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A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

A girl's view of the 17 sustainable development goals - in pictures

‘If you don’t know where to start with the SDGs, start with women and girls everything else will fall into place,’ said UN Women head Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka recently. These photographs of women and girls all over the world illustrate each of the 17 SDGs. The exhibition was part of last year’s …

Sustainable Development Goals

Tony Blair Got It Wrong: He And George W. Bush Did Fuel Terrorism

Saddam Hussein's legacy and Barack Obama's blunders matter too. But Blair can't shirk responsibility.<p>WASHINGTON -- Tony Blair, Britain's former prime minister and George W. Bush's chief ally in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, spent Wednesday playing defense after a damning government inquiry blasted his …

Shot by refugees … Exodus, the shocking documentary that puts you on the sinking ship

A groundbreaking new documentary gives cameras to refugees fleeing to Europe. The resulting three-part film takes you with them every step – from suburban flat to leaky dinghy to suffocating container<p>A few hours into Hassan Akkad’s crossing from Turkey to Greece in an overcrowded dinghy, he …

Remains of missing British hiker Tom Billings found in Canada

The 22-year-old from Oxford disappeared while walking near Vancouver more than two years ago<p>The remains of a British hiker have been found in Canada more than two years after he went missing.<p>Tom Billings, 22, from Oxford, was spending eight weeks travelling in North America when he was last seen in …

Asking whether extraterrestrial life exists is the wrong question.

We’ve been asking ourselves “Are we alone?” for millennia. Greek philosopher Anaximander (circa 610–circa 546 B.C.) is credited with starting the …

The most colourful cities in the world – in pictures

From the arts hub of Valparaiso to the ‘blue city’ of Jodhpur, we take a look at the neighbourhoods and cityscapes that have been transformed by colourful paint<p>• Share your own photos on Twitter and Instagram using #guardiancolourfulcities

Jodhpur

This Hypnotizing Illustration Depicts the Whole Known Universe

This is the universe as we know it, if not exactly to scale.<p>What's it like to gaze through a telescope into the heavens? It's a little something like this illustration, which shows the entire observable universe ranked from most distant in the outer part of the circle to our own solar system in the …

Badarse Historical Chemists: Eugene Houdry Solved The World's First Fuel Crisis

Do you like being able to drive in cars? Do you like the way World War I turned out? Do you not like Nazi collaboration? If your answer to all three …

Oil & Gas Industry

How the potato changed the world and altered the course of history

French fries. Baked potatoes. Mashed potatoes. Potato chips. Potatoes are everywhere because they’re easy to grow, nutritious, and totally delicious. …

A Brief History of ‘Kilroy’, The World War II Doodle That Traveled the World

Vox gives a brief history of Kilroy, the World War II doodle that traveled the world with American GIs in, “The World War II Meme That Circled the …