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Teenager creates website allowing motorists to fight parking tickets in just minutes

A teenager has created an innovative way for motorists to fight parking tickets in seconds.<p>Joshua Browder, 18, from North London, created the website …

How To: Turn Off Your iPhone with a Broken Power Button

As one of only three hardware buttons on an iPhone, the Sleep/Wake button gets a lot of use day in and day out. If you've had your iPhone for a …

These earthquake-proof beds are the stuff of nightmares

<b>Chinese inventor Wang Wenxi's earthquake-proof beds have garnered attention after a bizarre video of just how they work surfaced on YouTube.</b><p>While …

Earthquakes

Iran complains to Nigeria over 'massacre' of sect loyal to Ayotollah Khomeini

US embassy also calls for inquiry amid claims that up to 1,000 may have died<p>Iran has complained to Nigeria over an army raid on the headquarters of a militant pro-Iranian cleric in which hundreds of people are now feared to have died.<p>The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has demanded an …

Aperture

Seemingly one of the trickiest aspects of photography to get your head around is the aperture of your camera’s lens. Be it a highly expensive pro …

How to Get Some Rest When Stress Is Keeping You Up at Night

It’s the middle of the night and you know you should be sleeping, but you can’t. Something is keeping you up: Maybe a coworker tried to throw you …

What Makes Sleep Paralysis Scary

Imagine waking up to find you can't move a muscle. It's dark, but you're sure you feel a presence in the room, hovering near your bed — or perhaps …

These are the most powerful passports in the world

The most powerful passports in the world have been revealed as those issued by the United Kingdom and the United States - which both give holders …

South Sudan

'Roof of the world' cries for climate action

As world leaders push for a climate change deal in Paris, Tibet, commonly known as "the roof of the world", is facing a severe environmental crisis as many of its glaciers melt rapidly because of rising temperatures, Tibetan activists say.<p>"We are asking the world, UN and international leaders and …

The history of Hanukkah: How the 'miracle of the oil' sparked the Jewish Festival of Lights

Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights, see Jews around the world light one candle on a nine-branched menorah - or 'hanukiah candelabrum' - each day.<p>The holiday begins on the 25th day of Kislev, which is the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew …

This simple new trick can make any iPhone run faster INSTANTLY

An Apple fan has outsmarted even the geniuses on the Genius Bar – with a trick which speeds up any iPhone without resetting it.<p>Unlock your device, so …

Genius

100 years on, is this Einstein’s greatest gift to human understanding? | Paul Davies

The detection of gravitational waves will open up a new spectrum of the universe – finally demonstrating a theory presented a century ago<p>History may judge 2015 as the year when mankind opened up a completely new window on the universe, exactly a century after Albert Einstein laid the scientific …

Albert Einstein

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How far is Saudi Arabia complicit in the Isis takeover of much of northern Iraq, and is it stoking an escalating Sunni-Shia conflict across the …

Middle East

What Happened Before That Breathtaking Wildlife Photograph – Unbelievable Behind The Scenes

Behind every beautiful breathtaking photograph there is a lot of pain encountered by the photographer. Be it luck or vivid passion these behind the …

Pediatrician Dr Bob shows how to calm a crying baby in seconds

Pediatrician Robert Hamilton (or Dr Bob to his friends) has been caring for newborns for over 30 years.<p>So, if anyone knows how to deal with a crying …

Santa Monica

The vicious schism between Sunni and Shia has been poisoning Islam for 1,400 years - and it's getting worse

The war in Syria began much earlier than is generally recognised. The conflict actually began in the year 632 with the death of the Prophet Mohamed. …

Middle East

Did you know you can fix a dented car using only hot water?

<b>Dented your car and worried about having to fork out a ton of money to get it fixed at your local garage? Well, worry no more.</b><p>We may have found a …

Cleaning

Why staring at screens is making us feel sick

We can watch HD films on the train and play games in VR headsets but there’s a hitch – motion sickness<p>When we come to define the overarching feeling of the early part of the 21st century, it may come down to one word: queasiness. Some of the most exciting advances in technology – virtual reality, …

How to Change How Siri Pronounces Words on Your iPhone

If you’re like me, constantly texting into your phone simply doesn’t cut it. It wastes valuable time, and, let’s be honest, I feel like I’m already …

Top 20 misconceptions people believe are true

From childhood we have been told that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain, we can’t have sweets because they will make us hyperactive and we should …

‘Terrorism has no religion’: People urged to stand together following Paris attacks

I'm out. #TerrorismHasNoReligion #TerrorismMustFall ✌🏼️ pic.twitter.com/1VcmBAeH24<p>— Draco Malfoy (@ShakeelKalick) November 14, 2015<p><b>People have</b> …

Religion

Chart shows 'what the British say, what they really mean, and what others understand'

A chart that claims to show the differences between what British people say, what they really mean - and what non-British people understand by it - …

Think India should be grateful for colonialism? Here are five reasons why you're unbelievably ignorant

The Koh-i-Noor diamond, otherwise known as the Mountain of Light, is worth around £100 million, and according to the British Monarchy has "legendary" …

4 Of The Most Expensive Homes Listed On Zillow Right Now

All we can say is WOW.<p>Expensive listings of mansions are what dreams are made of: private tennis courts, incredible views, acres of lush landscape -- even a professional greenhouse! Unsurprisingly, these mind-blowing amenities come with a pretty hefty price tag.<p>While the homes below are not the …

5 Signs You're Sleeping All Wrong

<i>By: Marina Komarovsky</i><p>When you've had a night of really bad sleep, or just too little sleep, you know it. But sometimes there are more subtle signs that you're not getting the high-quality shut-eye you need to function at your peak. These clues might mean you need to reevaluate your sleep game.<p><b>More:</b> …

Sleep

Which animal species went extinct in the year you were born?

<b>A recent report showed lion numbers in parts of Africa will halve if major conservation efforts aren't made.</b><p>Based on the study, the authors recommend …

Israel razes Palestinian village in Negev for 90th time

Israeli authorities have demolished a Bedouin village in the Negev region in the country's south for the 90th time since 2010.<p>Accompanied by heavily armed police officers, officials showed up in Araqib on Wednesday morning and bulldozers rolled through the remaining homes, according to local …