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What Is The Most Beautiful Equation Known To Mankind?

It’s often said that if you want to understand the universe, you need to think in equations. While mathematics can easily set off a high school …

Lamborghini completely restored the first Miura SV for the car's 50th anniversary

50 years ago, in 1966, the gorgeous Lamborghini Miura was introduced. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic mid-engined supercar, Lamborghini's PoloStorico division has painstakingly restored the original Miura SV (Super Veloce) that was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 1971.<p>SV is …

Mercury’s dark secret revealed

Ever since Mariner 10 flew by Mercury in 1974 and 1975, researchers have known that the planet was darker than the moon. But they didn’t know …

This Straight-Pipe Ferrari 458 Speciale In a Tunnel Will Slay Your Ears

It's the best kind of loud.<p>The Ferrari 458 Speciale was the last of an era, a naturally-aspirated V8 screamer in a world increasingly gone turbo. As Zach Bowman once put it, "it has no interest in playing at 40. It's barely awake at 70."<p>And what better way to appreciate the aural assault of that …

Earth Is Surrounded by Strings of Dark Matter

New computations from NASA suggest that long strings of mysterious dark matter form around planets like Earth.<p>The solar system is hairy? Thanks to …

Astronomers spot enormous twin stars heading for a cataclysmic end

ESO astronomers have discovered a pair of enormous stars, known as an overcontact binary system, that orbit so close to each other that a bridge of …

Universe

The Most Mysterious Star in Our Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a strange mess of objects whirling around a distant star. Scientists who search for extraterrestrial civilizations are scrambling to get a closer look.<p>In the Northern hemisphere’s sky, hovering above the Milky Way, there are two constellations—Cygnus the swan, her wings …

Thousands march in German anti-Islam rally

The German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA staged its biggest rally in months on Monday, sparked into fresh life on its first anniversary by anger at the government’s decision to take in hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East.<p>PEGIDA, or Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the …

North Africa

Blaze in Sweden guts refugee shelter amid wave of suspicious attacks

A fire at a center for asylum seekers in Sweden forced at least 14 people to flee for safety Tuesday in the latest suspicious blaze targeting migrant sites in a country struggling with a crush of refugees.<p>The incident near Munkedal, about 200 miles southwest of Stockholm, was under investigation as …

North Africa

Israeli Palestinian conflict: Two viewpoints; one tragic outcome

<b>Hebron, West Bank (CNN) —</b> The armed Israeli police officers stand behind thick concrete barriers that separate Palestinian neighborhoods in East Jerusalem from the center of the city.<p>Young men who want to get past are asked to pull up their pants, lift their T-shirts, turn around and show their IDs.<p>…

Israel

Neo-Nazis infiltrate German refugee shelters amid far-Right resurgence

Amid fears of German far-Right resurgence, investigation by German broadcaster finds neo-Nazis working in refugee hostels<p>Neo-Nazi sympathisers and other far-Right elements are infiltrating German refugee centres leaving migrants vulnerable to abuse, a German television investigation has found.<p>The …

UCLA chemist: Life on Earth began way earlier than we thought

A team of geochemists from University of California, Los Angeles published a report today that contests the widely-held belief that life on this planet began 3.8 billion years ago. The study, published in the journal <i>PNAS,</i> instead argues that life began 300 million years earlier. Life may have been …

British Lawmakers Say Leaving the E.U. Will Mean a Better Standard of Indian Cuisine

In recent months, a flock of predominately right-wing British politicians have come out in strong favor of Brexit — a portmanteau of <i>British</i> and <i>exit</i> …