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This is what Pangea would look like with our current international borders

240 million years ago, Earth did not have seven continents (or eight if you count Zealandia), but one supercontinent called Pangea, which was …

Earth Science

Now Appearing As T. Rex

It was an admirable exercise in abbreviation. The group in question previously had a name that contained six syllables, and they cut it down to two. …

Sylvania smart light bulb talks to Siri without a hub

If you've set up smart light bulbs like Philips' Hue, you've probably had to link your bulbs to a central hub -- and if you didn't, you may be making-do with only basic control. Sylvania is trying to do better. It's introducing a Smart Multicolor A19 bulb that doesn't require the hassles of setting …

Barack Obama openly addressed the racism he’s faced as US president

As he nears the end of his term, and prepares to be succeeded by one of the ringleaders of a racist campaign to undermine his legitimacy, US president Barack Obama offered some candid thoughts about race in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, aired on Dec. 8.<p>“I think there’s a reason why …

Barack Obama

Hyperloop One wants to build its first 500mph train in Dubai

At its event hosted in the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai, Hyperloop One announced that the Middle Eastern trade capital will be the first city where the company will begin pursuing an opportunity to build its high-speed transport systems for passengers and cargo, in partnership with Dubai’s Roads …

This 360° video lets you go behind the scenes of Crossrail's tunnel digging

Curious about Crossrail? You can now get your next fix of transport geekery in 360° form, thanks to this shiny new video.<p>With the sound off, it's …

England

Your smartphone could soon act as a glaucoma testing device

We've seen smartphones work as electrocardiograms, so why not use them to test for glaucoma at home? That's the idea behind Cambridge Consultants' Viewi headset. Rather than hitting the hospital or optometrist's to monitor your vision, you could simply slide your phone into a head-mounted Gear …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Spanish peppers stuffed with cod

These stuffed peppers can also be fried for finger food.<p>MAKES<p>16<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 onion, finely chopped<br>• 1 leek, finely chopped<br>• 75ml olive oil, plus 6 tbsp<br>• 200g salted cod (soaked in water for 48 hours, water changed three times), cut into small chunks<br>• 8 tbsp tomato passata<br>• 1 heaped tbsp plain flour<br>• 250ml whole …

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

Nintendo's secret new console might be handheld -- not stationary

The Nintendo NX might be more like a Game Boy or Nintendo DS than a traditional game system.<p>That's how Nintendo marketed the revolutionary Game Boy in the late '80s...but it might also be how Nintendo introduces a brand-new console later this year.<p>That's because, according to a new report from …

Retrogaming

Inside the futuristic campuses tech's fastest-growing companies are building

Tech's cutting-edge companies are not only building products that will shape our future, but they're also building campuses with a vision to match.<p>It's not enough to just have a nice cafeteria or a volleyball court anymore. Today's tech companies strive for architectural showpieces that make a …

San Francisco

15 shows to watch now that Game Of Thrones has finished

<i>Game Of Thrones</i> came to a typically bloody, explosive end this past weekend. So if you're in need of something new to watch, let us offer some …

A Ghanaian recipe for fish and chips

Most traditional Ghanaian dishes I’ve learnt have been passed down verbally. This oral tradition of passing on knowledge and values keeps tribal culture alive throughout Ghana and, to a lesser extent, in the diaspora. Food is no exception.<p>The fabric of modern Ghana is a tapestry of traditions woven …

Chutney

A rare look inside Egypt's Valley of the Kings tombs, where photography is banned

The Valley of the Kings – the burial site of King Tutankhamun – set in the ancient city of Thebes, is one of Egypt's most visited attractions. But while general photography by tourists is banned within the tombs, Czech journalist and photographer, Jakub Kyncl, was granted special permission to …

Centuries-old African soil technique could combat climate change - scientists

The technique known as "African dark earths" transforms nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland<p>By Kieran Guilbert<p>DAKAR, June 21 (Thomson …

Farming

10 buildings that will change New York’s skyline by 2021

Since its very beginnings, New York City has been reaching for the sky. For much of its early history, the tallest structures here were church …

Skyscrapers

World's 10 most scenic airport approaches in 2016 | CNN Travel

Travel

Building with nature: cities that steal smart ideas from plants and animals

With soaring glass skyscrapers and swaths of concrete,modern cities often seem actively to work against nature, pushing it down and suppressing it rather than working alongside it.<p>Yet a growing number of progressive architects, designers, engineers, scientists and urban planners are looking to the …

Urban Agriculture

Can gentrification in London be predicted by social media?

Want to know which London neighbourhood you're going to be priced out of next? Forget Rightmove, have a scroll through your Twitter feed instead. …

Gentrification

Britain's house price surge will get worse because builders are running out of land

While building more affordable houses is the most fundamental way to tackle the imbalance between supply and demand, Daniel Porter and his team at UBS highlighted an important factor that directly prevents more properties being created — <b>housebuilders are running out of land to build on.</b><p>The note …

Housing

The Best Lightweight Luggage for Traveling

New materials and styles lighten the load for travelers.<p>Anticipating a vacation is part of the fun, but if you’re like most travelers, you don’t look …

Luggage

Super Mario Bros. speedrunner makes one last record-breaking attempt

"I have reached my potential in this category"<p>A new world record for <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> speedruns has been set — and it's not much different than the previous one, set back in October. In fact, the player who breezed through the NES game in a record-breaking four minutes, 57 seconds and 260 …

Nigeria's oil company offers to discuss revenue retention claims: NRGI | Reuters

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria’s state oil company has offered to talk to an international watchdog that says it failed to hand over billions of dollars in oil revenues despite government promises to tackle mismanagement and corruption.<p>A view of the government-owned Nigerian National Petroleum …

Africa

12 entrepreneurs who are changing the world

Their initiatives range in size and scope, but they all share the common goal of aiding and advancing underserved groups around the world.<p>From a waste management and design startup in India to a leading fair trade chocolate company, here's a look at the 11 social good enterprises — and their 12 …

Wealthy Qataris are pouring so much money into London that there's now a 'Qatari Quarter'

According to research from estate agent Rokstone, Qataris have bought so much property in one corner of Mayfair that a new "Qatari Quarter" has started to develop.<p>It all centres around the London home of Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani, son of Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Thani who is cousin of …

Buckingham Palace

Moon and Empire State Building

A distant view of an iconic building, with the moon behind it.<p>Jennifer Khordi posted this photo at EarthSky Facebook this week. It’s the full moon, …

See The Birth Certificate Of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

Life<p>by Emma Spedding | 05 05 2015<p>[Getty]<p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have officially registered the birth of their daughter Princess Charlotte …

Princess Charlotte