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Great Venus and Jupiter conjunction of 2014

Venus and Jupiter are the brightest planets! Look east before dawn … closest planet-planet conjunction of 2014 August 18. Dazzling near moon August …

Astronomy

Mountain lions' genetic diversity hindered by Southland freeways, homes

Hemmed in by freeways and other development, the few mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains are predictably -- and dangerously -- losing genetic diversity.<p>Researchers suspected as much, but a new analysis of the big cats finds that, in their isolation, the mountain lions are inbreeding …

Adrenaline Shots May Not Help People Survive Cardiac Arrest

An upcoming study in the U.K. will inject dying patients with placebo instead, which raises some obvious ethical concerns.<p>When somebody goes into cardiac arrest--meaning that their heart has stopped--it's standard protocol to use CPR and atrial defibrillation, and then to inject them with …

Medicine

Arapaima Alert: Amazon's Biggest Fish Is Going Extinct

Measuring 10 feet (3 meters) long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds (180 kilograms), it's hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. But these huge fish are quickly disappearing from Brazilian waterways, according to a new study.<p>A …

Sega Genesis's 25th anniversary: The 5 games that defined the legendary console

<i>Read our interview with one of the people most-responsible for the Sega Genesis.</i><p>Happy Birthday, Genesis!<p>Twenty-five years ago today, the Sega Genesis launched in the United States. We’ve decided to celebrate the landmark by looking back at the five games that helped define the classic console’s …

GamesCom 2014: PlayStation conference round up

The highlights from Sony’s press conference in Cologne, including the news that the PlayStation 4 has sold 10 million units worldwide and Ninja Theory are making a new game.<p>Following <b>Microsoft’s strong opener</b> to the GamesCom conference in Cologne, it was up to Sony to match them with their own press …