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Royal Society 2014 Winton Prize for Science Books shortlist announced

The Royal Society just announced the six books that were shortlisted for the 2014 Winton Prize for Science books.<p>I’ve got some excellent news that you’ve all been waiting for: After a summer spent lounging in beach chairs under umbrellas while intensively scrutinising this year’s 12 longlisted …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

No time to read Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time? In just two and a half minutes, Alok Jha explains why black holes are doomed to shrink into nothingness then explode with the energy of a million nuclear bombs, and rewinds to the big bang and the origin of the universe<p>• See more 'made …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

20 Songs You Didn't Know Were Covers:

10 Awesome Accidental Discoveries

Oops.<p>As Plato said, "science is nothing but perception," and these 10 accidental acts of discovery embody the sentiment. Of course, it helps to be a leading scientist in the field—devoting your life to the pursuit of one cure, invention, or innovation—but a little luck goes a long way, too.

cricket infected with parasitic worm, commits suicide

Zombies roam the animal kingdom — and some of them may be after us

The zombies in "World War Z" are just actors — but in the animal world, zombies are a fact of life. Evolution can come up with some fiendish twists: For example, there are some species that bend other creatures to their will to keep their bizarre life cycles going. Or just to feast on their …

Noir X-MEN Poster Art

Speakers | Ripples of Curiosity​

The Agalma Foundation asks the question: what does creativity look like and where does it come from? In order to discover the roots of improvisation, …

Sir Martin Rees on Star Trek: 'How post-humans could colonise other worlds'

Will we ever be able to cross the universe with the ease of the Enterprise? Astronomer Royal Martin Rees explores the science behind the fiction<p>The best <b>science</b> fiction, from H G Wells onwards, can nourish everyone’s imagination. It can widen the perspective of astronomers too – that strange breed …

Time for a small smile of optimism for women at the Royal Society?

The Royal Society, the national academy of science for the UK (and the Commonwealth), is a venerable beast, having celebrated its 350th anniversary …

Gwyneth Paltrow Says There Won't Be More 'Iron Man' Films – /Film

Much like Robert Downey Jr., <b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b>‘s contract with Marvel ends with next week’s <b>Iron Man 3</b>. Everyone assumes Downey will be back for at least</b> …

THE WOLVERINE Fights Ninjas in New Photos!

The poster for 'Thor 2' has been unveiled:

MAN OF STEEL VFX Supervisor Discusses His Excitement for the Film

Obama Launches BRAIN Initiative to Map the Human Brain

Go, Big Science! Eliza Shapiro reports on the BRAIN initiative, aimed at unlocking the brain’s mysteries.<p>We may not be colonizing Mars or putting …

DARTH BABY'S LIGHTSABER - Hilarious Found Footage Style Short In a world where Lightsabers are very real, a family franticly scrambles into action when their toddler finds and playfully wields the genuinely dangerous weapon...

Chelsea Redfern - Purple Rain @ Britain's Got Talent 2012 Auditions

David Garrett - Albinoni - Adagio - Berlin 08.06.2010

Star Trek - Defeat of the Gorn

Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?! The Age Of ULTRON

THE WOLVERINE - New Photos and Trailer Release Date Confirmed

Iron Man 3 -- Official Trailer UK Marvel | HD

Captain Kirk Fights Gorn Again in New STAR TREK Game Ad Check out this hilarious new commercial for Star Trek: The Video Game in which William Shatner comes face to face with his old nemesis Gorn…