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Brain interface lets one monkey control the movements of another

Neuroscientists have taken us one step closer to an <i>Avatar</i>-like world after demonstrating a brain-to-spinal-cord interface that allowed a "master" …

New type of marsupial which mates frantically then dies has been discovered

A new variety of a species of “very hairy” marsupial that dies after “frenzied mating” has been discovered.<p>Scientists in Australia have found a new …

Zoology

Acne is the first bacteria found to have hopped from humans to plants

Humans aren't the only living things that play host to the bacteria that causes acne. A team of researchers believe that our ancestors passed the …

Asteroid 2000 EM26 'as big as three football fields' hurtles past Earth

An asteroid believed to be roughly the size of three football fields hurtled past the Earth on Monday, just over a year after one exploded over …

What are sinkholes, how do they form and why are we seeing so many?

The UK seems to be suffering from a plague of sinkholes. In the past month alone a 15ft hole has opened up on the M2, a 30ft crater swallowed a car …

Volcano Erupts In Indonesia's Java Island Forcing Regional Airports To Close Down; Thousands Could Evacuate Region

<b>Update as of 4:58 a.m. EST:</b> Local media reports have stated that 32 people are undergoing treatment at the PKU Muhammadiyah hospital in Bantul, …

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Volcano Spawns Terrifying Tornado-Like Twisters [GIFS]

This was caught on video after a pyroclastic flow from Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia that's recently started spewing again after more than 400 years of dormancy.<p>Sinabung erupted again in September 2013, and has been sporadically erupting since.<p>The most recent eruption in January was by far …

Zoo kills "surplus" giraffe in front of children, feeds it to lions

Did this giraffe really need to die? A Danish zoo shot and killed Marius, a healthy giraffe in their care, before feeding him to their lions... in …

Wrong-Way Collisions Kill Eleven in LA and Florida (Graphic Video)

Police say a drunk 21-year-old woman driving over 100 miles per hour the wrong way down a freeway collided head-on into another vehicle early Sunday …

Legends walk among us in this Magic the Gathering: Born of the Gods art

Magic: The Gathering

New evidence shows ancient humans moved back to Africa

Portland Police Seek Flasher With Intestines Growing out of His Face

Authorities in Portland, Oregon, now have a sketch of the man they say has exposed himself to women and children on the streets for the past month. …

Portland, OR

The Electric Chair Could Soon Make a Comeback

For reasons unfathomable to mortal man, the United States is unable to secure a supply of drugs to use to lethally inject into its own citizens. …

Death Row

An explosion that shows why fluorine is "the tiger of chemistry"

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Weather

Slovenia Is Still Frozen Solid: 'This Is Crazy, Really Crazy'

Three days of blizzards and a freak ice storm have inflicted "the worst devastation in living memory" in the small Alpine country of Slovenia as life in half of the country is frozen in place.<p>Unexpected rain in the west rapidly turned to ice, entombing cars, trains, ATMS, and power lines in …

Slovenia

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

A Mystery Illness Is Causing Starfish to Rip Themselves Into Pieces

Tens of thousands of starfish in the Pacific are dying from a mysterious illness that causes their arms to walk away from them until they rip …

Climate Change Has Major Impact On Penguin Chicks’ Survival: Study

Climate change is killing penguin chicks both directly and indirectly in Argentina, a new study by researchers at the University of Washington has …

After the cyborg whale revolution, things were a little different

Cyborgs

A Woman Died After Her Scarf Got Tangled In an Escalator

A Montreal woman died today after her scarf got tangled up in an escalator at a Metro station.<p>The 48-year-old woman was riding down an escalator into …

Plan Calls For Syria's Chemical Arsenal To Be Destroyed At Sea

The world wants Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed. But so far, no country has offered to do the dirty work on its soil. Over the past week, an alternative has gained ground: Carry out the destruction at sea. The plan taking shape is complicated and untested, but it just might work.<p>Ever since Syria …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Canadian armed forces hit by spate of suicides

A sudden spate of suicides in the Canadian armed forces has raised urgent questions about care for Afghanistan veterans amid criticism of the government for failing to provide mental health support professionals for soldiers.<p>Four men have killed themselves in the past two weeks. The latest was …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Learn to shoot photos of meteors

Want to try to capture a meteor on film? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.<p>…

US Congress has close encounter over extraterrestrial life

The search for extraterrestrial life crosses every boundary. It has surpassed the limit of where humans can travel and tested the limits of what we can see. The quest must pass through time as well as space.<p>Also: Congress.<p>A House committee convened on Wednesday to take up an abiding mystery of the …

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …