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Segregation Now ...

Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.<p>Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered. But last …

Born To Swim?

Try this to trigger one of the cutest reflexes around. Just blow into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Parents have used this as a way to get their little ones to stop crying – but it’s also the path to swimming.<p>The response is what’s known …

Scuba Diving

Flying car: Can daily commute go from street to skies?

The idea of a flying car has been stuck on the drawing board for decades. But one company's three-wheel design could turn this fantasy into reality.<p>Imagine being able to avoid traffic jams on the way to work simply by flicking a switch – and flying high above the stationary traffic. Many intrepid …

Flying Car

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Boehner: Issa within 'rights' to shut down lawmaker

House Speaker John Boehner said Rep. Darrell Issa was justified in ending an acrimonious hearing on IRS targeting of conservative groups -- a meeting concluded when Issa cut the hearing room microphones with his harshest critic on the panel, Rep. Elijah Cummings, in mid sentence.<p>"From what I …

NASA Launches Rocket Into an Aurora

NASA launched a sounding rocket into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska on Monday. The rocket is part of the Ground-to-Rocket Electrodynamics Electron …

Attention Parents: Crayons Sold at Dollar Tree and Amazon May Contain Asbestos

Today the College Board announced major changes to the SAT, including a return to the 1600-point scoring system and the elimination of the penalty …

Crayons

Every Red Dwarf Star Has a Planet—And There Are 200 Billion Such Stars in the Galaxy

A new astrophysics study shows there's more planetary real estate in the Milky Way than we ever imagined.

Hubble Telescope sees asteroid mysteriously break in pieces

Asteroid P/2013 R3 has been caught in the act of breaking into pieces. This is the first time astronomers have seen an asteroid break up.<p>The Hubble …

Astronomy

Watch Live as an Asteroid Slices Between the Earth and Moon

<b>Update 3:30 p.m.</b> Slooh captured a time-lapse of the asteroid that has been produced as a negative for better viewing. You can see this animation …

7 Cities That Have Their Own Currencies

Will there ever be a unified global currency? Bitcoins—a digital monetary exchange medium that’s been steadily rising in popularity—looked poised to …

AgIC Is A DIY Kit For Turning A Home Inkjet Printer Into A Circuit-Board Maker

Another startup aiming to simplify the process of prototyping electronics by doing away with the need to wire up breadboards has taken to Kickstarter .<p>This latest one, called AgIC, combines the approaches of two we’ve previously covered — the Ex1 3D printer for PCBs and the Circuit Scribe …

Quantum computing explained: harnessing particle physics to work faster

Around the world teams of scientists are working on the next technological revolution: quantum computing. But what makes it so special? And why do we need it? We ask physicist Dr Ruth Oulton of the Bristol University to explain.<p><b>In a normal computer, information is stored as bits. How is it</b> …

Infinite pixels: 8-bit art lives on in the Game Frame

This tiny pixel-art display is infinitely hackable<p>Right now, there's an arms race to pack the most pixels into the tiniest amount of space. It's the tech equivalent of a pissing contest, with major companies trying to boast that their smartphone, tablet, or computer screen is the most indiscernible …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

A flyby of Venus, a dying galaxy and a birthday toast to Edgar Allan Poe – in pictures

In the week a millionaire promised a hair-raising roundtrip to Mars for a lucky couple, we let you swing by the planet Venus, glimpse the fate of the Milky Way and pay tribute to a master of the macabre on Mercury – all from the comfort of your own home Continue reading...

World's most powerful telescopes begin observation – video

An £870m observatory has begun operating in a Chilean desert. The Alma group of telescopes can delve deeper into space than ever before and study wavelengths invisible to the human eye. It is thought the observations could lead to the discovery of more planets and solar systems

Russia considers nuclear explosives to combat meteorites - video

Russia is considering proposals to establish nuclear explosives in space to combat meteorites. Scientists are assessing the possibility of such a preventative measure, after hundreds were injured in the Chelyabinsk region during a meteor shower last month. Oleg Shubin, director of the state nuclear …

White House Death Star petition is a no-go

The US government has rejected a petition urging it to build a "Death Star", claiming it was too expensive, conceptually flawed and did not fit in with the policy of not blowing up planets.<p>The online petition, created on 14 November 2012, urged the White House "to secure funding and resources, and …

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Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler.<p>The data has also been used by scientists to predict that the Milky Way could contain up to 17bn Earth-sized planets orbiting stars.<p>Several of the …

High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, on 11 July 2012 from White Sands missile range in New Mexico. Hi-C's image sequences show the twisting up or braiding of the magnetic field that …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

Scientist praises socialist philosopher under attack from senator Joseph McCarthy in letters written in 1954<p>Published: 1 Mar 2013<p><b>Stephen Curry:</b> Wonders of Life is the amazing story of the physics of living things, but underneath there is a harder and more complex tale to tell<p>Published: 18 Feb …

Nasa Curiosity rover tests suggest life may have existed on Mars

An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's Curiosity rover.<p>Rock dust drilled from sediments in the giant Gale crater on the red planet were found to contain clay minerals that can have formed only in …

Company linked to salmonella outbreak IDs source

<b>Livingston, Merced County</b> --<p>Mired in a public relations fiasco, Foster Farms representatives did their first series of media interviews Friday since a March salmonella outbreak sickened 317 people, nearly three-quarters of them from California.<p>The company sought to assure the public that it …

Agriculture

Big Pic: Typhoon Francisco Swirls Near Guam

Wowza.<p>Meet Typhoon Francisco. This image, captured by NASA's Aqua earth-observing satellite, shows the storm picking up strength just southwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. It's expected to head toward Japan, possibly next week.<p>Typhoons are strong tropical cyclones that occur in the northwest …

Lunar Eclipse 2013: Penumbral Eclipse Will be Visible to Naked Eye

The latest lunar eclipse in 2013 is the penumbral eclipse of October 18, which will be visible to the naked eye in some areas.<p>People in Europe and …

Lunar Eclipse

The solar system to scale; including Sol, corona, all 8 planets, and 5 dwarf planets

The solar system to scale; including Sol, corona, all 8 planets, and 5 dwarf planets.

What is Foucault's Pendulum?

Google's latest doodle marks what would have been the 194th birthday of Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a simple pendulum to prove that the Earth rotates in space. But how does his elegant experiment work?<p>During Foucalt’s life it was already proven that the Earth rotated, …