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Off the southeast coast of Sulawesi's sprawling limbs, I experienced a warmth and sense of belonging that I knew I was unlikely to find again on my journey through the South Seas...
In recent weeks there have been an unprecedented number of papers on dark matter in such a short time. They comprise new gravitational lensing experiments that have mapped dark matter on a range of scales.
US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash with his wife, police have said. Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, they said.
Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home. They have genetically modified yeast to perform the complicated chemistry needed to convert sugar to morphine.
It says Annegret Raunigk had three boys and a girl by Caesarean section at a Berlin hospital on Tuesday. They were born prematurely at 26 weeks but have a "good chance of surviving"...
Google's R&D team has looked into making internet-connected toys that control smart home appliances. The firm has published a patent that describes devices that would turn their heads towards users and listen to what they were saying, before sending commands to remote computer servers...
In 1985, one mom bought her son two identical teddy bears – one for him to play with, and one for him to give to his own children when he grows up. Now that he finally gave birth to his first child, his younger brother created a photo comparing the two reunited teddies.
The so-called Egtved Girl was discovered in 1921 in a burial mound in the Jutland Peninsula, along with the cremated bones of a young child. She was estimated to have been between 16 and 18 when she died.
Yet another milestone has fallen behind us. Next stop: $1 million! The $450,000 that we will raise will be used to educate and engage the public about the LightSail project. It’s going to be a BIG stretch, but we can do it!
The body of a New Zealand hiker has been formally identified, more than 40 years after he disappeared. David Erik Moen was 19 when he was caught in an avalanche on the Tasman Glacier, in South Island's Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, in 1973...
. A male given name, shortened from compound names beginning with Thor-/Tor-.
When Penny Lally passes away she is going to be buried between her late husband... and her favourite horse. The 71-year-old will join John Lally and her beloved old pony Super Sam in a picturesque woodland spot in Cornwall, south west England.
All computers produce heat, but computer servers produce a lot of heat - so much that it usually costs a fortune to cool them down. So why isn't this heat used instead to keep homes or offices warm? Actually, "nerd power" is already being tried out...
Ancient Iraq is famous for many global "firsts" - Mesopotamia gave us the first writing, the first city, the first written law code, and the first empire. The people of Iraq are justifiably proud of this ancient heritage and its innovations and impact on the world...
Looting and destruction of artefacts from ancient sites is rampant across Islamic State-controlled areas in Iraq and Syria, and there's little stopping traffickers from selling them to fund the militant group...
The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered, scientists report. They were unearthed from the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, and date to 3.3 million years ago...
Fed up with your current job? Feel you're not properly challenged? Bored of the 9-5 routine? Al-Qaeda has a job application for you...
Osama Bin Laden was a fan of 9/11 conspiracy theories, according to a newly released list of English language books found in his Pakistan hideout. The list was among documents belonging to the former al-Qaeda chief published by the US government this week.
Official claims by North Korea that it has successfully developed the technology to "miniaturise" a nuclear device and, by implication, deploy it on a ballistic missile, have raised international concerns about the growing security threat posed by North Korea to its neighbours...
Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn (£3.6bn) for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market. Four of the banks - JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup and RBS - have agreed to plead guilty to US criminal charges...

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