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Archaeologists discover a crude ancient weapon that could kill a man with a single blow

When an ancient wooden club was yanked from its watery grave in the River Thames in England many months ago, archaeologists didn’t quite know what to …

Coastal cities are in serious jeopardy, new sea-level rise study shows.

As I wrote in a cover story last month, massive sheets of ice in Antarctica essentially hold humanity hostage, placing hundreds of millions of people …

Climate Change

A New Type of Steel Kills Bacteria With Nanospikes

In an age when bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best antibiotics and the words “E. coli” can shut down your favorite local …

E.coli

512-Year-Old Shark, Believed To Be Oldest Living Vertebrate, Found In North Atlantic

Researchers have found an ancient shark in the North Atlantic, believed to be 512 years old, which could be the oldest living vertebrate in the …

Scientists Turn Cigarette Butts Into Electrical Storage

By burning them. No, really.<p>The electrical power of the future just might be waiting in ashtrays across the world. Researchers in South Korea discovered that, with a one-step conversion process, cigarette filters turn into great supercapacitors. This is great news for anyone who wants new …

This Water-Based Tractor Beam Could Confine Oil Spills, Control Floating Objects

We may be one step closer to building a real-life tractor beam.<p>Scientists in Australia have developed a water-based tractor beam, and while it's not exactly the marvel made famous by "Star Trek," it's pretty darn impressive. It can control water flow patterns, maneuver floating objects and could …

Gaza, Israel brace for more fighting

With the latest failed cease-fire quickly becoming a distant memory, the two sides in the Israel-Gaza conflict traded rockets and airstrikes Saturday -- as well as blame for not stopping the bloodshed.<p>Israeli airstrikes killed at least five more people in Gaza on Saturday, the official Palestinian …

Canada sends mission to Arctic as part of North Pole bid | DW | 09.08.2014

Canada is sending two icebreakers on a scientific mission to the High Arctic to gather data to bolster its plan to lay claim to the sea floor under …

Canada

US Warns Russia: Further Intervention In Ukraine Will Be Seen As 'Invasion'

Alzheimer's: Simple blood test could speed up diagnosis

Dr Eric Karran from Alzheimer's Research UK says that a blood test to test for the disease is good news for treatment but it may not be widely available to the public<p>British scientists have identified a set of <b>10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's</b> and call this an …

Dementia

Nasa equips space robots with smartphones

<b>Nasa plans to send Google's 3D smartphones into space to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the Space Station.</b><p>The robots, known as Spheres (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), currently have limited capabilities.<p>It is hoped the …

Robotics

Scientists ID what may be the biggest bird

Imagine a bird that couldn't fit in your living room because its wings were too big.<p>That's exactly what would happen if you tried to bring the Pelagornis sandersi home -- assuming houses and humans existed back then.<p>Scientists have identified the fossils of what could be the largest flying bird …

International Report Charts Path to Deep Carbon Cuts

World’s 15 largest emitters must get serious about climate change, scientists say.<p>Governments around the world are failing in their commitments to address climate change, a group of international science institutions warn in a new report, saying the window to prevent catastrophic warming will soon …