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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

12 Movies and TV Shows That Commit Crimes Against Neuroscience

Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do

The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for <i>everything</i>. But that's all bigger-picture stuff. Some of the coolest things that the Xbox One does are in the details, many of …

Egypt court rejects Muslim Brotherhood ban appeal

<b>A court in Egypt has dismissed an appeal by the Muslim Brotherhood against a ban on all its "activities" and the seizure of its assets.</b><p>Lawyers had sought to halt the implementation of the 23 September ruling affecting the Islamist movement, its NGO, and any affiliated groups.<p>Brotherhood officials …

Muslim Brotherhood

Supreme Court Case Puts Public Prayer Back In The Spotlight

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case questioning the use of prayer at government meetings. But first, the marshal will ask "God" to "save the United States and this honorable court."<p>In 1983, the high court ruled that legislatures could begin their sessions with a prayer, as …

Who Would Take A One-Way Trip To Mars? This Woman.

Katrina Wolfe, a 24-year-old video game designer, wants to live and die on Mars.<p><i>Mars One, a Netherlands-based private spaceflight project, announced April 22 that it would begin accepting applications for a one-way mission to colonize Mars; three weeks later, 78,000 people had already signed up. We</i> …

Re-Awakenings

Anna Sumner’s craving for sleep began when she was an 18-year-old high school senior. She thought nothing of it.<p>When it followed her to college, she blamed it on stress. She was working so hard, she told herself, her body just needed the extra rest. But it was more than that. She would choose naps …

All the elements arranged by the country that discovered them

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

Crabs And Lobsters Probably Do Feel Pain, According To New Experiments

The jury's still out, but if there's a ghost of crustaceans past, it's definitely coming back to haunt us.<p>Whether or not crustaceans like crabs and lobsters can feel pain remains a hot-button issue. After all, humans regularly do things like boil them alive, a process that leaves some people …

Henrietta Lacks formally recognised as source of HeLa research cells

Descendants of woman whose cells were the first cultivated in a laboratory welcome National Institutes of Health announcement<p>For decades, scientists have used the cells of a woman who died young to conduct research that has prolonged innumerable lives. Now, for the first time, her contribution is …

Greg Jennings Claims Green Bay Packers 'Brainwash' Players

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings hasn't been shy about trashing the Green Bay Packers since making the jump from Lambeau Field to Mall of America Field this offseason, but his most recent accusation may be the most noteworthy of all.<p>According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, …

Lions believe they can lift bankrupt Detroit

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Nate Burleson can picture the tattoo in his mind. It was a globe on the man's shoulders with the words, "THE WEIGHT IS A GIFT."<p>Burleson can picture it because it symbolizes what he thinks the Lions can do this season for Detroit — the shrinking former center of the world's …

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ATLANTA -- Kentucky coach John Calipari is warning his players "don't drink that poison" by reading and watching...