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Super-rich elite of semi-human cyborgs will rule the human race

The human race is set for a giant evolutionary leap. Techno-humans will walk the Earth, but bionic super powers will be in the hands of a rich elite, who will use them to rule the masses.

Natural plant material combats tooth decay

Can adding a chemical extract from plants help with the battle against tooth decay? A new study suggests that oral health products could be enhanced with a little dose of nature.

New chameleon species discovered in Madagascar

Madagascar, noted for its rich diversity of species, has revealed new secrets: eleven new species of reptile have been discovered on the island in recent years. These have been collated in a new science paper.

Ancient Scythians spread the use of cannabis in death rituals

The Scythians were a much-feared, barbaric group of pre-common era tribes that ruled the Eurasian grasslands for over a thousand years. Said to be of Iranian origin, they left no cities behind, only huge burial mounds called kurgans.

Walking in different directions can increase your math skills

A team of researchers from the University of Bologna and the Italian National Research Council performed a study that showed walking actually increases your ability to do math.

Roll over biology, super computer creates better crops

For years biologists have toiled away to find ways to make better crops. Now it seems the answer lies with computers. An advanced computer has fully detailed the nanostructure of cellulose, the key to creating more robust grains.

Wasp control: Using one insect to control another

Whitefly is a well-known agricultural pest. It leaves a characteristic white gooey mess across plants and objects like cars. The white mess soon becomes a black mold. It seems that wasps might be a solution to push-back on whitefly.

John Nash, Nobel scientist with a 'Beautiful Mind', dies in crash

John Nash, the Nobel prize winning mathematician, whose life inspired the best-selling biographical book and Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind," has died in a car accident, together with his wife, on Saturday.

From egg to adult, watch this amazing video of a bee's birth

Digital arts photographer Anand Varma has put together an impressive time-lapse video charting the change from an egg to an adult bee. The video is proving to be a hit on YouTube.

Universe's most luminous galaxy made by immense black hole found

It shines with the force of 300 trillion suns. Discovered by NASA's WISE spacecraft, it is the most luminous galaxy in the universe.

Disabled man controls robot arm with his mind

California - A group of researchers has helped a paralyzed man gain control of a robotic arm with the power of his mind — all thanks to a chip implanted in his brain.

Incredibly beautiful images of the Medusa nebula

The Medusa nebula takes its name from a figure in Greek mythology, who would turn you to stone if you looked at her face. However, the most you can fear from gazing at this cosmological phenomenon, is to be struck speechless by its beauty.

Ancient snakes had tiny hind legs, hunted in the dinosaur's world

The earliest snakes hunted in the lush nighttime forests of the Early Cretaceous, but unlike their modern relatives, ancestral snakes still bore vestiges of a four-legged lifestyle. They were equipped with tiny hind legs and itty-bitty toes.

Tools 3.3. million years old found in Kenya, oldest on record

A discovery of 3.3-million-year-old crude stone tools in Kenya has archeologists rethinking humankind's past. Hominids (that would be us) were thought to have invented tools 2.6 million years ago so the find raises the stature of an earlier relative.

Study: Boys who smoke marijuana 4 inches shorter than non-smokers

Scientists in Pakistan who conducted a study on marijuana say the drug stunts the growth of boys who use it. Alarmingly, they say their study found that heavy users of the drug at a young age grew on average four inches shorter than non-smokers.

Cute, colorful jumping spiders can see more colors than humans do

Sometimes surprises come in tiny packages. That's the case with jumping spiders, scientists have found. Scientists know that jumpers have excellent vision. What they didn't know until now is that these little creatures can see more colors than we do.

Monster 23ft squid washed up on New Zealand beach

If you are thinking about getting some calamari, you're going to need a big freezer for this one. A gigantic 23ft (7m) squid has been found washed up on a beach near Kaikoura, on New Zealand's South Island.

Lost remains of ancient Egyptian temple found at bottom of quarry

Luxor - Archaeologists excavating an ancient quarry at Gebel el Silsila, dating back to the New Kingdom and Roman eras of Egypt's past, have unearthed the lost temple of Kheny.

Blink, and you will miss it — Leap second to be added June 30

At 8 a.m. on July 1 in Hong Kong, and at the stroke of midnight on June 30 at 8 p.m. EDT in the U.S., one little second will be added to our clocks. You and I won't notice it, but the leap second is surrounded with controversy.
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