <b>Africa</b>, has died at Johannesburg Zoo after months of "pining" for his longtime mate who passed away earlier this year, the bear's keepers have said.<p>The 30-year-old polar bear was said …

Massive 'Florida red tide' is now 90 miles long and 60 miles wide

There's a massive red tide blooming off the coast of southwestern Florida and it appears to be growing.<p>The red tide is patchy, but researchers say it stretches an amazing 60 miles wide and 90 miles long in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>Just a few weeks ago it was reported to be 50 miles wide and 80 miles long.<p>…

Marine Mammals

Party drugs are becoming more dangerous, health officials say

Party drugs appear to be getting more deadly and readily available, experts are warning after a rash of overdoses and deaths at music festivals this summer.<p>These drugs – which often mix ecstasy with substances as hazardous as arsenic and bath salts – are sometimes ingested by partygoers who have no …

Uncontacted Amazonian Tribe Voluntarily Contacts Scientists, Catches Flu

The flu can be deadly to populations that have never encountered influenza viruses.<p>Late last month, something extraordinary happened at the edge of the rainforest in Acre, Brazil. Members of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe voluntarily approached scientists from the Brazilian government, <i>Science</i> …

Ethnology

Will robot orgasms make actual sex obsolete?

Teledildonic technology — otherwise known as computer-aided sex toys — could change intimacy as we know it<p>Think sex robots are funny? Strange? Unnecessary? Well, just wait until you're using one -- because that's exactly what sex toy pioneers are aiming to make happen on a large scale. According to …

Carrot and Chickpea Salad With Fried Almonds Recipe

This Middle Eastern-style salad is adapted from Chef Charles Kelsey of Cutty's in Brookline, MA (originally published in Food and Wine, May 2010). Carrots and chickpeas are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette flavored with cilantro, smoked paprika, and cumin—an unusual but delicious combination. For a …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Warning over Asian 'super ant’ colonies invading your electrics

Colonies of the Asian fire ant invade a house in Hendon and more are discovered in Buckinghamshire<p>A “super ant” that forms colonies of thousands and causes fires because of its fatal attraction to electricity is spreading across the country.<p>The Asian super ant, also known as the fire ant, was first …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

Oscar Pistorius re-enacts Reeva Steenkamp shooting in extraordinary leaked video

The 27-year-old paralympian is shown in Lycra running shorts and Nike vest running without legs and pretending to hold a gun out in front of him; another clip shows him pulling a woman out of a lavatory<p>Extraordinary footage of Oscar Pistorius apparently re-enacting the events that led up to the …

South Africa

Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, Wireless Festival, review: deserving of boos

Kanye West's appearance at the Wireless Festival was a spectacle, says James Hall – but not in a good way<p>Is there anyone more dominant in modern pop than Pharrell Williams? Not only did the US singer and producer provide vocals on the two best-selling songs of 2013, but he is also responsible for …

Satire Site Posts Article About a Girl Suing Instagram for $500M, and Everyone Runs It

“This is a Satire Website. Fictional Stories Just for laughs.” That’s the line you’ll find if you scroll to the bottom of the ODGossip website. But …

The first step in the criminalisation of cigarettes

<b>Update: Doctors voted overwhelmingly to support the motion</b><p>The anti-smoking lobby's strategy has been clear for some time now: de-normalisation …

New drug called Snapchat hospitalising users

Australian police have issued a warning about a new drug called Snapchat, branded with the Snapchat logo and based on bath salts.<p>Four men were sent to hospital in Darwin over the weekend after taking a new drug called Snapchat, showing symptoms of wild aggression and hysteria, prompting Northern …

Northern Territory

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Forests

GIF Made with Electron Microscope Zooms In On Life, On Life, On Life

No, the title of this post wasn’t written by some sort of broken record robot. It is in fact an accurate description of the GIF below, which was …

This 'connected car' comes with gesture control and Wi-Fi — and it knows if you're drunk

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association unveiled a “connected car” demo vehicle today in Windsor, Ontario, with built-in 4G, Wi-Fi, 360-degree proximity sensors, in-vehicle inductive mobile device charging, and gesture-based controls.<p>Hope you’re not a hand talker — you could find yourself …

SoftBank announces emotional robots to staff its stores and watch your baby

Pepper will go on sale for under $2,000 in February<p>SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son has announced a surprising new direction for his illustrious career: the field of humanoid robotics. At a press conference in Tokyo, Son revealed a human-like robot called Pepper that is capable of …

Apple’s iPad Safari users watch more porn than Android tablet users – report

Steve Jobs may have wanted the iPad to be free of porn, but that certainly hasn’t stopped users turning to the device’s Safari browser view porn sites.<p>Safari on the iPhone and iPad is used more than any other mobile browser, according to new data from Pornhub, one of the biggest free pornography …

Ryland’s story – and why it’s important

This is a beautiful, humbling and happy story of a family accepting and embracing the fact that their son, Ryland, is transgender, enabling him to …

LGBTQI

Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Art

An 'Extraordinarily Rare' Crusade-Era Seal Was Just Unearthed In Jerusalem

"This is an extraordinarily rare find, because no such seal has ever been discovered to date," Benyamin Storchan and Benyamin Dolinka, excavation directors from the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a statement. [The Holy Land: 7 Amazing Archaeological Finds]<p>This type of ancient seal was also …

A Simple Blast of Laser Could Help Your Teeth Grow Back

Teeth don't grow back, as your dentist might like to remind you while revving up the drill for a root canal. But scientists have now found a way to …