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6 Killed in Fourth-Floor Balcony Collapse in Berkeley

Six people died and seven others were wounded when a fourth-floor balcony collapsed early Tuesday in Berkeley, California, according to …

Photograph: Saul Schleimer<p>The red line shows a straight line from the North Pole through New York and on to the flat map of the world, analogous to the path of light from a source at N. Illustration: Henry …

Scientists Show You How to Make an Invisibility Cloak (Sort Of)

Physicists have figured out the optical parameters for a magic trick they characterize as a kind of "invisibility cloak" — and unlike most magicians, they're only too willing to show you how it's done.<p>Invisibility cloaks have been getting a lot of press over the years. That's not only because Harry …

Engineering

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

The Internet is only one flying robot away.<p>If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed …

Social Media

New View Suggests Big Bang Inflation Claims Are Just Dust

Newly released observations from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite have dealt a heavy blow to purported evidence of the universe's post-Big Bang growth spurt. Back in March, the scientists behind the South Pole Telescope campaign — known as Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic …

Universe

Egypt: Sinai bombing kills six policemen

<b>Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the Egyptian interior ministry says.</b><p>Two officers were also hurt in the attack, it said.<p>The group was travelling in an armoured convoy in northern Sinai.<p>Militants in Sinai have intensified their attacks on the …

House GOP Moves to Authorize Training Syrian Rebels

House Republicans are working to approve President Barack Obama’s request to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels with legislation that requires heavy Congressional oversight and explicitly does not authorize the deployment of U.S troops to combat Islamic militants.<p>The authorization, a key part …

PM says Thailand not always safe for tourists after murder of Britons

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s prime minister said on Tuesday the country was not always as safe for foreign visitors as their homelands, after the murder of two British tourists dealt a blow to the southeast Asian nation’s image.<p>The tourist industry accounts for 10 percent of Thailand’s economy …

Obama: U.S. ready to take the lead in Ebola fight

After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>The United States will send troops, material to build field hospitals, …

Taliban bomb kills 3 soldiers in NATO convoy; another shot elsewhere

Insurgents detonated a suicide car bomb near a convoy of international soldiers in Kabul early Tuesday morning, killing three soldiers and injuring nearly 20 troops and civilians, according to coalition forces.<p>The blast occurred on the capital’s airport road in an area where<p>the U.S. Embassyand …