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  • Why Some Lithium-Ion Batteries Explode
    Why Some Lithium-Ion Batteries Explode 9 minutes ago

    Real-time images have captured the chain reaction that causes lithium-ion batteries to explode. The process can occur in just milliseconds: Overheated battery modules … More »Why Some Lithium-Ion Batteries Explode

    Why Some Lithium-Ion Batteries Explode

    Real-time images have captured the chain reaction that causes lithium-ion batteries to explode. The process can occur in just milliseconds: Overheated battery modules create a domino effect, producing more and more heat, and the battery explodes. "The presence of certain safety features can mitigate against the spread …

  • Russian Spacecraft Spinning Out of Control in Orbit, with Salvage Bid Underway
    Russian Spacecraft Spinning Out of Control in Orbit, with Salvage Bid Underway 32 minutes ago

    The Russian space agency Roscosmos is scrambling to regain control of a robotic Progress 59 cargo ship that appears to have suffered a serious malfunction shortly after … More »Russian Spacecraft Spinning Out of Control in Orbit, with Salvage Bid Underway

    Russian Spacecraft Spinning Out of Control in Orbit, with Salvage Bid Underway

    The Russian space agency Roscosmos is scrambling to regain control of a robotic Progress 59 cargo ship that appears to have suffered a serious malfunction shortly after launching into orbit early today (April 28). Russian flight controllers abandoned plans to attempt to dock the cargo ship with the International Space …

  • Bruce Jenner's Transition: How Many Americans Are Transgender?
    Bruce Jenner's Transition: How Many Americans Are Transgender? 5 hours ago

    By opening up on national television about identifying as transgender, Bruce Jenner has become one of a small percentage of people who identify with a gender that conflicts … More »Bruce Jenner's Transition: How Many Americans Are Transgender?

    Bruce Jenner's Transition: How Many Americans Are Transgender?

    By opening up on national television about identifying as transgender, Bruce Jenner has become one of a small percentage of people who identify with a gender that conflicts with the one they were assigned at birth. The most frequently cited estimate is that 700,000 people in the United States, or about 0.2 to 0.3 percent …

  • U.S. says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf 18 minutes ago

    By Noah Browning and David Alexander DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats … More »U.S. says Iranian forces fire on and board cargo ship in Gulf

    By Noah Browning and David Alexander DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf on Tuesday after patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters, the Pentagon said. U.S. planes and a destroyer were monitoring the situation …

  • Pope Francis shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting at the Vatican
    Vatican and U.N. team up on climate change against skeptics 40 minutes ago

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican and the United Nations teamed up to warn the world of the effects of climate change on Tuesday, coming down firmly … More »Vatican and U.N. team up on climate change against skeptics

    Pope Francis shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting at the Vatican

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican and the United Nations teamed up to warn the world of the effects of climate change on Tuesday, coming down firmly against skeptics who deny human activities help change global weather patterns. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon discussed climate change with the …

  • The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake brings a risk of disease outbreaks — including measles and diarrheal diseases — among the survivors, and humanitarian agencies are rushing to bring aid to help. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the region Saturday (April 25) has had a devastating impact, with an estimated 7 million …

  • BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi told diplomats on Tuesday to stay neutral in a political crisis sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to stand for a third term, a move that sent protesters onto the streets for three days. "In such a situation, the Burundi government asks you to observe diplomatic neutrality," …

  • EU chief negotiator Garcia Bercero and U.S. chief negotiator Mullaney address a joint news conference after EU-US trade negotiations for TTIP in Brussels

    Talks between the European Union and United States on a transatlantic trade accord will stretch into 2016, the EU's chief negotiator said on Tuesday, adding that the discussions were about to enter a "more difficult" and "intense" stage. This year is seen as crucial in making progress on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment …

  • Being bullied during childhood may have even graver consequences for mental health in adulthood than being neglected or sexually abused, according to the first-ever study to tease out the effects of peer abuse from childhood maltreatment. Children in the study who had been bullied by their peers, but didn't suffer maltreatment …

  • Russia's space agency postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station on Tuesday because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft. The Progress M-27M was launched Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and was scheduled to dock six hours later. NASA's Mission Control later reported …

  • By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Black Americans who switched to a high-fiber African diet for just two weeks saw a dramatic drop in risk factors for colon cancer, a study published on Tuesday found. A group of Africans who went the other way and started eating American food rich in animal proteins and fats saw their …

  • Oil major BP said it will gradually sell throughout 2015 more than $1.25 billion of oil it had stored earlier this year to seize on a futures market structure to boost profit. Traders including BP bought and stored oil throughout late 2014 and early 2015 after an oil price collapse as prompt prices dropped below those …

  • By Noah Browning and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - The frontlines of Yemen's messy civil war have barely moved after weeks of Saudi air strikes and fighting between rival factions, but behind the scenes there are faint signs of shifts that could alter the balance on the ground. At stake is the stability and …