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Watch British Comedy Legend John Cleese's Amusing Recap of Every Walking Dead Season

<i>The Walking Dead</i> returns for the premiere of its seventh season Sunday, which means it’s high time for a recap of everything that has happened to …

How The 'Impossible' Space Drive Engine May Work

A while back, I wrote about a very exciting if baffling new space propulsion system: the EmDrive. It’s a space propulsion system that doesn’t appear …

A big freeze might be on the way. Brrr.

Sometimes, heavy downpours just aren’t enough, so the weather gods have seen fit to follow them up with freezing temperatures.<p>On Tuesday, parts of …

Weather

Confined, isolated, killed: Primates used for secret ‘Frankenstein-like’ studies in Sydney

Hundreds of monkeys have been sent to Australia for what seem to be dubious medical experiments that raise “serious ethical questions,” the local …

BBC Radio 4 Extra - The History of the Future, The Future From Here

Juliet Gardiner concludes her History of the Future with a view of the future from where we stand in 2012. Are we more or less anxious about what's to come than we ever were?<p>Juliet speaks to James Martin and Ian Goldin of the Oxford Martin School, a research community of over 300 scholars working …

2016 January 25 - Where Your Elements Came From

<b>Where Your Elements Came From</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Cmglee (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons<p><b>Explanation:</b> The hydrogen in your body, …

A Comet Swarm Can’t Explain That 'Alien Megastructure' Star After All

The weirdest star just got even weirder.<p>Back in October, astronomers discovered a strange pattern of light near a distant star called KIC 8462852 …

Dollar cost averaging January 2016

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of January 4 in New York City.Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>Financial markets have started 2016 in turmoil, with a particularly disastrous Friday seeing US stocks sharply down.<p>Fortunately for investors, there's a smart, …

10 most important things in advertising

A man walks past the AOL logo at the company's office in New York.Thomson Reuters<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. AOL may ditch its brand name.</b> There's a disconnect between the parent company and all the brands that are part of it, according to …

NKorea's Kim Jong Un sends all-female band to sing in China

BEIJING (AP) — An all-female band formed by Kim Jong Un will perform behind closed doors at Beijing's iconic performing arts center Thursday on a …

Four-year-old ruins a live BBC interview with incredible happiness, raises awareness for organ donation

en_US<p>article<p>Some people wait all their lives to see themselves on TV. For one British four-year-old named Harry, the whole idea was hilarious. …

Happiness

US Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Wings Past 200 Days in Orbit

Mum's the word: The U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane has winged its way past the 200 day mark, carrying out a classified agenda for the …

Donald Trump Responds To UK Ban Petition, Accuses British Politicians Of 'Pandering To Political Correctness'

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump responded to a petition demanding his prohibition from the UK on Wednesday, accusing British politicians of "pandering to …

You can now download the Sky TV APP on Xbox One

That’s correct after 2 years of waiting one of the most used applications on the Xbox 360 is now Available on Xbox One<p><i>Sky Marketing team said a few</i> …

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The Internet isn't ready for really big news

One thing you can say for traditional broadcast media: They scale really well. If you put an analog signal on the air or on a wire with enough …

What Lies in Store for the Mars Rovers?

Their 90-day warranty expired awhile ago, but NASA's twin Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity are still trundling along the Martian surface en route …

Here are the 16 predictions Microsoft is making for 2016

The facility, which has been in operation for over 25 years, was created by Bill Gates to help create "a new Golden Age of technological advancement," according to Peter Lee, Microsoft Research's corporate vice president.<p>Some Microsoft Research projects are purely academic, looking to advance …

Burn! Amazon CEO Suggests Sending Donald Trump Into Space

Oh, yes, Jeff Bezos did. Suggest sending billionaire Republican presidential candidate and full-time publicity hound Donald Trump into space, that is.<p>Earlier today, Trump said in a series of tweets that Amazon, which billionaire Bezos runs, makes no money and that Bezos owns <i>The Washington Post</i> only …

15 photos of flood-hit Britain after Storm Desmond dumps heavy rainfall

LONDON — Thousands in Britain were left without power and many people were evacuated from their homes after stormy weather left towns and cities …

Weather

Thailand's village of Samut Chin: Turning the tide | Climate SOS

<b>Ban Khun Samut Chin, Thailand</b> <b>-</b> On the surface Ban Khun Samut Chin is an idyllic Thai fishing village. Yet looking towards the horizon confirms that something is seriously awry. Speared into the ocean, a line of equally spaced telegraph poles disappears into the distance. The road that once ran …

A student told me I 'couldn't understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did

Emily E. Smith is a fifth-grade social justice and English language arts teacher at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin. She was just awarded the …

Teaching

Bestselling physicist will hit the road in autumn 2016 with a show featuring his Infinite Monkey Cage pal Robin Ince<p>The physicist and broadcaster Brian Cox is to tour the UK and Ireland with a live show in autumn 2016.<p>Related: Brian Cox: ‘Scientists aren’t priests of knowledge. They’re like …

Physics

Quentin Tarantino and his cast talk The Hateful Eight's roadshow screenings

In an ideal world, Quentin Tarantino’s <i>The Hateful Eight</i> would screen everywhere in its lush, full format 70mm glory. Sadly, we do not live in that …

App Visualizes Radio Waves From Cell Towers, Satellites Around You

When you check your phone or laptop, the only indication of radio waves in your area is probably the bars for your Wi-Fi or cellular signal. But electromagnetic radiation is everywhere, being transmitted from millions of towers and Wi-Fi routers — and this app lets you visualize the wireless data …

Earth Is Surrounded by Strings of Dark Matter

New computations from NASA suggest that long strings of mysterious dark matter form around planets like Earth.<p>The solar system is hairy? Thanks to …

'Mouse' Spotted On Mars

First there were the "Clangers," then there were the "Biker Mice From Mars." Now, an amateur astronomer believes he may have spotted evidence of a …

How to Predict Your Future with One Question

The self-interview that could change the way you see your world<p>If you could ask a question of yourself, 20 years in the future, what would it be?<p>It sounds like one of those stupid party games, right? In the same ballpark as “which 10 albums would you take with you to a desert island?” It’s an …

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We may have just been introduced to the future of touchscreens

E Ink screens are fantastic for some applications, but they’re certainly not suitable for smartphones. The low power consumption and great visibility …

University of Oxford

Move over SpaceX and Blue Origin: The first reusable rockets flew in the 1960s

For the first time, they succeeded in launching their New Shepard reusable launch system to space and back.<p>While this was a first for Blue Origin, it wasn't the first time that a reusable launch system has flown to and returned from space.<p>That award goes to the North American X-15 spacecraft, which …

Why Jeremy Corbyn was wearing a white ribbon at Prime Minister's Questions

Jeremy Corbyn and some other MPs were spotted wearing a white ribbon on their jackets at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday.<p>But what do the …

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