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Chief constable tweets picture of poorly-parked police van

When Stephen Kavanagh, the chief constable of Essex Police, tweeted a picture of a poorly-parked police van, he might have thought the public would enjoy the gentle chiding.<p>"I hold our force to a higher standard & parking like this falls below it!," he tweeted, apologising to anyone who had been …

How Do Motorcycles Lean So Far Without Tipping Over?

Riding a motorcycle is just like riding a bike except it's much faster—oh, and you don't have to pedal. In both cases, the two wheeled vehicle can …

Eye shape reveals whether an animal is predator or prey, new study shows

A close look at the eyes of 214 types of animal has revealed a relationship between the shape of the pupil and the animal’s ecological niche<p>The eyes say it all. They answer questions about a creature’s social scale, and its place in the pecking order. The geometry of the eye indicates whether an …

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€25m Picasso and superyacht collide with Spanish export ban

Customs officials are tipped off about alleged attempt to take painting belonging to member of banking dynasty to Switzerland<p>When French customs officers boarded a yacht docked off the town of Calvi in northern Corsica, they knew exactly what they were looking for: a €25m Picasso belonging to a …

This U.K. Lawmaker Wants a Huge Diamond in the Queen's Crown Returned to India

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21 Picasso Tattoos Everyone Will Fall In Love With

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Apple quietly fixed a big problem that was upsetting app developers

Apple released a public beta version of iOS 9, which lets normal users test the upcoming software for free before it is released to all users. iOS 9 includes lots of new features, including enhanced search, new Siri abilities, and a power save mode.<p>But like any new piece of software, iOS 9 also has …

US TV host's rant against Barack Obama's policy on radical Islam goes viral

A US TV host has become an online sensation after going on a two-minute rant against President Obama's "tip-toe" efforts in the fight against terrorism.<p>Tomi Lahren, host of One America News Network' s On Point with Tomi Lahren, delivers a punchy speech calling out Obama's apparently misguided …

Screaming For Science: The Secrets Of Crying Babies And Car Alarms

It's almost impossible to ignore a screaming baby. (Click here if you doubt that.) And now scientists think they know why.<p>"Screams occupy their own little patch of the soundscape that doesn't seem to be used for other things," says David Poeppel, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at New …

Solar Impulse 2's around-the-world flight on hold for at least nine months

Plane grounded in Hawaii until spring 2016 after on-board batteries overheat on first day of record-breaking trip from Japan to Pacific island chain<p>A team attempting to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has been forced to suspend its journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery …