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Gateway to parallel universe seen in the sky above China

Well, that’s one possible explanation offered by conspiracy theorists for the strange event, which occurred above the Jiangxi and Foshan regions of …

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NASA confirms that liquid water flows on Mars

It's the first direct evidence of a long-suspected theory<p>Liquid water exists on the surface of Mars during the planet's warmer seasons, according to new research published in <i>Nature Geosciences</i><i>.</i> This revelation comes from new spectral data gathered by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a …

Apple's trade-in policy may soon include gift cards for rival devices

Apple's not exactly new to courting Android fans, but a reported change to its trade-in policy could finally get owners of other smartphones pledging allegiance to Cupertino. The usual slew of unnamed sources told <i>9to5Mac</i> that Apple will soon allow customers to swap non-Apple smartphones for gift …

Black Hole's Howling Cosmic Winds Stop Galaxies From Getting Too Big

The furious, ultra-fast cosmic winds produced by supermassive black holes are blasting through their host galaxies so strongly, they can reshape the entire star formation.<p>NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA’s XMM-Newton telescope worked together to observe one of our …

UK government seeks to reassure public over Ebola risk

The government has sought to ease fears over the risk of Ebola to the British public as it resists mounting pressure to screen people arriving at UK ports and airports.<p>“There’s no need for hysteria or panic of that kind,” the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, said in a round of broadcast …

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Uganda anti-gay law declared 'null and void' by constitutional court

Gay rights campaigners in Uganda and around the world are celebrating a decision by the country's constitutional court to strike down a widely condemned anti-gay law on a legal technicality.<p>Activists in the courtroom cheered after a panel of five judges ruled on Friday that the speaker of …

FORMER US AMBASSADOR: Edward Snowden Is 'Manna From Heaven' For The Russians

Michael McFaul, ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014 and now a professor at Stanford, told attendees that Snowden "knows things that are useful to Russian intelligence," as he had access to secrets and methods while serving as a systems administrator for the NSA and as a technician for the CIA.<p>"This …

China bans Ramadan fast in Muslim northwest

China cracks down on students and civil servants observing fast as Xinjiang is under tighter security following attacks<p>Students and civil servants in China's Muslim northwest, where Beijing is enforcing a security crackdown following deadly unrest, have been ordered to avoid taking part in …

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Second drone strike in hours hits Pakistani militant hideout

A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 10 militants early Thursday in Pakistani tribal areas, local intelligence officials said.<p>A high-level commander with the Haqqani network, Haji Gul, was among those killed in the latest drone strike in North Waziristan Agency.<p>Other key Afghan Taliban commanders …

Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

President<p>Obamadefended his administration’s decision to tradeTalibandetainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult withCongressas he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that Americans don’t leave men and women in uniform behind on the field of …

Ukrainian soldier killed in offensive against pro-Russian rebels in Slavyansk

At least one Ukrainian soldier has been killed and 13 wounded as government forces pushed toward the pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Slavyansk after a weeks-long standoff. Casualties were also reported on the pro-Russia side.<p>The operation marks the most intensive attack yet on Slavyansk, which has …