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'Arrest the killer of my child': Brown's mother pleads after autopsy
The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday, held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the preliminary autopsy and the number of bullets fired at their son.

18.08.2014 15:54

New app reveals how your smartphone can spy on you without permission (VIDEO)
Your Android phone can be turned into a microphone without your permission or knowledge. All that’s needed are the gyros in your phone that measure orientation. Stanford researchers have shown how to rewire them to pick up sound waves.

17.08.2014 09:52

Lethal bird flu cocktail sent out of lab accidentally, went unreported – CDC
A scientist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declined to tell superiors that a worker had mixed a lethal strain of bird flu with a more benign one, even though that mixed strain was shipped out to another laboratory.

16.08.2014 04:08

Star dust brought to Earth originated beyond our solar system
​NASA’s Stardust robotic mission which gathered samples from the flyby comet Wild 2 and brought them to Earth in 2006 has proven to be a success, with scientists saying some particles it collected originated from outside our solar system.

15.08.2014 12:03

No power to the people? UK govt watchdog blocks new grassroots energy co-ops
The British government’s financial watchdog has been accused of blocking new community projects aimed at challenging the dominance of big energy corporations.

15.08.2014 11:25

​Ebola outbreak scale ‘vastly underestimated’ – WHO
The official death toll from the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is currently standing at 1,145 deaths out of 2,127 cases, but the numbers could be vastly underestimated, the World Health Organization has warned.

14.08.2014 23:50

Google 'street view' maps coral reefs off Florida
US government researchers will apply “street view” mapping tools to underwater ecosystems in the Florida Keys this week in an effort to document coral reef health. The project is sponsored by the likes of insurance company Catlin and Google.

14.08.2014 14:44

​Why philosophers must take a stand on Gaza
What are Western philosophers thinking about this summer? Are they simply writing new books about Aristotle, German idealism, or Jacques Derrida’s deconstructionism?

14.08.2014 10:01

Satellites may soon be able to snap photographs of your face
Satellites run by Google and other private companies may soon have the ability to capture images of a person’s face and other sensitive information if federal restrictions continue to loosen from lobbying.

14.08.2014 03:52

Surviving Ebola: Life after illness and the ethics of testing drugs on humans
As countries and pharmaceutical countries rush experimental Ebola treatments to West Africa with the World Health Organization’s blessing, the world must figure out who gets the precious doses and what survival of the deadly disease means.

14.08.2014 00:33

No longer a man's world: Iranian woman becomes 1st female winner of ‘math Nobel’
Iranian scientist Maryam Mirzakhani has become the first-ever woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal, often described as the "Nobel Prize in Mathematics."

13.08.2014 04:49

Bioengineers build 3D tissue mimicking brain structure
A group of US scientists have managed to create a three-dimensional brain-like tissue featuring structural similarities to rat brain. Researchers hope that the new tissue could be used in the development of new treatments for brain dysfunctions.

13.08.2014 02:23

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