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Snowden has 'no regrets,' seeks asylum in Russia

NSA leaker wants to stay temporarily in Russia until he can travel to Latin America.<p>MOSCOW — Edward Snowden said Friday that he has no regrets over leaking details about U.S. electronic spying networks and is seeking temporary asylum in Russia until he can reach one of the Latin American countries …

Has the 1 percent committed treason?

A small group of extremely wealthy people are systematically destroying the US government<p>Permit me an impertinent question (or three).<p>Suppose a small group of extremely wealthy people sought to systematically destroy the U.S. government by (1) finding and bankrolling new candidates pledged to …

Sugar Syrup Makes Internal Organs Transparent

A new lab technique helps scientists study cells inside entire organs or embryos.<p>This new technique for making cool-looking clear organs sometimes sounds more like a fancy recipe than a lab procedure. It uses a sugar syrup to strip colors from mouse brains and embryos, so that scientists can study …

Astronomers Find Trio Of 'Super-Earths' Around Nearby Star

New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.<p>At just 22 light years away from Earth, Gliese …

Glowing Bacteria Control Squid Hosts

<b>Being jolted awake every morning by an alarm clock is plenty annoying, but at least that alarm doesn’t actually live in your body.</b><p>The Hawaiian bobtail squid (<i>Euprymna scolopes</i>) has an internal alarm clock that’s run by a species of glowing bacteria known as <i>Vibrio fischeri</i>. This bacterium and the …

Pocket Spacecraft hopes to launch personalized moon missions

Chances are, most of us will never have the opportunity to walk on the moon, but we might have the opportunity to send a tiny spacecraft in our stead. A Kickstarter project from Pocket Spacecraft wants to launch a moon mission full of personalized space gadgets that would report back to their …

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Solar plane: Making clean tech sexy, adventurous

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprising way: By being silent and consuming little energy.<p>This revolutionary solar-powered plane is about to end a slow and symbolic journey across America …

3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)

These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's a word now) your belongings is a relatively straightforward procedure; all you need is a 3D printer and the ability to follow simple instructions. …

Costa Rica inadvertently legalises gay marriage

Conservative Costa Rican politicians have accidentally approved language making same-sex unions legal when they passed a piece of legislation this week.<p>President Laura Chinchilla late on Thursday signed the bill governing social services and marriage regulations for young people.<p>The mostly …

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Landing on asteroids could cause a zero-gravity avalanche

Asteroids may not be as stable as scientists thought. A recent experiment shows that the force from a landing spacecraft might easily cause an avalanche or something resembling an extraterrestrial mudslide, as a result of shifts in the dust on the asteroid's granular surface.<p>Researchers compare the …

Telescopic Contact Lens Gives You Terminator Vision

A new contact lens is being developed that would allow wearers to zoom in and zoom out on focal points, just like the Terminator.<p>The telescopic lens …

Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …

Exercise makes brain more resilient to stress - Futurity

Anxiety is less likely to interfere with the brain activity of mice that exercise regularly, research shows.

Here's What Happens If You Don't Sign Up For Obamacare

But the vast majority of uninsured Americans — the very people the Affordable Care Act is meant to help — still have no idea whether they'll need to enroll or not.<p>According to a recent survey, nearly two-thirds of uninsured Americans say they haven't decided whether or not they'll buy health …