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Now that's a precious star: Astronomers spot Earth sized white dwarf made of DIAMOND

• <b>Coldest, faintest white dwarf star ever detected</b>• <b><br>So cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming the Earth-size diamond in space</b>• <b><br>900 light-years away</b> …

Now there's the e-SPLIFF: Dutch company develops world's first electronic joint

• <b>Manufacturers of the E-Njoint</b> <b>say it is 'harmless and 100 per cent legal'</b>• <b><br>Is said to contain no dangerous THC, tobacco or nicotine</b>• <b><br>Comes in six flavours</b> …

Passionfruit

At home with the KKK: Family of four open door to their life inside the hate-filled Ku Klux Klan as they train to wage a 'race-war'

• Secret Ku Klux Klan rally in West Virginia attracts families with their hate-filled rhetoric<br>• Racist group wants to train members to use weapons for …

Jamaican push to legalise pot: Campaigners push for decriminalisation in bid to boost country’s tourism industry

• <b>Politicians believe promoting the controlled sale of the narcotic will bring tens of thousands of extra tourists</b>• <b><br>Drug is widely grown and used</b> …

Yes! Now there's a NOSE gel that claims to boost the number of orgasms a woman can have - with 'no side effects'

• The drug, which is called Tefina, is a 'use-as-required' testosterone nasal gel<br>• It has been designed for use by women who struggle to reach …

Case Western Reserve University

The massive Antarctic glacier melting from below: Researchers reveal heat from volcanic activity could speed up ice sheet collapse and increase sea levels by 2m

• Thwaites Glacier is large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet<br>• Collapse of the entire sheet would cause an increase of global sea …

Antarctica

Smoking cannabis can change the size and shape of sperm for over three months, researchers warn

• <b>Sperm quality was also lower in the summer, and was better in men who had abstained from sexual activity for more than six days</b>• <b><br>Men exposed to paint</b> …

Your tattoo could be giving you cancer: Health officials issue warning over batches of red, black, grey and purple ink imported from US and Asia

• <b>Nine products are being recalled following a 'serious' warning from the European Union</b>• <b><br>NSW and Victorian health authorities have issued a warning for</b> …

'The Godzilla of Earths' is found: Planet 17 times larger than our own suggests there may be more habitable worlds than first thought

A new kind of ‘Godzilla’ planet - so-called because of its huge size - has been discovered 560 light years from Earth, raising hopes of finding rocky …

Universe

Another medical use for cannabis as scientists find it helps reduce seizures in people with severe epilepsy

• <b>In one child, the drug reduced seizures from 50 a day to three a month</b>• <b><br>There remains concern the drug can cause anxiety, schizophrenia and addiction</b> …

Cannabis

Could wormholes allow TIME TRAVEL? Collapsing 'tunnels' could let us receive messages from the future, claims physicist

• <b>Wormholes are theoretical tunnels that create shortcuts in space-time</b>• <b><br>If a message entered a wormhole, it could reach the future or the past</b>• <b><br>But</b> …

Physics

Another positive effect of global warming? Scientists say melting ice sheets are dumping plankton-boosting iron into earth's oceans that could even help capture carbon

• <b>Polar oceans receive a seasonal iron boost as the glaciers melt</b>• <b><br>Can cause an increase in growth of phytoplankton - which capture carbon</b>• <b><br>Antarctic ice</b> …

Is Greenland's ice sheet more dangerous than first thought? More than 100 hidden canyons could speed rising sea levels

Sea levels could rise far more rapidly than expected because canyons under Greenland's ocean-feeding glaciers are deeper and longer than previously …

Antarctic ice losses have DOUBLED in less than a decade with 159 billion tonnes of ice melting each year

• <b>The polar ice sheets are a major contributor to the rise in global sea levels</b>• <b><br>Losses from Antarctica alone are enough to raise global sea levels by</b> …

Antarctica

Shamone: Michael Jackson claims tenth UK number one album

<b>Next month may mark the fifth anniversary of his death, but the King Of Pop’s memory still lives on as his latest album Xscape has shot straight to</b> …

Official Charts Pop Gem #56: Imaani – Where Are You

She may have just lost out to Dana International in 1998, but Pop Gem victory belongs to Imaani!<p>Our <b>Pop Gem</b> theme this week was – what else? –</b> …

'Surprise, dad, I've got my girlfriend pregnant!' Watch Indian father go berserk at his son when prank goes horribly wrong

• Engineering student Prateek Verma, 20, secretly filmed joke at his home<br>• Tells his father: 'Please close the door. Mum should never know about it'<br>• Asks …

Pranks

A super-CHARGED highway! Solar-powered road could one day charge cars and even power homes

• <b>A family-run company in Idaho have unveiled their solar road concept</b>• <b><br>Known as Solar Roadways they have made a prototype 'parking lot'</b>• <b><br>It uses layered</b> …

Earth's future - and the end of the universe - revealed: Amazing simulation shows how EVERYTHING will end

• <b>Video called 'The Far Future of the Universe' looks ahead trillions of years</b>• <b><br>It takes a look at the 'open universe' scenario for the cosmos</b>• <b><br>This would</b> …

Universe

So men ARE the weaker sex: Blokes wired up to machines which simulate pain of childbirth – can't last 30 seconds

• <b>Men in Chinese city hooked up to machines simulating pain of childbirth</b>• <b><br>Volunteers given electric shocks with 'agony scale' ranging from 50 to</b> …

There's a hole in the sun! Nasa reveals video showing mysterious square hole appearing on the solar surface

• <b>Hole appears to flicker and spark as it rotates past the camera</b>• <b><br>Effect caused by ultraviolet light revealing a coronal hole, where high-speed solar</b> …

Solar Cycle

Is climate change making Earth 'EXPAND'? Melting ice sheets could be altering the shape of our planet

• <b>Research led by Newcastle University studied the motion of Earth's crust</b>• <b><br>They found it was moving much faster than thought in Antarctica</b>• <b><br>The scientists</b> …

Global Warming

Using cannabis just once a week harms young brains: Study shows emotions and motivation affected

• Using drug once or twice a week affects core structures of the brain<br>• Affects brain regions involved in emotion and motivation, research …

Cannabis

Rise of the 'blood moons': Rare alignments of Mars, Earth and the sun 'associated with major religious events' begin this week

• <b>Next week begins the start of the 'Tetrad,' a series of lunar eclipses</b>• <b><br>The four 'blood-red' moons are followed by six full moons</b>• <b><br>The cycle finishes at</b> …

101 things to do in London

The best things to do in London<p>1<p>RBG Kew<p>Attractions, Parks and gardens<p>Wander around Temperate House in Kew Gardens<p>Kew<p>The return of the newly restored …

New study says Autism may be caused by environmental factors

• <b>A study published this week has linked autism to airborne toxins such as pesticides</b>• <b><br>It also showed that increases in autism rates greatly outpaced</b> …

Autism

The baby with two heads: Indian mother too poor to have an ultrasound gives birth to conjoined twins

• <b>Child was born yesterday in northern India via C-section weighing 7lbs 7oz</b>• <b><br>Has two heads, two necks and two spines but only one body</b>• <b><br>Parents had been</b> …

Revealed:The vast reservoir hidden beneath the Earth's crust that holds as much water as ALL of the oceans

• <b>Believed to be 400-600 kilometres (250-375 miles) beneath our feet</b>• <b><br>1.5 percent of the rock analysed comprises molecules of water</b>• <b><br>First time researchers</b> …

Earth Science

Britain is sued by 14 Caribbean nations for the 'damage' it did through slavery – even though country was first in the world to abolish the trade

• <b>The coalition meets in St Vincent today to discuss claim for reparations</b>• <b><br>Targets are UK, Holland, France, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Denmark</b>• <b><br>But</b> …

Slavery

The words we can't get right: Why 80 per cent of British people struggle to pronounce common words including espresso and prescription (and women are the worst)

• <b>Place names are particularly confusing with 'Ely' often mispronounced</b>• <b><br>Study commissioned by railway terminal St Pancras International, which is often</b> …

Language