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Super blue blood moon 2018 - gallery

Many parts of the globe caught a glimpse of the moon as a giant crimson globe, thanks to a rare lunar trifecta that combines a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon. The spectacle, which Nasa has coined a “super blue blood moon,” will grace the pre-dawn skies in the western US as the moon …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Best space photographs of 2015

Astronomy

Vladimir Putin bids for major world role as his forces move into Syria

Last week satellite images revealed Russia’s military expansion in Syria, with deployments of troops, tanks and warplanes. Now western governments are scrambling to respond to the shift in power in the Middle East<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin’s dramatic deployment of soldiers, weapons and …

Middle East

Can $15m worth of toilets finally clean up the Ganges?

More than 60% of the world’s open defecation takes place in India, but a donation from the spiritual leader known as Amma could help revive a flagging campaign<p>A Hindu spiritual leader has donated $15m to build thousands of toilets in villages along the Ganges in an effort to cleanse India’s holy …

India

My New Thoughts on Google Photos After Digging Around for a Week

Last week when Google Photos launched, I quickly tested it out and then wrote a post with my immediate initial reaction to the service. Much of my …

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Critical Thinking

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Japan

Japan

What next for the Large Hadron Collider?

<b>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been restarted after a two-year shutdown.</b><p>Physicists hope it could lead to discoveries that could potentially represent the biggest revolution in physics since Einstein's theories of relativity.<p>Among them is Prof Jordan Nash from Imperial College London, who is …

Physics

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Space Travel

Mount Everest to be cleaned up by Indian army

The clean-up follows reports last month that claimed human waste is turning Everest base camp and its slopes into an “open cesspit” and threatening to spread disease through mountain streams.<p>The scale of the problem is such that Indian army mountaineers are conducting an expedition to bring down …

As Yemen Descends Into Chaos, Key Questions and Answers

Making sense of a growing conflict that involves a bewildering number of players<p>The recent surge of violence in Yemen has spiraled into a crisis that extends far beyond the nation's borders. After Shiite militias swept across the country and forced Yemen's president, a Sunni, into exile, Saudi …

Brain Training And The End Of The Prozac Generation

New technology and an increased focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have led to a greater understanding of the complexity of the brain. Instead of focusing on single chemical neurotransmitters affecting cognition and behavior, mental health research has …

The Brain

Scientists successfully 'delete' HIV virus from human DNA

Current treatments are effective at keeping the disease at bay, but in so doing, patients are subjected to a lifetime of toxic drugs.<p>Fortunately, …

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

Genetics

Skogafoss, Iceland

WinterStar

NASA Spacecraft Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained …

Solar Eclipse 2015: The best photos from around Europe, in pictures - Telegraph

A Satellite Captures Shimmering Auroras Over America

The northern lights look cool enough from below, but what about above?<p>Seen from the ground, the aurora borealis is a mighty sight—like being slapped in the eyes with a writhing rainbow. But glimpsed from space the vision is also top-rate, in this case painting America with ghostly streams of …

Northern Lights

Unbelievably beautiful GIF art by DarkAngelØne

DarkAngelØne. Adapted from the work of Gustavo Scheverin<p>DarkAngelØne creates gorgeous animations from the work of other artists.<p>DarkAngelØne. …

Art

America’s immoral exceptionalism: The lie we keep telling ourselves about foreign policy and democracy

Americans are disgusted with all of these wars, but feel powerless to do anything about it<p>The task of historians in our time is to unbury the buried. For journalists, it is to see that the truth of events is never interred—or at least that enough of it is available for later historians to dig up …

Maybe We Really Are Alone In the Universe

You may as well get a lot friendlier with life on Earth—every microbe and mammal, every bird and bug, and especially every human being. Because when …

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to be unveiled in India on March 23

India is one of the most important markets for Samsung, and it will unveil its next-generation flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 …

Distortions In Indian History

<i>This is the first part of a series on “Distortions in Indian History,” excerpted from Dr. N.S. Rajaram’s book, “Nationalism and Distortions in Indian</i> …

Desperate Indian Parents Scale School Walls In Bihar To Help Students Cheat On Exams

While American parents fret over Common Core standards and the pressure put on students to pass state equivalency exams, parents in Bihar, India, …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Edge of a Volcano

Photographer Denis Budkov has made a series of images of great beauty during an expedition to the volcanic complex Plosky Tolbatchik. Located in the …