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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading Real Madrid La Liga goalscorer

Raul tops Real Madrid's league goalscoring charts no more, thanks to CR7.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo is either the best player on the face of the earth or the second best. Which place you feel he holds can certainly be debated, but that he holds one of those two spots is inarguable. On Saturday, the …

Soccer

Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists

A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human relative.<p>Explorers discovered the bones after squeezing through a fissure high in the rear wall of the Rising Star cave, 50km from Johannesburg, before …

Humanity

Video shows deputies shooting San Antonio man whose hands were raised

San Antonio officials expect to conclude their investigation this week into the fatal shooting of a Texas man who appeared to have his hands up when he was fired on by sheriff's deputies during an encounter captured on video.<p>Civil rights advocates expressed outrage Tuesday over the shooting and …

Law Enforcement

British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland

Archaeologists at the University of Bradford will be taking deep sea core samples to find the DNA of Doggerland to reconstruct the environment<p>A lost world off the British coast which was flooded by the rising North Sea thousands of years ago, is finally to reveal its secrets.<p>The ancient country of …

Archaeology

Tolkien Fans May Soon be Able to Go Camping in a Hobbit Home

There's a company in London that's turning dreams into reality for Hobbit fans. West Stow Pods is currently seeking funding for their Poddit Hole …

Passing Through the World's Most Magnificent Train Stations

Sometimes the act of travel can be just as beautiful as the destinations themselves. Case in point: these 18 stunning, well-designed train stations around the world.<p>Liège-Guillemins Railway Station, Liège, Belgium<p>Estación de Atocha, Madrid, Spain<p>Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, India<p>Milano …

Trains

What black holes like to eat

Astronomers have caught a monster black hole in the act of eating a star. But, they say, stars are not standard fare for black holes.<p>Gigantic black …

Black Holes

Meet Kava Tea, a Prescription-Free Alternative to Xanax

For centuries, Pacific Islanders have been drinking kava, a physioactive "tea" of sorts made from the root of a plant in the pepper family. A variety of kava species grow across the islands, some more potent than others. But their basic effect, when ground and mixed with water, is the same: to …

ISIL Yemen branch claim responsibility for mosque blast

The Yemen branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has claimed responsibility for a car explosion outside a Shia mosque used by Houthi rebels in the capital, Sanaa.<p>The statement came through Twitter accounts of ISIL supporters shortly after Monday night's attack that killed at …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Fifa to set date for extraordinary congress amid avalanche of controversy

Zurich is reclaiming the focus of FIFA attention as members of FIFA’s twice-newly-rebuilt executive committee fly in on tailwinds of the corruption scandal which has stormed the far-flung shores of the world football federation.<p>They meet on Monday to decide the date for an extraordinary election …

Corruption

Pluto up close: Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft's flyby, in pictures - Telegraph

Hello Pluto: Nasa releases closest picture yet as probe approaches

New Horizons spacecraft captures sharp, close-up image as it approaches the dwarf planet on its flyby<p>By the standards of modern astronomical photography it might seem initially underwhelming – a grey-and-white sphere sitting amid the blackness – but make no mistake, this is a big moment for human …

Johns Hopkins University

Tesla's next big frontier could be South Korea

The Palo Alto-based electric car maker believes it can sell 500,000 cars a year by 2020.<p>That's roughly 10-times the sales volume the company is expected to achieve this year.<p>Which means that if Tesla has any hopes of reaching that lofty goal, not only will the company have to bolster its domestic …

Associated Press News

Sinaloa cartel thrived, whether boss was in prison or on the lam

Even as authorities fanned out across Mexico on Monday in search of Joaquin Guzman, the drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" whose weekend escape was straight out of a Hollywood script, Guzman's cousin was miles away in New Hampshire, facing sentencing in an international cocaine distribution case.<p>The …

Almost there! Pluto looms larger as New Horizons spacecraft closes in

New Horizons is in the home stretch. With fewer than 500,000 miles and less than a day to go until the<p>NASAspacecraft whizzes by Pluto, the images it’s lobbing back across the roughly 3-billion-mile distance between Earth and Pluto are continuing to turn up fresh surprises.<p>Pluto was once little more …

Solar System

Former Reddit CEO says Ellen Pao was framed

Wong made his accusations in a Reddit thread (where else), where he said that Ohanian had been pushing for changes to the site's popular "Ask Me Anything" community, also known as AMA.<p>That community was run by well-regarded Reddit employee Victoria Taylor, alongside a group of active volunteer …

10 ways to go off-the-beaten path in Germany

Now that the world is truly a “global village,” places like Germany are often being looked over in favor of crazier, more unique, less guidebook-y …

European Travel

28 stunning aerial photos that will change the way you see the world

The images give us an incredible bird's eye view into some of the world's biggest festivals, infrastructures, and natural wonders.<p>We've put together a collection of some of our favorite images, from the crashing waters of the Niagara Falls to the lush canola fields that cover the mountains of …

Can genes predict foreign language learning skills?

With language skills becoming ever more important, Anne Merritt looks at whether there is a genetic component to language learning ability<p>Every frustrated language learner has, at some point, proclaimed that they just "don’t have the gift" of picking up foreign languages.<p>It’s easy to imagine that …

Eerily Realistic Photos Show What Our Cities Would Look Like If 'Star Wars' Invaded

In a galaxy <i>not</i> far, far away, an artist created a series of photos showing "Star Wars" battleships crash-landing on Earth. The results are startling realistic.<p>Nicolas Amiard, an art director at an ad agency based in Paris, created the photos as part of his "Star Wars" series on Behance. The images …