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Virgin space spinoff will pop teensy satellites into orbit

Richard Branson's newest effort, Virgin Orbit, aims to launch small satellites from a jet flying at 35,000 feet.<p>Elon Musk's rocket program at SpaceX is designed for massive payloads like communications satellites. But fellow space buff Richard Branson seems to be more interested in satellites …

Space Travel

Exclusive, Never-Before-Seen Polaroids from Guy Bourdin

__Guy Bourdin’__s photographs are a study in the perverse contradictions that make modern fashion so appealing: threatening but intriguing, haunting but chic. They're disturbing, but you’re buying what he’s selling. Paris Photo Los Angeles’s annual show, opening this Friday, features several …

Selling

American atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin has been hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, after he allegedly received threats from Islamists.<p>The body of Avijit Roy, founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site – which champions liberal secular writing in the …

Extremism

Appeal halts Brazilian judge's order to suspend WhatsApp

A Brazilian judge order to suspend WhatsApp has been halted by an appeal, according to <i>O Globo</i>. The suspension was first ordered on February 11th after an ongoing investigation in which WhatsApp apparently declined to assist law enforcement, but was immediately appealed by WhatsApp, and after weeks …

Amazon wants to fit trucks with 3D printers to speed up deliveries

Amazon has been experimenting with new shipping methods lately, but one day soon it might not have to worry about sending items at all, and use 3D printers to produce them on the curbs outside customers' homes instead. The e-commerce giant has filed several patent applications for a system that …

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Samantha Cameron: The bohemian influence at home on a small 'c’ Conservative

The PM's wife is a significant influence on this Government<p>Samantha Cameron is not Cherie Blair or Hillary Clinton. She has little taste for the trappings and attention of high office, and no appetite for the power that comes with it. <b>Yet she is a significant influence on this Government …

Nintendo Won 2014, But The Wii U's Fundamental Problem Remains

As I expected, I played a lot of video games over the holidays with family and friends around, and also as expected, I played most of them on the Wii U.<p>While I’ve played games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. previously, this was the first time I really got to experience them in full, …

Gaming

New skin cancer drug set for clinical trials

Lab tests suggest panRAF inhibitor may be effective in melanoma patients no longer responding to existing treatments<p>A drug that scientists believe could revolutionise treatment for advanced skin cancer is to be trialled in the UK.<p>Laboratory tests suggest that the drug, known as a pan-RAF inhibitor, …

Cancer