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Azerbaijan announces an end to fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan said on Sunday (April 3) it would end fighting with Armenian-backed troops over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region after two days of clashes which have killed dozens.<p>“Having taken into account …appeals from international organisations, Azerbaijan has decided to unilaterally cease …

Proof of Einstein's theory of ripples arrives in a chirp

Stephen Hawking says detection of gravitational waves has potential to 'revolutionise astronomy'<p>More than one billion years ago a colossal storm raged in the universe as two huge black holes collided and merged.<p>The impact was so powerful that it shook not only space but also time, sending a ripple …

4 Home Decor Trends To Try This Season

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>As winter comes to an end, it's time to ditch your outdated decor and give your home a refresh. From switching out those old curtains to swapping out pillows, there are plenty of ways to update your home, but how do you know which decor styles are …

Two-week traveller: choose your Central Asia adventure

Once the realm of Silk Road merchants and Great Game spies, the Heavenly Mountains and Black Sand deserts of the 'Stans, as the five countries of Central Asia are affectionately known, have historically been the stuff of epic overland trips taking many months and much bureaucracy.<p>With the region’s …

Pluto probe gets new assignment

<b>(CNN) —</b> Where do you go after Pluto? To PT1 of course!<p>NASA has picked the next target for New Horizons, the piano-sized spacecraft that took those amazing photos of Pluto in July when it became the first probe to fly by.<p>Mission scientists want New Horizons to chase down and study a small object …

Solar System

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Posters by Alex Lorenzo

Selected posters by graphic designer Alex Lorenzo.<p>Alex Lorenzo is a Spanish graphic designer who currently lives and works in London, UK. Through a …

Nazi-looted painting sells for £1.9 million at Sotheby's

Max Liebermann's Two Riders on a Beach - one of the more than 1,200 works of art found in the Munich apartment of German recluse Cornelius Gurlitt – smashes expectations at London sale<p>A Nazi-looted painting that was hidden for decades smashed expectations at a rare sale in London on Wednesday as …

Art

Russia might have hacked the White House

Russia's military overtures haven't been limited to its recent arctic war games. Cyber operatives reportedly working for Russia have already compromised an unsecured State Department computer system. Now US officials have admitted that the White House's network has been hit as well. While the …

Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks

Number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million against 1.269m registered deaths in its population<p>Japan’s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country’s population, official …

Geography

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Kitchens

Tutorial: How to Batch Process Your RAW Time-Lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography seems pretty straightforward, right? You just capture a stream of images over a designated time frame and put them together in …

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350 (without a …

BEFORE & AFTER: From Cookie-Cutter To Personality-Packed

A peek at one of our favorite makeovers from this week's American Dream Builders.<p>On Sunday night's episode of Nate Berkus's new show, <i>American Dream Builders</i>, we were introduced to a pair of Mid-Century Modern homes in Palm Spring that got full overhauls thanks to the two competing teams. In a …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Photography

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

Landscape Photography