Sourav Kavinannan

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Barack Obama does not think Donald Trump will 'end up being president'

President Barack Obama said Donald Trump was "the classic reality TV character" who had tapped into something real in the Republican Party but was …

Russia to answer once and for all whether moon landing was faked

It looks real enough… But are those moon rocks actually cardboard on a film set somewhere in the Nevada desert?<p>Ever since Buzz Aldrin and friends …

New era beckons for supersonic air travel

Passengers could break the sound barrier again as technology delivers faster but quieter jets<p>Supersonics are back. Around the world, aerospace companies and organisations, including Nasa, are developing the technology that will allow passengers once again to fly at faster than the speed of sound. …

Aviation

Behold the Mysterious Beauty of a Black Hole Collision

Toss a pebble in a pond and watch the tiny ripples radiate outwards. The waves you’ve created bear striking resemblance to another phenomenon, one …

Fluid magic: What happens when you mix water, effervescence and paint in space? (VIDEO)

Simple rules of the color palette prevail even in space, NASA astronauts have shown in a video they recorded to test a brand new high-tech camera …

The Fourth Man To Walk On the Moon Also Paints Beautiful Space Art

Since you consume the internet excessively, you’ve probably at some point seen the image above, maybe with the added text: MY NOSE ITCHES. This is a …

Compelling Photos Reveal the Legacy of America’s Most Hated Corporation

<i>For nearly 40 years, while producing the now-banned industrial coolants known as PCBs at a local factory, Monsanto Co. routinely discharged toxic</i> …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

This Hubble image shows thousands of galaxies — and that's only a tiny fraction of the sky

What happens when you take a 2.4-meter telescope, launch it into space, and command it to stare at one spot in the sky for a solid 14 hours, taking data both in visible light (like our eyes see) and infrared?<p>This. This.<p>Can I get a "Yowza!" from the congregation? No? Maybe that's because when I …

Universe

NASA Scientists Taken Off Guard by What They Notice While Looking at Pluto Photo: ‘Who Would Have Expected…?’

Scientists at NASA were surprised when a photo transmitted by the New Horizons spacecraft last week revealed that Pluto has blue skies and frozen ice.<p>“Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It’s gorgeous,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research …

Solar System

Why I hate celebrating my birthday

Birthdays are embarrassing and pointless and Liz Hodgkinson wishes everyone would ignore hers<p>Whenever I go to a popular restaurant for a cosy dinner a deux, I can be sure of one thing: I will be blasted out by a huge birthday celebration in full swing.<p>My heart sinks when, with great fanfare, the …

Time I

Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books a Year

No matter what experts tell you, no matter what trends, conventional wisdom, social media chatter or your friends in the Facebook writers group insist upon, do NOT write four books a year. I mean it. Don't.<p>Unless they're four gorgeously written, painstakingly molded, amazingly rendered and …

Writing