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Caterham 270R: car review

Driving this extraordinary stripped-back little sports model is like sitting on a rocket. And about as comfortable …<p><b>Price £27,790</b><b><br>MPG 30</b><b><br>Top speed 122mph</b><p>Before climbing into a Caterham, there are some things you need to be honest with yourself about. Are you slim? Over 13st and you’ve no chance of …

Lineup

Somebody Is Auctioning Off Their 'Haunted' MacBook on eBay

Few things are scarier than the blue screen of death and its Apple equivalents — except maybe this “haunted” Macbook someone is auctioning off on …

Edgar Allan Poe

Gorilla Glass maker unveils plans for sapphire-like phone screen

While the iPhone 6 didn't have the sapphire glass display some pundits were expecting, the makers of the Gorilla Glass displays covering Apple's …

Comet scientists torn over hunt for lander as next stage of mission nears

The location of Philae is key to understanding vital data – but the Rosetta mothership now has conflicting duties<p>Europe’s lost comet probe, Philae, is posing major problems for space engineers who are striving to pinpoint the little craft after it disappeared from view during its troubled landing …

Space

First visible sample of plutonium rediscovered in storage

In the run-up to the dropping of two devastating atomic bombs that led to Japan's surrender in World War II, American scientists raced to manufacture a bomb material that would yield enough destructive energy as part of the Manhattan Project. One of those efforts led to the synthesis of plutonium, …

Chemistry

10 homepages that teach something new every time you open a tab

If your homepage just loads to Google, you're missing a trick. You could start every day by learning something new, getting motivated by the creative …

Israel's high-tech boom is double-edged sword

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli entrepreneur Avi Brenmiller says he was coaxed by investors into selling Solel, his solar-thermal power firm, to Germany’s Siemens for $418 million in 2009. Today, little is left of it after Siemens pulled out of the business.<p>Germany's then-President Christian Wulff (R) …

Startups

Man dies in Taiwan after 3-day online gaming binge - CNN.com

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> A 32-year-old man was found dead in an Internet cafe in Taiwan after a marathon three-day gaming binge, the island's second death of an online gamer this year.<p>The man, surnamed Hsieh, entered the cafe in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, on January 6, Jennifer Wu, a police …

Online

Brightening up a dark day: KaliPAK portable power plants

Solar power is becoming increasingly important as a clean and renewable energy source. But, it is difficult to store and panels cannot be installed everywhere.<p>So, what if we each had a little solar power plant to carry with us, even in remote areas?<p>Israeli start-up Kalisaya had this idea. It has …

Suspected ringleader of Belgian terror cell sought

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several terror attacks. Deadly counterterrorism raids. And a wave of suspected jihadist arrests from France to Greece to Belgium.<p>European Union officials are scrambling to stop the spread of terrorism and threats, with foreign ministers meeting Monday in Brussels, Belgium, to tackle the …

Terrorism

Greece Probes Potential Link to Belgian Terrorist Plot

ATHENS — A 33-year old Algerian man was due to appear before a Greek prosecutor on Monday over a possible link to a foiled Islamist plot to attack police in Belgium, officials said. Greece detained more than half a dozen people on Saturday, two days after Belgian police raided a suspected Islamist …

Extremism

Muslim extremists attempt to storm French center in Gaza | DW | 19.01.2015

Around 200 muslim extremists chanted slogans threatening the lives of French nationals in Gaza during a rally on Monday, while holding up pictures of …

Al-Qaeda

Up to 800,000 Chechens protest over cartoons of prophet Muhammad

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said he would die to protect prophet’s name in wake of Charlie Hebdo’s ‘vulgar’ images<p>Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Russia’s Chechnya region on Monday against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” cartoons of the prophet Muhammad …

Russia