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Jack Longino, 'The Astonishing Ant Man,' Finds 33 New Species

While many of us spend our working days staring into an electronic box or dozing at meetings, there are some who prefer to crawl through tropical rain forests. People like "the astonishing ant man."<p>That's what his students call Jack Longino. Longino started out collecting stamps in his childhood, …

George Zimmerman stopped by Texas police for speeding

George Zimmerman, found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, was pulled over by a Texas police officer on suspicion of speeding Sunday, according to a police report and video.<p>Zimmerman told the officer that he had a weapon in his glove compartment, Brian Brooks, city manager of …

New Zealand islands to be formally named – in English and Maori

New Zealand's Geographic Board has recommended that the two islands be formally named for the first time – both in English and Maori.<p><b>New Zealand's</b> two main islands have never been formally named due to a clerical oversight lasting 200 years, despite being universally known as the North and South …

O.J. Simpson paroled on some charges, but will remain in Nevada prison

O.J. Simpson has been granted parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.<p>But the order doesn't mean Simpson will be released any time soon.<p>The Nevada Board of Parole …

Second shark attack in four days forces Hawaii beach closure

The second shark attack in four days has forced the closure of two beaches on the Hawaii island of Maui, officials said Wednesday.<p>A woman was bitten as she enjoyed an early morning swim about 30 feet from the shore of the rocky point at Ulua Beach Park on Maui at around 8:30 a.m.<p>Clarence Yamamoto, …

Netflix Has Made It Easier Than Ever to Share Accounts

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Netflix has embraced the fact that something like 10 million people watch Netflix without paying for …

Man Charged in Hudson River Boat Crash That Left Bride, Best Man Missing

A man was charged today with vehicular manslaughter in a boat crash on the Hudson River in which a bride-to-be and the best man in her wedding party …

Stephen Hawking tells how doctors offered to turn off life support in 1985

Prof Stephen Hawking has said he became so ill while writing A Brief History Of Time that doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, it …

Why Investors in China Love Detroit's Bankruptcy

The country's real-estate speculators are buying 30 cheap properties at a time, sight unseen.<p>Downtown Detroit has long been one of the nation's worst housing markets. Home values have plummeted. Vacancies abound. And foreclosure numbers are through the roof. Not that that's surprising; who'd want …

Gay Kentucky Couple Files Suit Against State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

In wake of the Defense of Marriage Act's (DOMA) demise exactly one month ago, a gay couple in Kentucky has become the first to file a federal lawsuit against the state's ban on same-sex marriage.<p>According to WLKY:<p>The plaintiffs in the suit are Gregory Bourke and Michael Deleon who have been married …

'Fat shaming' actually increases risk of becoming or staying obese, new study says

Making overweight or obese people feel bad about their bodies doesn’t do anything to motivate them to lose weight – actually, a new study finds it does just the opposite.<p>People who felt discriminated against because of their weight were more likely to either become or stay obese, finds a new report …

Holistic Medicine

Baby Zonkey Born at Animal Reserve in Italy

A baby zonkey, named Ippo, was born earlier this month at an animal reserve in Italy. Ippo's parents are a male zebra and a female Amiata donkey, an …

Do your hair and fingernails grow after death?

The gruesome sight features in literature and horror films, but is it true? To find out, we need to look into the world of organ transplants.<p>Your hearts stops, your blood goes cold and your limbs stiffen. Yet amidst the signs that you are no more, your fingernails continue to lengthen and your hair …

Medical School

Africa’s ‘Avon Ladies’ saving lives door-to-door

The Avon Company approach to sales – going door-to-door – created an enduring American brand. Now the technique is being used in Africa – but instead of perfume, it’s selling life-saving equipment.<p>In 1886, David H McConnell chose a cheerful 50 year old woman – Mrs Persis Foster Eames Albee – as the …

Customers
Electronics
Archaeology

The mind-bending mysteries of multiple universes

There’s a vast amount of fun to be had with the possibilities that other universes exist, so how should we react to claims that some of these might be real?<p>Stand by for something fascinating about mitochondria. Or perhaps the strange properties of molybdenum? Or, better yet, why don’t we dive into …

Dark Matter
Immunotherapy

Data visualisation aims to change view of global health

By creating a new and innovative way to look at massive amounts of patient data worldwide, one man hopes he can change the way public health crises are managed, as Cynthia Graber reports.<p>Imagine you are a foreign aid worker trying to persuade a senior politician in a developing world country to …

Public Health
Autopsy

Are humans that different from animals?

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the “world’s weirdest languages”, preventing cancer and why it is good to be wrong.<p>Are humans just animals?<p>John Wilkins | Evolving Thoughts | 2 July 2013<p>Yes, and to argue otherwise is to underestimate other species. “Humans are special …

Science