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Rapper Azealia Banks brought witchcraft back into the mainstream by tweeting ‘I’m really a witch’. But women in the US have been harnessing its power for decades as a ‘spiritual but not religious’ way to express feminist ambitions.
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In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport.
We tend to think of the Middle Ages as grotesque and dreary. However, 13th century elites made use of laughter quite deliberately – and it resounded most loudly when it was at someone else's expense.
This isn't another story about that dress, or at least, not really.
On a cold and snowy day, you may want nothing more than to stay in bed until the weather's a little better.
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Washington DC has become the latest place in the United States to legalise the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
Related: Alaska becomes third US state to legalise recreational marijuana use
It’s official. There are now 1864 adult pandas in the wild, according to an announcement made by China’s State Forestry Administration at a long-awaited press conference in Beijing this morning.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that insects, too, can create false memories. Using a classic Pavlovian experiment, co-authors Kathryn Hunt and Lars Chittka determined that bumblebees sometimes combine the details of past memories to form new ones.
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A couple of weeks from now I will be in hospital undergoing a knee replacement. It will be the most extreme surgery I’ve ever experienced and I’m pretty scared. I’ve been told that I can expect to endure excruciating pain afterwards but I won’t be allowed to lie in bed feeling sorry for myself. In order to ensure a good recovery I have to get up and exercise the new joint numerous times a day. Make no mistake, this is going to hurt.
Related: Will holidays soon be uploaded to our MINDS? Dr Michio Kaku reveals how we could use our brains in the next 50 years
Can we expect a time when aircraft will be directly controlled by the human brain? And what about mind-controlled drones? Imagine that, using an EEG (electroencephalogram) cap tracking neural activity, a man flies a drone with his brain.
Related: Volvo to test autonomous cars with ordinary drivers on public roads by 2017
A trio of astrophysicists has found that differences between observational data and solutions brought about through mathematics regarding the mechanism involved in heat transfer from the suns center to its outer parts, can be resolved by plugging dark matter into equations.
Related: Elusive 'Dark Photons' Still Lurking in the Shadows
Given the recent discovery of thousands of exoplanets—many of them in the so-called habitable zone of their host star, where liquid water is stable on the planet’s surface—the paradigm has shifted to the point where scientists now believe there are a lot of Earth-like planets in our galaxy. By far, the largest number of known exoplanets orbit dM-stars, or red dwarfs. That’s no coincidence, because 80 percent of the stars in our galaxy are thought to be dM-stars, which have less than half the mass of our Sun.
Planets spinning on their sides were long thought to have climates too extreme for life as we know it on Earth, but now, scientists have found that some of these "rotisserie" worlds might be more hospitable.
A quasar is what you get when a supermassive black hole is actively feeding on material at the core of a galaxy. The region around the black hole gets really hot and blasts out radiation that we can see billions of light-years away.
Related: Scientists shocked by far-out star clusters on fringes of Milky Way
New observations of a star-forming nebula have revealed four stellar embryos, providing clues as to how multiple star systems evolve.
The planet Mars has been associated with its namesake god of war for millennia, but its own past may have been more violent than was previously imagined. A new study suggests that Mars was once hit by an asteroid so large that it melted nearly half of the planet’s surface.
The tunable laser spectrometer in the SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument of the Curiosity robot has unequivocally detected an episodic increase in the concentration of methane in Mars' atmosphere after an exhaustive analysis of data obtained during 605 soles or Martian days.
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