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Did Amelia Earhart live as an island castaway? Old photos may tell

<i>By Rossella Lorenzi</i><p><i>Discovery News</i><p>An array of detailed aerial photos of the remote island where Amelia Earhart may have survived for a time as a castaway has resurfaced in a New Zealand museum archive, raising hopes for new photographic evidence about the fate of the legendary aviator.<p>Found by …

Airplanes

Today's Best Science Fiction Writers Imagine The Future

Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come<p><i>Hover over the bold words to see the real science behind the stories.</i><p><b>* * *</b><p>Scott Lynch<p><i>Volunteer firefighter Scott Lynch's next book, The Republic Of Thieves, will hit shelves in October.</i><p>Pickle-jar …

One star, three habitable planets

A team of astronomers has combined new observations with existing data to reveal a solar system packed full of planets.<p>The star Gliese 667C is …

Found! 3 super-Earth planets that could support alien life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.<p>An international team of scientists found three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least …

Astronomy

The Cure For Cancer Could Be Found In Space

Biologists find microgravity conditions are optimal for cancer research.<p>Cancer researchers looking for a breakthrough might want to relocate to the International Space Station. Biologists have found that microgravity research and other space-based experiments provide greater insight into abnormal …

Brain cells give insight into Down's syndrome

<b>Brain cells have been grown from skin cells of adults with Down's syndrome in research that could shed new light on the condition.</b><p>US scientists found a reduction in connections among the brain cells and possible faults in genes that protect the body from ageing.<p>The research in the Proceedings of …

The first GIFs? Prehistoric rock carvings become 'animated' under sunlight

Prehistoric human artwork is simple but breathtaking, as anyone who has seen some up close or in movies such as Werner Herzog's 2011 documentary <i>Cave of Forgotten Dreams</i> can attest. But now archaeologists say that there is more to it than meets the eye: a group of rock carvings in the Italian Alps …

2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid bulldozed for roadworks

A "vigorous" investigation has been launched after one of the largest Mayan pyramids in Belize was bulldozed for a road project.<p>The Ministry of Tourism and Culture expressed outrage at the demolition of the Nohmul complex in northern Belize to extract crushed rock for the road project. It said it …

Archaeology

US delays missile test to avoid exacerbating North Korea tensions

The US defence department has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test that had been planned for next week at an air force base in …

3D printer produces synthetic tissue capable of transmitting signals like nerves

Scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make a synthetic tissue that could have a variety of applications — including the ability to transmit long-distance electric signals much like nerves. The process, published in <i>Science</i> by an Oxford University team led by Hagan Bayley, prints a network …

Joseph Kony Gets a Break as U.S. and African Forces Stop Their Search

The infamous African warlord and his Lord’s Resistance Army may be free to terrorize more innocent people. William Lloyd George on how a coup has …

China steps up bird flu precautions

<b>China is stepping up its efforts to contain the spread of a new strain of bird flu which has killed six people in the country.</b><p>The authorities in Shanghai, where four deaths were recorded, have closed three poultry markets and banned the import of all live birds into the city.<p>China has now …

Holmes' doctor warned police before Colo. theater attack

Records show Colorado university psychiatrist warned police a month before July mass shooting that suspect had homicidal thoughts and was a public danger.<p>A University of Colorado psychiatrist told campus police a month before the Aurora movie theater attack that James Holmes had homicidal thoughts …

Is China getting uneasy with North Korea?

As rantings from North Korea become ever more belligerent and bizarre, there are signs that China, its only outside friend in the world, is beginning to distance itself, too.<p>Normally reluctant to voice any sign of despair whenever tensions deepen on the Korean Peninsula, the Chinese are now talking …

James Holmes' Psychiatrist Definitely Told Authorities He Was Dangerous

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to newly released court documents, James Holmes' psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, …

Psychiatrist warned of Holmes threats before shooting, documents show

A University of Colorado at Denver psychiatrist treating movie-theater massacre defendant James Holmes warned police of "homicidal statements" Holmes made one month before the Aurora, Colo., attack, according to a search warrant unsealed Thursday.<p>Dr. Lynn Fenton reported to University of Denver …

Don't panic over new bird flu outbreak, CDC cautions

A deadly outbreak of a new kind of bird flu has now sickened 16 people in China and killed six, but U.S. health officials on Friday cautioned that there’s no cause for widespread alarm.<p>The new influenza A H7N9 virus has not been seen before in humans, but it doesn’t appear to be transmitted easily …

In Aurora Shooting Case, a Public Pushback Against the Death Penalty

Does justice demand sending James Holmes to death row, as the prosecutor insists? Or would that money be better spent on schools, parks, and roads?<p>R.J. Sangosti/Reuters<p>To give you a sense of how far the public debate over capital punishment has moved toward rationality over the past few decades you …

North Korea threats: US to move missile defences to Guam

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967234_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681325_e93b9106c82b0db77487eaf5e1f87ce5<p><b>The US is sending a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes.</b><p>The Pentagon said the shield would be ready …

N. Korea approves 'merciless' attack on U.S.

It is the latest escalation of tensions between the Koreas and the U.S.<p>Hours after North Korea said that it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, South Korea's defense minister said North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast.<p>…

North Korea moves missile with 'considerable range' to coast, says Seoul

South Korea's defence minister has confirmed that Pyongyang has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, but said there were no …