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Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

Photograph: Nasa/JHUAPL/SWRI<p>A high-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons shows small features, from craters to faulted mountain blocks, to the texted surface of the vast basin informally called Sputnik …

Solar System

American boy shot girl dead 'after argument over puppies'

Police say 11-year-old killed eight-year-old with his father's gun in Tennessee trailer park<p>An 11-year-old American boy has been charged with murder after shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in an argument over puppies.<p>McKayla Dyer was playing outside the boy's house in White Pine, Tennessee when …

Trailer Park

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Bill Clinton

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Friends, family mourn WDBJ's Alison Parker and Adam Ward

<b>(CNN) —</b> Reporter Alison Parker was 24. A "rock star" reporter who loved Mexican food, whitewater kayaking and dark television characters such as "Breaking Bad's" Walter White.<p>"The most radiant woman I ever met," in the words of a colleague.<p>Photographer Adam Ward was 27. Engaged to be married. …

Media Industry

How States Rank on High-School Graduation Rates

Nationwide, the percentage of students getting their diplomas is at an all-time high. But while some states have made incredible strides, others have struggled to keep up.<p>More students are graduating from high school than ever before, and that number could rise again with this year’s seniors.<p>The …

The universe is slowly dying, but don't freak out

The cosmos is on its way to a very slow death, according to a new study.<p>A group of astronomers has surveyed the energy generated in more than 200,000 …

Scrap - Photographs and text by Rebecca Moseman | LensCulture

In a world where memories are often kept through social media or iphone photo catalogs, the nostalgia of keeping memories from a time of nostalgia itself is a rarity.<p>‘Scrap’ is a series of photographs taken from an era where writing notes in margins, and keeping mementos from experiences was the …