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Creepy New Ghost Photo Shows a Strange Face Floating in the Darkness

9 hours ago - As you can imagine, we come across a lot of “ghost photos” during our daily travels in the world of the weird. More often than not, said pictures are relatively underwhelming, obviously fake, or leave us wondering where the “ghost” is supposed to be… this one, however, is ...

Mind-reading device invented by scientists to eavesdrop on 'inner voice'

9 hours ago - It might seem the stuff of science fiction, but a mind-reading device is being developed by scientists which can evesdrop on your inner-voice. Reseachers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a machine and computer programme which converts brain activity into ...

Newly Created Fungus Is Part Human, Part Yeast

10 hours ago - A living yeast that is part human and part fungus has been engineered by scientists in a feat that shows how, despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from yeast, the two species share hundreds of genes in common. Those genes remain, in part, from the last common ...

Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world?

1 day ago - In Davos a few years ago, I met a well-known Indian tycoon. Knowing I had the title Astronomer Royal, he asked: “Do you do the Queen’s horoscopes?” I responded, with a straight face: “If she wanted one, I’m the person she’d ask.” He then seemed eager to hear my ...

King Henry I, like Richard III, could be buried in a car park, say archaeologists

1 day ago - The remains of another English king could be lurking underneath a 21st-century car park, archaeologists and historians have said. After the well-publicised exhumation in 2012 of Richard III from beneath a council lot in Leicester, attention has shifted to the possibility that Henry I, ...

Is It a UFO? Sun Halo Sparks Fear And Jokes in Mexico

1 day ago - Was it a UFO? A sign that the end is nigh? A rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun over Mexico City on Thursday, an optical phenomenon that triggered a social media frenzy of pictures and jokes about the end of the world. Some weren’t so amused. OK, don't freak, but ...

Woman Quits Job to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes In Bali

1 day ago - Elora Hardy left a successful career in the NY fashion scene to build bamboo houses in Indonesia. The Bali resident and her team have spent the last 5 years revolutionizing bamboo construction in the belief that it is an underused but ideal renewable resource. Hardy uses boron, which ...

Dawn Probe Gets Closer Look at Ceres' White Spots, But Mystery Endures

1 day ago - NASA's Dawn spacecraft has provided an even closer look at the bright spots on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres — but the origins of the spots are still subject to debate. The latest view, released Wednesday, shows the flashes of sunlight reflected by the spots inside a ...

Five ways oxytocin hormones shapes our subconscious social interactions

1 day ago - New research is finding that oxytocin doesn't just bond us to mothers, lovers, and friends—it also seems to play a role in excluding others from that bond. It's been called the cuddle hormone, the holiday hormone, the moral molecule, and more—but new research suggests that ...

Scientists to thrash out rules on genetically modified humans

1 day ago - Scientists in America will collaborate to draw up a set of ethical guidelines around the rights and wrongs of editing the human genome. The move comes after the shock discovery in April that researchers in China had successfully edited genes within human embryos. Despite ...

This Futuristic 'Living Concrete' Heals Itself With Built-In Bacteria

1 day ago - Concrete has been a go-to building material since Roman times. It’s durable, easy to make, and relatively inexpensive. There’s just one problem: It has a tendency to crack. There are a lot of different reasons that concrete cracks, but in general, it gets stressed either from ...

France to force big supermarkets to give away unsold food to charity

1 day ago - French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste. The French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles an ...

Remote galaxy discovered shining with light equal to 300 TRILLION suns

1 day ago - A remote galaxy shining brightly with infrared light equal to more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The galaxy, which belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE -- nicknamed extremely ...

Now THAT is a super moon! Images made of 32,000 photographs shows lunar surface in brilliant detail

2 days ago - Last week, amateur Polish photographer Bartosz Wojczyński combined an amazing 32,000 images to create a super high-resolution picture of the moon. It took only 28 minutes to take the photos from his balcony in Piekary Śląskie, but the total file size for the photos was a whopping ...

Glowing Green UFO Caught Over Netherlands

2 days ago - This green disk was caught off guard when the suns reflection was at the wrong angle and the cloaked UFO was revealed for a few seconds. This happens a lot during sunset, but the clouds caused a false sunset like state and the UFO was seen. You can clearly make out the round disk with ...