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Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

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Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'

Nato aircraft tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations.<p>In all, Nato said in a statement, its jets had intercepted …

Asteroids Offer Stepping-Stones to Mars, Expert Says

Rather than lassoing asteroids, NASA could use the space rocks to prepare for a visit to Mars.<p>Nearby asteroids are humanity's ticket to Mars, says a planetary scientist who's calling for an ambitious survey to map ones that could serve as stepping-stones to the red planet. (Video: "Would You Go to …

Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with “part of her breast exposed,” and must pay her …

See an Astronaut's Minimalist Photo of a Sunrise

NASA/JPL-Caltech<p>NASA/The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)<p>NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Wisc.<p>NASA/ESA/P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley, …

Introducing The Most Powerful Audi Ever: R8 V10 Competition

Audi R8 “competition” is the most powerful Audi production vehicle ever made, with a factory-certified 0-60 MPH time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 199 MPH. That alone should be enough to lure 60 US buyers to Audi dealers to place orders in the next ten days. This car is the final flourish, the …

This ferrofluid artwork follows you until you look at it

If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. Or, in this case, an adorable, minimalist facsimile of a face, rendered in patches of ferrofluid -- nanoparticles of ferromagnetic material suspended in a carrier liquid.<p>And you don't have to do the first gazing, either: Eye Catcher, a …

Opec: Everyone needs to stop panicking about the oil price

Opec's secretary general dismisses suggestions member countries have embarked on an oil price war to preserve market share<p>Opec's oil production is unlikely to change much in 2015 and there is no need to panic at the crude price drop, Opec's secretary general has said, adding to indications the …

Barclays sued by Saudi developer for $10 billion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Saudi real estate company has sued Barclays for $10 billion (6.24 billion pounds), claiming the bank ceased pursuing lease payments due from the Saudi government on military complexes in the kingdom in order to obtain a lucrative banking license there.<p>A Barclays sign hangs …

Sonic boom sounds over Kent after RAF planes intercept Latvian plane

RAF Typhoon aircraft were launched to intercept a civilian aeroplane and escort it to Stansted airport after it caused concern to air traffic controllers.<p>The aircraft, a Soviet-era Antonov An-26 cargo plane, owned by the Latvian company RAF-Avia was safely escorted down by the military jets from …

Google Just Put Its Giant New Smartphone Up For Preorder, And It's Already Sold Out

This isn't uncommon, however, as Nexus phones have always sold out quickly in years past. The Nexus 4 was out-of-stock constantly when it was released in 2012.<p>It's unclear whether or not the phones are just selling extremely fast, or if Google isn't making enough of them at launch.<p>Either way, it …

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Tower of London: how to see the poppies

Time is running out to see Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, the installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Here's how to dodge the crowds and get the best view<p><b>Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red</b>, the installation of …