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Fond farewell awaits American Pharoah after Breeders' Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — In a few days, there will be a vacant stall in Bob Baffert's barn and an empty space in the hearts of the trainer and the owner …

Horse Racing

Runaway U.S. military blimp wreaks havoc in Pennsylvania | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A high-tech U.S. military blimp designed to detect a missile attack came loose on Wednesday and wreaked havoc as it floated from Maryland into Pennsylvania, dragging more than a mile of cable and knocking out power to thousands.<p>The U.S. military scrambled two armed F-16 …

Military

Flying through an icy plume to test a moon’s hospitality

Hackaball: A Toy for 21st Century Launched on Kickstarter

Creators Made by Many give us an insight on an epic 2-year design process<p>We've had an eye on the "Hackaball" project by London based agency Made by …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Mindfulness

What Happens When You Strap a Camera to a Sea Turtle's Shell

Using a camera strapped to the creature, scientists reveal for the first time the intricacies of how the sea giant hunts.<p>Submerged in murky seawater, a grey leatherback turtle homes in on its spineless prey, a pink jellyfish drifting through the dark green abyss. The giant turtle glides toward the …

A Mosul Preview: Iraq Government Launches Attack on Tikrit

A force of 30,000 Sunni and Shi‘ite fighters, both soldiers and militia, launched a large-scale offensive Monday to push the Islamic State of Iraq …

ISIS releases Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

Islamic State (ISIS)

New Mind-Boggling Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

Swedish-born photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is an undisputed master at photo manipulation, as can be seen from his mind-boggling depictions of everyday scenes with major twists. Part surreal wonders, part mind-boggling optical illusions, the Berlin-based artist's images depict impossible …

Photo Manipulation

Developing: 9 dead in apparent shooting rampage in Missouri

Missouri law enforcement officials on Friday identified Joseph Aldridge as the suspected gunman in an overnight shooting rampage that left eight people dead in a rural part of the state.<p>The shootings took place at five separate homes in Tyrone, Mo., about 165 miles south of St. Louis. Many of the …

Counseling

Bangladeshis protest after atheist writer Avijit Roy hacked to death

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Dhaka in protest at the murder of a prominent secular American blogger of Bangladeshi origin who was hacked to death with machetes after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.<p>Avijit Roy and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were attacked on a crowded …

Extremism

What color is this dress: Gold and white or blue and black?

The world has suddenly been divided into two groups: the Blue and Blacks and the Gold and Whites.<p>The BBs and the GWs are screaming at each other in …

Llamas

An Anti-ISIS Summit in Mecca

Some Muslim leaders don't view the Islamic State quite like Obama does.<p>President Obama isn’t alone in grappling with how best to counter ISIS and its brand of Islamic extremism—and convening summits for just that purpose. Earlier this week, the Muslim World League, a Saudi-backed alliance of …

Al-Qaida planning kamikaze attacks on ships in Mediterranean, cables claim

Al-Qaida has developed a seaborne unit to attack targets around the Mediterranean, according to a confidential report from Russian intelligence, one of a cache of secret documents from spy agencies around the world tracking jihadi terrorist groups.<p>According to the Russians, North African al-Qaida …

Terrorism

Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

First World War explosive could reverse diabetes, says Yale University

Munitions workers exposed to the chemical DNP lost weight. Now Yale University scientists think it could be used to fight diabetes<p>A chemical which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War could cure diabetes, scientists at Yale University believe.<p>DNP …

Diabetes

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Islamic State releases a new video parading Peshmerga forces in cages

The video appears to show caged Kurdish fighters interviewed in the moments before their deaths<p><b>Islamic State</b> militants have released a new video which appears to show caged Kurdish fighters being interviewed.<p>With a microphone pushed through the bars of their cage, each man quietly repeats talking …

The Tempescope shows you tomorrow's weather by physically creating it

Another very cool item hidden within CEATEC, Japan's biggest tech show, was the Tempescope. The team behind it call it "an ambient physical display that visualizes the weather, inside your living room" -- it's an elaborate lit-up box that shows you tomorrow's weather in a very classy, oddly …

Google Straps A Street View Camera On A Camel's Hump To Capture Liwa Desert

Google’s Street View Trekker cameras just got a bit of a lift.<p>Since 2012, Google has been letting users explore landmarks like the Grand Canyon 0r the Taj Mahal that are only accessible by foot via the Trekker, a backpack with a green soccer-ball-like camera at the top that captures panoramic …

You can travel the stars with this 3D printed telescope and a Lumia 1020 phone

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>Just the other day we experienced a lunar eclipse and I was thinking of dragging out the old telescope to try …

The Week In Drones: Hawk Attacks, Drone Races, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Hawk Attacks Drone</b><p>A cambridge man flying his quadcopter got an aerial surprise when a hawk attacked his drone midair. The video is …

Drones

Report: Apple’s wearable device will come in multiple designs, screen sizes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Todd Hamilton<p>The Apple(s appl) rumor mill has returned to peak form ahead of the expected release of a wearable device …