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Beauty of space: spectacular Australian photographs of the universe

From the hidden colours of the moon to Bonnie Doon, and Tarantula Nebula to Saturn, these spectacular images of the universe are the finalists in the 2016 CWAS ‘David Malin’ awards. The annual competition, which celebrates the best astronomy images taken by Australian photographers, is part of …

Astronomy

Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions in major pro-choice ruling | VICE News

<b>This story is part of a partnership between MedPage Today</b> <i>and VICE News.</i><p>The Supreme Court just struck down restrictions on abortion clinics in Texas, setting a national precedent in a major victory for pro-choice groups.<p>In a 5-3 ruling on Monday morning, the eight-member court overturned a 2013 …

Feminism

A relationship expert shares the trick to getting your way in any situation

The key to winning an argument is to not start one at all.<p>In 2004, amidst George Bush and John Kerry's heated US presidential election campaign, an Emory University professor of psychology and psychiatry named Drew Westen took MRI pictures of people's brains as they watched video footage of their …

Startups

New Breakthrough Treatment for MS Patients Uncovered Accidentally

Ask anyone who has to live with MS themselves or known a friend or family is suffering from the debilitating disease and they will tell you how much …

Pioneering cancer drug combination approved

<b>A pioneering pair of cancer drugs that unleash the immune system on tumours will be paid for by the NHS in England.</b><p>In trials, the combination therapy shrank the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer in 69% of patients.<p>The decision to approve the drugs is one of the fastest in NHS history …

Cancer

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Chemistry

Researchers Discover New Ways To Observe Black Holes

We as humans have been gazing at space and the stars in all their glory for a long time. Whether we are looking at the different constellations …

Giant holes are bursting open in Siberia, and you can hear the explosions from 60 miles away

Giant holes are popping up all over the frigid tundra of northern Russia, and no one is quite certain where they come from.<p>However, The Siberian …

Stephen Hawking: Black holes may offer a route to another universe

Objects may be able to fall through black holes into an alternate universe, Stephen Hawking suggested as he prepared to publish an eye-catching study …

Physics

High-fat Mediterranean diet, not low-fat one, is how you lose weight

<b>(CNN) —</b> You don't need to be afraid of fat in food anymore, at least if it comes in the form of extra-virgin olive oil and other items from the Mediterranean diet.<p>Fat is back, new research shows.<p>This latest study, released Monday in the new edition of Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, does not give …

Nutrition

Two of the World’s Largest Internet Based Names Unite to Lay Gigantic Cable Across the Ocean

When many people think about the internet, the first company names that often spring to mind are Facebook and Microsoft. Both have made billions from …

Blast targets Turkish police vehicle near bus stop in central Istanbul

A suspected bomb blast has hit a police vehicle near a bus stop in central Istanbul. The city's governor has confirmed that 11 people were killed and …

Extremism

This Taiwanese teacher's anatomical chalkboard illustrations are unreal

A Taiwanese teacher has become a mini celebrity at the school he teaches at after pictures of his lifelike anatomical chalkboard drawings went viral …

The Civil Rights Problem In U.S. Schools: 10 New Numbers

It's a rare and remarkable view into America's public schools and the challenges that continue some 60 years after <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>:<p>The Civil Rights Data Collection survey.<p>Since 1968, the federal government has been sending it to the nation's schools to gauge educational access and …

Education

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5 decades after China's Cultural Revolution, a few say sorry

BEIJING (AP) — As a teenager, Wang Keming felt nothing but contempt for the older peasant his village singled out for collective persecution in 1970. Stirred by Mao Zedong's radical ideology and inured to the rampant violence of China's Cultural Revolution, he beat the man bloody and saw nothing …

China

This Battery Wraps Around Anything and Charges Itself

Technology has taken some new turns over the past few years, allowing for almost anyone to take all of their information with them anywhere they go. …

German MPs vote on Armenian 'genocide' amid Turkish fury

<b>The German parliament has approved a resolution declaring that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War One was a "genocide".</b><p>Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their people died in the atrocities of 1915. Turkey says the toll was much lower and rejects the term "genocide".<p>The …

North Africa

1200 Years old Ancient Hindu Temple made out of Single Rock

Twentynine Kilometers away from the City of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India you can find 1200 years old Ancient Hindu Temple, Kailasa Temple. This …

Topiary cats 'seen by millions' on Facebook

<b>Richard Saunders once saw an ornamental shrub and was struck by how its shape resembled his beloved pet cat while asleep. Now the images he creates replacing real-life bushes with his pet's feline form have reached millions of people around the globe.</b><p>Imagine walking through a beautiful English …

Pets

Isaac Newton Once Tried To Invent His Own Language

The great 17th century physicist Isaac Newton is known for many things. There’s his laws of motion and theory of gravity. Plus, the dude invented …

Why Whole Foods Wants You to Eat This Venomous Fish to Death

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em.<p>It's not often you're told that by eating something—and a lot of it—you can help save the environment.<p>But that's exactly what Florida wildlife conservationists and local Whole Foods supermarkets want you to do.<p>This week, 26 Whole Foods outlets across Florida began …

Aquaculture

Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could …

Japan

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

Faintest ever galaxy shows universe 13 billion years ago

The faintest galaxy from the early universe has been discovered by a team of scientists.<p>The galaxy, hidden behind a galaxy cluster known as …

Universe
Archaeology

The Fruits of Your Labor: Apartment Friendly Indoor Trees

You know you can have an indoor herb garden, or grow veggies indoors. But did you know you can even grow your own indoor trees? Yes, I have small …

Plants

NASA's Gorgeous Timelapse of the Mercury Transit Will Make You Feel So Small

If a whole planet is just a tiny black dot, what does that make us?<p>Yesterday, Mercury's orbit passed in front of the sun for the first time since 2012 and the last time until 2019. Obviously, staring at the sun to watch this happen is not a great idea unless you are taking great pains to do it …

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

Relationships

Transit of Mercury – in pictures

The smallest planet in our solar system wanders between the sun and the Earth for the first time since 2006. Mercury, which can be seen as a black dot drifting across the face of the sun, was last visible from Britain 13 years ago<p>Live coverage of the celestial event<p>Mercury passes in front of the …

Astronomy