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See 9 Striking Historical Photos of African American Women

From the collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The history of what it has meant to be black and female in the United States is not easily summed up—a point that the upcoming Smithsonian photo book African American Women makes plain. As Kinshasha Holman Conwill, …

Women's History

Small tube - big problem

Catheters are a common, but little considered aspect of many patients' care. But in this week's Scrubbing Up Mandy Fader, professor of continence technology at the University of Southampton, says there needs to be a rethink about how they are used.

Imagine you are going into hospital tomorrow - you …

Catheter

Nanogenerator Produces Energy From Tires Rolling on Pavement

Photo: iStockphotoResearchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in collaboration with a scientist in China, have developed a nanogenerator that …

Energy

Netanyahu vs. UN: Israeli PM slams UNHRC after its report ratified

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.(Reuters / Ronen Zvulun )Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacked the UN Human Rights Council …

Middle East

Discovery Paves Way for New Kinds of Superconducting Electronics

The physicists used a helium ion beam to create an atomic scale Josephson junction (shown in the inset) in a crystal of Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide. …

Nanotech

China's new Silk Road is a disaster waiting to happen

For much of the last fifteen years, Chinese growth has been a source of hope across Asia. Now that growth is slowing and China appears to be hitting some significant turbulence in its effort to shift its economy from an investment-focus to a consumption-focus.

To help combat this emerging economic …

Asia

15 Stellar Ways to Grill Shellfish

Briny and delicious shellfish get an extra smoky boost of flavor when thrown on the grill. Here, 15 awesome recipes for your next cookout:

1. Grilled Lobsters with Miso-Chile Butter
Grilling lobsters at home, like F&W’s Gail Simmons does, is supereasy if you have your fishmonger clean and halve the …

Cooking

Is Antibiotic Resistance Proof of Evolution?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most important topics that a beginning biology student going into medicine should learn and understand. …

Evolution

First Aftermarket Autonomous Cars Hit the Road in California

The number of self-driving cars on California’s public roads has nearly doubled in the last month. As of mid-June, 77 vehicles from eight …

California

Futuristic Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car Study for Volkswagen

This futuristic concept vehicle is dedicated for Volkswagen, it’s a Vision Gran Turismo project where you don’t need a pilot, it’s an unmanned …

Gran Turismo

11 Advanced Grilling Recipes to Show Off on the Fourth of July

Because the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, most people are getting Friday off. Take advantage of the extra day of prep time and get to work making one of these time-consuming (but incredibly rewarding and impressive) grilling recipes. You only get one Fourth of July a year—go ahead …

Recipes

Futuristic Scorpio Electric Vehicle Concept Could Be Your Future Eco-Friendly Personal Vehicle

Due to global warming, we need an alternative propulsion system that is more environmentally friendly. The objectives of Scorpio project as a battery …

Scorpio

Climate Change Plays Significant Role in Europe Heat

A team of international scientists says it is virtually certain that climate change increased the likelihood of the ongoing heat wave stretching …

Climate

An American Tip to German Spies Points to a More Complex Relationship

BERLIN — In the summer of 2011, American intelligence agencies spied on a senior German official who they concluded had been the likely source of classified information being leaked to the news media.

The Obama administration authorized the top American spy in Germany to reveal to the German …

Spying

How to Make Sangria - Bon Appétit

June 17, 2015 /

Written by Rochelle Bilow

There’s no shame in sangria. Unless it’s bad sangria.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of subpar sangria out there these days. It’s easy to fall victim to a syrupy glass (or four) of “sugar wine,” and wake up the next day with a splitting headache. Sangria should …

Sangria

REM sleep critical for young brain development

Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains reports a new study from …

The Brain

ISIL vows to demolish the pyramids and the sphinx amid wave of attacks on Egyptian forces

As tensions rise in Egypt, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is calling for the nation’s cultural icons, like the pyramids and the sphinx, …

Egypt

Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington.

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam all …

Japan

The Kremlin's Cold War Dreams

Anti-Americanism in Russia is, of course, nothing new. But it all appears to have become more hysterical, more absurd, and more lethal of late.

Cold War

Apple Loop: Frustrating iPhone 6S Leak, iOS 8.4's Nasty Surprise, Apple Music Corrupts iTunes

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a look at the disappointing iPhone 6S leak, the launch of Apple Music, iOS 8.4′s strengths and weaknesses, the update to iTunes and issues with iCloud Music, the new iPod range, Apple’s US market share …

iPhone

How old is the toilet seat?

Communal latrines were a regular feature in Roman towns, with the bottom holes cut into the benches.

These forica toilets are perhaps 2,000 years old, …

Toilets

The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics, Animated

How a lineage of scientists pieced together the puzzle revealing the dual nature of the universe.

Ever since Heisenberg stood on the shoulders of giants to pave the way for quantum mechanics, this captivating branch of science and its central fact — that light can behave both as a particle and as a …

Physics

Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

Thessaloniki (Greece) (AFP) - Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain.

When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($133), it …

Greece

Snowden’s Revenge: New Mega-Spying Project Revealed

A giant cellphone surveillance program is just one of the dark NSA secrets being dragged out into the light, thanks to a certain whistleblower and a Russian cybersecurity firm.

After 20 months and dozens of stories from Edward Snowden’s classified document trove, you might’ve been tempted to think …

Spying

Today's 'Galaxy' Insight --"Seeing the Future of the Universe"

"Do you realize that if you fall into a black hole, you will see the entire future of the Universe unfold in front of you in a matter of moments and …

Astronomy

Solar Impulse 2 pilot becomes aviation legend

Geneva (AFP) - At 62 years of age, Swiss Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg has made aviation history with a record breaking solo flight across the Pacific that he has called "an interior journey".

After travelling more than 8,000 kilometres (4,900 miles) on the latest leg of the round-the-world …

Aviation

Rockets land in Israel, Egypt's IS affiliate claims responsibility

JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate, Sinai Province, said …

Egypt

How Dinosaurs Came to Rule the Earth

More than 200 million years ago, as North Africa was ripping away from North America, opening up the Atlantic Ocean, hot lava poured out from Earth's …

Paleontology

Ukraine crisis: Rally in Kiev urges war on eastern rebels

About 1,000 Ukrainian pro-government fighters and far-right supporters have marched through the centre of the capital, Kiev.

Many burned tyres and wore balaclavas; some carried white supremacist flags.

They called on the government to end the Minsk ceasefire accord and declare war on pro-Russian …

Government (UK)