Marijana Bosnjak

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A Naked Black Hole Is Streaking Across the Universe

Black holes are mysterious cosmic monsters, shrouded in a thick veil of gas and dust. They lurk in the heart of galaxies, waiting to gobble up stars …

10 Toxic People You Should Avoid At All Costs

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>As important as it is to learn how to deal with different kinds of people, truly toxic …

HSBC: A Global Trade Slowdown Is a Reason to Buy Gold

Analysts at HSBC Group Inc. are telling clients that gold may be about to have another shining moment, as the precious metal's status as a safe haven …

Australia makes record ecstasy pill bust

Two Polish nationals have been charged after Australian police seized more than 1.2 tons of ecstasy in the country's largest drug bust this year. …

Ecstasy (Drug)

'The Cold War never ended...Syria is a Russian-American conflict' says Bashar al-Assad

The conflict in Syria is no longer simply a civil war but one conflict in a global Russian-American confrontation reminiscent of the Cold War, Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, has said.<p>Mr Assad described the war in his country as “one theater” of a global confrontation between Russia and the …

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.<p>This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand …

Biology

Elephants are the end of a 60m-year lineage – last of the megaherbivores

Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers are all wiped out – now only a fragment of this keystone species remains<p>Large ivory seizures in Singapore make it a smuggling hub of ‘primary concern’<p>If, just 800 generations ago, we took a summer holiday to Crete, Cyprus or Malta, we would have found …

Extinction

Key Parts of Africa Could Lose Half Their Lions

A new analysis of population data causes alarm for conservationists looking across the next 20 years.<p>A new analysis of population trends across …

Wildlife

The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants. It threatens our future too

Elephants prop up the forest and savannah ecosystems we need to store carbon. To stabilise the climate, we must stop their slaughter by ivory poachers<p>Today is World Elephant Day, when people with a passion for pachyderms come together to celebrate the wonder of elephants and raise funds to protect …

Elephants

How the U.S. Navy Sails to the Rescue After a Hurricane

The three ship flotilla could aid tens of thousands in disaster zones.<p>The U.S. Navy has prepared a naval task force to assist countries impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The aircraft carrier <i>George Washington</i>, amphibious transport <i>Mesa Verde</i>, and hospital ship <i>Comfort</i> could provide food, water, and …

Lockheed to Upgrade US Navy’s Shipboard Electronic Warfare Systems

Lockheed Martin continues to make technological advances in its electronic warfare portfolio that will keep the warfighter a step ahead. The U.S. …

Electronic Warfare

Yemen: America retaliates after Houthi rebels fire at navy warship

US-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles destroyed three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen's Red Sea Coast early Thursday, …

US involvement in the Yemen war just got deeper

The US fired cruise missiles to defend its ships in the Red Sea. And got drawn deeper into the civil war in Yemen.<p>A US Navy warship, the USS Mason, was fired at — twice — in international waters off the coast of Yemen. The missiles didn't hit the ship, and no one was hurt. Then Thursday, the Navy …

Черный дельфин

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVzSHd9qlx8<p>Oct 25, 2016 - Uploaded by Воры в Законе тюрьма и понятия<p>А я не верю , что они там все виновны. С нашим …

Epic Image Captures Lava, Moon, Milky Way, and Meteor All in One Photograph

It was his first attempt shooting lava, but it certainly won't be his last after photographer Mike Mezeul II ended up with an epic shot in Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. Photographing lava has been a goal of Mezeul's, as he's always been fascinated by lava and volcanoes. After several evenings …

Photography

Theatre in the Roundhouse: Berkoff, Warhol and an age of experimentation – in pictures

London’s Roundhouse is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Since reopening 10 years ago it’s staged a fine lineup of music and performing arts. Here, revisit some of the shows that were staged in its first wave of activity, from the late 1960s to the early 80s, when productions by The Living Theatre, …

Dance

The Unseen: Seeing the World Anew, in Infrared

Even the most photophilic among us could be forgiven for underestimating the variety and utility of infrared film. After the immense success of Richard Mosse's series from the battlefields of eastern Africa, the new possibilities offered by the medium felt limited. Surely any other work—especially …

Underwater Photographer Makes Incredible Images of Great White Sharks Above & Below the Surface

California-based photographer/diver Alex Suh is someone you could conservatively describe as “fearless.” He has a passion for the ocean, and as you …

Asteroid Narrowly Misses Communications Satellites With Only Two-Day Warning

The asteroid could have pulverized communication satellites.<p>Just two days before its approach of Earth last week, astronomers discovered the presence and precarious trajectory of Asteroid 2016 RB1.<p>Its course brought it to within 24,000 miles of sea level on September 7—close enough to endanger …

Earth's Rarest Minerals Give Diamonds A Run For Their Money

Some minerals are so rare, the entire Earth's supply is smaller than a sugar cube.<p>Marilyn Monroe, who famously said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend," probably hadn't heard of Sardinian ichnusaite.<p>Ichnusaite, a pearly, colorless and brittle mineral, was discovered on the Italian island of …

BBC

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Geology

Crystalline Obsessions in the Deep Desert | Amuse

Every year during the first two weeks of February, the sleepy city of Tucson, Arizona, transforms into a global metropolis of minerals drawing collectors, geologists, miners, jewellers and new age crystal enthusiasts. The Tucson Gem Show is the largest event of its kind in the world, one where a …

Scientists Just Discovered a Bizarre Cosmic Phenomenon That Creates Space Crystals

Scientists may have figured out an important part of the process that allows habitable rocky planets to form. New research suggests that when giant …

Colorful Crystals and Gemstones Turn Everyday Objects into Dazzling Home Decor

Some people believe that gemstones and crystals promote positive energy and that having them in your home is an important practice. The online shop Royal Suzie fashions the beauty—and potential healing powers—of these colorful objects into practical-yet-stylish decor items. They include …

Jewelry

600,000 Flowers Used to Create Colorful "Carpet" Stretching Across 1,800 Square Meters

For a few fleeting days earlier this August, an exquisite ephemeral carpet of fresh flowers graced the cobblestone at Grand Place, the central square in Brussels, Belgium. Spanning 75 meters long and 24 meters wide, it consisted of 1,800 square meters of begonias carefully interspersed with …

Stunning Cracked Light Sculpture by Paige Bradley is Now Available

If you've wanted to own this stunningly beautiful sculpture, called <i>Expansion</i>, you're now in luck. Artist Paige Bradley recently announced that <i>Expansion, Third Life</i>, is now available in a limited edition of 40. This smaller version, which measures 17 x 21 x 8 inches, is cracked in the same way as …

Art

10 reasons 2016 is the best time to be alive, according to an economic globalisation expert

Only 4% of Brits and 6% of Americans believe that the world is getting better, according to polling by YouGov.<p>But despite this universal sense of dread, humans are actually more safe, wealthier, healthier, more free, less hungry, and more literate than ever before, Johan Norberg argues in his book …

Geography

The EpiPen pricing-surge scandal brings out the worst parts of our government and healthcare system

His mother, Carolyn Janis, is anxious.<p>Noah is allergic to eggs, peanuts, and other nuts. It's compounded by severe asthma.<p>Janis has four EpiPens for her son that are past their expiration date, and one with its expiration coming up soon. He needs a new one for daycare, but she's not sure if she can …

A magical cabin converted from a watermill by a...

A magical cabin converted from a watermill by a Serbian painter whose father owned and operated many mills along this Bosnian river. Contributed by …