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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to speak at the Police Athletic League Luncheon on December 22, 2014 in New York City. New York mayor urges city to heal

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged his city to heal and support the families of two police officers that were shot dead on Saturday.

Video

Christmas crackers

The history of Christmas crackers

Christmas crackers are bound to be a feature of Yuletide celebrations this Thursday, but did you know that they actually date back more than 150 years?

Earth

Wild gorilla has 'eureka' moment

Wild gorilla has 'eureka' moment

For the first time, a wild gorilla is seen using a tool to eat food

Capital

Surprising way to get a job?

Surprising way to get a job?

This easy — even enjoyable — step can lead to a new beginning

Autos

Don't call it 'My Little Pony'

Don't call it 'My Little Pony'

Mustang-based Hoonicorn is 2014’s most fascinating racing car

Culture

The 10 greatest Christmas movies

The 10 greatest Christmas movies

It’s a Wonderful Life is not among them

Future

Why we have flatulence on planes

Why we have flatulence on planes

And can airlines ease our discomfort?

Travel

The Cold War's secret, Swedish isle

The Cold War's secret, Swedish isle

An entire world lies beneath the Earth

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Quora Column

Money

Money: The good, the bad and the even better

Is there a downside to being rich? How about an upside to being in debt? Answers to those, plus, high-paying jobs that will surprise you.

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Universe

Why does anything exist at all?

Religion and philosophy have wrestled with the question for thousands of years, but science has had little to say on the subject - until now. Could the cosmos have sprung out of nothing?

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