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What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Georgia Tech

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

Pluto: Nasa reveals first high-resolution images of planet's surface

Mission culminates in images of former ninth planet that show mountain ranges of ice and suggest surface has recently been ‘paved over’ by geological activity<p>For 85 years, it was little more than a featureless grey blob on classroom maps of the solar system. On Wednesday night, Pluto was revealed …

Pluto

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Prince Harry Meets President Obama at the White House

On Wednesday, Prince Harry followed his older brother Prince William in having an audience with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office.<p>While …

Mental Health

Queen makes emotional visit to Malta for what may be her last Commonwealth summit

The Queen's decision to avoid long-haul travel means Commonwealth summit may never again be within reach in her lifetime<p>She spent perhaps the happiest years of her married life there, but a row over the Queen’s former home in Malta means she will be denied the chance of a final romantic visit when …

See Two Adorable New Photos of Princess Charlotte — Taken By Kate Middleton

It is time to e-mail everyone you had Thanksgiving dinner with and let them know you have to make an addendum to your “What are you thankful for?” response. Yes, as if hearing our recent lament that there have not been many public sightings of young royals <b>George</b> and <b>Charlotte</b> these past few months, …

Grave Mercy

• <b>Author:</b> Robin LaFevers<p>Young, beautiful and deadly.<p>Trained as an assassin by the god of Death, Ismae is sent to the court of Brittany, where she finds herself underprepared - not only for the games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death's …

100 Facts World Wonders

• <b>Author:</b> Miles Kelly<p>Discover everything you need to know about World Wonders with this brilliant book!<p>One hundred facts, fantastic illustrations and hilarious cartoons give you the inside story on the many wonders of the world, while fun quizzes test your knowledge.<p>So what are you waiting for? Get …

Fantastic Mr Fox

• <b>Author:</b> Roald Dahl<p>Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!<p>Boggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat.<br>Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper.<br>Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who …

The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 6)

• <b>Author:</b> C. S. Lewis<p>Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full colour on a full colour ebook device, and in rich black and white on all other devices.<p>Narnia . . . where giants wreak havoc . . . where evil weaves a spell . . . where enchantment rules.<p>Through dangers untold and caverns deep …

Can You Get Too Old For YA Novels?

The Hunger Games, Divergent, Pretty Little Liars — why do we devour young-adult fiction well past our YA years? John Green, the best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, explains.<p>For me, writing a book is like a very long version of that childhood game Marco Polo. I sit alone in my basement …