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Germanwings Crash: Mental Illness Alone Does Not Explain Co-Pilot's Behavior, Experts Say

Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts

Egyptians Brewed Beer in Tel Aviv 5,000 Years Ago

Tel Aviv s reputation as a party city for expats might have started 5,000 years ago. During the Bronze Age, Egyptians were making beer in what is today downtown Tel Aviv, new archaeological evidence s

Bionic ants could be tomorrow's factory workers

By Amy Pollock Robotic ants the size of a human hand that work together could be the future of factory production systems. The developers, German technology firm Festo, say it's not just the unusual a

This Device Records Your Snores to Track Your Sleep

Researchers in Israel developed an algorithm to analyze a person s recorded breathing sounds, in order to measure sleep duration and detect sleep disorders.

Despite deforestation, the world is getting greener - scientists

By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world s vegetation has expanded, adding nearly 4 billion tonnes of carbon to plants above ground in the decade since 2003, thanks to tree-plant

Turkish Airlines flight diverts to Morocco after bomb scare

By Ceyda Caglayan ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines flight heading to Brazil was forced by a bomb threat to land in Morocco on Monday, the airline's second scare in two days, but was cleared to

Top Asian News at 3:30 p.m. GMT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for diss

Woolly Mammoth DNA Inserted into Elephant Cells

The idea of bringing extinct animals back to life continues to reside in the realm of science fiction. Harvard geneticist George Church and his colleagues used a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR

6 Crazy Skills That Prove Geckos Are Amazing

Geckos can hang by their toe hairs, scamper up walls and regrow their tails. Geckos are amazing creatures with a toolbox full of tricks that science is continuing to uncover. How do dirty geckos take

How Real-Life AI Rivals 'Star Wars': A Universal Translator?

In this five-part series Live Science looks at these made-for-the-movies advances in machine intelligence. Right now, such networks merely supplement phrase- or statistics-based translation, Hughes sa