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Edward Snowden announces plans to work on anti-surveillance tech

10 hours ago - Edward Snowden says he plans to develop and promote anti-surveillance technology to hamper government spying across the globe. The former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, who leaked confidential documents detailing the extensive surveillance activities of the NSA and the ...

New species of insect discovered in China with an 8 inch wingspan

13 hours ago - * The largest aquatic insect in the world has been found in Chengdu, China * It is of the order Megaloptera and has a wingspan of 8.3 inches (21 cm) * This is larger than the previous record, which stood at 7.5 inches (19 cm) * The giant insect has huge mandibles that it uses during ... 1

Solar storm two years ago narrowly missed Earth

15 hours ago - On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth's atmosphere. These plasma clouds, known ascoronal mass ejections (CMEs), comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least 150 years. "If it ...

Breaking News: God appears in the sky over Norfolk, UK

23 hours ago - Nobody can argue there's something heavenly about a cluster of clouds on a summer's day. And by the look of this stunning picture, that is certainly the case, if you look closely. Amateur photographer Jeremy Fletcher took this extraordinary photograph which appears to show a God-like ... 1

Scientists cut HIV out of human genome using enzymes

1 day ago - US scientists have physically cut the HIV virus out of infected cells by using enzymes. The method could, in theory, lead to a permanent cure for AIDS, though researchers warn there is still a long way to go. Scientists from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia have ...

George R.R. Martin Responds To A Heartfelt Letter From 13-Year-Old Fan

1 day ago - As many of you know, George R.R. Martin held an online fundraiser last month on behalf of a Wolf Sanctuary. The grand prize in that fundraiser was the opportunity to go on a helicopter ride and look at some wolves. However, if you donated $20,000, you also got to be killed in ...

Darth Vader is polling higher than presidential candidates for 2016

1 day ago - On Tuesday FiveThirtyEight released the results of a poll of Americans' opinions on the "Star Wars" universe. Not surprisingly, Jar Jar Binks is the most reviled character in the series. As Walt Hickey notes, the Gungan from Naboo posted lower favorability numbers than Emperor ... 1

As above, so below? Horseshoe crabs harvested for their blue blood

1 day ago - The thing about the blood that everyone notices first: It's blue, baby blue. The marvelous thing about horseshoe crab blood, though, isn't the color. It's a chemical found only in the amoebocytes of its blood cells that can detect mere traces of bacterial presence and trap them in ...

Transition phase: NASA's Fermi finds a 'transformer' pulsar

2 days ago - In late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed. The pulsar's radio beacon vanished, while at the same time the system brightened fivefold in gamma rays, the most powerful form of light, ...

Are You Moving Towards the Life You Want or Away From It?

2 days ago - “Life is truly what you make it. The purpose and meaning of life is the purpose and meaning that you give it” — Steven Redhead Life doesn’t come with a rule book. With over 7 billion people living on earth, it would be impossible to determine a one size fits all formula ...

Atom Smasher Sheds New Light On Proton Spin Mystery

2 days ago - Protons have a constant spin that is an intrinsic particle property like mass or charge. Yet where this spin comes from is such a mystery it’s dubbed the “proton spin crisis.” Initially physicists thought a proton’s spin was the sum of the spins of its three constituent quarks. ...

Space aliens walk among us? Indeed, claims retired Temple professor David Jacobs

3 days ago - The way David M. Jacobs sees it, aliens from outer space have been kidnapping humans for aeons and sexually molesting them to create human-alien hybrids that walk among us today undetected and will soon take over Earth. He knows that sounds crazy. But he long ago quit ...

New gene discovered that stops spread of deadly cancer

3 days ago - A gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body has been discovered by researchers, indicating a new way to fight one of the worlds deadliest cancers. By identifying the cause of this metastasis -- which often happens quickly in lung ...

Space program should end because aliens are going to hell anyway

3 days ago - Creationist Ken Ham has said that the U.S. space program is a waste of money because any alien life that scientists found would be damned to hell. “I’m shocked at the countless hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless ... 4

Oceans vital for possibility for alien life

3 days ago - Researchers have made an important step in the race to discover whether other planets could develop and sustain life. New research published today in the journal Astrobiology shows the vital role of oceans in moderating climate on Earth-like planets. Until now, computer ...

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