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9 romantic trips for lovers of adventure

1: Bask in the glow of Iceland’s Northern Lights<p>Embrace the best of Iceland on this four-day romantic mini-break, where you’ll be pampered body and …

Photo of the Day: Best of January

Every day, we feature an image chosen from thousands submitted to our photo community Your Shot. Here are eight favorites from January.<p>I’ve found that the quietest people often have the best stories to tell, and January’s top photos are no different. While minimalistic at face value, they each have …

Big Wave Surfing

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

There is something positive about the isolated existence of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 2,000km from the West Australian coast and shielded from anti-Islam rhetoric<p>We pull up to the front of the mosque in Nek Su’s golf cart. Through the open window I see him join thirty men in bright robes and …

Australia

Flower beards are appearing on historical statues in Belgian parks

If you find yourself in a forgotten corner of a Belgian park sometime soon, you may be surprised to find the statues have gotten a colourful, floral makeover.<p>It’s all part of artist Geoffrey Mottart’s ongoing project to add a touch of blossoms to some of the country’s forgotten or sometimes …

Beer can be a conversation starter for women’s issues, and fashion can be used to clear land mines with the help of social enterprise<p>When men were served alcohol in cans bearing slogans such as “consent can’t come after you do” and “nipples are nipples” at a recent event in Adelaide, their reaction …

Armed Conflict

NASA Just Explained Why Moon Dust Is 'Levitating' Above The Lunar Surface

It's floating with no air.<p>NASA scientists have figured out why dust particles on the Moon are floating several centimetres above the surface, despite …

Holy moly! Image of space shows a thousand black holes

It looks like a bunch of slightly blurry, multicoloured fireflies.<p>The image may not seem impressive at first, but it certainly improves on more intimate acquaintance. It's actually a more than 1,000 black holes at the centres of galaxies, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory said last week when it …

Universe

Scientists find link between depression and schizophrenia

A type of depression may affect people who are genetically at risk of schizophrenia, a new study has suggested.<p>The University of Edinburgh research …

The Brain

Roadside vendors offer curses, blessings and spells against the city’s leaders using rituals from southern China that date back centuries. The services offered by the women, who set up their stalls under a flyover, have become increasingly popular as Hong Kong residents become more disillusioned …

Hong Kong

The Claim Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Is Even Weirder Than You Think

This could explain one of the oldest mysteries in physics.<p>Despite sounding like the most egregious contradiction in physics, hot water appears to …

Watch an Early Silent Film About Relativity

Albert Einstein first published his theory of special relativity in 1905; his work on general relativity followed in 1915. By 1923, Premier …

Jazz + Blues = Midnight Blue

If you want the perfect album to show the world that jazz and the blues are much more than ‘kissing cousins’, this is it. When <b>B. B. King</b> said, “Jazz …