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At the heart of a brilliant elliptical galaxy sits one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.
Chile, South America
A team of researchers have concluded that the triangular objects were not weapons, but general purpose tools instead.
As some of the first bands of modern humans moved out of Africa, they met and mated with Neandertals about 100,000 years ago.
A total of 883 galaxies have been identified within 250 million light-years from Earth, a third of which have never been seen before.
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.
The harvestman, a spider relative also known as a daddy longlegs, was encased in amber during the Cretaceous in what is now Myanmar.
Angela Merkel to attend test in which team will heat hydrogen until it becomes plasma in bid for clean nuclear power.
There’s more gamma ray radiation coming from our galaxy’s inner realm than known objects in that region can generate.
China, Kazakhstan, Asia
Though they look nearly identical, according to the fossil record, lacewings emerged about 40 million years before butterflies.
Unusual silica formations spotted by a NASA rover look a lot like structures formed by microbes around geysers on Earth.
Abul Bajandra has been suffering from a rare disease called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which causes wart-like lesions, for 20 years.
The authors of the study say the finding is the earliest scientifically dated evidence of violence between groups of ancient hunter-gatherers.
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.
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.
United Kingdom, Europe
The worms are as large as snakes, and they’re considered the largest earthworms ever found in Britain.
Telescopes on at least two continents are searching for the object, which on average is 20 times farther away than the eighth planet, Neptune.
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.
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.
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.
International tourism grew by 4.4 per cent last year to a record 1.184 billion as calculated by overnight visitors to international destinations.
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.
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.
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 closest potentially habitable planet ever found is just 14 light-years away. That’s 126 trillion kilometres from Earth.
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
Women in Saudi Arabia have cast their first votes in the country's history, in municipal elections.
This law is the first to offer a "combined, coherent policy against food waste".
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.
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.
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.
Egyptian officials now say they are "90% sure" that there is a hidden chamber in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia.
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.
Planet GJ 1132b is just 39 light-years away, within the atmospheric study range of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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.
This 'impressive' anomaly within the Great Pyramid of Egypt could indicate something hidden behind the ancient walls.
Waterlogged cities might seem like stuff of the post-apocalypse, but that post-apocalypse might come as soon as a single generation.