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Mother Of Dead Cairo Reporter Publishes Gut-Wrenching Final Text Messages

Her mother Sabreen Mangoud, published the last few text messages she shared with her daughter on Facebook.<p>They are incredibly difficult to read.<p>From The National:<p><b>06:19 am</b><p>Mother: Habiba, what's going on there? I went to sleep at 1:30, that's 11:30 your time. What's with the attack? Tell me.<p>Habiba: …

Journalism

NASA maps dangerous asteroids that could threaten Earth

This NASA graphic shows the orbits of all the known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs), numbering over 1,400 as of early 2013. Shown here is a close-up of the orbits overlaid on the orbits of Earth and other inner planets.<p>If you've seen films like "Armageddon," you know the potential threat …

Asteroids

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

Map shows how 20 patterns of mutation drive 30 cancer types, pointing the way to prevention and treatment strategies<p>The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

Near-death experiences are 'electrical surge in dying brain'

<b>A surge of electrical activity in the brain could be responsible for the vivid experiences described by near-death survivors, scientists report.</b><p>A study carried out on dying rats found high levels of brainwaves at the point of the animals' demise.<p>US researchers said that in humans this could give …

National Academy of Sciences

Police search pond in Hernandez's hometown

BRISTOL, Conn. — Connecticut and Massachusetts authorities on Monday searched in and around a lake in the hometown of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who is charged with murder.<p>Connecticut police declined to comment on the nature of Monday's search at Pine Lake in Bristol. …

More than 240 prisoners escape in Pakistan jailbreak

Pakistan's security forces face tough questions after Taliban gunmen stormed one of the country’s most notorious prisons, freeing hundreds of inmates.<p>A senior commander claimed the mastermind behind the attack was Adnan Rasheed, <b>author of a letter to Malala Yousafzai describing why she was singled</b> …