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You think this is a sonic boom – but it’s not

Awe-inspiring photographs of fast jets surrounded by a split-second shockwave aren’t evidence of a plane breaking the sound barrier. BBC Future looks at what causes them.<p>It’s an eye-catching sight that has been captured by photographers and camera crews time and again; a military jet sweeps in low …

Aviation

Nigeria kidnapped schoolgirls: Boko Haram 'prepared to begin release of up to half of the girls'

Exclusive: Boko Haram abandons demands for its top commanders to be released in negotiations with the Nigerian government that could see "gradual" release of schoolgirls as early as next week, sources tell Telegraph<p>Boko Haram has dropped demands for the release of top commanders in talks with the</b> …

Lionel Messi Reaches $50 Million-A-Year Deal With Barcelona

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone head-to-head across a broad range of categories in soccer over the past half dozen years. They’ve won the past six Fifa/Balloon d’Or awards given to the world’s best footballer with Messi nabbing four of them. They have the two biggest social media …

I do NOT like sex with old, obese men: the perils of being a stock-shot model

It began on Twitter, of course, as these things do. A user called Craig Nunn (@hrtbps) wrote: "'Why not model for stock images?' they said. 'What could possibly go wrong?' they said." And he enclosed a picture from the agony aunt column in this newspaper, showing a concerned-looking young woman in …

Our most read today - brain scans of porn addicts: what's wrong with this picture? Scan images show that watching online 'adult' sites can alter our grey matter, which may lead to a change in sexual tastes: http://gu.com/p/3j4dg/tw Don McPhee for the Guardian

Over the last 18 months, America's richest have splashed out record sums for coveted homes in the country's most expensive ZIP codes and on the most exclusive streets. Inside the new mega mansions of the #Forbes400 billionaires: http://bit.ly/1bvvyW1

By Their Bootstraps: Billionaires Who Started From Scratch

Howard Schultz grew up in the projects in Brooklyn. John Paul DeJoria sold shampoo while living out of his car. Oprah’s first audience was the congregation at her grandmother’s church in rural Mississippi. Today they are all billionaires, folks with 10-figure fortunes who grew up in the school of …

Meet Gabrielle Turnquest - Britain's youngest barrister in 600 years and at just 18 http://t.gu.com/nPYPe Photograph: Neil Hall/The University of Law

President Obama's disastrous counterterrorism legacy

A president who came into office pledging to take the 'war on terror' out of the shadows plunged it deeper into those shadows<p>When future historians look back on the presidency of Barack Obama, they will conclude that counterterrorism was the policy area with the biggest gap between the hopes of his …

America's Top Colleges 2013

<i>Do college rankings matter? With the price of a four-year education approaching a quarter million dollars, it’s worth paying attention.</i><p>When future historians of U.S. higher education look back to when the ground really began to shake, they may well pinpoint 2013. They’ll see disruption in …

Prometheus unbound

PROMETHEUS, a Titan bound to a rock by Zeus, endured the daily torture of an eagle feasting on his liver, only to have the organ regrow each night. …

Cell Biology

A new ranking says Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea) is the best new university in the world http://bit.ly/1bWS6KR

Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: phloxii/Shutterstock<p>While a series of acronyms dominated the news this week – WWDC, PRISM, E3 – over on GigaOM …

Is the BBC's factual television an insult to the nation? Acerbic art critic Brian Sewell has denounced educational and religious television as disgracefully dumbed-down – particularly on the BBC. TV writer Michael Hogan begs to differ http://bit.ly/11FeJPg Photograph: Basil Pao/BBC/Prominent Productions/Basil

How Frank Ocean, Warren Buffett, And Other Badasses Deal With Soul-Sucking Haters

If jerks are being jerky to you, just “don’t ever forget the reason you started doing what you do.” That and five other smart tips on not letting the steez-challenged mess with your steez.<p>As we in the career hustle know, the moment you start doing awesome work, you become vulnerable to people …