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Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Biology

Utah, Virginia want Supreme Court to settle same-sex marriage issue

Two states, coming from different sides of the gay marriage debate, said Tuesday that they were appealing the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking a constitutional ruling that will finally settle the question of whether same-sex couples have a right to marry.<p>Utah Atty. Gen. Sean Reyes said he …

Iraq airstrike 'kills scores of IS fighters'

An Iraqi army airstrike in the rebel-held northern city of Mosul has killed 60 fighters from the Islamic State group, state television has reported.<p>The claim could not be independently verified and the area is inaccessible to most media.<p>According to the report on Wednesday, which cited unnamed …

Passengers tilt train carriage to free man trapped in the gap

A commuter who trapped his leg between a train and the platform has been freed after dozens of his fellow passengers pushed the carriage back.<p>The man was boarding the train into Perth at Stirling station on Wednesday morning when he stepped awkwardly, causing him to slip down the gap.<p>Passengers …

Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents Wednesday in anticipation of more Ebola infections as they disclosed five …

Humid cities are worse urban heat islands than dry cities

In a study of 65 cities across N. America – some humid and some dry – poor “convection efficiency” in humid cities made the urban heat island effect …

U.S. general’s killer hid in bathroom, used NATO machine gun, Afghan official says

The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO machine gun in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.<p>The investigation into the killing of Major-General Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranked …