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12-hour cease-fire starts after casualties mount for Hamas, Israel

Israel late Saturday authorized an extension of the humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza for another 24 hours at the request of the United Nations, Israeli officials told CNN.<p>But Hamas rejected a cease-fire extension, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.<p>"Any humanitarian cease-fire that does not include …

U.S. embassy in Libya evacuated

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Embassy in strife-torn Libya was evacuated early Saturday, under cover of American warplanes and spy aircraft, according to the State Department and the Pentagon.<p>Personnel from the embassy were evacuated as security deteriorated in the capital of Tripoli.<p>"Due to the ongoing …

MH17: Australia and Netherlands join renewed push to secure crash site

The Netherlands and Australia are standing by to send police and troops to the site of the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, in an attempt to finally secure the scene of the disaster, more than a week after the plane came down killing all 298 people on board.<p>Pro-Russia separatists in the …

Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

What’s the Real Cost of Your Steak?

These Mice Excel At Assembling The Ideal Sperm Swim Teams

In humans, it’s every sperm for itself: sperm cells race to reach an egg and the first one there gets to fertilise it. But in many other animals, sperm can clump together to form cooperative bundles that outswim any solo cells.<p>Take the deer mouse. The sperm of this common North American rodent have …

How Tall Can Skyscrapers Get?

Flight Risk

'Hot Jupiter' Exoplanets Cast Doubt On Planet Formation Theories

Scientists searching for worlds outside of the Solar System say that three such planets — distant gas giants that resemble Jupiter — are surprisingly dry.<p>The atmospheres of these exoplanets, known as ‘hot Jupiters’, contain between one-tenth and one-thousandth water vapour than predicted, …

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.<p>On that day an "extreme solar storm" did …

UFOs and Beyond: Apollo 14 Astronaut Ed Mitchell Is Looking Up

Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell may be the only astronaut to conduct an ESP experiment in space, or openly state that extraterrestrials could theoretically live on the moon. But when historians look back at the Apollo moon effort a thousand years from now, Mitchell wants to be remembered for …

Cancer Vaccine Exists, Goes Unused

The HPV vaccine could prevent thousands of people every year from getting cancer. But a new CDC report says most children still do not receive it.<p>Every 20 minutes a person in the U.S. is diagnosed with with a human-papilloma virus-associated cancer. Most of those cancers could be prevented with an …

The Second Man On The Moon Wants To Build Two Moon Bases

Buzz Aldrin on the 45th anniversary of the splashdown of Apollo 11.<p>Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, wants to establish a pair of bases there, he said in an interview on the 45th anniversary of his return Thursday.<p>"Now I think we need to participate and lead at the Moon," Aldrin said of his …

Food Firsts: Oysters

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>When I was a kid, my parents often threatened to send me to the oyster mines*.<p>This is just a fun, set-up comic for an upcoming series on the ways science, technology, and nature has helped us out in …

Even Major League Baseball Hates the FCC's Internet Fast Lanes

Baseball loves net neutrality.<p><i>The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins engage in a friendly debate, presumably about the finer points of net neutrality. Credit: Getty Images</i>.<p>Netflix isn't the only content provider openly protesting the FCC's proposed new rules against net neutrality. Major League …

Net Neutrality

Obama Will Attend UN Climate Summit in New York

President Obama will attend the high-level climate change "summit" that the United Nations plans to hold in New York on September 23, the White House …