Ignatius Chai

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Stratolaunch Rocket-Launching Airplane Could Carry a New Space Shuttle

In a new book, Paul Allen said he hopes to use the biggest plane in the world to launch a reusable space shuttle.<p>The twin-fuselage Stratolaunch airplane, with the longest wingspan in the world, is designed to carry as many as three rockets up to altitude and then drop them so they can launch …

Space Travel

China mom pays dearly for husband's probe of Ivanka Trump

XIANGYANG, China (AP) — With two young children, Deng Guilian hadn't planned on going back to work. That changed after her husband was arrested while …

Monkey see, monkey 2: Scientists clone monkeys using technique that created Dolly the sheep

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists say they created cloned primates using the same complicated cloning technique that made Dolly the sheep in 1996.<p>Shanghai scientists created two genetically identical and adorable long-tailed macaques. The monkeys are named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong, a version of …

Genetics

Interstellar visitor doesn’t appear to be an alien ship, does appear to be covered in organic gunk

With an icy heart.<p>It’s only been two months since astronomers first spotted the long, thin object hurtling through space, coming in at an angle that could only mean one thing: it wasn’t from this solar system, and it wouldn’t be coming back.<p>The weird object now has a name—‘Oumuamua—but we’re still …

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.<p>It's the farthest black hole ever found.<p>A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a …

Universe

Look Up Tonight for a Chance to See the Northern Lights Over the U.S.

A solar storm may bring the Northern Lights down to the United States this week.<p>The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space …

Commercial Spaceflight Is About to Get Real

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar mission, during which three Apollo 8 astronauts orbited the moon and gave the U.S. …

Egyptian lawyer says it's a national duty to rape girls who wear revealing clothing like ripped jeans

An Egyptian lawyer has prompted outrage for saying harassing and raping girls who wear revealing clothing such as ripped jeans is a “national …

Sexual Harassment

13 of the world's most beautiful libraries

European Travel

British Tourist Faces Jail in Dubai for Brushing Against Man in Bar

A Scottish man is reportedly facing three years behind bars in Dubai for accidentally touching a man’s hip in a bar. Representatives for the man, …

The making of a male midwife

<b>It's 40 years since men were first allowed to train as midwives in the UK, but they still only make up a tiny proportion of the profession. So when a teenage boy in Birmingham said he wanted to become a midwife, he found himself swimming against the tide.</b><p>Shortly before her due date, Michelle-Grace …

NASA wrapped its most famous spacecraft in aluminum kitchen foil — a last-minute move that may have saved the mission

NASA launched its twin Voyager probes four decades ago, one of the most exalted missions in the space agency's history.<p>The Voyager mission explored Jupiter and Saturn more deeply than ever before, surveyed Uranus and Neptune for the first time, then left the solar system. The probes are now …

What to Know About the Explosion on a London Underground Train

At least 30 people have been injured after an explosion on a London Underground train that police are treating as a terrorist …

Don't Overthink, Just Do (The Overthinker’s Guide To Taking Action)

Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be… and too little time actually making the thing, you make no progress.<p>With respect to goals, …

Woman 'steals' her stolen bike back from thief who advertised it on Facebook

A Bristol cyclist has "stolen" her bike from a thief who advertised it for sale on Facebook.<p>Jenni Morton-Humphreys, 30, turned the tables on the thief with an ingenious sting, even though she was advised against doing so by the police.<p>Ms Morton-Humphreys had appealed for help by posting a picture …

Identity Theft

Slimed! Truck Spills Tons of Goo-Producing Eels

If you ever wondered why they're called "slime eels," ask no further. Also known as "hagfish," they created a sticky mess when a truck overturned on an Oregon highway, spilling 7,500 pounds of the creatures onto the roadway.<p>Unfortunately for the owner of this car, the eels secrete a slime when they …

Eels

Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq

A sniper with Canada's elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.<p>The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed Thursday that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the record-breaking shot, killing …

More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, Pew study finds

More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, while still preserving the rights of most people in most places to carry most types of guns, a Pew Research Center survey has found.<p>Meet America's gun super-owners – with an average of 17 firearms each<p>Read more<p>While half of Americans see gun …

Guns

Why Our Brains Respond Differently to Classical Music

Chinese researchers report even a few moments of opera produce a thoughtful, empathetic response. “Music,” Ludwig van Beethoven argued,” is a higher …

Time to leave Afghanistan, Taliban tell Donald Trump

The Taliban has called on President Donald Trump to withdraw US forces from the "quagmire" of Afghanistan, saying nothing has been achieved in 15 years of war except bloodshed and destruction.<p>In an open letter to the new US president published on one of its official web pages, the Taliban said the …

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For almost a year and a half, as the British government and media were accusing Russia of pursuing a military solution in Syria, we have patiently said that fighting terrorists complements the peace process. Their presence is a foreign intervention, which distorts everything. Not always was our …

Middle East

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

Boeing just unveiled its slick new 'Starliner' spacesuit to protect a new generation of NASA astronauts

NASA isn't thrilled about having to pay Russia billions of dollars to launch US astronauts on Russian rockets inside of Russian spacesuits.<p>But that's the current spaceflight pickle the space agency finds itself in; there's really no other option unless you're China.<p>However, two aerospace companies …

The Election Was About Racism Against Barack Obama

The popularity of radical anti-immigrant nationalism in Europe, from Britain to Russia, and in the United States—the recent defeat of a right-wing …

Why sunny South East Asia has been slow to go solar

While solar energy is big in Europe, it has been slow to catch on in Asia.<p>There are many reasons for this but some new research in Singapore might speed the process along as Charlotte Glennie reports.

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you plan, research and prepare, the better off you'll be. With that in mind, I've rounded up these nine tricks …

Google Flights

The 15 smartest sci-fi movies of all time

Viewers are praising the film's stunning cinematography, the commanding performance of Amy Adams, and off-the-charts entertainment value, but mostly, they are praising the film's intelligence.<p>What's funny about most of the praise for the movie's smarts is that it's usually accompanied by just a …

Millions scramble after India scraps its largest banknotes

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians awakened to confusion Wednesday as banks and ATMs remained closed after the government withdrew the highest-denomination …

No access to the Bank of Mum and Dad? Then save for 121 years for a home in London

Want to live somewhere you actually own? Well, you'll have to wait 121 years.<p>That's how long it would take for the average Londoner to save for a deposit for a flat. This is if they saved 10pc of their average salary each year - and had no access to the Bank of Mum and Dad or, as the housing …

This Fog Blanket Over San Francisco Looks Completely Otherworldly

Whoa.<p>San Francisco is notoriously foggy. Ever heard the joke, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco?” Well, it’s not entirely unfounded.<p>When moisture from the Pacific Ocean interacts with the cool prevailing current along California’s coast, fog forms over San Francisco. …