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Mars Curiosity rover to continue roving after technical glitch

Nasa mission controllers will put Curiosity through basic moves in cautious return to active service after it went into safe mode<p>Nasa engineers have overcome a computer glitch that shut down the space agency's car-sized Mars rover, Curiosity, earlier this week.<p>The $2.5bn rover went into a …

With Microsoft's Project Spark, Anyone Can Build A Video Game

Microsoft wants gamers build their own worlds—playable game worlds, in fact. Microsoft’s Project Spark, in open beta now for Windows 8 and the Xbox One, splices together a Minecraft-like sandbox with actual developer tools, enabling budding game makers to actually build a playable game from scratch …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Russian dairy plant closed after workers bathe in the milk

MOSCOW -- A Siberian dairy plant was temporarily closed Friday after its workers had been found bathing in milk, a Russian consumer oversight agency reported.<p>Trade House Cheeses, a dairy producer in Omsk, about 1,600 miles east of Moscow, was closed for 90 days by regional authorities for an urgent …

Obama Set to Meet Mideast Ally King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama was scheduled to have dinner with a key Middle East ally on Friday in a planned bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.<p>The event – taking place at the king’s desert camp, a 30-minute helicopter ride from Riyadh – was the final stop in a jam-packed five-day …

Middle East

Scientists Move Closer to Inventing Artificial Life

Synthetic biology advances with a man-made chromosome inserted into live brewer's yeast.<p>In a biological first, an international team has inserted a man-made chromosome into brewer's yeast, producing a life form that thrives and successfully passes the designer genes on to its offspring.<p>The …

US urges Russia to leave Crimea border area

US President Barack Obama has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to withdraw troops from near the Ukraine border, in the first direct contact between the leaders since the takeover of Crimea.<p>The White House said on Saturday that Obama had urged Putin in a "frank and direct" telephone …

Deadly chemical weapons, buried and lost, lurk under U.S. soil

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — Yanking aside a tree branch, Jason Watson peered into a waterlogged trench. He pointed out discolored metal drums sunk halfway in the water.<p>"Blister agents, choking agents, blood agents," Watson said, listing the array of chemical weapons inside thousands of metal …

War

Deep freeze means rare rise in Great Lakes water levels

It looks as if there will be at least one positive from the deep freeze the Midwest endured this winter, and sportsmen, farmers, fish and the shipping industry all stand to benefit.<p>Water levels in the Great Lakes are expected to rise, and it isn't just because of all the melting snow. The ice that …

Egypt unveils two massive restored pharaoh statues | CNN Travel

Associated Press News

Developing Storm May Be Worst Canada Has Seen in 10 Years

<i>Editors' Note: For coverage of the January 2015 snowstorm, follow our live blog here. This article is about a storm from March 2014.</i><p>The storm that …

Russia Warned U.S. About Tsarnaev, But Spelling Issue Let Him Escape

The Russian government warned U.S. authorities that Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a violent radical Islamist more than a year and a half before the April 2013 bombing, but authorities missed multiple chances to detain Tsarnaev when he was traveling to and from Dagestan for terror …

Justice

Climate Change Could Delay The Fight Against World Hunger For Decades: Report

Coffee, almonds and apples are just a few foods whose continued production is under threat due to climate change. But the implications of a changing climate have a much broader impact on global food supply, according to a new report.<p>The new report, which Oxfam released Monday, warns that climate …

President Obama on Between Two Ferns: How Funny or Die Made It Happen

The road to the White House is a long one — and the road to getting President Obama to appear on an episode of an absurdist web series is long, too. …

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

NASA Sued for Failing to Investigate Martian Jelly-Donut Rock

One man is claiming that the intriguing Martian rock photographed recently by NASA's Opportunity rover isn't a rock at all, but a living thing, and …

Banksy's Top 10 Most Creative and Controversial NYC Works

For the whole month of October, Banksy took over the streets of New York City with his <i>Better Out Than In</i> project, leaving his mark in different areas every single day. Though some of his graffiti has been painted over and his installations taken down, we're lucky enough to live in an age where …

Top 10

Toyota FV2 Futuristic Vehicle Doesn’t Use Steering Wheel, Shift Your Body to Steer!

Toyota has released several concept vehicles during 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, one of them is <b>Toyota FV2 futuristic vehicle</b>, the show will run from Nov 20 …

Auto Shows

Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos

We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project <i>Pyramid House</i>–a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and …

Architecture

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

Delhi gang-rape trial: death sentence inevitable, says Indian minister

Four men likely to be sentenced to hang for gang-rape and murder of 23-year-old woman on bus in Delhi last year<p>An Indian government minister has said four men found guilty on Tuesday of the gang-rape and murder of a woman in Delhi last year will be hanged.<p>Sushilkumar Shinde, India's home minister, …

Ring Clock : Futuristic, Eco-Friendly, and Playful Ring that Displays The Time

<b>Ring Clock</b> is precious project of Gusztav Szikszai that took 2 years from the initial design picture to prototype. The first this project was posted …

Industrial Design

More Than 200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars

Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet, 202,586 people from more than 140 countries have …

Mesmerizing Photos of Cenote Angelita, an Underwater River

No, you didn’t read the title wrong. Although it might seem like a bit of a strange concept, there is such a thing as an “underwater river,” and …

Drunk Vs. Stoned

To test if people function better drunk or stoned, I got really drunk one night and then really high on another night and made this video.<p>Credit to Ben Rosen for coming up with the idea. Big thanks to Andrew Ilnyckyj and J Shasta for shooting the video. Screw you, Henry Goldman, for getting me so …

Alcohol

24 Times Leonardo DiCaprio Was A Total Badass

As if you ever even thought otherwise.

What it Looks Like to Leave Earth: Timelapse Photography

Many space and photography enthusiasts have taken images from the International Space Station files to create some rather stunning timelapse videos …

Time-lapse Photography