Johnathon Symes

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Mars Rock Mysteriously Shows Up In Images Snapped By Mars Opportunity Rover (PHOTOS)

Wait, how did <i>that</i> get there?<p>Researchers are puzzled by what some are calling a "mystery" rock on Mars. Recently spotted in photos taken by the Opportunity rover, the rock seemingly appeared out of thin air, since the object was missing in images captured nearly two weeks earlier.<p>NASA Mars …

Scientists Find Remains of Alfred The Great Or King Edward The Elder

Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the remains of Alfred the Great, the 9th-century monarch who laid the foundations for the English …

New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — The Rev. Charles Duplessis navigated the new landscape of the Lower 9th Ward, crossing from newly paved streets to those still muddy and rutted as riverbeds.<p>He drove past a gleaming duplex designed by Frank Gehry and the skeletons of vacant homes, past a community garden and overgrown …

New Orleans

Digging for their lives: Russia's volunteer body hunters

<b>Of the estimated 70 million people killed in World War Two, 26 million died on the Eastern front - and up to four million of them are still officially considered missing in action. But volunteers are now searching the former battlefields for the soldiers' remains, determined to give them a proper</b> …

History

BBC 'turned blind eye' to Savile sex offences on up to 1,000 boys and girls

Corporation will be subject of damning review by Dame Janet Smith in which she will say BBC chiefs knew about crimes, but took no action<p>Jimmy Savile abused up to 1,000 children on BBC premises, a new report will claim.<p>An inquiry led by Dame Janet Smith, a former court of appeal judge, is expected …

Margaret Thatcher

Can a gun protect India's women from rape and violence?

Named after the 23-year-old who was raped and killed in Delhi in 2012, the Nirbheek pistol has been designed for women. But it has drawn fierce criticism from women's groups and anti-gun campaigners<p>It weighs barely 500g, is slim enough to slip into a purse, features an attractive darkwood handle on …

Boston students take on the French consulate over its warning to avoid their neighborhood

Students at the Codman Academy Charter Public School in Boston were dismayed to learn that the French consulate warns tourists on its website to avoid walking at night in their Dorchester neighborhood.<p>The consulate says it's because of crime in the area.<p>Haley Malm, a French teacher at Codman, says …

South Texas: The New Hot Spot For Illegal Crossing

As the U.S. government has militarized the California and Arizona segment of the Southwest border over the last two decades, illegal crossers have moved to another area. South Texas has become the new border hot spot.<p>The Rio Grande Valley is also the closest route to Central America. Two-thirds of …

Associated Press News

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Astrophysics

Rosetta: Earth waits for comet-chaser signal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1045000/1045718_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518147216_b508ad9e6e935a41e614b38c5f89b7e3<p><b>Rosetta, Europe's decade-long quest to put a robotic lander on a comet, has reached a key milestone.</b><p>The probe, which has spent the past …

Space