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NASA reveals the most detailed views yet of Ceres' bizarre bright spots

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is finally giving scientists on Earth a truly close up view of the dwarf planet Ceres' distinctive bright spots, and they …

Todos Santos, Mexico: #23 on @nytimestravel's list of 52 places to go in 2016. Nearly 50 miles north of Cabo San Lucas, tranquil Todos Santos has long been a surfer’s retreat and a day-trip destination for Cabo travelers keen to visit art galleries. But soon, the Pacific Coast locale may tempt visitors to stay longer. This year, the new Tres Santos development plans to open a 32-room beachfront hotel, a farm and a village with shops, restaurants and a farmer’s market. A new 3.5-mile hiking and biking path, which will link the beach to town to encourage sustainable commutes. @damonwinter photographed these crashing waves at Las Playitas while on #nytassignment. This #nytweekender, we’re sharing photos from @nytimestravel’s list of 52 Places to Go in 2016. Visit the link in our profile to see more photos of our editors’ dream destinations.

Pope radically simplifies Catholic marriage annulment procedures

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Tuesday made it simpler and swifter for Catholics to secure a marriage annulment, the most radical such reform for 250 years, and told bishops to be more welcoming to divorced couples.<p>Under the old norms, it often took years to win an annulment, with hefty …

North Africa

The Duggars Are Reportedly Broke And Begging Their Fans To Donate Cash

After the cancellation of TLC’s <i>19 Kids and Counting</i>, the Duggar family lost an ungodly amount of income. Estimates say their financial house will lose $25 million in future earnings, since the family received $45,000 per episode. This won’t stop the family from continuing to churn out kids. Josh …

Android TV can soon turn phones into game controllers

Google sells a very traditional controller for those who want to play games on an Android TV, but soon, you may not need to buy one. Google is rolling out a new set of tools for developers that includes the ability to turn nearby Android phones into custom controllers. That'll allow developers to …

Android News

Welcome to Film4 - Film4

For over 35 years, Film4 has been at the forefront of groundbreaking cinema worldwide... This year is no different. https://t.co/6UFRsKl0R6

X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

Buried by a volcano, the scorched papyri may yet yield their secrets.<p>The charred scrolls of ancient Herculaneum may yet yield their secrets, suggests an x-ray analysis released Tuesday of one previously impenetrable roll of papyrus.<p>The volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., destroying the …

The Great War in German Africa

World War I was a truly global conflict. Although the western front dominates the popular imagination with its frustrating, static trench warfare, …

US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much.<p>Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything …

Receiving mail Oct 1914 Ypres

A partial colourisation demonstrating the casualty figures of the French Army, almost half this group would have expected to suffer an injury or certain death during the war. France in 1914 had a population of just under 40 million and an army with a mobilised strength of 1.1m. By the end of the war France had mobilised 8.6m men and lost 1.39m dead and 4.25m wounded, almost 100% more dead and 150% more wounded than comparative figures for Great Britain, with a population of 45m. The enormous sacrifices made stopping the Germans on the Marne, the appalling losses defending Verdun between Feb 21st and Dec 18th 1916, and the failed Nivelle offensive on the Chemin des Dames ridge in April 1917, are France’s equivilents of the British experience of Loos in 1915, the Somme in 1916 and Passchendaele in 1917. Despite their dreadful losses the French prosecuted the war tenaciously until the Germans were finally defeated. (Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colourized-pictures-of-the-world-wars-and-other-periods-in-time/182158581977012

Social media in orbit: An astronaut’s stunning photos shared via Twitter

After almost six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Maryland local Reid Wiseman landed safely in Kazakhstan last night. Wiseman built quite a social media following for his pictures from space.<p>“It’s been an honor and a privilege to spend 165 days up here. With that said, I’m …

Bison Mummy Found Frozen In Siberia Dates Back 9,000 Years

Researchers are expressing astonishment over the mummified remains of an extinct bison discovered recently in eastern Siberia, and no wonder: the 9,300-year-old mummy has been so well preserved by the region's cold weather that its brain, heart, blood vessels, digestive system and even its fur are …

Band Aid song Do They Know It’s Christmas? re-recorded for Ebola cause

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure gather Band Aid 30 musicians to create new version of track to raise funds for west Africa<p>For 30 years it has remained one of pop’s most polarising songs – a track that has raised millions for charity while also being described by Morrissey as a “daily torture on the people …

23 Healthy Foods Everyone Should Know How To Cook

No diet food allowed.

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Bypass Resume Filters by Using Keywords From Your Job Listing

Filling out a job application partly involves getting past filters and routine procedures. To get inside the first barrier, use keywords from the job …

Are Kazakhstan and Russia in step?

As Russia's dispute with Ukraine continues, Russian President Vladimir Putin has presented himself as a defender of ethnic Russians, wherever they live.<p>In the north of neighbouring Kazakhstan, historically home to a large Russian community, many are wondering where Moscow may next turn its …

Russia

Berlin Wall balloons are released to mark anniversary

Some 8,000 helium balloons have been released into the night sky over Germany's capital at the culmination of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.<p>The fall of the Berlin Wall has shown the world that dreams can come true and "nothing has to stay as it is", German …

Germany

Ukraine crisis: 'Rebel reinforcements' raise fears

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122772_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522595325_a326f9d12d4573aec8f5ca7e76f04637<p><b>The US and the European Union have expressed concern at reports of a build-up of separatist reinforcements in eastern Ukraine.</b><p>Shelling around the city …

Russia

Argentine President Fernandez leaves hospital

<b>Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been discharged from hospital after being treated for the latest in a series of medical problems.</b><p>President Fernandez, who is 61, was hospitalised a week ago with fever and stomach pains.<p>Doctors diagnosed an intestinal infection but have allowed …

Latin America

Channing Tatum Wants You To Know He Was Never A Junkie

America's most beloved former stripper, Channing Tatum, is recalling the days when he took his clothes off for money as art imitates life once again while he films "Magic Mike XXL."<p>Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor doesn't make the gig he took on at age 19, after he dropped out of …

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'wounded in air strike'

Iraqi officials say an air strike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), was wounded in a United States-led coalition air strike, Iraqi officials said last night.<p>Both Iraqi defence and …

MC10 takes the guesswork out of fitness with wearable sensors

There's no denying that the wearable craze is upon us, whether we like it or not. MC10 is quite familiar with employing sensors to deliver info on training and athlete performance, and it's looking to do even more. If you'll recall, the outfit was behind the Checklight -- developed alongside Reebok …

Two Americans freed by North Korea arrive back in U.S., reunited with families

Two Americans who spent months imprisoned in North Korea are back on U.S. soil, after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered their release.<p>They were freed following a rare visit to the secretive East Asian nation by a top U.S. official, who brought with him a letter from U.S. President Barack …

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals