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Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Monster catfish which looks big enough to swallow a man whole caught in Italy

The giant fish, which weighed 20 stone, was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in northern Italy<p>With its huge, gaping mouth, it looks big enough to swallow a person whole.<p>This giant catfish, which weighed 20 stone (127kg) was caught by twin brothers Dino and Dario Ferrari in the Po …

E. Coli Cases Prompt Massive Ground Beef Recall

Health news<p>A Detroit meat packing company is recalling 1.8 million pounds of ground beef after the meat was linked to nearly a dozen potentially dangerous E. coli infections in four states, federal agriculture officials said Monday.<p>Wolverine Packing Co., issued the voluntary notice early Monday, …

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Researchers: The collapse of Greenland’s ice sheet could be a bigger disaster than we thought

<b>(Denis Burdin/Shutterstock)</b><p>The glaciers’ vulnerability to warming waters means current projections of sea level rise are likely too low<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>May 19, 2014 1:28pm (UTC)<p>New, from the people who brought us the unstoppable collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet: It turns out that Greenland's …

Germs in the Gut May Affect Autism, Study Finds

Health news<p>Bacteria living in the intestines and colon may affect symptoms of autism by breaking down important message-carrying chemicals, researchers reported Monday.<p>They found that children with autism have a very different make-up when it comes to gut germs, compared to children without autism. …

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Minnesota Bans Antibacterial Triclosan

Minnesota is banning the germ killer triclosan, which is found in many soaps and body washes. Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill on Friday, but the …

Storm Blankets São Paulo in Marble-Sized Hail

Ice is seen covering a street after a hailstorm in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 18, 2014. (Nilton Fukuda/AP Photo)<p>Brazil's biggest city escaped its most …

National landmarks threatened by climate change

Climate change is putting historic and cultural landmarks around the USA at risk, according to a report released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a non-profit science advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.<p>"Sea-level rise, coastal erosion, increased flooding, heavy rains …

Cholera Outbreak In South Sudan Capital Kills Nine: WHO

(Adds quotes, details)<p>By Tom Miles<p>GENEVA, May 19 (Reuters) - Cholera has broken out in the capital of South Sudan where five months of civil war has left thousands homeless and disrupted food supplies and health services, according to the World Health Organization.<p>WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said …

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Whoa! Spectacular Supercell Storm Takes Shape in Time-Lapse Video

Weird Science<p>You don't see clouds like this very often.<p>A group of storm chasers captured this video of a surreal, monstrous-looking thunderstorm cloud that spun menacingly over eastern Wyoming on Sunday.<p>The dramatic time-lapse video taken by Basehunters shows the eerie formation and dissipation of …

Global Warming Threatens More Deadly Everest-like Avalanches

Environment<p>Mountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk of more deadly disasters such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 people last month, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>More than 2,000 foreign mountaineers flock to the Himalayan …

Exclusive: Specter of SARS weighs on CDC as MERS virus lands in U.S

CHICAGO (Reuters) - When the SARS outbreak arrived in Toronto on February 23, 2003, carried by a woman traveling from Hong Kong, the disease quickly spread to hospital workers and patients in area hospitals, ultimately infecting 257 individuals and killing 33 people.<p>It’s a memory that hangs fresh …

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America Admits It Has No Idea What Kim Jong-Un Is Doing

When Kim became supreme leader two years ago, U.S. intel thought his China-allied uncle would guide his transition to power. In December, Kim had his uncle and some of his allies executed.<p>The U.S. thought Kim would focus on an economic overhaul of the meager economy instead of further development …

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Bearded dragons seen as salmonella source

NEW YORK (AP) — Bearded dragons have joined the list of pets that can give you salmonella poisoning.<p>In the last two years, 132 people in 31 states …

Why a deadly virus in the Middle East has the entire world on alert

<b>(xrender/Shutterstock)</b><p>A recent spike in MERS cases could be the beginning of a global outbreak<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 25, 2014 3:20pm (UTC)<p>A deadly new virus for which there is no cure and about which little is understood could present a global threat, officials say. It's called Middle Eastern …

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China’s war on smog will rein in global coal demand

China's pollution epidemic has finally spurred the country's leadership to declare a war on smog. It's about time. Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 per cent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that …

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Nobody would care much about North Korea – a small and isolated country of 24 million people, ruled by a grotesque dynasty that calls itself Communist – if not for its nuclear weapons. Its current ruler, Kim Jong-un, the 30-year-old grandson of North Korea’s founder and “Great Leader,” is now …

UK urged to admit that CIA used island as secret 'black site' prison

The government is under mounting pressure to "come clean" about the role of an overseas UK territory leased to the US and allegedly used as a secret "black site" detention centre.<p>An opponent of Colonel Gaddafi who was rendered in a joint MI6-CIA operation, and a leading human rights group …

Oklahoma Had Nearly 150 Earthquakes in One Month

Forty-eight earthquakes have rattled the ground in Oklahoma in the past week, contributing to one of the most earthquak-fraught months on record in …

Is the Oculus Rift sexist?

In the fall of 1997, my university built a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) to help scientists, artists, and archeologists embrace 3D immersion to advance the state of those fields. Ecstatic at seeing a real-life instantiation of the Metaverse, the virtual world imagined in Neal …

Scientists Move Closer to Inventing Artificial Life

Synthetic biology advances with a man-made chromosome inserted into live brewer's yeast.<p>In a biological first, an international team has inserted a man-made chromosome into brewer's yeast, producing a life form that thrives and successfully passes the designer genes on to its offspring.<p>The …