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Jewish prisoner Miriam Rosenthal gave birth in a Nazi camp

Miriam Rosenthal, who ran a store that was for decades a fixture of Toronto's Jewish community, was also one of the few women who gave birth in a Nazi concentration camp and survived with her child.<p>Ms. Rosenthal died on Feb. 10. She was 95.<p>Her survival through the war was a testament to her …

Pregnancy

Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases

Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities<p>Latest: Strava suggests military users ‘opt out’ of heatmap as row deepens<p>Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a …

Falkland Islands

Teach Your Kids About the Super Blue Blood Moon of Jan. 31 with These Activities

Early in the morning on Jan. 31, roughly half of Earth will be treated to a total lunar eclipse. As the moon moves through Earth's shadow, it will …

Astronomy

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

Winter solstice 2017: Five things you should know about the shortest day of the year

Winter may just be getting started, but if you’re ready for more sunlight, you won’t have much longer to wait. Dec. 21 is the winter solstice: the shortest day and longest night of the year here in Earth’s northern hemisphere.<p>Starting Friday, the sun will be up for a few seconds longer each day, …

Astronomy

Why the sky turned bright red for 9 days over East Asia in 1770

For multiple days in 1770, a swath of sky over Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and the eastern coast of China looked as if it had been set ablaze, illuminated in a scorching red light. No one knew what caused it, and we only knew it happened thanks to a few scant recordings that survived the …

Astronomy

Zombie fungus is even scarier than we thought

An incredibly powerful type of fungal parasite that is known to turn ants into actual zombies is actually even more devious than was first thought. …

There’s so much going on in this breathtaking new Hubble photo you could stare at it for years

NASA has lots and lots of hardware floating around in space, orbiting planets, and cruising around Mars, and when it wants to show off its …

Hubble Space Telescope

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

Physics

Uranus is going to look really, really cool Thursday night

Make all the cheeky remarks you want, but the blue ice giant is getting ready for its closeup.<p>Uranus has heard all your cheeky comments. But if you want to get a good look at the icy blue seventh planet from the sun that's the butt of so many jokes, Thursday night is your chance. Bring your own bad …

Moon, Venus, Mars next few mornings

On the mornings of October 16 and 17, 2017, rise before the sun to view the moon and dazzling planet Venus in the eastern morning sky. Mars will be …

Astronomy

21 Space Porn Photos That Will Sexually Awaken You

They're out of this world.

Goodbye, Saturn — It Was Nice Seeing You

The Cassini spacecraft brought the planet, its rings and its moons into stunning view.<p>Just six months after the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn, …

Newly discovered black hole may be the first of its kind ever detected

A Monstrous Marauder<p>Japanese astronomers have found evidence that an intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) with 100,000 times the mass of our Sun is …

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

Big brother is here, and his name is Facebook

In 2013 Vint Cerf, who is considered as the father of the internet, said that “privacy may actually be an anomaly.” Throughout history, people preferred communal settings in just about anything — the concept of solitude and privacy was something limited to monasticism.<p>Greg Ferenstein outlined the …

Former NASA engineer claims the rings of Saturn were ‘made by aliens’

A former NASA engineer has claimed that aliens actually made the rings of Saturn – and that the ETs have also delved deep into Uranus.<p>Dr Norman …

School Asks 100 Graffiti Artists To Paint It Before Renovation, And Result Is Better Than Any Renovation

Most schools looks pretty bland, with safe homogeneous colors and uninspired designs, but one hundred graffiti artists have just turned the boring …

Streetwear

The Storied History of the Spooky Physics Behind China’s Teleportation Success

At the heart of the history of quantum entanglement lies a famous debate between two groups of physicists, a clever paradox and an iconoclastic way …

Stunning Photo of Spiral Galaxy Messier 77 Shows Its Beauty and Power

The latest imagery from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) is in, and it's stunning. But ESO experts say that, while it may look placid in its …

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

Uranus Is Even Freakier Than We Thought

If David Lynch designed a planet, it would be Uranus. Much like every episode of <i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i>, Uranus is fiercely unique and weirdly …

Astronomy

Elon Musk publishes 15-page manifesto outlining how to get humanity to Mars

The 15-page paper, published in the journal <i>New Space,</i> and available for free until early July, doesn't offer a great deal of new information that …

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

When the going gets tough, true leaders take action.<p>Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the …

Tesla

Hubble Hits Jackpot: Images Capture Ultrabright Galaxies via Cosmic Magnification

A glittering jackpot of ultrabright galaxies bursting with star formation has been revealed in a series of stunning images taken by the Hubble Space …

Scientists Assert That Earth May Exist in a Massive Cosmic Void

Riddled With Holes<p>If you picture what the universe looks like, you can imagine it as Swiss cheese. The sizes of holes, or voids, in the matter of the …

Tesla is getting ready to launch at least 3 new products — here are all the details

Here's a look at what Tesla CEO Elon Musk said about the company's product road map during the electric-car maker's annual meeting. Musk shares some insight about the Model 3, the upcoming Tesla semi-truck, the Model Y, and a mystery product.<p><b>1. Model 3</b><p>The Model 3, of course, is well-deserving of …

Tesla

NASA Scientists Baffled By Mysterious Pit Photographed On Mars

While it’s been said that the moon is made of cheese, we know, of course, that particular dairy product was never discovered on our close lunar neighbor. But what about a place on Mars that looks like it’s made of Swiss cheese?<p>This area of the Red Planet’s southern hemisphere includes a large pit …

Cheese

This Ghostly Bubble Nebula Is the Product of a Truly Massive Star

By on<p>Filed Under Science, Astronomy, NASA & Space Science<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>There’s a …

Warren Buffett lunch bidding quickly hits $1 million

(Reuters) - An auction for well-heeled fans of Warren Buffett to eat lunch with the billionaire in support of a San Francisco charity that helps the homeless and impoverished got off to a fast start, with bidding quickly hitting seven figures.<p>The top bid was $1 million as of 1 p.m. EDT on Monday, …

Warren Buffett