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Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment

'We are a Left-wing government. If we have to choose between a default to the IMF or a default to our own people, it is a no-brainer,' says senior Greek official<p>Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country's banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the …

The Python Invasion Of The Everglades Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Invasive Burmese pythons, descended from former pets that were released into the wild, are doing an incredibly effective job of wiping out anything …

Zoology

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Wall Street Braces for Storm; Exchanges to Stay Open

Some Wall Street traders booked hotels, while banks and brokerages prepared to get by with bare bones staffing, but major exchanges said it was business as usual as a potentially historic blizzard bore down on the northeast.<p>"We were told to go to skeletal staff before the afternoon," said Karl …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

subliminal

This map shows you the best places to ride out climate change

You know how humans like to come up with lists of things? Like: “The best colleges, ranked.” Or: “The best artisanal pickletoriums with distressed …

The Antarctic ice sheet is a sleeping giant, beginning to stir | John Abraham

Infrastructure must adapt to shrinking southern ice sheets and sea level rise<p>In a paper I just published with colleague Dr Ted Scambos from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, we highlight the impact of southern ice sheet loss, particularly the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, on sea-level rise around …

Global Warming

The World Is Extremely Close To Eradicating A Human Disease For The 2nd Time In History

That's pretty incredible — but it's a project that has required close to three decades of work, and it isn't finished.<p>On Monday, former US President Jimmy Carter announced at the opening of "Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease," a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, that <b>there</b> …

James Cameron's AVATAR Trilogy Won't Start Until 2017

All Evidence Points To This Beloved Marvel Character’s Death In ‘Avengers 3’

(Possible spoilers)<p>The writing on the wall happens to spell doom for one certain Marvel character, and his death will have huge implications on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. That character? Captain America, Steve Rogers. Here’s what we know so far…<p>Sebastian Stan, who plays Bucky Barnes …

Marvel Universe

House Republicans Approve New Perk For Wall Street

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday pushed through a bill that would delay a key section of the Volcker Rule, ignoring staunch opposition from Democrats and a veto threat from President Barack Obama.<p>The vote of 271-154 included just 29 Democratic supporters. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), a …

Hubble Discovers That Milky Way Core Drives Wind at 2 Million Miles Per Hour

At a time when our earliest human ancestors mastered walking upright the heart of our Milky Way galaxy underwent a titanic eruption, driving gases …

Universe

Logitech releases Harmony API to connect your whole home

Not content with launching their own products, Logitech has unleashed an API for Harmony, turning products into a platform. The API gives interested …

Home Automation

China quietly toughens travel restrictions on West Africans | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has been quietly toughening travel restrictions on students and businessmen traveling from Ebola-hit West Africa even as it increases support to fight the deadly disease on the ground in the region, diplomats say.<p>Beijing-based ambassadors from Liberia and Sierra Leone, …

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

Beagle 2 Mars lander’s remains may have been spotted on red planet

Press conference on Friday will provide an update on the fate of the Mars spacecraft that disappeared on Christmas day in 2003<p>A British Mars lander that was lost on its way to the red planet more than a decade ago may have been spotted by an orbiting spacecraft.<p>The Beagle 2 lander was supposed to …

University of London

Colorado patient won't be tested for Ebola: state health officials | Reuters

DENVER (Reuters) - A patient being monitored for Ebola at a Denver hospital is now considered low risk for the deadly virus and does not yet warrant testing, Colorado health officials said on Monday.<p>The individual, who had a history of travel to an Ebola-affected country, was referred to Denver …

Disease

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

Art

College prices continue to go up, College Board says

Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.<p>The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. …

New Theory Suggests That Parallel Worlds Exist And Could Help Explain Quantum Mechanics

<b>Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online</b><br>When most people think of parallel worlds, their thoughts instantly turn to sci-fi TV shows such …

This Is Where Ebola First Struck in 1976 and What Happened

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Disease

Fifth doctor in Sierra Leone dies of Ebola

A doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola, the fifth local doctor in the west African nation to die of the disease.<p>Godfrey George, medical superintendent of Kambia government hospital in northern Sierra Leone, died on Sunday night, according to Sierra Leone’s government.<p>George’s death, which was …

Liberian Traveler At Duke Hospital Negative For Ebola

<b>**CORRECTION:</b> <i>This piece originally and inadvertently suggested that The Associated Press and other news organizations were in agreement “not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed.” I regret this misinterpretation. In fact, AP is in</i> …

In North Korea, fear takes hold over new foreign threat: Ebola

Young children sit on the laps of medical staff, watching intently as a briefing describes the dangers of Ebola. Foreigners and citizens arriving at the capital’s airport are held in quarantine for weeks. Tourists are banned outright.<p>The world’s most draconian measures against the disease have been …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed with the latest developments

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.<p>With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:<p><b>U.S.</b> …

Molten lava from Hawaii volcano crosses onto residential property

KAILUA-KONA Hawaii (Reuters) - A menacing river of molten lava that bubbled over a road and overran a cemetery on its path toward a village on Hawaii’s Big Island crossed onto a residential property on Tuesday where it threatened to consume its first home, officials said.<p>The slow-moving lava from …