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Tau Ceti may be home to Earth-like world

Our nearest single-star neighbour could be a promising place to look for a habitable planet like Earth. The Tau Ceti system is only 12 light years awa…

WW1 Christmas match detailed in letter

A letter has been discovered that describes the famous truce that took place in the trenches in 1914. The letter was written by Staff sergeant Clement…

11 Amazing Letters from Nobel Laureates

1. “Nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses.” Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous scientist of all time, and father of the world’s most famous equation. For his work in theoreticel physics (“especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect,” according to the committee), Einstein received the 1921 Nobel [...]

Scottish Village Gets a “Sister City” -on Mars

Many cities and towns around the world have a link to another city or town far away, for friendship and cultural exchanges. The village of Glenelg, on the western coast of Scotland, has announced it will “twin” with another place with the same name. Glenelg, Mars, is the designated name of the spot that the [...]

The Batcave Movie Theater

This is the best place to watch all the old Batman movies while you wait for the Dark Knight Rises to to come out on DVD. The best thing is that it actually looks like something Bruce Wayne would have. Link Via i09

Man Shoves Firecracker up His Bottom at Darwin Party

What? No, the party took place in Darwin, Austraila. It wasn’t a Darwin Award-themed party. Although Alex Bowden, pictured above, did his best to win one: The drunken antics unfolded during a party at a house on Rossiter St, Rapid Creek. Mr Bowden, a fitter and turner, could not be reached for comment yesterday. From his hospital bed [...]

17 Fictional TV Towns with Personality

Some fictional places in which TV shows are set are highlighted to make us want to go there, sometimes just for a look, sometimes it’s a place we’d like to live. If the locale ever changed, you’d feel like a character died or something. Think of Springfield in The Simpsons, Hooterville, or Twin Peaks. Read [...]

eBay Bans the Sale of Magic Items, NeatoShop Still Wizard-Friendly

Do you need a magical potion or spell? eBay is not the place for you. Starting this Fall, it’s banning the sale of magic items: The following items are also being added to the prohibited items list: advice; spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; magic; prayers; blessing services; magic potions; healing sessions; work from home businesses & information; [...]

Expedition to explore real treasure island

Shaun Whitehead and his team hope to uncover the resting place of the long lost ‘Treasure of Lima’. The treasure is thought to consist of a vast fortu…

Delightfully Retro Star Wars Posters

Remember, Star Wars did take place a long, long time ago, so really it only makes sense that their recruitment posters would look vintage to us. Cat Staggs aka Gattadonna on DeviantArt, made this series as part of a Star Wars Celebration art show in Orlando schedule to start next month. Link Via BoingBoing