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Satellites reveal new views of Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island'

Earth performed the ultimate magic trick last week, making an island appear out of nowhere. The new island is a remarkable side effect of a deadly Sept. 24 earthquake in Pakistan that killed more than 500 people.<p>Satellite images snapped a few days after the earthquake-triggered island emerged …

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Health kick 'reverses cell ageing'

<b>Going on a health kick reverses ageing at the cellular level, researchers say.</b><p>The University of California team says it has found the first evidence a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation can have such an effect.<p>But experts say although the study in Lancet Oncology is intriguing, it is …

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A Scarier Bird Flu: CDC Chief Warns of Looming H7N9 Threat

An uncontainable virus, killer measles, and the plague top the list of the CDC’s worries. By Eliza Shapiro.<p>Be afraid. Be very afraid.<p>While the U.S. …

China says it will train astronauts from other nations, share expertise

BEIJING - China aims to train astronauts from other countries who will conduct missions with their Chinese counterparts, state news agency Xinhua cited a senior official as saying on Monday.<p>China will also share the technological achievements of its manned space program with other countries, …

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European researchers want to send snake robots to Mars

Can snake-like robots do a better job exploring Mars than the wheeled rovers humans have previously sent to the red planet? That's the working theory of researchers at the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), who believe that such a bot could help tackle the primary challenge …

A whale's life story is recorded in its ear wax

From a fetid, foot-long rod of earwax, extracted from the skull of a dead blue whale, scientists have unspooled an in-depth life story of one member of the largest mammals on earth. These waxy diaries could give marine biologists a new way to study the lives of a free-swimming species, and a window …

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McDonald's fight: good burgers of Tecoma take their case to Chicago

The David versus Goliath battle between residents from a small Australian town and the fast-food giant McDonald's has moved to Chicago.<p>A four-person delegation from Tecoma, Victoria, followed by a group of US reporters, will go to McDonald's global headquarters in Chicago on Wednesday (Thursday …

Historic Flooding Across Colorado

Over the past few days, a 4,500-square-mile area across Colorado's Front Range has been hit by devastating floods, leaving at least six dead, forcing thousands to evacuate, and destroying thousands of homes and farms. Record amounts of rainfall generated flash floods that tore up roads and lines of …

The Government Wants To Define Who Qualifies As A Journalist

Journalists and netizens have mixed feelings about a long-sought federal media shield law that is headed to a vote in the Senate. The Free Flow of Information Act of 2013 would protect designated journalists from revealing their sources against a subpoena. Dozens of established media outlets are …

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Pentagon adjusts plans for more intense attacks on Syria

U.S. war planners are preparing for three days of attacks on Syria, a longer bombardment than originally envisioned.<p>September 07, 2013|By David S. Cloud<p>Hundreds of demonstrators opposed to a U.S. military strike against Syria… (Olivier Douliery / Abaca…)<p>WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing for a …

French Oppose Syria Action By Two-Thirds Margin, Poll Finds

More than two-thirds of French people are against the country taking part in international military action in Syria, according to a newspaper poll published Saturday.<p>The survey for French daily Le Figaro showed the country's opposition to military action against the Damascus regime has increased …

Reid predicts Syria vote win

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted Friday that his chamber would ultimately vote in favor of authorizing military action in Syria.<p>“I think we are going to have 60 votes,” Reid told reporters. “It’s a work in progress.”<p>“We have another important briefing today. Members have been …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

Here Come the Biggest Walmart Protests Since Black Friday

Elon Musk Will Prove His Tesla Can Take Long Trips If He Has to Do it Himself

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With some consumers and one particular <i>New York Times</i> writer still unwilling to spend more than …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …

Does Apple Have Any Surprises Left For Next Week's iPhone Reveal?

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised the company was going to “double down on secrecy” about what it was working on. Presumably the idea was to keep competitors guessing, but also to surprise and delight the faithful at new product reveals. Based on what we already know about the upcoming iPhone …

Leaked iPhone 5S home button images further suggest a fingerprint scanner

Rumors of a fingerprint sensor in the next iPhone(s aapl) are nothing new. In fact, Apple has been expected to implement a fingerprint sensor in the …

Tesla’s Zero-to-$20 Billion Speed Has Even Musk Shaking His Head

Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital<p>August has been a month of milestones for electric-car maker Tesla Motors. Last week, its Model S sedan was rated …

With San Francisco On Board, U.S. Bike Sharing Doubles

San Francisco, long a place where some residents could get along without a car, joined the nation’s bike sharing craze on Thursday. Mayor Edwin Lee and other regional officials kicked off Bay Area Bike Share, an ambitious, area wide system that stretches down to San Jose.<p>With the addition of Bay …

Leaked US spy budget reveals 'critical' intelligence gaps

America's global spy network is made up of more than 100,000 staff and has tens of billions of dollar in funding but still suffers "critical" gaps in its intelligence gathering abilities, according to leaked documents.<p>Details of the US intelligence community's secret $52.6 billion (£34 billion) …

Military drone drafted to tackle massive Yosemite wildfire; smoke cancels football games

An unmanned military Predator drone, similar to those that have seen action in Afghanistan, has been called in to battle against a raging California wildfire that has scorched an area almost as large as New York City.<p>The enormous Rim Fire, which has charred 200,000 acres in 13 days, has unleashed a …

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The Average American Worker Has Made No Progress In The Past Decade

The mass layoffs and sky-high unemployment levels of the Great Recession have mostly receded. What's left is a bigger issue: the fact that wages basically haven't moved in a decade for the majority of American workers.<p>A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, highlighted by economist Jared …