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Mexico: officials searching for 43 missing students find human remains

Mexican authorities searching for 43 missing college students have found human remains in an area of southern Guerrero state and were being tested to see whether they belong to the young men last seen in police custody a month ago, a government official has said.<p>Authorities made the discovery …

Tracks on Mars? NASA spots rolling stone

NASA has discovered tracks on Mars, but they weren't left there by aliens or Elvis. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter peered down to the Red Planet's surface in the middle of July and spied a strange dotted path left by a rather large tumbling rock.<p>The path looks like it could have been laid down by …

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Black Holes? I'll Take a Medium, Please

In one sense, black holes are just ridiculously exotic. Their surface gravity is so powerful that even something as fast as light can’t escape …

Black Holes

Parasitic Amoeba Eats People Alive, Bite By Bite

These amoebae eat human cells while they are still alive, and then move on. Terrifying.<p>It used to be thought that the parasite <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> killed human cells with toxins and only ate them once they were dead--and that during its meals, it would eat cells by engulfing them whole, like other …

Jupiter and Venus will align almost completely on Monday night

Look up. A flurry of UFO "sightings" is expected early on Monday morning when a spectacular "double star" is created as the two brightest planets in the sky align almost completely.<p>In what is said to be one of the highlights of the astronomy calendar this year, the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus …