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11 Anime That Will Make You Smarter

Who says learning can't be fun?<p>Mention the word anime to most people and they conjure images of spiky-haired heroes throwing fire balls and magical …

Astronomers' findings point to a ninth planet, and it's not Pluto

The scientist who killed Pluto says there may be nine planets in the solar system after all.<p>Caltech astronomer Mike Brown and his astrophysicist colleague Konstantin Batygin say they've found compelling evidence that a giant planet orbits the sun in the dark, distant badlands far beyond …

Japan's first girls-only 'otaku' cafe opens in Osaka and boys are strictly not allowed

Mention the Japanese term 'otaku', and the image of a middle-aged anime fan or manga geek-boy might come to mind.<p>But a new cafe, Ataraxia Cafe, in …

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How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …

Bright Lights, Big Parties: Diwali Around the World

Every year, Diwali revelers brighten the sky with fireworks and their homes with candles and lamps in celebration of the five-day festival of lights (starting October 19 this year). It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, in countries as diverse as India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, Mauritius, …

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Pictures

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These Military Homecoming Photos Show Why Veterans Day Is Worth Celebrating

There's no place like home.<p>Veterans Day, which began as Armistice Day and honored the official end of World War I, is now a day to celebrate and remember all veterans.<p>Throughout the year, thousands of troops come home from long deployments to be greeted by family and friends at official homecoming …

Mom Takes Back-To-School Prep To New Level In Funny Video

"It's often harder for the parents to let go than the kids."<p>Getting your kids ready to go back to school requires time and preparation, but sometimes parents go a little overboard.<p>Ilana Wiles of Mommy Shorts partnered with Puffs to create this video of hilariously all-too-real back-to-school tips …

Smuggling refugees into Europe is a new growth industry

A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>BRUSSELS — Amid the biggest …

Asylum Seekers

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Astronomers discover the biggest thing in the Universe

There's some pretty big stuff out there in the Universe, but how big is the biggest? According to a team of Hungarian-US scientists led by Prof Lajos …

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

It's Official, No One Uses "LOL" Anymore

Except for maybe your parents.<p>In today's edition of breaking "news" that's not new to you at all, nobody uses "LOL" anymore. Well, to be precise, just 1.9 percent of Facebook users claims to be laughing out loud, which means the acronym is on the verge of extinction.<p>Scientists at Facebook studied …

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