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Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

I Hate Selfie Sticks. Was the Human Arm Such a Problem?

I just want to grab each one I see and break it over my knee.<p>If CES showed us anything, it’s that the selfie stick is here to stay.<p>For those few who have not yet been annoyed by them, these devices are telescoping wands that allow users to extend their phone cameras to get a better shot when …

Project Anywhere: digital route to an out-of-body experience

It might look like a scene from <i>Minority Report</i>, but Constantinos Miltiadis’s hi-tech gear is science fact, not fiction. Created for a postgraduate thesis at ETH university, Zurich, and dubbed Project Anywhere, his proof-of-concept kit conjures a truly immersive digital experience using a …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Mayan Civilization

Lovejoy to the World: How to See the 'New Year's Comet'

Space<p>A newfound comet could put on a spectacular show in Earth's skies in early 2015.<p>The comet — officially cataloged as 2014 Q2, or Q2 for short — should be a fine object to view in small telescopes and binoculars during much of January. In dark skies free of significant light pollution, the comet …

Chilly Winter Scenes From Europe and Asia

The winter solstice took place a week ago, and the short days and longer nights have recently brought wintry weather to parts of Europe and China. Ground cover coated with frost, new sleds on fresh snow, soccer matches in snowstorms, and preparations for an upcoming ice festival, all included in …

Here's Who Just Unseated Oprah as the World's Richest Black Woman

Oprah Winfrey is no longer the world’s richest black woman. That distinction now belongs to Nigerian oil baroness and fashionista Folorunsho …