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Take a look at some of the best moments from the Hubble Space Telescope as it turns 25 http://bbc.in/1IPGc7i #Hubble25

How your dog uses your hormones against you

More evidence that dogs really are your fur-babies<p>The bond between dogs and their humans is weirdly strong. Despite belonging to entirely different species, we treat them like family, and they really do seem to love us. When they stare at us — and we’re not holding food — it feels real. It feels …

Stylish overhead kick seals 4-1 win for Darul Takzim in AFC Cup

<b>Safee Sali scored with this well executed overhead kick to secure a 4-1 win in the AFC Cup for Darul Takzim against East Bengal.</b>

Six awesome Android apps to get your creative juices flowing

Life's too short to only use your phone and tablet for practical stuff. There are a ton of great apps to unlock your creativity and let you make something beautiful or fun.<p>Whether it's humming a ditty into the mic or literally sketching up a mini-masterpiece, there's likely an app for this, that, …

The making of Eddie Redmayne

He never went to drama school and The Theory of Everything was his first lead role in a film. But Eddie Redmayne's talent was obvious as soon as he stepped on to a stage<p>It almost feels as if <b>Eddie Redmayne</b>, winner of the Best Actor prize at <b>Sunday evening’s Oscars ceremony</b>, has come out of nowhere. …

Your Guide To The 3-D Printed Universe

Additive manufacturing can make almost anything, from fun experiments to paradigm-shifters. Here's how the innovations stack up.<p>What was a niche prototyping tool 25 years ago is fast becoming a globally competitive manufacturing method. Today’s 3-D printing industry is worth well over $2 billion, …

SpaceX again scraps second attempt to test pioneering Falcon 9 reusable rocket

SpaceX has called off its planned launch of a deep-space observatory that would have been its latest attempt to land a reusable rocket booster on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean.<p>With just 12 minutes remaining in the countdown at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Tuesday night, wind gusts of 115mph caused …

Gary Neville: The era of the gaffer is over

Southampton's incredible rise has destroyed the traditional model of a football club – we're now in the age of the technical director<p>A few years ago, like many others who are close to the game, I would have bristled at the mention of a director of football - a technical or sporting director.<p>To me, …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Google’s Jolly Good Fellow Is Part Of The Team Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize

But during his "20% time," Google's famous initiative that allows engineers to devote 20% of their time on a pet project, Tan developed a course called "Search Inside Yourself," a mindfulness-based training method.<p>The course became so popular that thousands of Google employees took his class, …

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …

The Best Explanation Yet Of The FBI's Mysterious Spying Towers

These simulators are nicknamed "Stingrays," and they look like cell-phone towers.<p>They aren't.<p>Instead, they are able to access data from cell phones being used nearby.<p>There has been much debate about whether accessing this data without the knowledge of the cell-phone user is a violation of …

Brain

Learn more about the most complex organ in the human body.<p>Making sense of the brain's mind-boggling complexity isn't easy. What we do know is that it's the organ that makes us human, giving people the capacity for art, language, moral judgments, and rational thought. It's also responsible for each …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Travel<p>The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

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An Innocent Abroad: The Place I'll Never Forget

More often than not, travel imprints itself on the mind, creating long-lasting, treasured memories of exotic landscapes, forged friendships and unfamiliar cultures. But as Tim Cahill explains, sometimes all you are left with is a feeling <i>–</i> one that moves you beyond comprehension and has the …

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Bibby Sowray

Could Glitter Help Solve NASA's Giant Telescope Problem?

NASA is building a new space telescope with astounding capabilities. The James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled for launch in 2018, will replace the aging Hubble Space Telescope and will provide unprecedented views of the first galaxies to form in the early universe. It might even offer the first …

Why Do Atoms Bond?

A Simple Proof of Conservation of Energy

Watch: Double amputee given world's first shoulder-level mind-controlled arms

Man becomes first double amputee to receive two shoulder-level prosthetic limbs that can be controlled via his mind<p>A <b>US</b> man has made history by becoming the first double amputee to control two shoulder-level prosthetic arms with his mind.<p>A groundbreaking experiment by <b>Johns Hopkins University Applied</b> …

Is the Year 2038 problem the new Y2K bug?

Not yet been terrified by the Year 2038 problem? Somehow you must have missed reports claiming it poses a threat, as exposed by Gangnam style (yes, you read that correctly), to our computerised future.<p>In fact, it is claimed, Y2038 is so bad it could be worse than Y2k. Well that’s absolutely true. …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Web, Martian Vistas, and Earth From Above

A volcano awakens, scientists spin a massive cosmic web, and NASA's Mars rover continues to climb Mount Sharp.

'Interstellar' Animators Made A Physics Breakthrough While Creating A Black Hole For The Movie

The movie-making business has, unintentionally, helped make something more: a scientific discovery. One that you can experience first-hand in the film "Interstellar," coming out in US theaters everywhere on Friday, Nov. 7.<p>In the film, a crew of explorers travel through a wormhole to reach distant …

Understanding quantum tunnelling | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …

Spectacular flick and overhead kick in Metalist's defeat to Legia Warsaw.

<b>Vasiliy Kobin scores our goal of the day with this spectacular overhead kick but he is set up by an audacious back-heel flick from defender Marco Torsiglieri.</b>

These Stunning Hubble Images Show Us The Secrets Of The Universe

This telescope, which uses a series of high-resolution cameras to observe the visible universe, has captured the hearts of the public with its stunning images and the hearts of the scientific community with its wealth of data collected over the last 24 years.<p>Many wonders of our universe, including …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Manchester Metrolink line opens more than a year ahead of schedule

Big transport infrastructure projects tend to follow the same narrative as an episode of Grand Designs. Just as each home builder ends up admitting to Kevin McCloud that they have vastly outspent their original budget and wildly overrun their build time, so ambitious public transport schemes seem …

Ridiculous long range effort from Mexico