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Man creates 'invisible headphones' by implanting magnets into his ears

A man has implanted magnets into his ears to use as invisible headphones in a remarkable example of DIY transhumanism.<p>Rich Lee, a self-described …

Fears for Americans and Briton after historic yacht goes missing

Fears are growing for six Americans and a Briton on board a historic yacht, missing for more than three weeks on a voyage from New Zealand to Australia.<p>Rescue authorities in Wellington, who are co-ordinating an extensive search of the Tasman Sea for the 70ft Nina, said they held "grave" concerns …

Report: Millions wasted on disappearing tractors, solar panels in Afghanistan

A $70 million agricultural aid program in Afghanistan spent millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars on tractors that went missing, irrigation pumps that were never used and solar panels that wound up in private homes, according to government investigators.<p>A report released Thursday by the Special …

UK government backs three-person IVF

<b>The UK looks set to become the first country to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people, after the government backed the IVF technique.</b><p>It will produce draft regulations later this year and the procedure could be offered within two years.<p>Experts say three-person IVF could eliminate …

Genetics

Indians question how far flash-flooding disaster was manmade

As India picks up the pieces from the worst-ever flash floods in the Himalayas, the nation is beginning to wonder to what extent human intervention – …

Russian meteor shock wave went 'round the world twice'

Scientists studying the shock wave from a meteor that passed over Russia in February say it was so powerful that it travelled twice around the earth.<p>The study, which has appeared in the science journal Geophysical Research Letters, included data from the International Monitoring System (IMS) …

Next megathrust quake will imperil B.C.’s Pachena Bay, experts say

The low tide, bright sunshine and constant roar of endlessly approaching waves display the full power of the wide-open Vancouver Island shoreline at the remote beach handed down to Stella Peters and her family as a wedding dowry.<p>For generations, Peters and her relatives have been the keepers of …

Associated Press News

Around The Earth, That Moon Was Pretty Super

As if "supermoon" isn't cool enough, the technical term for the moon when it's closest to the Earth is: perigee-syzygy<i>.</i><p>It happens about once a year, and this year it fell on June 23, though the day prior wasn't bad, either. According to NASA, this year's supermoon was "14% larger and 30% brighter …

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

There's a super moon at the end of the road

Cambodia's vast lost city: world's greatest pre-industrial site unearthed

It's 7am at Angkor Wat and there's not a tourist in sight. It's blissfully quiet, the first clear June morning after two days of torrential rains. …