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Research involving honeybee stings in 25 places, emperor who fathered 888 kids wins Ig Nobels

BOSTON A Cornell University graduate student who allowed honeybees to sting him in 25 places and a group of scientists who concluded it’s possible for one man to father 888 children are among the winners of this year’s Ig Nobels, which honour humorous scientific achievement.

Russian who ‘saved the world’ from nuclear war remembers his fateful 1983 decision as 50/50

FRYAZINO, Russia The elderly former Soviet military officer who answers the door is known in the West as “The man who saved the world.”

A movie with that title, which hits theatres in the United States on Friday, tells the harrowing story of Sept. 26, 1983, when Stanislav Petrov made a decision credited by many with averting a nuclear war.

NASA astronaut hits halfway point of yearlong spaceflight; ‘Like being in confinement’

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Space station astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway home.

Kelly marked the midway point of his yearlong space mission Tuesday. He’s sharing the voyage with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. They arrived at the International Space Station in March and won’t return to Earth until next March.

Emmys could bring breakthroughs for Jon Hamm, ‘Game of Thrones,’ and ethnic, sexual diversity

LOS ANGELES If we look to television for more than entertainment ‚Äî and let’s face it, we do ‚Äî then Sunday’s Emmy Awards ceremony will have something for everyone.

The masterful storytelling of television’s second golden age rightfully will be centre stage, with leading contenders including “Game of Thrones,” ‘’Orange is the New Black” and the final season of “Mad Men.”

3 earned millions by arranging sham marriages to help Chinese get US residency

LOS ANGELES ‚An American man was told he could make $18,000 for marrying a Chinese woman who needed a green card, so he agreed to get hitched at a California wedding studio and then took an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas where he posed in photos with his new wife.