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How to get extra legroom for free - and other top tips to make your flight more comfortable

No-one over about 5ft6 tall needs to be told that there’s not enough legroom for comfort in economy class these days. The standard “seat pitch” — the …

Long Haul

'Alien Megastructure' Star Keeps Getting Stranger

The more scientists learn about "Tabby's Star," the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.<p>Newly analyzed observations by NASA's planet-hunting …

How to Find Prejudice Hidden in Our Words

Language can reveal our hidden beliefs and biases, such as the assumption that men are stronger at science than women, or blondes are less …

Psychology is coming soon


10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google announced a range of new devices at its biggest product launch event of the year.</b> Devices include the Pixel smartphones, a Home speaker, and a virtual reality headset called Daydream View.<p><b>2. Facebook says a "technical issue" caused illegal listings to flood its new Craigslist competitor.</b> …

North Africa

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

Ho Chi Minh City

Russian female astronauts asked how they would cope in space without men and makeup

It was inspiring news at first: Russia announced that starting this week, six female astronauts would live in a mock-spacecraft in Moscow for eight days, to test out the physical and psychological effects of long-term spaceflight. The women, ages 22 to 34, are trying out for a Russian Moon mission …

Moon Missions

Heat in Persian Gulf to turn deadly?

A study suggests that, by the late 21st century, temperatures in the Persian Gulf might routinely edge above a tipping point for human survival. …

Climate Change

Heathrow flights cancelled as fog blankets Britain

The Met Office said the fog could reduce visibility to less than 100 metres (328 feet) but forecast it would lift by the afternoon.<p>A driver died and a five-year-old girl was injured Sunday when a car apparently hit a tree in thick fog in Uttoxeter, central England.<p>Heathrow said around 45 flights …

Air Travel