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This New Explanation For Dark Matter Could Be The Best One Yet

Has it been shifting forms this whole time?<p>It makes up about 85 percent of the total mass of the Universe, and yet, physicists still have no idea …

Book review: Rebel of the Sands is a winning mix of magic, romance and fantasy

<b>Rebel of the Sands</b><p>by Alwyn Hamilton<p>Faber & Faber<p>Alwyn Hamilton’s debut novel is a high-concept, and highly enjoyable, epic fantasy adventure for …

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Tiger And The Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky book review

Equally deft in the realms of science fiction and fantasy adventure, Adrian Tchaikovsky knows how to take you to a place, no matter the setting.<p>In a …

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Printing Roses with Celery Stalks

Create some beautiful artwork for mother’s day gifts, thank you cards or wrapping paper by printing roses with celery stalks! Fun to explore as …

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

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40 years ago the US sent Mexico into a financial crisis — and it transformed the narcotics industry

<i>In this excerpt from A Narco History: How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the Mexican Drug War, coauthors Carmen Boullosa and Mike Wallace</i> <i>explain how the US and Mexico jointly created the Mexican Drug War.</i><p>In the mid 1970s, the United States had added to its woes of recession those of …

15 Incredibly Ancient British Monuments You Probably Haven't Heard Of

The discovery of a "new Stonehenge" is a reminder that Britain is full of impossibly old things.<p>Wherever you are in Britain, you're not more than a couple of hours from something thousands of years old. Here are 15 of them, ranked from "newest" (everything's relative) to oldest.<p>The best-preserved …

London, 75 Years After Destruction

On this day, 75 years ago, the Nazis began their aerial assault on London. Intended to demoralize the Brits, it backfired.<p>The unofficial motto of the …

9 Strategies to Protect Yourself from Empathic Illnesses

March 09, 2014<p><i>Empathic illnesses are those in which you manifest symptoms that are not your own.</i><p>Protect Yourself from Empathic Illnesses<p>Empathic …

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Archaeologists Tracked Lewis and Clark by Following Their Trail of Laxatives

How do you follow a trail more than 200 years old, when even the maps they used uncertain? You look for specific historical deposits. And famed …

There's No Quitting in Parenthood

This morning, on the last day of camp, you try to persuade me that you are ill. I know you are feeling the gravitational pull... getting faster and faster and faster and <i>faster</i>... of the first day of school that looms on Monday. <b>Middle school</b>. You tell me your stomach aches, that you feel really,</i> …

Why Motherhood Is Disgusting

All too often, motherhood or birth or procreation in general is labeled as disgusting.<p>Women who've made the decision to become mothers are painted with a brush of disgust.<p>It's gross what their bodies do, growing and expanding and secreting and tearing and doing what can only be described as natural.<p>…

Suspected location of mystery Nazi gold train set ablaze but authorities insist it wasn't arson

The embankment considered to be favourite for where the train is located underneath was burnt along with 219 square yards of forest and bush<p>The mystery surrounding a legendary Nazi gold train buried in Poland took a new twist after the suspected location of the armoured train and its cargo went up …

Something historic is happening with hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean — and it could mean trouble

There are some storms a-brewin' ...<p>And although none of them have made landfall, they're making part of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii resemble a Van Gogh painting.<p>Here's a photo showing Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena from left to right. This is the first time three Category 4 storms have been …

Because of an electoral mishap, a US tax vote will be decided by a single woman

They say that every vote counts, but it’s not usually this literal: A vote on a local sales-tax increase in Columbia, Missouri will be decided this month by Jen Henderson, a 23-year-old college student.<p>Henderson is the only person eligible to vote on the increase because she is the only legal …

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Alien Life Might Spread Like the 'Outbreak of an Epidemic'

We might be able to detect panspermia, and it may just be spreading like a virus.<p>New research from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests that if panspermia really is the transportation system that spreads life in the universe, we might be able to spot it. Not only that, but it …

Massive Ancient Greek city discovered submerged in Aegean Sea [Photos]

An ancient Greek city has been discovered sunken beneath the Aegean Sea. The settlement dates back around 4,500 years (2,500 BC) and was the size of …

Banned, burned, or simply life changing: what are the best dangerous books?

Authors including Patrick Ness, Melvin Burgess, Tanya Landman, Louise O’Neill, Bali Rai, Candy Gourlay, James Dawson and Leigh Bardugo share the books they probably weren’t meant to read that either rocked their world or rocked <i>the</i> world<p>• Plus what’s coming in our joint Amnesty International and …

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The GOP’s stunning new attack on America’s national forests

Two bills winding their way through Congress could have dire implications for local communities and wildlife alike<p>Two Republican bills currently making their way through Congress should anger any American who cares about the nation's forests. Introduced this summer, both bills are pro-industry and …

The Best Workouts for Losing the Last 10 Pounds

So, you've come a long way on your weight loss journey, but now, whether it's five or 10 pounds you're really struggling to lose that last little bit of weight.<p>Don't worry, you're totally not alone.<p>Nearly every expert we spoke with agreed: Losing those last few pounds is tough for pretty much …

Matty Smith’s Photographs Display Vibrant Life Lurking Just Below Sea Level | Colossal

<p>Appropriately titled <i>Over/Under</i>, Matty Smith‘s series showcases the dual environments that exist just above and below sea level. Smith focuses on …

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Layered Resin Dioramas of Forest-Dwelling Characters Embedded with Flora and Fauna by Drew Mosley | Colossal

<p>Ottawa artist and carpenter Drew Mosley paints forest-dwelling characters encased in wooden bowls filled with layers of resin. Each scene is further …

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Ricky & Doris: An Unconventional Friendship in New York City (with Puppets) | Colossal

<p>Doris Diether is a former journalist and longtime activist in New York who is often seen strolling through Washington Square Park chatting with just …

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The Contemporary Poetry Book for You, According to Your Zodiac Sign

This carefully-curated astrological poetry list reflects a wide array of contemporary styles and voices, and was originally published by <i>Luna Luna Magazine</i>.<p><b>Aries</b><p><i>Wastoid</i> by Mathias Svalina<p>Aries are known to be brave and assertive, and Svalina's book fits perfectly into this description -- in an …

19 Hikes That Should Never Make Your Bucket List

But if the taste of blood and dirt turns you on, then this is for you.<p><b>Disclaimer:</b><p>The following trails are extremely demanding and require extensive training, advanced gear, and expertise with highly technical terrain. Many of these hikes also require the fitness and ability to perform strenuous …

Why the White House Fire Still Matters

Jacquelyn Martin—AP<p>Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty Images<p>Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty Images<p>Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty Images<p>Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty Images<p>Mladen …

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