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Reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.’s Radical Vision

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an address, “Keep Moving from This Mountain,” at Spelman College’s annual Founders Day commemoration on April …

The Women We Forget During Black History Month

<i>A version of this article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on …

Why You (Probably) Shouldn't Worry About Earth's Magnetic Poles Flipping

Earth's magnetic poles, whatever they're doing, are not going to spark chaos and kill us all — a scenario making the rounds online right …

'Exceptional Points' Could Stop Light Waves in their Tracks

Light moves fast. That's kind of the whole point of light, at least the way most people think about it. Light shoots through the 93 million miles …

Centaurus A’s satellites rotate together

New observations confirm what astronomers have seen elsewhere … and challenge current dark matter models.

Cosmology

Country diary: watching seals through salt spray and whipped-up sand

Winterton, Norfolk: Regardless of the perpetual churn there is extraordinary stillness – and the dark eyes of the grey seal pups seem its very soul<p>Walking along the beach at this wonderful national nature reserve, we were struck by the volatile energy in the sea, sky and land. Everything and …

Nature

The Killer Wasp That Saws Its Way Out of Its Victims

A six-legged terror the size of a sesame seed.<p>Wasps can be difficult creatures to appreciate. They’re aggressive, they sting, and, if they really …

The truth is lemmings 'have never been known to jump off cliffs'

Lemmings are active throughout the year, reproduce several times in the winter<p>Ben Kovic wants to quash any myths about lemmings.<p>"One thing everybody …

Fatal Battle Between King Cobra and Giant Python Ends in Knots

A viral photo, most likely from Southeast Asia, shows a rarely seen encounter.<p>Recently, a lethal battle between two scaly titans ended in a draw, leaving behind a twisted, grisly scene.<p>One of the combatants, a king cobra, lay strangled. The second, a reticulated python, was also dead. Bitten behind …

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Taylor Swift to headline BBC's 'Glastonbury replacement' Biggest Weekend

There won't be any cows, a stone circle or 24-hour music emanating from a village in Somerset, but the BBC have offered Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher to compensate for the lack of Glastonbury Festival this year.<p>The corporation have released details of their Biggest Weekend festival, …

Lorde takes full-page ad out in newspaper to thank fans amid Grammys ‘sexism’

Lorde has thanked her fans in a full-page ad in the New Zealand Herald today.<p>It comes after the Grammys faced backlash for sexist comments made by …

Drake thinks Rihanna looked sexy at the Grammys, not pregnant

Pregnancy rumours have surrounded Rihanna late, but one person not buying into the hype is her ex Drake.<p>The 31-year-old was allegedly ‘shocked’ at …

Lady Gaga cancels final ten dates of Joanne world tour due to ‘severe pain’ impacting performance

Lady Gaga has been forced to cancel the remaining 10 dates of her Joanne World Tour on medical grounds.<p>The Applause singer had been due to perform at …

7 Insane But True Stories About Famous Movie Costumes

Costumes: Without them, movies would just be filled with a bunch of naked people, and who the hell would watch that? (Oh, wait.) Anyway, costumes are …

This Is the Best Music Video I've Seen in Years

After too many years on the internet,I thought nothing could surprise me any more. And then I saw this face-melting Cassius music video. My face …

Mathematician Boldly Claims That Redshirts Don't Actually Die the Most on Star Trek

We all know in our souls that being a redshirt on <i>Star Trek</i> is basically like having a death wish. But our old enemy, math, has stepped in again to …