Nicholas Balfanz

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Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.<p>The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off …

North Korea Launches Submarine Capable Of Firing Ballistic Missiles: Report

North Korea has launched a submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles, according to South Korean military sources quoted in state media …

How to make tea correctly (according to science): milk first

Tea is better than coffee. Let’s just get that out of the way before we start. Many Most ALL British people think this. Even those who say the exact opposite agree really, they’re just trying to be provocative and confrontational due to consuming too much caffeine. Yes, it may look like pretty much …

Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.<p>Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon dioxide in their atmospheres.<p>In a paper …

Ebola 'could become airborne': United Nations warns of 'nightmare scenario' as virus spreads to the US

Exclusive: Anthony Banbury, chief of the UN's Ebola mission, says there is a chance the deadly virus could mutate to become infectious through the air<p>There is a ‘nightmare’ chance that the Ebola virus could become airborne if the epidemic is not brought under control fast enough, the chief of the …

Teenager obsessed with TV killer Dexter stabbed and dismembered girlfriend

A 17-year-old boy with a fixation on the TV serial killer Dexter has been jailed for 25 years for stabbing to death his 17-year-old girlfriend and dismembering her body.<p>Steven Miles, who was 16 at the time, killed Elizabeth Thomas at his family home in Oxted, Surrey, on 24 January.<p>After stabbing …

Prosecutor likely to seek death penalty in Oklahoma beheading

Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman last week at his former workplace in Oklahoma and in the stabbing attack on another woman, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.<p>Nolen was also …

Student shot after argument at North Carolina high school

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - An argument between two male students outside a North Carolina high school early on Tuesday ended with one of them shooting the other, police said.<p>The shooter, who was not identified by officials because he is a juvenile, has been charged with assault with a deadly …

Search for suspected cop killer yields pipe bombs

Investigators found two fully functional pipe bombs and believe that a three-week manhunt may be taking a toll on suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Tuesday.<p>"Over the last few days we have found several items that undoubtedly confirm Eric …

Teenage suspect in custody after Kentucky high school shooting

A teenage suspect in the shooting of a student at a high school in Louisville, Ky., was arrested Tuesday afternoon without incident, authorities said.<p>The suspect is 16 and the victim 15, officials said in a statement. The victim is stable,and his injuries are not considered life-threatening. Both …

Reward offered for 'AK-47 Bandit' over U.S. bank robberies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Authorities offered a $100,000 reward on Tuesday for the so-called “AK-47 Bandit,” who carried an assault rifle in a string of bank robberies across the U.S. West, in one case opening fire and seriously wounding a police officer.<p>The suspect, who disguises himself with a …

Canada murder trial hears of body parts in mailed parcels

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian man who has admitted to killing and dismembering a Chinese student sent packages of body parts, pink tissue paper and hand-written notes to elementary schools and political parties, jurors were told on Tuesday.<p>Graphic evidence presented on the second day of the trial …