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Earth's 'technosphere' now weighs 30 trillion tons, research finds

"The technosphere is a major new phenomenon of this planet – and one that is evolving extraordinarily rapidly" – Professor Mark Williams, University …

Converse in 25 Collaborations

FASHION INSPIRATION<p><b>In 1921, American basketball player Chuck Taylor became a salesman, then ambassador for Converse, adding his name to the iconic</b> …

Halloween 2014: The best pumpkins and costumes of the spooky season - Telegraph

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5 Cool Things We Just Learned About Rosetta’s Rubber Ducky Comet

Even with a missing lander, the mission is sending back primo info<p>The Rosetta mission made history last year, by being the first manmade spacecraft to ever orbit or land on a comet. Things didn't go exactly as planned, though. The lander Philae bounced around and got lost somewhere on the comet's …

Space

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

English National Ballet's Swan Lake: Alina Cojocaru fits the bill – in pictures

Alina Cojocaru dances the roles of Odette and Odile opposite Ivan Vasiliev as Prince Siegfried in ENB’s production at the Coliseum in London. All photographs: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

10 of 2015's Most Highly Anticipated Albums

With 2014 officially over, it is time to start looking forward at what we can expect from this coming year. There are plenty of big names planning on releasing albums we can all expect to be rather large, and a handful of newer stars that have a lot to prove with upcoming works. Here are ten albums …

Music

2015 will be the year of SpaceX’s reusable rocket

A mission to supply the International Space Station next week could change space-flight as we know it—by successfully returning a used rocket booster to Earth.<p>SpaceX’s Jan. 6 launch will send a remotely piloted space capsule to the ISS with food, experiments, and two tiny, Earth-observing …

Space Travel

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Westminster Paedophile Ring: 16-year-old Groomed and Sexually Abused at Buckingham Palace

Allegations of child abuse at the Palace revealed by investigative news agency Exaro<p>A 16-year-old boy was groomed and sexually abused by men at …

Microsoft Azure afflicted again

Microsoft Azure is having troubles again, the company acknowledged Tuesday night. According to a status update, Azure’s Traffic Manager was …

Selfie Sticks Could Lead To Jail Time In South Korea

Retailers are being threatened with prison if they sell unregistered versions of the controversial device.<p>Selfie sticks use Bluetooth technology to release smartphones' camera shutters remotely, rather than using a timer.<p>The South Korean government is concerned about the health implications of …