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Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade

Physicists and astronomers are agog. On Thursday, experimenters will report the first detection of a phenomenon that has been long predicted:bursts of gravitational waves generated by cosmic collisions of black holes.<p>Sadly it is not unknown for hyped-up scientific claims to be mistaken or …

‘To each his own weapon, I have my camera’: Iran's 1979 revolution – in pictures

It took Maryam Zandi more than three decades to get her photos of the revolution published<p>I met Maryam Zandi last spring in the cherry-coloured hallways of downtown Tehran’s House of Artists, a prestigious gallery, auditorium and theatre inaugurated under the administration of the reformist …

South Asia
Port-au-Prince
Afghanistan

Italian army must fight the mafia in Naples, interior minister says

Calls for action against the Camorra crime syndicate as spiral of drug-related violence leads to 10 murders in just over a month<p>The Italian army should be deployed to Naples to combat an explosion of drug-related mafia violence, the country’s interior minister said.<p>There have been 10 murders in the …

President Obama Wants $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

President Obama is asking Congress to provide $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness that could be …

Public Health

Pokémon’s $5M Super Bowl ad ranks among Sunday’s big winners

The Denver Broncos are your Super Bowl 50 champions, but Pikachu had a pretty good day as well.<p>The Pokémon Company produced one of the most viewed commercials that aired during the NFL championship event last night. Looking to YouTube, the pocket-monster promotion has nearly 18 million views. …

'Blind Side' mom is proud of son's "amazing journey" to second Super Bowl

<i>Leigh Anne Tuohy and her family became famous after the book and movie, “The Blind Side,” shared the story of how she and her husband, Sean, adopted Michael Oher, a teenager moving in and out of the foster care system. The Tuohys took Oher in, helped him get the education he needed, and encouraged</i> …

NFL

Doctor Who Gets A Star Wars: The Force Awakens Style Trailer

When the first trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> hit the internet, each moment was picked apart and analyzed for clues about the plot, the …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Extremism