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Nigerian man rescued from sunken boat after three days trapped at bottom of Atlantic – video

Harrison Odjegba Okene, a Nigerian cook, is found by divers after surviving for three days in an air pocket on a sunken tugboat at the bottom of the Atlantic. Divers from the Dutch company DCN Diving are looking for dead bodies when Okene grabs one of the divers' hands. The diver uses hot water to …

Stephen Hawking on black holes – video

Technology will eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, says astrophysicist<p>Published: 2 Dec 2014<p>Physicist considered 'so far gone' doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, professor tells Royal College of Surgeons<p>Published: 7 Jul 2014<p><b>Pete Etchells:</b> Professor Hawking's PR …

How Mars evolved over 5bn years - Nasa video animation

Spacecraft takes off from Cape Canaveral after decade of preparation briefly interrupted by the US govenment shutdown<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Maven, which will take 10 months to reach Mars, will study planet's upper atmosphere for reasons why it thinned and cooled<p>Published: 18 Nov 2013<p>Prototype rovers …

'No Woman, No Drive' Viral Video Evokes Bob Marley To Mock Saudi Government

And it's gone absolutely viral, garnering more than 3.5 million hits in just two days.<p>Describing himself as an artist and a social activist, he says in the video's intro: "I don't really listen to music, but while studying in the U.S., I heard this song by this Jamaican guy that caught my …

June guide to the bright planets

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – in June 2018.<p>Click the name of a planet to learn more about its …

Astronomy

Defector tells UN of human-rights abuses in N. Korea - Video on NBCNews.com

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How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …

For $50, This Company Will Send You Weird Stuff Hand-Selected By Bill Nye

Get a curated package from the Science Guy every three months.<p>Bill Nye, science educator and excellent dancer, is prepped and ready to send you a box of personally curated knick-knacks. Nye has joined Quarterly Co., a subscription-based mailing service where for a small fee, you can sign up to …

That horned sea monster? It's 'definitely a shark skeleton'

Horned sea monster? Dragon? A long, smelly carcass that washed up on the Spanish coast may never be conclusively identified — but experts say it sure looks like the remains of a thresher shark.<p>The latest in a string of "sea serpent" stories has sparked an online buzz in the past few days, thanks to …

Zoology

McCain: 'It's been a long time since I've been scared'

Fellow politicians shouldn’t try to scare Sen. John McCain with personal attacks — it won’t work, he says.<p>In an interview released Friday with ABC News/Yahoo, the Arizona Republican said members of Congress should not call those who disagree with them “scared,” and that it’s been a long time since …

Snowden Has Job Offers, Place To Live, Russian Lawyer Says

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who spent more than a month at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport before being granted a one-year asylum Thursday, has picked out a place to live in Russia, his attorney there says.<p>Snowden is wanted on charges of espionage by the United States for leaking classified documents …

Tunisian tensions escalate amid Arab spring's unravelling

On Wednesday – almost unreported in the midst of the crisis in Egypt – a bomb targeting a National Guard patrol exploded in the town of Mhamdia, a little south of the Tunisian capital Tunis, the latest act of violence in the country where the Arab spring began.<p>Tied to a tree next to the P3 highway, …

Garry Davis dies at 91; World Citizen No. 1 and advocate for peace

When a Cold War-era acquaintance of Garry Davis' complained that U.S. passport restrictions kept him from visiting Iron Curtain countries, Davis did just what you would expect of World Citizen No. 1.<p>He took a rubber stamp to the young man's passport and slapped it with an official-sounding …

Uruguay votes to create world's first national legal marijuana market

Uruguay's unprecedented plan to create a legal marijuana market has taken its critical first step in the lower house of Congress.<p>All 50 members of the ruling Broad Front coalition approved the proposal just before midnight on Wednesday in a party line vote, keeping a narrow majority of the 96 MPs …

Gunman kills six then shot dead by SWAT team in Florida hostage drama

A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the …

Scores Killed As Egypt Demonstrations Turn Deadly

<b>The top of this post was last updated at 9:45 p.m. ET:</b><p>About 80 people have been killed and hundreds injured in bloody clashes overnight in and around Cairo after protests escalated into violence, with supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi saying police shot at demonstrators.<p>NPR's Soraya …

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Taliban captures Afghan policemen

The Taliban has poisoned and captured at least 12 policemen as they broke their fast during the Muslim month of Ramadan in southern Afghanistan.<p>The attack occurred on Thursday in Zabul province, where the Taliban fighters are believed to have a strong presence despite numerous operations by …

Feds accuse five men of largest U.S. hacking scheme

Five men have been accused by the U.S. government of perpetrating the largest hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States.<p>Court documents revealed Thursday in federal court in New Jersey said the five men from Russia and Ukraine were able to hack into the computer systems at the Nasdaq, …

New Jersey

Senate debates Guantánamo in first hearing on closing prison since 2009

Deep divisions among members of a Senate panel over whether to close the US detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, underscore the uphill battle …

Honey bees in trouble? Blame farm chemicals, study says

Honey bees rented to out pollinate crops from apples to watermelons return to their hives with pollen containing an array of agricultural chemicals that make the insects more vulnerable to infection by a lethal parasite, according to a new study.<p>While other research has shown certain pesticides, …

Insects

German police to begin making 3D-printed guns to test effectiveness

The 3D-printed gun may find its most robust testing program in the German police force.<p>When asked by Germany's Left Party in parliament whether 3D-printed weapons were a legitimate concern, the Federal Criminal Police, known as the Bundeskriminalamt, or the BKA, said it had purchased a 3D printer …

Wales

'Secret' CIA museum features Osama bin Laden's AK-47

<i>Editor's note: A correction has been made to this story.</i><p>The “coolest museum you’ll never see” has a new piece de resistance – the gun found next to the body of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan when Navy SEALs killed him in a midnight raid.<p>The AK-47 is a recent addition to a collection that’s among the …

Ancient Mars Was Snowy, New Model Suggests

<b>Dreaming of a white</b> <b>Mars? You may be in luck. Networks of valleys branching across the surface of Mars may have been carved out by melting snow, according to a new study.</b><p>Researchers have been debating for years whether the water that once flowed on the red planet's surface formed by either water …

Five Mind-Blowing Charts on the War on Pot

Thanks to the citizens of Colorado and Washington, the tide is turning in the War on Pot. But the true toll of marijuana prohibition has been little …

Cannabis

SF jetliner crash kills 2, seriously injures 49

Scramble for answers after SFO jet crash kills 2, seriously injures 49<p>It happened with almost no warning.<p>One minute, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 was making a seemingly routine approach to San Francisco International Airport on a calm, clear Saturday morning after an 11-hour flight from Seoul. …