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Tutorial Shows You How to Capture Quality Night Sky Time-Lapses

Five months after releasing his first tutorial video on shooting and processing time-lapse photography, Dustin Farrell is back at it again. This time …

The Intelligent-Design Theory That Inspired Darwin

Creationism and evolution may be bitter rivals today. But they share a common ancestor.<p>Earlier this week, young-earth creationist Ken Ham and “Science Guy” Bill Nye engaged in a well-publicized debate at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. It was generally been framed as a contest between science and …

Final hurdle for women bishops to overcome

Church of England General Synod meets amid hopes of swift end to years of wrangling over women bishops – but row looms over the precise meaning of ‘trust’<p>Hopes of an end to the Church of England’s 40-year battle over women bishops could face a last-minute challenge this week amid wrangling over …

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Australian astronomers discover oldest known star in universe

A team of scientists at the Australian National University has discovered the oldest known star in the universe.<p>The discovery of the heavenly body, which formed about 13.6bn years ago, has allowed astronomers to study the chemistry of the first stars.<p>Lead researcher Dr Stefan Keller of the ANU’s …

Flood alerts rise as storms batter Britain

The British army has been called in to build sandbag barriers against flood water in southeast England as parts of the country experienced the wettest January on record.<p>Flood warnings were spreading to the southeast on Monday after weeks of deluge in the southwest. The UK's Met Office said several …

Mexico Captures Suspected Drug Lord Linked To 76 Tons Of Cocaine Shipped Into The US

The U.S. State Department has been offering a $5 million reward for information that could lead to the capture o fMartinez Sanchez, believed to be the leader of a group that brought 76 tons of cocaine into the United States between 2000 and 2003.<p>Mexico's Interior Ministry said in a statement that …

Six hundred Syrians flee besieged Old Homs in aid convoy

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Six hundred people left the besieged ruins of rebel-held central Homs on Sunday, escaping more than a year of hunger and deprivation caused by one of the most protracted blockades of Syria’s devastating conflict.<p>The evacuees, mainly women, children and old men, were brought out …

Facebook Considers Adding a 'Sympathize' Button

For when you've seen something ... but can't 'like' it.<p>Perhaps what we need, what Facebook needs, what the world needs, is a Sympathize button. And, according to an engineer at the company, it’s something that the company has explored in the past.<p>Speaking yesterday at the company’s annual …

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Biden: US commitment to Asia beyond doubt

The US vice president has said there should be no doubt about US commitment to its strategic shift to Asia.<p>Speaking on Friday in Seoul, the South Korean capital, Joe Biden said there would be no change to President Barack Obama's new security strategy that emphasises a shift, or "pivot", towards …

Stranded whales spotted disappointingly closer to shore

Hopes that a large group of pilot whales stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park may have gone out to sea were dashed when officials spotted seven whales that have now joined others swimming slowly in shallow water.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it is less …

Battle Widens Over ‘Gas Rush’ Climate Footprint

Natural gas advocates are facing fresh criticism about the fuel’s climate footprint, even as gas-fired power plants snag market share from coal units …

Scary smart! Clever crocodiles, alligators use sticks to lure prey

As if crocodiles and alligators weren't terrifying enough, scientists have discovered that these ancient, sharp-toothed beasts are incredibly cunning. So clever that they use lures to trap and gobble unsuspecting birds.<p>The discovery in two crocodilian species — mugger crocodiles and American …

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, …

Ukraine protests: epic tug-of-war for country on brink of revolution

While thousands of pro-EU protesters occupy Ukraine's capital, many in the country's east see Moscow as a guarantor of stability. Roland Oliphant reports<p>For nearly a week, a pall of sweet-smelling wood smoke has hung over Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. As the sun goes down each …

British aid to Typhoon Haiyan boosted by government donation one month on

British aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan is to increase to £60 million having already reached more than 1.6 million people in the month since the disaster struck<p>After a massive response to a public appeal, the Disasters and Emergencies Committee (DEC) said UK public donations have topped £73 …

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