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35 people found in shipping container in Essex

'Homicide inquiry' launched as dozens of desperate stowaways, all from the Indian subcontinent, are taken to hospital after being found in a shipping container in Essex<p>One man has died and dozens have been taken to hospital after 35 people were discovered hiding inside a shipping container at …

Housing

Adorable Panda Babies And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Google Street View

New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery

An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars …

Google Protects Its Undersea Fiber Optic Cables... From Sharks

Maybe the animals were just mad about their low page-ranking<p>Shark bites are a real threat to undersea fiber-optic cables. No, really. Google actually goes so far as to wrap its wires in a Kevlar-like material to prevent damage from sharks, a company spokesperson recently disclosed. As you can see …

New York Times

Shark Pictures: A Toothy Grin, Baby Pictures, and a Prickly Snout

Take a peek at some familiar, and not-so-familiar, sharks-from great whites to sawsharks to Greenland sharks.

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

Sleep

New manufacturing process allows for solid state batteries that hold twice the charge as Li-ion

Lithium-ion batteries power most of our devices these days but come with a number if downfalls including safety issues. Now, it appears a new …

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Jupiter and Venus will align almost completely on Monday night

The closest conjunction of Venus and Jupiter since 2000 will be visible from even fairly low vantage points<p>Look up. A flurry of UFO "sightings" is expected early on Monday morning when a spectacular "double star" is created as the two brightest planets in the sky align almost completely.<p>In what is …

Hubble Revisits a Globular Cluster’s Age

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the globular cluster IC 4499.<p>Globular clusters are big balls of old stars that orbit around …

Universe

Manatees could lose their endangered species status

About 2,500 manatees have perished in Florida over the last four years, heightening tension between conservationists and property owners as federal officials prepare to decide whether to down-list the creature to threatened status.<p>Conservationists say the deaths are evidence of the vulnerability of …

1,024 Robots Self-Assemble Into Any Shape You Want

Hi, guys! There sure are a lot of you.<p>How does one charge 1,000 robots? It would be a pain to plug them all in individually. Luckily, there's an easier way with Kilobots. These little robots have round bodies about the diameter of a quarter, with a metal spring on top and three thin metal legs. To …

Robotics

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Cannabis

Magpies are not thieves, new study finds

Environment

True facts about anglerfish

To the female anglerfish, the human male is a very loud, annoying and unnecessarily complicated pair of gonads.<p>Caturday has arrived once again, so it's time to watch some animals doing stuff! Today's caturday animal is the anglerfish, an ancient taxonomic order of bony fishes that arose sometime …

Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …

Space station supply ship exits, now packing trash

858210<p>125913<p>514798<p>979<p>758446<p>27262941<p>Two new arrivals at the International Space Station went spacewalking Thursday less than a week after moving in, completing all their work despite a slightly shortened excursion.<p>NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold quickly installed new wireless antennas …

Space Science

New Xbox One Bundles Are Bad News For The Kinect

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a couple of new bundles for its Xbox One console. On its own, this isn’t particularly shocking news: console manufacturers have been bundling games with hardware for a while now, and while it’s exciting to have a white console paired with Sunset Overdrive and a …

P.T. is more than a teaser - it's a great game in its own right

"What's at stake?" someone once asked me when I explained my social anxiety about inadvertently saying the wrong thing to a stranger at a party.<p>"This …

Should Video Games Go On Your Resume?

That’s the question asked in a recent article over at WSJ, where they dive into the recent trend of many job applicants putting their experiences with video games on their resume, in an effort to show they have the leadership and teamwork skills necessary in order to hold a real life job.<p>The game …

Microsoft discussing Xbox Entertainment Studios sale with Warner Bros. - report

Microsoft is in talks to sell its Xbox Entertainment Studios division to Warner Bros., a new report suggests.<p>Preliminary discussions between the two …

Elite: Dangerous hid free Beta access USBs in Cologne | PC Invasion

If you happen to live in Cologne, there is a very small chance that you might be able to get access to the Elite: Dangerous Beta for free.

Han Solo concept art from Star Wars: Episode VII?

This morning we brought you a couple of images reportedly showing the new-look Stormtrooper designs for <b>Star Wars: Episode VII</b>, which made their way …

Rian Johnson talks Star Wars, praises practical effects for Star Wars: Episode VII

After all of the excitement of yesterday’s alleged concept art and plot rumours for <b>Star Wars: Epsidoe VII</b> [which you can see here, here and here – …

World Science Fiction Convention 2014 - in pictures

The 72nd World Science Fiction Convention is being held in London at the ExCel centre from 14-18 August – photographer Christian Sinibaldi visited on Friday 15

Latest Star Wars: Episode VII plot rumours are full of Sith, first look at new villain?

It’s been a busy day for <b>Star Wars</b> fans, what with our possible first look at the redesigned Imperial Stormtroopers and some alleged Han Solo concept …

Is Disney buying DC?

<i>Anghus Houvouras on the speculation that Disney could be interested in buying Time Warner, which would bring Marvel and DC Comics under the same</i> …

The Week in Spandex - Batman v Superman, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inhumans, Luke Cage, The Sinister Six, Powers and more

<i>Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Aquaman, Justice League:</i> …