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How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Mechanics

Palestinian woman dies from arson attack that killed husband, infant

A Palestinian woman died Monday at an Israeli hospital of her injuries more than five weeks after an arson attack on her West Bank home that also killed her husband and infant son, Palestinian officials said.<p>Riham Dawabsha died at Tel Hashomer hospital shortly after midnight,<p>Palestinian …

Israel

One country that won't be taking Syrian refugees: Israel

Israeli Prime Minister<p>Benjamin Netanyahuon Sunday rejected a call to host refugees from Syria and elsewhere, saying that while Israel is "not indifferent to the human tragedy of the refugees," it is not in a position to take them in.<p>Netanyahu was responding to Israeli liberals led by opposition …

Israel

Manchester United v Liverpool: Ten classic Premier League matches

They have won the English title more than any other teams and lifted the European Cup more often than anyone else in the land too. Liverpool versus …

Remains Of Prehistoric Monument Discovered Near Stonehenge

"Everything written previously about the Stonehenge landscape and the ancient monuments within it will need to be re-written."<p>Archaeologists announced Monday that they've discovered the remains of another prehistoric stone monument less than two miles from Stonehenge, and it's completely reshaping …

Archaeology

In photos: Life in one of the most remote places on Earth

Daily life in Antarctica isn't all whites and greys. Just ask marine scientist and designer Skye Moret.<p>She spends between three and four months every year sailing around Antarctica. During that time, she helps researchers with their work and translates it all into a relatable narrative. The ship …

1.2 billion-year-old 'meteorite mineral' found in Scotland

<b>The earliest known occurrence of one of Earth's rarest minerals has been found in Scotland, scientists have said.</b><p>The 1.2 billion-year-old reidite was found in rock samples taken from the Stac Fada Member, a large geological area in the north west Highlands.<p>Reidite is only known to form in nature …

Scotland

A Map That Counts All the Trees in the World

A new study says Earth is home to 3.04 trillion trees, more than seven times the previous estimate.<p>In the fight against climate change, the health of global forests is critical. Forest store carbon, purify air and water, and provide essential habitats and resources for countless species, humans …

Prehistoric Site Found Near Stonehenge

Archaeology

This Horrific-Looking Prehistoric Water Monster Has Returned to England’s Rivers

Yay?<p>This horrific-looking prehistoric water monster has returned to England's rivers. Yay?<p>The lamprey is an eel-like fish that dates back hundreds of millions of years, well before the dinosaurs; many call it a "living fossil." The largest British species, the sea lamprey, can grow up to a metre in …

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

European Travel

Girl, 12, beats Einstein, Hawking in IQ test

(News.com.au) A 12-YEAR-OLD girl has beaten great minds including Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein to get the maximum Mensa IQ test score.<p>British …

10 facts about Stonehenge

It is possibly the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. But how much do you know about Stonehenge? Here are 10 important facts...<p>1) Built …

#OpenComics: untold stories – your GuardianWitness contributions

We’ve been asking people to share their comics and graphic art from round the world - here are all the contributions so far

Comics

Slightly Ignorant's Bookish Place

When Authors Beg for Blurbs...

Before I got my first book published, a novelist I knew quipped, "The only thing worse than not being published is <i>being</i> published." I had no idea what he meant, but I soon figured it out.<p>Take blurbs. Begging for blurbs for your forthcoming book is a definite downside of being published. It's …

Writing

Is this Britain's greenest mother?

Nappies, buggies and new toys are out, 'wild time’ and vegan pancakes are in. Anna Tyzack talks to activist Zion Lights, author of a new book for parents who want to be greener<p>Zion Lights is a glorious name more suited to a Hollywood starlet or glamour model than to Britain’s “greenest” mum. Either …

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies by Jay Parini, review: 'balanced'

By the age of 25, Gore Vidal had written five <b>novels</b>, bought a huge pile on the Hudson River and claimed to have had more than 1,000 sexual partners. He had served on a transport ship in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska during the war and then, in The City and the Pillar, written one of the most …

Weekly Galley Giveaway: Lightless by C.A. Higgins

Each week we’re giving you the chance to win an advanced reader’s copy of a different book — big names, buzz books, and great reads — before they’re …

Books

Calais refugee library flooded with thousands of books

The makeshift library providing books to refugees in the Calaiscamp known as the Jungle has been inundated with books and emails of support, following a Guardian article about it. Jungle Books has now “more than enough” books to go around, and its creator, British teacher Mary Jones, is trying to …

Books

Joyce Carol Oates webchat – as it happened

That’s everything from Joyce – many thanks to her for spending two hours answering your questions. Her new memoir The Lost Landscape is out this week. For more webchat action, tomorrow we have Duran Duran discussing their new album and anything else you want to ask them.<p>methzzz asks:<p><i>If you were to</i> …

Literature

Poem of the week: In His Other House by Jee Leong Koh

Exile brings severance, but it can also bring confidence: moving from Singapore to New York enabled Koh to find himself as a gay man and a poet<p><b>In His Other House</b><p><i>In this house there is no need to wait for the verdict of history</i><i><br>And each page lies open to the version of every other.</i><br>– Eiléan Ní …

Literature

4 Ways Polar Bears Are Dealing With Climate Change

A few of these opportunistic predators have found new sources of food as their regular sources diminish—but is it enough to save them?<p>It's a tough time to be a polar bear.<p>The Arctic predators—which depend on constantly diminishing amounts of sea ice to catch marine mammals such as seals—are …

Fossilized Human-Sized Sea Scorpion Found In Meteorite Crater

If you sea scorpion, say scorpion<p>If you think scorpions are scary today, be very glad that you weren't around 467 million years ago. Today, these stealthy stingers are found on land, but back then, scorpion ancestors ruled the seas.<p>In a study published today in <i>BMC Evolutionary Biology</i>, scientists …

Paleontology

It will take a year for New Horizons to send all of its Pluto data back to Earth

It's hard to get a good internet connection on the outskirts of our solar system. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has just started its "intensive downlinking" phase, a process that will ultimately send home all of the data recorded during the craft's Pluto flyby back in July. NASA says there's …

Planets

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Device Revives Disembodied Hearts That Have Stopped Beating

It could save a lot of lives<p>There are two ways you can die, from a transplant surgeon’s point of view. Your brain could die while your heart continues beating, or your heart could fail, starving the rest of your body of oxygen. It used to be that only the former could donate their organs—because if …

Clinical Trials

After delays, SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch in spring 2016

SpaceX's super sized Falcon Heavy rocket has a new launch date: spring 2016. That's according to remarks given by Lee Rosen, SpaceX's vice president of mission and launch operations, at a conference in Pasadena this week. <i>Space News</i> reports the executive as saying, "It’s going to be a great day when …

Huge ritual monument found hidden near Stonehenge

The super-henge of Durrington Walls has been hiding a secret for thousands of years: a row of 90 massive standing stones<p>A huge ritual monument which dates from the time of Stonehenge has been discovered hidden under the bank of a nearby stone-age enclosure.<p>Durrington Walls, a roundish ‘super-henge’ …

Archaeology