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Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change

The Republican majority in the US Congress has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.<p>The row has erupted after a key polar satellite broke down a few …

Sea Ice

Ford vending machine begins dispensing cars in China

It is no longer enough simply to test-drive a vehicle by riding around the block while a salesperson gives you their well-rehearsed patter. Now, there needs to be some sort of theater around the purchase, or else how will you trick yourself into thinking that buying a car is fun? It's why Ford and …

Mysterious letter reopens case over whether Alcatraz escapees survived the infamous 1962 jailbreak

It was supposed to be the jail from which no inmate could escape - or if they were foolhardy enough to try, would surely perish in the attempt.<p>Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary sat on the eponymous island in the San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles from the mainland and surrounded by strong, unpredictable …

Crime

Japanese astronaut grows in space and now says he's worried he won't properly fit in the capsule bringing him back

An astronaut on the International Space Station has grown so much he's expressed concerns over getting back down.<p>Lieutenant Norishige Kanai said that …

Explorer declares himself 'king' of unclaimed no man's land

An Indian adventurer has declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed strip of land in North Africa and is encouraging interested parties to apply for citizenship.<p>Suyash Dixit travelled hundreds of miles to Bir Tawil, an 800 square mile piece of uninhabited land between Egypt and Sudan that neither …

North Africa

A new quantum atomic clock may finally reveal the nature of dark matter

Tick Tock<p>Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder’s JILA (formerly the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics) have developed an …

Burger King launches WhopperCoin crypto-cash in Russia

<b>Fast-food chain Burger King has launched its own crypto-currency, called WhopperCoin, in Russia.</b><p>Customers will be able to claim one coin for every rouble (1.3p) they spend on the Whopper sandwich.<p>Russians will be able to buy a Whopper with the virtual cash, once they have amassed 1,700 whoppercoins.<p>…

Cryptocurrency

Vegas shooter may have been targeting another music festival

Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock may have had another target in mind.<p>Last weekend, he tried to rent a room overlooking a music festival a few …

50+ killed in Las Vegas Strip massacre; suspect had 10 rifles, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Paddock, who sent bullets and terror down on thousands attending a Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas, had an arsenal in his 32nd-floor hotel room and at his home 80 miles away, officials said.<p>Police recovered 23 guns from his Las Vegas hotel room and another 19 guns from Paddock's …

Las Vegas

Giant Iceberg That Broke Free From Antarctica Has Begun Drifting

After breaking free from Antarctica this summer, a giant iceberg roughly the size of Delaware is moving on to open waters.<p>New satellite images from TerraSAR-X show the iceberg known as A68 has begun to drift away from the Larsen C ice shelf and is being driven by currents, potentially toward the …

Global Warming