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Earth - The idea that life began as clay crystals is 50 years old

<i>This article has been amended since it was first published</i><p>A rock is the ultimate example of inanimate, dead matter. After all, it just sits there, and only moves if it is pushed. But what if some minerals are not as stone-dead as we thought?<p>Chemist Graham Cairns-Smith has spent his entire …

The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever

By Internet standards, a <i>perfectly timed</i> photo occurs when two of the following three conditions are met:<p>1. Perfect Place<br>2. Perfect Time<br>3. Perfect …

SKILLS 2014 essay competition: win a Macbook Air and have your work published in Wired

Enter the SKILLS 2014 essay competition about the future of education for a chance to win a Macbook Air and have your work published in Wired.<p>In line …

Viewpoint: Human evolution, from tree to braid

One and the same: What many thought of as three separate species may in fact be just one<p><b>If one human evolution paper published in 2013 sticks in my mind above all others, it has to be the wonderful report in the 18 October issue of the journal Science.</b><p>The article in question described the beautiful …

Humanity

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Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Scientists Discover Surprisingly Bright Black Hole | The Takeaway | WNYC

Turns out black holes really aren't so black. A team of researchers has discovered an incredibly bright black hole located some 22 million light …

Netflix's first original animated series to premiere on Christmas Eve

You remember when that ironically titled film <i>Turbo</i> came out this past summer? The one about the snails (thus the irony)? Apparently it was popular enough to warrant an exclusive animated series on Netflix -- the streaming service's first such investment -- and it becomes available on Christmas Eve. …

FiftyThree's Paper app updated to play nice with its Pencil stylus

FiftyThree's shipping out its first Pencil styli early this December, but before you can work its sketching magic, the firm's Paper app will need the appropriate updates. Good thing the company's released those changes today, because waiting on a software upgrade to use new hardware breeds a …

Alcatel-Lucent solves the problem of where to put 4G small cells

We’re gradually entering the age of the small cell, tiny mobile cell sites that are mounted on walls and light poles rather than high up on towers. …

Ancient Bibles go online in Bodleian-Vatican library tie-up

<b>Ancient Bibles and Biblical texts from the Bodleian and Vatican libraries have been digitised and made available to the public for the first time.</b><p>Europe's first printed book, Gutenberg's 1455 Bible, is among texts accessible on a website in the project run by Oxford and The Vatican City.<p>New …

Christianity

Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

Photography