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Astronomers spot a bizarre black hole that could unlock the secrets of how our galaxy formed

A link between the amount of material that can be seen spewing out of a black hole, and the brightness of the black hole itself has been identified …

3tags.org

Converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into batteries

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has worked out a way to make electric vehicles that are not only carbon neutral, but carbon negative, capable …

Carbon Dioxide

Safety first, says the PM, but the EU puts money and people at risk

As Mervyn King makes clear, monetary union has created a conflict that is fraught with dangers<p>The two biggest events of this century almost destroyed the West’s sense of security. When the planes hit the Twin Towers in New York on September 11 2001, we at last understood that a fanatical ideology …

Europe

The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe

These are the 30 prettiest towns in Europe, according to the fine people at the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA).<p>It was challenged to come up with 30 smaller destinations to promote to holidaymakers. This is what they came up with (and there's only one in Britain).<p>1. Kilkenny, Ireland<p>On …

European Travel

Humans have made so much plastic it will probably show up in future fossils

Future archeologists aren’t just going to be digging up old bones: Looks like they’re also going to be sifting though old fossilized plastics.<p>A review published (paywall) in the journal Anthropocene this month finds plastic has discernibly changed the surface of the planet since humans began using …

Pollution

How will we deal with rubbish in the future?

<i>This article was first published in the January 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Australia to decide on French request for frigate to help in war against Isis

Australia will soon make a decision on a French request to send a frigate to the Gulf as part of the fight against Islamic State.<p>Australia’s defence minister, Marise Payne, said the government would discuss the request – which came before the attacks in Paris on Friday evening – upon Malcolm …

Middle East

This gorgeous eco-friendly house produces more than 3 times the energy it needs

• Kim Jong Un made a surprise visit to a South Korean K-pop concert in Pyongyang — and reportedly loved it<br>• Walmart slides amid reports it's in talks to …

Samsung reportedly getting set to launch entry-level Galaxy J1

Samsung's latest entry-level handset will allegedly be called the Galaxy J1. <i>SamMobile</i> states that the device will be the first in the Galaxy J …

Shell hits bus in eastern Ukraine, 10 killed: regional spokesman | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and 13 were injured when a shell struck a passenger bus at a government army checkpoint in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, a regional press spokesman said.<p>The incident occurred near the town of Volnovakha south of the major industrial city of Donetsk, …

North Africa

Worse things still happen at sea: the shipping disasters we never hear about

I take poorly to planes. I am a nervous, panicked and unsettled passenger. In the worst moments, I take Valium, and perhaps – inadvisably – a drink, too. I sit in my seat trying not to grip things too obviously, saying my mantra as the plane rocks through turbulence: “Pretend it’s a ship. Pretend …

Rowing

Charlie Hebdo attackers: born, raised and radicalised in Paris

The radicalisation of the Kouachi brothers began in a picturesque park in the capital while Amédy Coulibaly took the first steps towards terrorism in prison, but what the three had in common was growing up on the margins of French society<p>Along the pathways of Paris’s picturesque Buttes-Chaumont …

Terrorism

The Ruble Is Tumbling Further Along With Oil Prices

The ruble was worth 64.68 against the dollar and 76.43 against the euro at around 0900 GMT, down from 63.17 and 74.68 on Monday evening.<p>Stocks in the oil exporting nation were also hit, with the RTS index down 2.64 percent at around 0900 GMT.<p>Russia's budget depends heavily on revenues from oil and …

Euro holds near nine-year low as deflation concerns deepen in Greece, Portugal

The euro dropped on Tuesday adding to Monday's losses and nearing the recent multi-year low with more evidence of deceleration of prices in the …

Samsung brings more metal, launches 5.5-inch Galaxy A7 phone

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Samsung Tomorrow<p>After years of criticism of the materials quality for its plastic smartphones, Samsung has turned to …

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

New Zealand

NYPD Red

• <b>Author:</b> James Patterson<p>A gripping New York crime thriller from the world's bestselling thriller writer.<p>Every cop wants to be part of NYPD Red.<p>It is the elite team in New York’s police department, handling the cases involving the most important and high-profile individuals in the city. It’s …

6 Unreal Chocolate Cake Recipes

Holidays are a funny thing. You spend weeks indulging in decadent desserts and seasonal lattes, and then — BOOM! — it's January, and the season of …

Chocolate Applesauce Cake III Recipe

"This is an extremely moist cake that ranks right up there for all the chocoholics in my home. It does not need to be frosted because it is sprinkled …

The roles that got away

The roles that got away<p>Some of the most famous onscreen performances could have gone a totally different direction.<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>Jennifer Lawrence as Alice in "Alice in Wonderland"<p>Jennifer Lawrence (left) revealed she was "devastated" when she lost the lead …

French security forces kill terrorist suspects; several hostages dead

With explosions and gunfire, security forces Friday ended three days of terror around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper and an accomplice who seized hostages at a kosher supermarket to try to help the brothers escape.<p>The worst …

Prince Andrew 'Sex Slave' Was Reportedly Paid £10,000 As Palace Issues Second Strong Denial Of Claims

Buckingham Palace has issued a second denial that the Duke of York had sexual contact with a woman who claims she was forced to have under-age sex …

Healthy eating hotspots in Paris

Stay healthy on-the-go and give yourself a much-needed energy boost between shows, as we present the healthy eating hotspots guaranteed to be a hit …