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Tunnel vision: London’s Crossrail enters its final leg

Elizabeth, one of the last tag team of Crossrail tunnelling machines, has made the first breakthrough into the City of London, 40 metres below ground under Liverpool Street. The moment when the 6.2 metre-wide drill head cut through the wall into the hollowed-out future station marked the start of …

Trains

AirAsia co-pilot was in charge of plane when it crashed, investigators reveal

Cockpit voice and flight data recorders show that AirAsia flight QZ8501 had been cruising at a stable altitude before the crash<p>The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls at the time of the accident, Indonesia’s National …

Airasia

Malaysia officially declares MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The government of Malaysia has officially declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead.<p>But the search for the missing Boeing 777 will continue.<p>The formal declaration, read Thursday by civil aviation director Azharuddin Abdul …

After 2 failures, weather halts latest bid to lift AirAsia Flight QZ8501 fuselage

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Bad weather thwarted divers' plans Monday for yet another attempt at raising the fragile fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from the bottom of the Java Sea, after two unsuccessful attempts over the weekend, officials said.<p>The previous bids to bring the piece of wreckage, …

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …

Driver pinned between 2 semi trucks tells of terrifying crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the foggy, icy Oregon interstate, Kaleb Whitby plowed into the back of a jackknifed semi truck, flipping his pickup.<p>Then the real horror came: the sight of another tractor-trailer zooming straight toward him.<p>"When I saw those lights coming, I knew he was going to hit me," Whitby …

Tractor-Trailer

Discovery of AirAsia Flight QZ8501's tail could lead to black boxes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Searchers have found the tail section of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 in the murky depths of the Java Sea, raising hopes that the plane's black boxes and the precious information they hold might soon be recovered.<p>The tail section, marked with part of the airline's logo, was detected by sonar early …

Airplanes

The 50 Most Unforgettable Photos Of 2014

And, as the old adage goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words."<p>We compiled the most unforgettable images from the past 12 months, captured by photographers from around the world.

How To Replace The iPhone 6's Battery

The iPhone 6 is a great smartphone, although I’m sure I’m not alone in my desire for a longer-lasting battery. Thankfully, there are a number of battery cases out there (see my roundup of iPhone 6 battery cases here), that can boost battery life. Sadly, like any smartphone, over time your iPhone 6 …

Four scientific tips for bigger arms

Contrary to gym folklore, big arms are not the result of thousands of dumbbell curls. Nor does salvation lie in the lessons of 'bro science' tips …

More to Finland than the northern lights

You may get lucky with the aurora, but Finnish Lapland also offers snowshoe hiking, glass-domed igloos – and even a Christmas wish with Santa<p>In Finland, fantasy can be more reliable than reality. That’s why, despite the fact that 160,000 tourists travel to Lapland every year hoping to see the …

Top 10 Extreme Environments

9 volcanoes to see in the UK

1: Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland<p>Volcanic activity here 60 million years ago led to the creation of the Giant's Causeway – 40,000 basalt columns …

Hiking

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

Watch This Woman Try On 100 Years' Worth of Hair and Makeup Trends in Just One Minute

The evolution of beauty looks is amazing.<p>Time flies in this video of a woman being made over to showcase the most iconic beauty looks of each decade from the past hundred years. Which year did it best?<p><b>Follow Brooke on Twitter.</b>

All BMW Major Models Will Get Its Futuristic Plug-in Hybrid Tech

The technology inside the far-out i8 will soon be available across the brand's many models.<p>In the race to find a suitable high-efficiency, low-emission drivetrain, BMW has gone all-in: The company announced today that it will spread the plug-in-hybrid tech from its future-powered i8 …

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Yes, Muhammad is the No1 baby name in this country. So what?

A number of papers seem to have got themselves into a sufficient pickle over whether or not Muhammad is the most popular name in this country that Hacked Off has decided it’s a good opportunity to take a pop at the press. The Muhammad story cropped up this week because of a survey from a …

Eating meat is worse for the environment than driving to work

Next time you brag about biking to work instead of driving for the sake of the environment, take a good look inside your lunch box.<p>According to a new report released by the London-based think tank Chatham House, livestock production accounts for more direct greenhouse gas emissions overall than all …

Sustainability

American woman killed in mystery UAE mall restroom stabbing, police say

An American woman has died after being stabbed by an unknown attacker in the restroom of a high-end mall in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, police said.<p>Ibolya Ryan, 47, was taken to the hospital after the attack Monday on Reem Island but died of her injuries, Abu Dhabi police …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

Five Guantanamo detainees transferred

Five detainees at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to the nations of Slovakia or Georgia as part of the U.S. plan to reduce the facility's population of detainees who were suspected of terrorism after the September 11, 2001, attacks, officials said Thursday.<p>All five detainees "were approved for …

London’s real Olympic legacy: paying to build the stadium twice

The full cost of the 2012 Olympic Games is still far from clear<p>In 2006, on the day that the government’s estimated cost for the 2012 Olympics was jacked up from £2.75 billion to £4.25 billion, I promised to eat my hat on the steps of the Olympic stadium if the bill came to less than £10 billion. …

Rumor: Apple to Return to Samsung For A-Series Chips in 2015

- Nov 17, 2014<p>A new report says Apple frenemy Samsung will be producing the lion’s share of Apple’s A-Series custom processors used in the company’s …

The 12 Worst Apple Products Of All Time

Apple is known for the hit products it has released in the last decade: the iPod, the iPhone, and most recently the iPad.<p>But the company hasn't always been a synonym for success.<p>Some of of its products, particularly in the '80s and '90s, were huge flops.<p>From the PowerPC to the Pippin game console, …

Smokers learn to cut down while they sleep

A single session of aversive smell conditioning administered during sleep reduces smoking for several days.<p>Any smoker can tell you how hard it is to kick the habit. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs that we know of, and smoking is one of the deadliest of habits, killing more than 5 …

Man gets $1,171 bill for using in-flight Wi-Fi

When it comes to offering Wi-Fi in the sky, airlines enjoy a situational monopoly. Still, this takes the cake: a Singapore Airlines passenger stepped …

Isis to introduce its own currency, the Islamic dinar

Islamic State says its leader has ordered that the organisation start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency, the Islamic dinar.<p>A website affiliated with the militant group said late on Thursday that its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had instructed his followers to start minting …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …