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How 1.7 Billion Stars Were Mapped With Dazzling 3-D Precision

The ESA's Gaia satellite is helping astronomers understand the origins of our galaxy, one star at a time.<p>More than a billion twinkling stars, drifting lazily across the sky as both Earth and our home galaxy revolve, have been mapped in 3-D by the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite. On …

Universe

Union Budget 2018: Full text of Arun Jaitley’s budget speech

Finance minister Arun Jaitley presenting the Union Budget 2018 in Parliament on Thursday. Photo: PTI<p>Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented Union …

Brexit deal agreement in full: Read the report published after phase one of talks

Negotiators from the European Union and UK Government have made a breakthrough in Brexit talks.<p>A joint report setting out progress during phase one of the divorce deal has been published. Here is the 7,200-word document in full:<p>Joint report from EU and UK Brexit negotiators<p>This report, presented …

List Of Every Public Figure To Be Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Since Harvey Weinstein

In the middle of October 2017, allegations of sexual misconduct came out against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and they really haven’t stopped …

Harvey Weinstein

Are sugar alternatives really any healthier than the white stuff?

Sugar gets a bad rap – and I say that as someone who has lived a low-sugar life for the past five years. Not because eating too much sweet stuff isn’t bad for you: it is. In fact, a high-sugar diet can have devastating consequences on a person’s health over time. But a bad rap because, over the …

Nutrition

Woody Harrelson's Dinner Date With Donald Trump Did Not Go Well

“I had to walk out halfway through to smoke a joint just to like steel myself from the rest of it."<p>Actor Woody Harrelson has recalled the “brutal” meal he once had with President Donald Trump.<p>On Friday’s broadcast of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the star of the upcoming Lyndon B. Johnson biopic …

Donald Trump

The 10 Coolest Monologues In Movie History

A perfectly-delivered monologue is all-too rare in of our day-to-day lives, but film is a whole different matter - a polished, scripted fantasy land …

Former Disney Chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg shares email he sent to Harvey Weinstein

Former chairman of Walt Disney Studios Jeffrey Katzenberg has published an email sent to Harvey Weinstein in the wake of sexual abuse allegations …

5 ways to sleep like a Swede for a better quality slumber

Get a better night's sleep by embracing the lagom lifestyle<p>When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, Swedes have got the right idea.<p>By embracing …

How To Recalibrate Your Breathing To Combat Injury

In 2016 musculoskeletal problems accounted for 30.8 million sick days in the UK, at a cost of £7.4bn to the economy. Back and knee injuries, we're …

Health

Your Autumn Detox Plan: 7 Small Changes That Make a BIG Difference

Attempting Sober October? Us too. But if we're really going to go through with this and go an entire month without a single glass of wine, we might …

12 fan-favorite shows Netflix has revived or rebooted, ranked from worst to best

As the company has leaned into making its own shows, a big piece of its strategy has been reviving fan favorites like "Full House," "Arrested Development," and "Gilmore Girls." Most recently, the service brought back the reality series "Queer Eye."<p>Given Netflix's love of data, this commitment to …

Jason Momoa Had The Greatest Reaction To The Latest "Game Of Thrones" Episode

Long live Khal Drogo!

TV Series

Game of Thrones plot holes – the biggest inconsistencies in the Seven Kingdoms

Much as we love <i>Game of Thrones,</i> even a world populated by magicians, monsters and dragons has to have some internal consistency. It's left us …

TV Series

These are best sci-fi movies you should be watching

Great sci-fi movies deal with the future, big ideas and (quite frequently) how something in space will try and kill you.<p>We'll leave the arguments …

Science Fiction

One of the last Blockbuster stores in the world has a hilarious Twitter account

Despite what you may believe, Blockbuster is alive and well. Okay, maybe not well, but alive and possessing a funny Twitter account.<p>The video store …

This Chicken Enchilada Dip Will Steal the Show at Your Next Party

When Cinco de Mayo and National Enchilada Day join forces, delicious things happen. Even if you're not celebrating either holiday, this enchilada dip …

Cooking

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

Elizabeth Blackburn on the telomere effect: ‘It’s about keeping healthier for longer’

<b>You won your Nobel prize for medicine for your discoveries concerning telomeres, found at the ends of chromosomes. What are telomeres and what happens to them as we age?</b><br>If you think of your chromosomes – which carry your genetic material – as shoelaces, telomeres are the little protective tips at …

Telomere

The new Vertu Constellation phone is made for the super-rich

If you are at all familiar with Vertu, you know the UK-based company crafts mobile devices with high-end materials that also give the phones a high-end price tag. Today, the company unveiled its latest phone, the Vertu Constellation, and as usual it looks like it’s going to be made for those of us …

Mobile Technology

Editorial: We Are One With The Force: Learning To Love The Entire Star Wars Saga or How Fans Are Destroying The Fun

I'm a classic. But I'm <br>not perfect either. <br>Will you just love me as I am?<p><i>There's been an awakening</i>. <i></i><i>Star Wars</i> woke up from a dead sleep and fans are …

Star Wars

Will 2017 Be Marvel's Best Year Yet?

Can Star-Lord, Spider-Man, Thor and Hulk top the ground the Marvel Cinematic Universe broke with 2014's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Winter …

27 Movies to Look Forward to in 2017

There will be sequels, superheroes, and Star Wars, but there’s plenty more on the horizon, too.<p>Another year, another spell of films to anticipate, delight in, and dread. There will be sequels, superheroes, and <i>Star Wars</i>, of course, but there’s plenty else on offer from Hollywood this year—and …

Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …

The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

The 9 Most Anticipated Fantasy Books of 2017

From old favorites like V.E. Schwab to debut authors like Vic James, here's the year in fantasy.<p>As 2017 approaches, the real world has become a …

10 Must-Read Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2016

While 2016 saw its share of chaos, it also produced some outstanding brain science and psych research. This list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (and it’s not in any particular order), but is rather a curation of great studies covered here at <i>Neuropsyched</i>. It’s also a preview of things to come in the …

The Brain

MIT’s self-folding origami technology could change how we design everything from airbags to wearables

Think “inflatables”—balloons, airbags, or pool rafts probably come to mind. The list might get a bit longer.<p>Researchers at MIT’s Tangible Media Group have developed a self-folding, origami-like technology called aeroMorph. The new type of inflatable could open the door to all sorts of …

Robotics

Here are the TV shows premiering in 2017 we’re most excited for

It’s a big year for superheroes on television<p>This year, there were 455 scripted shows on television. Next year, that number is expected to jump past 500, making it the biggest year in TV history. With so many new options — and old favorites — it’s become more important than ever to find the shows …