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Large Hadron Collider ramps up to shed light on dark matter

LHC will run at nearly double its previous energy, smashing protons to open up the subatomic world and look for more varieties of Higgs boson<p>Researchers on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva are making final preparations to restart the giant underground machine and with it their quest to …

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What Happened to Poland's Red Capitalists?

When revolutions happen bloodlessly, it's usually because some part of the elite has found its place in the new order. They don't just open up the gates of the city to let in the Trojan Horse. They become founding members of the Trojan Horse party. They set up kiosks that sell Trojan Horse …

Fox News Just Claimed Birmingham Is A Muslim-Only City

<b>UPDATE: Steven Emerson has issued an apology for his comments - see below.</b>SEE ALSO: Fox News Lampooned By French TV For Comparing ‘No-Go' Zones To …

The truth about Birmingham - #foxnewsfacts

Twitter hits back at Fox News expert who claims Birmingham is populated entirely by Muslims<p>Steve Emerson, supposedly a terrorism expert, can have had no idea who he was dealing with when he went on Fox News and <b>declared Birmingham to be populated entirely by Muslims</b><b>.</b><p>"In Britain, it's not just no-go …

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Fox News 'terror expert' says everyone in Birmingham is a Muslim

Pundit on right-wing channel says non-Muslims "simply don't go" into Britain's second largest city, prompting immediate Twitter backlash<p><i>This story has been updated to include Mr Emerson's apology.</i><p>An American "terrorism expert" on the right-wing Fox News channel has declared that Birmingham is "a …

The Weirdest Diet Trends Of 2015

Expect peak weird in 2015. Butter in coffee, placing bets and ear stapling are being touted as the diet trends of the year.<p>There was a time when full-fat milk was the ultimate indulgence in your coffee, but thanks to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey, the question baristas will be posing to …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

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Why Bury Fig Trees? A Curious Tradition Preserves A Taste Of Italy

On a gray, chilly December morning in Sewickley, Pa., Michele Vaccaro and his assistant are digging a trench in a garden.<p>"It looks like we're burying somebody over here — a body," Vaccaro says.<p>Cast your old <i>Godfather</i> stereotypes aside, because this Calabrian immigrant is carrying on a much more …

Westminster Paedophile Ring Dossier Names 3 MPs And 3 Peers In House Of Lords

A dossier implicating three MPs and a three members of the House of Lords in a Westminster paedophile ring has been handed to Scotland Yard.<p>The …

Claims that boys were murdered by VIP sex ring are credible and true - police

Scotland Yard has said claims by a witness that a “VIP” sex abuse ring murdered three boys are “credible and true”.<p>The allegations made by the witness, known by the pseudonym Nick, have triggered a murder investigation.<p>Police said the alleged abuse by a Westminster-based paedophile ring lasted a …

George Osborne’s top adviser receives 18% pay rise

George Osborne’s most senior adviser has received an 18% pay rise in the last year even though he has been one of the chief architects of a multi-year public sector pay freeze.<p>The salary of Rupert Harrison, Osborne’s long-term special adviser, rose from £80,000 to £95,000 over the last year, …

Vaping Could Help Smokers Kick The Habit, Study Finds

Smokers who are struggling to kick the habit should try "vaping", as they are more likely to stop smoking completely or, at the very least, cut down, …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

Ocean Plastic Estimated at 5.25 Trillion Pieces -- But Where's the Rest?

The deluge of plastic detritus -- from the large to the microscopic -- swirling about in our oceans weighs in at 269,000 metric tons, according to the most comprehensive research on marine plastic hot off the press today. One of the researchers, Dr. Marcus Erikson, visualizes it like this: "2 liter …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Gratitude Without God

If giving thanks isn't inherently religious, where does it come from?<p>The thing about people who study gratitude for a living is: They're really nice. They're also prolific thankers.<p>"Grateful for your calling attention to this important virtue without which we would not be fully human!!!!!" wrote …

UK counter-terrorism bill to include campus ban on extremists

New powers for the home secretary to order universities to ban extremist speakers from their campuses are to be included in the counter-terrorism bill to be published on Wednesday, Theresa May has announced.<p>The bill will also place a statutory duty on schools, colleges, prisons and local councils …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

E-Cigarettes Reduce Tobacco Cravings, Study Finds

E-cigarettes, which contain anywhere from 100 to 1000 times fewer toxic substances than tobacco cigarettes, significantly reduce tobacco cravings, …

20 World-Changing Discoveries Made By Accident

But surprisingly frequently, world-changing innovation comes from a lucky accident, provided the right person is there to realize the accident's implications.<p>In some cases, a clumsy spill or drop led to the creation of some new substance. In others, unclean or unsafe lab practices revealed the …

Paul Johnson on Henry Kissinger, Susan Hill on David Walliams, Julie Burchill on Julie Burchill: Spectator books of the year

Plus choices from Mark Amory, A.N. Wilson, Thomas W. Hodgkinson, Roger Lewis, Jonathan Mirsky, Jeremy Clarke, Stephen Walsh, Ferdinand Mount, Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Wynn Wheldon, Stephen Bayley, Jonathan Rugman, Alan Judd, Patrick Marnham, Richard Davenport-Hines, Michela Wrong, Byron Rogers, Sofka …

Erehwon High Threat training program in Virginia: pictures - Telegraph

Here’s why the Rosetta Mission has so many Egyptian names

What’s the betting that Agilkia makes it into the baby name charts in 2015? This romantic, lyrical word is the name of an island in the Egyptian Nile, but it’s also just been given to the patch of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko where the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander is due to touch down.<p>More …

British Liberty Is Under Threat

The country seems invulnerable to tyranny. Yet in the last 15 years it has eliminated core rights and protections that took centuries to secure.<p>With the Magna Carta on display at the Library of Congress for a 10-week exhibition, the United States possesses a physical reminder that its special …

How To Train Your Brain To Think More Clearly

Analytical thinking is the process of remembering words and putting their meanings into context. This process is not simply accessing a mental dictionary. Every time you use words, you re-create their meaning.<p>The words you habitually use when you're thinking (and then expressing those thoughts) …

An enormous bitcoin mine went up in flames, affecting the entire network

Flickr/Coindesk<p>A large bitcoin mining facility in Thailand went up in flames this week, destroying the five-megawatt operation and disrupting the crypto-currency’s entire network.<p>Bitcoin is a digital currency that has no central bank or government backing it. Without any authority to print money, …

10 Recent Music Releases To Listen To That Aren't Taylor Swift

It's getting hard to escape Taylor Swift since the release of <i>1989</i> -- in addition to conquering radio, she's also taken over the entirety of New York City. But even though it seems like whole world is swept up in Swift-mania, the music world has been quietly pumping out some amazing, non-Taylor …

The Faces Of The 453 Britons Killed In Afghanistan In One Image

A total of 453 British soldiers did not live to see the formal end to Britain's 13-year war in Afghanistan on Sunday, when the Union Jack was lowered …

South Yorkshire police under fire for failing to protect vulnerable children

A police force criticised for turning a blind eye to the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham has been further rebuked for “weaknesses” in its child protection procedures.<p>South Yorkshire police had “limited understanding” of the risk posed by offenders who target vulnerable children, …

Germans are 'bewildered' by British obsession with the Second World War, director of British Museum says

Britain should learn there is more to German history than the Second World War, director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor says<p>The German people are “bewildered” by the British desire to cling on to the past, the director of the British Museum has said, as he argues it is time to move on from an …