Ehsan Ul Haq

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One pilot dead as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashes

A Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed after an explosion during a test flight over the Mojave desert on Friday, killing one of the pilots, seriously injuring another and leaving debris scattered over a wide area.<p>The plane, SpaceShipTwo, was undertaking a test flight as part of Sir Richard Branson’s …

The British women married to jihad

A young woman cheerfully tweets two British friends, “I’m making pancakes, and there’s Nutella, come up in a bit”. Her friends tease each other in response: “come b4 I finish dem mwhaha :p”; “oi … you have my back dont snake it”. Punctuated with emojis and slang, it’s hardly a sinister exchange, …

Russia starts drilling its northernmost oil well

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has begun drilling on its northernmost oil well, in the Kara Sea off the northern coast of Siberia.<p>The well is part of a joint …

Honda’s New ASIMO Brings Robots Closer to the Mainstream

Honda’s ASIMO robot has been kitted out with a suite of new updates to bring it in tune with the times.<p>Improvements include honed intelligence, enhanced hand dexterity so it can open bottles, as well as the ability to run faster and climb more smoothly.<p>Honda is hoping that the improvements will …

Japanese Tsunami Survivors Fight Plans for 'Mammoth Seawalls'

TOKYO - When 32-foot waves struck the port town of Ofunato on the northeastern coast of Japan three years ago, many residents assumed they were safe.<p>"I had always believed that our town, our lives, would be protected by these seawalls. It was always in the subconscious," said Kenji Saito, 66, an …

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

These are the words of Louis Del Monte, physicist, entrepreneur, and author of "The Artificial Intelligence Revolution." Del Monte spoke to us over the phone about his thoughts surrounding artificial intelligence and the singularity, an indeterminate point in the future when machine intelligence …

Singularity

Islamophobic Trolling On Twitter Is Absolutely Rampant In Britain

Islamophobia is “rampant” on social media and affects even the tamest online debates when Muslims attempt to engage, new research has suggested.<p>The …

'None of our business’ is no answer to Islamist terror

Syria is now a bloodstained souk for terrorist tradecraft – a steady stream of young British Muslims head to the Levant to train as holy warriors<p>Tomorrow marks the ninth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, in which 52 civilians were killed and more than 700 injured. I vividly recall the …

Oscar Pistorius re-enacts Reeva Steenkamp shooting in extraordinary leaked video

The 27-year-old paralympian is shown in Lycra running shorts and Nike vest running without legs and pretending to hold a gun out in front of him; another clip shows him pulling a woman out of a lavatory<p>Extraordinary footage of Oscar Pistorius apparently re-enacting the events that led up to the …

Snarky new Samsung ad hits Apple where it hurts

There are a lot of things Samsung could say to tout the battery life of the Galaxy S5, its top-of-the-line smartphone.<p>It outperforms Apple’s iPhone …

Pavlok is a habit-forming wearable that will shock you

"Wake up sleepy head... it's time to go to the gym." "Put down those chips!" "Stop wasting time on Facebook." If any of the above statements resonate with you, then you're not alone. Maneesh Sethi, author and Stanford alumnus has said all of the above to himself at one point, and wanted to know …

Dance Of Human Evolution Was Herky-Jerky, Fossils Suggest

A trio of anthropologists has decided it's time to rewrite the story of human evolution.<p>That narrative has always been a work in progress, because almost every time scientists dig up a new fossil bone or a stone tool, it adds a new twist to the story. Discoveries lead to new arguments over the …

Terrawatch: The crash that splintered Earth's crust

One of the things that distinguishes Earth from other planets is its plate tectonics. But how did this moving jigsaw surface begin? New research suggests that a 3.26 billion-year-old asteroid impact may have kick-started the process.<p>The impact crater has long since gone (recycled by plate …

Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.

Pediatrician Jennifer Halverson will never forget her 36th birthday.<p>The St. Paul native was volunteering at a maternity clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She felt great — she went to her job that day and then out to dinner with friends.<p>I woke up at 3 in the morning, and what struck me the most was …

U.S. Teen Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS Because… She Fell in Love

An American was arrested and pled guilty mere weeks ago for trying to join ISIS, but he wasn’t the only one. This time, however, there’s a twist: …