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Queen Elizabeth II owns every dolphin in Britain and doesn't need a driving license — here are the incredible powers you didn't know the monarchy has

Queen Elizabeth II is not like you and me.<p>Did you know she is immune from prosecution? That she has her own personal poet, paid in Sherry wine? Or that she holds dominion over British swans and can fire the entire Australian government?<p>It's true that her role as the British head of state is largely …

Finished Dronecraft Carrier Launches Model Airplanes

Remote control and good to go<p>In November, the flight of a drone from another drone was an ephemeral thing. Recorded on video the entire event lasted less than half the duration of the Wright Brother’s famous first. Now, remote control aircraft enthusiast group FliteTest have taken their prototype, …

January 2015

Diversity

U.S. announces new sanctions against N. Korea in wake of Sony hack

President Obama ordered new economic sanctions Friday against North Korea aimed at increasing financial pressure on the rogue state's leadership, a preliminary retaliatory action by the administration in response to what it calls the "destructive and coercive" cyberattack on Sony Pictures …

Introduction: Quantum World

If successful scientific theories can be thought of as cures for stubborn problems, quantum physics was the wonder drug of the 20th century. It …

Quantum Physics

Countries warn of potential dangers of autonomous weapons systems they say are at risk of violating international and humanitarian law<p>“Killer robots” – autonomous weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets in the absence of human control – should be strictly monitored to prevent …

The 15 Metallic Accessories You Need To Create The Perfect Thanksgiving Tablescape

Forget paper turkeys and pinecones, these elegant metallics are all you need.<p>Forget paper turkeys and pinecones, these understated and elegant metallic accessories are all you need to make your holiday table something to remember.

Decorations

11 Clever Uses for Safety Pins

There are lots of reasons to keep a stash of these tiny tools around. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sure, safety pins are helpful for fixing a dropped hem or ripped seam in a pinch, but you already knew that. Here are some more ways they can solve problems all over the …

Cleaning

Authorities in Afghanistan have seized and destroyed more than 20 tonnes of drugs in the capital city, Kabul. The confiscated items included raw opium, hashish and chemicals to convert opium into heroin. The drugs were covered in petrol before being burnt. The country is known for being the world's …

Architizer

How To Delete Your Own Nude Photos From Apple's iCloud: A Step-By-Step Guide

You probably heard by now about the nude celebrity photos circulating the internet, with the hacker allegedly responsible saying he got the photos from Apple's iCloud.<p>You may be thinking, "I'm not a celebrity. No one would be interested in my naked or otherwise embarrassing photos."<p>That could be …

Wooden Ship Unearthed at World Trade Center Site From Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia

The wood came from the same area as timber used to build Independence Hall.<p><b>From the ruins of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 sprouts an amazing link to Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia. And the key to this discovery lies with tree rings.</b><p>In 2010, excavators in New York's Lower …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Hands on with LG’s curved, self-healing G Flex smartphone

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Unlike most new smartphones I’ve seen this year, the LG G Flex genuinely surprised me. And not just because …

Google buys Boston Dynamics, maker of spectacular and terrifying robots

Google has acquired robotics engineering company Boston Dynamics, best known for its line of quadrupeds with funny gaits and often mind-blowing capabilities. Products that the firm has demonstrated in recent years include BigDog, a motorized robot that can handle ice and snow, the 29 mile-per-hour …

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

The Launch of Cygnus!

One in four Japanese now over 65 | FT Data

Latest official statistics released on Respect the Aged Day in Japan mark a symbolic milestone for the country with just shy of 32 million people – a …

Google Glass no Longer Requires Tethering Plan

The ‘Explorer Edition’ of Google Glass is very much in beta, as evidenced by a range of recent updates for the wearable device, the latest of which appears to have ended the need for a dedicated tethering plan to equip Glass with Internet access when away from a WiFi connection.<p>Engadget reports …

Hexcell Concept Watch Can Be Customized to Suit Your Style

<b>Hexcell concept watch</b> was clearly inspired by natural hexagon shaped structures which usually can be found in nature. The main watch face actually …

The Frog That Got Caught in the Crossfire of a Rocket Launch

This brings a whole new meaning to "amphibious vehicle."<p>On Friday evening, NASA's Minotaur V rocket blasted off from its launchpad at a spaceport in Virginia, carrying the LADEE spacecraft on the first leg of its trip from Earth to the moon. The scene that resulted was beautiful. It was inspiring. …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

This Jacket Keeps Warmth In, While Letting Sweat Out

The Army-approved Polartec Alpha does what down and synthetic materials can't.<p>In 2010, the U.S. Army went to textile manufacturer Polartec with a problem: Troops needed a jacket that would breathe when they worked up a sweat but would also hold onto warmth when they sat still. Down and synthetic …

NASA is farming lettuce in space

Starting in December, NASA will begin producing its own food in orbit for the first time ever, according to a new report in <i>Modern Farmer</i>. Called the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE for short), the minimal rig will accommodate six romaine lettuce plants grown under pink LED lamps, ready for …

DoJ to release documents on FISC activities

Hundreds of previously classified documents to be handed over on court that authorizes U.S. surveillance programs<p>SAN FRANCISCO — The Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country's long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic …

More Than 200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars

Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet, 202,586 people from more than 140 countries have …

Syria’s other ally: North Korea

Russia and Iran have overtly backed the Assad regime but North Korea could be helping as well<p>SEOUL, South Korea — The Obama administration’s push for a military strike against Syria is in full swing, highlighting not only the use of chemical weapons but the regimes that support Assad.<p>Aside from …