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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 …

Queen Elizabeth II

The 900 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean were killed by British government policy

We were warned. We knew the dangers. We let 'migrants' drown<p>There’s something we need to be clear on. <b>The death of 900 refugees</b> – we have to use that blanket term because we don’t know the names of the dead, and I suspect we never will – in the Mediterranean over the weekend was not a “tragedy”. The …

Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

LEGO savants Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have constructed a life-sized car made almost entirely out of LEGO bricks – and it runs entirely on air! …

Hall ion thrusters to fly on X-37B spaceplane

The US Air Force's most public secret, the X-37B unmanned spaceplane, is now a little less top secret. The Air Force has revealed that when the …

iPad App Issue Delays 'a Few Dozen' American Airlines Flights

Issues with an app on iPads provided to pilots on American Airlines flights have delayed "a few dozen" flights, making it difficult for planes to take off and causing them to return to the gates to fix the issue, according to <i>The Verge</i>.<p>"Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software …

China's 'Rent-a-Foreigner' industry is booming

Foreigners are being hired to pose as celebrities by Chinese real-estate developers to help agents sell property in "ghost towns" by making them appear more animated and worldly, according to a new mini-documentary released by The New York Times.<p>Thanks to China's overzealous property development, …

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Physics

What is the most difficult concept to grasp in physics?

One of the most difficult concepts to grasp would be how general relativity treats time as just the fourth dimension. The difficulty is more …