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Mars One mission starts sifting through 200,000 applicants

Between 24 and 40 people will take a one-way flight to the red planet in 2023 with the private Mars One mission<p><b>Mars colony</b><p><i>Mars One</i><p>Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it …

Testicle size may indicate men's childcare aptitude, suggests US study

Men's aptitude for childcare may be reflected in the size of their testes, according to a study by US scientists.<p>Researchers found that men with smaller testes were more likely to take charge of children's bath-time, visits to the doctor, night-time comforting, and other parenting jobs than others …

Men Accused Of Horrific Gang Rape In Mumbai Allegedly Assualted 10 Women In Six Months

They reportedly posed as cops to lure women into an abandoned mill where they raped them.<p>The five men accused of gang raping a 22-year-old photojournalist in an abandoned mill in Mumbai had allegedly targeted 10 other women in the same spot, according to police officials investigating the …

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

Up to 20,000 North Korean prison camp inmates have 'disappeared' says human rights group

Thousands of North Korean inmates of Camp No 22, one of Kim Jong-un's most brutal labour camps, have disappeared according to a human rights group.<p>There are fears that up to 20,000 may have been allowed to die of disease or starvation in the run-up to the closure of the camp at the end of last year.<p>…

Australia Just Had a Train Accident That's Being Blamed on ... Millipedes

Insane Traffic Jam in China Hits Day 9

Associated Press News

Inner ear disorders 'linked to hyperactivity '

<b>Inner-ear problems could be a cause of hyperactive behaviour, research suggests.</b><p>A study on mice, published in Science, said such problems caused changes in the brain that led to hyperactivity.<p>It could lead to the development of new targets for behaviour disorder treatments, the US team says.<p>A UK …

Was Your Chicken Nugget Made In China? It'll Soon Be Hard To Know

Here's a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite.<p>Just before the start of the long holiday weekend last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced that it was ending a ban on processed chicken imports from China. The kicker: These products can now be sold …

Ariel Castro interrogation tapes reveal close calls to capture: ‘I let my guard down’

Three days after convicted kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro hanged himself in his jail cell, NBC News has obtained police interrogation tapes that provide insight into how close he came to being caught — including a phone call he made to one of the victims' mothers — and personal letters in which …

Crime

Remote control helicopter kills teenager in NYC park

<b>A New York teenager has been killed when the toy remote control helicopter he was flying struck him in the head.</b><p>Roman Pirozek Jr, 19, was pronounced dead at a park in New York City's Brooklyn borough where hobbyists often fly remote control aircraft.<p>Police said reports suggested Pirozek was killed …

George Zimmerman's Wife Says He Is 'Selfish,' Feels 'Invincible'

George Zimmerman's wife says she doesn't know the man she's been married to for almost seven years and doesn't think she "ever really knew him at …

Chad malaria cases hit emergency levels

A tenfold spike in malaria infections in south-east Chad, with many of the severest cases in young children, has triggered an emergency operation by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).<p>The number of reported new cases rose from 1,228 in the first week of August to 14,021 by the end of the month at the …

Associated Press News

New Giant Volcano Below Sea Is Largest in the World

Tamu Massif in the northwest Pacific challenges traditional views of ocean science.<p><b>A volcano the size of New Mexico or the British Isles has been identified under the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Japan, making it the biggest volcano on Earth and one of the biggest in</b> …

Scientific American declares it’s against GMO labeling

The magazine’s editors came out as pro-genetically modified foods<p>Adding to the growing contention that to be anti-GMO is to be anti-science, Scientific American is throwing its support behind the technology. In their most recent print issue, the editors of the long-running popular science magazine …

Mom of autistic daughter accused in murder-suicide try blogged her despair

BEULAH, Mich. — Kelli Stapleton, the Michigan woman accused of trying to kill herself and her severely autistic daughter, blogged that day about how desperate she was feeling.<p>"I have to admit that I'm suffering from a severe case of battle fatigue," Kelli Stapleton wrote Tuesday on her blog, The …

Colorado, CDC to probe whether synthetic marijuana is tied to deaths

Colorado and federal officials are investigating whether about 75 hospital cases, including three deaths, are connected to the use of synthetic marijuana.<p>In a news release, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said on Friday that it is teaming with local hospitals and the …

No resentencing for Montana rapist Stacey Rambold

<b>A judge in the US state of Montana who admitted he had been too lenient when sentencing a man for rape has been told he cannot modify the punishment.</b><p>There was an outcry after Judge Todd Baugh handed down a month in jail to a former teacher for raping a 14-year-old student, who later killed …

Two held for shooting of Brooklyn baby in pushchair

<b>Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a baby in a pushchair a week ago.</b><p>Daquan Breland, 23, and Daquan Wright, 19, were detained on Friday morning in the US state of Pennsylvania for the killing of Antiq Hennis.<p>Antiq, one, was shot in the face on 1 September as gunfire …

Female genital mutilation: 'Mothers need to say no'

"As a little girl I would go looking for the cutters and ask them when it was my turn," Faduma Ali says. "I thought it was exciting. I wish I had known then what I know now."<p>It's almost eight decades since Faduma underwent female genital mutilation (FGM), sometimes known as female circumcision, in …

41 Zimbabwe elephants poisoned in worst national case ever

Police arrest six men accused of tapping animal watering holes with cyanide for $120,000 worth of ivory<p>David Trifunov<p>September 7, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>Police in Zimbabwe arrested six men accused of using cyanide to poison elephants on Friday, according to …

Associated Press News

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …