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Schrödinger’s cat caught on quantum film

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Schrodinger’s cat, the good ole thought experiment that’s been twisting (non-Quantum physicist) brains for decades. Scientists might have just caught it. Or not. Typical. What you see above is a combined image where a stencil was bombarded with cosmic rays photons, but the photons that generated the image actually never interacted with the stencil — stay with us. It was ... Read More »

Global Warming: Discovery of 500 Methane Vents On Atlantic Ocean Floor Has Major Implications

Carti Sugdub island in Panama is among those places where inhabitants brace themselves for rising sea levels and waves gushing into their tiny mud-floor huts. With more of methane emissions from the ocean floor being discovered, scientists are beginning to be concerned about their implications in exacerbating global warming. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Methane is bubbling up from unexpected places on the ocean floor, raising concerns on its implications for global warming. Researchers have detected more than 500 methane vents on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the US east coast, reports NBS News. The gas could contribute to global warming, say scientists, pointing out that some of the detected emissions originate from depths where ... Read More »

Local Children React to Protests: State of Emergency – Ferguson, Missouri (Dispatch 4)

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Published on 23 Aug 2014 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The August 9 killing of Michael Brown — and the days of protests and police presence that followed it — transformed Ferguson, Missouri from a quiet, peaceful suburb into a flashpoint for the country’s racial tensions. It also turned the lives of local children upside down. Kids and families ... Read More »

Our boys in the Islamic state: Britain’s export jihad

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We’ve become the West’s leading producer of ‘foreign fighters’. Some day the chickens will come home to roost It is the now familiar nightmare image. A kneeling prisoner, and behind him a black-hooded man speaking to camera. The standing man denounces the West and claims that his form of Islam is under attack. He then saws off the head of ... Read More »

America, Take Notice: China’s Five Military Game Changers

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For decades, China has played catch-up with the world’s most advanced military powers. Starting from a very low technological base, and without the benefit of access to foreign technology markets, the defense base of the People’s Republic of China struggled to develop innovative technologies that could compete with Russian, European, and American systems.  China compensated for this deficiency by importing ... Read More »

Study confirms water quality in glass and plastic bottles

The study indicate that the packaging, whether it be plastic or glass, and the bottled water are completely safe for health. Credit: Taro Taylor

Bottled water sold in Spain is practically free of constituents given off by plastic packaging or glass bottle lids. They are only detected in some cases, albeit in quantities much lower than limits found harmful for health. This was revealed by the analysis of more than 130 types of mineral water by researchers at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and ... Read More »

Peace Through Friendship

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WHEN two groups are in conflict, how can you improve relations between them? One strategy is to encourage positive personal contact among individuals from each group. If a Catholic and a Protestant in Northern Ireland would only sit down together to talk — learning about one another’s families, hearing about one another’s fears — the encounter, according to this approach, ... Read More »

Baku Slams US, France over Condemnation of Villager’s Death

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BAKU—The Azerbaijani government in a statement on Friday criticized Washington and Paris for their condemnation of the Azerbaijani authorities’ killing of Karen Petrosian, an Armenian border villager who had wandered into Azerbaijan. Baku’s authorities maintained that the man, killed in captivity on Aug. 8, was an “Armenian saboteur” insisting that he had crossed the border as part of a “commando ... Read More »