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Elon Musk Hints That SpaceX and The Boring Company Could Be Working Together on a Transportation System

Early this morning, Elon Musk alluded to another ambitious project.<p>The Boring Company’s CEO revealed more about his startup’s plans. Though he didn’t …

Elon Musk

Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan's Baghlan province

<b>Seven Indian engineers have been kidnapped in Afghanistan along with their Afghan driver, police say.</b><p>Gunmen grabbed them from a vehicle on the outskirts of the Baghlan provincial capital, Pul-e Khomri, on Sunday.<p>No group has said it carried out the kidnapping. However, provincial governor Abdul Hai …

Afghanistan

German high schoolers complain English exam was too hard

BERLIN (AP) — High school students in Germany have gathered tens of thousands of signatures in an online petition to complain about an "unfair" final English exam, saying the test was much harder than in previous years.<p>By Sunday, the students from the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg had …

Students

The men arrested at Starbucks are paying it forward big time

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two black men whose arrest last month at a Starbucks spurred allegations of racial bias say they're happy with the settlements they've reached with the city of Philadelphia and the company -- and that they hope the incident is remembered for positive outcomes such as an anticipated program …

Justice

A State in India Was Struck by Lightning More Than 36,000 Times in 13 Hours

The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh had an electrifying night this week after officials reportedly recorded 36,749 lightning strikes in just …

Weather

My epic supercar superphone European road trip

<b>Fast, muscular supercars.</b> Sleek, sexy superphones. I had the chance to bring the two together in one epic road trip across Europe, and it was awesome.<p>The journey: 1,500km (about 930 miles) of road winding through snow and rain through Switzerland, Germany and France.<p>The vehicle: a 2017 McLaren …

Framing

Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet

<b>A minister who has claimed that the internet was invented thousands of years ago by ancient Indians is being met with ridicule.</b><p>Biplab Deb, who is the chief minister of the north-eastern state of Tripura, made the comments at a public function on Tuesday evening.<p>He cited an example from the ancient …

India

Lower-Caste Fury Shakes India, and Hints at Fiery Election Ahead

NEW DELHI — Hundreds of thousands of India’s Dalits — once known as Untouchables — skipped work and poured into the streets this week, waving the dark blue flags of Dalit resistance.<p>The protesters were connected through WhatsApp groups and fired up about a recent court ruling that many Dalits felt …

India

Elon Musk has removed Tesla and SpaceX’s Facebook pages after Twitter challenge

Apologies to Elon’s social media manager<p>During a tweetstorm, Elon Musk has removed both of his companies’ Facebook pages after being challenged to do so by a few of his followers. The pages of both SpaceX and Tesla are now inactive. Each had around 2.6 million followers.<p>Musk was answering a flurry …

Gunman dies after opening fire inside Maryland school leaving two other students fighting for life

A gunman who opened fire inside a US school and shot two fellow students has died after exchanging gunfire with a campus security officer, the County …

Does your Backpack Generate Free Energy?

Run this comparison for me. Imagine having to pay for electricity every month, all your life. Electricity to power your phone, laptop, tablet, watch, …

Warframe opens 38 million-player present for its 5th birthday

Warframe is one of the most successful games-as-a-service, and developer Digital Extremes has now surpassed 38 million registered players as Warframe approaches five years since it launched into open beta on PC.<p>“When we started Warframe it was a 750MB install with one level,” Warframe creative …

Vladimir Putin says his grandfather worked as a cook for Lenin and Stalin

Vladimir Putin’s paternal grandfather worked as a cook for both Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the president said in a film posted on the internet …

Mark Twain was right: fake news spreads far more rapidly than the genuine article

It is said that a lie will travel around the world while the truth is pulling on its boots, and now scientists have proven that it is true.<p>The adage, variously attributed to Mark Twain and 19th century London preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeons, was coined way before the advent of social networks and …

Children struggle to hold pens because of excessive use of iPads, claim experts

Children are struggling to use and pencils because the excessive use of touchscreen phones and iPads is damaging their dexterity, specialists have claimed.<p>Paediatric doctors, handwriting experts and orthopaedic therapists are warning that although youngsters can swipe a screen, they no longer have …

Orbiting Tesla Roadster has 6 percent chance of hitting Earth in the next million years - MIT Technology Review

SpaceX’s February 6 launch of a Tesla Roadster into a Mars-crossing orbit briefly mesmerized the planet. The Tesla is now well on its way and not …

Roadsters

Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to India

NEW DELHI (AP) — "Trump has arrived. Have you?" shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper.<p>The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in …

Donald Trump

Featured Article - Hot Water!

Hot Water!<p>This neighborhood of high performance “Vermod” homes in Hardwick Vermont reached sustained temperatures of -25F in January 2018, much …

Affordable homes will be built in shipping containers to help with Cardiff's housing shortage

More than a dozen new affordable homes will be built in shipping containers, it has been revealed.<p>Cadwyn Housing Association has been given …

Priya Prakash Varrier sensation accidentally reaches Katrina Kaif's doorsteps

The internet has been on fire for the last few days ever since a video clip from Malayalam film <i>Oru Adaar Love</i> went viral on social media platforms. …

‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. The day was cold and overcast, and Foster, his diminutive frame wrapped in a down …

Crime

Bearded Obama sends social media into a frenzy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – President Barack Obama was trending on social media the last few days but it wasn’t particularly about politics.<p>A viral …

All you need to know about Priya Prakash Varrier from the viral Malayalam song

The girl featuring in the viral Malayalam song is breaking the Internet and has become a sensation overnight. Here is all that you need to know about …

Man complaining about food at Indian restaurant gets sprayed with chili powder

Hey, we like going out to restaurants as much as the next person, but only if people stop throwing food around, okay? A few weeks ago, a Taco Bell …

Taco Bell

A lunar wonder … or a washout? Your guide to the super blue blood moon eclipse

Geographically speaking, the Pacific Northwest is one of the best places in America to see tonight’s super-hyped total lunar eclipse. …

MoviePass tops 1 million subscribers

Last month, the movie subscription service MoviePass, which lets customers go to unlimited movies in theaters for a monthly fee, lowered its pricing to under $7 per month, when billed annually. This followed an earlier price drop announced in August that brought the service down to $9.95 monthly. …

MoviePass

Sadhguru: 'We shouldn't divide the world into East and West on ecology'

India's rivers are drying up and much of its valuable fertile land risks turning into desert. Ecologist Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev told DW how he is …

THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE Does Extreme Stunts in an Oddly Hilarious Video

It’s hard to imagine anyone less suited for the extreme treatment than Thomas the Tank Engine, the breakout character of <i>The Railway Series</i> books and …

LG's newest smartphone features mosquito-repelling tech

LG introduced its new India-exclusive K7i smartphone today. It's a fairly standard budget phone with a 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an unspecified quad-core processor. It's even running Android Marshmallow with no public plans of updating to Nougat or Oreo. What a classic …

Mobile Technology

SpaceX's Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket simulation is out of this world

Elon Musk today gave us our first glimpse at what interplanetary travel and colonization could look like. In an Instagram post, Musk provided a series of five videos offering a look at a computer simulation of the SpaceX Interplanetary Spaceship and Rocket, and how it could, conceivably, one day …