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Ancient Earth Had Weird Chemistry: Vanilla Rocks, Lemon-Juice Soil

During the worst mass extinction in Earth's history, acid rain may have at times made the ground as acidic as lemon juice, new research shows.<p>The …

Belgium deploys troops following anti-terror raids

<b>Troops have been deployed across Belgium to guard potential targets of terrorist attacks, following a series of anti-terror raids and arrests.</b><p>Up to 300 soldiers will be mobilised in Brussels, Antwerp and elsewhere.<p>Belgium's interior minister told the BBC that his country had to make use of all the …

European History

Increased identity checks for EU travelers unlikely after Paris attacks

Several European Union officials want to bring back identity checks for travelers after gunmen led a series of attacks in Paris last week that killed …

UK flights chaos: Air traffic control computers using software from the 1960s

One of the main computer programs used by air traffic control centre Nats was written in the 1960s and has been phased out by every other country<p>A computer failure that led to southern England being closed to air traffic on Friday could be repeated because software used to control flights dates …

Apple Watch heading to production earlier than expected, iPhone 6s not so lucky

Apple’s suppliers may have significantly improved production yields for the Apple Watch, Chinese publication <i>Economic Daily News</i> reports, with …

A Dutch Fighter Pilot Shot Video Of Russian Planes Being Intercepted Over The Baltic

On Dec. 8, two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s based at Malbork in Poland to provide NATO Baltic Air Policing duties intercepted and escorted two Russian Air Force Su-34 Fullback bombers flying in international airspace.<p>The two Su-34s, which hadn't filed flight plans, were traveling southbound to …

Military

Flying 'superpremium' on Etihad, Emirates, Air France, more

If your in-flight wish list includes designer cutlery and food with Michelin-starred provenance, take note. As airlines eye the success of the private-jet industry and re-invest their profits of the last few years, many have decided to woo celebrities, top executives and the ultra-wealthy by …

Salvatore Ferragamo

NASA's Hybrid Wing Drone Soars on First Flight Tests

The 500-pound airplane aims to push technologies needed for quieter, cleaner and more fuel-efficient aircraft<p>An unmanned aircraft with the appearance of a flying manta ray could herald the future of jetliners. NASA and Boeing's flying lab has wrapped up the first series of flight tests that should …

How to Eat Before and After You Lift

Chris Giblin

The Best Ab Workout - My 6 Pack System

If you're like most men around the globe then you have often imagined what it would be like to enjoy 6-pack abs. It's astonishing that this wish, …

A Mobile Kitchen Designed To Help Kids Learn To Like Their Vegetables

A lot of energy goes into school gardens these days. But what about the other half of the healthy eating equation?<p>Kids who hate spinach or kale are proven to eat more of it after they’ve used it in a cooking class, and hands-on classes can also help fight childhood obesity and diabetes. But it’s …

Education Technology

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Ecology

A Mile High Club dream? New $400 million Emirates plane includes showers, private suites — for a price

As I stood on the tarmac at George Bush Intercontinental Airport awaiting the arrival of the Emirates A380, a colleague wondered if we'd be able to …