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Russell Brand on Margaret Thatcher: 'I always felt sorry for her children'

The actor and comedian recalls a bizarre recent encounter with the Iron Lady, and how it prompted him to think about growing up under the most unlikely matriarch-figure imaginable<p>One Sunday recently while staying in London, I took a stroll in the gardens of Temple, the insular clod of quads and …

The Universe in pictures: The best space photos of 2013.

Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of <i>Death from the Skies!</i> Follow him …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2013.</b><p><b>1. It would have</b> taken 2.5 million seagulls to lift James's giant peach into the air, not …

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The Most Cringeworthy Autocorrects Of December 2013 (NSFW)

Well, December was a doozy.<p>Check out some of the best/worst Autocorrect FAILs of the month, courtesy of Damn You Autocorrect, below.

The Most Amazing Dog Stories Of 2013 In Pictures (And GIFs)

Wow. So many dog stories happened in 2013 that it's hard to pick a favorite. Here are some that left us howling for more.<p><b>Correction</b>: <i>A previous version of this article misidentified the creator of the Sesame Street dog grooming design. It was designed by Cat Opson, not Sue Eld-Weaver.</i>

The Hottest Surfers Of 2013

From world records to posterior pictures to inspiring stories of love and age, it was a big year in surfing. Below, the 7 biggest, hottest, most news-worthy surfers of 2013.<p><b>1. Alana Blanchard</b><p>Sports Illustrated named her in its Top 25 Under 25 list for "athletic performers," and it's no surprise …

10 Science Stories That Changed The Way We Look At The World Around Us In 2013 (PHOTOS)

Looking for a recap of the top science news stories of 2013? You'll find <i>lots</i> of options out there, including this top 10 list and this top 25.<p>But if you want to know which science-themed news stories were <i>your</i> favorites this year--that is, the most-read news stories on HuffPost Science--this is the …

In pictures: Best space images of 2013

We look back at some of the best pictures snapped by robotic space explorers and astronauts during 2013.


The very best (new) apps of 2013

Grab these awesome downloads for your favorite smartphone or tablet<p>Whether you're a longtime smartphone or tablet owner or unwrapping your very first one over the holidays, there are many thousands of new applications ("apps") for your device.<p>In fact, therein lies the problem: with more than a …

These 10 Countries Are The Most Prosperous In The World, And They Don’t Include The U.S.

Will we be left out of the “new economic world order”?<p>If you were to look at one measure of a country’s economic health, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) alone leaves out plenty of the factors that make a country a pleasant–or prosperous–place to live. That’s why, in the depths of a global recession …


The US needs to retire daylight savings and just have two time zones—one hour apart

Daylight saving time in the US ends Sunday, part of the an annual ritual where Americans (who don’t live in Arizona or Hawaii) and residents of 78 other countries including Canada (but not Saskatchewan), most of Europe, Australia and New Zealand turn their clocks back one hour. It’s a controversial …

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Croatians get rare glimpse of An-225, world's biggest plane

In Croatia, thousands of plane spotters have turned out at Zagreb airport to see the Antonov AN-225, the world’s biggest ever produced airplane. The giant Ukrainian built aircraft is now heading for Asia.

Why Leaves Change Color

Charles Rennie Mackintosh observed that, “Art is the flower, Life is the Green Leaf,” but I would very humbly add that after the green leaf dies, all those red, orange, and yellow leaves become nature’s most magnificent work of art.<p>For the past two weeks I’ve enjoyed autumn’s splendor, from the …

30 years of space shuttle missions: A salute in images

The shuttle era is over, but graphic artist Luke Wesley Price is determined to keep the memory from fading. A new photography book, written and designed by Price, collects some of "the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring NASA images from the space shuttle’s 30-year service history."<p>"Space Shuttle: …

Airing News - Airing news... the meaning of life

Coffee is one of the best drinks of many people. From a research it’s found that regular 7 million cup of tea consumed regularly in this world. When …

WATCH: Tesla Model S test drive in London: 'the opposite of every electric car stereotype' – video Environment web editor Adam Vaughan roadtests the Tesla Model S around London, one of the most environmentally friendly cars on the road and marketed as a genuine alternative to a combustion engine. He's joined by Martin Love, the Observer's motoring editor, who looks at how it measures up to other performance cars but finds its appearance 'underwhelming'

18 ways to save money in an hour When the clocks go back this weekend, you can get an extra hour's sleep. Or you could use the bonus 60 minutes to boost your bank balance. Joanne O'Connell makes some suggestions for ways to save and make money in an hour. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters