In just a couple of years, the first human head transplant surgery is set to take place; a black hole 12 billion times the size of the sun is making scientists rethink a widely accepted theory; meanwhile, the Iranian version of street artist Banksy delves into “Iran’s turbulent past” with his work. These discoveries and more below.

Scientists Discover Black Hole So Big It Contradicts Growth Theory Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang.

First Human Head Transplant Could Happen in Two Years A radical plan for transplanting a head onto someone else’s body is set to be announced. But is such ethically sensitive surgery even feasible?

Pat Robertson Warns Yoga Will Have You Speaking Hindu Pat Robertson, the notorious and influential television evangelist and founder of the Christian Coalition of America, is not new to the yogaphobic maelstrom that has been brewing for as long as Western Europeans and North Americans have been familiar with yoga.

Tehran’s Answer to Banksy: Medhi Ghadyanloo Hits Britain Flying cars, magic portals, levitating giraffes … street artist Medhi Ghadyanloo’s eye-popping murals make Tehran smile – but his paintings also probe Iran’s turbulent past.

Turkish Versions of ‘The Little Prince’ The copyright in The Little Prince expired in most of the world at the end of last year (it has thirty more years to run in France because Antoine de Saint-Exupéry died in the Second World War, ‘Mort pour la France’).

The New Net-Neutrality Policy, in Three Simple Phrases What America’s historic ruling means in plain English.

Can God Lie? Until the Scientific Revolution, God’s power included a license to deceive. How did science make an honest man of Him?

A Partial Accounting of the Damage Netanyahu Is Doing to Israel The Israeli prime minister seems willing to undermine his country’s relations with the U.S. in order to save his career.

What the Clinton Foundation Is Costing Hillary When Hillary Clinton left the State Department, in 2013, she put her name on the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Israel’s Rabbinic Court System Is Divorced from Reality ‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority.

John Pilger: Rise of Fascism The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness.

The Elastic Brain A child’s brain can master anything from language to music. Can neuroscience extend that genius across the lifespan?

The Ever-Growing World of College Rankings Another day, another college ranking. Or so it seems.

Car-to-Car Communication A simple wireless technology promises to make driving much safer.

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