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Rare direct image of a super-Jupiter exoplanet

A giant planet 11 times the mass of Jupiter has been directly photographed, the closest such planet to Earth we've seen with our own eyes.<p>The big, wide universe has a lot of stars. The exact figure is unknown, although estimates put the number somewhere in the region of 70 sextillion. Some of those …

Universe

Microsoft Invests In 3 Undersea Cable Projects To Improve Its Data Center Connectivity

Microsoft today announced that it is partnering with a consortium of telecom companies to build a new transpacific undersea cable that will connect a number of points in China, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan with the U.S. West Coast (or beautiful Hillsboro, OR — the home of the Hillsboro Hops — to …

Customers

Seoul's Jogyesa Buddhist Temple Welcomes Its Newest (And Littlest) Monks

In honor of Buddha's birthday, children in Seoul got a glimpse of what it's like to be a Buddhist monk.<p>The children shaved their heads, donned special religious robes, and received prayer beads on Monday during a "Children Becoming Buddhist Monks" ceremony at the Chogye (Jogyesa) temple in Seoul, …

Asia

Gatlin eager for showdown with Bolt in August at worlds

Justin Gatlin ruled the track last season in a very Usain Bolt-like fashion: 18 wins in 18 races.<p>Impressive and all, but comes with a tiny caveat: Bolt never lined up in the lane next to Gatlin last summer. The Jamaican world-record holder took time off to heal nagging injuries since there were no …

Justin Gatlin

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …