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Ryan Reynolds Shares Emotional Tribute After Young Deadpool Fan Dies of Cancer

Ryan Reynolds shared a post on Facebook Thursday honoring 13-year-old Connor McGrath, a young <i>Deadpool</i> fan who passed away on Tuesday night following …

IBM Unveils a Computer Inspired by the Human Brain

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has bought, and is set to test, IBM’s latest invention: a computer designed to emulate a human brain.<p>Computer …

Fourteen years a bachelor – meet the loneliest soul in Britain

The greater mouse-eared bat in Sussex should have up to five females in a harem, but his species was declared extinct a quarter of a century ago. Who’d be him?<p>He’s large, big-eared and must be the loneliest creature in the country. For 14 long years, a greater mouse-eared bat has spent each winter …

Count Dracula's Castle Is Up for Sale

Deep in the Romanian countryside, this towering 12th century fortress inspired Bram Stoker's 1897 novel.<p>It's the stuff of literary legend — and the view's not half bad either. That's right, you can now own the infamous Bran Castle in Transylvania, the fictional hilltop home of the world's most …

European Travel

International Women's Day 2016: 11 Inventions We Can Thank Women For

Where would we be without women?<p>As far as inventions go, the world would be void of beer, caller ID, Monopoly, Kevlar and chocolate chip cookies - …

Ronda Rousey to Fight Miesha Tate Next, Says UFC President Dana White

UFC President Dana White has confirmed the new women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate, will defend her title against Ronda Rousey next.<p>Tate beat former titleholder Holly Holm at UFC 196 on Saturday via submission, and speaking in the wake of the result, White revealed she’s likely to face …

Hubble breaks cosmic record, captures most distant galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a galaxy 13.4 billion light-years away, just 400 million years after the Big Bang.<p>A faint galaxy imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope has shattered the distance record for how far we've seen into space. GN-z11, as it's known, located in the direction of the …

Death claims 97-year-old Burlingame woman fighting eviction

Marie Hatch, the 97-year-old Burlingame woman whose fight against being evicted from her home of 66 years drew international attention, died Thursday evening.<p>Ms. Hatch apparently died of natural causes after suffering from a severe cold for more than a week, family friends said. She had been …

Super-Rare 'Dragon Eggs' Are About to Hatch in a Slovenian Cave

We’re watching a once-in-a-decade event unfold.<p>A rare amphibian is fiercely guarding a clutch of around 50-60 eggs in a water-logged cave near …

Zoology

You wouldn’t be able to pause your video games today without Jerry Lawson | Ars Technica

Lawson was a pioneering black engineer back when it was even harder in Silicon Valley.<p>You've gotta step away from the crowd and go do your own thing. …

Silicon Valley

A famous island nobody knows

“These islands touched my life without my knowing: the perfumes that waft by at parties, the vanilla that flavours my ice cream and the cloves that spice up my Christmas cookies.”<p>From the sea – when all we could see of Anjouan were its green peaks and the indistinct structures of the city of …

Suez Canal

Africa's Best-Kept Secrets Every Traveler Should Know About

By: <i>Lauren Everitt</i><p><i>Credit: JAYSI/SHUTTERSTOCK</i><p>Africa may be synonymous with safaris, but that doesn't mean you should follow the khaki-clad set.<p>The best parts of the continent are far from the five-star safari camps, and if you're willing to stray from the paved-road package tours, you'll be rewarded …

Carmakers are doing something amazing when it comes to keeping their new cars top secret

This is especially true when it comes to real-world road trials, in which a yet-to-be-revealed vehicle leaves the closed test track and makes it out into the public eye.<p>"Spy shots" are a staple of the auto-enthusiast world. Photographers have made careers of hiding out around the automakers' …

Amazing

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Austria, Balkan nations, want full stop to migrant influx

PARIS (AP) -- The first group of African refugees benefiting from a new initiative bringing those deemed to be especially vulnerable directly to Europe arrived in France on Monday.<p>The 19 Sudanese, including 11 children, were selected from a camp in Chad, where hundreds of thousands escaping war …

What It's Really Like to Be a Graphic Designer and Artist

Paula Scher explains the real difference between design and art.<p><i>This is from</i> <i>Lenny</i><i>: Feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and everything else from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. Like it?</i> <i>Share it with a friend</i><i>.</i><p>Paula Scher's work is iconic. You may not be able to pick her face out of a lineup, …

Paula Scher
Corruption

EU lenders working on plan for gradual Greek debt relief

Greece’s EU lenders have been working on a plan to offer the country gradual debt relief on condition that it adopts additional reforms by 2022, the</i> …

A couple who has traveled to 100 countries just got back from a crazy trip to Africa — here's what it was like

But there's one continent they always look forward to returning to: Africa.<p>The duo recently got back from their fifth trip to Africa, this time traveling through Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana.<p>"From the stunning landscapes and teeming wildlife to the agreeable climate and friendly people, it always …

Wildlife