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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. Brazilian researchers discovered an interesting link between a person’s ability 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]
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 confident that it recently published a video that appears as if it were..
A newly discovered alien planet may be one of the top contenders to support life beyond Earth, researchers say. The newfound world, a "super Earth" called Gliese 163c, lies at the edge of its star’s habitable zone — that just-right range of distances where liquid water could exist. "There are a wide range of structures..
Dinosaur fossils found with the bones of birds and small dinosaurs in their stomachs reveal the beasts may have been adept hunters capable of downing prey more than a third their own size, researchers say. Fossils are occasionally found with the remains of animals and plants inside what were once their guts. These tummy contents..
A footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon. Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Air Force Col. Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon after blastoff from Cape Kennedy, Fla., on July 16, 1969. The..
Skeleton could hold key to century-old puzzle of what caused Joseph Merrick’s terrible disfigurement He was the thing of children’s nightmares, outcast by a Victorian society unable to comprehend his grotesque deformities, but was later immortalised in films and plays. Joseph Merrick, better known as the Elephant Man, is one of medical history’s enigmas: 122..
Scientists and birdwatchers have discovered 10 new owl species in the Philippines, using advanced recording equipment that can distinguish between their hoots, a conservation official said. (Aug. 19) A photo taken in February and released by the Biodiversity Conservation Programme (BCP) shows one of the ten new species of owl — Ninox-Reyi — found in..
A Roman trading ship from the time of the Caesars has been discovered off the coast of Italy, reportedly in such good condition that some of the food may still be preserved inside the storage jars. Following up on a tip from local fishermen, police divers used a remotely operated vehicle to locate the ship,..
Commercial suborbital space flights should bring in between $600 million and $1.6 billion in revenue in their first decade of operations, according to a study commissioned by the US. Tourism drives about 80 per cent of the demand for suborbital flights, which reach about 63 miles above the planet’s surface before plunging back through the..
A trio of planets orbiting a sun-like star has the most similar layout to our solar system yet seen. The discovery supports the idea that planets emerge from relatively flat discs of material encircling stars and, at first, orbit neatly in the same plane, just as our eight planets circle the sun. This long-held notion..
Photos of a bloated, hairless animal washed up on by a New York river have sparked debate over what the creature could be and whether it is related to the "Montauk Monster". The creature was spotted under the Brooklyn Bridge by Denise Ginley, who sent photos of it to New York-based news website Gothamist on..
A freak double failure in its data centers took Twitter down for around an hour on Thursday, leaving millions without updates from friends, celebrities and news providers a day ahead of the Olympics. "We are sorry," said Mazen Rawashdeh, Twitter’s vice president of engineering, in a message on the company’s support blog. "Many of you..