Iain Lindsay

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North Korea from above: flight over Pyongyang

Aerial footage from a tourist flight over the capital of North Korea offers a glimpse of the world's most secretive nation<p>Armchair travellers can take a look inside one of the world's most notorious states with bird's eye view footage of Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.<p>A videographer joined …

The New Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

CRISPR can finally tell us which human genes are essential—and which matter specifically to cancer cells.<p>Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but which of these really matter? Which are essential, and which are merely optional add-ons?<p>It’s crazy to me that we still don't know, even though …

The second largest diamond ever found was just discovered in a mine in Botswana

Johannesburg (AFP) - A 1,111 carat "high quality diamond" has been discovered at a mine in Botswana, said to be the biggest find in more than a century, according to the mine company.<p>The gem, only second in size to the Cullinan diamond which was unearthered in South Africa in 1905, was mined by …

Abandon ship: Baltic Dry index hits record low

A leading indicator of world economic growth, the Baltic Dry, has plunged to its lowest ever level<p>The Baltic Dry Index, which is seen by many as a leading indicator of the state of the world economy, slumped 2.9pc to a record low of 504 today due, at least in part, to China’s economic malaise.<p>The …

Greene King strikes gold as Chinese demand soars after Xi Jinping pint

Orders up for British beer in China after president photographed enjoying a pint with David Cameron in Buckinghamshire pub<p>When David Cameron invited one of the world’s most powerful men for a swift pint last month, he was hoping to seal a “golden era” of relations between London and Beijing.<p>But Xi …

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Seven Customer Service Phrases That Great Companies Never Use

Every business deserves its own customer service style, a flavor to call its own for its customer-facing operations. Customer service shouldn’t be entirely cookie cutter, entirely one-style-fits-all for the business or the customer. That’s why, when I’m consulting for a client on their customer …

Oil nations feel the strain of  Opec’s continuing price war

Crisis-hit Venezuela to press for change in policy, reports Andrew Critchlow<p>Almost a year ago Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela’s long-serving former oil minister, emerged from a tense meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) looking red faced and furious.<p>Within the privacy …

The death and life of the great British pub | Tom Lamont

Across the country, pubs are being shuttered at an alarming rate – scooped up by developers and ransacked for profit – changing the face of neighbourhoods and turning our beloved locals into estate agents, betting shops, and luxury flats. This is the story of how one pub fought back<p>The Murphy …

17 Photos of Princess Diana You've Never Seen Before

There are certain events that will live in our memory forever — but these lesser-known moments were just as special.<p>There are certain events that will live in our memory forever — but these lesser-known moments were just as special.

A photographer restored old NASA photos to show outer space in incredible detail

The unedited photos, which can be viewed on Flickr under the Project Apollo Archive, offer an incredible look at both the close quarters inside space shuttles, as well as expansive views of space.<p>But some of the photos are over-exposed and hard to see clearly. To rectify this, photographer Jeremy …

Why white is a colour of purity that might just have killed you

The colour white is loaded with meaning. From white weddings to bleached lab coats and blank sheets of paper, it is found everywhere. But where did it begin, and is it even a colour at all?<p>White created by light – on a TV screen, for example, or through a prism – does not have its own specific …

Here's Why Some People Are More Religious Than Others

Ramon Espinosa—AP<p>Claudia Daut—Reuters<p>Joe Raedle—Getty Images<p>Desmond Boylan—AP<p>Alexandre Meneghini—Reuters<p>Ismael Francisco—AP<p>Tony …

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Here’s the Most Comprehensive ‘Tree of Life’ Created to Date With 2.3 Million Species

Researchers have released their first crack at a “tree of life” that depicts what they say is the relationship and evolution of 2.3 billion species over a 3.5-billion-year timeline.<p>The circular tree of life comes from a collaborative effort of 10 institutions and, according to researchers, is the …

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A psychologist reveals the 9 most common dreams and what they mean

Many psychologists have given up trying to interpret dreams, but we talked to one who hasn't.<p>Psychologist Ian Wallace has interpreted over 150,000 dreams during more than 30 years of practice.<p>He helped us compile a list of nine of the most common dreams, their meanings, and what action you should …

Why You Shouldn’t Use a Selfie Stick While Driving

Alex Lopatnyuk recently went gator hunting and brought his GoPro and selfie stick along for the first time.<p>“The selfie failed,” Lopatnyuk …

Marvel announces Red Wolf ongoing series

Marvel has announced that its premier Native American hero <b>Red Wolf</b> is set to head up his very own ongoing series from writer Nathan Edmondson (<b>Black</b> …

Cloud storage company Box raises full-year forecast for second time

(Reuters) - Cloud storage provider Box Inc (BOX.N) reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly revenue and raised its full-year revenue forecast for the second time as more customers subscribed to its content-sharing platform.<p>Box expects full year revenue of $295 million to $297 million, up …

New York City menus will soon have salt warnings

The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously on Wednesday to require chain restaurants to include a saltshaker symbol next to menu items that …

How UK government decided to kill Reyaad Khan

British Isis fighter was target of drone strike that also killed Ruhul Amin and a third Isis militant. We look at some of the questions raised by the military action<p>The British drone strike that killed a number of Isis fighters, including two British citizens, has raised questions, including how …

E-cigarettes: Teens who vape are more likely to smoke later, study says

For teens and young adults, e-cigarettes could be a gateway drug toward smoking traditional cigarettes, according to a new paper published by JAMA Pediatrics.<p>The study, which tracked the habits of nearly 700 young people over a year, revealed that young nonsmokers who showed no interest in smoking …

Audi A8 L Security Meets Strictest Armored Vehicle Requirements

Details of Audi’s most armored sedan, the Audi A8 L Security, have been released. The car meets the class VR 9 ballistic protection standard, currently the highest standard for civilian high-security sedans, and will be shown at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show next week.<p>Audi has fortified the A8 L …

This is a one-off, 450bhp, V8-engined Toyota Hilux

Welcome to living, bellowing proof that <i>anything</i> can be improved by the addition of a big V8. This is a Toyota Hilux, it has been fitted with a big …

Honda's amazing motorbike-engined roadster concept needs to be made real

Clearly Honda’s immediate priority should be to halt production of <i>everything</i>, and focus instead on building Jenson and Fernando a decent F1 engine. …

Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Spyder Confirmed to Debut Next Week

It wasn’t one of the industry’s better-kept secrets that Lamborghini planned a successor to the Gallardo Spyder, one which would be based on the still-fresh Huracán LP610-4. The wedge-shaped, open-air two-seater will bow at the Frankfurt auto show at around noon local time next Tuesday, and it’s …

Microsoft urges U.S. court to block warrant for emails held abroad

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to block the U.S. government from forcing the company to hand over a customer’s emails stored on an Irish server, warning that the precedent would create a “global free-for-all” that eviscerates personal privacy.<p>…