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How To Find That Perfect Offbeat Destination

I've learned living abroad that there are two types of vacation destinations. There are places that make it into the ears, eyes and guidebooks of international tourists as the places to go. Then there are the places local go. Oftentimes those lists are completely different.<p>Pop quiz: What city hosts …

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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 …

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 …

Why Are People Seeing Different Colors In That Damn Dress?

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? First off, it's not monitor settings. (My husband and I looked at the same monitor and saw different colors.)<p>Our retinas have specialized cells called …

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

<b>(Ethan Daniels/Shutterstock)</b><p>A new study explains why manmade warming has appeared to slow down — and why it’s due to ramp up again soon<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>February 26, 2015 9:35pm (UTC)<p>The so-called "pause" in global warming, object of much scientific study and climate denier mockery, is a mystery no …

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

<b>"An artist's impression of a quasar with a supermassive black hole in the distant universe," from the University of Arizona (Zhaoyu Li/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Misti Mountain Observatory)</b><p>“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>Sarah …

Black Holes