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Why Is Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Such A Piece Of Crap?

Amazing new plane keeps catching on fire. Here are the questions you've been asking and the answers you need.<p><i>This article was originally published on January 17, 2013.—Eds.</i><p><b>Q: What is the 787 Dreamliner and why do we care?</b> <b><br>A:</b> The Dreamliner is a massive jet from Boeing, the company's most …

Watch A Farmer Fight Wildfire With A Tractor

DIY wildfire defense<p>A wildfire had already burned 20 to 30 acres of Colorado farmer Eric Howard's 80-acre plot Monday when he hopped into his tractor and began drawing an improvised firebreak, a gap in the ground used to slow fires by separating them from vegetation. In Howard's case, it worked: …

Astronomers Witness Birth of the Milky Way's Most Massive Star

Astronomers using the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array) telescope in Chile say they have witnessed the birth of the Milky Way's …

Glass allows scientists to recreate superman's memory crystals

A new type of computer memory similar to the “memory crystals” used by Superman in the films has been developed.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton have managed to use lasers to record and retrieve data from pieces of glass.<p>They claim it could allow up to 360 terabytes, equivalent to …

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Top 10: Weirdest reasons for visa applications around the world

Ten of the weirdest reasons people have put down for wanting to move to another country have been released by a visa application help website, …

What will become of humans as we evolve under the selective pressures of our modern lives and technology? If we adapt to some of the more bizarre elements of the present, humans could undergo some very surreal changes, writes Dean Burnett on the Guardian Science blogs network: http://t.gu.com/mP0ZT Photograph: Philipp Kammerer/Alamy