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Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home in Melbourne, Australia, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral.<p>Finally, she spotted the man she’d been waiting for. She stepped out of her car, and her husband put his hands on his head in horror.<p>“Is it my …

Crime

Black hole's twin jets shine bright, somehow

<b>Astronomers have published new images of a bright jet of material, long enough to cross the Milky Way three times, fired into space by the black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy.</b><p>The observations confirm the existence of a second jet, blasting in the opposite direction.<p>The study uses this …

Universe

Scientists Propose a 'Mirror Universe' Where Time Moves Backwards

Mind = blown.<p>Two separate teams of physicists have been examining the flow of time in the Universe, and they’ve proposed that some 14 billion years …

Have Astronomers Found Alien Megastructures After All? (No, Probably Not)

And here’s the reason why, despite all you may have heard.<p><i>“Thou shalt not embarrass thyself and thy colleagues by claiming false planets.” -</i>Bill …

10 Inspiring Quotes from Famous Lovers and What We Can Learn from Them | Artparasites – How Art you today?

<b>“I wish I could write to you as tenderly as I love you and tell you all the good things that I wish you. You are so infinitely dear to me, dearer</b> …

Literature

Why the Haute Couture Shows Are (Still) Worth Applauding

What is the point of haute couture? As the Pre-Fall collections continue to trickle out, and the menswear shows wrap up, couture starts tonight with Atelier Versace in Paris. Since everything tends to mush into everything else as far as shows are concerned these days, it’s worth remembering that …

Amazon’s best-selling Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine is at its lowest price ever: $480 shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon this weekend offers its best selling high end Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine for <b>$479.99 with free</b> …

Best value destinations from Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016

Best value destinations for 2016 from Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 (http://tinyurl.com/puez284):<p><b>1.</b> Estonia<p><b>2.</b> Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam<p><b>3.</b> East Africa<p><b>4.</b> New Mexico<p><b>5.</b> Bosnia and Herzegovina<p><b>6.</b> Galicia, Spain<p><b>7.</b> Quebec City<p><b>8.</b> Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast<p><b>9.</b> Timor-Leste<p><b>10.</b> Western Australia

Philosophers received $2 million to research the importance of “getting over yourself”

Self-obsessed people who just can’t “get over themselves” hardly sound like a subject worthy of academic research. But Candace Vogler, from the University of Chicago, and Jennifer Frey, from the University of South Carolina, disagree.<p>The importance of “getting over yourself”—or …

Academic Research

The hideout of the Black Death

Black Death, mid-fourteenth century plague, is undoubtedly the most famous historical pandemic. Within only five years it killed 30-50% of the …

Mysterious blobs in our Milky Way could be part of the missing matter

A plethora of missing matter problems besieges astronomy. Most famously, dark matter, which was postulated to solve the problem of why galaxies spin …

Dark Energy May Be Distorting Our View of Gravitational Waves

Waves traveling through expanding space-time should look different than waves traveling through static space-time.<p>Dark energy may be distorting long-sought gravitational wave signals from distant sources in the universe, according to a paper posted to the arXiv pre-print server by astrophysicists …

Penn State

When we’re Triggered: How to Stop Reacting Defensively.

Every single moment you live—awake and aware inside your life—is another tiny (or huge) opportunity for healing, even your moments on Facebook.<p>I …

Mindfulness

The Four Elements Of ‘True Love’ According To The Teaching Of The Buddha

<b>“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” –</b> Thich Nhat HanhWhat is love? What is ‘true’ love? Can it even be defined? Our …

Isabel Allende: ‘I love my dog unconditionally, but never the man I’m sleeping with’

Novelist Isabel Allende is 73 years old and newly single. Allende — author of “The House of the Spirits” and 20 other books that often explore love, family and history — wrote her latest novel, “The Japanese Lover,” while her 27-year marriage was ending.<p>“I was in the process of deciding if I should …

Relationships

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.<p>"The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we …

Physics

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Mad Men

Notable New Books Explore What Gets Lost (and Found) in Translation

What can we lose in translation? In the case of Idra Novey’s <i>Ways to Disappear</i> (Little, Brown), the disappearance of a famous Brazilian novelist, last …

Books

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.

Sea Level

10 Experiences Every Traveler Should Have in Italy

© Andrew Padgett / Alamy Stock Photo<p>There's a reason Italy ranks as one of the top-visited destinations in the world. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. Its exquisite beauty, its relaxed pace, its startling integration of the ancient and the modern--it all contributes to the magic. Whether …

Italy

The Best Tofu Alternatives and How to Use Them

Tofu is great, but sometimes you want to switch up your meatless options—here are a few other vegan proteins to try.<p>So you’ve seared your tofu. You’ve scrambled it. You’ve crumbled it atop noodle bowls and bobbed for it in miso soup. You have gotten good and familiar with this versatile soy …

Chubby armadillo put on New Year's diet after overindulging on bugs

One-year-old Gretel weighs 8lb and must lose 1lb after overindulging on bugs<p>Who knew eating too many bugs could make you fat?<p>One-year-old Gretel the armadillo found this out the hard way after becoming overweight due to her insect intake.<p>She may look cute - but being that chubby is dangerous for …

Infamous 'Wow Signal' From Space May Be Comets, Not Aliens: Astronomer

A powerful radio signal received from space in 1977 and never explained may have been the result of a then-unknown comet, not extraterrestrials, an astronomer proposes in a new paper.<p>The "Wow! signal" is named after what astronomer Jerry Ehman wrote ("Wow!") next to the paper readout of the radio …

Comets
Dark Matter

16 incredible facts about Apple's new 'spaceship' campus

When Steve Jobs presented his proposal for a new Apple campus to the Cupertino City Council in 2011, he had one aim: to create the best office building in the world.<p>A little over four years later, Apple is well on its way to completing its new campus in Cupertino, California, and from the looks of …

Architecture

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

10 Easy Ways to Get Your Body, Skin and Health on Track Post-NYE

After the party, it's the yoga lobby.<p>The past month of late-night parties, cocktails and cookies has come to a close and now it's time to hit the reset button. No need to spend hours at the gym or start an intense diet, though—just follow these easy tips from top health experts.<p><b>1) Make taking off</b> …

It’s official! Element 113 was discovered at RIKEN

Element 113, discovered by a RIKEN group led by Kosuke Morita, has become the first element on the periodic table found in Asia. Rewarding nearly a …

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.<p>The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans …

Anthropology