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Photographers Reveal The Stories Behind 2014's Most Powerful Pictures

But we often never learn the full story behind a photo, all the factors at work that put a brave photographer in the middle of the action to get the shot.<p>A number of noted Reuters photographers have come together to do just that: Tell the story of how they got some of 2014's most amazing …

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Real-life 'Flubber', made in the UK, saving lives in war zones and on the football field

VIDEO: An orange goo, invented and manufactured in Britain, is being used to protect Hollywood celebrities from harm during daring stunts, keep soldiers safe and reduce brain trauma in American football<p>Flubber, starring Robin Williams as a mad professor who invents a new rubber-like substance, was …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

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Saudi prince's motorcade held up at gunpoint in Paris

French detectives are investigating whether a group of heavily armed gunmen who attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying a Saudi prince and his entourage in the north of Paris wanted money or important diplomatic documents.<p>The attackers, who police said were clearly well informed, struck on Sunday …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

Airbus seeks patent for bicycle-like airline seat

How far will the airline industry go to squeeze in more passengers per plane?<p>The question arises after France-based Airbus Operations submitted a patent in Europe for a new passenger seat that resembles a bicycle seat with a small backrest. It has no tray table, no headrest and very little …

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …

Technology bridges gap between brain and muscles for victim of paralysis

First they screwed the end of the grey cord into the metal silo rising out of Ian Burkhart's skull. Later they laid his right forearm across two foam cylinders, and they wrapped it with thin strips that looked like film from an old home-movie camera. They ran him through some practice drills, and …

A letter from Edward Snowden and the ACLU

It’s been one year.<p>Technology has been a liberating force in our lives. It allows us to create and share the experiences that make us human, …

World’s oldest weather report could alter Egyptian history

An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports—and could provide new evidence about the …

Blame the Runner: Shoes Don't Cause Injuries

Whether you’re a Five Fingers minimalist or a Hoka One One maximalist, or just a Pro Keds tweener, all this foot-wringing over what kind of running shoe best prevents injuries can get pretty exasperating. One recent study says that “running in minimalist footwear appears to increase the likelihood …