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Husband's Note on Mirror to Wife Struggling With Depression Is the Most Beautiful Thing You'll See All Day

"She's the kindest person I know."<p>An Imgur user posted a photo of the touching note her husband drew on their mirror, as a show of support while she was struggling with depression.<p>Mollywho wrote on Imgur that she's faced a lot of difficult times since marrying her husband, including not being able …

Is Surface the ace up Microsoft’s mobile sleeve?

It’s no secret that Microsoft has been struggling in the mobile space ever since its strategic 2010 reboot, wherein it scrapped its legacy Windows Mobile platform for the incompatible Windows Phone. In the face of unprecedented competition from Apple’s popular iPhone (not to mention Android) — the …

Columbia engineers build biologically powered chip

Columbia Engineering researchers have, for the first time, harnessed the molecular machinery of living systems to power an integrated circuit from …

This Distant Galaxy Appeared Just 400 Million Years After the Big Bang

NASA scientists have captured a remarkable glimpse of a primordial compact galaxy that came into existence at a time when the Universe was …

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The accidental discovery of how to stay young for longer

Living longer usually means a longer dotage, but wouldn’t it be enticing to extend young adulthood instead? It’s such an appealing prospect that …

Scientists get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare

An international team of astrophysicists led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist has for the first time witnessed a black hole swallowing a star …

The art and beauty of general relativity

One hundred years ago this month, an obscure German physicist named Albert Einstein presented to the Prussian Academy of Science his General Theory …

Tattoo prototype turns body art into a fitness tracker

Tattoos that marry art with technology are nothing new at this point. We've seen Motorola show off a tattoo designed to unlock your smartphone and …

Gene identified that produces benefits of steroids, without the detrimental side effects

Scientists have revealed that glucocorticoids, a class of steroid hormones that are commonly prescribed as drugs, enhance muscle endurance and …

Why does Chennai keep going under water?

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Chennai is locked in an inextricable battle with water. In the brutal summers, the city can’t get enough of it. And when it rains, the coastal metropolis of over four million people often finds itself inundated by too much of it.<p>The rains this year have been particularly …

Water

NASA’s Cassini Finds Monstrous Ice Cloud in Titan’s South Polar Region

New observations made near the south pole of Titan by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft add to the evidence that winter comes in like a lion on this moon of …

Solar System's most distant object hints at hidden planet

Astronomers have found the most distant object ever observed in the Solar System. The lump of rock is 15.5bn km from the Sun, three times further …

OK, these birds are just showing off now!

Hubble uncovers the fading cinders of some of our galaxy’s earliest homesteaders

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to conduct a “cosmic archaeological dig” at the very heart of our Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have uncovered …

This Boy Has Outsmarted Us All With His Perfect Math Problem Answer

We'd give him an A+.<p>Sometimes the most literal answer is the best.<p>A Reddit user named Fiona, who posts as irishchick14, shared a photo of her 6-year-old son's math test on the social-sharing platform this week, writing: "This is why my son is going places." While the boy might not have answered the …

Google's security audit of the Galaxy S6 Edge illustrates Android's vulnerability

The Project Zero team at Google, tasked with discovering severe bugs and exploits in Android, recently turned its attention to Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone, and its findings, published this week, have identified "11 high-impact security issues" with the handset. Samsung's email client and …

Android Phones

The 'hearts' are the final straw: it's time to nationalise Twitter | Osman Faruqi

Chasing new users by altering the site’s basic features is a big mistake. Twitter’s not like other social networks – it has more in common with CB radio than Facebook<p>Twitter is struggling. Its disappointing financial results, mass layoffs and declining user experience show things aren’t well for …

How to Rest Your Overworked Mind

In the go-go-go world of today we need to be sure we’re giving our mind ample opportunity to rest and relax — recognizing when we need a mental break.<p>…

Mindfulness

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images of Enceladus’ flyby

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images of Saturn’s icy, geologically active moon Enceladus, acquired during the dramatic …

Black Hole Has Major Flare

The baffling and strange behaviours of black holes have become somewhat less mysterious recently, with new observations from NASA’s Explorer missions …

Ex-Australia PM Abbott tells Europe to close borders

<b>Former Australia PM Tony Abbott has said Europe should follow Australia and close its borders to migrants fleeing Middle Eastern conflicts.</b><p>Mr Abbott made the comments in London, where he was speaking at the second annual Margaret Thatcher lecture.<p>He said "misguided altruism" was "leading much of …

Seven Key Facts About Cassini’s Oct. 28 ‘Plume Dive’

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will sample the ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies through the moon’s plume of icy spray.<p>…

Saturn and Dione

Saturn has many, varied moons – over 60 have been discovered so far. One of the larger ones, Dione, is shown here in this image from the Cassini …

23 Things You Probably Shouldn't Say To Someone With Depression

We know your intentions are good, but no.<p>But don't do that. Your friends need you now more than ever. Just keep in mind that some of these well-meaning phrases might have a completely different meaning for someone with depression.

How Removing Half of Someone's Brain Can Improve Their Life

From the outside, Elena del Peral seems to be like any other high-achieving college senior. She goofs around the campus quad of Massachusetts’ Curry …

The Brain

Final kiss of two stars heading for catastrophe

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers have found the hottest and most massive double star with components so close …

Universe

Astronomers catch a black hole shredding a star to pieces

When a star comes too close to a black hole, the intense gravity of the black hole results in tidal forces that can rip the star apart. In these …