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February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount

Warnings of climate emergency after surface temperatures 1.35C warmer than average temperature for the month<p>February smashed a century of global temperature records by “stunning” margin, according to data released by Nasa.<p>The unprecedented leap led scientists, usually wary of highlighting a single …

Climate Change

Bill Gates Calls For 'Energy Miracle' In 15 Years. Do Experts Agree?

The annual letter from the Gates Foundation calls for an "energy miracle" — the creation of a cheap and clean source of energy to get power to the 1.2 billion people on the planet without electricity.<p>"We need to try <i>lots</i> of crazy-seeming ideas so we can find a few that help us solve the world's …

APPLE: THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO — 2016

It also sold 74.7 million iPhones — another record. The company could not be in better shape.<p>And yet Apple is a troubled beast:<p>The fear is that Apple is at its peak, and the only way from here is down.<p>Of course, only idiots bet against Apple. The company has a history of confounding its critics by …

It is now easier than ever to have an affair - and get caught, relationship expert says

Online dating has made infidelity effortless, but surveillance apps are also simple to download, explains the chief executive of Relate<p>It is now easier than ever to have an affair – and get caught, according to the head of the UK’s oldest and biggest relationship guidance service.<p>Advances in …

UK construction sector slows down in January

<b>Growth in the UK construction sector slowed down in January to its weakest level for nine months.</b><p>The Markit construction purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to 55 from 57.8 - well below the 57.5 forecast by economists.<p>The figure contrasted with a stronger-than-expected start for the manufacturing …

German Teen Photographer Climbs the Great Pyramid of Giza and Captures It All

Have you ever done something crazy when traveling? Well imagine climbing one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. That is what photographer …

Mountaineering

MIT Students Win Elon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Design Contest

Student engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have won a competition to design a Hyperloop system to transport people …

Elon Musk

Climate change could devastate Africa. It’s already hurting this Kenyan town.

KALOKOL, Kenya — The lake that Philip Tioko relies on for survival is a fine turquoise strip that seems to recede farther into the distance each day. His fishing village once hugged the shore, but now it is 800 feet away, and everything — food, water and employment — is drying up.<p>Tioko, 46, …

Google is offering home phone service to select Fiber customers

Google is expanding the Fiber line to include a home phone service, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. A letter the publication has obtained is giving members of Fiber's Trusted Tester program a chance to get the product earlier than anybody else. Based on that email, it sounds like Google Fiber …

Power cuts and travel disruption as Storm Gertrude hits Britain

Thousands without power in Scotland and Northern Ireland as roads and rail lines are shut amid gusts of up to 91mph<p>Storm Gertrude has swept across Britain bringing 100mph-plus winds, power cuts to thousands of homes and travel disruption, along with more unusual hazards including flying trampolines …

American Airlines posts record profit for 4Q, all of 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines reported a record profit for the fourth quarter and all of 2015 as a sharp drop in fuel prices more than …

Stormy skies ahead for Boeing as it forecasts lower sales

Boeing shares plunge 10pc predicts lower revenues as booming demand for airliners eases in 2016<p>Boeing has signalled a slowdown in the booming airliner market, with the aerospace giant forecasting a decline in sales in the coming year, news which sent the shares plunging.<p>The Seattle-based business …

Good news for coffee drinkers - caffeine consumption is better for your health than previously thought

Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations<p>A new study has found that drinking coffee regularly does not lead to extra heartbeats - contrary to earlier studies that warned caffeine consumption could cause interruption to …

Steel crisis spreads to Europe as Arcelor Mittal shuts Spanish plant

Steelmaker mothballs Spanish plant, showing crisis that has cost 5,000 UK jobs is spreading to Europe<p>Fresh evidence of how the steel crisis is intensifying has come from Spain, with Arcelor Mittal mothballing a plant in Sestao.<p>The company blamed record steel imports from China at “below production …

Pepperoni Pizza Swirl

Step 1<p>Prepare The Dough<p>stir the yeast into a little warm water to dissolve. weigh the flour, oil and salt into a mixing bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Mix The Dough …

Dubai tower blaze shows risks in common building material

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Within minutes, the revelry of New Year's Eve in Dubai turned to horror as those gathered for fireworks downtown …

Happy gene could be reason for Britain's showing in global well-being tables

Researchers claim that gap between 'happier' nations and those with the least wellbeing could be down to chemicals in the brain<p>Researchers have claimed that the gap between 'happier' nations and those with the least wellbeing could be down to location in the world, not factors like health or wealth.<p>…

A New Study Says Cheese Can Help Kill Cancer Cells

Behold the power.<p>Preservatives are hardly something to celebrate—especially after a wave of chain restaurants (Chipotle, Taco Bell, Panera Bread) and big-brand food companies (General Mills, Campbell's, Kraft) removed preservatives and other artificial ingredients from their products in attempt to …

Cancer Cells

Crashing oil prices aren't the only reason Qatar might suddenly be worried about money

Qatar turned into one of the Middle East's rising countries through a smart and patient "soft power" strategy.<p>The kingdom spread its influence through global investments in real estate and news media, an outsized interest in high diplomacy, and the hosting of major global events like the World …

Britain's Brexit tantrum grates in a brittle world but the die is cast

Declassified US intelligence files show that Washington funded the EU project for decades, but the US would adapt to a post-Brexit UK<p>Moral blackmail is creeping into the Brexit debate.<p>We are told that it would be deeply irresponsible to walk away from the European project at a moment when the EU is …

Has this Indiegogo campaign raised $100,000 selling a fake?

The Lucent 1.0 looks like hardware you want. The micro projector promises both 4K and 3D video packed into a device no bigger than your average smart phone. It’s racked up more than $100,000 from backers on Indiegogo who are keen to get their hands on its ultra-powerful, Android Lollipop UI. It’s …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lists Seattle-area home for $3.5 million

Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft Corp., has put his home in Clyde Hill, Wash., on the market for $3.488 million.<p>Built in 1963 and since renovated, the contemporary-style home has an industrial vibe with polished concrete and ceramic floors, vaulted ceilings and exposed steel beams. …

These stocks would have made you a big winner in a brutal week

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE<p>MarketWatch spotted about three dozen S&P 500 stocks that managed to avoid the worst of the carnage and end the week in …

S&P 500

12 Amazing Shots from National Geographic's Daily Travel Photo: Best of 2015

National Geographic recently released a gallery featuring the best Daily Travel Photos submitted in 2015. This round-up includes 50 photographs from all over world, gathered as part of their ongoing travel series. Here are 12 colourful images selected from that gallery, but be sure to check out the …

Travel Photography

The Pros And Cons Of Australia's Newly Announced 'Innovation Fund'

Newly minted Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull announced a whopping $1 billion AUD “innovation fund” to spur economic activity outside of the mining sector.<p>This is Turnbull’s first major policy initiative since being elevated to the top job in the country this past September. Success with …