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France attacks: Sporting fixtures postponed after attacks

<b>Several sporting fixtures in France have been postponed after a series of attacks across Paris in which 129 people were killed.</b><p>Three suicide bombers died in blasts outside the Stade de France while France played Germany on Friday.<p>With fans unable to leave, many poured on to the pitch, while both …

European Rugby Champions Cup

Sites of terror: Where the Paris attacks happened

Details continue to unfold following Friday night's horrific acts of terror across Paris. Here's what we know about the sites of the attacks — a …

Barack Obama calls Paris massacre 'outrageous'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the Paris terror attacks, calling them an "outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians" and pledging the U.S. government's assistance to France.<p>"This is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share," Obama said …

France

Paris attacks: President Hollande mobilises military

French President Francois Hollande has mobilised military forces following a series of attacks in the capital.<p>A number of people were killed in multiple shootings in Paris, and explosions were heard near the Stade de France.<p>At least 100 people are reported to have been killed at the Bataclan arts …

Francois Hollande

Pictures of the Week 11.5.15

Jammu and Kashmir

Suspicion of terror in Russian jet crash raises questions for Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Indications that ISIS or an affiliated terror group took down a Russian airliner over Egypt don't just raise the possibility of one of the worst terror attacks since September 11, 2001.<p>They also represent a possible turning point in what is now a generational battle against …

Airplanes

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

Pablo Picasso

Carson claimed West Point 'scholarship' but never applied

Republican hits POLITICO story, later admits to The New York Times he wasn’t offered aid.<p><i>Editor’s note: POLITICO stands by its reporting on this story, which has been updated to reflect Ben Carson’s on the record response. The original story and headline said that Carson’s campaign had admitted he</i></i> …

Government

Exxon, Keystone, and the Turn Against Fossil Fuels

The fossil-fuel industry—which, for two centuries, underwrote our civilization and then became its greatest threat—has started to take serious hits. At noon today, President Obama rejected the Keystone Pipeline, becoming the first world leader to turn down a major project on climate grounds. …

Fossil Fuels

A Dance for the Dead

I like to visit a Web site called Thoughts on the Dead, which I learned about from my colleague Nick Paumgarten. The writer of the site is unidentified, but he posts photographs of the Grateful Dead and writes satirical dialogues to accompany them. The exchanges he imagines sometimes seem so like …

Ideology

Magnificent Photos that Capture the Vivid Colors of the Northern Lights

Whilst in the midst of winter, and while going through the bitter storms and wet snowy streets, it is easy to overlook that winter can also bring …

11 Foods That Were The Kale Of Their Time

When you hear "food trend," do you think kale and bacon, or fondue and Tang? Turns out, our love affair with fads is as old as America's culinary history itself. Here, the passing trends that were once the kale of their time.<p><b>1910: Hellman's Mayonnaise</b><p>Skirt hems were rising, and new processed foods …

Food

Should I Use the Term “Illegal Immigrant”?

I wrote an article for <i>The New Yorker</i> last month about immigration policy, focussing in particular on a family in Columbus, Ohio. The mother and father had crossed the border illegally from Mexico, and in the article I referred to them on several occasions as “illegal immigrants.” Several readers …

Israel approves detention without trial in crackdown on Jewish extremists

Israeli authorities on Tuesday jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial.<p>Mordechai Meyer has been placed under “administrative detention” for six months.<p>The government has vowed to crackdown on extremists after an attack last Friday on a Palestinian home in the West Bank killed a toddler.<p>Two …

FBI probes security of Clinton emails

The FBI has begun a review into the security of Hillary Clinton's private email system that she used during her time as secretary of State, a federal official confirmed Wednesday.<p>The official, who is not authorized to comment publicly, said the review follows a referral last month to the Justice …

U.S. Dept. of State

'Shaun the Sheep' absurdly amusing for all ages

"Shaun the Sheep" is the kind of movie in which lobsters exchange fist bumps and a goldfish plays Death Row jailhouse harmonica. Playful, absurd and endearingly inventive, this unstoppably amusing feature reminds us why Britain's Aardman Animations is a mainstay of the current cartooning golden age.<p>…

Tiny Drones Can See The World Like Insects Do

Better for surveillance... and not crashing into each other<p>Tiny insect drones could be useful for disaster-area surveillance or delivering supplies to people in accessible places. But the technology is still new, and they run a high risk of running into each other in confined spaces. Now …

Wikimedia

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Astronomy

15 Bee-utiful Pictures Of Bees

A new book highlights the diversity of these fuzzy pollinators<p>If you read science news, you've probably heard a lot about the plight of the honey bee. These pollinators are responsible for producing a huge portion of the fruits and vegetables that we eat, including apples, berries, almonds, and …

Nature

18-Year-Old Creates Visual Narratives through Cinematic Portraits

A natural-born storyteller, 18-year-old photographer and filmmaker Alex Currie uses his camera to convey compelling narratives and powerful emotions. Perhaps influenced by his background in motion pictures, each of his images reads as a cinematic frame sliced from a larger scene, leaving the …

Southern California

Can technology make meat sustainable? – Science Weekly podcast

Plus, how technology is changing what we know about Stonehenge<p>The annual Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition wrapped up last week. On last week's podcast we looked at one of its featured topics – quantum computing. This week we're picking up three other themes from the exhibition.<p>Can science …

Science

Using LCOE To Find The Cheapest Energy Mix For America

It turns out that building a combination of new natural gas and new nuclear plants, while maintaining existing hydroelectric and nuclear plants as long as possible, gives us the cheapest and most reliable energy future.<p>With the exception of hydroelectric, all of America’s electricity generation …

Energy

See All The Satellites And Space Junk Circling Earth In Real-Time

Makes your junk drawer look manageable in comparison<p>From down here on the ground, space looks like a pristine void. But Earth's orbit is actually crowded with a ton of stuff, from human-made satellites to many smaller pieces of debris whirling around at dangerously high speeds, as the film <i>Gravity</i> …

Space Exploration

This is Christine Brinkley. She is 61

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The stories behind your favourite cult soundtracks

Craig Armstrong might be your favourite musician you’ve never heard of. Originally from Glasgow, where he played in bands as well as studying classical piano and violin, Armstrong “fell into” scoring films in the mid-90s after musicians he was working with – like Massive Attack and U2 – asked him …

Amount of Carbon Dioxide in Air Keeps Rising, Hits Milestone

Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, federal scientists say.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says in March, the global monthly average for carbon dioxide hit 400.83 parts per million. That is the first month in …

Climate Change

Asian shares sink after Wall Street drop, US economy fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy and sent Wall Street lower.<p>___<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 1 percent in morning trading to 19,329.75. It was the first day of trading for the …

Stock Markets

Beautiful Papercut Artworks of Nature by Marina Adamova

Moscow-based artist Marina Adamova just popped on our radar thanks to Ann Martin, founder of the blog All Things Paper. Though Adamova is a talented illustrator and graphic designer, it's her papercut artworks that really caught our eye. She's a self-taught paper artist who combines illustration …

Art

5 Of The Most Horrifying Mouths In Nature

You didn't want to sleep tonight, right?<p>Today, researchers published a study in the journal <i>Palaeontology</i> that they had discovered the structure of the microscopic teeth of an animal that lived 500 million years ago. This wouldn't ordinarily be news outside the paleontology* community, except that …

Zoology