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Astronomical discovery: 'Super Saturn' with rings 200 times as large

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1610, after he built his telescope, Galileo Galilei first spotted enormous Saturn's gigantic rings. More than 400 years later, astronomers have in a sense dwarfed that discovery with a similar first.<p>Using powerful optics, they have found a much larger planet-like body, J1407b, with rings …

Universe

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Wizard of Oz is most influential Hollywood film

Judy Garland’s 1939 musical tops academic study’s list of films of cultural significance, with Star Wars in second and Psycho in third<p>An academic study claims it has established that the most culturally significant Hollywood film ever made is the 1939 Technicolor musical The Wizard of Oz.<p>In a paper …

Star Wars

Earth entered new epoch on July 16 1945, say scientists

A new epoch known as the Anthropocene began when the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico in 1945, scientists believe<p>The world entered a new epoch on July 16 1945 when humans detonated the first atomic bomb, scientists have concluded.<p>Human behaviour now has such an enormous impact on …

Android users continue to watch more porn than iOS users

Several months ago, we noted that Android smartphone users were leading the pack in terms of watching porn. Now, CNET alerts us to a new update that shows that Android users continue to outpace iOS users in porn viewing.<p>Courtesy again of PornHub, we now know that mobile viewing has over-taken …

Android News

Google Translate update seeks to break language barrier

Improvements to the app’s Word Lens functionality means instant translation via your smartphone camera<p>This may not be what the future looks like, exactly, but Google is promising instant, universal translation – coming soon to a holiday near you.<p>Google’s Translate app has now incorporated the …

Language

Facebook: share your first ever profile picture

People are sharing their first ever profile picture uploaded to Facebook. Is this a good, fun trend? Or just vain? And we’d like to see readers’ photographs…<p>It’s something we all live in fear of: a new Facebook friend clicking left instead of right on our profile picture album, or indeed, any album …

User Generated Content

Samsung finally releases Tizen-powered smartphone

India is first market for a long-delayed handset running on the company’s homegrown operating system<p>Samsung has at last released a smartphone running on the Tizen operating system in an effort to reduce its reliance on Android.<p>The South Korean company first announced the platform in 2012 and a …

Mobile

Bitcoin price plunge sparks new crash fears

Companies that borrowed real money to buy servers for mining the cryptocurrency may be selling reserves to repay loans<p>The price of one bitcoin has plunged by more than a quarter in just two days, prompting fears that the currency is in the midst of its fourth major crash.<p>On Tuesday morning, the …

Cryptocurrency

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

Astronauts evacuated from International Space Station section due to 'harmful leak'

Nasa suspects malfunctioning sensor caused false alarm after Russian officials say “harmful substances” released in US section<p>Astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to evacuate its US section on Wednesday after a suspected leak of “harmful substances” from its cooling system, …

Space Science

Al-Qaida in Yemen uses video to claim responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

AQAP leader appears to avoid taking responsibility for attack by Amedy Coulibaly – who has pledged allegiance to rival group Isis – on policewoman and Jewish supermarket<p>• Where can you buy a copy of Charlie Hebdo?<p>An al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack on French …

Terrorism

China bans wearing burqa in biggest Muslim city

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Legislators in China's far-western Xinjiang province have passed a law to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported, in a continued campaign against what authorities view as religious extremism.<p>The new ban in Urumqi was approved by local legislators last …

China