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Get ready for a crash at the Milky Way’s core

A mysterious gas cloud with three times Earth’s mass is spiraling toward the supermassive black hole at the core of our Milky Way galaxy. Expect to …

Astrophysics

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

Tired of reading about intensely cold temperatures? Here's some news that might help take your mind off this week's deep freeze. It could even give you an excuse to hang around outside Thursday.<p>An intense solar flare is being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission and could force airlines to reroute …

Space Station Will Keep Orbiting Until at Least 2024

Good news, space geeks: The International Space Station (ISS) will keep orbiting Earth for at least another decade.<p>The Obama administration said …

2014 Is the International Year of Crystallography (‘What’s Crystallography?’ You Ask)

There once was a dark and distant time when we only understood molecules as equations of letters and numbers. With the advent of crystallography — …

Your Personality Makes Your Politics

<b>Take our quiz: Can TIME Predict Your Politics</b><p>Fifty years ago, if you knew whether someone was a Republican or a Democrat, you didn’t necessarily know …

Explainer: What Causes Winter Storms?

The storms which have battered the UK over recent weeks can be traced back to a strong front of contrasting temperature between particularly cold air …

Climate Change

Scientists Discover 180 Species of Glowing Fish

Author: Betsy Mason. Betsy Mason Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.09.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>A green biofluorescent chain catshark</i> …

Don't worry, be happy: overcoming worry may be key to mental health

Worry plays a role in causing a wide range of psychological problems. But don't fret – there's a simple, effective treatment<p>Are you weary of "new year, new you" positive thinking exercises? Tired of trying to feel Tiggerish in the cold, dark, midwinter mornings? Why not try this quick experiment to …

CES 2014: A Portable Battery That Can Charge A Phone...And Jump Start A Car

Your new roadtrip companion<p>Amidst the never-ending phone accessories at CES, this one stood out: A portable battery that can charge your phone AND jumpstart your car. The PowerAll is a rechargeable 12000-mAh battery with two USB ports (it holds roughly six charges for a smartphone) and a built-in …

Bon Appétit on Twitter: "5 ways to make awesome homemade pizza http://t.co/OX248Hgf9F http://t.co/7ejaNyriNB"

Replying to @<b>bonappetit</b><p>RT @<b>bonappetit</b>: 5 ways to make awesome homemade pizza http://bonapp.it/Kx5JKv pic.twitter.com/e1qkAJs2ZM [great for a busy …

Spicy Prawns in a Coconut Sauce by Reza Mahammad

Egg & veggie pittas

1 aubergine, cut into thick rounds<p>oh-ber-geen<p>Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…<p>1½ tbsp olive …

Recipes

Double chocolate raspberry brownie recipe

A delicious raw treat, free from refined flour, sugar or dairy from a pair of the world's best healthy food bloggers<p>For a wintry version you could substitute the raspberry-leaf tea with chai tea. We often use herbal teas in place of spices – camomile, peppermint and rosehip add interesting flavours …

Dessert

New Year: 10 most popular diets to follow this January

Need some help shedding those Christmas pounds? Google's recent list of the trendiest diets could inspire you<p>Christmas and New Year are over, and empty boxes of Quality Street have been sadly binned in households across the land. Now is the traditional time for slimming down - but with seemingly …

Nutrition

Peruvian chicken soup recipe

A wholesome bowl of chicken, potatoes and hard-boiled eggs in a herby, chilli-flecked broth.<p><i>Serves six</i><p>2.2kg (5lb) chicken<br>2 leeks, roughly chopped<br>2 sticks celery, roughly chopped<br>2 carrots, roughly chopped<br>1 cube ginger root, 2.5cm (1in) square, peeled and sliced<br>1 head garlic, halved horizontally<br>9 …

Recipes