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Nearly 200 nations join together to fight climate change in historic Paris agreement

Representatives from nearly 200 countries made common cause in the fight against climate change Saturday, adopting an agreement they hope will avert some of the worst effects of global warming and shift economies around the world to cleaner energy sources.<p>The agreement reached at a United Nations …

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child | Global Website

The official global website for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

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432 Park Is Officially New York City's Tallest Apartment Building

On Friday, construction topped out at 432 Park, a luxury condominium that's now arguably the tallest building in New York City. It even has the new One World Trade Center beat, not counting that building's spire.<p>At 1,396 feet, 432 Park towers above a row of super-tall buildings rising on the …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

MIT Students Claim Astronauts Will Starve On 'Mars One' Mission

But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.<p>PhD students at MIT published a study this week that seems to debunk Mars One's plan to land humans on Mars by 2025 using existing technology. They say that without dramatic improvements in equipment life, the space colonists, who would have no way …

What Is Nothing? A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

<b>Isaac Asimov</b> — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries, Muppet friend — endures as one of the most visionary scientific minds in modern history. Every year, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, of which Asimov …

Sex for the pleasure of women: The amazing heroes behind the invention of The Pill

<b>(AP/Jerry Mosey)</b><p>Margaret Sanger liked sex and wanted scientific birth control. Here’s the story of how we got The Pill<p>Jonathan Eig<p>October 4, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution”<p><b>Manhattan, winter 1950</b><p>She was an old woman …

Apple's privacy statement is a direct shot at Google and I love it

Privacy statements are usually pretty dry, boring stuff. There's a lot of vague assurances and a lot of talk about valuing your privacy, which gets boring fast. It's rare that I'm able to read one all the way through on the first try, and I do this for a living.<p>Apple's new privacy statement is …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

U.S. Will 'Degrade and Destroy' ISIS Militants, Obama Says

World<p>President Barack Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy" the Islamist militant group behind the beheading of a second American journalist. "We will not be intimidated," Obama told reporters during a visit to Estonia on Wednesday. "Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we …

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Read J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter story about a singing sorceress

<i>J.K. Rowling is serving up another dose of Harry Potter for her die-hard fans, this time in the form of a biography of</i> <i>one of her favorite,</i> <i>albeit</i> <i>lesser-known characters in</i> <i>the Harry Potter universe. The</i> <i>story comes from Pottermore.com, the online home for the world of Harry Potter,</i> <i>which</i> s<i>hared her</i> …

Hillary Clinton: She's running, against Obama (Opinion) - CNN.com

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pictured in October 2012, has become one of the most powerful people in Washington. Here's a look at her life and career through the years:<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight<p>Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight<p>Hillary Clinton's …

Biggest supermoon of the summer rises this weekend

Hey there sky watchers, it's<p>supermoontime!<p>This Sunday, when the full moon rises in the night sky, it will appear about 14% bigger and 30% brighter than an average full moon. That's because the moon will turn full within the same hour that it is closest to us in its orbit around the Earth.<p>As you may …

Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems inevitable given the immensity of the universe, says US planetary scientist Dr Sara Seager.<p>…

7 Reasons You Should Date a Girl Who Travels

Dating someone who loves to travel could can be a rewarding experience. People who travel are open-minded and often live with their heart wide open, which makes for great conversation and enthusiastic relationships.<p>Several years ago, I was sitting in my cubicle at work, as the coworker who sat …

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Social Octopus Species Shatters Beliefs About Ocean Dwellers

Group-living animals are helping scientists learn more about octopus behavior.<p>If recent octopus discoveries have taught us anything, it's that these eight-armed ocean dwellers are smart. They can use tools, change color in an instant, and commission their arms to solve problems. But they generally …

NASA More Confident Than Ever That We Are Not Alone

Over the past few years, astronomers have become less and less subtle about hiding their enthusiasm for the prospect that some very big discoveries are just around the corner with respect to that ultimate existential question: Are we alone?<p>A few years ago, I attended a panel about NASA’s upcoming …

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to generate new ideas? Throw on your walking shoes.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo, a doctoral student in education psychology, and Daniel Schwartz, …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

A New View of Europa

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>Europa is like a spherical ice cube that has partially melted. In fact, if you shook this small moon of Jupiter, you might hear a sloshing sound.<p>That’s because a deep, global ocean lies beneath the moon’s frozen, criss-crossed crust – an ocean that might be as …

The Moon Puts On A Triple Super Summer Spectacle

Summer 2014 promises to be more super than most, and not just because of the World Cup or LeBron James returning to Cleveland.<p>This summer, the moon will reach "super" status not once, not twice, but three times — and the first time happens Saturday night.<p>A supermoon, or a perigee moon, occurs when …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most attractive?<p>The left one is untouched. The right one is retouched so that the features of his face conform to the golden ratio.<p>The golden ratio – or golden mean - is a number that is said to provide the …

Insane Time-Lapse Footage Shows Monstrous Storm Cloud Forming

Supercell storms are among the rarest and most beautiful weather events on Earth. Filming one with the amazing detail of this time-lapse—taken …

A Second Life For Exoplanet Hunter Kepler

The Kepler space telescope, famed for its exoplanet discoveries, gets a new mission after equipment troubles put it out of commission last year.<p>After five years' work, and a disappointing mechanical failure, NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler telescope is moving into the second phase of its …