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Week in pictures: 12 - 18 March 2016

<b>Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.</b><p>Streaks of lightning lit up the sky in Bhopal, India.<p><b>Come back each week to see our selection of the best news photographs.</b>

European Union

Hacking News & Tutorials

By just watch a video or listening to a programming class will not make you professional in programming.

Dawn World Ceres Spot

What's the spot on<p>World Ceres?<p>Can you guess what's creating those unusual bright spots on Ceres? On March 6, NASA's Dawn spacecraft began orbiting …

Nepal's year-round trekking route

Does a low-altitude Himalayan hike that includes gin and tonics and nights in comfortable lodges offer the same rewards as a more challenging journey?<p><i>“Ukaalo</i>, <i>oraalo</i>,” said our guide, Naresh Gurung, describing the three-hour hike we’d just begun toward Three Mountain Lodge in central Nepal. He …

Threading

Two New Species of Peacock Spiders Discovered with Amazingly Striking Patterns

Most people wouldn't think of spiders as beautiful or cute, but there's no other way to describe these cuddly specimens. Nicknamed “Sparklemuffin” and “Skeletorus” for their gorgeous markings, these striking arachnids are are two new species of peacock spiders discovered in southeast Queensland, …

Zoology

The 'Indiana Jones' Film Locations You Can Still Visit Today

<i>By Will Levith, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Here are the 10 most exotic filming locations <i>Indiana Jones</i> movie director Steven Spielberg shot at that you can still visit today.<p>AF archive / Alamy<p>Harrison Ford has portrayed many famous movie characters, but perhaps the most iconic is Indiana Jones. Ford …

H2OMG: this 240mph car is powered only by salt water

Denon's miniature speaker system wants to be your all-in-one PC speaker solution

<b>Woo, speakers.</b> Sarcasm isn't a good look for you. And the tiny insides of Denon's new Ceol Carino desktop speakers promise power, with brains to …

Miniature

Japanese “Vagina Artist” Released From Jail Following Arrest On Obscenity Charges

The Japanese “vagina artist,” Megumi Igarishi, has been freed from police custody after a week in jail following her arrest on obscenity charges.<p>The 42-year-old sculptor and illustrator, also known as Rokudenashiko, which translates to “Good-for-nothing girl,” launched a crowdfunding campaign …

Buckyballs To Issue Refunds For Unsafe Toy Magnets

The maker of Buckyballs and Buckycubes has agreed to issue refunds to customers who return the high-powered desk magnets. In 2012, the Consumer Safety Commission sued to recall the toys from shelves, citing safety concerns.<p>Craig Zucker, founder of the company that manufactures the magnets, sold two …

Here's What Happens When An Amoeba 'Eats' The Brain

Last week, nine-year-old Hally Yust died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba infection while swimming near her family’s home in Kansas.<p>The organism responsible, <i>Naegleria fowleri,</i> dwells in warm freshwater lakes and rivers and usually targets children and young adults. Once in the brain it …

First Look at Lois Lowry's 'The Giver': Trailer Short but So Strong

"From great suffering, great pain, came the solution. Communities, where disorder became harmony." And so begins the first teaser trailer for the …

The new pound coin: national nostalgia booster and crimebuster

It represents “a giant leap into the future,” in the words of George Osborne, “using cutting edge British technology” to “keep several paces ahead of the criminals” and “help to boost public confidence”. A new robot police force, you say? Well no, actually, he was talking about a new pound …

Science Is About to Make Fake Designer Handbags a Thing of the Past

Science and fashion don't always go hand in hand, but sometimes it takes a little bit of lab work to solve a longstanding style problem. Like at Cornell University, where researchers are devoting their energies to solving the age-old knockoff problem—as in trying to find a way to detect counterfeit …

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

Raspberry Pi

Jeremy Deller's visions of England

'Things obsess me," Jeremy Deller says, "but I don't think of myself as obsessive." At 9.30 on the morning before his show opens in the British …