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Confusion reigns as fog wreaks havoc on Football League fixtures... with mixed results

There was more than a little confusion and a smattering of anger on Friday night when fog decided to wreak havoc on the evening's Football League fixtures.<p>Brighton & Hove Albion's Championship clash with Cardiff City was called off more than an hour ahead to kick-off, but it was the decision to …

How Playing the Drums Can Improve Your Running Form

If your stride needs some help, just break it into parts you can practice.<p>Perhaps you’re familiar with the old insult, “She can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.” Said dummy possesses so little brain capacity, goes the logic, that she’s unable to simultaneously complete two activities.<p>Perhaps …

A Hebridean cliffhanger: in search of St Kilda

From its golden sands and its towering cliffs, nothing prepares you for the drama of the Outer Hebrides. Madeleine Bunting pays tribute to the islanders’ indomitable spirit of endurance<p>The Butty Bus in Leverburgh, on the isle of Harris, serves a welcome egg and chips. There’s only space inside the …

Scotland

SpaceX Investigating Possible Sabotage Of Exploded Rocket

But, sorry, it's still more likely that SpaceX messed up<p>A few weeks ago, after SpaceX's rocket blew up while it was being fueled for a test fire, the company deduced that a breach in a high-pressure helium system was to blame. But the company is still trying to figure out where that breach came …

Space Travel

Science Says Gaining a Few Pounds Can Hurt Your Job Prospects

If you're applying for a new job, put down that doughnut.<p>A team of researchers in Canada and Scotland recently confirmed what many of us have long suspected: Gaining weight can make you less appealing to company recruiters. But in what is perhaps the most surprising finding, researchers also found …

How Many Fizzy Lifting Drinks Would You Have to Drink to Float?

It’s a question I’ve asked myself ever since I first saw <i>Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory</i>: what could be inside the eccentric candymaker’s “Fizzy …

China's Tiangong-1 space station 'out of control' and will crash to Earth

Chinese authorities confirm the eight-tonne ‘Heavenly Palace’ lab will re-enter the atmosphere sometime in 2017 with some parts likely to hit Earth<p>China’s first space station is expected to come crashing down to Earth next year, fuelling concerns that Chinese space authorities have lost control of …

Space Exploration

Amelia Earhart didn’t die in a plane crash, investigators say. This is their theory.

As America endured the drab years of the Great Depression, Amelia Earhart's exploits were a bright spot.<p>She broke gender barriers by completing solo flights most male pilots hadn't accomplished and traveled the country speaking about women's empowerment and the glorious promise of air travel.<p>Then, …

Airplanes

Formula 1's Latest Rumours, Talk: Williams, Lewis Hamilton-Fernando Alonso, More

Link to Media<p>Williams driver Felipe Massa is set to announce his retirement from Formula One ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.<p>As reported by F1 journalist Andrew Benson, the Brazilian will hold a joint press conference with deputy team principal Claire Williams at Monza, where he is …

Motor Racing

Sri Lankan teen tries to get out of exams by hacking president's website

Everyone should remember the dread felt of going into an exam and feeling utterly unprepared. Most of us just grit our teeth, sharpen our HB2s, and hope for the best.<p>One Sri Lankan 17 year old had a better idea, and decided to hack the official website of President Maithripala Sirisena under the …

Asia

Parrot unveils a hybrid fixed-wing quadcopter minidrone that looks like an X-wing

Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux held a press conference in Paris to unveil two new minidrones. In addition to the usual quadcopter update, Parrot also unveiled a new kind of drone that wants to mix the best of both worlds — quadcopters and fixed-wing drones.<p>The Parrot Swing takes off vertically and …

Drones

People think this makeup brand's tweet makes fun of something harmful

LONDON — A tweet posted by Urban Decay has been heavily criticised on social media after people felt it referred to self-harm.<p>The makeup brand …

Scientists Made 4 Clones of Dolly The Sheep - Here's What Happened to Them All

Meet Debbie, Denise, Dianna, and Daisy.<p>On July 5, 1996, Dolly the sheep became the world's first ovine (sheepy) superstar.<p>She was the first mammal …

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Cities Light Up in Support of Orlando and the LGBT Community

Landmarks mourn the Orlando tragedy with colorful display.<p>As the world the terror attack, this time in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, cities …

England’s Joe Marler faces RFU sanction for tweet about former Australia coach

• Marler used Twitter to criticise Bob Dwyer with abusive epithet • Dwyer accused Dan Cole of illegal scrummaging in England’s Brisbane win<p>The England prop Joe Marler has risked sanction from the Rugby Football Union after using social media to direct an obscene remark at the former Australia coach …

Social Media

24 in-flight crimes that should have you kicked off a plane

A US woman was ordered to leave a JetBlue flight last week due to her allegedly "inappropriate" short shorts.<p>Who likes short shorts? Not JetBlue. But there are far more egregious in-flight crimes that go unpunished on a daily basis. Such as the following:<p>1. Sock removal<p>Many traditionalists will …

Flying

VR rowing turns a workout into a vacation

Playing VR games can be surprisingly good exercise -- ducking your head behind artificial barriers or waving your arms around to shoot enemy robots can work up a sweat. But what if you wanted a genuine workout? Well, VR fitness appears to be a rising trend, with several applications designed to …

Microsoft releases first update for Windows Holographic

It's taken a long time to get real Windows 10 applications up and running on Hololens. The headset finally shipped to developers last March, and now the Windows Holographic dev kit has received its first update, adding several features like multitasking and the ability to rotate 3D models. These …

A Woman Couldn't Board a Flight Because Her Short-Shorts Were 'Not Appropriate'

JetBlue gate agents stopped a passenger from boarding her flight out of Boston because her outfit was "not appropriate."<p>The woman, a performer who …

Leak confirms Apple working on ‘all glass’ iPhone

Apple is preparing to manufacture an ‘all glass’ iPhone according to the chief executive of the company which makes its chassis.<p>Allen Horng, chairman and chief executive of long-standing iPhone chassis maker Catcher Technology said Apple will make its 2017 iPhone using a glass casing, Forbes.com …

This $1.5 billion PC gaming company's first US store stole some of the spotlight from the new Apple Store in San Francisco

Razer is a company that makes PC game equipment for hardcore gamers.<p>Although relatively unknown to nongamers, the Southern California-based company enjoys a truly cult-like following, often being called the "Apple of the gaming industry." In its last round of funding, Razer was reportedly valued at …

San Francisco

Humanity goes too far with an automatic wind-effect selfie stick

Let’s get this disclaimer out of the way: The ‘Selfie Stick Unreal‘ is promotional product for TV show, and isn’t being sold to the public (yet).<p>But that doesn’t stop it from joining the MacBook selfie stick in the category of ‘products that make you die a little on the inside:’<p>LED array beauty …

Mobile Photography

Hillary Clinton's horrible Venn diagram tweet has sparked a new meme

She was trying to say something smart about gun control, but it backfired.<p>Hillary Clinton intended to convey a message about her support of universal background checks for firearms purchases — perhaps to distinguish her stance from Republican Donald Trump on the day he picked up the endorsement of …

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only …

Solar Impulse

Massive coral reef discovered in the Amazon River

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to flesh-eating piranhas, has revealed a new treasure -- a massive coral reef that stretches for some 600 miles, scientists say.<p>A team of scientists from Brazil and the United States discovered the reef in the muddy waters …

Amazon River

Chernobyl, Ukraine: the nuclear option holiday

Standing 100 yards from the husk of Chernobyl’s Reactor Number 4, the click-click-click of the Geiger counter becomes alarmingly insistent. One step closer and it is beeping and flashing. Our guide gives a reassuring smile. “It’s fine,” she says. But she knows we know she would say that.<p>Soon, we …

Chernobyl

North Korea Claims Successful Test of Submarine-Fired Missile

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Sunday that it successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine and warned of its growing ability to cut down its enemies with a "dagger of destruction."<p>South Korea couldn't immediately confirm the claim of success in what marks Pyongyang's latest …

North Korea

Bill Nye 'the Science Guy' gets political

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> On the eve of Earth Day, environmental activist Bill Nye told CNN that while everybody is more aware of climate change "than ever before," we still have a long way to go.<p>The science educator and engineer, who became an icon on his 1990s hit show "Bill Nye the Science Guy," …

Clean Technology

Record Bird's chatbot can help you pretend you know about music

Talk of bots is everywhere since Facebook and Microsoft both recently announced they’d be putting more emphasis on seeing what parts of the businesses will be best served by the automated ‘assistants.’<p>They might still only be in their infantile stages (read: they mostly suck right now) but Record …

Apps