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Eggborough power station to close

Czech owners to pull plug on coal-fired plant in North Yorkshire that provides enough electricity for two million homes<p>The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has insisted there is no danger of the country’s lights going out after the Czech owners of one of Britain’s biggest power …

Hurricane Kilo Crosses Dateline, Becomes Typhoon

The storm formerly known as Hurricane Kilo is now Typhoon Kilo. Well, sort of. The storm is trapped somewhere in the space-time-storm continuum, …

Weather

3 Pacific Cyclones, A Hurricane off Africa: What's Going On?

The weather seems to be going haywire, with three simultaneous category 4 cyclones in the Pacific and what could be the easternmost hurricane to make landfall in the Atlantic.<p>Three cyclones—Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena—are currently tearing it up in the central Pacific. On Sunday, all of them were a …

Video

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>May warned Brexit strategy 'risks Corbyn in No 10'<p>Two MPs quit their party …

Wasp's Venom Could Be A Powerful 'Weapon Against Cancer,' Study Shows

A toxin in Polybia paulista's sting reportedly kills tumor cells without harming healthy ones.<p>Toxic, but life-saving?<p>It seems like an oxymoron, but scientists say the venom of <i>Polybia paulista</i>, a wasp native to Brazil, fits that description.<p>According to a study published in the Biophysical Journal …

Tesla Model X - first pictures of production model out

For all Tesla fans out there, here’s some news that will make you pretty envious – customers in the US are now starting to customise their …

Michael Brown Should Take Responsibility for his Hurricane Katrina Mistakes

As the country commemorated the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed lives and livelihoods across the Gulf Coast, former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael Brown paid tribute unlike any I've ever seen.<p>In a 4,000+ word declaration for <i>Politico Magazine</i> …

This Chef Makes Fries From Slivers of McDonald's Cheeseburger and It's the Stuff of Dreams

Chef Tym Bussanich has created the ultimate fast-food snack — a McDonald’s cheeseburger that’s been rolled, breaded, sliced and deep-fried into a …

I Asked a Biological Weapons Expert How Far-Fetched Metal Gear Solid’s Genome Soldiers Really Are

Stanford's Dr. Steven Block reveals that Hideo Kojima's PlayStation original was remarkably prescient in its presentation of future troops.<p>"We're conducting exercises with a new type of experimental weapon," says DARPA chief Donald Anderson. It's the opening hours of the original <i>Metal Gear Solid</i>, …

Metal Gear

Has an alien been discovered by a nuclear power plant?

The corpse with a "mysterious skull" was found by two residents.<p>And the discovery is baffling scientists in Russia.<p>They initially thought it was a …

Automatic Revolver

A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that …

Before Installing Solar, Consider Your Roof

Considering solar power? Your many choices include buying or leasing the solar photovoltaic (PV) equipment, finding a contractor, and properly sizing …

Top 16 for 2016: Best new rides coming to U.S. theme parks

At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2016, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.<p><b>IN THE LOOP: Sign up for our weekly theme parks newsletter</b><p>It already …

Walt Disney Company

An Impressive Aerial View and Timelapse of Record-Breaking ‘Sail Amsterdam’ 2015 | Colossal

<p>Billed as the largest free nautical event in the world, Sail Amsterdam is a <i>quinquennial</i> (every five years) gathering of 600+ boats and tall ships …

A real big bug problem: Iowa fossils show giant sea scorpion was dominant predator of its time

Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.<p>Almost half a billion years ago, way before the dinosaurs roamed, Earth's dominant large predator was a sea scorpion that grew to 5 feet 7 inches, with a dozen claw arms sprouting from its head …

The long wait for SpaceX's next historic rocket launch is nearing an end

Until then, SpaceX had a flawless launch record for its Falcon 9, which had successfully completed 17 missions since June 2010.<p>Understandably, the company quickly halted future Falcon 9 launches scheduled for late this summer and early fall, and we've been wondering when the company will, once …

Space Travel

North Korea's Airline May Not Be the World's Worst, But It's the Quirkiest

If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a …

California's 'Katrina' Could Be Coming to Sacramento

You don’t need a hurricane to have a catastrophic flood.<p>“California’s Katrina Is Coming,” proclaimed an article on WIRED yesterday. And you know what? It could be true.<p>Though the West Coast almost never gets hurricanes, an earthquake- or storm-induced flood could still do serious damage one of the …

Sea Level

Plasma Rocket Technology Receives NASA Funding Boost

A potential advancement in the United States' electric propulsion capability for the future of spaceflight is being underscored by a new NASA …

Space Travel