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Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Halloween costumes inspired by science

Halloween is upon us. But what if you're someone who has dedicated their life to science? Halloween typically means dressing up as something "scary", and almost everyone interprets this as something with supernatural, paranormal or just flat-out impossible origins. So what is a rational scientist …

6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan

Today’s Taiwan earthquake has been downgraded to 6.3 magnitude, and it occurred in a remote mountainous region. No reports of injuries or damages so …

Mars 3D flyover video released by European Space Agency

Images from a stereographic camera show the landscape of Mars in 3D effect. The pictures, taken using nine image sensors on board the European Space Agency's Mars Express probe, show craters and mountains on the red planet. The satellite has orbited the planet almost 12,500 times to build the …

Violent winds seeded early cosmos with iron

There’s new evidence that a violent period 10 billion years ago was responsible for seeding the cosmos with iron and other heavy elements that are …

Universe

How your dog's wagging tail can reveal its emotions

The way your dog wags its tail may reveal how it is feeling, according to new research<p>Dog owners have long assumed that when their pet’s tail is wagging, it is usually a sign of contentment and happiness.<p>Scientists have discovered, however, that dogs communicate far more information about their …

Research

Halloween 2013: Yep, Blackface Is Still a Bad Idea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This Halloween, with regular white people dressing up as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, sushi …

Why Drug Traffickers Love Buses

Phone hacking jury told Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson had six-year affair

Rebekah Brooks had a secret affair for at least six years with Andy Coulson, her successor as editor of the News of the World, it emerged at the Old Bailey on Thursday.<p>The jury in the phone-hacking trial was told that the clandestine relationship took place between 1998 and 2004, covering much of …

Prosecutor reviewing case of teen found dead in gym mat

The body of Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat in January. The death has been ruled an accident, but the family believes someone killed him.<p>A federal prosecutor in Georgia said Thursday he will conduct a formal review in the case of a Valdosta teen found dead in January …