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How Humble Moss Healed the Wounds of Thousands in World War I

The same extraordinary properties that make this plant an “ecosystem engineer” also helped save human lives

'End the injustice' pleads Venezuelan official's son over unrest

By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - The son of Venezuela's pro-government human rights ombudsman has surprised the country amid major protests against the leftist administration by publicly urging his father to "end the injustice."...Show More Summary

Wife of Tad Cummins Reveals Note He Left Before Running Off With Student: 'I'm So Sorry'

Jill Cummins spoke exclusively to Inside Edition about her estranged husband, who still calls her from prison.

Investors, South Korean tech suppliers brush off North Korea threat

By Jennifer Ablan and Stephen Nellis NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Growing tensions with North Korea should worry global electronics firms such as Apple Inc as they source key parts from South Korea, but investors are brushing off such concerns and snapping up shares in key exporters, heartened by robust earnings and big investment plans. Show More Summary

A material inspired by a sea worm changes according to the environment

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The gelatinous jaw of a sea worm, which becomes hard or flexible depending on the environment around it, has inspired researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop a new material that can be applied to soft robotics. Show More Summary

New Singapore research center for big data analytics and Artificial Intelligence

(Nanyang Technological University) Those without knowledge of computer programming could soon design their own games and applications using a new edutainment software being developed by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore).

When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia?

Alzheimer's is the result of a combination of risks you can and cannot control. Here's how to ground yourself before the next wave of Alzheimer's hysteria. The post When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia? appeared first on WIRED.

And then there was one: Ceres' disappearing ice volcanoes

Earth has numerous volcanoes, both active and extinct — some of which continue to tower over landscapes long after they finished erupting. On the chilly dwarf planet Ceres, however, scientists have identified just a single volcano —Show More Summary

Using a New Roadmap to Democratize Climate Change

A new tool aims to bypass governments and put the power of climate action in the people’s hands

Flashback Friday: What the shape of your nose says about your quality as a mate.

Photo: flickr/jbcurio Compared to the noses of most other primates, the human nose is quite large and easily broken. Why have we evolved such a risky appendage? According to this study, it might be because of sexual selection — in other words, a nice nose acts as an indicator of an individual’s fitness as a mate. Show More Summary

The History of the 'First 100 Days': How Did Most Presidents Fare?

Franklin D. Roosevelt is famous for really getting a lot done fast. How did other presidents stack up during their first 100 days?

How many people actually believe in astrology?

Astrology and horoscope columns are a familiar feature of tabloid newspapers, women's magazines and the web. They claim, controversially for some, that there is a meaningful relationship between celestial and terrestrial events, especially human affairs.

Arizona State University wins record 14 NSF career awards

(Arizona State University) ASU earns 14 prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards.

Violent street gang MS-13 puts Long Island towns in its grip

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on.

Can the Hennessey Exorcist drive out the Dodge Demon?

Texas tuner extraordinaire Hennessey Performance wants to give anyone considering snapping up the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon cause for concern. At the New York International Auto Show, Dodge confounded expectations with an 840hp street-legal drag car called the Demon. Show More Summary

Did artists lead the way in mathematics?

Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different disciplines – one devoted to abstract thought, the other to feeling. But sometimes the parallels between the two are uncanny.

Mother of Hawaii boy missing for 20 years released from jail

HONOLULU (AP) — The parents of a Hawaii six-year-old boy who disappeared 20 years ago had long been suspects, but without a body, there never has been any concrete confirmation that the child known as "Peter Boy" was dead until his mother pleaded guilty to manslaughter last year and agreed to testify against her husband.

Study highlights potential impact of CCTV in police investigations

CCTV cameras provide evidence 'useful' to the police in two-thirds of the investigations in which they are available new research suggests.

Students on the same brainwave

Measuring of brain waves sheds light on social dynamics during class

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