Autumn McLellan

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New Zealand woman travels 300 kilometres while 'sleepdriving': police

A New Zealand woman drove for almost 300 kilometres while asleep at the wheel and sent text messages from her mobile phone along the way, police …

Indian submarine sinks with 18 trapped on board

Shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning a massive explosion started a fire onboard the diesel-powered <i>Sindhurakshak</i> as it sat in a high-security …

Queensland's history goes for a song

Visitors to the exhibition will find themselves walking into an old dance hall.<p>"We wanted to create an experience for people and we wanted them to …

Fears for Pacific tuna stocks amid record 2012 catch

New figures revealing a record Pacific tuna catch in 2012 have prompted urgent calls from conservationists for more to be done to protect fish stocks.<p>…

Sounds of whale pods captured in proposed oil exploration zone

An animal welfare group has released research which it says proves it is too risky to drill for oil and gas off Kangaroo Island.<p>Bight Petroleum is …

Swiss launch competition to find new national anthem

Thousands of Swiss people invited to suggest a new anthem, with a cash prize for the winner<p>What should a modern national anthem say? Add your suggestions in the comment thread<p>Thousands of Swiss people will soon be racking their brains for words that rhyme with Alps, cuckoo clocks and chocolate, …

Starbirth in the Carina Nebula (High Res)

Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and…

Astrocytes (in red) are the most abundant cell in the brain and help support neurons (in green) by recycling old cellular byproducts and regulating a healthy environment for neuronal function. Unlike other organs of the body where an injury results in a fibrous scar, the brain instead forms an astrocyte scar to promote neuron survival.<p><i>Image by Dr. Shelley Jacobs, McMaster University.</i>

The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959

Much of our inquiry into what makes us human focuses on understanding consciousness, yet we spend the whole of our lives in our physical bodies. As a lover of anatomical art and vintage science illustration, I was instantly enamored with <b>The Human Body: What It Is And How It Works</b> — a stunning …

NASA's doomed plan to wrap the planet in a ring of floating copper

In the 1950s, there were no communications satellites. Global broadcasting, for the most part, used undersea cables. This reliance on fragile cables concerned the US military. Worried that a Soviet attack could have forced the US to use unreliable long-range radio for communications, American …

Japan considers mile-long ice wall to stop radiation leaks

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, Japan has struggled to stem the flow of radioactive material from the site. As <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, a new idea would see pipes installed around the failed plant, through which coolant would be pushed from on-site refrigeration units. The pipes would …

Mouse heart uses human cells to beat again

A pig's tale: the porker that jumped ship in the first world war

When the British guns began to fire, the Germans knew the game was up. As SMS Dresden took on water, its crew jumped ship. One of the last to abandon the vessel was a colossal pig, launching herself into the water from the gunwale.<p>Three months earlier, the Dresden had been the only German cruiser …

New test could spot Alzheimer's disease a decade in advance

A new test that could allow doctors to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in patients up to a decade before symptoms appear is being developed by scientists.<p>Researchers have found levels of a form of DNA in the spinal fluid of patients is reduced in those who go on to develop Alzheimer’s Disease.<p>The …

Dementia

Kali Hardig, Arkansas Girl, Battling Rare Meningitis Form Linked To Brain-Eating Amoeba

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A kind of meningitis caused by a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri is incredibly rare, but it's almost always fatal.<p>So …