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Solar Impulse 2 will begin its around-the-world flight on Monday

The solar-powered airplane will launch from Abu Dhabi<p>The Swiss-engineered airplane Solar Impulse 2 will begin its solar-powered flight around the world on Monday. If weather permits, the plane will launch from Abu Dhabi early in the morning. The plane was scheduled to launch earlier this month, but …

5 Food Secrets For Safe And Effective Weight Loss

It’s that time of year again — time for resolutions. Declarations to stop drinking, save money, go back to college, and of course, lose weight. While …

Why You Can’t Rely on Calorie Counts (and What to Do Instead)

Calorie counts are front-and-center on treadmill screens, food labels, and even restaurant menus. But if you're trying to lose weight (or just …

8 Food Hacks That Help Your Health

What to eat for bad breath, gas, acne, and more

Wellness

Australia hails man who gave his life as hostages fled clutches of a gunman

Sydney siege victims remembered as heroes on Tuesday, as police investigations into the raid's violent end continue<p>The café manager who launched himself at the gunman holding 17 people hostage in Sydney was remembered as a hero on Tuesday, as full details emerged of how the drama came to a bloody …

How A Top Creative Director Turned The Jobs No One Wanted Into A Career Anyone Would Envy

W+K Portland executive creative director Mark Fitzloff’s four lessons in creative career success and longevity.<p><i>In our series, Then & Now, we track the professional paths and key career decisions of the people with the coolest creative jobs around.</i><p>In the ad world, Wieden+Kennedy Portland executive …

Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer

White smoke rose in the air and green dye coloured the ocean to guide the USS Anchorage and smaller recovery vessels to the spot where Nasa’s Orion crew capsule splashed down to Earth after a flawless and awe-inspiring test flight on Friday.<p>Cameras mounted inside Orion caught the casual splendour …

Nasa's Orion spacecraft prepares for launch in first step towards manned Mars mission

Nasa’s quest to send astronauts out into the solar system will begin this week with a two-laps-around-Earth test flight.<p>The new Orion spacecraft is not going to Mars just yet; Thursday’s debut will be unmanned and last just four and a half hours. But it will be the farthest a built-for-humans …

Engineers also warn of danger of software defects as January trial of fully autonomous vehicles on British roads approaches<p>Driverless cars will need to be protected from hackers who could take control of vehicles to cause chaos on the roads, cyber security and transport experts have warned.<p>While …

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Silicon Valley lukewarm to Obama's immigration reform moves

Technology leaders in Silicon Valley and the Southland collectively reacted to President Obama's national address with a shrug and a slight smile. But nobody's jumping for joy.<p>That's because presidential orders on immigration cannot address the problems that trouble technology companies most: tight …

Silicon Valley

Obama: 'We are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once too'

Barack Obama used a heartfelt televised address to the nation on Thursday to explain his decision to enact sweeping immigration reforms that will shield from deportation almost five million people currently living in the country illegally.<p>In an emotional broadcast from the White House, the …

Husband of Pakistani Christian woman pleads for blasphemy pardon

The husband of a Christian woman who was sentenced to death four years ago under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws has pleaded for the country’s president to free his wife and allow her to move to France.<p>Lahore’s high court recently upheld the conviction against Aasia Bibi, who is among the best-known …

Keep Your Head Up: 'Text Neck' Takes A Toll On The Spine

"Text neck," the posture formed by leaning over a cellphone while reading and texting, is a big problem, according to the author of a newly published study in the National Library of Medicine.<p>Kenneth K. Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, says the …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Samsung has built its own version of Apple's Continuity called Flow

The keynote of Samsung Developer Conference 2014 was a wide-ranging, 90-minute affair that touched on topics as varied as smart homes, virtual reality, and health. More traditional computing and smartphones were largely put on the back burner, but Samsung did drop some details about a new …

Peter Siebold was unaware that system controlling descent had been unlocked early by co-pilot Michael Alsbury, who died in crash<p>The pilot who survived last month’s Virgin Galactic disaster has told investigators how he was thrown from the disintegrating SpaceShipTwo still strapped in to his seat, …

Amazon to begin testing same-day delivery drones in Cambridge

Amazon is planning to test drones in Cambridge, England, as the battle to offer consumers same-day deliveries heats up.<p>The US company announced with considerable fanfare late last year that it was considering using drones as a way of dramatically reducing the time it takes to deliver orders to …

Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled

With its sportscar cockpit and dragonfly wings that fold in neatly behind the cabin, it looks like something straight out of the Batcave or Q’s secret laboratory. But the creators of AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster insist their innovation is more than just a boy’s toy dreamt up by science fiction fans. …