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5 children lost their dads in an attack that killed 3 US soldiers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The bodies of the three US soldiers killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan returned to American soil on Monday.<p>Their flag-draped caskets were brought off the plane at Dover Air Force Base as Vice President Mike Pence attended, standing with his hand over his heart.<p>The three men …

Military

Head-mounted cameras capture falcons' killer strategy – video

Footage from cameras strapped to falcons' heads and backs reveals how they close in on crows without alerting them. Rather than head straight for the prey, the falcons keep the birds in a fixed position to one side. The strategy exploits an effect called 'motion camouflage' where the predator does …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

A beaver in England? Well, I'll be dammed

If someone said they had spotted a large aquatic mammal by the river Otter, near the town of Ottery St Mary, you would assume it was … well, not a beaver. But you would be wrong. This photograph, by retired environmental scientist Tom Buckley, is believed to show England's first wild beaver for 500 …

Gender Swap Oculus Rift Experiment Lets You Fondle Yourself, As Another Person

Yesterday we brought you the new and baffling 'Sex with Glass' app.<p>Today it's the turn of the slightly more BeAnotherLab’s Gender Swap experiment …

Happy New Year's in Pictures

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The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

6 Amazing Lego Artworks That Will Blow Your Mind

While for many, Legos will always be known as a childhood toy, some grown-ups have taken Legos to fascinating new heights making it more like an art form. Whether they're using thousands of Lego bricks to recreate familiar pop-culture scenes or creatively assembling them into sculptures worthy of a …

Lego

The big energy problem that happens while you’re sleeping

When we were young, our mothers would tell us to turn off the lights before going to bed. But our mothers’ best efforts to encourage conservation at …

3 Ideas To Save The Seafood Industry Of The Future

The result has been that, over the past few years, a growing group of companies and activists have actually banded together to change the way the …

Aquaculture

A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change

The Earth may be more than 4.5 billion years old, but it can still surprise us. Scientists have discovered a gigantic liquid water reservoir …

Is DNA analysis stuck in the past?

New tech could free innocent people from prison — but no one's rushing to test it.<p>A few weeks ago, the Innocence Project of New York (IP) announced that it had helped to release another innocent person from prison. This time it was Gerard Richardson. As <i>The Verge</i> outlined in September, Richardson …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

What the big money is betting on in 2014

What does 2014 hold for financial markets? The world’s biggest money managers are making some bold bets for the New Year, according to a new …

Stock Markets