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Breaking News: from the Onion.

June 22, 2010

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http://www.theonion.com/video/breaking-news-some-bullshit-happening-somewhere,16928/ This keeps cracking me up every time I watch it.

At least 40 Shot in Chicago Violence over the Weekend

June 22, 2010

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At least 40 people were shot in a spate of violence across Chicago over the weekend, police said on Monday. An one-year-old girl was among the victims. She was standing outside with her father and four other men shortly after Midnight when a lone male sprayed gunfire in their direction. The girl was taken to […]

Chemical element 114: A first at GSI

June 22, 2010

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At GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, an international team of scientists succeeded in the observation of the chemical element 114, one of the heaviest elements created until now. The production of element 114 is very difficult and requires dedicated particle accelerators. So far, this feat was achieved at only two other research centers, in the USA […]

Hubble captures bubbles and baby stars

June 22, 2010

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A spectacular new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image — one of the largest ever released of a star-forming region — highlights N11, part of a complex network of gas clouds and star clusters within our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. This region of energetic star formation is one of the most active in the […]

New design for motorcycle engines powered by compressed air

June 22, 2010

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Most motorcycles in the world today use engines that burn gasoline, contributing to greenhouse gasses and adding air pollution to the surrounding area. Now two scientists in India have conceptually designed a new, cleaner motorcycle engine that uses compressed air to turn a small air turbine, generating enough power to run a motorcycle for up […]

Scientists discover music in Sun!

June 22, 2010

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For the first time, astronomers have found that the magnetic field in the outer atmosphere of the Sun produces eerie musical harmonies — a discovery that could provide new ways of understanding and predicting solar flares before they happen. Scientists at the University of Sheffield found that huge magnetic loops that have been observed coiling […]

French prisoner ‘killed cellmate and ate his lung’

June 22, 2010

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A French prisoner killed his cellmate then sliced open his chest to remove and eat his heart, a court has heard. However, the man removed the wrong organ, and ate his lung by mistake. Nicolas Cocaign, 39, appeared in court in the northern city of Rouen for allegedly killing Thierry Baudry in January 2007 by […]

Bye bye bifocals, hello electronic spectacles

June 22, 2010

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Traditional bifocals could become a thing of the past with the invention of electronic glasses that automatically adjust to let their wearer view objects at different distances. The spectacles, which are due to be launched in the US this year and the UK next year, use lenses that change their strength when a small electrical […]

For Life Thriving on Gulf of Mexico’s Seabed, Many Unknowns

June 22, 2010

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The deep seabed was once considered a biological desert. Life, the logic went, was synonymous with light and photosynthesis. The sun powered the planet’s food chains, and only a few scavengers could ply the preternaturally dark abyss. Then, in 1977, oceanographers working in the deep Pacific stumbled on bizarre ecosystems lush with clams, mussels and […]

Are We Overlooking Alien Beacons?

June 22, 2010

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Last week Hubble Space Telescope images definitively showed that the bright flash of light seen on Jupiter was simply a meteor. Albeit, a blinding bright meteor to be seen across 400 million miles of interplanetary space. As reported by Ian O’Neill Hubble failed to find any telltale debris as seen in Jupiter comet and asteroid […]

Sunscreen scam? We spend millions every year on sun protection, so why is skin cancer still on the rise?

June 22, 2010

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Slathering on suncream at the first hint of sunshine has become commonplace – as a nation, we’re far more sun safety conscious than a decade ago and spend £259 million a year on products designed to ward off the sun’s rays. Despite this, cases of skin cancer are continuing to rise and the main cause […]

Seeds of life found in deep space

June 22, 2010

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Astronomers have discovered important basic ingredients for life forming in the depths of space. They identified one of the most complex organic molecules known, called anthracene, in a dense cloud of matter between the stars. It is an exciting find because, when subjected to ultraviolet radiation and combined with water and ammonia, anthracene could produce […]

Mystery of million mummies buried near Snefu’s Seila pyramid

June 22, 2010

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Researchers from Brigham Young University, in Utah, are trying to find why a million mummies are buried near Pharaoh Snefru ‘s Seila pyramid. About 4,600 years ago, Snefru initiated one of the greatest construction projects in human history. For reasons yet unknown, he decided to build four pyramids scattered at different places across Egypt. Two […]

Cosmic Log – Lucy’s ‘great-grandfather’ found

June 22, 2010

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A sculptor’s rendering shows how the 3.2-million-year-old hominid called Lucy might have looked in life. A more recently found fossil known as Kadanuumuu is from the same species, but 400,000 years older. Anthropologists say they have discovered the 3.6 million-year-old partial skeleton of a creature that came from the same species as Lucy, but was […]

Anti-gang ‘mosquito’ device should be banned

June 22, 2010

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A device that uses high-frequency sound to disperse teenage gangs is illegal under human rights law and is degrading and discriminatory to youngsters, a report claims. An investigation by the Council of Europe found the controversial “mosquito” device should be banned in Britain because it violates legislation prohibiting torture. It found that “inflicting acoustic pain […]

Largest digital camera hunts killer asteroids

June 22, 2010

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The PS1 Observatory on Haleakala, Maui just before sunrise. The new telescope is billed as the world’s largest digital camera and is scanning the night sky for potentially dangerous asteroids. A new telescope in Hawaii being billed as the world’s largest digital camera has begun searching the sky for potentially killer asteroids that could endanger […]

Mannequin mistaken for mummy in abandoned boat

June 22, 2010

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A reported “mummified” body on an abandoned boat in the Florida Keys turned out to be a mannequin. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a young couple spotted what they thought was a dead body in an abandoned boat off Sugarloaf Key on Saturday night. They said it appeared to be mummified. The Florida Fish […]