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British family beating video: Thai police announce 'leak' hunt over footage that shocked world

It was video footage that shocked the world when it surfaced this week showing two elderly British tourists and their middle-aged son battered senseless by Thai revellers in the seaside resort of Hua Hin.<p>But the provincial police chief has now ordered a "leak" investigation to establish if officers …

“Sweden must change quickly”: Spotify threatens to leave the country

Spotify’s founders have written an open letter to Sweden’s politicians, saying they’ll be forced to divert thousands of jobs away from Sweden if major changes to the country’s housing, taxation, and education systems aren’t made.<p>The founders, CEO Daniel Ek and chairman Martin Lorentzon, warn that …

Why Don't Planets Hit Each Other?

<i>Why don’t planets orbiting the Sun ever hit each other?</i><p>They did! The current solar system is the stable aftermath of a fairly violent growth period, so what we see now is the result of a several-billion-years-long evolution.<p>Many of the objects in the universe didn’t begin their existence in the …

Bangladesh's 'Tree Man' to undergo surgery

Abul Bajandar preparing for operation to remove extremely rare epidermodysplasia verruciformis warts<p>A Bangladeshi father nicknamed Tree Man for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first began appearing 10 years ago, a hospital has …

Bangladesh

Loving Father Helps Son with Down Syndrome to Fly in Heartwarming Photo Series

When photographer Alan Lawrence's son Wil was born in October 2013, he knew that there was something different about him. “While looking into his eyes, everything started to go into a dream state. My emotions of joy paused as everything around me seemed to slow down. The nurse may of been talking …

Down Syndrome

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Extremely Intimate Portraits of Polar Bears Swimming

Seattle-based photographer Paul Souders recently won the “Animals in Their Environment” category in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for his incredible image of a polar bear submerged in water. We were pleased to discover that the wildlife photographer had plenty more …

Polar Bears

Solitary Superheroes Find Quiet Moments in Stunning Landscapes

French photographer Benoit Lapray believes that “a photograph has to tell us a story,” and he achieves just that in his series, entitled <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>. The playful collection of portraits offers insight into the world of well-known superheroes, including Captain America, Spiderman, …

Photography

Shaker Aamer feared US would spike his food on flight home

Shaker Aamer, the British-based former Guantánamo Bay detainee finally freed this week after nearly 14 years in captivity, was so mistrustful of his US captors that he did not eat anything on the plane flying him home for fear it might have been spiked, one of his doctors has said.<p>David Nicholl, a …

Chevy's 2016 Volt goes farther, faster than its predecessor

On the eve of the Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet is finally ready to reveal details about the second generation of its groundbreaking plug-in hybrid vehicle. The 2016 Volt is new in pretty much every way, with a refined exterior and interior design, plus improvements under the hood that offer 50 …

Here’s your daily iPhone 6 mockup, in silver this time

Here’s your daily dose of iPhone 6 mockups. This time, images of a white/silver iPhone 6 dummy have been posted on Chinese website Baidu. The images don’t reveal anything exciting or new, but they may give you a better idea of what could be coming later this year.<p>It’s been rumored that the iPhone 6 …

35 brilliant iOS 7 tips and tricks

The jury may still be out on iOS 7's radical redesign - for what it's worth we love it, with a few reservations - there's no denying that it's the …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …