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Watch Incredible, First-Ever Footage of a Planet Being Born

Using and incredibly powerful telescope located in Chile, astronomers have captured the formation of a new planet.<p>Led by researchers from the Max …

Newgrange: An 5,000-year-old Cosmic Monument That Predates the Pyramids by 500 years

<b>A thousand years older than Stonehenge, and 500 years older than the Pyramids of Giza, Newgrange is an ancient monument that consists of …

Qatar Refused to Invest in Kushner’s Firm. Then, He Backed a Blockade of Qatar.

Perfecting the politics of personal profit.<p>Jared Kushner’s father met with Qatar’s minister of finance last April, to solicit an investment in the …

Jared Kushner

In Africa, War Over Water Looms As Ethiopia Nears Completion Of Nile River Dam

A new mega-dam being built by Ethiopia on the Nile River is threatening to spark a war over water and shift political influence in northeastern Africa.<p>Ethiopia sees the dam as the key to its economic future, but its neighbor to the north, Egypt, fears the dam could spell doom for its water supply, …

John Oliver emerges victorious against the man he once called a 'geriatric Dr. Evil'

John Oliver's legal tussle with a man he once called a "geriatric Dr. Evil" is over and the HBO late night host has every reason to be happy.<p>West …

Mining

The incredible career of Jim Mattis, the legendary Marine general turned defense secretary

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has achieved a legendary status on par with the heroes of the US Military's past.<p>Stories of his achievements and sayings are told in the same way that Patton, Pershing, Marshall, and MacArthur. He is widely viewed as above politics — a man dedicated to his job and …

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Twitter reacts to Griffin dunk with 'Chappelle's Show' Prince memes

Blake Griffin delivered another highlight reel-worthy play in the Los Angeles Clippers' 102-84 win over the Utah Jazz Tuesday night, throwing down a …

The Book Mattis Reads to Be Prepared for War With North Korea

What America’s top military leaders have learned from a 54-year-old history of the Korean War.<p>Last Monday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general with a legendary appetite for military history, ticked off a list of book recommendations to a crowd of U.S. Army leaders and …

Cary Elwes celebrates 30 Years of 'The Princess Bride'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hollywood take note: Cary Elwes doesn't want you putting "The Princess Bride" on your reboot/remake list.<p>"I think it works as a standalone film," Elwes told CNN. "I think it would take away from the movie if we tried to do anything with it."<p>To mark the 30 years since "The Princess Bride" …

What NASA's Golden Record taught me about humanity

A cosmic message in a bottle from humanity to extraterrestrials<p>As I take the first of three yellow LPs out of the box, my heart is beating fast with excitement. I gently place it on a turntable, hit play, and go lie down on the couch, the lights in my living room dimmed to a minimum. An old man …

Best and Worst Countries to Live in as an Expat

There's a science to moving overseas. For all the adventure of expat life, the new rules and unexpected expectations that come with adjusting to a …

5 Life-Changing Experiences in Vietnam

Visiting Vietnam is an unforgettable experience in and of itself. Throw in some breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating local culture, warm …

New 'Rick and Morty' fan theory makes a scary amount of sense

<b>SPOILER ALERT: If you have not yet watched season 3 episode 7 of</b> <i>Rick and Morty</i> <b>'The Ricklantis Mixup' (available on Netflix UK 16th September) stop</b> …

Nanoparticles from tattoos can travel to the lymph nodes

Scientists were already aware that pigments from tattoo ink can travel to the lymph nodes, critical components of the immune system that help fight …

Untouched ’60s A-frame in California asks $875K

It’s on the market for the first time ever<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Oakland, California<p><b>Price:</b> $875,000<p>On the market for the first time …

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Warriors vs Spurs: Position-by-position breakdown and prediction

The Warriors are relative upstarts. The Spurs are basketball royalty. That these teams are meeting, at this point, is nothing less than poetic...

The Army just released these haunting images taken moments before a combat photographer's death

The Army has released an image taken by a combat photographer moments before she was killed in an explosion during a 2013 live-fire training exercise in eastern Afghanistan.<p>Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, a visual information specialist assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), was killed while …

We May Have Uncovered the First Ever Evidence of the Multiverse

Too Cold<p>For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. …

'The Toughest Footrace on Earth' starts this weekend — here's what it's like

The 32nd edition of the race starts April 9 in Southern Morocco, and runs until April 14.<p>I took part in the 31st edition of the race, the longest yet at 159 miles. As one of 973 who crossed the finish line, I can attest that the race is not for the faint-hearted.<p>The route took in towering sand …

Acting on Instinct, Trump Upends His Own Foreign Policy

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The images were heartbreaking: Children gasping and choking for breath, their mouths foaming. A grief-stricken father, cradling the lifeless bodies of his two children, swaddled in white blankets. But they were also familiar, a harrowing flashback to 2013, when the Syrian …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Netflix’s Startlingly Timely World War II Miniseries ‘Five Came Back’ Revisits How Hollywood Fought Fascism

“Believe in yourself,” Frank Capra urged in his 1982 AFI Life Achievement Award acceptance speech. “Because only the valiant can create, only the daring should make films and only the morally courageous are worthy of speaking to their fellow man for two hours and in the dark.”<p>Sentiments like this …

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

A version of this story originally appeared on Aug. 22, 2016. In July 2018, Airbus Defense & Space announced...<p>This story originally appeared on July …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

Image: Hubble spots two interacting galaxies defying cosmic convention

Some galaxies are harder to classify than others. Here, Hubble's trusty Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) has captured a striking view of two interacting …

Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

The stories from inside North Korea's prison camps are horrifying

But North Korea has established its system of prison camps where an untold number have died amid "unspeakable atrocities" comparable to what the Nazis did, according to a preliminary report from the UN.<p>"I believe you will be very disturbed and distressed by it and that you will have a reaction …

Stephen Hawking's strange law of entropy is making atoms on Earth act like black holes

A bizarre discovery has revealed that cold helium atoms in lab conditions on Earth abide by the same law of entropy that governs the behaviour of …