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Water did not form on Earth but was brought by asteroids when the planet was 2 million years old

Water arrived on Earth when it was just 20% of its current size.<p>Water, one of the prerequisites for life, arrived on Earth two million years after …

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

6 Fascinating Facts About the Earth's Mantle

The mantle is the thick layer of hot, solid rock between the Earth's crust and the molten iron core. It makes up the bulk of the Earth, accounting …

Earth Science

Savitri Devi: The mystical fascist being resurrected by the alt-right

<b>Savitri Devi, a mystical admirer of Hitler and a cat-loving devotee of the Aryan myth, seemed destined to fade into obscurity after her death 25 years ago. But thanks to the rise of the extreme right, her name and her image now crop up online more and more, writes Maria Margaronis.</b><p>In 2012, browsing …

The friendship that survived the division of a nation

<b>Seventy years ago, in August 1947, British colonial rule in India came to an end. The country was divided into two independent states - Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Using letters and diaries sourced from the world's first Partition Museum which opens in Amritsar on 17 August,</b> …

Collecting 'difficult memories' from the birth of two nations

<b>As Pakistan and India turn 70, those who were there for the birth of the two nations are getting old. At least two civil groups are racing against time to document as much of their oral history as possible for future generations.</b><p>At a government-run school inside the historical Walled City of …

Partition of India: 'It was the first time I saw a killing'

Amrit Paul Kaushal recalls a frightening incident he saw when he and his family were migrating from Pakistan to India in August 1947.<p>BBC Scotland's Partition: Legacy of the line will be broadcast on Sunday at 21:00 on BBC Two Scotland.

My partition journey back to the village my dad fled

Bim was six when Partition violence reached his village and his family fled for their lives. Now his daughter Binita is going in search of the people who helped him escape.

'The bodies were lying on the roads like leaves': My partition story

Iftkhar is a Muslim man who made a death-defying journey 70 years ago - a story he has never shared before. He told his son about his traumatic experience of partition.<p>Shared for the first time, these are the personal stories of horror and humanity from when British rule in India came to a dramatic …

India's Partition 70 years on: 'I killed a man'

The BBC's Secunder Kermani hears from a man who helped beat an Indian politician to death during Partition - and speaks to the victim's nephew.

India partition: 'We had to start from zero once again'

The partition of India in 1947 triggered one of the largest mass movements of people ever - Hindus moving to independent India, and Muslims moving to newly formed Pakistan. Among the millions affected, were people with businesses they had run for decades.<p>Re-establishing themselves in a new homeland …

Partition: A doomed romance across the divide

Ismat and Jeetu, a Muslim girl and a Hindu boy, fell in love in Kashmir. But their love fell victim to the violent partition of British-ruled India in 1947 into the two new nations of India and Pakistan.<p><i>Video producer: Divya Arya; Illustrator: Vikram Nayak; Video editor Kashif Siddiqui</i>

'It was a great tragedy': My partition story

One morning in 1947 Harchet, a Sikh man, was told to start walking. He ended up walking, like hundreds of others, for 11 days.<p>As they went through village after village on that long walk from Pakistan to India, more and more people joined them. It was a dangerous route, along which many people were …

Two men reflect on impact of Partition of British India.

As India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence, the Partition of British India saw turmoil and trauma.<p>The division saw millions of Muslims moving to live in Pakistan and millions of Hindus and Sikhs travelling to India.<p>Malkit Singh and Asad Syed, both live in Sheffield, they came together …

Partition 70 years on: The view from India and Pakistan

How do India and Pakistan tell the story of Partition? On the 70th anniversary, Secunder Kermani and Justin Rowlatt report for BBC Newsnight.

Partition of India: 'Our friends were butchered'

Mohindra Dhall describes his family's migration from the newly-formed Pakistan to India during the Partition of India in August 1947.<p>BBC Scotland's Partition: Legacy of the line will be broadcast on Sunday at 21:00 on BBC Two Scotland.

India partition: How Mahindra & Mahindra was divided

Indian company Mahindra & Mahindra, the world's largest manufacturer of tractors, was divided by the partition of the country in 1947.<p>It was founded by JC Mahindra, KC Mahindra and Malik Ghulam Mohammed, who later left for Pakistan to become its first finance minister.<p><i>Produced by Mrigakshi Shukla,</i> …

Partition at 70

It's the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India. In August 1947, British India won its independence and split into two new states - India and Pakistan. Kirsty Wark looks back at how events unfolded.

Partition violence

Why one man killed another, and the impact the murder had.<p><i>This video has been optimised for mobile viewing on the BBC News app. The BBC News app is available from the</i> Apple App Store <i>for iPhone and</i> Google Play Store <i>for Android.</i>

Timeline: The turmoil and legacy of India’s hasty partition

<b>It is 70 years since British colonial India was partitioned into two new nations - India and Pakistan.</b><p>The BBC charts the struggle for independence, the dividing lines drawn in haste, the jubilation of freedom and the catastrophic violence that would reverberate through the next 70 years.<p>TAP HERE TO …

Partition of India: 'They would have slaughtered us'

<b>When India was partitioned into two separate states in August 1947, the border between Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan was kept secret until the very last minute.</b><p>The Punjab was split down the middle and many people did not if they would be living in Pakistan or India.<p>The decision …

WhatsApp must be accessible to authorities, says Amber Rudd

Critics say home secretary’s demand for access to encrypted messaging to thwart attacks is unrealistic and disproportionate<p>Amber Rudd has called for the police and intelligence agencies to be given access to WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging services to thwart future terror attacks, prompting …

This To-Scale Map of The Solar System Will Make You Appreciate The Vastness of Space

There is a whole lot of nothingness out there.<p>There's a lot of space in space. That's the point hammered in by this huge to-scale map of the solar system, If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel, created by the interactive designer Josh Worth. The map is simple: it starts at the sun, and by scrolling to the …

The 23 Most Comfortable Travel Shoes for Men

For guys who don’t want to spend another minute thinking about their shoes.<p>While shoes may seem like just another thing to pack, putting a little …

Shoes

These Are the 14 Coolest Sneakers of the Week

From Adidas, Jordan, Nike, and more.<p>We're back into the swing of things with a full array of sneaker releases this week. (And even more if you want to fight the elements! Who knows what you'll be doing this Friday, but if you're feeling anxious about what's happening on TV, maybe retail is the …

NASA's 4K Footage Of Earth From Space Is Utterly Spellbinding

If you only watch one video today, make it this.<p>If your commitment to the planet has wavered this year, NASA’s latest 4K footage might just be the …

Space

How Birds Evolved from Dinosaurs

At about six o'clock in the morning, long before light broke on a cold November day in 2014, I pushed through the Beijing station and fought my way …

Concrete

Some Pacific Islanders Have DNA Not Linked To Any Known Human Ancestor

Researchers have now uncovered the DNA of a previously unknown group of hominids.<p>Children from the village of Hanuabada play cricket in the streets …

Papua New Guinea

'Honour killings': Pakistan closes loophole allowing killers to go free

<b>Pakistan's government has closed a loophole allowing those behind so-called honour killings to go free.</b><p>New legislation means killers will get a mandatory life sentence.<p>Previously, killers could be pardoned by a victim's family to avoid a jail term. Now forgiveness will only spare them the death …

These genius crows almost went extinct before scientists discovered they can use tools

When Jane Goodall first encountered chimpanzees using twigs as tools in 1960 — something that scientists had assumed only humans could do — she wrote an excited telegram to her colleague Louis Leakey:<p>"Now we must redefine tool, redefine Man, or accept chimpanzees as humans," it said.<p>Scientists went …

Birds