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After The Death Of Their 12-Year-Old Daughter, Parents Find The Letter She Wrote To Her Future Self

In the wake of tragedy, Taylor Smith's parents stumbled across a letter she had written to herself 10 years in the future.

Oscars 2014 live: the ceremony

The Oscars done and dusted<p>It’s over, it’s over, it‘s finally over. What began on the sticky, bloody red carpet culminated - possibly five hours, conceivably five days - later with a last gasp victory for 12 Years a Slave, a sudden turnabout to dent the otherwise impregnable Gravity.<p>Was it dramatic? …

What the hell is Barack Obama's presidency for?

His ascent to power had meaning, but now his interventions are too rare and too piecemeal to constitute a narrative<p>A few days after John F Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson sat in his kitchen with his key advisers working his first speech to Congress. It was the evening of Kennedy's funeral – …

quiet night of quiet stars, so many stars

Hottest Celebrity Photos at the Golden Globes

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

The storms that have flooded towns, battered coastlines and frozen North America have sent big waves barrelling across oceans all over the world, with some surfers going to extraordinary lengths to ride the extraordinary seas. Here Chris Power introduces the work of some of the world's best surf …

Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …

Hair How-To: Bombshell-Worthy Waves, Three Ways

We have so many different kinds of curling irons in the beauty closet, so I decided to test some and show you the results! My personal favorite is look number one—the "messy". I also had a love/hate relationship with look number three, the crimper. I was expecting totally different results, but …

The 10 Prettiest Hair and Makeup Styles You Can Wear, According to Guys

We know guys can have varying opinions about the hairstyles and makeup we try—when they notice, that is. And most of the time, we don't really care whether they understand our...

Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

Astronauts ready for second spacewalk to repair station | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are planning a second and final spacewalk to fix the outpost’s cooling system early on Tuesday, a NASA official said.<p>NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins are expected to leave the station’s Quest …

On Anniversary Of Apollo 8, How The 'Earthrise' Photo Was Made

The first humans to catch a glimpse of the Earth rising over the moon nearly missed seeing it at all, let alone capturing the snapshot that became one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.<p>NASA has released an animation commemorating the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned …