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Go, Go Gadget Tires: These Concept Tires Transform to Tackle Any Terrain

Hankook Tire just showed off the results of its Design Innovation Project, a biannual daydream challenge to come up with the wildest, most futuristic tire concepts imaginable. This year’s winners are amazingly sci-fi: morphing, transforming tires that change with the terrain to drive on pavement, …

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Stingray? The new Z06 is a stun ray.<p>A few years ago, during the darkest hours of the GM bankruptcy, Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter found himself on a conference call with company execs and government overseers. A conversation on the bolts and screws of bailing out GM suddenly halted when …

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Secret British role in halting Isil 'massacre' in Lebanon

Clandestine British squad worked at speed to coordinate huge effort to build 12 towers along Syrian border to prevent town from falling to Isil forces<p>A British team has secretly saved a Christian town in Lebanon from advancing Isil forces by constructing a network of watchtowers, The Telegraph can …

Airstrikes mark shift in coalition focus to ISIS 'capital'

The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria has stepped up its attacks on the militant Islamist group's de facto capital, with 30 airstrikes targeting Raqqa overnight, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.<p>Separately, another opposition activist group based in Raqqa …

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life

Shrimp crawling around rock chimneys spewing hot water deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to the kinds of life that can thrive in extreme environments on other planets, NASA says.<p>The shrimp are called Rimicaris hybisae (no, we can't pronounce it either). They live in clumps on hydrothermal …

Prostate cancer could be 'switched off' with injection

Scientists have worked out how to stop tumours growing in a breakthrough which could switch off many cancers and even prevent blindness<p>Prostate cancer could be ‘switched off’ after scientists discovered a way to prevent deadly tumours from spreading.<p>Bristol and Nottingham universities found that a …

First official image of new Mazda CX-3

Production version of Mazda's new Nissan Juke rival will be revealed next month<p>Mazda has revealed the first official sketch of its new CX-3, a small SUV which will be unveiled at next month’s Los Angeles Auto Show.<p>The CX-3 is likely to go on sale in the UK in late 2015, and will be priced to …

Real-life superhero dresses as Batman and drives hand-built Batmobile for terminally-ill children - Telegraph

UK Parliament votes to authorize airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq

British lawmakers meeting in emergency session approved a motion Friday to participate in airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq.<p>The 524-43 vote came after Prime Minister David Cameron told Parliament that the country had a "duty to take part" in international efforts to combat the extremist group.<p>…

FBI wants help identifying ISIS jihadist in execution video

The FBI on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying an English-speaking militant who appeared to help execute Syrian soldiers in an ISIS recruitment video released last month.<p>In the 55-minute video titled "Flames of War," the jihadist switches from classical Arabic to perfect English with …

Smallest cars 'worse for fuel economy'

Cars with the smallest engines are not necessarily the most efficient, as road tests contradict manufacturers' claims<p>Drivers looking for savings at the petrol pump could be making a mistake if they swap their estate or 4x4 for a smaller car, according to research which suggests that fuel economy …

Anti-terror police arrest four men in London raids

One of four men arrested in London early on Tuesday over a suspected terrorist plot to mount an attack in Britain is believed by investigators to have links to Syria and Islamic State (Isis).<p>Counter-terrorism officials said one of the group may have had access to weapons and this was reflected by …

Alfa Romeo's greats in pictures - Telegraph

How much sleep do we need? 7.6 hours, say scientists

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Roy Keane: Cristiano Ronaldo joined Manchester United because he made John O'Shea look like a clown

Former Manchester United captain says Portuguese star had an innocence that he liked when he joined the club as a teenager<p><b>Roy Keane</b> claims <b>Cristiano Ronaldo</b>’s transfer to <b>Manchester United</b> in August 2003 was sealed by John O’Shea ‘playing like a f------ clown’ against the Sporting Lisbon …

UK 'urgently investigating' video showing apparent British ISIS fighter

British police are investigating a video released Friday that shows an unmasked and apparent British ISIS fighter, a spokesperson for Prime Minister David Cameron says.<p>"The police are urgently investigating the contents of the video, including possible terrorism offenses relating to it," the …

Hong Kong's leader to protesters: China won't back down - CNN.com

<i>Are you there? Share images, but stay safe.</i><p><b>Hong Kong (CNN)</b> -- Thousands of demonstrators bracing for the possibility of a police crackdown stood their ground in the heart of Hong Kong on Tuesday.<p>Protesters had masks, protective goggles and plastic raincoats on hand as they camped out on the main …

How to Make Candy According to Jami Curl, Portland's Mad Scientist of Sweets

BA's Julia Kramer takes a candy-making class from the mad scientist of Portland, Oregon's sweets scene—and sneaks away with a few of her trade secrets<p>It's only a few minutes into the Candy Is Magic workshop in the spick-and-span Portland, Oregon, Le Cordon Bleu kitchen classroom when someone raises …

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We Have a 2014 BMW i8 At Our Office Right Now: Ask Us Anything – Feature

Of BMW’s eco-friendly i3 and i8, guess which one strikes us as more interesting? If you guessed potato salad, well, you clicked the wrong browser window. Of course the low-slung, quick, and butterfly-doored i8 is our choice—the i3 is as technically fascinating, but it’s nowhere near as sexy. With …

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Taliban advance into Sangin threatens British military gains in Helmand

The gains from Britain's bloodiest battles in Afghanistan are now at risk after Taliban fighters swarmed into Sangin and nearby parts of northern Helmand, taking control of villages, overrunning checkpoints and threatening the dusty towns that serve as the only government outposts in the …

Virginia police say missing student case linked to 2009 disappearance

Police say the investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has turned up a lead in the 2009 disappearance and death of another young woman.<p>Virginia state police said in a written statement Monday that the arrest of 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr provided a forensic link …

Britain's first floating solar panel project installed

Police: FBI probing past of suspect in Oklahoma beheading

First came word of a woman stabbed. Then screams. Then gunshots.<p>But the full story of Thursday's gruesome beheading at an Oklahoma food processing plant -- especially why it happened -- is still waiting to be told.<p>One day later, there are tears for Colleen Hufford, the 54-year-old woman whose head …

Giant flesh-eating leech filmed swallowing huge earthworm like spaghetti

Louis Van Gaal - No guaranteed Manchester United place for Falcao, Robin van Persie, Juan Mata et al

Louis van Gaal has said there are no automatic choices in his new-look Manchester United team -- but revealed Wayne Rooney may get preferential …

Here's Your First Look At What May Be Samsung's Next Metal Galaxy Phone

Samsung's recently announced Galaxy Alpha is the company's first phone to feature premium metal edges, but it looks like there's more where that came from. Tech blog Sam Mobile just released a report saying that the company is launching a new line of A-series smartphones that will come with a …

Uzbekistan's first daughter 'pictured under house arrest'

Images have appeared of Gulnara Karimova – the “first daughter” of Uzbekistan who faces a court trial on corruption charges – being manhandled by security guards in camouflage, apparently while under house arrest in Tashkent.<p>Karimova was once seen as a potential successor to her ageing father, the …

Families of murdered backpackers pay emotional tribute

Families of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge, who were murdered in Thailand, say they brought joy to all who knew them<p>The families of two British backpackers murdered in Thailand paid emotional tribute to them as Thai police began a hunt for an Asian man seen acting suspiciously in the vicinity …

Django Unchained actress claims ‘racist’ police mistook her for prostitute

Daniele Watts files lawsuit after allegedly being injured while handcuffed by Los Angeles police in Hollywood<p>An African-American actress who appeared in the Quentin Tarantino film <i>Django Unchained</i> claims she was handcuffed by ‘racist’ police who mistook her for a prostitute because she was kissing …