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Gaza's Residents Catch Their Breath During Ceasefire (PHOTOS)

After nearly a month of fighting, Israel and Hamas agreed on Monday to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire proposal. The 72-hour truce took effect early on Tuesday morning.<p>Civilians in Gaza emerged from shelters, hospitals and schools and returned to their homes and neighborhoods to examine the damage. …

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Co-Pilot on MH370 Attempted an In-Flight Call, Report Says

The co-pilot aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 reportedly attempted a call from a mobile phone just before the plane disappeared.<p>Co-pilot Fariq …

And Now, A Giraffe Eating An Impala Skull

This impressive photo shows a curious behavior sometimes seen in wild giraffes called <i>osteophagia</i>. It literally means "bone eating."<p>Giraffes don't …

Wildlife

Bird Perches on Top of the Backboard During Wizards-Spurs Game

We've seen a bat enter an NBA arena before, but he wasn't nearly as calm as this bird that sat on top of the backboard in the Verizon Center during the Washington Wizards-San Antonio Spurs game on Wednesday night.<p>The bird saw a great game, as the Spurs won, 125-118, in double OT.<p>[That NBA Lottery …

Basketball

13-year-old quadruple amputee: ‘You can do it’

Michael Stolzenberg is a 13-year-old quadruple amputee who is setting out to raise $1 million for victims of the Boston bombing. He is just one of many inspiring young people spotlighted in Wednesday’s special edition of the Fourth Hour of TODAY.

'Sirius' Documentary Reveals DNA Test Results On Ata, The '6-Inch Alien'

The mummified remains of what looks like a 6-inch space alien has turned "Sirius" into the most eagerly awaited documentary among UFO enthusiasts.<p>The findings, however, might come as a disappointment.<p>In early publicity, filmmakers claimed the documentary would reveal that the DNA of the creature …

Blood-sucking parasites called deer keds spreading in Norway

A high moose population density and mild autumn weather result in a higher prevalence of deer keds (louse fly parasite). A great deal of pine forest …

Wildlife

Speed Freaks of Nature: The Fastest-Accelerating Animals

Researchers have just measured the acceleration of the cheetah for the first time. But how do other animals in the air and sea measure up?<p>Researchers have just measured the acceleration of the cheetah for the first time. But how do other animals in the air and sea measure up?

Humans polluted with lead 8,000 years ago - Futurity

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — The oldest evidence of lead pollution caused by humans has been …

Pollution

New Type Of Pulsing Star Discovered

Scientists' current understanding of stars says these stars shouldn't vary in brightness, but they do.<p>Astronomers have discovered a new type of pulsing star. There are 36 of the new type, located in a cluster about 7,000 light-years away from Earth.<p>Based on their brightness and temperature, they …

10 Deadliest Animals in the World

We humans are constantly putting in efforts to make a better and safer life for ourselves, but the world remains a dangerous place. As for wild …

White Shark

New Human Body Part Discovered

Time to rewrite the textbooks!<p>The newest addition to human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but its discovery will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he's calling it (can you guess?) …

Purple sea urchins have a weapon against ocean acidification

As the carbon content of the ocean continues to increase, purple sea urchins may be able to adapt rapidly to survive.<p>In the race against climate …

Climate Change

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New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

Deep-Sea Oarfish Filmed in Gulf (+Video)

A deep-sea oarfish was spotted in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.<p>A video published recently shows the rare deep-sea oarfish, a creature that lives …

Fish

The Gamma Delphinids Are Coming: 'Elusive' Meteor Shower Tonight

The gamma Delphinids are coming to Earth tonight, NASA says, as it predicts that the early hours of Tuesday, June 11, will bring the best visibility of the meteors since they were first observed in 1930. People in North and South America may be able to spot them in areas with dark skies, the agency …

APOD: Star Forming Region NGC 3582 (2013 Jun 11) Image Credit & Copyright: Desert Hollow Observatory http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130611.html Explanation: What's happening in the NGC 3582 nebula? Bright stars and interesting molecules are forming. The complex nebula resides in the star forming region called RCW 57. Visible in this image are dense knots of dark interstellar dust, bright stars that have formed in the past few million years, fields of glowing hydrogen gas ionized by these stars, and great loops of gas expelled by dying stars. A detailed study of NGC 3582, also known as NGC 3584 and NGC 3576, uncovered at least 33 massive stars in the end stages of formation, and the clear presence of the complex carbon molecules known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PAHs are thought to be created in the cooling gas of star forming regions, and their development in the Sun's formation nebula five billion years ago may have been an important step in the development of life on Earth. The above image was taken at the Desert Hollow Observatory north of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. http://www.deserthollowobservatory.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130611 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0611

Google celebrates Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of children's books

There is much to love about Maurice Sendak and I am pleased to see that Google has reminded us of that by honouring him with a special Doodle …

Picturing science: Mapping the moon

Given my recurring Picturing Science posts in this blog, I can't avoid mentioning the new exhibition that has opened at the National Maritime Museum, …

Afghan forces end Kabul airport attack

A coordinated suicide and grenade attack on the Kabul airport has ended with all seven attackers being killed, the Afghan interior ministry has said.<p>The Taliban earlier claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn attack on Monday, telling Al Jazeera that the target was the military airport.<p>"There were …

Taliban attack Kabul military airport

Taliban fighters have showered Kabul's military airport with rockets in a show of force that caused no casualties but was a reminder of the group's …

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NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …