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Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Universe

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

Paul Walker's Deadly Car Crash: What Happened?

Hours after the fiery car crash that killed Paul Walker, the 40-year-old star of the <i>Fast and Furious</i> movie franchise, and another man, details from …

Actor Paul Walker, Star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Films, Dies In Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker, 40, died in a car crash on Saturday afternoon in Southern California.<p>Paul Walker, the blond-haired, blue-eyed actor best known for …

People Pets

Forget the candy, parties and costumes – all we needed to see this Halloween is Bogart the maltipoo in this <i>uh</i>-mazing costume.<p>We can’t get enough of this photo Allyson Busby (@MadeWithLove88) submitted to our weekly Twitter contest of her rescue pup dressed as the decorative planter.<p>“I don’t think …

The Boston Red Sox Win the World Series: Relive the Victory with Christie Brinkley

The Boston Red Sox clinched their third World Series victory in a decade after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Wednesday at Boston’s Fenway …

Vitamin B2 Can Be Used To 3-D Print Medical Implants

The essential vitamin found in many foods could be used to create non-toxic scaffolds for custom medical implants.<p>Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, a vitamin commonly found in cottage cheese, green veggies and meat, could be used to 3-D print medical implants that are more compatible with the human body, …

Planet Mars in front of Leo

Looking for Mars? You’ll find it in the east before dawn, in front of the constellation Leo the Lion.<p>The planet Mars has an approximate two-year …

Element of the week: meitnerium

This element wasn't even named until roughly 200 trillion half-lives had passed after the birth and death of the original atom.<p>This week's element is meitnerium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Mt</b>, and the atomic number, <b>109</b>. This element is named in honour of physicist and mathematician Lise Meitner …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …

Grasshopper mice chew on deadly scorpions to kill pain - Futurity

The venom from bark scorpions can kill other animals, but it acts as a painkiller for grasshopper mice, say researchers at UT Austin and Michigan …

Metabolism gene mutations can cause childhood obesity, find scientists

KSR2 molecule determines how calories are burned, and study could help in developing treatments for obesity and diabetes<p>Scientists have discovered that defects in a single gene can cause a rare but severe form of obesity by disrupting the body's ability to burn calories.<p>The study is the first to …

Cells to Civilizations by Enrico Coen | book review

Is there a grand unifying theory that encompasses all life? For example, do genes share anything in common with modern human civilisations? Yes they do, if you believe British plant biologist Enrico Coen's argument that the diverse processes share something fundamental.<p>In his most recent book, …

The psychology of spiritualism: science and seances

The idea of summoning the spirits took thrilling hold of the Victorian imagination – and has its adherents now. But the psychology behind spiritualism is more intriguing<p>As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

What doctors definitely won't tell you

In case the magazine What Doctors Don't Tell You is shut down, a resource of various things doctors won't tell you has been created and placed here, freely accessible to all<p>Some months ago, we saw the launch of a print version of the alternative medicine magazine What Doctors Don't Tell You. This …