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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

India launches Mars mission in giant leap for super cheap space exploration

India has launched its first mission to Mars on Tuesday in what its leaders hope will be a giant leap forward for super cheap space exploration<p>Scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched their Mars Orbiter Mission on Tuesday, amid celebrations at mission control.<p>As …

Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life

Data from Kepler space observatory suggests planets capable of supporting life are far more common than previously thought<p>Our galaxy probably contains at least two billion planets that, like Earth, have liquid water on their surfaces and orbit around their parent stars in the "habitable zone" for …

This Porsche Hybrid Can Soar Down The Highway Or Efficiently Cruise

Three different modes give the driver of a Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid some nice options.<p>Most hybrid-auto makers have the efficiency thing down, but they still can’t build a high-performance car that’s both fun to drive <i>and</i> efficient. At least, not until now. To create the Porsche Panamera S …

Partial solar eclipse watched from Africa and Middle East - video

People across Africa and the Middle East witness a partial solar eclipse on Sunday. In the Ivory Coast, spectators watch the event through sunglasses. The Syrian Astronomy Association invites Syrians to monitor the eclipse. The director general of Nigerian Space Research and Development says …

Obama: Washington 'has to change' after shutdown and debt ceiling crisis

President repeats appeal for bipartisan co-operation later echoed by Hillary Clinton in Virginia campaign speech<p>Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to repeat his appeal for greater co-operation between political parties in Washington DC, in the aftermath of the government shutdown and …