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The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade

It is a glimpse into the future that will inspire wonder in some people but perhaps strike terror into the heart of the nervous flyer: a windowless plane that nonetheless allows passengers to see what’s going on outside, as well as checking their email and surfing the net.<p>In a vision of what the …

Barbecue weekend for Britain as temperatures soar

Britain will bask in temperatures of 73F (23C) this weekend as autumn is put on hold by unseasonably warm weather<p>Autumn will be on hold this weekend as Keats' season of mists and mellow fruitfulness gives way to a burst of late sunshine and soaring temperatures.<p>The chilly and foggy September …

ESPN Is Suspending Bill Simmons For 3 Weeks For His Impassioned Anti-Roger Goodell Comments

Well, he dared them.<p>Following a profanity-laced tirade in which he flat-out called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “liar” on his podcast earlier this week, Bill Simmons of ESPN/Grantland has been suspended for three weeks by the network’s brass. Here’s the gist of what Simmons said that apparently …

With NASA Probe's Arrival, International Mars Invasion Gets Under Way

NASA's MAVEN is entering Mars orbit, kicking off a rush of countries putting their own robots and orbiters on the planet.<p>Mars is getting crowded. A new NASA orbiter slips into Mars orbit on Sunday, followed closely by India's first interplanetary probe, a comet, and then a rush of countries …

Scotland offered increased powers as parties unite to rally no voters

A last-minute all-party plan to devolve further powers to Scotland over tax, spending, welfare and a host of other areas will be unveiled in the next few days, George Osborne has said.<p>The announcement came after a YouGov poll showed the yes side taking a narrow lead, spreading fears at Westminster …

Vogue Launches on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>Vogue, the most influential fashion magazine in the world, makes its debut on Flipboard today. Read by more than …

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New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification

A new species discovered off Australia may reshape the animal family tree.<p>A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists. The organisms are so unique that they may rearrange the earliest branches of the animal …

FYI: Why Do We Hate The Sound Of Nails On A Chalkboard?

Screeeeeeeech!<p>Most people associate this cringe-worthy noise with words like "piercing" and "shrilling." But it isn't actually the sound's high-pitched tones that give us goose bumps. During a study that dates back to 1986 (the days when they actually used chalkboards), scientists at Northwestern …

These Bacteria Can Cook Up Propane From Scratch

Genetically modified E. coli turn sugar into useable liquid fuel, a proof-of-concept that could have huge implications for the future of energy.<p><b>Barbecues may one day be fueled by propane</b> renewably generated by microbes. That's because scientists have for the first time genetically engineered E. …

Brain-to-brain verbal communication in humans achieved for the first time

Humans just got a step closer to being able to think a message into someone else's brain on the other side of the world: in a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of researchers has successfully achieved brain-to-brain transmission of information between humans.<p>The team, comprising …

The New DNA Test That Prevents Your Skin From Ageing. This Is The Future, People.

Geneu DNA Beautylab on a Microchip: The future of anti-ageing is here and it's expensive.<p>If you could stop yourself from ever looking any older than …

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Best Winter Boots: The Marie Claire Shopping Edit

20 images<p>Winter boots are a staple for everyone's wardrobes, so we've hunted down the best styles out there right now to give you a helping hand in …

Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster

In what amounts to a back-to-school gift for pupils with nerdier leanings, researchers have added a fresh line to the cosmic address of humanity. No longer will a standard home address followed by "the Earth, the solar system, the Milky Way, the universe" suffice for aficionados of the extended …

A Good Shredded Salad Recipe

One of the things I love about having a work studio is our location. It means most days, at one point or another, I find myself standing in the …

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