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Slavery reparations calls will not go away, David Cameron told

Black British activists have warned David Cameron that pressure to make reparations for slavery will no go away, after the prime minister faced calls to make amends for Britain’s historical role in the trade before his trip to Jamaica.<p>His arrival on the Caribbean island was overshadowed by letters …

United Kingdom

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

You're Not Highly Evolved

Here's where our bodies still mess up<p>As humans, it’s tempting to think of ourselves as the pinnacle of evolutionary progress. But evolution can only work with what’s available, resulting in a body that’s a bundle of compromises.<p>FEET<p>Our ankles and feet started out as flexible tree-climbing tools …

Evolution

During the First Lunar Landing, the Soviets Crashed Into the Moon

While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were concluding humanity's first Moonwalk, the Soviets made an oopsie: their Luna 15 probe crashed into the …

The meaning of exponential

Exponential increases, and decreases, pop up quite often in various contexts. The word is generally used as an impressive adjective to imply something happening really fast and getting faster. This isn’t always sensible. In fact exponential decreases start fast and get slower, hence the problem …

The Week in Spandex - Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman v Superman, DC TV, Hellboy 3, Spider-Man and more

<b>Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron,</b> …

Road to Mars: JPL scientists prepare for a supersonic test over Hawaii

If the wind blows the right way, sometime around sunset on Friday night, three tractor tugboats operated by P&R Water Taxi will pull up anchor in Honolulu and set off for the aquamarine waters west of Kauai.<p>On Saturday, assuming all goes well, these vessels will collect the sodden remains of a …

Space Science

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Man survives after lightning strike blows him out of boots

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A Georgia man is thankful to be alive after being blown out of his boots by lightning over the weekend.<p>Sean O'Connor was in his front yard Saturday during what he described as a sunny day. It started to sprinkle and as he reached for the rake, he says he heard a loud noise.<p>"I thought …