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Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists

It is an idea that every small child has had at some point. Instead of sending up rockets into space, why not simply build a huge lift.<p>Now a Canadian firm has been granted a patent for a ‘space elevator’ which will shoot cargo 12.4 miles into the stratosphere from where it can be launched more …

Space Travel

Residents demand compensation in Tianjin blasts

TIANJIN, China (AP) — About a hundred people whose residences were damaged in the massive Tianjin blasts gathered Monday for a protest to demand compensation from the government as the death toll from the disaster rose to 114 with 70 still missing.<p>The blasts last Wednesday night originated at a …

China

Iran still closed to U.S. influence after nuclear deal: Khamenei | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will remain closed to U.S. influence and continue to oppose U.S. policies in the Middle East after its nuclear deal with big powers, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday, noting either country can still block the accord.<p>Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali …

South Asia

'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

I'm driving through a frozen world, where the roads are paved in ice. As I swerve left to avoid a miniature iceberg, a red fish flashes at the top of my screen. I'm supposed to tap all the red fish that pop up, but not the green fish or the blue. And I have to do this without crashing the car.<p>An …

Health Care

Gold futures suffer third straight loss

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures suffered their third straight loss in a row as traders digested data on U.S. private-sector employment and …