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Google Books has been declared legal, after years of legal war

Google Books, a project that involved scanning tens of millions of books to make them available online, was met with resistance from authors around the world.<p>A group of authors sued Google in 2008 claiming that the project violated copyright and deprived them of money, but today the US Appeals …

Google Books

British drones carry out first strikes against Isil in Iraq

Ministry of Defence says RAF Reaper drone fires missile at Isil forces laying homemade bombs north of Baghdad<p>Britain has launched its first drone strikes against Isil fighters in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The Ministry of Defence said an RAF Reaper drone had fired a Hellfire missile at Islamic State of Iraq and the …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

Physics

Virgin America Just Announced Its IPO Plans

This news comes just days after a fatal crash that killed one Virgin Galactic test pilot and injured another. Virgin Galactic and Virgin America are owned by the same parent company, Virgin Group. Virgin Galactic is the experimental space tourism arm.<p>It's possible that the filing went ahead before …

Space Travel

Windowless Airplanes Of The Future Look Exciting... And Terrifying

There's some new concept art out showing a possible airplane of the not-too-distant future. And depending on how you feel about flying, these images will either be exhilarating or terrifying.<p>The new aircraft design concept from the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) does away with tiny airplane …

Does drinking milk really make you die early?

A Swedish study suggests that people who drink three glasses of milk a day are more likely to die early than the rest of us. But is it true?<p>A new study, published in the BMJ, suggests that drinking milk not only fails to prevent bone fractures, <b>it may actually cause a higher rate of death</b>.<p>Or that's …

Public Health England