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This photo of gas streaming from a black hole is the 'highest-resolution image ever seen in astronomy'

What do you get when you combine 15 radio telescopes on Earth and one in space? You get an enormous "virtual telescope" that is 63,000 miles across. And when you point it at a distant black hole, you get the highest resolution image every seen in astronomy.<p>Although it looks just like a big green …

Black Holes

9 Ways to Cheer Yourself Up in 30 Seconds

Because who has time to be bummed out?<p>Soaking up the sun in the great outdoors. A sweaty cycling session. Watching a funny movie. These are all sure to put a smile on your face. The problem? They take some time. And let’s be honest: Sometimes you need a pick-me-up ASAP. Happy people have a lower …

Happiness

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

14 Unique Guinness World Records You Won’t Believe Belong To Indians

Indians are second to none in a lot of fields, be it technology, medicine, sports or business. You name it, and we’ve done it. The same goes for …

Branded for life: Indian tattooist has 189 of his favourite companies' logos inked on his body

• <b>Jason George, 23, is attempting to break the world record for brand tattoos</b>• <b><br>He has had 189 etched on to his body - but won't stop until he reaches</b> …

Six Ways to Draw The Eye to a Specific Subject in a Photo

You know all about the rule of thirds already, and in general it works. Sometimes, however, rules are meant to be broken. The way to draw someone’s …

Can a mobile game be 'five times bigger' as an eSport than League of Legends?

Kristian Segerstrale of Vainglory developer Super Evil Megacorp sees a bright future for mobile games as huge draws in the eSports world<p>“Somebody is going to create an eSports experience on touchscreen that is in the order of five times bigger than Counter-Strike or League of Legends is …

Mobile Gaming

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

Research has revealed that so-called neurobabble is surprisingly convincing – here’s a quick guide to harnessing its persuasive powers<p>If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing …

The Brain

OMGFacts

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Will the cow be India’s national animal soon?

<b>New Delhi:</b> Demands to declare the cow as the national animal in place of the endangered tiger have grown, with over 100,000 individuals and groups …

India