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Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasawill hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Here’s what the president of MIT thinks of the Trump administration’s early moves

The student's email arrived early on Jan. 28.<p>It was addressed to Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>The undergraduate didn't want to bother him, she wrote, but she was stuck overseas and unable to return to campus because of the White House's newly imposed travel …

Lib Dem Lords warned by Tory defector not to delay Brexit with 'cheap political stunt'

An eminent Tory peer who defected from the Liberal Democrat is pleading with her former colleagues to avoid a “cheap political stunt” by trying to delay Brexit.<p>Baroness Nicholson has accused peers who try to slow down the Brexit bill as it enters the House of Lords of “disrespect” to the “ordinary …

Iran's Grand Ayatollah Reveals Iran's Egregious Crimes Against Humanity

"You [Iranian officials] will be in the future etched in the annals of history as criminals. The greatest crime committed under the Islamic Republic, from the beginning of the Revolution until now, which will be condemned by history, is this crime [mass executions] committed by you." Ayatollah …

Surviving Times of Chaos

Delta's momentary blip is in no way comparable to the tragedy of 9/11, and this writer saw only a tiny blip of the aftermath. But it is somehow reassuring to believe that the human spirit can survive small inconvenience as well as major chaos - with a little patience, grace and kindness. …

San Francisco

Mondays Are Hard, This One-Pot Chicken Recipe is Not (& It's Dinner!)

It can be hard to enjoy dinner when you're thinking about the mess waiting for you in the kitchen. How did you possibly use 10 spoons and 2 pans and 3 dishtowels? It seems like a cruel trick!<p>To save you from being elbow-deep in a sink of dirty dishes, please accept this gift—by way of …

Recipes

This Awesome Video Shows The Scale of The Universe in The Best Way Possible

I mean, we knew the Universe was big, but...<p>We get it. The Universe is epic, vast, and unknowable, and Earth is tiny. There are black holes billions …

2016 August 6 - Las Campanas Moon and Mercury

<b>Las Campanas Moon and Mercury</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Last Thursday the view …

New climate modeling shows Venus may have once been habitable

By on August 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm<p>It’s hard to imagine a less-hospitable location in the solar system than the surface of Venus. Humans can’t survive …

Scientists have discovered why snakes are so long - and it could help humans with spinal injuries

Snakes owe their long, slithery bodies to a single gene, research has shown. The Oct4 gene regulates stem cells and affects the growth of the middle …

Biology

How Thoughts Of Death Can Be A Key To Happiness

Imagine how free you would feel if you could rid yourself of your fear and live each moment to the fullest. That is one of the promises of a "death awareness" practice that is most enticing.<p>What if you thought about death multiple times a day, every day? In Western society you would probably be …

Woody Allen

Dear Graham Norton: 'I fear my husband's unhealthy lifestyle will kill him'

Dear Graham<p>My husband and I are fairly newly married, and I love him dearly. We have always had a different approach to “healthy living”, but recently I have become increasingly concerned about his lifestyle and the effect it is having on his health. He has always been a larger man, and as a …

Couple pretending they met online so they don’t seem weird

<b>A COUPLE who met in a pub are telling everyone they got together online so as not to seem like social misfits.</b><p>Wayne Hayes, 29 and Susan Traherne, 32, …

Knitting Instructions For Beginners - How To Knit Stitches

Knitting Instructions For Beginners<br>How To Knit Stitches<p>This page is full of easy knitting instructions for beginners. This is where you'll learn how …

Knitting

Top 10 DIY Skills That Aren't As Hard As You Think

We feature a lot of do-it-yourself projects here at Lifehacker, but often they seem undoable because they require a skill you don't have. Thankfully, …

Scientists have discovered a new kind of fire, and it's beautiful

Engineers have discovered a brand-new, bright-blue fire tornado that behaves unlike any flame ever created.<p>When a fire burns yellow, it's unclean. The warm colors are signs of an incomplete combustion reaction coughing up soot, smoke, and other emissions. When a flame glows blue, it's a sign of a …

Fry Sauce Is The Most Incredible Condiment You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Sooo smooth.<p>We’re always scoping out new ways to dip our fries.<p>Ketchup makes a great dunking or squirting option, it’s true. And the most adventurous among us even use chocolate shakes. But there’s a more epic condiment you’ve likely never heard of before, at least not by this particular name name: …

Court suspends bail for Earl's grandson in £4.5 million cocaine case

The grandson of a Scottish aristocrat charged with smuggling £4.5 million worth of cocaine into Kenya was sent back to jail on Monday night after the country’s high court cancelled an earlier decision to release him on bail.<p>Jack Marrian, the grandson of the Sixth Earl of Cawdor of Castlemartin, was …