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The First Thing This Woman Did After Her Plane Crashed? Take A Selfie.

Authorities have been looking in all the wrong places for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Instead of searching the seas, they should be trolling Twitter, which is where a woman who experiences a recent plane crash immediately went once her flight hit the ground. Not to say that she’s OK or to thank …

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

U.S. ship ends search for Malaysian plane

As the number of countries aiding the massive international hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 swelled to 26 on Monday, a U.S. warship reportedly ended its search of the Indian Ocean.<p>Meanwhile, <i>The New York Times</i> reported, citing unnamed American officials, that the plane's turn to the west, …

How ‘Cinderella cancers’ are coming in from the cold

Cancer Research UK is determined to tackle the challenges presented by four hard-to-treat types of the disease – brain, lung, pancreatic and oesophageal<p><b>This page forms part of a series on scientific breakthroughs »</b><p>Someone diagnosed with breast cancer today has an 85 per cent chance of beating the …

Pentagon cuts have military families on high alert

For Pamela Willoughby, word of the Pentagon's plan to shrink the U.S. Army to its smallest size in decades felt like a kick in the stomach.<p>The 24-year-old mother of two and wife of a Navy sailor said making ends meet while her husband is deployed is already tough. But if the Department of Defense …

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China knife massacre: police say they have captured remaining suspects

Chinese police have seized the remaining suspects sought for the massacre of 29 people in Kunming this weekend, state media announced on Monday.<p>"Of an eight-member group (six men, two women), four were shot dead by police at the scene, a wounded woman was arrested and the other three have been …

Russians Seize More Crimean Facilities, Demand Ukrainians Surrender

Russian forces seized two more Ukrainian facilities in Crimea today as others surrounded Ukrainian military bases, demanding their surrender.<p>In …

Russia blocks protest-linked sites

MOSCOW — Russia's Internet monitoring agency has blocked 13 Internet pages linked to the Ukraine protest movement that helped oust the country's Russia-leaning president last week.<p>Roskomnadzor said in a statement published online Monday that it had been ordered by the general prosecutor's office to …

North Korea fires more missiles amid US-Seoul military drills

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea – the second such launch in less than a week – while annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington continue, South Korean officials said.<p>The launches appear to be a continuation of North Korea's protest against the drills it calls …

Putin Asks Parliament to Send Troops to Crimea

Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the upper house of parliament to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region to normalize the political …

Just what is Putin up to in Crimea?

Exactly what sort of game is Vladimir Putin playing in Crimea? In frantic meetings between leaders of the United States, NATO and major Western countries over the weekend, that question, redolent of the bad old days of Kremlinology, hung in the air: What was the Russian president seeking with his …

Annie Leibovitz's Stunningly Stylized Hollywood Portraits

<b>Lady Gaga</b><p>Sure it will cost you $2,500 but this gigantic book that's over two and a half feet tall and weighs an astounding 57 pounds isn't any ordinary book. Portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz draws from over 40 years of work to create this limited edition tome, joining only Helmut Newton and …

Crimea military crisis - in pictures

Ukraine mobilises for war and Washington threatens to isolate Russia economically, after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour, creating Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.

Mesmerizing Photos of Frozen Flowers by Mo Devlin

When you hear the term flower photography, it probably doesn’t inspire a particularly powerful reaction. There are plenty of gorgeous images of …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Ellen Oscar Selfie Officially Most Retweeted Photo Ever, 2.5 Million and Counting

Last night, thanks to a little star-studded tweeting, Ellen DeGeneres managed to break Twitter with a selfie… a selfie that has gone on to break the …

Ellen earns the most retweets ever for her Oscars selfie

Ellen managed to shatter the record for most retweets with her Oscar selfie tweet this evening. The tweet, which shows the host flanked by nearly a dozen stars, has more than 2 million retweets and the number is still climbing. It even caused a "brief service issue" in its wake. The feat was pulled …

Invisible Standoff Continues as Russia Bloodlessly Extends Control in Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While many of us in the U.S. spent last night watching a star-studded selfie break Twitter, Russia …

World Bank postpones $90m Uganda loan over anti-gay law

<b>The World Bank has postponed a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda over its tough anti-gay law, which has drawn criticism from around the world.</b><p>World Bank officials said they wanted to guarantee the projects the loan was destined to support were not going to be adversely affected by the law.<p>The loan was …

The Revolution Will Not Be GoldieBlox

For a minute it looked like the re­volu­tion had ar­rived. Just two years after Peggy Oren­stein spelled out the prob­lems with Amer­ica’s prin­cess …

GoldieBlox Debate Highlights Play, Gender Issues

As the holiday shopping season heats up, so does the debate over GoldieBlox, the toy marketed to girls and promising to encourage them to develop "STEM," or "science, technology, engineering, math" interests in girls. The public conversation about the toy, which some parents love but others say are …

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