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Leonardo DiCaprio to play Rasputin for Warner Bros.

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to portray Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, the infamous Russian mystic, healer and prolific womaniser who rose to become one of …

Second Opinion - After Earth (2013)

<b>After Earth</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by M. Night Shyamalan<br>Starring Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrmann, Sophie Okonedo, Zoe Kravitz, David Denman, and …

Battling to stay online

I should probably begin with an admission: I'm a little bit addicted to Battlefield 1943. It's my favourite online multiplayer game and I've been …

Scientists Find 3 Billion Year Old Plankton Microfossils

Scientists have found 3 billion year old plankton microfossils in marine sediment rocks from the Farrel Quartzite in Western Australia. The …

Do Adults Keep Making New Brain Cells? Cold War-Era Radiation Reveals Answer

A different kind of carbon-14 dating<p>When the U.S. and Soviet Union tested nuclear weapons aboveground in the 1950s and 1960s, they left their mark on everyone alive at that time. The tests released unusual amounts of carbon-14 into the atmosphere, which people's cells would sometimes incorporate …

The Week In Numbers: World's Oldest Primate, Big Bang Mystery Solved, And More

<b>55 million years</b>: the age of the sedimentary rock strata in which scientists discovered this skeleton of a <i>Archicebus achilles</i>, the oldest-known primate fossil<p><b>90 days</b>: the record-breaking time in which a Chinese firm plans to build the world's next tallest building, the 2,750-foot, 220-story Sky City<p>…

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Global Warming

My own genome project

In the almost year-long lead-up to having my whole genome sequenced, I have no fears about it. Or at least just a couple of tiny wobbles that I …