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Northern lights, blood moons and brilliant stars - in pictures

Northern Lights

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

'Dracula fish' and snub-nosed monkeys among 200+ new species discovered in Himalayas

“A sneezing monkey, a walking fish and a jewel-like snake are just some of a biological treasure trove of over 200 new species discovered in the …

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

5 New Marvel Comics Announced for 2016

Silver Surfer, X-Men, and more.<p>Marvel has announced a number of new comics that are scheduled to be released in 2016 as part of the All-New, All …

The 54 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time

There is no “best” romantic comedy. Something is funny when someone laughs, or romantic when their heart swells, for better or for worse, and we have no right to say why one of these should top another. Your uncle, or cube-mate might say, “That’s stupid. <i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> is obviously the best …

Theoretical astrophysicists have discovered that millions of planets are more habitable than we realized

The hunt for extra-terrestrials has expanded, after theoretical astrophysicists discovered that millions of planets once dismissed as inhospitable could in fact be suitable for alien life.<p>Earth-like planets are the obvious first place to look for life, but a large number of these orbit stars known …

University of Toronto

Meet The Ten-Year-Old Comedian Whose Stand-Up Is Slaying Audiences All Over The Internet

Have you heard of Saffron Herndon? If not, you’re about to. That’s because the pint-size comedian (who’s just 10) has been exploding all over the internet today, taking her stand-up to a global audience. But is she funny? You decide.<p>According to The Huffington Post, Herndon writes all her own …

A ridiculously rich guy actually built Bruce Wayne’s underground Batcave – and it’s amazing

Readers… some things in life just aren’t fair. Case in point: some obnoxiously wealthy guy in Australia has a Batcave and you don’t.<p>Australian …

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East