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Moral luck

Two people drive drunk at night: one kills a pedestrian, one doesn't. Does the unlucky killer deserve more blame or not?<i>By Robert J Hartman</i>Read at …

15 best items for those who are obsessed with outer space

Outer space is a polarizing concept. Some people are terrified, while others can't get enough.<p>Consider this a little tribute to those of you who are …

10 Most Colorful Cities Around The World You Must Visit

Exploring new cities is always an exciting adventure to take on when you travel, but when the cities are painted with eye-popping colors, it makes …

11 great movies you can watch for free on YouTube

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill reads Donald Trump tweets in style of The Joker

• Donald Trump<br>• Star Wars<p>Hamill has played The Joker across film, TV and games<p><i>Star Wars</i>‘ Mark Hamill has reprised his role of The Joker, reading out …

Here's a tiny slice of the largest-ever 3D map of the cosmos

Each of these dots marks a galaxy<p>Each of the nearly 50,000 dots on this map swatch represents a galaxy. That sounds like a lot, but it’s only about 3 percent of the 1.2 million galaxies that the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) recently mapped. BOSS is helping astronomers figure out …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Army photographic competition 2016 – in pictures

Winners of contest that seeks to promote work of army to be announced at Imperial War Museum in London on 26 October

The World's Best Headphones for 2018 (So Far)

Headphones have come a long way in the past few years and they keep getting better.<p>We are stoked by the array of audiophile headphones available …

Proxima b: How we will actually get to the new planet that could be a second Earth

Scientists have found another Earth, which might have the right conditions for us or aliens to live. But will we ever actually get there and find out …

Proxima Centauri

‘Ghost galaxy’ made of mysterious dark matter discovered by scientists

Scientists have found a “ghost” galaxy – roughly the same mass as our own, but entirely made up of dark matter.<p>Dragonfly 44 is almost entirely made …

These Four Comic Book Movies Are Among the 100 Best Movies of the Century

Earlier this week, the BBC released the results of a poll of 177 film critics from 36 countries designed to come up with a list of the hundred …

How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams

If you’ve ever scanned the offerings on a packed school bake-sale table you’ll know one thing: Not all chocolate chip cookies are created …

A photographer swam with sharks for 10 years to capture these stunning photos

But for photographer Michael Muller, sharks are fascinating, and they make for stunning subjects in his photography series and book, SHARKS, published by Taschen.<p>Muller was not originally a nature photographer. He is actually well-known for his celebrity work, having shot the cover of Rihanna's …

White Shark

This is NASA's audacious plan to land humans on Mars within your lifetime

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In sharp contrast to the cynical outlook that politicians, lobbyists, and reporters generally have about space travel in this …

Project to drill into 'dinosaur crater' gets under way

<b>A joint UK-US-led expedition has got under way to drill into the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico.</b><p>This is the deep scar made in the Earth's surface 66 million years ago by the asteroid that scientists believe hastened the end of the dinosaurs.<p>Today, the key parts of the crater are buried …

Saturn Is Absolutely Gorgeous in This Photo from NASA's Cassini Probe

Saturn, the jewel of our solar system, reigns supreme in this spectacular new photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which also captured the planet's …

9 physics concepts every time travel enthusiast should master

Ask a child how to travel through time and you'll get a simple answer: Use a time machine.<p>Ask a physicist, and suddenly you'll start hearing …

Zack Snyder Defends ‘Man Of Steel’ Again, This Time With ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Comparisons

Zack Snyder has been defending the enormous death toll in <i>Man of Steel</i> for awhile. A few years ago, he confirmed there were many people killed and compared it to myths about mass deaths being used to symbolize real disasters. He continued his defense last year when he said, “you can’t just have …

9 Cool AF Space Sounds That Will Actually Relax You

Space

Earth could be unique among 700 quintillion planets in the Universe

But what if - statistically speaking - the odds are stacked against us finding another planet even remotely like Earth?<p>That's the thinking behind a new study by an international team of researchers, which has taken what we know about the exoplanets that lie outside our Solar System and fed the data …

Universe

NASA’s dreamy new space posters recall the golden age of air travel

Riding a wave of popular interest in space travel, NASA has unveiled a treat for its fans. In an online gallery called “Visions of the Future,” the US space agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab has released a collection of colorful retro posters.<p>With tongue-in-cheek advertising tag lines like “<i>Earth: Your</i> …

'Update' due on gravitational waves

<b>Anticipation is building ahead of a "status report" from an international effort to detect ripples in space-time.</b><p>These gravitational waves were first proposed 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, as a key prediction of his Theory of General Relativity.<p>But in decades of searching they have never been …

President Obama wants to give NASA $19 billion — but there’s a catch

Although important, the budget will be chopped and changed over the coming months before it is finalized, but it does at least give an indication of what the White House wants NASA to be doing.<p>This budget would give the agency $19 billion, the highest amount ever requested by a President (not …

9 Reasons Rey Is Totally Not A Skywalker

What's the smell? Is that...a red herring?!

Darth Vader

How grieving animals mourn their dead companions, in pictures

New Zealand's National Parks Captured In Stunning Photo Series

A photographer who went travelling in New Zealand has come back with a stunning series of images showing off the country's national parks.<p>Johan Lolos …

Here are 5 things you may regret at the end of your life, from a nurse who works with the dying.

You might think watching people die would depress a person. It actually taught her how to live.<p>Bronnie Ware spent years as a palliative care nurse, …