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Engineer argues Egyptian pyramid decay is due to centuries of expansion

For centuries, Egypt's pyramids have been a point worldwide fascination. Scholars have long asked, how did the egyptians build them at all, much less so beautifully? But, when structural engineer Peter James looked at the pyramids, he asked why they were falling apart. The longstanding explanation …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Would you eat a $325,000 test-tube burger?

A hamburger created from bovine stem cells will soon be served in London. The €250,000 (roughly $325,000) burger is the result of years of research led by Dr. Mark Post in the Netherlands, who hopes to show the world that so-called "in-vitro meat" could become a viable food source.<p>The burger was …

Big Pic: Watch The Moon Swallow The Sun In X-Ray

The Hinode telescope captures some amazing views of last week's annular solar eclipse.<p><i>SAO/NASA/JAXA/NAOJ</i><br>Last week's annular solar eclipse was only visible from cruises in the Pacific Ocean, but the international fleet of solar-observing spacecraft had a great view. The Hinode telescope, which …

Why pear shape may explain matter vs. antimatter - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — The first direct evidence of pear-shaped nuclei in exotic atoms may …

Your Brain Catches Grammar Errors Even When You Don't Realize It

The pedant within<p>The brain does all kinds of amazing things while you're not paying attention (you know, like regularly remind you to breathe). But it's also engaged in less critical but equally interesting tasks, like correcting the grammar of the person sitting across from you at dinner. A …

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UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.<p>The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution.<p>It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with …

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Details emerge on Cleveland kidnap suspect's history

Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro has had several run-ins with police dating back to 1989, police records show, but apparently nothing serious enough to draw suspicion as young women disappeared in his neighborhood a decade ago.<p>Castro, 52, is a musician and former school bus driver …

New Orleans police offer $10,000 reward in hunt for Mother's Day gunman

New Orleans police hope a $10,000 reward and blurry surveillance camera images will lead to arrests in a Mother's Day shooting that wounded 19 people …

Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell convicted of first-degree murder

Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of three counts of first-degree murder for the death of three babies that prosecutors said were delivered alive and subsequently killed.<p>Gosnell, 72, could face the death penalty when the jury reconvenes for the sentencing phase next …

Black Marker Coffee Cup Art by Cheeming Boey

Cheeming Boey (born April 12, 1978) is a Malaysian artist best known for his ongoing series of illustrations on paper and foam coffee cups, his daily …

Daily bacon keeps 105-year-old woman going strong

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

MARIJUANA INDUSTRY Why Canada’s pot stock boom just doesn’t add up Subscriber content<p>RETAIL Fixer-upper: Can Toronto turn a patch of urban wasteland into Amazon’s jewel? Subscriber content<p>The Fed is expected to face turbulence in the Jerome Powell era<p>Avigilon stock soars on $1-billion Motorola offer<p>…

New Orleans Mother's Day parade hit by shooting

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/977000/977942_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522352635_67893f324824c1fab694e4ea4471ba23<p><b>Nineteen people have been wounded in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, police say.</b><p>The victims included two children who …

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For Year-Round Buzz, Beekeepers 'Fast-Forward Darwinism'

Beekeepers In Massachusetts are taking the mission to save the bees into their own hands.<p>There has been a dramatic disappearance of honeybees across the U.S. since 2006. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report blamed a combination of problems, including mites, disease, poor nutrition and …