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Stephen Morgan

Editor-at-Large based in Brussels, Belgium. Joined on Jun 23, 2011
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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.

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.

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.

Going to USA? How to get U.S. ESTA entry approval without a hitch

Like many of you, I'm planning my holidays, and I intended to go the U.S. this year. I haven't been for a while, and luckily I found out some new information about entry requirements. If I hadn't seen it, it would have meant me being refused entry.

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.

Create home-made morphine with DIY beer kits

I remember staying with an old friend in Dublin many years ago, and I asked him if I could take a bath. Sorry, he said, "the bathtub is occupied – it's full of fermenting homemade beer."

Dark matter cloaks strange galaxies with only 1% of normal stars

Scientists are scratching their heads following the discovery of unusual galaxies in distant space, which contain only one percent of the stars found in normal galaxies.

Scientists on verge of lifelong total flu vaccine

Scientists could have finally found a universal cure for all types of influenza. Instead of the often, ineffective annual jabs, they may soon be able to produce a one-off, lifelong injection against all strains of this distressing and often fatal disease.

Plane records flight through mysterious antimatter thundercloud

In what sounds like a tale from the Bermuda Triangle, an atmospheric physicist, called Joseph Dwyer, was flying through a massive thunderstorm, when he suddenly found himself in the middle of a huge cloud of antimatter.

Robot squid to search for life in underground seas of alien moons

NASA scientists have come up with a pretty cool piece of machinery to fish around for alien life that may exist in subterranean seas found on many nearby moons.

Dubai to put 'robocops' on the streets in two years

Science fiction and Hollywood fantasy films seem to be turning into reality at a dazzling speed. As we enter the "robotic era" of drones and self-driving cars, our well-being could soon be protected by armies of police androids, as we're seeing in Dubai.

40,000-year-old bracelet made by extinct human species found

In what is quite an amazing discovery, scientists have confirmed that a bracelet found in Siberia is 40,000 years old. This makes it the oldest piece of jewelry ever discovered, and archeologists have been taken aback by the level of its sophistication.

Oregon lake disappears down hole but no one's sure where it goes

Every year a lake in Oregon disappears down a hole. The water is sucked away just like water in a bathtub. However, nobody is really sure where it goes.

Problem falling to sleep? Simple method puts you out in 60 secs

Having problems falling asleep? Well, a new method called 4-7-8 could be the answer. In fact, Harvard-trained Dr Andrew Weil, who invented the technique, promises that you'll soon be nodding off in just 60 seconds.

USA: The worst place in the developed world to be a mother

The U.S. is the most dangerous place in the developed world to become a mother, says a Save the Children report. In the world's richest country, the chance of dying in childbirth and levels of child mortality are not far removed from the third world.

Tumors and cancer could be cured by new injection

Scientists at Stanford University have discovered an antibody, which can simply be injected into the body to destroy tumors and cure cancer – even in its advanced stages.

Could Ebola become an AIDS-like sexually transmitted disease?

Scientists have confirmed that Ebola can be transmitted more easily through sexual relations than was previously thought.

Genetic breakthrough may halt and even reverse the aging process

Scientists researching a premature aging illness may have discovered the genetic process, which makes us grow old. They hope it could lead to treatments which will cure diseases, stop the aging process, and even reverse it.

NASA may have discovered the secret to faster-than-light travel

The barrier to interstellar travel seems to have always been our inability to go faster than the speed of light. Now, NASA may have discovered the secret to the famous warp drive, which propelled the Starship Enterprise across the galaxies.

Pluto may have polar ice caps and nitrogen snow

NASA scientists are describing images of Pluto coming in from the New Horizon spacecraft as "incredible" and "stunning." The photos seem to show that the planet has ice caps, something which astronomers hadn't predicted.
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