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In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

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Will Virgin Galactic's Crash End Space Tourism?

The fatal explosion of SpaceShipTwo in the Mojave Desert may lead to more scrutiny of the fledgling space passenger industry.<p>The crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo experimental space plane on Friday, which killed one test pilot and severely injured another, may have wrecked the future of space …

A record Internet data heist can't be fixed with a password change

News emerged Tuesday that a gang of Russian hackers stole more than a billion usernames and passwords from people around the world. What's worse? They're getting more brazen about their attacks.<p>"In a break from similar Russian hack attacks in the past, these guys weren't afraid of going after …

What's Next For Virgin Galactic?

The fatal crash of SpaceShipTwo might end Sir Richard Branson's vision of the future, but not the commercial space flight industry. Here's why.<p>In 2004, I sat down in a flight simulator at Scaled Composites with test pilot and engineer Peter Siebold. He'd built the simulator—a precise replica of the …

The 10 Best Things From November 2014

Some things are just ... better.<p>This article was originally published in the November 2014 issue of Popular Science, under the title, "Obsessed."

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Top 10 wonders of the small-screen world

If you’re not prone to television addiction and its consequent nerd-geek-fandom, look away now. Otherwise, prepare to make fiction come to life.<p>1. <i>True Detective</i> – Vermillion Parish, South Louisiana, USA<p>Immerse yourself in the mesmerising patchwork of flatland invaded by water, desolate roads of …

Mothers who drink while pregnant could face legal proceedings following test case

A test case will decide whether a disabled six-year-old should be awarded compensation because her mother drank heavily while pregnant<p>Mothers who drink during pregnancy could face legal proceedings following a test case which will decide whether a child born with foetal alcohol syndrome can be …

The Hidden Cost Of Hydroelectric Power

Developing countries are planning to dramatically expand hydroelectric power generation in their desperate need for electricity and irrigation. It’s also a strategic decision to use their own resources. Second only to nuclear power in providing low-carbon, long-term reliable base load generation, …

56 Different Names for Sugar

Of course, that's easier said than done: Nutrition labels don't list what the recommended daily intake of sugar is. (In case you're wondering, it's no more than five percent of your diet, or about six teaspoons of the sweet stuff per day, per the World Health Organization). What's more, food …