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How Long Has The Universe Been Accelerating?

Perhaps the biggest discovery about the Universe in the last generation came at the very end of the 20th century, when we uncovered one of the most disconcerting cosmic truths: the distant galaxies, as time goes on, aren’t just receding from us, they’re <i>speeding up</i> as they move away from us. The …

Moons might hold key to finding E.T. life

As the list of known planets beyond our solar system grows, the search for their moons is intensifying. Why exomoons might be key to E.T. life.<p>When I …

Astronomy

Bill Gates' letter to high schoolers: We need an 'energy miracle' to stop climate change

While last year's letter focused on eradicating disease, this year's note takes on the topic of energy. He directs it at young people because he believes they will be the ones responsible for coming up with the "crazy-seeming ideas" necessary to combat climate change.<p>The basic premise of the letter …

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Music Videos

What is fueling the Jammu and Kashmir insurgency?

As the death toll from a militant attack in India's disputed Kashmir region rises, DW speaks to J&K expert Varad Sharma about what is driving the …

Pakistan

Remix OS, a desktop-focused version of Android, is coming to older PCs

A beta version being released on March 1st will support 32-bit machines<p>Earlier this year at CES we saw Remix OS — an Android fork with desktop features that you can load on to pretty much any x86 computer. Now, the company behind Remix OS, Jide, has announced the release of the software's beta for …

A plea to my fellow Tories: don’t turn the EU vote into another circular firing squad

The prime minister has concluded his negotiations and the starting gun has been fired. It is now for each of us to make up our minds as to what is best for Britain. For the Conservative party this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reach a momentous conclusion to a fratricidal debate. For while …

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NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is snapping pictures of something unlike anything it has encountered before

In December, the rover reached a new territory called Bagnold Dunes, which is rich with one of Mars' most iconic landscapes: dunes.<p>The Bagnold Dunes are on the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp, a mountain at the center of Gale Crater.<p>Now, the rover is scooping up samples of the grains and offering …

This $14-Billion Machine Is Set to Usher in a New Era of Nuclear Fusion Power

Welcome to the future.<p>The first and largest machine of its kind is currently under construction at the French scientific research centre Cadarache, …

Nuclear Energy

The latest DNS bug is terrifying, widespread, and reveals deep flaws in Internet security

Dan Kaminsky is master of all that is terrible and wonderful about the Internet's Domain Name Service, a vital piece of Internet infrastructure …

Information Security

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Boris Johnson joins campaign to leave EU

London’s mayor announces he will campaign for Brexit – but is not prepared to debate the issue with other Conservatives on TV<p>David Cameron takes his battle to keep Britain in the EU to MPs on Monday after hitting the most serious political obstacle yet when Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that …