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22 of NYC’s Remaining Armories and How They’re Used Today

New York City’s historic armories can be seen all around the city, and are currently used for all kinds of purposes in addition to some that retain …

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

5 Sky Events This Week: See the Andromeda Galaxy and a Jovian Moon-Over-Moon Eclipse

Watch for the Andromeda galaxy, the most distant object visible to the naked eye, and an eclipse of two of Jupiter's moons.<p>This week sky-watchers get to soak in a Jovian eclipse and also travel millions of years back in time to glimpse the crown jewel of a celestial princess.<p><b>Leonids Trickle</b><p>Late on …

10 of the easiest mountains to climb around the world

UK<p>Garth Hill, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Cardiff<p>At 307 metres, Garth is classed as a “Marilyn” (a hill with a relative height of at least 150 metres), rather than a mountain, but it is special to me because my boyfriend proposed to me at the top in August. I said “Yes”! It was also made famous in the Hugh …

Vacation to Mars: Antarctica's Dry Valleys

Most of Antarctica has about 2 1/2 miles of ice covering it, and that cold, white wasteland is what most people picture when they think of our south …

Antarctica

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …