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Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy

Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually need to fill their cup or teapot.<p>Part of this …

Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66

<b>Sir Terry Pratchett, fantasy author and creator of the Discworld series, has died aged 66, eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.</b><p>"The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay of his publishers Transworld.<p>The author died at home, surrounded by his …

Books

Shanghai new year crush kills 36

<b>A crush at New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai has killed 36 people and injured some 47 others, Chinese officials say.</b><p>The crush happened in Chenyi Square in Shanghai's historic Bund district overlooking the Huangpu river.<p>Thousands of people had gathered to see in 2015.<p>Social media reports …

China

Newspaper headlines: New year tips, Ebola nurse and Jenson Button wedding

<b>Photographs of fireworks exploding behind the Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, adorn the front pages of papers' later editions.</b><p>While the Times says London's celebrations went "with a bang", the Sun reports complaints that some of the 100,000 £10 tickets issued for the display were changing …

Jenson Button

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

Los Angeles

Police Brutality: Hong Kong Chief CY Leung says ‘impatient’ cops OK to beat protesters

Umbrella movement protests: Hong Kong police beat medics as well as protesters

How to Run Android Apps in the Google Chrome Browser

While we have all been enjoying Android apps on our smartphones and tablets, the time has come to use the same apps and games on our PCs. Thanks to …

Maggots Removed From Man's Nose (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

If you thought maggots in the ear were bad, you've been warned: this is much, much worse.<p>In video of an endoscopic procedure that tiptoes the line between medical marvel and pure horror, a patient has live maggots removed from his nasal cavity.<p>The graphic footage was shared earlier this year by Dr. …

Scientists Discover a Virus That Subtly Changes the Brain to 'Makes Humans More Stupid'

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska have discovered an algae virus that makes us more stupid by infecting …

How A Chinese Company 3-D Printed 10 Houses In A Day

A Chinese company 3-D printed 10 houses in 24 hours in Shanghai's Qingpu district using recycled construction materials.<p>The WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. (link in Chinese) designed the printer that made the walls. The buildings' roofs weren't printed because of technological</b> …

Engineering

China to surpass US economy in sheer size in 2015!

<b>China to surpass US economy in sheer size in 2015!</b><p>New analysis, based on actual purchasing power, shows that China is set to overtake the United States sometime next year! This is huge news. Essentially, what this new analysis does is look at the actual volume of price-adjusted goods and services in each economy. And when you do that, you see that China will soon be the biggest economy, even though it won't necessarily be the wealthiest.<p>These figures are from the International Comparison …

LG G3 Review: Ultra-thin Bezels And A Quad HD Display Brings A New King

The last LG phone I owned was the LG Shine in 2008 and I never thought I would want an LG phone after that. Since then I’ve owned mostly Samsung devices, but after using LG’s new flagship phone for about a week, I’m ready to switch back.<p>Video Review<p>Basics<p>Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS (2560 x 1440, …

Personalized QR Code Badges Help Keep Elderly Wanderers Safe

Fear of becoming disoriented and/or lost when outside their homes can turn many senior citizens into shut-ins. Now a new QR code badge currently …

Doctor Who Cookie Cutters

Time travelers can eat all the cookies they want and never gain any weight (because they can just go back in time to right before they ate the …

Han Solo in Carbonite Bottle Opener

Polo. Or should we say “Solo”? Confused? We’re answering the bottle cap above. That said, there’s no cooler way to open up a bottle than with a Han …

R2-D2 Can Koozie

Apparently we still have not run out of cylindrically shaped objects that R2-D2 can be turned into! And we’re all a little better for it. Otherwise …

Here Is About 2 Minutes Of Flies Getting Capped With A Plastic Gun That Shoots Salt

World hunger. Climate change. Poverty. These are problems that the human race has struggled with and failed to address adequately.<p>House flies? Pssht. Got that covered.<p>This is video of the Bug-A-Salt, a plastic gun that shoots table salt at flies.<p>It was successfully crowdfunded a few years ago, now …

Train Smashes Into Truck Filled With Watermelons

There's no better father-son bonding experience than watching a train smash a semi-truck full of melons to bits.<p>Austin Broderick, 15, and his dad, …

9 alternative Android app stores in China

Even before Google and every single one of its services got blocked in China mid-2014, the nation’s Android phone owners weren’t fans of the official …