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Firefighters fall hand-in-hand to their deaths battling 13th floor blaze in Shanghai, China

<b>Warning: Contains graphic video some viewers may find upsetting</b><p><b>China is mourning the loss of two young firefighters who fell hand-in-hand to their</b> …

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Bane Cat: Batman Villain Returns As A Vengeful Kitty Tormenting His Owner

In one of the most bizarre character revivals we’ve recently seen, Bloodblitz, the comedian behind the Rob’s Rants channel on Youtube, has created a …

Unforgettable Pictures By The Award-Winning Photographer Killed In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

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Alzheimer’s Tests on the Horizon?

Three new studies suggest it may become possible to diagnose Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.<p>Can Alzheimer's disease be predicted? And if it could, would you want to take the test?<p>Those questions are being sparked by three new studies, each of which presents a potential method for foretelling, …

New Study Raises Threat of Bankruptcies for Container-Shipping Industry

Ships’ captains no longer fear that they’ll sail over the edge of the earth. For container carriers today, the real-life brink is bankruptcy. And a growing number are in danger of approaching it.<p>According to a new study by AlixPartners, the container shipping industry as a whole stands closer to …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

The Microscopic Future of Surgical Robotics

Chances are, you aren’t, and never will be, an astronaut. So the recent revelation that NASA is funding the development of a somewhat gruesome-sounding surgical bot—a fist-size contraption that would enter a patient’s gas-engorged abdomen to staunch bleeding or remove a ruptured appendix—isn’t …

Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain

<b>(via Wikipedia)</b><p>Forget the dream that education, scientific evidence or reason can help people make good decisions<p>Marty Kaplan<p>September 17, 2013 12:43pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

The Black Keys Return With New Single ‘Fever’ – First Reaction

It’s been a slow and steady ascent to the top for Ohio duo The Black Keys since the release of debut ‘The Big Come Up’ twelve (twelve!) years ago. …

Marvel will team up every Spider-Man that ever existed in upcoming event

Marvel today announced that it plans on bringing all the versions of Spider-Man that ever existed together in a mega-event series that sounds almost too crazy to be true. <i>Spider-Verse</i>, penned by popular writer Dan Slott, will pit Peter Parkers from throughout history, all his allies that ever donned …

Cristiano Ronaldo courts adoration like prancing peacock - but genius cannot exist without a tincture of madness

With a jaw-dropping 171 goals for Real Madrid, from only 159 appearances, Cristiano Ronaldo is displaying his full kaleidoscope of colours practically at will<p>It was perhaps the greatest tribute to Mozart that his dearest friend in Vienna, Gottfried von Jacquin, wrote in his journal that “genius …

Soho House Butterscotch Delight with butterscotch sauce recipe

From "Eat, Drink, Nap", the new book by Soho House, the club's founder Nick Jones reveals the hotel's most delicious dessert<p><i>Makes six to eight</i><p><b>For the butterscotch sauce:</b><br>170g (6oz) caster sugar<br>3 tbsp powdered glucose<br>10g (½oz) unsalted butter<br>300ml (½ pint) double cream<p><b>For the butterscotch …

Titanfall's ode to 8-bit gaming is proof that robots make everything better

Need further evidence that robots improve just about everything? EA and Respawn are more than happy to provide it. They've launched <i>Titanfall Arcade</i>, a promotional gaming website that thrusts <i>Titanfall</i>'s namesake giant machines into classic 8-bit Atari titles. The only working game at present is an</i> …

Fighter Pilot Takes Truly Epic Selfie While Firing an Air-to-Air Missile in Training

We’re fully aware that the term ‘epic’ is overused to the point where it means almost nothing. But in this case, we can’t help ourselves… because if …

How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

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