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Mount Sinabung erupts – in pictures

The Getty photographer Ulet Ifansasti has spent the last week in North Sumatra, Indonesia, documenting the effects on the land and population as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Clean Energy

Astronomers find that the accelerated jets propelled from a black hole contain charged metal atoms http://onforb.es/1cXQE0X

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …


Cover promises contextual lock screens and smarter task switching for Android

Lock screen replacements for Android aren't exactly new -- some even come as part of a larger overlay that customizes your home screen experience entirely. However, few lock screen replacements do as much as Cover, a new invite-only solution that launches today, promises to do. Not only is Cover …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Disney Research makes paper cool again by turning it into a generator (video)

Disney has a knack for making the mundane magical, whether it's transforming a pumpkin into a carriage or a few sheets of paper into a generator. The team from Disney Research accomplished the latter by constructing a simple mechanism with a few low-cost items, like Teflon, conductive adhesives, …

Astrophotographer Göran Strand sent in this spectacular photo of an auroral display over a small town in Sweden, taken Oct. 1, 2013. See more October, 2013, night sky photos: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/dzkq "Tonight I went out to capture the Milky Way. It started out as expected but suddenly a faint aurora turned up. While I was finishing up the photos on the Milky Way, the aurora grew stronger and I turned around to take some shots of it. Here's one panoramic shot showing the entire aurora like an eye with a small town in the center," wrote Strand in an email.

The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …


‘Pregnant’ boy, 2, gives birth to his own parasitic twin

<b>Doctors in China were left stunned after discovering a two-year-old boy was carrying an undeveloped foetus inside his stomach.</b><p>Xiao Feng had to …

Beware the false widow spider: small, deadly – and in the UK http://t.gu.com/pmmcR

Our most read today - brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture? Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes: http://gu.com/p/3j4dg/tw Don McPhee for the Guardian