Thursday, September 8, 2016

Asteroid probe begins seven-year quest

Nasa launches its Osirex-Rex probe, which will try to grab a sample of rock from an asteroid and return it to Earth.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Margot Robbie fills Jimmy Fallon in on her artsy secret talent

It turns out more than a few people can say they've been tattooed by Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie revealed her penchant for amateur tattooing on Friday's Tonight Show. It's a hobby that began when she purchased a tattoo gun on eBay. (Yes, that's a thing you can do.)

Now, she practices on her friends, including Cara Delevingne. She even asked a few pals to let her tattoo them in lieu of a birthday gift.

Gotta be honest: her "girl holding a balloon" is pretty cute. 

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

A tourist's glimpse of Pyongyang: 'Everything was spotless'

"When the plane landed, nobody moved. Everyone was quiet. It was the first sign to me that we were really in North Korea."

Auke Boersma is a Dutch advertising executive who recently travelled to North Korea's capital of Pyongyang as a tourist. Like many who sign up for the annual Pyongyang marathon, it's a chance to see the much-discussed, mostly secretive nation that occupies headlines but rarely offers the outside world a peek inside.

Boersma, who works for Light Reaction in Singapore, told Mashable he was keen to go because he wanted to see how accurately the hermit kingdom is portrayed in outside media. Read more...

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Drone footage reveals full extent of Japan earthquake damage


The 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan has been followed by dangerous aftershocks, and now the death toll in the region resulting from the quake is up to 41, according to the Asahi Shimbun

And while a number of photos have emerged showing the terrible damage suffered in the country's southern region, we only now have drone footage that delivers an even better picture detailing the extent of the damage

Posted by Kyodo News, the drone footage reveals a mostly serene, sunny city setting peppered with collapsed buildings and large swaths of debris. Some of the latest reports claim that up to 860 people were injured and a large number of residents have been evacuated from the area. Read more...

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Coachella weekend 1 in photos: Here's what you're missing


INDIO, California - It's only been 24 hours, and Coachella 2016 has already featured a Seal cameo, a surprise appearance from Kanye West and, yes, celebrity sightings galore. 

Again, that was all during day 1. We've still got two days to go, with performances by the likes of Guns N' Roses, Run the Jewels and Calvin Harris coming - so there's no telling who will pop up next. 

Mashable will be bringing you all the updates from the desert. Jealous? If not, these photos may make you.

Kanye West shows up during A$AP Rocky's set.

Image: GeTTY IMAGES

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Indonesia sees 'magical' solar eclipse

Millions of people across Indonesia and the Pacific have experienced a total solar eclipse, with parts of the region falling into complete darkness.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Carbon emissions 'postpone ice age'

The next ice age may have been delayed by more than 50,000 years because of the greenhouse gases put in the atmosphere by humans, scientists in Germany say.