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How To Find That Perfect Offbeat Destination

Pop quiz: What city hosts the world's biggest carnival celebration? Nope, not Rio. Rio de Janeiro might get all the hype, but it's actually Salvador de Bahia in northern Brazil. I had no idea until I was living in South America and started talking to Brazilians about Carnival one day.<p><i>This post</i> …

The Dark Heart Of The Milky Way

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up four-fifths of the stuff in the universe, has been found for the first time in the centre of the Milky Way.<p>The rivals have proposed an alternative hypothesis, called modified Newtonian dynamics (Mond), suggesting that the laws of gravity work …

Dark Matter

Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Space and Time

Astronomers have known about these objects for decades, but in the depths of cosmic time, it's hard to understand how they can grow so quickly -- or maybe not!<p>Thanks to the painstaking research conducted by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s, the consensus is that virtually …

Ancient dogu figurines with large goggle-eyes defy scholarly explanation

The Jomon Period is the earliest identifiable period in Japanese history and is broken into several categories—Incipient, Early, Middle, and Late. …

Stolen Picasso worth millions found in New York

A Picasso painting has been found in Newark airport nearly a decade after it was stolen.<p>The cubist composition entitled ‘La Coiffeuse’ or ‘The Hairdresser’ was sent from Belgium with the note ‘Art and Craft, Merry Christmas’ with declared value of 30 euros when it was intercepted by US customs.<p>At …

Art

Why Are People Seeing Different Colors In That Damn Dress?

Is it an optical illusion? Rods and cones? Monitor settings? We found a few neuroscientists to weigh in, and, unsurprisingly, they pointed to the brain.<p>You can take our poll here. So far, about three-quarters of respondents see white and gold.<p>But why are people seeing such wildly different colors? …

Scientists just blew apart the myth of the global warming “pause”

A new study explains why manmade warming has appeared to slow down — and why it’s due to ramp up again soon<p>The so-called "pause" in global warming, object of much scientific study and climate denier mockery, is a mystery no more.<p>In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, three prominent …

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Researchers from Peking University and the University of Arizona discovered what is being called a "monster black hole," which is powering the brightest quasar yet found. Results of …