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I'm glad The Silent Child is changing the narrative around deaf children – but it's important to remember that sign language is not the only option

The Oscar nominated short film, <i>The Silent Child</i>, has shone a light on the issues facing parents when they find out that their child is deaf. …

Biggest black holes may grow faster than host galaxies

Some of the most monstrous black holes in the universe are growing faster than their host galaxies, new research suggests.<p>Supermassive black holes are believed to exist at the centers of most, if not all, large galaxies, where they feed on surrounding gas, dust and other material. Two new studies …

From the pyramids to Stonehenge – were prehistoric people astronomers?

Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries. Naturally then, astronomy is often described …

Archaeology

Aurora: strong solar storm hits Earth, sky lights up

"We've probably had a dozen or so over the last few years that have been quite good shows for the Tasmanian aurora watchers, but this is definitely …

Scientists implant tiny human brains into rats, spark ethical debate

After several labs successfully implanted human brain organoids into rats, many scientists are questioning the ethical implications of the experiment, STAT News reports.<p>Nearly four years ago, scientists in Vienna discovered that they could create organoids – lentil-sized blobs of human brain tissue …

Economy

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Environmentalism

After Modi's Make in India, UK launches Great Collaborations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Make in India campaign<p>Drawing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India call, the United Kingdom …

India

Discover How Technology Is Dramatically Affecting Your Life

Following on from our revealing story''The Web Is Actually Making You Less Social & More Lonely' comes a stylish new commentary on how our unhealthy …

Norm Macdonald's Tribute To Robin Williams Will Make You Laugh And Cry Simultaneously

Norm Macdonald, a friend and colleague of Robin Williams, shared a poignant and touching anecdote about the beloved actor Tuesday.<p>In the alternately hilarious and heartbreaking story, posted on Twitter, the comedian remembers his first encounter with "the funniest man in the world," who comforted a …

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Happy birthday to George Bellows, born on this day in 1882. Although Bellows's art was rooted in realism, the variety of his subjects and his …

What It's Like To Watch "Dead Poets Society" For The First Time

"O Captain! My Captain!"<p>The first time I saw <i>The Dead Poets Society</i> was the day after Robin Williams died. It was at the urging of someone who said <i>carpe diem</i>, which I later realized was a reference to the film.<p>There is a scene in the movie where John Keating, the beloved English teacher played by …

Jason Robert Brown's 13 Is Heading to the Big Screen

Jason Robert Brown's Broadway musical <i>13</i> will be adapted for the big screen by CBS Films, according to published reports. The screenplay will be …

Broadway Musical

Robin Williams in 'Aladdin': Disney animator remembers drawing Genie

Ed Sullivan. Jack Nicholson. Robert De Niro. Groucho Marx. Rodney Dangerfield. William F. Buckley. Peter Lorre. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arsenio …

12 Robin Williams Quotes On Life And Laughter

The response to his death has been overwhelming.<p>James Lipton, the great interviewer of actors, said that Williams was one of a kind.<p>"His gift was the most mysterious of all gifts," Lipton said. "It was genius. Genius is inexplicable. ... You can teach craft. You can teach technique. You can't teach …

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