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Massive mushrooms and zombie fungi

Giant woven willow sculptures of some of the UK's edible mushroom varieties have sprung up on the lawns at Kew Gardens in west London. Kew's experts look after the largest collection of dried fungi in the world - which also includes more sinister, inedible varieties.<p>Kew's fungarium is opening to …

Fire at Japanese hospital kills 10 people

Eight patients and two hospital workers die in blaze in southern Japanese prefecture of Fukuoka<p>A fire broke out at a Japanese hospital early Friday, killing 10 people, the police said.<p>"We have confirmed the deaths of 10 people – eight in-patients and two hospital workers," said a local police …

67 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas

Since way back in 2007, we've been rounding up our favorite Halloween costumes each year. If you're looking for a costume idea, here are some of the …

Grant Morrison: why I'm resurrecting Wonder Woman

Glasgow, the late 1970s. A woman is busy cranking out copies of her teenage son's latest creative work on an old copier, blissfully unaware that they will one day be collector's items. The boy is called Grant Morrison and a faded copy of this old fanzine, called The White Tree, recently sold on …

Bradley Manning: ‘I Will Recover From This…This Is Just a Stage in My Life’

Bradley Manning has vowed to stay positive, his defense lawyers tells Alexa O’Brien in an exclusive interview.<p>FORT MEADE, MARYLAND—Just after …

Early step in sleeping sickness cure

<b>Scientists have taken a tentative step towards creating a cure for the most common form of sleeping sickness.</b><p>The gambiense strain of the trypanosoma parasite is resistant to proteins the immune system produces to fight the infection.<p>Belgian researchers have developed a mutant version of the …

An Apparent Chemical Attack Strikes Damascus Just After UN Inspectors Arrive

Chemical weapons allegedly left hundreds of Syrians dying and writhing in pain, but the attack's timing seems odd.<p>A YouTube playlist compiled by British blogger and investigator Eliot Higgins was posted online early this morning, documenting the aftermath of an alleged chemical weapons attack in …

Taking a Listen to the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

Bose crams its noise-cancelling electronics into a small pair of earbuds. Can they match the sound quality of the company's fancy speakers and big headphones?<p><b>Price: $300</b><p>For more than a decade, a pair of big gray Bose headphones has signaled to the world that you're tuning it out. Now muting the …

Consumer Tech

Ford Thinks Russian Space Robots Could Help Make Your Car Safer

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 08.21.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:44 pm. 12:44 pm<p>Few things are more important than a …

Speed Tetris player breaks 20-second game barrier

A speed-Tetris player knocks out a mind-boggling 40 lines in just under 20 seconds. Check out the insane replay video.<p>A normal game of Tetris is a pressure-packed test of your dexterity, spatial sense, and ability to plan ahead. A "line race" game of Tetris ratchets up the tension, requiring the …

Get 4K video from your phone’s USB port with the new MHL 3.0 spec

Updated standard does Slimport and Miracast one better.<p>The Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) standard already lets you connect certain phones, …

No One Wants To Be A Drone Pilot, U.S. Air Force Discovers

The Air Force's drone program is too unmanned for its own good.<p>While the vast majority of U.S. Air Force pilots still control their aircraft from inside the cockpit, about 8.5 percent are drone pilots who operate their vehicles remotely. That percentage is expected to grow, but there's a problem: …