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Fracking firms should be allowed to cause bigger earth tremors, academics claim

Investment in shale gas industry hindered by "ridiculous" rules outlawing tremors akin to those caused by slamming a door, study finds<p>Fracking firms must be allowed to cause far more significant earth tremors if the Government wants the shale gas industry to succeed, leading academics have …

Jules Bianchi's 'situation is desperate', says father who fears bad news every time phone rings

Philippe Bianchi says doctors have told family that it is a miracle Frenchman survived crash and says his son will not give up fight<p>Jules Bianchi’s father Philippe has spoken movingly of the “desperate” situation his son faces, adding he fears every time the telephone rings it will be the hospital …

Gone Girl's Abandoned Mall; Robotic Vertical Gardens; More!

· The carriage house with a modernist heart. [Design Sponge]<br>· How parklets help businesses. [CityLab]<br>· The most endangered places in D.C. [Curbed DC]<br>· Ikea now sells insurance in Sweden. [Fast Company]<br>· Low-maintenance robotic vertical gardens. [Gizmodo]<br>· Designy beach house asks $3.9M. [Curbed …

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Jennifer Lawrence And Bradley Cooper Are Back Together (On Horseback!) In ‘Serena’

I’m still not sure whether <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i> was actually any good, or if I was just so taken with the idea that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence might f*ck that I was willing to put up with anything. They’d be the perfect inaugural pair for the beta for F*ckstarter, our proposed …

David Cameron must 'consider cooperating with Syria' to crush Isis

The former chief of the defence staff has urged David Cameron to consider cooperating with the Syrian regime and to seek help from the Russian and Iranian governments as part of an alliance to crush Islamic State (Isis).<p>Lord Richards, who stood down from the post last year, also spoke for the first …

Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team have gathered in New York to help build all sorts of …

Rihanna Takes Short Shorts To New Heights

Summer days are hot in New York City and Rihanna knows that keeping cool may require some very specific wardrobe choices.<p>Rihanna stepped out in a pair of cutoff denim shorts with slits on the sides and a crop top while out in the Big Apple on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The 26-year-old wore the outfit for a …

Mara Wilson Pens a Beautiful Tribute to Her Mrs. Doubtftire Dad Robin Williams

Former child star Mara Wilson, who memorably played Robin Williams’ daughter in <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i>, said she was too devastated last week to talk openly …

Eric Church Pops a ‘Cold One’ in Frosty New Video

Eric Church isn’t a yuk-yuk kind of guy, but in the humorous new video for his single “Cold One,” the normally stone-faced singer allows himself a …

Gaza firefighters battle factory blaze after Israeli strike

Will Doctor Strange become the new face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

<i>Thomas Roach on whether Doctor Strange will become the new face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…</i><p>Currently Marvel Studios is dominating the film …

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Want to Know How Many Calories Are in Your Food? This Gadget Tells You

What if you could scan an apple in the grocery store and immediately see what it's made of, how many calories are in it and how sweet it is? One …