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The 50 Most Spectacular Galaxy Pictures of all Time

Here are the 50 most spectacular galaxy pictures of all time -- from pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy to the pictures of the "Cosmic Tinker Bell …

Cosmology

Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam

It sometimes <i>feels</i> like church in the auditorium of the Professional Musicians union in Hollywood. It's a Sunday morning, and hundreds of people are gathered to meditate, sing and listen to inspirational poetry and stories.<p>But then the live band starts up — performing songs by the Beatles, the …

Portraits of Children Around the World and Where They Sleep

<b>Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil</b><p>Where Children Sleep is an eye-opening project by photographer James Mollison that takes a look at children from all across the globe and the diverse environments they go to sleep in. The series presents a portrait of each child or adolescent accompanied by a shot of …

Ivory Coast

Stephen Hawking on black holes – video

Technology will eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, says astrophysicist<p>Published: 2 Dec 2014<p>Physicist considered 'so far gone' doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, professor tells Royal College of Surgeons<p>Published: 7 Jul 2014<p><b>Pete Etchells:</b> Professor Hawking's PR …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Understanding Obamacare

What the Fight's Really About<p>The story of two Georgia Republicans captures the essence of the fight over the law. One wants to wipe Obamacare off the books. The other says he needs it to stay alive.<p>The Big Change: Covering Pre-Existing Conditions<p>The major new benefit for consumers, as the law …

Health Care

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Guardian Style Guide author David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best. Here are the 10 grammar laws you no longer need to check<p>• Plus: five rules you should remember • What pop music can teach you about building sentences • A few …

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document

Exclusive: Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe<p>A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over …

Bashar al-Assad: A Tyrant in Full

Per­haps it’s the mourn­ful gaze, or the starched West­ern suits, or the quiet reti­cence of a middle son who grew up in the shad­ow of a more …

Middle East

Salon.com

Americans are no longer interested in policing the world, Mr Obama

However Congress votes on Syrian intervention, the White House will have problems escaping the fallout<p>After 12 years of endless war; after Afghanistan, after Iraq, after Libya, after the drones in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, the American people have had enough. There is perhaps no better …

The Biggest Myth Of The Syrian War Is That The Rebels Are Dominated By al Qaeda

It is a claim Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made over and over during the 29-month conflict.<p>But the notion that the Syrian opposition is dominated by al Qaeda is a myth.<p>"They have a presence, and they've captured some territory. But [al Qaeda fighters are] in the minority," Major Issam …

Clever Negative Space Artworks

I've been thinking about creating an artwork exploring negative space and while looking for some inspiration on Pinterest I came across with some …