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'Ebola is man-made', and other crazy conspiracy theories

Is Obama behind the Ebola outbreak? Are planes poisoning us? Is Lady Gaga part of an evil Illuminati plot? The five conspiracy theories you won't believe people believe<p><b>The best conspiracy theories are</b> like enchanting mazes of logic whose thresholds, once crossed, are hard to return from. As …

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Dogfight between Congress, Air Force could delay F-35 program

Congress and Air Force officials are engaged in a virtual dogfight over the delayed retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, which could in turn push back the introduction of the F-35 fighter planes.<p>The military wants to mothball the plane, affectionately known as the "Warthog," and says it needs the …

Former Marine banned from daughter’s school after dispute over Islam lesson

A former Marine who served in Iraq says he's been banned from his daughter's Maryland high school after a heated argument over a lesson on Islam.<p>Kevin Wood told MyFoxDC.com that he went to La Plata High School in La Plata, a town about 30 miles southeast of Washington, and challenged a history …

NASA Researching Deep Sleep Tech for Mission to Mars

Xenomorphs probably awake the whole time.<p>Last year, NASA provided funding to aeronautics research and consulting firm SpaceWorks to look into the …

Making the long trip to Mars? Let NASA put you in a deep sleep

NASA's looking for innovative ways to get a manned crew safely to the Red Planet. Could deep sleep hold the key to success?<p>As many Doctors from the BBC science fiction series "Doctor Who" have so eloquently put it, humanity has an inherent desire to look up toward the sky with dreams of exploring …

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A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.<p><b>Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought.</b><p>In a paper published Thursday in <i>Science</i>, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude …

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

How to Make a Two-Board Backyard Lounger

One afternoon of work, one great chair.<p><b>Okay, we'll admit that although last month's CNC-milled chair</b> was awesome, the project was out of reach for many readers. So here's something you can build that doesn't require access to a $25,000 CNC machine. In fact, you'll need little more than a circular …

How to Make a Hole in the Ground (Yes, There is a Right Way)

Whether you're digging to plant a tomato seedling, build a backyard swimming pool, or bury a nuclear waster bunker, there's a right hole for every subterranean job. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all on Twitter with #HowToMakeAnything.<p>Whether …

How to Make a Hole in the Ground (Yes, There is a Right Way)

Whether you're digging to plant a tomato seedling, build a backyard swimming pool, or bury a nuclear waster bunker, there's a right hole for every subterranean job. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all on Twitter with #HowToMakeAnything.<p>Whether …

Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.<p>Each individual Kilobot doesn't look like much: just a few centimetres in diameter, on three almost comical matchstick-like legs. Powered only by a pair of coin batteries, they move by vibrating, shuffling forward on …

Robotics

Orion recovery test update on This Week @NASA - August 8, 2014

North and South Korea: can Seoul's plans for reunification work?

As tourists approach the entry checkpoint for the Korean demilitarised zone separating North from South, they are greeted by the sight of three-metre-high fences topped with rusting barbed wire.<p>Thousands come by the bus-load every year to see the four-kilometre-wide strip of land that acts as a …

North Korea appeals to White House to halt release of US comedy film

'The Interview', released later this year, tells the tale of a group of journalists tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un<p>Pyongyang has written to the White House to demand that President Barack Obama intervene to halt the release of 'The Interview', a Hollywood comedy blockbuster that pokes fun at …

Obama official says at border: 'We'll send you back'

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has something to say to people contemplating illegal migration to the United States: "We'll send you back."<p>Deportations will begin this week, he said.<p>It's a message the Obama administration wants to amplify more loudly now that it is wrestling with a huge …

Border Ranchers Extend Invite to Nancy Pelosi: ‘Come See Why Your $2 Million-Per-Mile Fence Is Trash’

We will be discussing this story and all the day’s news on our live BlazeCast with Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker (@bakerlink) beginning at 3pm ET:<p>Two Arizona ranchers want Congress to wake up to the dangers of the growing illegal immigration crisis along the southwest border, and they’re inviting …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Anton Purisima Files the Largest Lawsuit Ever Over a Rabid Dog, and It Could Bankrupt the World

New Yorker Anton Purisima claims a rabid dog bit him on a city bus. The result is the world’s largest ever lawsuit—and, if he wins, the awarding of …

Get ready for Google Translate on steroids

Google said Friday that it is scooping up virtual reality translation app maker Quest Digital, whose technology will eventually allow Google Translate to read and translate words read by your smartphone camera.<p>Quest Digital makes an app called Word Lens that reads text through a smartphone’s …

California Chrome pulls away for win at Kentucky Derby

Horse racing, the most unpredictable of sports, had the most predictable of endings when California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.<p>It's unusual for the favorite to win horse racing's biggest race but the lightly bred -- $10,000 -- California …

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