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David Cameron Has Just Announced He's Resigning As An MP

The former prime minister is stepping down as MP for Witney, triggering a by-election in the Oxfordshire seat.<p>David Cameron has announced that he is resigning as an MP, after stepping down as prime minister in June following the EU referendum.<p>The move will trigger a by-election in his seat of …

Great Britain

A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

SpaceX's biggest rival is developing "space trucks" to ferry cargo in an orbital economy

The big kahuna of American rocket companies is the United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin that until this year held a monopoly on the lucrative business of launching rockets for the US Air Force.<p>But that monopoly is no more. The company faces a new era of competition …

9 Show-Stopping Wall Decoration Ideas For A Beautiful Home

Think on a grand scale to lend your walls the personality they need to dazzle.<p>A beautiful wall treatment is sure to enchant, whether you opt for fabric, paper or a hand-painted mural.

10 Best Dressed: Week of August 8, 2016

Sultry rules! At night, there were two approaches to steamy glamour: sheer yet ornate on the red carpet, painterly and fearless at the gala. By day, nothing beat tried-and-true faded blues, worn two-tone, oversize, cropped . . . or twinned, Rihanna-style, with a fur stole.

New York City

Miles of Algae and a Multitude of Hazards

The stench of decaying algae began rising from coastal waterways in southeastern Florida early this month, shutting down businesses and beaches during a critical tourism season. Officials arrived, surveyed the toxic muck and declared states of emergency in four counties. Residents shook their …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

24 in-flight crimes that should have you kicked off a plane

A US woman was ordered to leave a JetBlue flight last week due to her allegedly "inappropriate" short shorts.<p>Who likes short shorts? Not JetBlue. But there are far more egregious in-flight crimes that go unpunished on a daily basis. Such as the following:<p>1. Sock removal<p>Many traditionalists will …

Six Reasons The Intrepid Traveler Will Love The Democratic Republic Of Congo

<i>We here at Uproxx Life want you to travel. If you can just make it happen, we believe your life will be better for it. Sometimes adventures are death-defying exercises, others are just getaways to unwind from the frivolity of everyday life. Wherever you find yourself on the spectrum of world</i> …

We asked a scientist about that 'impossibly large' alligator spotted in Florida

But is it really so extraordinary?<p>Maybe not, says Ken Rice, director of the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center of the US Geological Survey. He says that it's difficult to tell from the footage precisely how long the alligator is, but he'd guess 11 to 13 feet.<p>"It's obviously an adult male," he told …

Scientists Believe This Is How Stonehenge Was Built, and It's Way Easier Than You'd Think

For quite some time now, the massive English Neolithic period monument Stonehenge has baffled scientists and visitors alike. After all, dragging …

The case for black holes being nothing but holograms just got even stronger

We can't see them because not even light can escape their gravitational pull, we have no idea what they're made of, and where does everything inside go once a black hole dies?<p>Physicists can't even agree on whether black holes are massive, three-dimensional behemoths, or just two-dimensional …

Pakistani woman dies after being set on fire for rejecting marriage proposal

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old Pakistani schoolteacher died Wednesday from injuries after her body was set on fire for refusing a marriage proposal, police said.<p>The perpetrators beat Maria Abbasi, then drenched her in petrol and set her body ablaze before leaving her for dead, her …

Human Rights

Gotthard tunnel: World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1245000/1245887_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534497498_39f5e4a1b45704bb8d94caf70b400bff<p><b>The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.</b><p>The 57km (35-mile) …

Japanese journalist: 'Last chance' to help me

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> A photo of a Japanese hostage in Syria holding up a sign which reads, "Please help me," and "This is the last chance," along with his name in Japanese has emerged about two months after he was last seen in what appeared to be a hostage video.<p>The newer image shows a heavily-bearded …

Al-Nusra Front

Peacock spiders: scientist finds seven new species of 'fairly cute' creatures

Sydney biologist has a Facebook page dedicated to the colourful arachnids, which he says behave more like cats and dogs<p>A scientist with a passion for peacock spiders – only a couple of millimetres long, extraordinarily colourful and “like dogs or cats” in their behaviour – has discovered seven new …

A UFO? Video captures strange object near Ohio military base

Is it or isn’t it?<p>Video of a strange object in the sky near a military base in Dayton, Ohio, had the internet buzzing Sunday over whether it was a UFO, "Fox & Friends" reported.<p>“It looks like it’s moving with the clouds,” a woman is heard saying on the video.<p>The 13-minute YouTube video appears to …

Important: Dolly Parton Is Having a Memorial Day Weekend Sale

Do you need more Dolly Parton in your life? (The answer to that question, unequivocally, is yes.) Well this weekend is the perfect time to fill that Dolly-sized hole in your heart. The country star is holding a Memorial Day sale, where you can stock up on all the T-shirts, iPhone cases, blankets, …

Memorial Day Weekend

Amazing new silver boa constrictor species found on remote island

A new species of boa constrictor has been discovered after one slithered onto the head of the leader of an expedition to a remote Caribbean island.<p>The Silver Boa [Chilabothrus argentum] was discovered on an island in the Bahamas, with scientists identifying 20 of the three-foot long snakes during …

India is quietly becoming a space exploration powerhouse

The shuttle traveled to an altitude of about 40 miles above Earth's surface, short of the 62-mile barrier between Earth's atmosphere and outer space, before returning to Earth and into the Bay of Bengal.<p>"In this flight, critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance and control, …

Rosetta spacecraft discovers comet carries key ingredients for life

Scientists for the first time have directly detected key organic compounds in a comet, bolstering the notion that these celestial objects delivered …

Archaeologist: Boston shipwreck is rare, remarkable find

BOSTON (AP) — A sunken, burned ship from the 1800s uncovered during a construction project in Boston's Seaport District is a rare and remarkable …

Here's Why Doctors Are So Worried About the New Superbug

Health news<p>A much-feared superbug gene has been found for the first time in the United States, and it has health officials very worried.<p>The gene, called mcr-1, was found in a woman from Pennsylvania who had a bad infection last month. In her case, it was an E. coli bacteria. But scientists say this …

NASA peers into huge hole in the sun

While you might think the sun has pretty much just one weather pattern – blistering and violent with a chance of radiation poisoning – it can …

Astronomy