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Space junk threatens real-life Gravity incident, Congress hears

Space debris, as a pressing problem for humanity, has had its moment. For an hour-and-a-half it threatened to kill Sandra Bullock in Gravity, a movie that won enough statuettes to clutter low Earth orbit. Now people working on the real-life problem of space debris would like to extend the public …

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

Spousal nagging apparently kills men early. Except when it helps them live longer

It is possible, new Danish study suggests, to be nagged to death by your spouse.<p>The study, which tracked nearly 10,000 people from their mid-30s to early 50s for 11 years, found that for both men and women, living in a near-constant state of conflict with their spouse made them twice as likely to …

Europeans Are Getting Fatter, Just Like Americans

Ireland is predicted to become the fattest country in Europe by 2030, according to a study released by the World Health Organization and the UK Health Forum.<p>As many as 90 percent of Irish men and 84 percent of Irish women are projected to be classified as overweight or obese by then. Blame goes to …

Turkey dating show contestant reveals he killed ex partners

<b>A man who appeared on a Turkish television dating show shocked the audience by revealing he had murdered his former wife and a former lover.</b><p>Sefer Calinak, 62, told Flash TV's Luck of the Draw he had served prison sentences for both murders and had been released under an amnesty programme.<p>"I'm an …

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Obama’s New Helicopter Fleet Could Cost $20 Billion

The U.S. government has been trying for decades—and burning through billions—to replace Marine One, the president’s helicopters. Will it finally get …

Solar Roadways wants $1 million to turn the US' roads into an energy farm

At some point, you've probably sat back and said "Couldn't we solve climate change and the broader energy crisis just by sticking solar panels to everything?" It's not a bad idea, mind, but the cost and resistance to such a scheme would make it a nightmare to implement. But what about if we turned …