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The world is quickly running out of water, new NASA study says

The world is losing groundwater, fast.<p>That is the conclusion of a new study published by researchers at NASA, which drew on satellite data to quantify the stresses on aquifers. The researchers found that over the decade-long study of the 37 major aquifers worldwide, 21 experienced a depletion of …

Water

Earth has entered sixth mass extinction, warn scientists

Humans are responsible for so many species dying out that we are now in a sixth mass extinction, Stanford University has warned<p>Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction with animals now dying out at 100 times the normal rate, scientists have warned.<p>Humans have created a toxic mix of habitat loss, …

Teenage Geek Girl Attends Prom in ARROW Inspired Dress

TFI Friday Returns: Five Of The Best Moments From Its 20th Anniversary TV Comeback

A totem of 1990s TV was re-erected tonight (12 June). The beer and Britpop-fuelled TFI Friday was a beacon of barely controlled chaos that ran from …

Rita Ora

Neurosurgeon to attempt world's first head transplant

An Italian neurosurgeon has unveiled plans to perform the first human head transplant by the end of 2017.<p>Dr Sergio Canavero announced his plan at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons in the US state of Maryland on Friday, saying he believes he has a 90 …

Physiology

Download Festival 2015: top 10 unmissable acts

From Muse to Marilyn Manson, our run-down of who to see this year at Download<p>Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Korn and Metallica. They've all played at Download, Britain's home of heavy metal. The descendant of the Monsters of Rock festival (1980-1996), Download has been attracting throngs of rock and …

Jurassic World dinosaurs criticised by paleontologists

The latest instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise is expected to become one of the biggest blockbusters of the summer but experts are unhappy with how its resurrected stars have been portrayed<p>Paleontologists have criticised dinosaurs depicted in summer blockbuster Jurassic World as …

Dinosaurs

Which degree should you study to get rich quick?

If you want to be earning the big bucks within five years of graduating, what degree should you choose?<p>Students who want to make money as quickly as possible should study economics at university and steer clear of the more creative degrees.<p>Economics graduates can expect to be earning £45,000 within …

Flight Attendant Who Refused To Give Muslim a Soda Will Not Work at United Again

A flight attendant who denied a Muslim passenger a can of soda out of fear that she would use it as a weapon will no longer work at United …

Flying

Laverne Cox: on growing up trans, Orange is the New Black and Caitlyn Jenner

<b>Season 4 of Orange is the New Black arrives on Netflix on Friday 17 June. In this interview, first published in June 2015, Laverne Cox talks about her role in the hit series, and the challenges facing trans people today</b><p>Laverne Cox has accomplished a fistful of firsts over the past couple of years. …

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

Quiz: Roald Dahl characters - how well do you know them?

Children and teenagers,Culture,Books,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Roald Dahl<p>Do you think you know all about Roald Dahl? Have you been drinking George's Marvellous Medicine or eating Willy Wonka chocolate bars? Are you friends with the BFG? Do you have teachers as …

10 Bands You Weren’t Cool Enough to Like in the 80s and 90s

<i>This week, New York media personality and inveterate indie-rock stalwart Jon Fine will publish</i> Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (but Can No Longer Hear), <i>a memoir of decades spent in weird, underground American bands. To mark its publication, VF.com asked Fine to provide</i> …

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

North Korea introduces 'mandatory military service for women'

High school graduates will be forced to serve in the country’s armed forces until the age of 23, sources inside the country tell Daily NK<p>North Korea is making military service mandatory for young women in a bid to strengthen the nation’s armed forces, sources inside the secretive state have told …

North Korea

After mortifying Mortdecai, is Johnny Depp's career decaying?

Depp has added to a string of flops including Transcendence and The Rum Diary with his caper Mortdecai – so is it time for the once-bankable star to hang up the sunglasses?<p>• Mortdecai: a one-star review from Mark Kermode<p>For a good long while, Johnny Depp had a firm grasp on the strange elixir that …

Box Office

Blackouts and power cuts hit as UK battered by ferocious gales

As 113mph winds chill and batter the country this weekend, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power, and with snow on the way, it may be difficult to remember that the UK is having a milder-than-average winter.<p>In the south-east one body was recovered and the search was continuing for a …

How to Upcycle Old Magazines Into Wall Art

So we’ve already shown you how to repurpose your old stacks of magazines, but in case none of those tickled your fancy we’ve got one more DIY for you. DIY silhouette wall art! Ta dah! This DIY Basic is super simple. In just five easy steps you can create wall art that is fun, original, and packed …

10 Ultra Easy DIY Table Project Tutorials Anyone Can Tackle

Tables: They're not just handy and convenient, they're nice to look at occasionally, too! And you know what makes a table even more awesome? When you …

DIY Lighted Pipe Shelves

Particle board and steel pipes. That doesn’t exactly sound like the makings of an awesome exercise in steampunk-style shelving, but Walter Warren of …

Simple But Striking, Black + White DIY Abstract Painting

I am constantly ogling dramatic black and white art but a stark, graphic painting just didn't seem to fit anywhere in the townhouse . . . until we …

20 BIG Decor Ideas For 2015

This is the year. Our apartments are going from drab to bold and from simply livable to entertaining-worthy. We're going to paint that boring, …

12 Best and Worst Things We Saw at CES 2015

BEST: Phillips Fidelio B5 Surround-On-Demand Soundbar<p>This ingenious soundbar is for anyone who wants surround sound, but isn't ready to commit to a …

Gear & Gadgets

The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

CES 2015: Making sound squabbles a thing of the past

<b>It's a common problem for anyone embarking on a road-trip with family or friends.</b><p>Battles are waged over who chooses the sound track for the trip. It can lead to arguments, stress and ultimately resentment that can linger throughout the journey and beyond.<p>Now, one company thinks it has found an …

Transgender people in Russia banned from driving, says legal amendment

Law change listing medical impediments to driving was signed by prime minister Dmitry Medvedev last year<p>Transgender people have been banned from driving in Russia, according to a new legal amendment published this week.<p>The regulations, which affect people deemed to have “sexual disorders”, also …

Human Rights

Hackers Release Thousands Of Amazon, Xbox Live and Hulu Plus Passwords

A group of self-described hackers released thousands of passwords and credit card numbers from online services like Amazon, Hulu Plus, Xbox Live and …

'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts see high-school basketball team disinvited from event

A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in nationwide protests over police killings of unarmed black men.<p>The boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Mendocino High School were disinvited from a tournament that starts on Monday at …

Xbox live and Playstation attack: Christmas ruined for millions of gamers

Millions of people could not use their games consoles for a second day as disruption on the Xbox Live and Sony Playstation networks continued after an apparent cyber-attack.<p>A group calling itself Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for bringing down both networks on Christmas Eve, which could have …