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Two black holes are defying the limits of science

Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than currently established limits would allow -- so fast, in fact, that the gas is …

University of Cambridge

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Mark Zuckerberg pledged to give away 99% of his Facebook shares — worth $45 billion.</b> The CEO announced his decision in a letter to his newborn daughter, Max.<p><b>2. Microsoft has laid off 30 people working on Hololens in Israel.</b> Another 30 working on the augmented reality headset are being</b> …

Virtual Reality

The wonders of the modern world - Telegraph

Panama Canal

Software Creates New Flavors, Some Not for the Squeamish

The Plate<p>I’m betting you’ve never opened your pantry and gone, “Huh, I wonder what would go really well with fermented cow manure right about now.”<p>But just in case you’re wondering, I’m told that jasmine and roses taste delicious with it.<p>Jonathan Brill, founder of Special Projects Agency, an …

Freeing the nipple in the Great British countryside

There’s a definite sense of monochrome in this month’s editor’s picks – set against a muddy backdrop, these looks curated by senior fashion editor Emma Wyman and shot by Bex Day provide a go-to GIF guide for the winter ahead. The tactility of the various fabrics featured are emphasised by the …

LISA Pathfinder set to launch, paving way for discovery of gravity's secrets

Tomorrow’s mission is designed to test technology which, if successful, will allow us to “listen” to the universe using Einstein’s general theory of relativitiy<p>This Thursday at 04:15 GMT, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft from Kourou, French Guiana. The …

Bob Geldof ‘half-expected’ death of daughter Peaches

Bob Geldof has spoken about the death of his daughter Peaches, admitting he always feared she would die young<p>Bob Geldof has revealed he always feared his daughter would die young, admitting he "half-expected" her death.<p>The musician discussed her death and how he is still struggling to come to terms …

Obama warns Putin on intervening in Syria's civil war

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama warned his Russian counterpart Tuesday against intervening in Syria's civil war, suggesting that Vladimir Putin is aware of the dangers his country faces by entering the bloody conflict.<p>"I think Mr. Putin understands that ... with Afghanistan fresh in the …

Diane Abbott Urges Jeremy Corbyn To Force Labour MPs To Vote Against Syria Airstrikes

Jeremy Corbyn must impose the whip on his MPs in order to try and force them to vote against British airstrikes on Syria, Diane Abbott has said.<p>The …

Great Britain

The Latest: Russia pilot killed by groundfire in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the Russian warplane shot down by Turkey on Tuesday. All times local:<p>8:50 p.m.<p>Russia's military general staff says that …

Middle East

'You Are Wonderful and I Miss You' – Read JFK's Secret Letters to His Swedish Lover, Sold at Auction Today

Just weeks before he married Jackie Kennedy in a lavish Rhode Island ceremony in September 1953, John F. Kennedy embarked on another love affair – …

Rhode Island

JFK assassination film: woman sues US government for return of 'lost' footage

A woman whose grandfather shot a home video of the assassination of president John F Kennedy that has since been misplaced is suing the US government, demanding the film be returned or that she be paid $10m in compensation.<p>Gayle Nix Jackson filed the lawsuit in federal court on Saturday, one day …

'Electronic Plants' Grow Wires Inside Themselves to Form Living Machines

Inside most plants is a complex network of cells and pathways that pass water, nutrients and information from the roots to the leaves and everywhere in-between. Eager to take advantage of this "vascular circuitry," researchers at Linköping University in Sweden managed to get the plant to …