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Spiders Can Fly Hundreds of Miles Using Electricity

Scientists are finally starting to understand the centuries-old mystery of “ballooning.”<p>On October 31, 1832, a young naturalist named Charles Darwin walked onto the deck of the HMS <i>Beagle</i> and realized that the ship had been boarded by thousands of intruders. Tiny red spiders, each a millimeter wide, …

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31 Design Tricks Behind Famous Video Games (You Can't Unsee)

You're either a video game person, or you aren't. They either bring joy to your life while silently sucking it away, or you just kind of shrug your …

A Mysterious 'Two-Headed Deer' Was Found in a Forest. Now Scientists Have Analysed It

Not a hoax.<p>Sometimes mushroom hunting can yield much more than you bargain for. In the case of a forest delver in Minnesota, the discovery was …

Mystery solved: Why Trump-Macron friendship tree vanished

PARIS (AP) — The French president's office says there's nothing mysterious about the disappearance of an oak tree he planted on the White House lawn.<p>It was put in quarantine, like other plants or animals brought into U.S. territory.<p>The sapling was a gift from French President Emmanuel Macron for …

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How Much You Need to Exercise for Better Mental Health, According to Science

The colors we see in the world aren't only a function of our eyesight. The language we speak can impact the colors we recognize, as Lancaster …

Mental Health

'It's a hacker's paradise out there'

<b>In what could have been the plot of a Hollywood heist movie, the hackers took great interest in the vast aquarium that a Las Vegas casino had installed in its lobby.</b><p>The casino's owners thought that the huge fish tank was an impressive sight that helped create a classy ambience as people …

Cybersecurity

Trump Weighs Return to Trans-Pacific Partnership. Not So Fast, Say Members.

BEIJING — As trade tensions with China escalate, President Trump has found new appeal in a regional trade pact he once called a “rape of our country.”<p>The pact’s members — including some of America’s most stalwart allies — might not make it so easy to come back.<p>Officials in Japan, Australia and New …

Chinese baby born four years after parents' death

<b>A baby has been born in China to a surrogate mother four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported.</b><p>The couple, who died in 2013, had frozen several embryos hoping to have a child through IVF.<p>After the accident, their parents fought a protracted legal battle to be allowed …

Pregnancy

Duckworth becomes first sitting US senator to give birth

WASHINGTON: US Senator Tammy Duckworth on Monday (Apr 9) gave birth to a baby girl, making history as the first member of the Senate to have a baby …

Gotcha! Organisations and brands get creative with April Fool's Day pranks

SINGAPORE - Organisations and brands love April Fool's Day, and we know it.<p>It is possibly the only day of the year that they get to engage in some …

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Onstage, South Korean K-Pop Stars. In the Balcony, Kim Jong-un, Clapping.

SEOUL, South Korea — He clapped and he smiled, even posing for a group photo with a K-pop band.<p>The appearance by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, on Sunday at a concert by South Korean musicians in Pyongyang was all the more unusual because his authoritarian government has been struggling to …

24 News Stories Too Hopeful For The Media To Report Them

We live in a world where fear sells. The news cycle is loaded with violence, terror, and depression, and almost nothing else. Which is a shame and …

Curiosity rover: 2,000 days on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover, also known as the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), is celebrating 2,000 martian days (sols) investigating Gale Crater on the Red Planet. In that time, the robot has made some remarkable observations. Here are just a few of them, chosen by the Curiosity science team.</b><p><b>Looking</b> …

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5 Insanely Important Jobs (We're Running Out Of People For)

Supply and demand should ensure that we never run out of people to do the really key jobs. If there was a dire shortage of, say, potato chip flavor …

Stephen Hawking, Force of Nature

I always thought that Stephen Hawking would outlive me. I broke into tears when I heard on Wednesday that he had not. He died at his home in Cambridge, England, at 76, after more than half a century of living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.<p>When a man is given three years to live at 21, and he …

Ikea has debuted an indoor farm that grows greens 3 times as fast as in a garden

Ikea is known for its flat-pack kitchen tables, islands, and cabinets.<p>Now the home-furnishings retailer is experimenting with a product that would allow it to harvest salad greens in-store.<p>Space10, Ikea's innovation lab, has designed a prototype of a mini-farm that can grow greens and herbs indoors.<p>…

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3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

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Lifehacks from a longevity expert who just died at age 105

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara died last month at age 105. Over his long life, he helped many others achieve long lives by popularizing annual medical …

This incredible optical illusion is blowing people's minds

An unusual optical illusion has left the internet collectively scratching their heads, <b>but can you see why?</b><p>The illusion by Victoria Skye, who has the incredible job title of magical entertainer, has been widely shared on social media.<p>It’s called the Cafe Wall Illusion and may appear to some as if …

North Korea details Guam strike plan and calls Trump 'bereft of reason'

Pyongyang says it will launch four missiles into waters ‘30-40km’ off US territory in Pacific Ocean<p>North Korea has defied threats of “fire and fury” from Donald Trump, deriding his warning as a “load of nonsense” and announcing a detailed plan to launch missiles aimed at the waters off the coast of …

Why Are There No New Major Religions?

The story of one imprisoned prophet illustrates the difficulties of getting a “baby religion” off the ground.<p>Cipinang prison stands like a huge fortress in East Jakarta, its massive walls and guard towers separating the city’s bustling traffic from the criminals held within its gates. I visited in …

Here's What Happens in Your Brain When You Repeatedly Lie

Brain scans show that activity in the amygdala lessens the more fibs you tell.<p>You know how your mom always told you not to start lying because one fib would lead to more? Part of that age-old advice stems from the simple fact you usually have to keep lying to cover the initial untruths you dished …

Ever Feel Like You're Being Watched? It's Not Just You

It's more than a 'sixth sense'.<p>You're probably familiar with the creeping sensation you get when you think someone's watching you. You don't know …

Our Quest to Find a One-Sided Magnet Just Took an Unexpected Turn

Why do all magnets have two poles?<p>Of the many 'white whales' that theoretical physicists are pursuing, the elusive magnetic monopole - a magnetic …

Japan’s Luxury Train Ticket Costs $10K, Includes Michelin Starred Meals And More

Japan’s most luxurious locomotive departed on its maiden voyage Monday, carrying passengers who paid thousands of dollars for a five-star experience. …

The Mysterious Cat-Men Of Japan

For years people have been greeted by a strange and adorable sight in the shopping arcades and streets of Tokyo- the mysterious Cat-Men, who wheel …

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The Islands Of Hawaii Hold One Of The Dirtiest Places In The World

Kamilo Point shows just how dire the world's plastic pollution problem really is.<p><i>This story is part of a series on ocean plastics.</i><p>HONOLULU ― Remote, undeveloped coastlines on the Hawaiian islands are renowned for their natural beauty. But Kamilo Point, a far-flung beach in the rural Ka’u district …

Memes come to the rescue of man brutally dragged off United flight

Late last night and early this morning, Americans of every ilk were absolutely appalled when videos were released showing police physically removing …

Physicists Find That as Clocks Get More Precise, Time Gets More Fuzzy

The weight of time.<p>Time is weird – in spite of what we think, the Universe doesn't have a master clock to run by, making it possible for us to …

Witches Plan To Cast Mass Spell Against Donald Trump

The key ingredient to the ritual: An unflattering photo of the president.<p>Donald Trump’s presidency has cast a pall over the nation, so now witches are casting a spell against him.<p>A document making its rounds among the witch community is asking people who practice the craft to perform a monthly …

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