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Indian Ocean Tsunami: Emotional Reunion in Aceh 10 Years on
Offbeat  (tags: Indian Ocean tsunami, natural disaster, Emotional reunion )

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Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating tsunami struck, It's hard to recognise Lhoknga at first. The trees have grown back so enthusiastically that, from the road, the tiny village seems hidden behind a lush green curtain.
NHS DNA Scheme to Fight Cancer and Genetic Diseases
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A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases", the NHS says.
What Do You Know About Nebulae?
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- 2 hours ago -
What do you know about nebulae? Take the quiz and test your knowledge.
I-Wonder: Could LEDs Save the Planet?
Offbeat  (tags: light, 21st Century light, quantum physics to shine, Where do LEDs light up our lives )

- 2 hours ago -
It's impossible to imagine modern life without electric light. So much of our working lives, our leisure time, and the running of our 24-hour-a-day cities, depends on a clean, safe supply of illumination.
'Horrific Statistics': Male Rapes Common in UK Army, DoD Data Reveals
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Human rights, Military, Scandal, Sex, UK, Violence )

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At least three rapes and 22 sexual assaults have been carried out against men in the UK military forces over the last two years, the Ministry of Defence revealed under a freedom of information request.
Anti-Police Brutality Rally Paralyzes Mall of America (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Police, Protest, Rally, USA )

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Riot-equipped police have made at least two dozen arrests after a massive rally in one of America's largest shopping malls, where activists were protesting against racially charged police violence and interrupting the last pre-Christmas shopping weekend.
Italy to Spend EUR200K on Seismic-Proof Plinth for Michelangelo's David
Offbeat  (tags: Art, Earthquake )

- 4 hours ago -
Michelangelo's David will be given a special, anti-seismic plinth worth 200,000 euros, to protect it from earth tremors in Florence. Safety concerns were raised following 250 tremors that rattled the region in the past few days.
'Cartoons Kill': Kids' Movies Show More Death Than Adult Ones, Study Finds
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Movies, USA, Violence )

- 4 hours ago -
The number of onscreen deaths of main characters in childrenâEUR(TM)s films is two-and-a-half times greater than in movies for adult audiences, a survey that examined 45 of the highest-grossing animated flicks in history revealed.
The True Colors of Yellowstone's Thermal Springs Unveiled By Scientists
Offbeat  (tags: Physics, Science, USA )

- 4 hours ago -
Researchers have created a simple mathematical model that reveals the stunning colors of the hot springs at Yellowstone National Park by visually recreating what they looked like years ago before decades of tourists ruined them with rubbish.
Argentine Court Extends Human Right to Freedom to Orangutan
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Court, Human rights, South America )

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In an unprecedented decision, an Argentine court has ruled that the Sumatran orangutan 'Sandra', who has spent 20 years at the zoo in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires, should be recognized as a person with a right to freedom.
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12/20/2014 -- X Class Solar Flare (X1.8)   video
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An X-class solar flare occurred in the early morning hours of December 20, 2014. Coming from AR12242 as it passes towards the Western limb of the Sun.
China's Hypersonic Strike Vehicle 'in 3d Test Flight'
Offbeat  (tags: China, Military, Missile defense, Security, Vessels )

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China has reportedly conducted a third flight test for its new ultra-high speed strike vehicle âEUR" capable of travelling at up to eight times the speed of sound, in what experts suspect is part of the development of its strategic nuclear program.

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