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Once science fiction, it'll be reality in 2014

As we prepare for a new year, we're excited about gear that brings to life for the first time ideas that have long been only future tense.<p>Why wait for the future? We're ready for science fiction to become real.<p>As the calendar gets set to turn from 2013 to 2014, it's also time to get excited about …

Virtual Reality

Virus Resurrected After Chilling in Siberia for 30,000 years

French scientists are celebrating after successfully revitalizing an ancient virus that had been lying dormant for 30,000 years in Siberian …

Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon

What if your dog could greet you with more than a growl, or announce the reason he's scratching at the door?<p>It sounds absurd and much like the …

Faith-Healing Couple Sentenced for Second Child's Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A judge has sentenced Herbert and Catherine Schaible with up to seven years in jail after their …

Banks Balk at Marijuana Money Despite U.S. Guidelines

The Obama administration has sent a message to the nation's bankers: Even though the sale of marijuana is a federal crime, they can provide service to this new industry without fear of prosecution, but only if the bankers follow a detailed list of guidelines.<p>Many praised the move as giving …

Cannabis

U.S. wants Ukraine to remain unified, cautions Russia | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials insisted on Sunday that Ukraine should remain unified and cautioned that any military intervention by Russia would be a mistake after bloody street protests ousted the pro-Moscow president.<p>Anti-Yanukovich protesters stand guard at the national bank office in …

Glacier That Produced Iceberg That Sank Titanic Moving at Record Clip

The Jakobshavn Glacier - the glacier that produced the iceberg that sank the Titanic in 1912 - is moving at a record clip today. Researchers from the …

Giant New Jellyfish Species Washes Ashore Down Under

According to researchers, we can expect a lot more of this sort of slimy event.<p>What appears to be a giant living blob washed ashore a beach in southern Tasmania, where it was discovered by a family. Turns out it is a new species of lion's-mane jellyfish.<p>Government scientist Lisa-ann Gershwin told …

Nature

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

NASA is now working with private companies to take the first steps in exploring the moon for valuable resources like helium 3 and rare earth metals.<p>Initial proposals are due tomorrow for the Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown program (CATALYST). One or more private companies …

Apple said to be studying solar, motion charging for iWatch

The company has apparently spent a lot of time studying charging methods for the iWatch, according to a report in The New York Times.<p>A New York Times report is providing more fodder for iWatch speculation, including the purported use of solar power.<p>Apple has been testing both solar and wireless …

Study Skills

The Super Bowl vs. Minecraft - Up at Noon - IGN Video

Brian Altano pits one of the biggest video games against America's big game.

Sci-Fi Horror Game Master Reboot Coming To PS3

by Butcher of Blaviken Friday, January 31, 2014 at 06:10 PM<p>Interesting, never heard of this but I'll be checking it out most likely.<p>by MF SHOOB …

China Announces Plans To Build International Space Prison

BEIJING—In a highly anticipated announcement that is being met with widespread enthusiasm by Chinese Communist Party officials across the country, …

The Danger of Nigeria's New Miracle River

Miracles come in all shapes and sizes: sometimes it’s a cat wandering home after years away; sometimes it’s an all-powerful deity impregnating a young virgin with a clone of himself.<p>Surprisingly often, though, the miracle involves the magical healing power of water. Consider what’s currently …

Real People With Comic-Book Super Powers

1. Rock Crusher<p>Seken Tolebekov, 83, of Kazakhstan, can crush rocks with his bare hands. He started crushing rocks when he was 24.<p>“I think I have some …

Meditation

WIRED Space Photo of the Day for January 2014

Author: Adam Mann<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day …

From algae to crude oil in less than an hour

Engineers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a pressure cooker-like technique that can convert algae into biofuel in less …

Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up on Monday after three years' sleep

If it awakes, Rosetta will catch up with a comet and send down a lander to ride the dirty snowball as it rushes towards the sun<p>At 10am GMT on Monday morning an alarm clock will rouse a snoozing spacecraft that is hurtling through the darkest reaches of the solar system. Launched 10 years ago, and …

Massive super-Earths might not be waterworlds - Futurity

The climate on massive terrestrial planets called "super-Earths" may be far more Earth-like than previously believed.

The End Of Anonymity

Technology that matches faces to names can already single out criminals. What happens when it can identify anyone?<p><i>Click here to see how a useless photo turns into an identifiable face.</i><p>Detective Jim McClelland clicks a button and the grainy close-up of a suspect—bearded, expressionless, and looking …

Your Houseplants Can Think, Talk, Read Your Mind: New Research Adds Evidence

New research by a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) shows plants have long-term memory. This adds to a body of research …

Plants