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Malaysia urged to step up jet search: China urges Malaysia to "step up its efforts" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared on Saturday.
Syria rebels free kidnapped nuns: A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
Bayern boss Hoeness in tax trial: Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, goes on trial accused of evading more than 3.5m euros (£2.9m) in tax.
Pistorius sick as autopsy read: Oscar Pistorius is physically sick during his murder trial as he hears evidence from a post-mortem examination on his girlfriend's body.
Confinement of autistic son in hospital 'despicable':
Ontario parents are outraged over how their developmentally disabled adult son is confined to a hospital room — watched by security guards 24/7 — because the system doesn’t have a placement for him elsewhere.
Avalanches in B.C. and Alberta claim 3 more lives:
The last couple of weeks of warmer weather and wet, heavy snow across have created extremely dangerous avalanche conditions in the mountainous regions of British Columbia and Alberta.
Canada falling behind on promise to Syria's refugees:
Canada promised almost a year ago to take in 1,300 Syrian refugees, but so far only 10 have arrived, CBC News has learned. Meanwhile, as fingers are being pointed, the UN is asking Canada to take in even more because of the growing humanitarian crisis.
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Jack Belliveau, Explorer of the Brain, Dies at 55: Dr. Belliveau was a Harvard scientist whose quest to capture the quicksilver flare of thought inside a living brain led to the first magnetic resonance image of human brain function
After Fukushima, Utilities Prepare for Worst: Exelon, which operates 17 of the 100 commercial power reactors in the United States, will spend $400 million to $500 million in post-Fukushima fixes
Dot Earth Blog: A Climate Analyst Clarifies the Science Behind California’s Water Woes: A closer look at the science behind the fighting over whether global warming has shaped California’s drought
How Tommy John Surgery Has Evolved Since Frank Jobe: With pitchers facing more stress on their elbows, the need for Tommy John surgery, the procedure pioneered by Frank Jobe, has never been more pronounced
Raw Data: When Studies Are Wrong: A Coda: Are some scientific fields, like physics. less prone to faulty research
‘Spider skin at 12,000 magnification’
This SEM image of spider skin was taken by María Carbajo of the Electron Microscopy Unit at the University of Extremadura.
You can clearly see a follicle, hairs, and brochosomes from a preyed-upon leafhopper (the yellow balls).
It won her FEI’s 2012 photography competition (FEI is a microscopy technologies manufacturer). You can find links to other entrants’ photos here.
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