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There's a Place in the Utah Desert Where People Pretend to Live on Mars

Outfitted in bright orange spacesuits and a full pack of oxygen, three astronauts push open the foot-thick door and step outside onto the rusty red …

World of Science in Pictures

Reddit Goes Bananas Over Little Boy's Curious Request

Sometimes, it only takes a piece of fruit and a hungry kid to create a new meme.<p>A curious and hungry young boy named Carter knocked on his neighbor's …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

5 Surprising Facts About Nikola Tesla

The brilliant inventor gets a new statue in Long Island.<p><b>A new statue of Nikola Tesla now graces New York's Long Island, the latest homage to the celebrated visionary. At the statue's unveiling last week, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told the dedication crowd at Tesla's former Wardenclyffe</b> …

Russia agrees to back U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria

September 26, 2013|By Paul Richter and Shashank Bengali<p>Secretary of State John F. Kerry attends a Friends of the Syrian People meeting… (Andrew Burton / Getty Images )<p>UNITED NATIONS -- Russia agreed Thursday to back a United Nations Security Council resolution that demands Syria relinquish its …

Associated Press News

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …

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Syrian chemical attack used sarin and was worst in 25 years, says UN

Chemical attack on rebel-held areas of Damascus involved rockets known to be in Syrian regime's arsenal, say experts<p>The UN has confirmed that the worst chemical weapons attack in 25 years took place in eastern Damascus last month, involving specially designed rockets that spread sarin nerve agent …

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Bill Nye To Join Dancing With The Stars

Wouldn't you want to take a spin around the dance floor with the Science Guy?<p>When I imagined Bill Nye dancing with the stars, I assumed he'd be in space. Alas, the Science Guy will be joining the cast of ABC's never-ending show for its upcoming 17th season. The man apparently loves a good swing …

Senate committee approves Syria attack resolution

Committee voted 10-7, with both Democrats and Republicans voting for and against resolution.<p>WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to authorize President Obama to use limited force against Syria Wednesday, after adopting amendments from Sen. John McCain designed to urge Obama to …

Vladimir Putin says Russia could back Syria intervention if UN approves

Russia would not rule out punitive strikes on Syria if it can be proven that government forces used chemical weapons, President Vladimir Putin has said.<p>Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with Russia’s Channel 1 and the Associated Press, Mr Putin reiterated warnings against the West taking one …

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

8 Of The Best Students In The Animal World

As you head off to school, take a note from some of these brilliant learners, from all corners of the animal kingdom.

The new equation for estimating alien life across the universe

How many other inhabited planets are there? It's a question that fascinates scientists and lay people alike. A new equation may help weigh up the possibility<p>Many of us have glanced upwards at the stars and wondered whether there is other life out there somewhere. Few, however, have then tried to …

The Craziest Cab Laws You've Never Heard Of

You can barf in a cab, but it might cost you more than just the dry cleaning fee for your pants.<p>Taxi drivers in Key West have drafted an ordinance that would allow them to charge a $50 fine to anyone who vomits in their vehicle. Chicago, Austin and possibly St. Louis are in on it too.<p>Pretty smart, …