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Team detects very high chlorine levels in Alaska air

Researchers have documented unexpectedly high levels of molecular chlorine in the air above Barrow, Alaska.<p>“No one expected there to be this level of …

Global Warming

Why viruses and bacteria trigger different immune responses

Scientists have identified a key difference in the way our immune systems respond to viral and bacterial pathogens.<p>The study, published in the …

Immunotherapy

Zombies in Real Life: A Man’s Horrific Experience

In 1980, Clairvius Narcisse checked himself into a hospital in Deschapelle, Haiti, almost 20 years after his family had buried him in their village’s …

London skulls reveal gruesome evidence of Roman head hunters

Scores of skulls excavated in the heart of London have provided the first gruesome evidence of Roman head hunters operating in Britain, gathering up the heads of executed enemies or fallen gladiators from the nearby amphitheatre, and exposing them for years in open pits.<p>"It is not a pretty …

Moon photo, and a drawing of a lunar crater

Sometimes an astronomical drawing can capture what a photo cannot.<p>Jean-Baptiste Feldmann posted this photo and drawing on EarthSky Facebook on …

A day later, caffeine stimulates memory

Caffeine helps people remember fine distinctions between similar things at least up to 24 hours after it is consumed, new research shows.<p>“We’ve …

The Brain

Too much sitting linked to earlier death in older women

Older women who spend a lot of time sitting die earlier than their most active peers, new research shows.<p>A new study of about 93,000 postmenopausal …

Research

This Phone Is An NSA-Free, Secret-Storing Black Box

Meet the Blackphone, brought to you by the creator of encryption service PGP.<p>Ah. Another day, another NSA spying revelation. Here, at least, is a potential alternative for people who'd like to keep their gadgets and their privacy. Meet Blackphone, a sleek smartphone that encrypts …

How long to orbit Milky Way’s center?

One journey of our sun and planets around the center of our Milky Way galaxy is sometimes called a cosmic year. That’s approximately 225-250 million …

Beyond Sunsets, Beyond the Northern Lights, This Beauty is Out of This World

The Chandra observations of these low-mass stars were made of the region known as the "Wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), one of the Milky …

How Did Insects Evolve To Feast On Your Blood?

For the past several weeks, I’ve been wrapping up revisions on my bed bug book, which is due to my publisher at the end of this month. Going through the manuscript got me thinking not only about the origin of the bed bug, but of bloodsucking insects in general. When did that happen? And how exactly …

Scientists want to put sensors on bees to save them from extinction

The global bee population has suffered a lot over the past few years. The USDA reported that 31 percent of the commercial US bee colonies died or disappeared in 2012, and this will have dramatic impacts on our food supply. Now, a group of Australian scientists are trying a new approach to stop them …

Largest animal genome belongs to locust

Researchers have decoded the whole genome sequence of the migratory locust – the largest animal genome sequenced so far.<p>Researchers from several …

8 Seriously Creepy Things Kids Have Said About Their Imaginary Friends

A Reddit user asked people on the social media website to share stories of the creepiest things their kids have ever said. Blogger “Single Dad …

Patriots Secondary Matches Up Well with Broncos Receiving Corps

Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning is a nice narrative, but as you might already know, the two future Hall of Famers will never line up across from one another when the New England Patriots face the Denver Broncos for the AFC Championship on Sunday.<p>Among the more pertinent (and real) matchups will be the …

Welker says Brady and Manning are Picasso and Michelangelo

AP<p>Having caught passes from Peyton Manning in Denver this season, and from Tom Brady in New England for six years prior, Wes Welker is uniquely …

Obligatory Manning-Brady Post...But This One Is Cool, I Promise

The risk of injury aside, it's inevitable we'll see either Manning or Brady in this season's Super Bowl. These two great players will be linked for …

Yahoo Sports NFL

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Facebook Fandom Maps for NFL Conference Championship Games

With the NFL conference championship games coming up on Sunday, Facebook data editors have again created county-by-county maps showing which teams have the most likes.<p><b>New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos (High-Res version)</b><p><b>San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks (High-Res version)</b><p>Thanks again to …

John Elway: Playoffs aren't 'nearly as much fun' as an exec

The current Broncos VP of football operations said he finds himself itching to be on the field come playoff time.<p>It's been 15 years since John Elway played a down as the quarterback of the Denver Broncos, but he's still adjusting to not being on the field.<p>Now serving as the Broncos' executive vice …

Huawei’s ‘phablet’ takes off globally, doesn’t seem so crazy after all

China’s emergence as a global tech player is a continuing trend in consumer electronics, and the rise of China’s Huawei is a prime example.<p>The company wants to be a global brand in tech products and will continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market, Colin Giles, executive vice president at …

Scratch Wireless Opens Up Its Free WiFi-Only Wireless Service

T-Mobile may be trying to disrupt the traditional wireless model in the US with its Uncarrier initiative, but there’s another level of new mobile service providers that have taken things a step further. Scratch Wireless just opened up invitations to its free wireless over WiFi plan, joining …

Thailand Journal: Opium Wars

Most people may think of a perfume by Yves Saint Laurent when they hear the word "opium." They've never heard of the Opium Wars or the Treaty of Nanking which allowed the British to engage in the kind of free trade in China, aka Imperialism which addicted millions. The current king of Thailand has …

World’s Most Luxurious Private Island Retreats

Private islands have long been a stamp of the filthy rich—just ask Richard Branson or Shakira about their own island oases. Now, well-heeled …

10 reasons traveling the world for free is BS

“How to Travel Anywhere for Free”<p>“Fly Around the World for Almost Free”<p>“The Ultimate Travel Hacking Guide”<p>YOU GET the picture. People want to know …

World Wonders

21 portraits of children that force you to confront inequality

“As a child, that’s your little space within the house,” said James Mollison, a Kenyan-born, England-raised, Venice-based photographer whose 2011 …

Ivory Coast