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SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction

When SpaceX gets it right, it really gets it right.<p>The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth …

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Santa Cruz

The Quickest Way to Make French Toast (and Other Breakfasts)

One week later, how much damage did Shellshock cause?

It's been one week since researchers discovered a vulnerability in the Bash Unix shell, exposing millions of devices to remote-code attacks by exploiting the same common chunk of code. By now, patches have been issued and most of the major systems have been secured. The bug even got its own …

Microsoft Is Finally Fixing The Disaster That Is Windows 8

Microsoft gave the world a first look at its next operating system, Windows 10, at an intimate press event in San Francisco on Tuesday.<p>On the surface, Windows 10 looks lame and boring. It's a throwback to the desktop-centric computing interface we've been used to since Windows 95.<p>But that's a good …

Software

Obama meeting with Israel premier points up disagreements

After a summer of tension over the war in the Gaza Strip, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister<p>Benjamin Netanyahuentered a new season of troubles in their often-fraught relationship with a meeting Wednesday that highlighted hard disagreements over Iran's nuclear aims andIsraeli settlementsin a …

The expert guide to space colonies

BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit, on 21 October, will examine some of the most exciting and provocative developments we face in science, technology and health. In the run-up to the summit, we will offer a unique guide to some of the issues that will be discussed… starting with the notion …

Reality TV

Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey’s parliament authorized the government to order military action against Islamic State on Thursday as the insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey.<p>The vote gives the government powers to order …

A Lesson for America in Poland's Rise and Ukraine's Fall

As President Obama is learning, no political victory is permanent without economic success. Consider the fates of two former Soviet vassals.<p>In forging Turkey out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk warned his countrymen in 1923 that all they had accomplished hung in a most …

Ottoman Empire

Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order

The concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis<p>Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions …

Geopolitics

Russian troop increase at Ukraine border raises concerns

A new buildup of Russian troops along the Ukraine border raised concerns Tuesday that Moscow might be contemplating another intervention like the one that annexed Crimea earlier this year.<p>According to a NATO official, Russia now has about 20,000 troops stationed "in an area along the entire border …

Ukraine and Russia edge closer to war amid accusations of cross-border attacks

Kiev blames Russian forces for downing of Ukrainian plane, and Moscow warns of 'irreversible consequences' over shelling amid reported troop buildup at frontier<p>Russia and Ukraine lurch closer toward open warfare on Monday as both countries accused each other of lethal cross-border attacks including …

Russia

John Kerry: US troop deployment to Iraq is not intervention

US secretary of state calls on Kurds to stand with Baghdad as battle with Isis for Baiji oil refinery continues<p>US secretary of state John Kerry has urged Kurdish leaders to stand with Baghdad and insisted that the imminent deployment of American military forces is "not intervention" in Iraq's …

Russia's Putin renounces right to send troops to Ukraine | Reuters

MOSCOW/VIENNA (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin asked Russia’s upper house on Tuesday to revoke the right it had granted him to order a military intervention in Ukraine in defence of Russian-speakers there.<p>Minutes before he spoke, Kiev said pro-Russian rebels in east Ukraine had shot down a …

Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse | Reuters

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged leaders of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.<p>Security forces fought Sunni armed factions for control of the country’s …

More Details on Warnings Kurds Gave U.S. About ISIS

Kurdish officials on Tuesday revealed more details about the warnings they gave to U.S. officials about the threat from Sunni militants now rampaging across Iraq with their eyes on Baghdad.<p>As far back as six months ago, Kurdish intelligence operatives were receiving troubling reports from along the …

Middle East

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Displays new emails and the sender's contact photo, get notifications or even listen, read or delete them without opening a Gmail or Inbox by Gmail …

Pro-Russia Rebels in Ukraine Say Putin Gave Us 'False Hope'

Amid rising death tolls in eastern Ukraine, the head of a pro-Russian rebel group expressed disappointment Wednesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin hadn't sent in more troops.<p>"The only possible help for us would be if the Russian forces came," said Dmitry Boitsov of the Russian Orthodox Army …

Russia

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Cancer

Russia To Submit U.N. Resolution on Ukraine as 5 Die in Luhansk

MOSCOW - Five pro-Russian separatists were killed and seven Ukrainian guards wounded Monday in clashes near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.<p>The fighting began in the early hours of the morning in the area, where the separatists are trying to take control of the Ukrainian border control posts.<p>Local …

Russia

Ukraine making 1st gas payment to Russia

BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine said Friday that it ordered a $786 million payment to Russia in a first step toward paying off its gas debts, and another round …

Russian troops pulling back from Ukrainian border, U.S. officials say

Russia has begun pulling most of its roughly 40,000 troops away from its border with Ukraine, a move that U.S. and<p>NATOofficials called encouraging.<p>Defense SecretaryChuck Hagel said the movement of soldiers and equipment was promising but added that all of the Russian troops shifted to the area …

Russia

Ukraine's first victory over eastern rebels leads Russia to show its hand

In the last seven days, Ukraine's bid to retake the east has gained ground - but Russia's part in the turmoil has become increasingly obvious<p>Sergei Prokofiev International Airport was once a gleaming symbol of Donetsk’s revival as an industrial city.<p>Opened in time for <b>Ukraine</b> to co-host the European …

New pill helps leukemia patients live longer

Eurosceptic 'earthquake' rocks EU elections

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1079000/1079715_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527381380_d668cb59776ac09e55724df95b3adb03<p><b>Eurosceptic and far-right parties have seized ground in elections to the European parliament, in what France's PM called a "political earthquake".</b><p>UK …

Europe

Flemish separatists are big winners in Belgian election | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A party that wants to dissolve Belgium was the chief winner of a parliamentary election on Sunday, setting the scene for months of deadlock before a new government can be formed.<p>Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of the Francophone Socialist party (PS) arrives for a party …

Far-right posts strong gains in Europe elections

BRUSSELS—Anti-European Union and far-right parties posted strong gains in elections to the European Parliament in some countries on Sunday, tapping …