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World Press Awards: 2013’s Best Pictures (Photos)

From the wrath of Syria’s civil war to the cruel reality of American domestic abuse, a look at the winning entries in the worldwide photo …

A flyby of Venus, a dying galaxy and a birthday toast to Edgar Allan Poe – in pictures

In the week a millionaire promised a hair-raising roundtrip to Mars for a lucky couple, we let you swing by the planet Venus, glimpse the fate of the Milky Way and pay tribute to a master of the macabre on Mercury – all from the comfort of your own home

Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Nasa's Kepler satellite reveals several of the suspected planets are in their star's habitable zone where life might exist<p>Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler.<p>The data has also been …

High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, on 11 July 2012 from White Sands missile range in New Mexico. Hi-C's image sequences show the twisting up or braiding of the magnetic field that …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Photography

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

This just in: <i>Sweet rolls are taking over the universe.</i><p>At least that’s the conclusion one might draw if they read my site regularly and see the …

9 Gooey, Cheesy, Comforting Lasagna Recipes

From Bolognese-style to gluten-free to vegetarian, here are 9 awesome recipes for everyone's favorite Italian comfort food, lasagna<p>Garfield was onto something: Lasagna might be one of the single best foods ever. It's the ultimate comfort concoction, with its saucy layers of cheese and pasta, …

Cooking

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

Hello everyone!How is the new year going so far? Mine is going pretty well! Very occupied again, but very happy to be! Lots of fun stuff going on!As …

Mount Sinabung's deadly eruption - Telegraph

Report: Abortion at 4-decade low

NEW YORK — The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute.<p>The Guttmacher Institute, which supports legal …

The Not So Sweet Facts About Sugar

A new study offers a broad overview of the use of sugar in the US diet and its consequent health implications. The good news is that the growth in sugar intake appears to have stopped and may even have slightly declined. The bad news is that people still consume way too much sugar and that that …

Neanderthals gave us disease genes

<b>Gene types that influence disease in people today were picked up through interbreeding with Neanderthals, a major study in Nature journal suggests.</b><p>They passed on variants involved in type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease and - curiously - smoking addiction.<p>Genome studies reveal that our species (<i>Homo</i> …

Humanity

Two of History's Deadliest Plagues Were Linked, With Implications for Another Outbreak

Scientists discover a link between the Justinian plague and the Black Death.<p>Two of history's deadliest plagues, which swept across Europe hundreds of years apart, were caused by different strains of the same deadly microbe, scientists say.<p>The finding raises the possibility that a new strain of …

Forensic Experts Have Found 55 Bodies Buried at Notorious Reform School

In 1900, the Florida School for Boys (also known as the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys) began admitting juvenile boys with behavioral problems, …

Step Pyramid Uncovered in Southern Egypt

TORONTO, ONTARIO—A step pyramid dated to 4,600 years ago has been uncovered in southern Egypt, at the ancient settlement of Edfu, by a team led by …

Centuries Before China's 'Great Wall,' There Was Another

<b>Listen · 4:30</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>The Great Wall of China, built more than 2,000 years ago, stands as one of the monumental feats of ancient engineering. Stretching thousands of miles, it protected the newly unified country from foreign invaders.<p>But before the Great Wall, warring …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

University of Washington

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

New Orleans

The World's Newest Island, Niijima

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

A 92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates A Spectacular Collection Of Embroidered Temari Spheres

A 92-year-old Japanese woman’s amazing collection of painstakingly-crafted traditional Japanese temari handballs has been unveiled to the public for …

Japan

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

Rosemary Lime Cocktail

Can we just call it cocktail time? Let’s just take a minute and take in a cocktail.<p>I’ve got too many Post-It notes with too many tasks on them.<p>I’ve …

Foodily Blog

Foodily Blog

Coconut Milk Brownies & Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Great brownies, grapefruit spinach salad, and egg salad with a twist in today's Delicious Links.<p><b>Today's Delicious Links</b><p>• <b>Coconut Milk Brownies</b> - …

Pasta