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With The Next Season 'Game Of Thrones' A Year Away, Here Are Some Anime And Manga To Fill The Gap

Following the amazing finale for season six of <i>Game of Thrones</i> we now have yearlong wait for the next season, so what anime and manga can help you feed your craving for epic fantasy.<p>In some ways, anime and manga took to epic fantasy before much of the West did in terms of film and television. While …

Anime

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

Guy Takes More Fake Book Covers Onto Subway To See How People React

You may remember a story we did recently about Scott Rogowsky, a comedian who decided to ride the New York subway while reading a bunch of fake books …

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10 Marks Supposedly Left On Earth By The Devil

Humans are renowned for being able to spot patterns where there are none and see images in random shapes and patterns. It’s kept us occupied for …

Scientists Just Captured The Flash of Light That Sparks When a Sperm Meets an Egg

Sparks really do fly.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have captured images of the flash of light that sparks at the very moment a human sperm cell …

Biology

Spain’s cursed village of witches

This tiny village has been excommunicated, and cursed with a spell so powerful that only the Pope can lift it.<p>How does a tiny Spanish village of just 62 souls come to be excommunicated in its entirety and cursed with a spell so strong that only the Pope can lift it?<p>To find out more about this …

Ancient History

You are here: the mysterious architecture of the universe – in pictures

Astrophysicist J Richard Gott leads us on a mind-expanding tour from the familiar precincts of the solar system to the Great Wall of galaxies, the cosmic web and beyond

Universe

Saturn's Moon Titan Is Looking Even More Earth-Like

The Cassini mission is sending us better and better data and images of just what’s happening on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. And it’s …

Astronomy

10 National Geographic Photos That Explain Earth to Extraterrestrials

How did this photograph of Jane Goodall end up in outer space?<p>In August and September of 1977 the twin spacecraft Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were launched. Their mission was to explore our solar system “from Jupiter to Neptune” before eventually leaving it—heading into interstellar space and to the …

Climate Change Is Stranding Hundreds of Dying Baby Sea Lions in California

The ripples of climate change are being seen all around the world, but it’s not often they wash up on our very doorstep.<p>Last week, as the United States added its support to the first global law that would finally hold nations accountable for climate change, biologists in California were attempting …

Why creationists are out of time with history and science

Creationists fail to appreciate the history of science as well as science itself<p>One very positive aspect of the digital world for scientists is that there are various websites that track citations and mentions of research papers and link them together. This can be an excellent way of finding out …

Science

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Physics

Hubble telescope captures sharpest image yet of mysterious red rectangle

A striking new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope delivers a deep look into a mysterious cosmic object called the Red Rectangle Nebula.<p>The Red Rectangle, so named because of its bizarre shape and striking color, is a nebula — a cosmic cloud of gas and particles. In this case, the nebula …

FALSE: NASA Reports Magnetosphere Collapse

CLAIM<p>Earth's magnetosphere collapsed for two hours on 23 April 2016. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via Twitter, April 2016<p>Planet Earth's Magnetic …

10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin

When George R.R. Martin released <i>A Game of Thrones</i> in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same …

Books

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Photos: The beautiful birds that may soon be lost to climate change

The winner of this year’s photography contest held by the National Audubon Society have been announced. More than half the species in the winning and honors list are considered threatened or endangered by the effects of climate change. The fact that every month this year has been the hottest on …

Birds

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in April

Spring is here, and so are some great beach reads! What does April have in store? <i>Two</i> Terry Pratchett tributes. New books from C.J. Cherryh, Harry …