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This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black …

Japan landslide emergency worsens

The death toll from huge landslides in western Japan could more than double, police have said, as the number of missing people rose to 52 in addition to the 39 confirmed dead.<p>Dozens of homes were destroyed when mountainsides collapsed on the outskirts of Hiroshima on Wednesday, with tonnes of mud, …

US missionary still regaining strength after Ebola, son says

A U.S. missionary who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia is better after being released from an Atlanta hospital but still regaining her strength, her son said on Friday.<p>Nancy Writebol, 59, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was discharged earlier this week from Emory University Hospital after …

Russia aid convoy on the move toward Luhansk

NATO officials said on Friday that Moscow has sent Russian-manned artillery units into Ukraine in recent days and was using them to shell Ukrainian forces as part of a "major escalation" of Russian involvement in the disputed region.<p>The allegations came as a Russian convoy carrying "humanitarian …

Syria death toll 'more than 191,000'

<b>More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict up to April, the UN human rights chief says.</b><p>Navi Pillay said the figure was "probably an underestimate" and criticised what she called "international paralysis" on the issue.<p>The figure is more than double the UN estimate given a year …

Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.<p>“They are an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in …