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Britain sends six RAF Typhoon jets to Cyprus base

Britain has sent six RAF Typhoon jets to its Akrotiri base in Cyprus in a move to protect British interests as tensions grow over Syria, the Ministry of Defence said Thursday. The jets were deployed will not take part in any direct military action, the ministry said, as the British…

Earthlings are really Martians, says new theory

Life on Earth was kick-started thanks to a key mineral deposited by a meteorite from Mars, according to a novel theory aired on Thursday. The vital ingredient was an oxidised mineral form of the element molybdenum, which helped prevent carbon molecules — the building blocks of life — from degrading…

Researcher: Facebook spammers make $200 million just posting links

Spammers posting links on Facebook fan pages to send people to third-party scam sites are earning $200m every year, according to calculations by a team of Italian security researchers who have investigated hundreds of thousands of posts on the social network. Andrea Stroppa and Carlo De Micheli, the leaders of…

NASA is 3D printing rockets

NASA is jumping on the 3D printing trend with a vengeance. It 3D printed rocket parts and fired them. Apparently it’s a much cheaper way of producing certain materials. [Source: Ars Technica]   …

Kazakhstan and the cost of being the world’s No.1 uranium producer

If you make a toxic mess under one of the most isolated parts of the planet, does it matter if you don’t clean it up? Does it make a difference if that mess will be there for thousands of years? Scientists are asking those questions as Kazakhstan has…  …

Two scientists may have performed the world’s first noninvasive human brain interface

Two weeks ago, Professor Rajesh Rao sat in his lab at the University of Washington wearing a cap studded with blue and green electrodes. He thought about pressing the spacebar on his computer keyboard to fire a cannon in a video game. And as he thought that, Andrea Stocco, a…

John Boehner calls on Obama to provide ‘unambiguous’ plan for Syria

The top Republican in Congress on Wednesday demanded an “unambiguous” explanation from President Barack Obama of his objectives in Syria ahead of any US military strike. Several members of Congress have expressed reservations about a US attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to its alleged use of…

U.S. demands release of Americans imprisoned in Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called for the release of two American dual citizens jailed in Iran, saying Washington was “deeply concerned” about their fate. He also again requested information on an American who went missing in Iran in March 2007. The United States is “deeply concerned…

Girl who gave bullying victims advice on YouTube found dead

A 15-year-old schoolgirl who recently posted a video diary giving advice to victims of bullying and speaking of her own experiences of being bullied has been found dead. Sinead Taylor, an aspiring dancer, revealed she had been driven to self-harm because of bullying in the past over her tomboy appearance…

Migraines may ‘alter brain structure in multiple ways’

Migraines may cause permanent changes in brain structure, though just how this affects patients over the long-term is unknown, according to research out Wednesday. A meta-analysis performed on six population-based studies and 13 clinic-based studies was published in Neurology, a journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The review found…

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