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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Spectacular images bring new perspectives on phenomena from the aurora borealis to nebulae as far as 7,500 light years away<p>Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are …

Twice-Convicted Child Abuser Charged In Daughter's Death

A Tennessee man jailed for severely beating his daughter when she was only a baby now faces a first-degree murder change in her death.<p>Anthony Lane, 41, was charged Monday. His daughter, Amanda, died last year after more than 20 years living with her injuries. Amanda, who had cerebral palsy, was …

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Swich might be the most attractive (and costliest!) wireless phone charger you’ve ever seen

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Kickstarter<p>Look at your basic wireless charging pad and what do you see? Typically, it’s an uninspiring slab of …

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Hack Your Brain With A Machine That Reads Minds

Star Wars first planted the idea over 35 years ago that we could move objects with our minds. That idea is now a reality that has come a long way in the last few years. Emotiv is on the cutting edge of that technology with headgear that allows you to do things, such as make a toy car whiz by or …

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer …

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The Shocking Truth About Electric Animals

Wildlife<p>An elephantnose fish swims in the Congo River. Photograph by Reinhard Dirscherl, Alamy<p><b>Some animals are just plain shocking in that they’ve evolved the ability to detect naturally occurring electric fields, while others can produce their own electricity.</b><p>In a study published today in the …

Oldest animal-built reef discovered in Namibia

An ancient reef that once teemed with primitive sea life has been unearthed in Africa.<p>The reef, which dates to 548 million years ago, is the oldest animal-built reef ever found.<p>The coral-like creatures, dubbed <i>Cloudina</i>, may have built the superstructures to protect themselves from predators or to …

Microsoft delves deep into quantum computing research

Microsoft may be known for Windows, its Office suite, and — lately — the Xbox and Surface.<p>Some day, it might be known for supporting breakthroughs in particle physics and for helping pioneer quantum computers.<p>Microsoft’s “Station Q” research group, set up in 2006 on the campus of the University of …

biomorphosis:

This is not a tasty gummy sweet but a Jewel Caterpillar found in Amazon Rainforest. They are covered with sticky goo-like, gellatinous tubercles that provides protection from its predator like ants until they metamorphosise into winged moths.

Six Flags Unveils Tallest, Fastest and Steepest Wooden Roller Coaster

After much anticipation from thrill seekers and coaster enthusiasts, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois has finally unveiled its newest …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The handheld smartphone device which could spot cancer

A £240 ($400) handheld device which can analyse potential tumours is being developed in Tel Aviv.<p>The Mobile OCT device consists of a smartphone to take the images, a lens, some lights and a plastic handle.<p>The images are assessed by the device's operator and are then uploaded for review by a …

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New Dimensions: 10 Amazing Things Printed In 3D

<i>Jordan Forrest is a freelance writer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>Using a machine to print an object from scratch may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, but the concept has actually been around for more than 30 years. As …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons<p>Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first …

Windows 8.1 Store update brings easier navigation and curated apps

The updated Windows 8.1 store makes it easier to find new apps to try.<p>Microsoft quitely revamped the Windows 8.1 Store on Tuesday with a host of changes designed to make finding apps a bit easier. According to the company's Windows Experience blog, the update is also aimed at making navigation a …

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Quadriplegic racer will drive a Corvette using only his head

When Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt crashed in 2000 and became a quadriplegic, many assumed that his driving days were over. However, technology is about to put him back on the track. Arrow Electronics has developed the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project, a modified 2014 Corvette …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

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Woman Accused of Wiretapping For Allegedly Recording Own Arrest

A Massachusetts woman is facing an unlawful wiretapping charge after she allegedly recorded her own arrest via cellphone.<p>The Springfield Republican reported Monday that police originally arrested Karen Dziewit, 24, on Sunday for disorderly conduct and an open container violation.<p>Before she was …

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The Most Popular Items on McDonald's Secret Menu

McDonald's, since its founding in 1940, has exploded into a brand that is recognizable across the world, and an establishment with heavy influence on the American fast food industry. It has revolutionized the way that burger restaurants deliver food to the customer, implementing principles of the …

'Firenado' Captured in Wild Instagram Photo

Meet the dust devil's more dangerous cousin. A Missouri woman captured a picture of the above pillar of fire as she was driving down a road in the …

Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision Avant is a 55-inch UHD TV that moves

​As a group of journalists huddled together in a function room, deep within a central London hotel, a wide, framed display stands before them. Walled on three sides, a long, Bang & Olufsen-branded curtain hangs across the front-facing section -- clearly hiding whatever product the company has …