10 Mind-Blowing Scientific Facts About Black Holes

Black holes are the only objects in the Universe that can trap light by sheer gravitational force. Scientists believe they are formed when the corpse of a massive star collapses in on itself, becoming so dense that it warps the fabric of space and time. And any matter that crosses their event horizons, also known as…

Bride Asks 92-Year-Old WWII Veteran To Be Her ‘Something Blue’

Bride Alison Ferrell had a very special “something blue” at her wedding — her 92-year-old uncle! Bill Lee Eblen, a WWII and Korean War veteran, came down the aisle carrying a sign that read, “I’m her something blue.” IMAGECLAIRITY “It meant everything to me that he was there as my something blue,” Ferrell told PEOPLE….

‘Period Emoji’ Created to Help Women Talk About Menstruation

Half of women aged 18-34 believe a ‘period emoji’ would make it easier for them to talk about their periods with female friends and partners, a survey by girls’ rights charity Plan International UK has found. The poll asked women how comfortable they are talking to different people about their period. It found: Two thirds…

Britain’s great explorations now online

The Royal Geographical Society is releasing the films of the scientific explorations it sponsored in the early 20th Century. The priceless footage, some of which has not been seen for nearly 100 years, is being digitised and put online. The films are also helping scientists today learn more about the impact of climate change. BBC…

Researchers Have Found That Plants Know They Are Being Eaten

Vegetarians and vegans pay heed: New research shows plants know when they’re being eaten. And they don’t like it. That plants possess an intelligence is not new knowledge, but according to Modern Farmer, a new study from the University of Missouri shows plants can sense when they are being eaten and send out defense mechanisms…

Psychologists Explain The Benefits Of Baking For Other People

People who bake use any excuse to heat up their ovens. They bake a cake to crown someone’s birthday, labor over cookies to celebrate a holiday, and whip up brownies because everyone loves chocolate. But it turns out that baking is about more than creating something sweet to eat. Baking, especially when it’s done for others,…

Totti gets the Hero’s exit that he deserves at Roma

“I’d like to think that for you, my career has become a fairytale for you to pass on,” Totti’s letter to fans read Francesco Totti was in tears after a presentation to mark the final appearance of his 25-year Roma career. The 40-year-old forward, who has scored 307 goals in 786 games for his only…