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Six Months After Our Wedding, My Husband Was Diagnosed With Cancer

<i>This story originally appeared on xoJane.com.</i><p>The wedding was beautiful. It was winter in Oregon, but we’d miraculously discovered a reception site …

GARTMAN: We're Witnessing The End Of The Oil Era

In an appearance on CNBC's Fast Money on Monday, Gartman, publisher of the Gartman Newsletter, said that crude oil prices will fall demonstrably from current levels.<p>Earlier on Monday, it had been reported that Gartman saw crude oil going to $10 a barrel, but he backed a bit off that claim in his …

Oil

Moore's Law and The Secret World Of Ones And Zeroes

Drop One Belt Size in One Month!

Get ready to buy a smaller pair of pants. This cutting-edge fat-loss plan will make you stronger and leaner in just four weeks<p>The scale isn’t the best indicator of fat loss. If you want to lose inches around your middle, you need to pack on pounds of lean muscle. The reason: Muscle takes energy …

MoD creates 'coldest object in the universe' to trump GPS

A huge UK research effort is creating navigation technology thousands of times more accurate than GPS and completely immune to jammers and hackers - with future applications including nuclear submarines and your next smartphone<p>The MoD is pouring millions of pounds into research on a “quantum …

Physics

Why China’s new $132 billion military budget isn’t quite as scary as it looks

China’s newly announced 802.2 billion yuan ($131.57 billion) defense budget certainly makes an impression, especially when it’s accompanied by the government’s muscular assertion that peace in the region can only be “maintained by strength,” and a promise that China’s military would respond to all …

Military Spending

NATO suspends meetings with Russia for refusing to withdraw from Ukraine

The NATO alliance is suspending all meetings with Russia and reviewing its military ties with Moscow as a result of Vladimir Putin's refusal to withdraw from Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.<p>"These steps send a clear message: Russia's actions have consequences," Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary-General …

Ukraine Crisis: What You Need to Know Now

The crisis in Ukraine has recently unfurled at a breakneck pace, swinging wildly between disorder and diplomacy.<p>What started as small protests became a nationwide movement — and then a violent crackdown. Bloodshed gave way to bureaucracy in central Kiev.<p>And that was all before the Russian takeover …

Ukraine and the Clash of Civilizations

Since the end of the Cold War, per­haps no aca­dem­ic idea has been more de­bated — and more dis­missed — than Samuel Hunt­ing­ton’s no­tion that a …

China knife massacre culprits wanted to wage jihad abroad, official says

The group behind Saturday's gruesome knife attack at a Chinese train station turned to violence after failing to leave the country "to participate in jihad", a senior Communist party official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.<p>The attack, which left 33 people dead and 143 injured in the …

Rows between Japan and China draw on historical grievances

As tensions between China, Japan and others in the region rise, observers could be forgiven for wondering which year this is, given the copious references to events dating back seven decades or more.<p>Historical grievances have always played a role in regional tensions. But longstanding issues – …

Reid continues battle with Kochs

Harry Reid is leading a concerted election-year strategy by Democrats to demonize the Koch brothers, starting on the Senate floor.<p>The Senate majority leader again lit into Charles and David Koch on Tuesday, showing little regard for GOP criticisms of his previous attacks on the billionaire …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

New research maps the secret structure of the sun

A discovery that could help explain everything from solar storms to sunspots<p><i>The phenomenon of solar flares, as seen above, might be better understood thanks to the discovery of giant cells.</i><p>Nearly half a century ago, scientists started to unravel the structure of the sun and determine how solar …

Is Your Pee The Right Color? [Infographic]

A helpful guide to urine appearance<p>Several times a day, human bodies release a stream of data about internal health. Unfortunately, the data comes analog, and so isn't immediately accessible as useful information. Now an infographic from the Cleveland Clinic offers a helpful breakdown of urine …

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600,000 bats killed at wind energy facilities in 2012, study says

Over 600,000 bats were killed by wind energy turbines across the United States last year, with the highest concentration of kills in the Appalachian Mountains, according to new research.<p>In a paper published Friday in the journal BioScience, University of Colorado biologist Mark Hayes used records …

Bigger, faster, stronger: stepping up the hunt for cosmic building blocks

Building it cost £5bn; it took 20 years to construct, and is still to operate at full strength. Yet scientists have already turned their attention to designing a replacement for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's most powerful particle accelerator which last year revealed the existence of …

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Need wireless charging in a spare power pack? Mugen adds Qi to its portable battery.

Portable batteries to charge mobile devices are nothing new. Including the ability to recharge a device without wires in a portable battery, however, …

Add an e-ink screen to your Samsung Galaxy S4 with PocketBook (hands-on)

BERLIN -- What do you get for the phone that has everything? The Samsung Galaxy S4 is possibly the best smartphone ever made, but one thing it <i>doesn't</i> have is an e-ink screen for reading the latest page-turner.<p>That's where the PocketBook S4 case, unveiled at technology bunfest IFA 2013, comes in. …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

NASA-backed SpiderFab robot aims to build 3D-printed spaceship parts in orbit

NASA has always built its spacecraft on Earth, but aerospace startup Tethers Unlimited is hoping to change that process by developing a system that combines 3D printing and robotic assembly to build spaceship parts in orbit. NASA is kicking in $500,000 in funding to the project, called SpiderFab, …

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The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

Misconceptions About Heat