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How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …

Nuclear Energy

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Army Plans The War Helicopters Of Tomorrow

Joint Strike Rotor<p>Moving an army is no easy task, and it’s even harder when that army wants to travel by air. Working with NASA and the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army is developing a new fleet of helicopters to carry troops into battle, and into the future. Some helicopter designs from the early 1960s …

Aviation

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

Dawn spacecraft starts to orbit Ceres in mission to photograph dwarf planet

Probe that took off in 2007 will spend next 16 months studying Ceres’ surface in the hope it will solve the mystery of bright spots that has intrigued scientists<p>The Dawn spacecraft has started orbiting Ceres, the largest-known body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, taking “close-up” …

Astronomy

Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to …

How WWI made wristwatches happen

In any case, the ladies’ wristwatch, often called a “bracelet watch”, a “montre bracelet”, or a “wristlet”, existed for at least a century, if not …

Watches

This Incredible Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is Straight Out Of A Children's Fantasy Book

Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.<p>It's a photo of a weasel trying to kill a woodpecker.<p>Le-May, a hobby photographer, was taking a walk with his wife through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of her seeing a green woodpecker for the …

Birds

GE Faces an Oil Problem — Energy Journal

GE’s CEO already had problems convincing investors he was moving fast enough to remake the conglomerate into a simpler industrial machine, and now there’s this oil business.

Dow Jones

FCA warns its own customers about shady Hellcat dealers

When a carmaker has to warn its own customers about how unscrupulous its dealers are, you know you've got a problem.<p>Damn near everybody loves the 707-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and its four-door Charger sibling. And who wouldn't? They pack supercar-beating horsepower into vehicles you can buy …

US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the …

Oil

Nasa probe spots mysterious shiny patches on dwarf planet Ceres

A Nasa probe that is speeding towards the largest object in the asteroid belt has spotted two mysterious shiny patches on the otherwise dark and cratered body.<p>The latest images from Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft reveal a pair of bright spots on Ceres, a 590-mile-wide dwarf planet, with the brightest of …

Astronomy

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

The Night Sky in March 2015: Mice that spell doom for Earth

Impending collision of galaxies threatens mass extinctions in four billion years (so not before the solar eclipse)<p><i>The chart shows the sky at the beginning of March. The positions of the stars on other nights can be found from previous Night Sky charts</i> <i>for they rise two hours earlier each month.</i> …

Universe

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

The Eiffel Tower’s iron-clad frame turned slightly greener last week, with the installation of two new wind turbines along its lower deck. Perched some 400 feet above the ground, atop a ritzy, second-level restaurant, the slender turbines are part of a broader effort to make Paris’ most iconic …

Terrawatch: The wells will run dry

Oil is cheap. The price of crude has slumped nearly 50% since last summer and filling your car no longer breaks the bank: in the UK petrol prices are averaging £1.07 per litre. Falling prices are due in part to US shale oil flooding the market, combined with a slowdown in Chinese and EU economies, …

Oil

The Car Connection's Best SUVs To Buy 2015

With dozens of nameplates in the fold, and whole car brands devoted to them, the SUV is more than just a popular vehicle type. The sport-utility …

Land Rover

Russia is holding all the cards in Ukraine

It did not take long for the latest truce, brokered by France and Germany and signed in the Belarussian capital Minsk last week, to look as impotent as previous deals.<p>With barely a pause, pro-Russian rebels continued their assault on the key transport hub of Debaltseve, ultimately forcing the …

Russia

Look at Earth from a Martian perspective

Todd Huffman says we should refrain from sending humans to Mars until it can be determined if Mars has an independent biosphere of its own (Letters, 18 February). This is wrong for two reasons. First, if life of any description is found on Mars, it is virtually certain to be related to life in …

Physical Geography

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Bill Murray

The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

Scientists explain how Brian Williams' memory may have failed him

While some are accusing Brian Williams of deliberately lying about his account of being on a helicopter under attack in Iraq, researchers have long said that memory is not as straightforward as we tend to think.<p>Williams is under pressure for telling changing versions of the helicopter ride, which …

The Brain

After Years In Lockdown, Rosa Parks' Papers Head To Library Of Congress

Archivists at the Library of Congress are hard at work cataloging the papers of Rosa Parks, received on loan recently after a legal battle kept them under lock and key for the past decade.<p>Among the collection are a receipt for a voting booth's poll tax, postcards from Martin Luther King Jr., a …

Black History

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Project Management

San Francisco braces for return of fierce wind and rain

A day after fierce winds and heavy downpours battered the San Francisco Bay Area, the rough weather abated Saturday in what forecasters described as just a lull in a major storm that's set to regain strength Sunday.<p>In the storm’s first wave, a staggering 10 inches of rain fell in mountains along …

Weather

JPMorgan Under Scrutiny Over Hiring Of Chinese Minister's Son

The investment bank hired Gao Jue, son of Gao Hucheng, despite several issues including his poor performance in job interviews, the Journal reported. (http://on.wsj.com/1D5Euhd)<p>JPMorgan's decision to hire Gao was "widely understood" within the company to have been supported by William Daley, a …

Greece insists it doesn't have a cash problem

The EU has warned time is running out to avoid a financing crisis in Greece.<p>The new left-wing government in Athens has rejected the austerity that was forced upon the country by an EU/International Monetary Fund bailout and instead says it wants a "bridge agreement" until it has negotiated a new …