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The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets

Engineers are about to blast away the top of a Chilean mountain to create a site for the European Extremely Large Telescope. It will allow us, for the first time, to directly observe planets outside the solar system<p>Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the …

National Geographic Travel

10 extraordinarily useful Italian phrases

ITALIAN IS A BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE. Because of the purity of its vowels, Italian is the first language in which opera singers learn to sing. It’s also …

User experience is the new differentiator. How will that affect the internet?

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Alexaldo<p>The world of business is changing, as are the locations of the people who are driving that …

Hands On With Facebook Nearby Friends [Video]: No More Checkins

Facebook Nearby Friends is based around broadcasting how far you are from friends, not your exact coordinates, and that’s why it could succeed where other location apps have failed. But while we might be comfortable sharing proximity, that doesn’t mean we’re comfortable doing it on …

Easter Celebrations

South Korean President: Actions of sunken ferry crew 'akin to murder'

The actions of the captain and crew of the sunken ferry Sewol "are akin to murder," South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday.<p>Her comments come after a radio transcript released a day earlier suggested that passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry couldn't reach lifeboats to escape …

Ukraine PM asks US for 'real support' to prevent further Russian hostility

Arseniy Yatsenyuk calls on US to honour promises to protect Ukrainian territory and asks for 'financial and economic support'<p>The prime minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has urged the US to provide greater support against Russian aggression amid signs that a peace deal reached in Geneva last …