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Lincoln Cathedral was consecrated #onthisday in 1092, having been commissioned by William the Conqueror. After a number of fires and earthquakes some of the cathedral had to be rebuilt, and it took on a Gothic style of architecture. When the central spire was eventually raised in 1300, it became the tallest building in the world, taking the top spot from the Great Pyramid of Giza. This lasted until 1549 when the spire collapsed. This beautiful watercolour by J M W Turner from 1795 shows the cathedral towers rising above the Exchequer Gate http://ow.ly/MjHob

Erasure - When I Start To (Break It All Down) (Single Version)

Erasure - When I Start To (Break It All Down)

Erasure - When I Start To (Break It All Down) Steve Smart & WestFunk Main Room Mix (Edit)

Erasure - Be With You (Starshapes Remix)

Erasure - Live at The Roundhouse - Tomorrow's World Tour - A Whole Lotta Love Run Riot

Erasure - Fill Us With Fire - Radio Version (Mastered)

Erasure - Gaudete

ERASURE - MAKE IT WONDERFUL (MORLANDO CLUB MIX)

Erasure - Silent Night

3-D map of the adolescent universe

Using extremely faint light from galaxies 10.8-billion light years away, scientists have created one of the most complete, three-dimensional maps of …

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

Every year, around about this time, thousands of European robins escape the oncoming harsh Scandinavian winter and head south to the warmer Mediterranean coasts. How they find their way unerringly on this 2,000-mile journey is one of the true wonders of the natural world. For unlike many other …

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes

Humble iodized salt gave US a 10-year IQ boost, say researchers

The "iodized" emblazoned on the vast majority of salt sold in the US might go by largely unnoticed by the populace, but it turns out that it may have had such a profound effect on public health that it raised the national IQ.<p>Iodine deficiency is the number one cause of preventable mental …

Tens of Thousands Visit U.S. Botanical Garden to Smell Stinky Corpse Flower

A Titan Arum starting blooming Monday at the U.S. Botanical Garden. The stinky plant, also known as a corpse flower, reportedly attracted over …

Eat breakfast if you want to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease

Skipping breakfast can raise your chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests.<p>During the 16-year study, 7.3% of participants who …

Government Declares Mass Dolphin Die-Off an Unusual Mortality Event

At least 54 bottlenose dolphins have died mysteriously in Florida's Indian River Lagoon since January. Today, the federal government is stepping in …

An environmentally friendly battery made from wood

Scientists have developed a battery made from a sliver of wood coated with tin that shows promise for becoming an environmentally friendly energy …

Fukushima nuclear meltdown cleanup costs could rise more than five times to $58 billion

It's been over two years since the northern coastal region of the main island of Japan was devastated by a powerful tsunami and suffered a subsequent nuclear reactor meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, located 150 miles north of Tokyo. In that time, the Japanese government and …

Newly-discovered ridiculously strong shrew species helps explain strange spine design

In equatorial Africa is a small shrew that can bear the weight of an adult human for minutes at a time, and then walk away unharmed. This animal, the armored shrew, has become known as the hero shrew for its amazing strength. But researchers have been puzzled as to why the creature evolved that way …

FYI: Why Does Lobster Turn Red When You Cook It?

Consider the chemistry.<p>Just a week from now, thousands of people will trek to Rockland, Maine for a festival devoted entirely to the eating of a creature once thought only worthy of "poverty food" and fertilizer. The lobster festival approacheth. In honor of the occasion, a reminder of all that …

An ancient underwater forest in the Gulf of Mexico

“You feel like you are in some sort of fairy world, with these huge stumps covered in anemones and crabs, and swarms of fish swimming all around …

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

Anxiety disorders cost £10 billion a year

More than eight million people in Britain suffer from anxiety disorders caused by the pressures of modern life, costing the country nearly £10 billion a year, according to a new study.<p>Analysis by psychiatrists at the University of Cambridge and the University of Hertfordshire, has shown that around …

Mental Health

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …