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Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in places, with what looked like ice floes in others.<p>This sparked the possibility that beneath that icy crust could be an ocean. …

Astronomy

Mitochondrial disease kills 150 children a year. A micro-transplant can cure it

Imagine that there was a law which prevented 150 children a year suffering from a life threatening liver or kidney failure from receiving a transplant. This would be unethical. But this is precisely the current state of affairs for around 150 children every year in the UK suffering from …

Genetics

CDC urges measles vaccinations amid nationwide outbreak; 100 cases confirmed so far

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House urged individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children amidst an outbreak of at least 100 measles cases originating at Disney theme parks in December. The virus was declared eliminated in the U.S. in …

FBI adds alleged al-Shabab recruiter from Virginia to most-wanted terrorist list

The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia.<p>An arrest warrant, originally issued in February, was unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria for Liban …

Search teams find main wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Indonesia official says he believes dozens of bodies are trapped inside the wreckage of the Airbus 320 that crashed into the Java Sea<p>Indonesian search teams have found the main fuselage of the AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the Java Sea last month with 162 people on board and believe the …

Storm brings halt to AirAsia search operation

Gale-force winds and high waves have forced search teams to suspend their work recovering the bodies of AirAsia flight QZ8501 passengers and crew from the Java Sea.<p>Since Tuesday afternoon, searchers off the coast of Borneo had found the bodies of four men and three women, said Indonesia’s search …

Man’s headaches due to tapeworm living in his brain for four years

A man who went to see his doctor after suffering headaches and experiencing strange smells was found to have been living for more than four years with a rare parasitic worm in his brain.<p>In the first case of its kind in Britain, the ribbon-shaped tapeworm was found to have burrowed from one side of …

Latvian Foreign Minister Announces He Is Gay on Twitter

The Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics has announced he is gay on Twitter.<p>The minister of the Baltic state wrote: “I proudly announce I am …

Chronic Fatigue Might Be All In Your Head (Literally)

For years, people with chronic fatigue have been told they’re acting like whiny hypochondriacs. That’s because there are a lot of symptoms that go with being really really tired, including joint pain, headaches, digestive problems, and abnormal blood pressure. The way these things vary from person …

Brain age tests to be offered to middle-aged in battle against dementia

Doctors are to offer middle-aged patients the opportunity to take a computer-based test designed to show how their “brain age” compares with their biological age as a way of encouraging them to pursue healthier lifestyles.<p>The computer-based test, devised by Public Health England, will be piloted by …

Rocket Explodes, Aborting NASA Mission to Resupply Space Station

No injuries were reported in the launch explosion on Tuesday.<p>In a fiery nighttime explosion, an Antares rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday.<p>Launched at 6:22 p.m. EDT, the spacecraft ascended straight up before an explosion blossomed …

Israeli Forces Clash With Palestinians in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in East Jerusalem overnight amid ongoing tensions almost a week after a car rammed a crowd waiting at a railway stop in the city, killing two. The epicenter of the unrest was Silwan, the hometown of the driver Abdel-Rahman Shaloudi, who was shot …

Embryonic Stem Cells Restore Vision In Preliminary Human Test

Scientists are reporting the first strong evidence that human embryonic stem cells may be helping patients.<p>The cells appear to have improved the vision in more than half of the 18 patients who had become legally blind because of two progressive, currently incurable eye diseases.<p>The researchers …

CDC Director on Ebola: 'Even a Single Infection is Unacceptable'

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that he was "confident" the spread of Ebola could be stopped, a day after a test confirmed a Dallas nurse had been infected while caring for a Liberian national in her hospital.<p>"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola …

The First Person to Contract Ebola on U.S. Soil

As a Dallas nurse contracts the virus, John McCain is calling on the Obama administration to name an Ebola "czar."<p>As news broke Sunday that a healthcare worker in Texas became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil after treating a Liberian man who died of the disease at a Dallas hospital, …

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New Treasures Recovered From The 'Titanic Of The Ancient World'

Since sponge divers discovered it in 1900, the ancient Antikythera shipwreck -- a massive Greek vessel that sank more than 2,000 years ago in the Aegean Sea -- has captivated archaeologists. Located 180 feet below the surface near the island of Antikythera, the wreck has given up all manner of …

Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera | Colossal

<p>Beautiful Chemistry is a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and University of Science and Technology of China that seeks to make …

NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns.<p>"You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," Dr. Fiona A. Harrison, professor of physics and astronomy at the California …

Navajo tribe disqualifies presidential candidate over language fluency

Chris Deschene sat before a tribal hearing officer and was asked a series of basic questions, including one about how a resolution becomes law. The catch: he had to answer in Navajo.<p>Deschene repeatedly refused, saying it was not right that he be singled out and tested on his language ability. He …

4-Year-Old Thinks Heroin Is Candy, Distributes Hundreds of Packets at School

A 4-year-old girl took hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care center and began passing it out, thinking it was candy, Delaware State Police …

Pennsylvania grandfather charged in starving of seven-year-old boy | Reuters

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - The grandfather of a boy who Pennsylvania authorities say was starved nearly to death, appeared in court on Tuesday to face 14 charges including aggravated assault, false imprisonment and attempted first-degree murder.Dennis Beighley, his wife Deana Beighley and step-daughter …

Drone Could Help Detect Wildfires in Wildlife Refuge

A camera-equipped lightweight drone could soon be helping federal officials spot forest fires in the nearly 112,000-acre Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge along the Virginia-North Carolina border. NASA’s Langley Research Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have signed a one-year …

Train Wreck Caught On Video As Locomotive Slams Into Truck In Louisiana

A train crash in Louisiana was caught on video over the weekend. The stunning footage shows the locomotive slamming into a truck that had been stopped on the tracks.<p>The crash Sunday in Mer Rouge, La., injured the conductor and engineer and derailed two engines and 17 cars of the 87-car train, state …

Police: 4-year-old brings heroin to daycare, gives it out as candy

Nice kid. Wrong thing to share at daycare.<p>A preschooler's mom was arrested this week after her 4-year-old daughter brought 249 packets of heroin to a Delaware daycare and handed them out to other students, thinking it was candy.<p>Police say the child ended up with the drugs when her mom gave her …

Afghanistan executes five men for gang-rape

Five Afghan men have been hanged for the gang-rape of four women despite the UN and human rights groups criticising the trial and calling for the new president, Ashraf Ghani, to stay the executions.<p>The brutal attack in the town of Paghman, outside Kabul, provoked a national outcry, with many …

Mexico officials claim 28 mutilated bodies found in mass grave

A clandestine grave on the outskirts of a Mexican city where police clashed with student protesters a week ago contained 28 bodies too damaged for immediate identification, state officials said.<p>Guerrero State Prosecutor Inaky Blanco said he could not say whether any of the dead could be some of the …

Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of …