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NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns.<p>"You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," Dr. Fiona A. Harrison, professor of physics and astronomy at the California …

8 facts about Old Sarum – an Iron Age fort, Roman settlement and medieval city

We tell you everything you need to know about the 11th-century Old Sarum in Wiltshire<p><b>1) Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of …

50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …

The Best Hair Trends For Spring 2015

Start growing out your bobs and lobs because long hair is back and it's cooler than ever. Here, our favorite trends from the Spring 2015 shows.<p>Whether embellished, slicked back, pulled high and tight or worn down in loose waves, the hairstyles on the spring runways all had one thing in common: …

A murder of crows: 10 collective nouns you didn’t realise originate from the Middle Ages

From a ‘pride of lions’ to a ‘misbelief of painters’, many of the terms we use every day have roots in the distant past – specifically, the medieval …

'I Love Her But the Sex Has Died': The Brain Chemical That Can Kill Libido in Long-Term Relationships

by Carole Jahme<p>11-30-2014<p>Trying to sustain a long-term relationship that is also sexual presents us with a chemical catch-22.<p>Writer Carole Jahme …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

10 dangers of the medieval period

It was one of the most exciting, turbulent and transformative eras in history, but the Middle Ages were also fraught with danger. Here, as part of …

Untangling the Middle East: A guide to the region's shifting relationships

Untangling the<br>Middle EastA guide to the region’s web of relationships amid the battle against Islamic State<p>Last updated August 29, 2016<p>By Patrick Martin <br>Design by Jeremy Agius<p>As civil war rages in Syria and the Islamic State movement clings to control of territory in western Iraq and eastern Syria, …

Gay gene discovery has good and bad implications

FOR gay rights activists, it’s a dilemma. Does it help or hinder their cause if science shows that homosexuality is partly or largely biologically …

Egypt's gay community fears government crackdown

Egypt's gay community fears it is the latest target of the country's authoritarian government following a series of recent raids on gay people.<p>Activists interviewed by the Guardian said they had documented up to nine raids across the country since October 2013 – an unusually high rate of arrests. …