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Finding of Rare Gartersnake Underscores Need to Protect New Mexico’s Gila River

Wildlife<p>The northern Mexican gartersnake, thought to be extinct from New Mexico, was recently found along the Gila River. Photo by Doug Hotle/ABQ BioPark.<p>Last month, after no confirmed sightings in nearly twenty years, scientists discovered three northern Mexican gartersnakes along a stretch of the …

The pornification of Britain's high streets: why enough is enough Magazines with naked women on the cover sit next to kids' comics in newsagents. Scantily clad models are draped across the nation's billboards. Zoe Williams works with readers via GuardianWitness to see how sexual images have invaded the high street – and here is a selection. Is it the world we really want for our kids? http://t.gu.com/n1kJz

The Deadly Science Of Force-Feeding

We've all seen the video of Yasiin Bey, formerly Mos Def, undergoing the force-feeding procedure used at Guantanamo Bay Prison. Here's what such a procedure could do to your health.<p>Earlier this week, the <i>Guardian</i> published a video of rapper Yasiin Bey demonstrating a force-feeding procedure that …

Why Is Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Such A Piece Of Crap?

Amazing new plane keeps catching on fire. Here are the questions you've been asking and the answers you need.<p><i>This article was originally published on January 17, 2013.—Eds.</i><p><b>Q: What is the 787 Dreamliner and why do we care?</b> <b><br>A:</b> The Dreamliner is a massive jet from Boeing, the company's most …

Time to look for Mira the Wonderful, a famous variable star

It’s time to look for the star known as Mira the Wonderful. It’s a famous variable star in the constellation Cetus the Whale.<p>More often than not, you …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Space Pictures This Week: Starburst Aurora, Milky Way Portraits

A galaxy hunter takes a last look, the Milky Way shines, and auroras shimmer in this week's best space pictures.

New Wild Strawberry Species Discovered

It's super-tiny, about the size of your thumbnail.<p>Can I get this job? Researchers have discovered a new species of wild mountain strawberry. It grows in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, at elevations of 3,000 feet to about 5,000 feet.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already squirreled away a …

Big Pic: Radar Makes Lake Look Like Bad Stoner Art

Topographic radar imagery paints a glowing line through bone-white Appalachia<p>The alien landscape above is actually a slice of Appalachia in Pennsylvania. At the center of it, in bright reds and vibrant purples, sits Raystown Lake.<p>Raystown is an odd lake - it's man-made, and man-made <i>twice,</i> first in …

The weird and wonderful world of the naked mole rat

Doctor Chris Faulkes, who has been working with them almost every day for the last 25 years, has long since learned to love naked mole rats, but, as …

How San Onofre's new steam generators sealed nuclear plant's fate

San Onofre's replacement generators were supposed to extend the nuclear plant's life and save money. The opposite ensued.<p>July 13, 2013|By Abby Sewell and Ken Bensinger<p>Aerial view of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in the northwestern… (Don Kelsen / Los Angeles…)<p>In March 2004, an attorney …

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Humans May Evolve To Grow An Endless Supply Of Teeth

In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.<p>The pufferfish is a very curious animal for lots of reasons; it swallows air or water to make itself larger and more threatening, it combines its combining pectoral, …

A DIY Microwave Hack Downloads Cooking Instructions From Barcodes

For when microwaving isn't easy enough.<p>Inspired by a Reddit post suggesting food products carry QR codes that would allow a microwave to automatically follow cooking instructions specific to that food, developer Nathan Broadbent decided he could hack a better microwave, one that could download and …

APOD: The Pillars of Eagle Castle (2013 Jul 14) Image Credit & Copyright: Emanuele Colognato & Jim Wood http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130714.html Explanation: What lights up this castle of star formation? The familiar Eagle Nebula glows bright in many colors at once. The above image is a composite of three of these glowing gas colors. Pillars of dark dust nicely outline some of the denser towers of star formation. Energetic light from young massive stars causes the gas to glow and effectively boils away part of the dust and gas from its birth pillar. Many of these stars will explode after several million years, returning most of their elements back to the nebula which formed them. This process is forming an open cluster of stars known as M16. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130714 #APOD

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its …

Late wickets lift England in victory pursuit

<i>Australia 280 and 174 for 6 (Rogers 52, Broad 2-34) need 137 more runs to beat England 215 and 375</i> <br>Scorecard and ball-by-ball details<p>Michael Clarke …

Check out this great pic (courtesy of @FinlayD) from the Scottish Open. Niclas Fasth landed in a spectators SHOE! http://t.co/1b0l9Gv5yD

Zaha: I am staying at United

Manchester United forward Wilfried Zaha says he intends to stay at Old Trafford this season, with Red Devils' boss David Moyes confirming that the …

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Dasaolu becomes second fastest Briton over 100m

James Dasaolu is the second fastest Briton over 100m © PA Photos<p>Enlarge<p>James Dasaolu became the second fastest Briton in history on Saturday after …

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Sharapova names Connors as coach

• WTA<p>ESPN staff<p>Maria Sharapova watched on from the stands at Wimbledon after a second-round exit © PA Photos<p>Enlarge<p>Related Links<p>News: Sharapova and …

VICTORY CHARGE: England take command of pulsating first Ashes Test. tomorrow's front... http://t.co/hFIGOnMTNz

Bell: Century was Ashes best

Ian Bell's post-match press conference<p>Ian Bell rated his century his "best Ashes innings" after helping England into a strong position going into the …

How the golden boot of Leigh Halfpenny rewrote British Lions history in the series win in Australia

Rewind to Cardiff on Dec 1 last year. With only seconds left on the clock, the Australian replacement Dave Dennis steamed down the right.<p>He was tackled, but found Kurtley Beale supporting inside for a try that claimed an improbable last-gasp victory. Australia had beaten Wales for an eighth …

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