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The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Syria crisis: Rebel groups 'execute rivals'

<b>Thirty-four foreign jihadists have been singled out by rival Syrian rebels and killed, say UK-based activists.</b><p>It happened over the past three days in Jabal al-Zawiya, north-western Idlib province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.<p>Meanwhile, activists in Aleppo city told the BBC …

Hubble Reveals Universe's Oldest Galaxies

The new Frontier Fields images show 13-billion-year-old stars.<p>Hubble Space Telescope astronomers Tuesday released views of the oldest galaxies yet seen, about 13.2 billion years old. They offer intriguing glimpses of the chaotic birth of the first stars.<p>The images are the first in a series called …

Peace talks started in South Sudan, but quickly hit a roadblock

Warring factions in South Sudan may have taken a small step toward peace. The two sides actually sat down Tuesday for peace talks in Ethiopia.<p>But so far, they don't have much to show for it.<p>The talks hit a bump right away over rebel demands that the government release several supporters of former …

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Syrian Rebels Battle With al-Qaeda Fighters as Iraq Implodes Next Door

There is no surer sign of a liberated city than the release of prisoners. But in the case of Raqqa, in northern Syria, the 50 prisoners in question …

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Beautifully Detailed Drawings Burnt into Pieces of Wood

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, uses a soldering iron to create detailed illustrations on pieces of wood. This art of decorative burning is called pyrography or pyrogravure. When LeRoc first became interested in pyrography, he started drawing with only a lighter, a nail and a …

Drawing

This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole

We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pretty safe to suggest that we'll be seeing even more before the week is out. At the very least, …

Nine dead after attackers dressed as police enter Mexican prison

Six gunmen disguised as policemen enter Mexican prison in Guerrero leaving nine dead and a prison guard and one of the attackers in hospital with serious wounds<p>Nine people were killed during a gunfight at a prison in Mexico's violent Guerrero state, after a gang dressed as police officers gained …

Cambodian troops' shooting of striking garment workers condemned

Cambodian government troops opened fire on striking garment workers demonstrating for higher wages Friday, killing at least four and drawing condemnation from the United States and human rights groups.<p>The violence in Phnom Penh's Veng Sreng industrial district was described by Asian news media on …

Asia

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …