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The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don't know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Scientists grow mini human brains from stem cells | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism.<p>A cross-section of an entire organoid showing development …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue, The Sharpest Space Photos Ever, And More

<b>250 microns</b>: the thickness of the microtissues printed out by the first commercial 3-D bioprinter, which will soon help biochemists test new drugs<p><b>100 miles</b>: the distance the Galileo space probe made it into Jupiter's atmosphere in 1995 before being vaporized (could a stronger spacecraft fly …

The Week In Numbers: The First Lab-Grown Burger, 3-D Printed Body Parts, And More

<b>$600,000</b>: the funding the National Institutes of Health has awarded to bioprinting projects since 2007. See how 3-D printed body parts will revolutionize medicine.<p><b>20,000</b>: the number of cow cells used to make the first lab-grown beef patty<p><b>$15,000</b>: the money this team hopes to raise for a campaign to …

Israel OKs New Settlement Construction In West Bank

Israel's housing minister has given the green light to build 1,200 apartments in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, complicating newly revived peace talks with the Palestinians.<p>The decision comes as the two sides prepare for a second round of talks in Jerusalem after a high-level meeting in …

The Coolest Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

No, we're not talking about Bognor Regis — we're talking about Paris, duh! And, now is the time to steal a weekend away from your social calendar, for we've planned your mini city break, and it's got youshopping, sipping, and dining like a local — with not a tourist in sight, we promise.First stop …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

Our Once And Future Oceans: Taking Lessons From Earth's Past

One of the most powerful ways to figure out how the Earth will respond to all the carbon dioxide we're putting into the atmosphere is to look back into the planet's history.<p>Paleontologists have spent a lot of time trying to understand a time, more than 50 million years ago, when the planet was much …

Why Not Just Dispose Of Nuclear Waste In The Sun?

We could do it, but should we?<p>After FYI answered why dumping the world's nuclear waste into a volcano would be a bad idea, our inbox was flooded with readers wondering, "Well, how about shooting it into the sun?"<p>On paper, this is a fantastic way to wipe our hands clean of all that pesky waste. The …

Your Shot: Machu Picchu

Located high in the Peruvian Andes, Machu Picchu was hidden from the outside world for hundreds of years. Explore the well-preserved Inca ruins in this gallery of photos submitted by National Geographic.

South America

National Aquarium Unveils World’s Largest Reproduction of Indo-Pacific Coral Reef

This month, the National Aquarium in Baltimore opened a new permanent exhibit, Blacktip Reef. Based on the Indo-Pacific reefs found across a large swath of oceans, the exhibit is the largest of its kind in the world.<p>Ocean Views spoke with the aquarium’s general curator, Jack Cover, about the new …

Woolly mammoth DNA may lead to a resurrection of the ancient beast

Technical and ethical challenges abound after first hurdle of taking cells from millennia-old bodies is cleared<p>The pioneering scientist who created Dolly the sheep has outlined how cells plucked from frozen woolly mammoth carcasses might one day help resurrect the ancient beasts.<p>The notional …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

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What is wrong with India's economy?

<b>On Tuesday, India further eased rules on foreign direct investment in a range of industries in an attempt to boost the economy which grew at its slowest pace in a decade during the 2012-13 financial year. Economic analyst Paranjoy Guha Thakurta explains what ails Asia's third-largest economy.</b><p>For …

Economics

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin | Colossal

<p>When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on …

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …

Syria conflict: why Pakistani Taliban is pledging support for rebels

The Pakistani Taliban's claim to have sent "hundreds of fighters to Syria" to take part in fighting against the forces of President Bashar al-Assad …

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 …

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 …

Flexible 'electronic skin' can help heal, detect touch and temperature

Surgeons could one day restore lost feeling in humans by using artificial skin that's been augmented with flexible sensors, and a new development from researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology may bring that closer to reality. The research team has developed a flexible sensor that …

British scientists renew focus on alien research with formation of UK SETI Research Network

UK scientists are attempting to make a more concerted effort in researching extraterrestrial life. Academics in a number of British institutions have banded together to form the UK SETI Research Network. "There is a small but active group of SETI researchers in the UK, who need a forum to discuss …

IVF baby born using revolutionary genetic-screening process

The first IVF baby to be screened using a procedure that can read every letter of the human genome has been born in the US.<p>Connor Levy was born on 18 …

Abu Qatada deported from UK to stand trial in Jordan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/992000/992828_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524652539_8314f8e9ddde9a3eeae7e2ad32d343a3<p><b>Radical cleric Abu Qatada is being held in a high security jail near the Jordanian capital Amman, after being deported from the UK.</b><p>His plane left RAF …

United Kingdom

Colombia deports Calabrian mafia boss Pannunzi to Italy

<b>Italian police have arrested mafia boss Roberto Pannunzi after he was deported back to Italy from Colombia.</b><p>He was detained in a shopping centre in Bogota on Friday in an joint operation carried out by the Colombian authorities and US anti-drug officials.<p>Pannunzi is alleged to be responsible for …

Latin America

EU renews Turkey talks despite Taksim tension

Infront of tens of thousands of supporters, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan could not have been more direct as he targeted members of the European Parliament.<p>"Know your place," he roared in mid-June.<p>A few days later, he declared that he "did not recognise" the EU legislature.<p>Erdogan …

Bomb blasts hit Buddhist sites in India

A series of small blasts hit three Buddhist temples in eastern India, injuring at least two people and drawing condemnation from the prime minister.<p>Senior police officer S.K. Bhardwaj said a gate at one of the shrines was badly damaged in Bodhgaya, a town 130 kilometres (80 miles) south of Patna, …

Egypt Ambassador: Morsi's Ouster Was Not A Coup

Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, Egypt's ambassador to the United States insisted that the military ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi did not constitute a coup.<p>"Absolutely not," Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik said in response to a question by Jonathan Karl. "The military -- listen, …