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Nasa releases new photos of Pluto that 'make you feel you are there'

The pictures, gathered by the New Horizons spacecraft that swept past the dwarf planet in July, shed new light on Pluto’s mountains, glaciers and plains<p>The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission’s top scientist says it “makes you feel you are there”.<p>Nasa released the …

Solar System

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

We Need The Liberal Arts More Than Ever In Today's Digital World, Fareed Zakaria Says

A liberal arts education is the best preparation for many careers, especially in the U.S., given today's global technology-driven economy, CNN host Fareed Zakaria says.<p>"The future of a country like the U.S. rests on our ability to master how technology interacts with how humans live, work and …

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life<p>Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that …

Mars Rover

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: Best Summer Reads

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Books

11:11 – HAVE YOU BEEN SEEING THESE NUMBERS EVERYWHERE? | Spirit Science

If you’ve ever wondered about the significance of these number sequences, you’re not alone. Many people have asked us about their meaning during our …

10 effective techniques for experiencing an OBE (Out of Body Experience) a.k.a Astral Projection.

There has been a lot of confusion about Astral Projection, so I figured I’d explain what it is and how to do it. Dreaming, is an <b>unconscious</b> astral …

Arctic sea ice hits lowest winter maximum on record

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although much of the United States has been shivering this winter, there's been another worrying sign of warming temperatures farther north. The cap of sea ice that spreads across the Arctic Ocean in winter appears to have been the smallest on record this year, according to NASA.<p>Not only …

Global Warming

Americans Try To Pronounce Massachusetts Town Names

"Why even have all these letters if you’re not going to use them?"

Do your genes determine your entire life? | Julian Baggini

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Confers With a Jovian Giant and a Celestial Maiden

Stargazers will also get the chance to see the blue-green dot of distant Uranus.<p>The moon moves into the late evening skies this week and, to the delight of backyard astronomers, pays a visit to some of the brightest destinations in the solar system and beyond.<p><b>Moon and Jupiter.</b> As night falls on …

Putin critic Boris Nemtsov killed: Mother of witness speaks out

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> The Ukrainian girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov faces constant psychological pressure from Moscow authorities and fears she will be implicated in his death, her mother told CNN.<p>Model Anna Duritskaya, 23, was walking with Nemtsov on Friday night when a gunman …

The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Psychology

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Jet Lag