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World
At the heart of a brilliant elliptical galaxy sits one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.
National Geographic
 | Space
February 18, 2016
Chile, South America
A team of researchers have concluded that the triangular objects were not weapons, but general purpose tools instead.
New Historian
 | Archaeology
February 17, 2016
World
As some of the first bands of modern humans moved out of Africa, they met and mated with Neandertals about 100,000 years ago.
Science Mag
 | Archaeology
February 17, 2016
World
One hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, scientists have finally spotted these elusive ripples in space-time.
Nature
 | Science
February 11, 2016
World
A total of 883 galaxies have been identified within 250 million light-years from Earth, a third of which have never been seen before.
Discovery
 | Space
February 09, 2016
World
People who like freezing and spending lots of money will soon be able go on vacation with both polar bears and penguins, no zoo or Coca-Cola commercial required.
Mashable
 | Travel
February 04, 2016
Burma, Asia
The harvestman, a spider relative also known as a daddy longlegs, was encased in amber during the Cretaceous in what is now Myanmar.
Live Science
 | Archaeology
February 03, 2016
Germany, Europe
Angela Merkel to attend test in which team will heat hydrogen until it becomes plasma in bid for clean nuclear power.
The Guardian
 | Science
February 03, 2016
World
There’s more gamma ray radiation coming from our galaxy’s inner realm than known objects in that region can generate.
Science Mag
 | Space
February 03, 2016
China, Kazakhstan, Asia
Though they look nearly identical, according to the fossil record, lacewings emerged about 40 million years before butterflies.
Motherboard
 | Archaeology
February 03, 2016
World
Unusual silica formations spotted by a NASA rover look a lot like structures formed by microbes around geysers on Earth.
Smithsonian
 | Space
February 01, 2016
Bangladesh, Asia
Abul Bajandra has been suffering from a rare disease called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which causes wart-like lesions, for 20 years.
CNN
 | Stories
February 01, 2016
World
If you needed further signs that humans are likely warming the planet, you just got it.
Engadget
 | Environment
January 21, 2016
Kenya, Africa
The authors of the study say the finding is the earliest scientifically dated evidence of violence between groups of ancient hunter-gatherers.
The Verge
 | Archaeology
January 21, 2016
North Korea, Asia
According to state-run newspaper Pyongyang Times, this "suave" liquor is made from ginseng extract, and uses glutinous rice instead of sugar.
CNN
 | Stories
January 21, 2016
World
The chances of disaster on planet Earth will rise to a near certainty in the next one to ten thousand years, but it will take more than a century to set up colonies in space where human beings could live on among the stars.
The Guardian
 | Society
January 21, 2016
United Kingdom, Europe
The worms are as large as snakes, and they’re considered the largest earthworms ever found in Britain.
Epoch Times
 | Science
January 21, 2016
World
Telescopes on at least two continents are searching for the object, which on average is 20 times farther away than the eighth planet, Neptune.
Washington Post
 | Space
January 21, 2016
Egypt, Africa
For the past three months a team of researchers from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan have been scanning four pyramids with thermal cameras to see if they contain unknown structures or cavities.
MSN
 | Archaeology
January 19, 2016
World
According to new research, a third of that heat - and rising - is finding its way into the deep ocean below 700m, temporarily slowing warming at Earth’s surface.
EcoWatch
 | Environment
January 19, 2016
Taiwan, Asia
Budai township in the south-west of Taiwan is attempting to attract more tourists by building a church that looks like a giant high-heeled shoe that is made entirely out of metal and blue-tinted glass tiles.
Citizen Digital
 | Travel
January 19, 2016
World
The Fourth Industrial Revolution, combined with other socio-economic and demographic changes, will transform labour markets in the next five years, leading to a net loss of over 5 million jobs in 15 major developed and emerging economies.
World Economic Forum
 | Society
January 19, 2016
World
International tourism grew by 4.4 per cent last year to a record 1.184 billion as calculated by overnight visitors to international destinations.
UN News Centre
 | Travel
January 19, 2016
Denmark, Europe
Windy year helps Denmark to produce 42% of its electricity from wind turbines, despite two major windfarms being offline.
The Guardian
 | Innovation
January 18, 2016
Argentina, South America
Football-mad Argentina has hosted a novel tournament that featured plenty of footballs but no goals as such: the second-ever FootGolf World Cup.
Yahoo! Sports
 | Society
January 11, 2016
World
The new study provides one of the strongest cases yet that from the amount of concrete mankind uses in building to the amount of plastic rubbish dumped in the oceans, Earth has entered a new geological epoch.
The Guardian
 | Environment
January 09, 2016
United States, North America
This return-to-flight mission has made history — no one else has ever landed a rocket that has gone as deep into space as the Falcon 9.
The Verge
 | Space
December 22, 2015
Australia, Oceania
The closest potentially habitable planet ever found is just 14 light-years away. That’s 126 trillion kilometres from Earth.
Science Alert
 | Space
December 19, 2015
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
Women in Saudi Arabia have cast their first votes in the country's history, in municipal elections.
BBC
 | Society
December 13, 2015
World
Agreement criticized for imposing no sanctions on countries that fail to reduce emissions.
CBC
 | Environment
December 12, 2015
World
Two controversial new studies suggest the discovery of large objects at the outer reaches of the solar system.
Scientific American
 | Science
December 11, 2015
France, Europe
This law is the first to offer a "combined, coherent policy against food waste".
Telegraph
 | Environment
December 10, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Evidence that bluestones were quarried in Wales 500 years before they were put up in Wiltshire prompts theory that Stonehenge is 'second-hand monument'.
The Guardian
 | Archaeology
December 07, 2015
Uruguay, South America
In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success.
The Guardian
 | Environment
December 03, 2015
United States, North America
It's called Q-carbon. Researchers also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.
Phys
 | Science
December 02, 2015
World
Changes to weather, agriculture, and health disproportionately affect poorer countries.
National Geographic
 | Environment
December 01, 2015
World
Lowering the cost of clean energy to make it competitive with fossil fuels is the best way to get poor countries to make the switch without sacrificing economic growth, Gates said.
CNN
 | Environment
November 30, 2015
Egypt, Africa
Egyptian officials now say they are "90% sure" that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
BBC
 | Archaeology
November 28, 2015
Estonia, Europe
The Li-Fi technology used by an Estonian startup called Velmenni in the pilots is able to send data at up to 1GBps - more than 100-times faster than current Wi-Fi technologies.
Ibtimes
 | Innovation
November 26, 2015
World
These microscopic eight-legged creatures are best known for being almost indestructible, now scientists found out that their genome contains an unprecedented proportion of foreign DNA.
Motherboard
 | Science
November 24, 2015
Norway, Europe
Not only did the researchers date the forest as one of Earth's oldest, but they also suggest it may have contributed to a dramatic drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels traced to that time in our planet's distant past.
Yahoo
 | Archaeology
November 22, 2015
World
Imagine if you could unspool a diamond like a ball of yarn, pulling out microscopic threads of the hardest substances on Earth and 20,000 times thinner than a strand of hair.
Motherboard
 | Science
November 19, 2015
Russia, Europe
A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia.
National Geographic
 | Archaeology
November 17, 2015
China, Asia
Archaeologists in China have made a unique discovery in a cemetery dating to (221 – 206 BC) - two bronze lamps that could 'swallow' smoke. Historians are hailing the discovery as the world's first known 'eco-friendly' lamps.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
November 16, 2015
World
Bumblebees, it turns out, are the perfect ideal for connected vehicles - they are social, exchanging information with one another, but then they act on that information independently, with their own goals.
Motherboard
 | Science
November 15, 2015
World
Traces of beeswax were found trapped in the clay fabric of cooking vessels dating from between 9,000 and 4,000 years ago.
Discovery
 | Archaeology
November 13, 2015
World
Planet GJ 1132b is just 39 light-years away, within the atmospheric study range of the Hubble Space Telescope.
NBC
 | Space
November 12, 2015
Canada, North America
The researchers have unlocked a non-invasive way to deliver medication deep into the brain, opening the door to better treatments for brain tumours, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and more.
CTV
 | Science
November 11, 2015
Egypt, Africa
This 'impressive' anomaly within the Great Pyramid of Egypt could indicate something hidden behind the ancient walls.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
November 10, 2015
World
Waterlogged cities might seem like stuff of the post-apocalypse, but that post-apocalypse might come as soon as a single generation.
Motherboard
 | Environment
November 09, 2015

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