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How Homo sapiens became world’s dominant species

No superhero’s origin story is more epic than our own: Some 200,000 years ago, the first modern humans arose in Africa and went on to take over the …

China's activity in South China Sea 'beyond anything previously seen'

Australia’s defence chief Dennis Richardson warns that China’s military buildup and reclamation program ‘dwarfs’ what other nations in the region have done<p>China’s rapid claim on contested islands in the South China Sea is beyond anything seen previously and raises legitimate questions about …

China

NASA Astronaut Captures Stunning Vine Videos Of City Lights And Lightning Strikes From Space

NASA astronaut Terry Virts has been wowing the web with breathtaking Vine videos captured from the International Space Station.<p>NASA's Facebook page for the ISS shared one of Virts’ stunning Vine clips on Sunday. The video shows the glittery lights of India from space. It has since gone viral.<p>Over …

Warning: Graphic. Why We Should Not Let Our Loved Ones (or Ourselves) Be “Processed” by a Funeral Home.

Here’s an alternative to the below:<p>Green Burials. Or cremation.<p>“Writing as someone whose church operates a green cemetery on its land in Wisconsin: …

Scientists in China edit human genome in embryos for the first time

New study confirms rumors in the scientific community, heralds new debate over the ethics of human genetic engineering<p>For the first time ever, scientists have reported editing the genetic code in human embryos. The work, carried out by researchers in China, sought to remove a gene responsible for a …

Baltimore protests: 5 questions demonstrators are asking

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protests are gaining steam in Baltimore after a man died from a devastating injury he allegedly suffered while in police custody.<p>Demonstrators have vowed they'll keep taking to the streets until they get justice. To start, protesters say they're looking for answers about what happened to …

Justice

Photographing the stars—the story of the Hubble telescope, told by its chief scientist

When it comes to iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, or glimpses of the accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy, the public can’t seem to get enough. The Hubble Space Telescope is undoubtedly one of the most popular science …

Telescopes

Former SS guard says he 'couldn't imagine' Jews surviving Auschwitz

A former Auschwitz guard being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder has testified that it was clear to him Jews were not expected to leave the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland alive.<p>"I couldn't imagine that" happening, former SS Sgt. Oskar Groening told the Lueneburg state court on Thursday …

Stellar Caves: Immersive Tunnels of UV-Illuminated Thread Drawings by Julien Salaud | Colossal

<p>Over the last year, French artist Julien Salaud has installed several new works as part of his “<i>Stellar Cave</i>” series involving elaborate thread …

Clone a Mammoth? Genetics Could Aid Species, But Not in a Sci-Fi Way

Scientists say we're on track to lose species at a mass-extinction pace, due to climate change and other rapid environmental shifts — so can we just clone them back into existence?<p>That's what some Russian and South Korean researchers are hoping to do: They're trying to recover genetic material from …

Extinction

Cook Rice Differently To Reduce Its Calories

Researchers say it can curb obesity in countries where rice is a staple<p>Rice, the base for cuisines all over the world, contains a lot of starch. That makes it delicious but also high in calories. While that may a boon for people who struggle to ingest enough calories each day, it’s becoming a …

Nutrition

Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

For decades, sharks have gotten a raw deal on the high seas, where fishermen have butchered them alive by the hundreds of millions and thrown their carcasses overboard, keeping only the prized fins to sell to Asian markets. This gruesome practice — called finning — has come under fire from …

Extinction

Reports journalists were banned from asking about West Papua condemned

Reports journalists were instructed not to ask questions about West Papua during a three-nation tour by the Indonesian foreign minister have been met with disappointment by media advocacy groups, who say Pacific nations should not assist Indonesian officials in avoiding accountability.<p>There have …

Asia

Nvidia Announces $199 4K Android TV Game Console

Talk about game-changing: Nvidia just announced the Shield, the world’s first 4K Android TV gaming console, at Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The device will be available this May for $199.<p>Along with the new entertainment system, the company also announced its Grid …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Mechanics

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Ebola outbreaks: Science versus fear mongering and quackery

“Ebola virus particles” by Thomas W. Geisbert, Boston University School of Medicine – PLoS Pathogens, November 2008 doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000225. …

Disease

Church workers fight fear, myths as Ebola worsens in Sierra Leone

Medical personnel spray disinfectant on the body of a person who died from the Ebola virus in this undated photo in Foya, Liberia. …

Fighting fear, denial and death on Ebola frontline

I AM working with medical staff in the West African country of Sierra Leone, where the people have never experienced an outbreak of Ebola on this …

Airborne Ebola Is Extremely Unlikely, Expert Says

On Friday morning, the <i>New York Times</i> published an op-ed from infectious disease expert Michael T. Osterholm of the University of Minnesota called …

Chilling Photos From the Front Lines of the Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has left much of the region quarantined and inaccessible, making the tragedy seem all the more distant. It's only …

What The U.S. Has Given To Fight Ebola, From Thermometers To Soap

Over the past month, the U.S. has begun to ramp up aid to Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. U.S. contributions could soon top $250 million dollars, according to the White House National Security Council.<p>You might wonder what kind of aid is being provided. So did we. Here's a sampling, drawn …

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

By Joseph Menn<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through …

Fear Is Driving Young Men Across the U.S. Border

Central American countries are losing a generation because of gangs.<p>The day of his first kidnapping, Wander’s life cleaved in two. Before it, he was a middle-class kid living in a humid, mountain-flanked Honduran city. Growing up, he had a live-in maid, attended private school, and enjoyed a modest …

Labor set to oppose school chaplaincy revival if religious links remain

Bill Shorten has signalled Labor will oppose the Abbott government’s efforts to revive the national school chaplaincy scheme if the Coalition insists on a condition the workers be affiliated with religious organisations.<p>The opposition leader said the attempt to “micromanage” schools was an example …

Mass graves of migrants found in Texas cemetery

The task was hard enough, even without complications: Forensic anthropologists were trying to identify the remains of migrants who perished in remote South Texas while trying to cross from Mexico into the U.S. Many of those remains ended up in a cemetery in Falfurrias, and when the volunteers made …