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It's Thanks to Evolution That No Two Faces Are Alike, Study Finds

Humans' stunning diversity of facial features evolved to make recognition easier, a study says.<p>From bug eyes to aquiline noses, square jaws to chin dimples, no two faces are alike. That diversity may have evolved to make it easier to recognize other people, researchers reported on Tuesday.<p>The shape …

Uranus: Why we should visit the most unloved planet

Uranus has always been left out when it comes to missions to our near neighbours. But now there are serious attempts to visit this toxic gas giant, writes Richard Hollingham.<p>The butt (snigger) of countless jokes, Uranus is almost certainly the most unloved planet in our solar system. It always …

Astronomy

Supermoon Vs Normal Moon Taken by Vesa Vauhkonen on August 10, 2014 @ Rautalampi, Finland. "Comparing the normal full Moon of March 2014 with the Supermoon of Aug 2014. In individual images, the difference in size might be difficult to see. But putting them so side by side the difference is clear. I used exactly the same focal length of 1200 mm ekv., so the scaling has no errors." - via spaceweather.com

How long has mankind been waging germ warfare?

Humans have been using disease as a weapon of war for thousands of years. BBC Factomania looks at the history of our arsenal of germs.<p>The average cough creates a cloud of more than 3,000 moisture droplets that hang in the air for hours.<p>And bodily fluids can harbour some nasty stuff. Take, for …

Smallpox

Supermoon lights up skies around the world – in pictures

Satellite at perigee stage, meaning at closest point to Earth, and will be 14% larger and 30% brighter than normal

Big, Bad Supermoon Rising: A Photo Gallery

What’s 250 Million Light-Years Big, Almost Empty, and Full of Answers? - Issue 16: Nothingness

The darkest hole in the universe lies near the constellation Boötes, the plowman of the northern sky. This region, called a void, is 250 million …

Dark Matter

Flash from Curiosity Rover's Laser Hitting a Martian Rock

Louisiana: Take the Trail to Nowhere

<b>Hike the Wild Azalea National Recreation Trail.</b><p><b>What Is It?</b> Central Louisiana’s Wild Azalea National Recreation Trail, located in the southwest of Alexandria, travels the length of a marathon (26.2 miles). You could hike the whole thing in a day or spend three days backpacking through this rich, …