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Large Hadron Collider may have detected a new particle

The rejuvenated Large Hadron Collider might have achieved another breakthrough... provided everything lines up, that is. Two teams of CERN scientists have detected an excess of gamma ray pairs that they suspect might represent the radioactive decay of a previously unknown particle. The data is far …

Nausea and recycled fluids: life on the International Space Station

Now he’s safely aboard his new home, what will life be like for Tim Peake over the next six months as he orbits the Earth?<p>Every 45 minutes Major Tim Peake will see a sunrise, or a sunset, regular as clockwork. At 17,500 miles an hour, he will orbit the earth 16 times a day. His new home is at one …

WSJ: Samsung's Galaxy S7 will have a pressure-sensitive display

Nine months is a long time in the smartphone industry, so it should come as no surprise that Samsung is already preparing to launch the next iteration of its flagship smartphone. While the Korean smartphone maker may still be a few months away from showing us what's new, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> has …

What's The Most Expensive Material In The World?

Forget diamond, gold and plutonium, because scientists at Oxford University have created a material with a price tag that dwarfs all of the finest …

Coldplay is 'Full of Dreams' on wistful new album

"Conscious uncoupling" doesn't always spell trouble.<p>After Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and now-ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced their split in March 2014, the British band released its sullen <i>Ghost Stories</i> just two months later: a sparse, muted breakup album which they didn't support on tour and …

Music

Syrian Rebel Groups Fear Paris Attacks Will Take the Heat Off Assad

Takashi Aoyama—Getty Images<p>Abir Sultan—EPA<p>Jack Taylor—EPA<p>Leo Correa—AP<p>Jack Taylor—EPA<p>Vladimir Simicek—AFP/Getty Images<p>Gary Wiepert—AP<p>Jewel …

What Happens If the Curiosity Rover Finds Life on Mars?

A deep-dive on whether we can handle the implications of such a discovery<p>After NASA’s announcement in late September that Mars has flowing water, many wondered when the Curiosity rover would start live-tweeting pics of the recurring slope lineae where NASA believes this water seasonally …

5 ways Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor will empower your next phone

Qualcomm is the unsung ruler of the mobile industry. Its processors power the vast majority of Android devices, including smartphone, tablets, and smartwatches. Now the San Diego company is back with the Snapdragon 820, the powerful processor that'll come to an Android phone near you in 2016. …

Leonardo DiCaprio just invested in a startup that claims it can 'grow' real diamonds in weeks — here's the science behind it

Or do they?<p>The Santa Clara-based startup Diamond Foundry claims it can grow diamonds in a lab that are as high-quality as natural gems, minus the exploitation of the mining industry.<p>Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, along with 10 billionaires, have already invested in the company, which says it can make …

Foundries

Car Disrupted: Hydrogen Hits The Road This Fall

One of four new ideas transforming your ride<p>Like jetpacks or robot butlers, hydrogen vehicles have historically been high on promise and low on delivery. Matt McClory, an engineer at Toyota, says he can change that. On a scalding day on the outskirts of Los Angeles, he leads me across an even more …

Energy

Do Men Have Hormonal Cycles?

Short answer: Ever heard of man-struation?<p>Men do go through hormonal cycles. That much is established. Their testosterone levels tend to peak first thing in the morning, perhaps in concert with circadian rhythms, and then diminish over the course of the day—though exercise can cause fleeting …

To Your Brain, A Runner’s High Looks A Lot Like Smoking Weed

Endorphins have nothing to do with it<p>Intense exercise may not feel good to those unaccustomed to it, but does have at least one great perk: a runner’s high, a feeling of relaxed euphoria, which sets in at the end of long bouts of activity. Scientists recently discovered that this happens because …

Neuroscience

3D-Printed Supercars Will Cut Costs And Emissions

One of four new ideas transforming your ride<p>In 2010, Kevin Czinger had a revelation. As the co-founder of a small electric-car company, Coda Automotive, he had been driven by the laudable goal of creating a cleaner vehicle, one that uses less fossil fuel and emits less carbon. But as production …

Kanye West Just Dropped Two New Songs

Though one is technically a reworking of an 808s & Heartbreak track.<p>With every interview he gives, Kanye West makes it a little less clear when his long-awaited album <i>SWISH</i> will come out. There's still no information about when (or if) that will actually happen. But on Monday, the 2020 presidential …

Samsung may move up Galaxy S7 launch to January, report says

Samsung is reportedly moving up the launch of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, to January in order to ramp up competition with Apple in the high-end phone market.<p>Samsung finalized the design for the Galaxy S7 by the end of September and is currently securing the components it will need …

Galaxy Note

The real reason germs spread in the winter

Flu season is a fact of life – but until recently, no one knew why. The answer hinges on the disgusting ways that germs pass between people.<p>It begins as surely as the leaves dropping off the trees. As the mercury drops and the sunlight fades, the sniffles set in. At best, it’s just a cold that …

Flu

Lockheed, U.S. Air Force reach agreement on C-130 multiyear deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp on Thursday said it had reached a verbal agreement with the U.S. Air Force on a five-year contract to build up to 83 C-130J Super Hercules transport planes for the Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps through 2020.<p>A U.S. Air Force (USAF) Lockheed …

Aviation

Obama's decision to delay withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, explained

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Once again, the United States is delaying the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan -- prolonging the United States' longest war.<p>President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. will keep its nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through most of 2016. And in 2017, …

'Dead' Indian man shocks doctors by waking up on autopsy table

Medical staff preparing to conduct post-mortem given fright as homeless man starts breathing, but he later dies in intensive care<p>An Indian man who shocked hospital staff when he woke up on an autopsy table just before a post-mortem was about to begin has died, authorities said on Wednesday.<p>On …

Here are the 11 craziest airline patents

Squeezed into a big metal tube, shoulder to shoulder with a stranger, flying isn't most people's cup of tea.<p>But airplane manufacturers are always trying to make things better and are constantly creating patents for potential new innovations.<p>Airbus for example, one of the biggest aerospace …

Beware of Celebrity Pastors and Mega-Churches, By Femi Aribisala

According to Jesus, many of the so-called churches today that are large and famous are actually spiritually dead.<p>In many churches today, pastors are …

Secular thinkers under attack in India as religious fundamentalism grows

At age 78, writer M.M. Kalburgi remained hard at work at his home in southern India. He was putting the final touches on a lengthy introduction to a volume of ancient Kannada-language verse, which was due to be translated into Mandarin, Japanese, French and Spanish.<p>But one morning late last month, …

Here's how the Russian Air Force moved 28 aircraft to Syria (almost) undetected

Satellite imagery released in the last couple of days has exposed the presence of 28 Russian aircraft at al-Assad airfield, near Latakia, in western Syria.<p>The photographs taken from space gave us the possibility to identify the combat planes as 4x Su-30SMs, 12x Su-25 s (based on their color scheme, …

Military

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Terrorism

Al Qaeda leader to ISIS: You're wrong, but we can work together

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a prolonged spell of silence, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has come alive with a series of audio messages. And they're raising a few eyebrows because -- in two separate messages -- al-Zawahiri has extended an olive branch to ISIS, even while describing ISIS leader Abu Bakr …

Boeing's new spaceship to bring humans into orbit is now called Starliner

Boeing's spacecraft designed to bring humans to and from space over the next two years officially has a name.<p>The private spaceflight company …

Christian politicians won’t say it, but the Bible is clear: let the refugees in, every last one | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

The moral imagination of the scriptures was determined by a battered refugee people. If politicians don’t like that, they shouldn’t claim the Christian mantle<p>Thousands more, says David Cameron now, grudgingly conceding to popular pressure. But why not all of them? Surely that’s the biblical answer …

How to Buy a Slave Girl From ISIS

Thousands of Yazidi women have been enslaved by ISIS. Does paying their captors for their freedom fund the terrorist organization?<p>ERBIL, Iraq — In a …

Isis’s destruction of Palmyra: ‘The heart has been ripped out of the city'

Photograph: Alamy<p>The Temple of Baal Shamin was one of the wonders of Palmyra.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/2/1441216330081/d9d919e9-b36d-4335-b23d-33454036ed70-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The Temple of Baal Shamin was one of the wonders of …