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Researchers looking to break physics with LHC Run Two

Researchers looking to 'break physics' with LHC Run Two

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland have found through their experiments that theories surrounding particle physics have held up well so far – and that’s the problem.

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Genghis Khans military base discovered in southwest Mongolia

The ruins of a 13th century military outpost believed to have belonged to Genghis Khan has reportedly been located by a team of Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists.

Fossil jaw pushes human origins back 400000 years

Researchers from the US, UK and Africa have discovered a new lower jawbone in Ethiopia that pushes back the arrival of the genus Homo on that continent by nearly one-half million years, all but confirming that East Africa was the birthplace of our evolutionary lineage.

The science of humor Benign Violation Theory

We’re back and ready to continue our conversation about the science of humor. Hopefully our last few funny forays tickled your fancy, and we have another: Benign Violation Theory.

ISS experiment Why does space change vision

A new experiment, scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the spring, plans to take a long look at vision changes often experienced by astronauts during extended spaceflights, NASA officials announced on Tuesday.

Study How long is the average penis

Since the dawn of time, the question has been in the back of every male member of the species’ mind: how does the size of my penis compare to everyone else? Now science has finally given us the answer, in the form of a new study published Tuesday in the journal BJU International.

New glasses make you invisible to facial recognition

Best known as a freeware Internet security and personal protection software developer, Czech Republic-based AVG has announced a new product designed to help prevent facial recognition technology from determining a person’s identity.

Vienna wants to build a 25-story wooden skyscraper

Humanity has been building structures out of wood for hundreds of years, but we've since moved on to more modern materials like steel and concrete. However, architects in Vienna are taking a note from the past and building a 25 story skyscraper out of wood.

Lost city discovered in Honduras

A team of archaeologists has reportedly discovered a lost city deep within the remote jungles of Honduras – a lost city that had never been explored founded by a culture we know little about.

First tree species seeds arrive at Norwegian doomsday vault

The so-called “doomsday vault” located on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard has received its first delivery of forest tree species seeds – a Norway spruce and a Scots pine.

Researchers capture first ever image of light as wave and

Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle.

Part IV Solving the mystery of shadow hacker organization

In this four part series, we examine the elusive and ultra-powerful hacker organization, The Equation Group.

Fighting African sex-slavery with witchcraft

British courts have found difficulty in bringing African sex-traffickers to justice because a belief in black magic and juju “spells” makes victims afraid to testify. Now, the UK government is seeking out the witch doctors responsible and forcing them to reverse the perceived curse.

Part III Solving the mystery of shadow hacking organization

In this four part series, we look at the elusive and ultra-powerful hacking organization, The Equation Group.

16 billion people worldwide forced to pay bribes

A major study has looked at bribery levels across the world and reached a disappointing conclusion: a total of 1.6 billion people worldwide - nearly a quarter of the global population - are forced to pay bribes simply to gain access to everyday public services.

Seven ancient crocodilian species discovered in Amazon

Researchers from the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Natural History in Lima, Peru have unearthed an incredible group of seven-different ancient crocodile species in what the western Amazon region of what is now northeastern Peru.

What is causing the Siberian craters

As many as 20 new mysterious craters have been found in northern Siberia, and scientists are still struggling to explain exactly what is causing this unusual geological phenomenon.

We now have brain-controlled drones

Researchers have successfully demonstrated a brain-to-computer interface that makes it possible to control an unmanned drone with your mind, the aerospace firm responsible for developing the technology revealed Tuesday in a blog post.

FINALLY Jetpacks may be commercially available next year

If Martin Aircraft has its way, first responders and a select number of other customers will have their own personal jetpacks before the end of next year, according to recent reports.

NASA Amazonian rain forest highly dependent on Saharan dust

The Amazon rain forest and the Sahara desert are both very distant and very different from each other. However, the South American rain forest just might be highly dependent on dust it gets from the Sahara that is swept across the Atlantic by global winds.

Part II Solving the mystery of shadow hacker organization

In this four part series, we look at the shadowy and ultra powerful hacker organization, the Equation Group.


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mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.
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