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A Hubble classic: The Crab Nebula is about 6,500 light-years from Earth The Crab Nebula has shocked astronomers by emitting an unprecedented blast of gamma rays, the highest-energy light in the Universe. The cause of the 12 April gamma-ray flare, described at the Third Fermi Symposium in Rome, is a total mystery. It seems to..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
Smith of Derby has designed the world’s first luxury Muslim prayer clock The company behind the world’s most expensive clock to celebrate the royal wedding has unveiled its latest creation – the world’s first luxury Muslim prayer clock. Smith of Derby launched the prayer clock, designed to be the most exclusive of its type..
One of Osama bin Laden’s three wives detained after the raid in Pakistan appears in an ID card. CBS News confirms Pakistan has informed the United States that the ISI will allow access to Osama bin Laden’s three widows who were left behind in the raid that killed the terrorist near Islamabad. CBS News national..
Kate Middleton younger sister, the wife of Prince William. Once hailed by the public because to Pippa Middleton appearance at the wedding of Prince William and Kate, Pippa Middleton now must face the problem because a number of sexy photographs suddenly circulating on the Internet...
Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of the US Congress on May 24, Republican House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday. "It will be an honor to welcome Prime Minister Netanyahu to the Capitol on May 24 as part of his official visit to the United States," Boehner said..
File photo of the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. Iran has finished reloading fuel into its first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr, with expectations it will start producing electricity in July, local media reported on Tuesday. The fuel rods were cleaned, reloaded "and final..
Universities such as Oxford could offer extra places to students who can pay the fees up front rather than taking out state-funded loans, under the government? Teenagers from the wealthiest families would be able to pay for extra places at the most competitive universities under government proposals that could allow institutions to charge some British..
Crash: A photographer is first to reach Diana’s smashed up Mercedes in 1997. The public have never seen close-up images of her dying A shocking paparazzi photograph of a dying Princess Diana is to be screened for the first time in a documentary about her fatal crash. Unlawful Killing, which will be shown at Cannes..
Nicolas Sarkozy arrives for a ceremony, marking the 66th anniversary of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, in Port-Louis. Nicolas Sarkozy has held on to his title of the most unpopular president in the history of the Fifth republic, dashing any hopes of a Bruni-Sarkozy baby boost to his re-election chances...
It was recently reported that France was using 300 kg (660 pound) concrete filled bombs to hit targets in Libya. Using laser guidance, it’s possible to hit and destroy a target directly with these concrete bombs, while greatly reducing casualties to any nearby civilians. The targets are usually Libyan armored vehicles or truck mounted rocket..
The U.S. Navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden and removed a bonanza of documents and flash drives may have left behind a vital source of intelligence: bin Laden’s wife Amal Ahmed Abdul Fatah. The story of how she found her way back to bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan from Yemen could well have..
Few individuals in recent history have exerted greater influence on world events than Osama bin Laden — and even fewer have inspired as much mythology. From the origins of the al-Qaeda terrorist network to the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001, to the manhunt that came to an end with such drama last Sunday, bin Laden’s..