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Largest-ever true-color photo of the night sky

The photographer trekked 60,000 miles (100,000 km) across the western United States and South Africa to create this massive composite image.<p>A …

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Meta Pro promises Tony Stark-style computing with a $3,000 pair of sunglasses

As opposed to the rudimentary capabilities of the current king of wearables, Google Glass, a company called Meta is building a full-fledged augmented reality computing platform into a pair of aviator shades and a pocket computer. The platform aims to provide the kind of user experience heretofore …

Shocking Indian football stadium collapse leaves more than 100 people injured

Stand drops suddenly to the floor as young boy performs football tricks on the pitch<p>More than 100 people are believed to have been injured when an entire football stand collapsed before a football match in India.<p>The shocking incident happened minutes before the start of a match between Saban …

Hubble captures Horsehead nebula in stunning infrared

I just rewatched Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," and I think the soundtrack's opening horn melody would go perfectly with this NASA pic.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the Horsehead Nebula in stunning detail. The nebula, about 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Orion, was …

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Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

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LG's 21.5-inch Chromebase all-in-one puts ChromeOS on the desktop

Besides Samsung's Chromebox series ChromeOS has appeared mostly on laptops, but now LG will put its new Chromebase up against Apple's iMac and Windows-based all-in-one desktop PCs. According to the spec sheet, that 21.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD hides an Intel Celeron CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD …

8 Job Interview Red Flags That You Need To Watch Out For

Is your interviewer late, or asking personal questions? Why can’t anyone describe the job you’re applying for? Yeah, you might want to rethink that offer.<p>Sure, job interviews are nerve-racking–especially if it’s a role you really want.<p>But when you’re in the throes of printing out résumés, …

Cigarettes or war: which is the biggest killer?

Could small paper cylinders filled with tobacco be responsible for more deaths than metal ones filled with bullets? One of our readers, Richard Cooper, wrote to data@theguardian.com asking if it were true.<p>War and disease are two killers infamously difficult to calculate with any precision, but …

A study in New Zealand assessing whether marriage improves if a husband agrees to all his wife’s demands had to be abandoned after the man sank into a deep depression within a fortnight. Full story: http://fw.to/kyIbpeG Photo: Getty Images

New Research Affirms That Milky Way Has Four Spiral Arms

Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K.<p>The findings, published in the <i>Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society</i>, affirm what astronomers surmised in the 1950s but began to doubt in 2008 after seeing …

Finding Beauty In Blotto: Drunken Portraits Of Cardiff After Dark

Maciej Dakowicz’s new photo book casts an intimately voyeuristic eye on the late-night life of hard partiers.<p>For the hard-partying set, the details of the journey between a club’s last call and stumbling to bed is often lost in drink-addled haze. Which is probably for the best. The finely primped …

Heating Water To 600 Degrees Celsius In One Trillionth Of A Second

A new trick of science could trigger some interesting chemical reactions.<p>It may only work on tiny amounts of water, but it should be the fastest transfer of energy to water on Earth. Scientists have figured out how to heat about one billionth of a liter of water 600 degrees Celsius in one …

Travel Photographer of the Year 2013 – in pictures

The annual Travel Photographer of the Year competition has produced another fantastic set of images. Scroll through to see this year's winners, including portraits of an Indian skateboarder and a Japanese snow monkey

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …

Family of British surgeon who died in Syria criticise UK government

The family of a south London doctor who died in a Syrian jail after 13 months in captivity have accused the UK government of not doing enough on his behalf, claiming the Foreign Office failed to distinguish him from Muslim jihadists fighting to bring down the Assad regime.<p>Abbas Khan, 32, from …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Death of a schoolboy: why concussion is rugby union's dirty secret

The house is silent, but the silence speaks. It tells a story. Once, a boy lived here, who was loud. Not like his sister. Their mother seldom knew whether the girl was in or out, but she could always tell when her son was home. She could hear him, even when he was holed up in the front room playing …

U.S., Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last week to avoid a collision with a Chinese navy ship manoeuvring nearby, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement on Friday.<p>The incident on December 5 …

UK owner of crashed helicopter finds fault in other craft

LONDON (Reuters) - A number of helicopters from the same fleet as one that crashed into a Scottish pub last month killing 10 people have a problem with their fuel indicators, their owner Bond Aviation said on Friday.<p>One of the UK air service firm’s EC135 helicopters, leased to the police, hit the …

Who drives the car – him or her?

We were giving a lift to the 12-year-old daughter of an old friend. My husband was in the passenger seat and I, as usual, was at the wheel. The 12 year old seemed genuinely perplexed by what she saw as a risqué reversal of gender roles. "Why isn't <i>he</i> driving?" she asked.<p>It's worth noting that her …

Amazon is employing 15,000 extra staff to cater for Christmas shopping. But a BBC investigation has discovered that staff risk their own physical and mental health in working there. An undercover worker was expected to collect orders every 33 seconds: http://bbc.in/18j1hK2

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

Here's Why Boris Johnson Does Know 'What It's Like To Be Stonkingly Rich' (PICTURES)

Boris Johnson has admitted to wondering what his life would be like if he was "stonkingly rich".<p>Writing in the Telegraph today about how much the …