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The Guardian view on Muhammad Ali: a life of bravery

The tributes paid since his death was announced on Saturday have confirmed that for more than half a century Muhammad Ali was many things to many people in many lands. But if there was one quality that ran through his life like an unbroken thread, it was his bravery.<p>Bravery is one of those ancient …

Boxing

How Carleton Watkins’ photographs shaped Yosemite Valley’s future

Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 law to preserve California’s Yosemite Valley may have helped create the National Park Service but it was Carleton Watkins’ striking images that inspired the president to act<p><i>This article originally appeared in</i> <i>Smithsonian magazine</i><p>In June 1864, as Sherman’s armies were moving …

National Parks

Can you solve it? The logic question almost everyone gets wrong

Hello guzzlers,<p>A very, very simple question this week. It will take you no time at all.<p>I’m setting the question because apparently more than 80 per cent of people get it wrong. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to discover if this figure is anywhere near correct - so click on your …

Schadenfreude

Google hooked 14 robot arms together so they can help each other learn

Convolutional neural networks help these machines get an education<p>Researchers at Google are trying to help robots navigate the world as well as humans can, and that means a lot of practice. Research scientist Sergey Levine and his team took fourteen robotic arms, networked them together, and used …

Genovation's Electric Corvette Sets a New Record

The street-legal conversion nears 200 mph – and could go faster<p>On February 23, 2016, Genovation Cars made some noise (figuratively, not literally) when its GXE, an all-electric 2006 Corvette Z06 conversion, set a new record for fastest street-legal electric car at 186.8 mph. Johnny Bohmer, who has …

How to download Android Oreo right now

Don't want to wait for the hot new version of Android on your phone? Read this.<p>Google on Monday announced Android 8.0 will forever be known as Android Oreo, with the update set to arrive "soon" once it cleared carrier testing. There's a quick and easy way to get the update right now, however: the …

René Laennec's stethoscope: a new way of listening to patients?

René Laennec’s stethoscope gave doctors a new way to listen to patients – hearing their bodies, but perhaps not their voices. As Google produces a Doodle celebrating the inventor Vanessa Heggie looks at this crucial change in the relationship between doctors and their patients<p>It’s easy to …

Medical Technology

Facebook addiction ‘activates same part of the brain as cocaine’

Internet addiction activates the same areas of the brain as drugs such as cocaine, but is much easier to quit, a study suggests<p>Endless Facebook feed scrolling affects our brain in a similar way to taking cocaine, new research suggests.<p>Facebook addiction may show up in brain scans of those who can’t …

Social Media

Thousands to be relocated in China to make way for world's largest radio telescope

The Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope or FAST is designed to detect signs of extraterrestrial life.<p>More than 9,000 people in China will be forced to leave their homes to make way for the world's largest radio telescope as part of the country’s ambitious hunt for aliens.<p>Authorities in south-western …

This Video Game Shows What It’s Like to Be a Kid in a War Zone

The opening scene of <i>Duty of Care</i> is just as intense and disturbing as it is intimate and personal. A little girl hides under her bed as bombs explode …

South Sudan

Oh My Vlog! Introducing the vlogger magazine

A magazine dedicated to the vlogging phenomenon has launched.<p>Oh My Vlog! stars the current stars of YouTube - Zoella, her brother Joe Sugg, her …

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News

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More ice mountains in Pluto’s heart

A second range of ice mountains has been found on Pluto, in images from New Horizons.<p>Here’s a new image just released of a second range of ice …

Mysterious Balls of Goo Are Rolling Onto American Beaches

These thumbnail-size animals may look like jellyfish stripped of their tentacles, but they're actually a lot weirder than that.<p>Stranded jellyfish are common sights along beaches around the world. Some places can see up to a billion animals coating the sand. But beachgoers along the U.S. East Coast …

Barack Obama romances Michelle in first images of Southside With You

Before Barack Obama was the President of the United States, he was a regular guy, just ike us. Now, the first images from a movie called Southside …

“Prove 1=2″ and other bizarre questions asked during entrance interviews at India’s elite colleges

With limited seats and intense competition, a few Indian colleges have discovered a quicker way of finding the brightest students—ask them some bizarre questions.<p>A number of colleges have gruelling personal interviews but some prestigious institutes, such as St. Stephen’s College and certain elite …

Tabloid publishes images of future queen giving Nazi salute

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace expressed its disappointment Saturday with a tabloid newspaper for publishing images of a young Queen Elizabeth II …

NASA's New Pluto Images Point To Geologically Active World

Pluto looks to be a far cry from the dead body that many scientists had long presumed. As the New Horizons probe continues to report back from the fringes of the solar system, a word that Mr. Spock might have used sums up the reaction: fascinating.<p>The latest snapshots represent only 1 to 2 percent …

Solar System

California's 'Gone Girl' kidnapping: Harvard-educated lawyer charged over abduction police thought was a hoax

In a twist straight from a Hollywood thriller, the FBI has arrested a suspect after uncovering a mysterious set of clues in a stolen Ford Mustang, according to court documents<p>When a Californian woman claimed to have been kidnapped from her home four months ago, and set free just hours before the …

Crime

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Phones Home After Historic Pluto Flyby

LAUREL, Md. — Signals from a spacecraft 3 billion miles away swept over Earth on Tuesday, confirming that NASA's New Horizons probe survived its history-making Pluto flyby.<p>The radio signals were received by a Deep Space Network antenna in Spain four and a half hours after they were sent out from …

Earth Gets A Close-Up View Of Its Most Distant Neighbors

Early Tuesday morning, NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft will complete the first-ever flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports live from the New Horizons Control center.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>An unmanned NASA space probe is just about an hour away from flying past Pluto. …

New Horizons flyby: share your photos and artwork

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Nasa’s Pluto probe is entering a crucial stage in its flyby phase, with its New Horizons spacecraft expecting to gather pictures and scientific data of the dwarf planet, 5 billion kilometres away, on Tuesday.<p>Pluto: Nasa's New Horizons probe shows dwarf planet bigger …