Sharri Lorraine

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World’s Most Haunted Cities

These notoriously frightful cities are beset with ghastly, ghostly close encounters.<p><b>1. Madrid, Spain:</b> Ghosts haunt all walks of life in this capital city, appearing in museums, like the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, whose central building was formerly a hospital, and even the imposing Linares Palace, …

The 10 Worst Questions to Ask Your Flight Attendant

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>You know how miserable it is to fly? The crying babies, the perpetual delays, the fistfights breaking out over reclined seats. Now imagine you did that every... single... day. And you didn't get paid much for it either.<p>Welcome to the life of a flight …

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell: what I learnt from going to the moon

Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, describes the experience of being the sixth man to walk on the moon, and explains how the experience changed him<p>The Apollo programme is falling into history at an alarming rate – Neil Armstong is dead, and it’s hard to believe the first moon landing happened nearly …

Space Science

Monstrous science: how the Yeti gets research funded

The 1960-61 Silver Hut expedition was an extraordinarily ambitious physiology research programme, which provided significant insights into human adaptation to altitude, and kick-started the careers of some of the 20th century’s leading physiologists. It was also expensive, and part of the funding …

Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. engine | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a “wake-up call” to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co’s defense division said on Thursday.<p>Chris Chadwick, chief executive of Boeing Defense, Space and …

Internet tax proposal in Hungary shut down following protests

The Hungarian government is shelving its plan to tax internet data transfer by the gigabyte, following protest rallies attended by thousands of concerned citizens in Budapest since last week, reports Reuters.<p>Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose ruling Fidesz party proposed the tax be levied to shore …

Travel photos that defy perspective | CNN Travel

Time travel and teleporting 'a reality for today's children'

Travelling through time, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today's children's lifetimes, experts have predicted<p>Move over Marty McFly - time travel, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today's schoolchildren's lifetimes, experts agree.<p>Children could …

Time Travel

Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google, Web giant confirms

The man who helped create Android is leaving Google.<p>Andy Rubin’s departure from the Web giant was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on …

Andy Rubin

Peshmerga forces delayed in Turkey en route to fight Isis in Kobani

Dozens of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been held up in Turkey en route to the Syrian border town of Kobani, where they will join the fight against Islamic State (Isis) militants.<p>The peshmerga command have not commented on the delay, but Turkish media cited an attack by Isis on Free Syrian …