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126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

Iran 'thwarts nuclear sabotage attempts'

Official at Iranian atomic authority says plots uncovered, including one against unfinished Arak heavy water reactor.<p>Iran has claimed it has thwarted a number of sabotage attempts against the country's nulcear programme and infrastructure, including one at its heavy water reactor.<p>Asghar Zarean, a …

John Kerry says US is committed to securing return of Robert Levinson

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, on Sunday released a statement marking the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who went missing on an Iranian island and was last year reported to have been working for the CIA at the time.<p>Noting that Levinson, who …

4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history

Some 4,000 years ago a young woman's cremated bones – charred scraps of her shroud and the wood from her funeral pyre still clinging to them – was carefully wrapped in a fur along with her most valuable possessions, packed into a basket, and carried up to one of the highest and most exposed spots …

Samsung snags patent for new pressure sensitive touchscreens

Looking to simplify the electronics and reduce costs of pressure sensitive touchscreens, Samsung has a patent in the works for what they call “Touch Display Apparatus Sensing Touch Force.”<p>The general idea is pretty simple, current pressure sensing touchscreens require the installation of additional …

U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says

Senior U.S. officials were warned of imminent Russian military action in Crimea about a week before the troop movements that have sparked a major international crisis over Ukraine, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency tells NPR.<p>"I think for easily seven to 10 days leading up to the Russian …

Iran, world powers hold 'substantive and useful' nuclear talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers held “substantive and useful” expert-level talks over Tehran’s nuclear program this week, they said on Friday, ahead of a new round of political negotiations later this month.<p>An Iranian soldier stands guard inside the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, …

Turkey threatens to ban social media sites

The Turkish Prime Minister says he is ready to block sites like You Tube and Facebook as he tries to curb the wave of damaging disclosures fuelling new allegations of corruption<p>Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban social media networks YouTube and Facebook …