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‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Universe

Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

World leaders and Jewish groups condemned a leaflet handed out in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in which Jews were told to "register" with the pro-Russian militants who have taken over a government office in an attempt to make Ukraine part of Russia, according to Ukrainian and Israeli media.<p>…

General Mills: If You Clip This Coupon, You Can't Sue Us!

The dangerous implications of a new rule at General Mills<p>General Mills, the food mega-corporation that owns Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and basically every sweet cereal you ate and served your kids, has a startling new legal policy making it illegal to sue the company after you:<p>- download or …

'Blood moon': your images of the total lunar eclipse

The 'Blood moon' may not - yet - have heralded the end of the world, but it did make for some excellent photographs for our skywatching readers

Mythical beasts and voodoo worship: photographing pagan rituals in China

Using a cheap Holga film camera, Zhang Xiao captures the otherworldliness of a new-year festival that has survived China's surge towards modernity in Shanxi, a haunting new photobook<p>• Enter the surreal wonderland of pagan China – in pictures<p>A young girl dressed like an angel, her face painted …

Art

Devil's tower under storm

Tactus working to bring physical buttons that rise out of touchscreen

The smartphone industry has come along way in the last few years, and during that time mobile device form factors have evolved quite a bit. While Blackberry still continues to cling on to the physical keyboard approach, finding an Android device with a physical QWERTY keyboard is becoming harder …

CES

Syrian rebels warn of potential Homs massacre as regime troops advance

Government forces step up efforts to advance on city following months of siege as rebel forces cling to their positions<p>Syrian government forces stepped up efforts to advance on opposition areas of the central city of Homs on Thursday amid warnings of a potential massacre following months of siege …