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MH370: Australia takes lead in Indian Ocean as search area expands

FBI and Interpol involved from ‘day one’ Police have twice visited homes of pilot and co-pilot Chronology muddled as officials change accounts Read the latest blog summary

Man-made natural disasters | Humanitarian crises

Recently, <i>Astronomy</i> magazine asked, "Is this our final century?" In an article under the same title, astronomer Martin Rees raised the possibility that any one of several highly improbable hazards could cripple or even destroy civilisation on this planet: large-asteroid impact, mammoth solar flares, …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

How to answer those bizarre job interview questions

<b>A colleague of mine once went for a job as a trader at an investment bank in the City.</b><p>During the interview he was asked, "How many one pence coins could you fit into this room?"<p>He immediately started doing some calculations, and after a minute or so, announced his "best guess" on the answer.<p>He did …