Karl Cook

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Starwatch: The April night sky

Mars stars in our April sky as it comes to opposition in Virgo on the 8th and is brighter and closer than it has been for six years. Jupiter, though, is brighter still as it tumbles westwards in our evening sky while Venus is even more brilliant just before dawn. Saturn is back on show before …

Kidnapped stars, Martian frost and the Rotten Egg Nebula – in pictures

This month's roundup of the best space-related imagery in the known universe includes a supernova, a cluster of stars kidnapped from a neighbouring galaxy by the Milky Way, an eggy nebula and carbon dioxide frost on Mars

Tropical Cyclone Hellen crushing parts of Madagascar

Meteorologists said Hellen was likely to be “one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever seen over the northern channel [of the southwestern …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

Turn Empty Beer Cans Into Sun-Tracking Cameras

Best use of a six-pack in a while<p>In a world of digital cameras and instant gratification, photographer Justin Quinnell embraces pinhole photography, a technique hundreds of years old. He uses beer cans and photographic paper to record the gradual shift in the sun’s path over the course of several …

The Fat-Loss Cardio-and-Weights Workout

Mark Barroso

The Best Anytime Workout

Joe Stankowski , C.P.T.

How to run right

A strict regimen of treadmill running won’t sustain the endurance you built up last summer. You can’t help but lose a step—literally. “When you run …

5 Ways to Boost Creativity

From cracking one-liners at happy hour to impressing your boss at your next pitch meeting, creativity “gets us there” in countless contexts, says …

6 salad ingredients you need to scrap

A great salad has everything your body needs to burn fat, build muscle, and pump up energy levels. And in a perfect world we would eat one at every …