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World’s first ciliary microrobots could change the way we take medicine

Science fiction is fast becoming reality, with scientists in South Korea developing an astonishingly fast-moving remote-controlled microrobot …

Immune System

Obama warns Putin on intervening in Syria's civil war

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama warned his Russian counterpart Tuesday against intervening in Syria's civil war, suggesting that Vladimir Putin is aware of the dangers his country faces by entering the bloody conflict.<p>"I think Mr. Putin understands that ... with Afghanistan fresh in the …

Who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

CNN's Becky Anderson profiles the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

United Nations warns of ISIS expansion in Libya

<b>(CNN) —</b> A report released on Tuesday by a United Nations monitoring group examining terrorist groups in Libya warns ISIS has built up a significant presence in Libya and could further expand the territory it controls through local alliances, but will likely face a number of challenges and …

Is Putin more realistic on Syria than Obama?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama took advantage of the fact that both he and Vladimir Putin were in Paris for this week's multilateral climate talks to give the Russian President some strategic advice about Russia's military intervention in Syria. The advice is particularly timely since Turkey, …

Bones of child found amid pigs in Kansas, coroner says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A coroner in Kansas said Tuesday that a child's bones were found among the pigs on the property of a Kansas City man suspected of killing his 7-year-old son.<p>Wyandotte County Coroner Dr. Alan Hancock said his office has not determined whether the bones are those of the son of Michael A. …

Study: Unprecedented support for ISIS in the U.S.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Support for ISIS in America has reached an unprecedented level with several thousand U.S.-based sympathizers and more terrorism-related arrests in 2015 than any year since 9/11, according to a report by George Washington University's Program on Extremism.<p>The report noted that the …

Mass shooting at Inland Regional Center: What we know

<b>(CNN) —</b> So far, nobody knows why a man and woman opened fire with automatic weapons at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California. Fourteen people died, and 21 people were wounded.<p>We know there were two shooters: A U.S. citizen named Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, who was an inspector with the county …

Worst in 100 years: Non-stop torrential rains ravage southern India (PHOTOS,VIDEO)

Thousands of people have been evacuated and a rescue operation is under way in Southern India, which has been severely flooded after several days of …

‘Simply don't know where they are’: 14,000 illegal migrants vanish, Swedish police say

About 14,000 illegal migrants, who were awaiting deportation, simply disappeared off the radar, Swedish police told local media, adding they “don’t …

Russian military reveals new details of ISIS funding

The Russian Defense Ministry is giving a major media briefing to outline measures to combat international terrorism. The military operation in Syria …

Map, images from Russian military show main routes of ISIS oil smuggling to Turkey

Russia’s Defense Ministry published images and a map it says reveal a chain of oil smuggling to Turkey from Islamic State – from extraction to …

Who was Stephen Hawking?

When we think of major figures in the history of science, many names come to mind. Einstein, Newton, Kepler, Galileo – all great theorists and …

Physics

Turkey and Russia in war of words over downed jet

Turkey, Russia and their respective allies have entered a war of words about the downing of a Russian warplane near the Turkey-Syria border - raising tensions in a region struggling to cope with the ongoing Syrian conflict.<p>The Russian Sukhoi Su-24 warplane was shot down for violating Turkish …

What does the U.S. do about ISIS?

<i>The Situation Room Special Report: "ISIS: What Should the U.S. Do Now?" was hosted by Wolf Blitzer joined by America's top military and strategic minds to discuss how the U.S. can defeat the terror group.</i><p><b>New York (CNN) —</b> As ISIS expands its territory and continues to commit bloody atrocities, CNN …

Obama condemns rioting Baltimore youth

US President Barack Obama has condemned a group of youth for their "counterproductive" riot in the city of Baltimore, but stressed the need for "soul searching" in the country.<p>Obama said on Tuesday that the Baltimore youth that started rioting hours after the funeral of a young black man who died …

NASA's New Horizons probe beams back its first color image of Pluto

<b>(CNN) —</b> After more than nine years of traveling through the solar system, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its first color image of Pluto.<p>The initial picture released on Tuesday shows a couple of orange-tinged blobs: Pluto and its largest moon, Charon.<p>But the probe will soon be beaming …

Mind-Bending View of a Solar Eclipse from the Stratosphere

The solar eclipse on Friday, March 20, 2015, photographed at 14,000 meters. Credit and copyright: Guillaume Cannat.What does a solar eclipse look …

Largest-ever meteorite crater found in Australian outback

Scientists say underground 'scars' in central Australia mark the largest meteorite crater ever found<p>Scientists have discovered two deep scars in the earth's crust in outback Australia that are believed to mark the remains of a <b>meteorite crater</b> with a 250-mile diameter – the largest ever found.<p>The …

5 Things You Must Know About Scott Kelly's Year in Space

As the astronaut ramps up for a year long stay on the International Space Station, here's why it matters<p>Scott Kelly, a decorated astronaut who's been with the agency since 1996, is heading to the International Space Station for a year-long stay. During that time, he'll become the American with the …

Space Science

The New York Skyscraper With Parks Built Right In

The mega-rich never need to visit Central Park again<p>This proposed 700-foot skyscraper to be built at 12 East 37th Street in New York would have built-in parks occupying whole floors of the tower. A fitness room, yoga studio, and cinema will also occupy common spaces in the building. The creators …

3D-Printed Bionic Ants Work as a Terrifying Team

The future of manufacturing is 3D-printed bugs that work toward a common goal<p>Ants are known for their selflessness, working collectively for the greater good of the colony in order to move giant crumbs up giant anthills. That's also the case for BionicANTs, Festo's new group of 3D-printed robotic …

Google Will Build Surgical Robots With Johnson & Johnson

The tech giant and the medical giant announced their partnership today<p>Google is teaming up with Johnson & Johnson "on advancing surgical robotics to benefit surgeons." The companies are together working on an "innovative robotic-assisted surgical platform capable of integrating advanced …

Surplus Military Gear Winds Up on eBay and Craigslist

It includes bomb-spotting goggles and other things the military really doesn't want in private hands<p>According to <i>The Intercept</i>, more and more sensitive defense equipment items are showing up on Craigslist, eBay, and online military surplus sites. Much of the haul amounts to thermal imaging …

Military

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

SXSW 2015: The Star Trek Tricorder Is Real And Will Diagnose You Soon

Easy, at-home diagnostic tools could cut down on doctor’s visits<p>The <i>Star Trek</i> franchise envisioned a universe rife with technologies both awe-inspiring and seemingly too advanced for us to use any time soon. Yet, as the show turns 50 years old next year, many of these futuristic concepts are rapidly …

Quietly, Regulus ushers in springtime

Regulus, brightest star in Leo the Lion, is now rising in the east after sunset. You might not notice it, but stargazers know that, when Regulus …

Huawei showcases Huawei Watch and wearables at MWC

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker, unveils its first smartwatch and two new wearable devices at MWC in Barcelona<p>Huawei has revealed its first smartwatch, the Huawei Watch, during Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.<p>The watch features an 1.4-inch circular display with scratch-proof sapphire …

Wearable Tech

Wealthiest 1% will soon own more than rest of us combined, Oxfam says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turns out, the rich really are getting richer. And they'll soon own more than the rest of us put together.<p>So says a new report, which estimates that the richest 1% will have as much wealth as the other 99% combined by next year.<p>"The richest 1% have seen their share of global wealth increase …

World Economic Forum