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Hundreds injured in Taiwan water park blast

Chameleon colours 'switched by crystals'

<b>Swiss researchers have discovered how chameleons accomplish their vivid colour changes: they rearrange the crystals inside specialised skin cells.</b><p>It was previously suggested that the reptiles' famous ability came from gathering or dispersing coloured pigments inside different cells.<p>But the new …

Crystals

The Colbert Report | Hulu

The Colbert Report is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try …

EA Is Being Sued By The NCAA For Putting Out, Er, NCAA Games

EA is the butt of jokes and hostility for many gamers, who promptly buy their products anyway. But we’ve finally found a fight where EA are actually in the right! Yes, we finally found somebody worse than EA: The NCAA.<p>As we told you previously, the NCAA games EA put out became a casualty of a …

Mayor: Goat's head at Wrigley 'speaks for itself'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that a goat's head dropped off at Wrigley Field is no laughing matter, but tell that to Cubs players.<p>"Come up with something original," scoffed Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, noting that the billy goat curse against the team "has only been around for 60 or 70 years. You …

The Mysterious Rock of Wonder

Scientists discover a new class of mini-supernova

Astronomers have found a new kind of miniature supernova so comparatively small that some only shine a hundredth as brightly as their more common cousins. The newly-discovered stellar explosion is called a Type Iax supernova, and while the team that made the discovery still isn’t exactly sure what …

Planck telescope: A map of all the 'stuff' in the cosmos

<b>Europe's Planck telescope, which last week showed us a picture of the oldest light streaming across the Universe, has another trick up its sleeve.</b><p>It has also mapped the distribution of all the matter in the cosmos.<p>This was done by analysing the subtle distortions in the ancient light introduced as …

Dark Matter