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Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

Google releases standalone Sound Search widget to Canadians

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

Pop Culture

Oreos more addictive than cocaine, study finds

If you've ever consumed an entire row of Oreos – daresay the whole package – only to wonder why and how, researchers from Connecticut College believe they've arrived at an explanation.<p>Your brain might like the sandwich cookies even more than cocaine.<p>The study subjected lab rats to two comparative …

Oreos

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Blobfish voted world’s ugliest animal

Endangered fish becomes global mascot for Ugly Animal Preservation Society<p>Move over, giant panda — the blobfish, a squat, pink, gelatinous deep sea …

Voyager 1 probe has hit interstellar space, NASA agrees

Boundary thought to have been crossed in August 2012<p>Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to reach interstellar …

Scientists grow 'mini human brains' from stem cells

Model could help further understanding of disorders like schizophrenia, autism<p>Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue, The Sharpest Space Photos Ever, And More

<b>250 microns</b>: the thickness of the microtissues printed out by the first commercial 3-D bioprinter, which will soon help biochemists test new drugs<p><b>100 miles</b>: the distance the Galileo space probe made it into Jupiter's atmosphere in 1995 before being vaporized (could a stronger spacecraft fly …

Astronaut feared drowning on spacewalk

Luca Parmitano describes water that leaked in his spacesuit during July 16 spacewalk<p>As his helmet filled with water, blurring his vision and cutting …

Grizzly bear eats black bear in Banff

'It may not be as rare as we think,' park official says<p>Banff's Sundance Canyon trail has reopened after a grizzly bear ate a black bear in the …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Toronto police officer charged in Sammy Yatim shooting to turn himself in Tuesday

A shooting death that has captured the nation's attention and sparked debate about police use of force took a dramatic turn Monday, when the Toronto officer involved in Sammy Yatim's killing was charged with second-degree murder and the victim's family issued its most critical statement …

Toronto

Who earns what

Maclean’s compares how big, or small, your paycheque really is<p>In a world where people share every little detail of their lives, it’s the last, dirty …

This Swedish high jumper who painted her nails in rainbow colours to support gay rights was forced to repaint them. "So I decided to paint them red instead, for love," she said. Full story here: http://huff.to/16Uafrv (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

World's 1st lab-grown burger cooked and eaten

Patty made from cow stem cells cooked at London demonstration<p>The food of the future could do with a pinch of seasoning — and maybe some cheese.<p>Two …