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Fewer supermarket chickens have high levels of campylobacter bug

FSA says 15% of samples tested this year had high levels of potentially lethal bacteria, down from 22% last year but still double the target<p>Fewer fresh chickens brought from supermarkets and other retailers are showing the highest levels of the potentially lethal bug campylobacter, the UK’s food …

Environmental Health

G7 leaders ready to tighten sanctions against Russia if Ukraine crisis escalates

At the G7 summit, US president warns that ‘additional steps’ could be taken if Russia were to ‘double down’ on behaviour in Ukraine<p>Barack Obama has used the close of the G7 summit in Germany to deliver his strongest criticism yet of Vladimir Putin, lambasting the Russian president’s isolationist …

Russia

And then there was one: Miliband, Clegg and Farage quit as party leaders

Britain’s political landscape was left transformed as a triumphant David Cameron hailed the sweetest ­victory of his career after defying his critics by securing the first Conservative working majority since 1992 and forcing three of his vanquished rival party leaders to resign in the space of two …

Elections

Todas as seleções são convocadas para a Copa; veja listas

A Copa do Mundo de 2014 vai, aos poucos, ganhando forma. Após a definição dos classificados e o sorteio dos grupos, no fim do ano passado, o mundo …

Álbum da Copa: o envelhecimento dos craques, segundo as figurinhas

O antes e depois dos principais jogadores do Mundial<p><b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b><p>Antes: adolescente mirradinho com penugem no rosto<br>Depois: melhor jogador do mundo<p>…

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O presidente da Fifa, Joseph Blatter, afirmou em entrevista à imprensa suíça que o Brasil vem acumulando atrasos nas obras para a Copa do Mundo-2014 …

Quais as motivações dos brasileiros para a Copa do Mundo 2014?

Instituto de pesquisa aponta que para os brasileiros a Copa é uma oportunidade para o país se destacar e provar sua superioridade no futebol<p>Com a …

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This Microscopic Chip Can Capture Real-Time Video Inside Our Arteries at 60FPS

Ready for your close-up? Well, I hope so, because this little guy is going to get a closer look at you than any other sensor before it. Created by …

A Silicon Valley Military Contractor Is Making A Battery That Vanishes on Command

Today’s wearable tech suddenly seems like very old news.<p>If you haven’t heard of SRI International, you might know the nonprofit research group and regular defense contractor by its work: the computer mouse, color TV, the early work on the technology for Siri, and the design of Disneyland, to name a …

Silicon Valley

The Germans Have Figured Out How to 3-D Print Cars

Author: Alexander George. Alexander George Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.19.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The assembly line isn’t going away, …

5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

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The Oldest Living Things On Earth

<i>The photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the world to take pictures of the oldest living organisms on our planet. She described her journey in this TED talk, and now, at last, she’s created a gorgeous new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, published by the University of Chicago</i> …

Top 10 Physics Findings That Will Tangle Your Brain

There's a reason Albert Einstein always looked like he'd stuck his finger in a light socket: Physicists spend their days doing some of the most mind-blowing research in science. Here are 10 physics findings that will cramp your brain and make your hair stand on end.<p><i>"Expanding Universe" by Mblegacy</i> …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk - TODAY.com

William Cherry / Today<p>The standing harness allows wheelchair-bound kids to walk or even dance. Seen here, from left, are Claire Smyth and her son Daniel, 5; Louise Watson and her daughter Bethany, 3; and Cameron Taylor and his daughter Charlotte, 3.<p>When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical …

Bitcoin prices plummet after U.S. IRS ruling, rumors of Chinese trade block

The price of the Bitcoin is at its lowest in almost five months, after two major challenges to its legitimacy.<p>The first challenge struck last Tuesday, when the U.S. Internal Revenue Service ruled that Bitcoin must be treated legally as property, not currency.<p>The IRS ruling may stem the spread of …

Climate inaction catastrophic - US

<b>The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.</b><p>Mr Kerry was responding to a major report by the UN which described the impacts of global warming as "severe, pervasive and irreversible".<p>He said dramatic and swift action was required to …

Climate Change

A 3D-printed house is being built right now in Amsterdam

Architects in Amsterdam have begun construction on what they're calling the first full-sized 3D-printed house. Using what's essentially a large-scale version of a desktop 3D printer, Dus Architects is building what will eventually be a 13-room Dutch canal house made of interlocking plastic parts. …

OKCupid asks users to boycott Firefox because of CEO's gay rights stance

Anyone accessing the popular dating site OKCupid with Firefox today is in for a surprise. Instead of the homepage, OKCupid.com is serving Firefox users with a message calling out Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich for his support of California's Proposition 8, highlighted by a $1000 donation made in 2008. …