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Nasa images supposedly show ‘huge sphere’ spotted in front of the sun but are actually just an error

A picture is being circulated of a “huge sphere” passing in front of the sun that some claim shows a UFO. It almost certainly doesn’t.<p>“UFO fans fear …

Only the rich and elderly will own homes within a decade, thinktank warns

Nine in ten under 35s on modest incomes could be frozen out of home ownership by 2025, analysis by Resolution Foundation finds<p>Nine in ten under 35s on modest incomes could be frozen out of home ownership within a decade, a thinktank has warned.<p>The 16-35 age group could become permanent renters as …

Apple challenges 'chilling' demand to decrypt San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

Tim Cook publicly attacks the US government for asking Apple to take an ‘unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers’<p>Apple has hit back after a US federal magistrate ordered the company to help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters, with chief …

Tim Cook

RAF jets intercept two Russian bombers nearing UK airspace

Typhoon jets escort pair of Russian supersonic bombers across North Sea<p>RAF combat aircraft were scrambled after reports that Russian bombers were heading towards UK airspace. The Typhoon jets were dispatched from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Wednesday afternoon following the security alert.<p>The …

Stunning NASA photo shows moon cut in half by Saturn’s rings

Saturn and its rings may be a long way from Earth, but that doesn’t mean we can’t snap lots of photos of the distant planet. In fact, taking pictures …

Where Did China Get This F-22 Raptor?

Why is something that looks just like America's premiere fighter hanging out at a Chinese airport?<p>A sleepy airport in rural China is not where you'd expect to find America's latest and greatest fighter plane. And yet at some point in the last six weeks a F-22 Raptor—or full-sized copy of one—was …

Giant model triceratops found in the middle of a road

A driver discovered something very unusual was blocking traffic on a British road over the weekend: a 25-ft. model triceratops.<p>The fake dino turned up on the Isle of Wright off the Southern coast of the United Kingdom, the BBC reports. It was taken from The Jurassic Garden, a shop selling …

NASA’s astronomers have discovered the oldest light in the universe

Using the data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered a jet from a very distant supermassive black hole being illuminated …

Warning Space Aliens: Earth's UFO-Hunting Satellite Is Coming For You

"We have former astronauts, military personnel, police officers and the former defense minister of Canada come forward stating that extraterrestrial UFOs are real ... How can this be ignored and brushed off as nonsense?"<p>It seems like every day, a video or image emerges that appears to show a UFO …

This Is "The Glassworker", Pakistan's First Fully Hand-Drawn Animated Film

The film is about a young boy named Vincent, and is influenced by Japanese anime style.<p>View this post on Facebook

Editor's Letter: The Most Important Car Redesign of the Decade

Call it the beginning of the end.<p>From the December 2015 issue<p>I’m probably out here all alone on this one, but I believe that the most important car redesign of the decade, now that we’re midway through it, is the current Mercedes-Benz S-class sedan’s.<p>I take little pleasure in claiming credit for …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Stop blaming India and China for the West’s 300 years of destroying the environment

Even if the world celebrates a Paris climate deal on Dec. 11, the process will still have to be regarded as a failure. Let me explain why.<p>The basic reason is that the unequal distribution of carbon emissions is not even on its agenda. The historical responsibility of the West is not on the table, …

Fossil Fuels

Did Dakotaraptor Really Face Off Against Tyrannosaurus?

By now you’ve probably heard about the giant “raptor” uncovered in South Dakota. The dinosaur’s discovery came as quite a shock. For the past century <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> has dominated our imaginations as the sole apex predator of the Hell Creek Formation, but <i>Dakotaraptor steini</i>, as Robert DePalma and …

2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe

A blatant me-too that proves it's not copycatting if you improve the breed.<p>Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it’s also a safe money grab. If you’re a car company and one of your competitors strikes gold with a niche product, you fill that niche in your own lineup. This author …

Scientists Create New Kind Of Diamond At Room Temperature

Researchers have created a new phase of solid carbon with qualities previously thought to be impossible that can be used to create diamonds at room temperature and the same atmospheric pressure as the ambient air.<p>Scientists at North Carolina State University call it Q-carbon and say it is distinct …

Samsung’s Struggling Mobile Business Has A New Leader

As its smartphone sales continue to lag behind competitors, Samsung Electronics announced today that it will reshuffle the leadership of its mobile division. J.K. Shin will no longer be in control of its day-to-day operations and instead hand that responsibility over to Dongjin Koh.<p>Before the …

Samsung

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Manual

The last part of our 40,000 miles with the Corvette was great. The first part? Not so much.<p>From the December 2015 issue<p>Let’s get this out of the way up front: The litany of breakdowns suffered by our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 (C7) was simply appalling. Yes, we know a car is a …

How The Brain Tells Real From Fake: From Fine Art To Fine Wine

"If I'm allowed to have a favorite forger, which I know sounds a little bit funny, it would be Eric Hebborn, who's really the prince of art forgers," Noah Charney says. "He's the only one of over sixty that I look at in my book who I think is at the same level as the artists he forged."<p>This week on …

Report: Apple testing iPhone 7 models with USB-C, multi-touch 3D Touch, dual cameras, more

The iPhone 6s launched just two months ago, but rumors surrounding its successor are already circulating. Earlier rumors have claimed that the device will feature a waterproof and dustproof design, as well as a new casing material. Now, G For Games reports that Apple is currently in the process of …

Putin: Turkey shot down jet to protect ISIL oil supply

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Ankara of shooting down a Russian warplane to protect supplies of oil from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group to Turkey.<p>On the sidelines of a global climate change conference near Paris on Monday, Putin said the downing of the plane …

Middle East

21 Childhood Books Every British Person Will Remember

Five go on a trip down memory lane.

Peter Jackson and Capaldi 'Doctor Who' video fuels rumours he'll direct episode

Hobbit director appears in homemade video featuring a cameo from the Timelord and a Dalek and suggests Steven Moffatt is pestering him to sign up<p>Doctor Who fans have been left fantasising over the possibility that Peter Jackson may one day direct an episode of their beloved show after he posted a …

The Three Most Amazing PCs Of February 2015

Every month, I take a look at some of the most amazing PCs that have been created from around the world. You probably know it’s possible to build your own PC, however, hardcore enthusiasts are taking things one step further and customising their PCs too. They’ll kit them our with water cooling …

8 Gadgets That Might Make Your Home Smarter Than You

New smart-home products, as part of the Internet of Things movement, aim to connect phones with just about everything.<p>In the near future, you may no longer need to remember to turn the oven off when the cake's done, switch on lights when you enter a room, or run the clothes dryer when electricity …

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Slams Into Autonomous Drone Ship

If at first you don't succeed... try gently landing a rocket on a boat again<p>At 4:47 a.m. this morning, SpaceX attempted what could have been a revolutionary feat: launching a Falcon 9 rocket and landing part of the vehicle on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The lunch was success, but the …

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Is Beautifully Boring

Dragon Age is not a game that makes sense. For one thing, there are dragons. How do they even fly? Ridiculous. But okay, fine, I’ll go with it. There’s also a hilarious contradiction at the game’s very core: that you, as the main character, are the inquisitor, leader of a sizable military force, …

[Updated Price] Alienware Alpha Review -- A Promising Gateway To PC Gaming

<i>UPDATE: I just received word from Alienware that the Alpha console is getting $50 trimmed from its price tag. It’s now retailing for $499. In the below review I state that it’s “a petite system that represents a real value,” and that’s even truer now.</i><p>There’s a big difference between stating your …

Computer Hardware

Microsoft reassures Xbox One owners over DRM rights

Xbox One games will remain available to play and re-download even if they are delisted from the Xbox Games Store, Microsoft has reassured.<p>The …

Gaming

New Dragon Ball Movie To See The Return Of Its Most Memorable Villain

Following the recent Dragon Ball movie Battle of Gods released last year, we’ll be getting a follow up this April. Entitled the Revival of “F”, the focus will be on the return of Frieza (shown above right). One of the primary and most memorable villains from the series, with the “F” in the film’s …