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What Lurks Beneath The Earth's Surface

Recently there has been an eruption of revelations from below the surface of the Earth: Major aquifers beneath Kenya and a vast volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean. In just the past six months, there have been reports of new oilfield discoveries in Canada, Colombia, Israel and other spots.<p>Inner Earth …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Cleveland Clinic

The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe?

What is rarer than a shooting star?<p>Rarer than a diamond?<p>Rarer than any metal, any mineral, so rare that if you scan the entire earth, all six million billion billion kilos or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds of our planet, you would find only one ounce of it?<p>What is so rare it has never …

Freaky Abs! The Monster Guide To A Shredded Six Pack

<i>Shredded six pack. Freaky abs</i>. Nearly everyone on the planet wants a flat stomach or ripped abs. At times this goal can seem impossible. But if you …

Ohio kidnap victims break silence to say 'thank you'

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight break their silence in a YouTube video.<p>The three young women held captive in a Cleveland home for almost a decade are thanking the public for its support in their first public statements since their rescue in May.<p>Smiling and appearing upbeat, Amanda …

Human evolution: the next stages

There have been a number of speculations lately concerning the eventual form humankind will take, particularly with regards to the role technology …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Why the war on drugs has been made redundant

The term "designer drug" became popular with the acid house and ecstasy boom in the 1990s, but it was never really accurate. The main ingredient in …

The Power of Introverts

Today we make room for a remarkably narrow range of personality styles. We're told that to be great is to be bold, to be happy is to be sociable. We see ourselves as a nation of extroverts -- which means that we've lost sight of who we really are. Depending on which study you consult, one-third to …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

The World Is Getting Warmer Faster Than Expected

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new report from the International Energy Agency says global temperatures will rise twice as fast …

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant …

Microsoft's Xbox One policy answers raise even more questions

Earlier this week, Microsoft finally clarified some of its policies regarding the Xbox One — specifically, privacy concerns surrounding the always-listening Kinect; whether the console is an always-on device; and the ability to play used games on it. The company had dodged questions about those …

This 'invisibility cloak' could conceal satellites — or hide your kids

Scientists have been slaving over the development of exotic materials that can serve as invisibility cloaks for small objects in specific wavelengths, but father-and-son researchers are showing off a type of invisibility that's done with simple sets of mirrors, lenses or tanks of water.<p>In a paper …

'God's Bathtub' Found in Australia: Scientists

Australian scientists say they have discovered “God’s bathtub”—a remote lake with clear waters that look to have the same chemical markup as around …

Did comet impacts jump-start life on Earth?

Icy comets that crashed into Earth millions of years ago could have produced life building organic compounds.<p>Early Earth was not very hospitable when …

Tiny, insect-eating animal becomes earliest known primate

A tiny, insect-eating animal with slender limbs, a long tail and weighing in at no more than 30 grams, has become the earliest known primate in the …

The 6 most underrated games for Android: May 2013

There are a lot of fun games on the Google Play Store, but it’s difficult to find a game that isn’t overshadowed by a game that has millions of downloads and high ratings. So just like last month, we’ve gone into the depths of the Google Play Store searching for some of the best underrated games, …

Eight bronze age boats surface at Fens creek in record find

A fleet of eight prehistoric boats, including one almost nine metres long, has been discovered in a Cambridgeshire quarry on the outskirts of …

Justice Department tries to force Google to hand over user data

A new lawsuit in Manhattan pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against Google offers a rare glimpse of how determined prosecutors are to defend a process that allows federal agents to gain warrantless access to user records, and how committed the Mountain View, Calif., company is to defending …

Surveillance

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Liquid Air – the future of motoring?

Liquid Air could be be a fuel for the future, says Andrew English.<p>Engineers call it disruptive technology, but Liquid Air is much more than that. Using cryogenic atmospheric air at minus 196 degrees Centrigrade as an energy store potentially inverts our idea of the piston engine and subverts the …

Natural Gas

UFO Spotted Over Vancouver (+Photo)

A photographer said he snapped a picture of a UFO flying over the North Shore Mountains in Vancouver, British Columbia.<p>The Vancouver Sun reported …

Paranormal

Approaching asteroid 1998 QE2 has its own moon

The 70-meter Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California picked up the moon for 1998 QE2 during the night of May 29-30.<p>Approaching asteroid …

How the turtle got its unique hard shell

<b>How the turtle shell evolved has puzzled scientists for years, but new research sheds light on how their hard shells were formed.</b><p>Scientists say the ancient fossil skeleton of an extinct South African reptile has helped bridge a 30 to 55-million-year gap.<p>This ancestor of the modern turtle,</i> …

How To Bulk Up Fast: Maximize The Muscle Building Process

This article is not for those of you who want the skinny, 160 pound six pack look. If that's your goal you might as well click away because you won't …