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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled.<p>Uber told the …

Disability

Chris Hemsworth And His Kids Dancing To ‘Wrecking Ball’ Will Make Your Day

Hemsworth clearly has his dancing shoes on in this adorable video<p>Some things are just too cute for words: a baby’s first smile; a bucket of puppies; …

Miley Cyrus

427 Genius Ways To Make Everything You Own Look More Expensive

As my mother always said: "Fake it 'til you make it."

Christmas Trees

17 Times Celebrities Had To Stop Their Interviews To Point Out Blatant Sexism

"Do you do that to the guys?"

Scarlett Johansson

Disabled boy sent home in agonising pain as Bristol Children's Hospital had 'wrong bed'

A disabled boy has been forced to 'live in pain' after his operation was canceled because Bristol Children's Hospital had the 'wrong bed'.<p>Mum Louise …

Physiology

Footage emerges of 'distressing' home visit by immigration officers

Footage has emerged of a dawn immigration enforcement operation by six officers, showing a “distressing” and “intimidating” sequence of events.<p>The visit to the home of a woman who was in the process of regularising her visa status has raised fresh questions about the fairness and efficiency of Home …

Immigration

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Microbiology

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

Kitchens

Why we should bulldoze the business school

Visit the average university campus and it is likely that the newest and most ostentatious building will be occupied by the business school. The business school has the best building because it makes the biggest profits (or, euphemistically, “contribution” or “surplus”) – as you might expect, from …

Philosophy Of Education

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Graphic Design

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Do You Weigh More at the Equator or at the North Pole?

It's tough being a parent. Sometimes I try to help my kids with their physics homework because I like to pretend that I'm sort of OK with physics. …

9 Bizarre Airport Signs From Around the World

All around the world airports are filled with signs giving directions, illustrating actions, and explaining protocol. You probably quickly glance at …

It’s Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Scientists Look at Regrowing Myelin as a Potential MS Treatment

A recent study showed the promise of remyelination, which could help reverse some of the damage done to the body by multiple sclerosis.<p>Have you heard …

Medical Research

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

A ‘kitty portal’ opened up in this guy’s garden and now he has 24 kittens

Imagine going into your garden one day and finding a pile of tiny kittens.<p>Wouldn’t that simply be <i>the dream</i>?<p>Well, that’s exactly what happened to Mike …

On the night he nearly died, this man resorted to leaving the ER to call 911 for help

David Doucette was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma hours after fourth attempt to be admitted to Halifax ER<p>David Doucette says he would be dead if he …

The 13 biggest differences between restaurants in Italy and America

When you plan a trip to Italy, there is a seemingly endless amount of things to do and see, no matter which region you're visiting. But let's be real: everyone knows that the number one thing to do is to eat. Italy is known for its delicious food, cheap wine, and incredible restaurants. Do you …

Italy

Mother lost almost all of her limbs after hospital failed to spot she was suffering from sepsis

A mother lost almost all of her limbs after a hospital failed to spot she was suffering from sepsis.<p>Magdalena Malec, 31, had to have both of her legs, her right arm and the fingers of her left hand amputated after contracting the disease in hospital.<p>She also needed a kidney transplant to save her …

Fewer heart attack patients die when top cardiologists are away at conferences, study finds

Heart attack patients are more likely to survive when top cardiologists are not in the hospital, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at Harvard Medical School found that when heart specialists are away at academic conferences, the survival rate at their hospitals actually improves.<p>They believe that …

Problems swallowing are a big killer, but the treatment can be horrible

Behind your tongue, just a few inches down the back of your throat, lies a dangerous precipice: over one edge it’s a straight shot down your trachea and bronchi and into the lungs, and over the other edge is the esophagus, leading to the acid-filled stomach.<p>If you or anyone you know has ever had …

Medicine

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

How to silence your microwave once and for all

No one likes the incessant beeping of a microwave. Here's how you can shut yours up for good.<p>It's safe to say most people have a love-hate relationship with their microwave. It makes reheating leftovers a breeze (and faster than preheating an oven), there are meals specifically made to be cooked in …

Microwaves

The astonishing amount of time ambulances are stuck 'in limbo' outside hospitals with patients

Frontline staff at the Welsh Ambulance Service “lost” nearly 80,000 hours last year waiting to transfer patients into hospitals, figures have …

A Sinking Nation Of Tuvalu Has Grown In Size Instead Of Shrinking, A New Study Reveals

A low-lying group of islands threatened by climate change is actually growing and not shrinking, according to a new study.<p>A group of islands in the …

Climate Change

Government spends £100,000,000 on trying not to give disability benefits

More than £100 million has been spent by the Department for Work and Pensions on administering reviews and appeals against disability benefits in …

FDA to investigate after report exposes euthanasia drug in dog food

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - New Year’s Eve 2016 was no celebration for Nikki Mael and her family.<p>“Nobody should have to go through what we went through,” …

Pets