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Burglars beware: the world’s first crime-fighting shoe-scanner is here

They don’t have a nickname for it yet, but it’s the new star of Colindale police station in north London. It’s a box that looks a bit like a bathroom scale with hazard patterning, and it has singlehandedly nabbed 71 burglars in the past eight months. It’s their new footwear-scanner and for now it …

North London

What If We Turned Ancient Monuments Into Greenhouses?

Combine pyramids with biospheres and get a structure that can produce water and slow down desertification.<p>Picture the Sahara Desert, and you might not think of farming. But some of the first agriculture in the world was born in ancient Egypt on the desert’s edge, helping launch a civilization that …

3 Things You Probably Didn't Know A Printer Could Do

Really, is there anything they can't do?<p>Printing on paper is so last millennium. To give inkjet and 3D printers new purpose, makers swap out components like extruders and motors, program them with modified code, or both. The hacked machines can do just about anything.<p>1. Tattoo Skin<p>Eighteen months …

How The Science Of Wasabi Could Pave The Way For New Pain Meds

Scientists have modeled the stunning structure of the receptor in our bodies that jolts our senses when we eat sushi garnished with spicy wasabi -- and it turns out that this so-called 'wasabi receptor' may hold clues for developing new pain treatments.<p>The receptor, a protein called TRPA1, resides …

Why Game of Thrones is taking over the world

As season 5 of Game of Thrones arrives, Charlotte Runcie explores why it has become HBO's most successful series of all time<p>If you appreciate human decency, sexual modesty or a general sense of fair play, then <b>Game of Thrones</b> might sound like something out of your worst nightmares.<p>Millions would …

TV Series

YouTube may launch subscription video service for a monthly fee

YouTube may soon have a subscription option for its best original content. A comment buried in a <i>Variety</i> report reveals that the Google-owned video site is "exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription VOD service." The service would presumably offer ad-free streaming of certain video …

Yahoo hopes that you'll forget your password

Twitter isn't the only internet giant that wants to spare you from remembering passwords. Yahoo has just trotted out an optional login process that sends passwords on demand. Sign up and Yahoo will deliver a single-use password to your phone whenever you need to log in -- you can prevent someone …

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.<p>"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot later on in the …

Circular thinking: Stonehenge's origin is subject to new theory

Wiltshire monument may have been equivalent of ‘an ancient Mecca on stilts’ according to an idea put forward by former museum director Julian Spalding<p>Whether it was a Druid temple, an astronomical calendar or a centre for healing, the mystery of Stonehenge has long been a source of speculation and …

20th Century

Help NASA discover new asteroids with this free app

You can now help NASA find new asteroids. At South by Southwest today, the space agency released its asteroid tracker desktop software, produced in conjunction with asteroid mining company Planetary Resources in an online competition. The software, which will run on any standard Mac or PC, will …

Since today is “Caturday”, I had to share some videos of one of my favourite birds in the world, the diminutive budgerigar named Disco. And because Disco is such a talented mimic, this gives me the opportunity to share the evolutionary reasons why pet parrots mimic people.<p>Since today is “Caturday”, …

Birds

A Hundred Million Stars in 3 Minutes

Universe

Kate Winslet Talks Kids, Love, and Turning 40

Despite earning six Oscar nominations (with one win, for <i>The Reader</i>) and starring in one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, <i>Titanic</i>, Kate Winslet …

Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine first look review – Apple founder's sour side

Alex Gibney portrays Steve Jobs as a modern-day Citizen Kane, a man with dazzling talent and monomaniacal focus, but utterly lacking in empathy<p>Having tackled the Scientologists in his most recent film Going Clear, documentary maker Alex Gibney takes on a cult that is even more ardent, and with …

Danny Boyle

10 places of myth and legend

Even though we can get to the other side of the world in less than a day, there are still places that resist becoming everyday. Over the centuries they have accumulated tall stories like Manhattan accumulates tall buildings. So pack your compass, reading glasses and imagination for a journey to …

Best Spring Trips 2015

Our editor’s list of the ten best spring trips to take this year—plus one reader’s choice—is filled with off-the-beaten-path options.

Travel Photography

Great-grandmother celebrates 100th birthday with a sky dive in Cape Town

Georgina Harwood, watched by family and friends, plummeted to earth at 125mph - her third sky dive since turning 92<p>A 100-year-old great-grandmother has celebrated her birthday by undertaking a sky dive in Cape Town.<p>Georgina Harwood, dressed in a red jumpsuit, performed a tandem jump which saw her …

Cape Town

Mars One mission: 'My boyfriend is cool with me going to Mars on a one-way trip'

Ex-<i>Apprentice</i> star and all-round menace to society Katie Hopkins recently tweeted: “Brit, 24 on short list for one-way trip to Mars 'my family are thrilled for me'. With respect, you must have been a pretty bad daughter.”<p>She was referring to 23-year-old (get your facts straight, Katie) Hannah …

Apple may buy 746 tonnes of gold for its smartwatches

Apple could soon be a major buyer of gold, according to estimates of how much of the precious metal will be required to produce the 18-carat version …

Terminally Ill Woman Receives Last Wish to Visit a Museum

Viewing artwork can be a comforting, moving experience, and one you might not easily forget – even on your last days. This past Tuesday, a terminally ill woman was taken by ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam so that she could visit the arts and history museum one more time. She's seen taking …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Coffee

These Are Three of the Earliest Photos Ever Made

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce is a French photography pioneer who is credited with capturing the oldest surviving photograph of a real world scene, a print …

Number of smokers getting NHS help to quit has halved

A new report warns that the number of smokers given help from the NHS to give up appears to have halved in three years, with increasing numbers turning to e-cigarettes<p>The number of people given help to give up smoking from the NHS is set to halve by next year, a report has warned.<p>Experts from …

Three companies note driverless vehicles as a possible financial threat, while a parts manufacturer fears a decline in ‘the number and severity of accidents’<p>A world of robot cars may still be a long way off but that hasn’t stopped some big insurance companies from worrying about them. And not for …

Insurance Industry

Two California women break away from tour group to scratch their initials into ancient amphitheatre, where defacing walls is strictly forbidden<p>Tourists are once again getting into trouble in Italy, with two American women caught carving their names into Rome’s Colosseum.<p>The Californians, aged 21 …

Italy

The Arciconfraternita di Carità verso i Trapassati have barred the Spectre team from filming a funeral scene at the Verano cemetery, in the latest setback on the James Bond set<p>James Bond movie Spectre has suffered another setback after an ancient Christian confraternity vetoed filming in a famous …

Filmmaking

In honour of National Tea Day, the secrets of the perfect brew

The British are a nation of tea lovers - there's even a National Tea Day on April 21, and a Fes-Tea-Val taking place at Chiswick House this weekend - but on one great question, we stand divided: how do you brew the perfect cup of tea?<p>Does the milk come first or last? How long should the teabag stay …

China And Russia Join Forces To Build New Jumbo Jet

A challenger appears<p>China and Russia are taking their high tech relationship to the next level, as the preliminary design for their jumbo jet will be completed by July. The C929 will be China's ever largest civilian aircraft, and Russia's largest post-Cold War jetliner.<p>The United Aircraft …

Predictions for the future of Google’s online video service, from sports rights and games to co-viewing and voice recognition<p>YouTube’s first video may have been uploaded on 23 April 2005, but the website’s domain name was registered on 14 February. Hence the 10th birthday milestone this past …

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