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Margaret Thatcher papers: BBC 'assisted the enemy during the Falklands War'

Baroness Thatcher "very angry" that BBC broadcasted "the next likely steps" in the Falklands War, newly published documents disclose<p>Margaret Thatcher thought the BBC “assisted the enemy” during the Falklands War by broadcasting “the next likely steps” in the campaign before they took place, …

California Passes Smartphone Kill Switch Law

In a move that has me scratching my head, the California legislators have seen fit to pass a law that requires smartphones to have a remote kill switch built into them. Don’t worry for the time being as this only affects smartphones sold after July 1, 2015.<p>Still, it leaves one wondering, what are …

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Alienware Turns The Gaming PC On Its Head With New Area-51 Design

The rock group Queen had a popular song back in the day, that Alienware’s latest gaming PC somehow manages to harken back, ringing in my schoolboy head – <i>Fat Bottom Girls</i>, you make the rockin world go-round. Teenaged bravado aside, I do realize I’m dating myself but then again, I’m genuinely …

Someone Beat 'Super Mario Bros' In Under 5 Minutes

A video gamer who goes by "Blubbler" online just set a new world record for beating 1985's "Super Mario Bros." -- aka the original "Mario" game -- by completing it in 4 minutes and 57.69 seconds. That blows the previous record out of the water by a full two-fifths of a second.<p>It almost goes without …

Albatross Internet Darling Takes First Flight

The world watches as a Laysan albatross chick grows up and takes to the sky.<p>On Tuesday a young Laysan albatross named Kaloakulua took to the skies on her maiden flight, plunging off a cliff 250 feet high (76 meters) and setting course for the open ocean. She won't touch down on land again for …

16 Facts About India That Will Blow Your Mind

This means things in India tend to be fairly large-scaled — consider its network of roads, consumer spending, or its youth population.<p>But it also experiences some problems on a large scale like suicides and road accidents.<p>We pulled together some staggering statistics from the sub-continent.

6 Things You Don’t Know About Apertures, But Probably Should

One of the first things that we learn when we start taking photographs seriously is that ‘aperture’, the size of the hole in the lens through which …

The Fine Art of Japanese Hakone Marquetry Using Razor-Thin Slices of Wood Mosaics | Colossal

<p>From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern …

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights | Colossal

<p>Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Shinseki resigns, but will that improve things at VA hospitals?

Eric Shinseki resigned Friday as the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaving behind the daunting task of repairing a broken health care system that has left thousands of veterans at risk as they wait for medical care.<p>Shinseki's resignation concluded a firestorm of criticism and growing …

Cancer waiting time targets breached for first time

Cancer patients are waiting too long for treatment because the NHS is under 'huge strain' experts warn, as targets missed for the first time<p>Cancer patients are being forced to wait too long for treatment because the NHS is under 'huge strain', experts have warned as official figures show targets …

Virgin Galactic Gets FAA Approval For Commercial Launches

Gettin' the paperwork done for commercial flights into space<p>Virgin Galactic is in the clear, so to speak. The commercial spaceflight company has signed an agreement with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that lays out how the company will work with federal officials and New Mexico’s air …

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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

New Wireless Power Set Up Charges 40 Smartphones from Across the Room

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you never had to plug in your phone? Well, a team of Korean scientists say that they're one step closer to making that …

5 Reasons Not to Buy a Galaxy S5 | Trusted Reviews

A phone for the ages?<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the big tech news of the moment. It could well be this year’s biggest-selling non-Apple phone, and …