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13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

China's futuristic elevated bus allows traffic to pass under it

Buses are cool, except for the fact that they’re huge and take up way more space on the road than other vehicles. Wouldn’t it be great if we could transport just as many people in something with a smaller footprint?<p>That’s exactly what China has done. It’s currently testing a futuristic elevated bus …

Engineers Just Created The Most Efficient Solar Cells Ever

Yes!<p>Australian engineers have taken us closer than ever before to the theoretical limits of sunlight-to-electricity conversion, by building …

Clean Energy

After the Panama Papers leak, someone tried to sell the Pakistan PM on eBay

After British Prime Minister David Cameron and the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, it was the turn of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif …

Pakistan

16 Questions to Stop Asking Flight Attendants

If you want to avoid eye rolls and sassiness, avoid asking these bothersome 16 questions to ensure a pleasant flight.<p>1. "Am I going to make my connection?"<p>Just, no.<p>2. "Will they hold the aircraft for me?"<p>While we're cruising at 38,000 feet, let me just call the company and ask them for you.<p>3. "I …

Woman's hilariously edited travel photos just won her a dream vacation

Seve Gat wanted to visit China, so she Photoshopped herself there. Now, she gets to go for real.<p>The Kenyan woman achieved sweet, sweet Internet …

Royal Brunei Airlines' first all-female pilot crew lands in Saudi Arabia, where women are forbidden from driving

The pilots are fine to land the plane in Saudi Arabia, but they have to make sure a man picks them up from the airport<p>An all-female pilot crew has touched down in Saudi Arabia, highlighting the absurdity of laws preventing women from driving cars.<p>Once grounded, the Royal Brunei pilots would have …

Saudi Arabia

Syrian refugee wins a million euros in French lottery

A Syrian refugee based in the northern suburb of the French capital, Paris, has won one million euros ($1.09m) in lottery money after buying 10-euros scratch ticket.<p>The 30-year-old former businessman, who won one million euros in the national lottery, arrived in France back in 2011 and has been …

A Brilliant MIT Invention Makes Incandescent Bulbs As Efficient As LEDs

Just when incandescent light seemed like a thing of the past.<p>An energy-saving light bulb containing LEDs uses up to 80% less energy and lasts up to 25 times as long as a traditional incandescent bulb. There’s just one problem: many people think that the quality of light coming from an LED bulb …

Home Automation

My dream is to play for India, declares schoolboy cricketer after scoring 1,009

Pranav Dhanawade, 15, thanks his parents for their support and says he hopes his record-breaking innings can inspire others<p>In a nation obsessed by cricket, statistics, hierarchy and superlatives, this was one achievement that was always going to make headlines. Pranav Dhanawade, a 15-year-old …

Designer cells reverse baby girl's cancer in world first

Layla Richards was suffering from leukaemia, but was cured after scientists used a new gene-editing technique to manipulate cells to fight the disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in central London.<p>"As this was the first time that the treatment had been used, we didn't know if or when it …

Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour

In other words, Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet.<p>Airbus expects the jet to reach speeds as high as Mach 4.5 — or 4 1/2 times the speed of sound.<p>According to PatentYogi's Deepak Gupta, this means the Airbus jet could make the trip from London to New York in just one hour. That's a significant …

This U.K. Lawmaker Wants a Huge Diamond in the Queen's Crown Returned to India

Ivan Dmitri—Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images<p>PhotoQuest/Getty Images<p>AP<p>Larry Burrows—The TIME & LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>AP<p>Charles …

India

22,000 asthma sufferers prescribed potentially deadly medication

The prescription of a long-acting reliever inhaler on its own is so unsafe that a major warning has been issued in the US<p>Thousands of asthma suffers are being prescribed potentially lethal medication which could bring on deadly attacks, a charity has warned.<p>Asthma UK has discovered that 22,000 …

UrtheCast's Ultra HD Views Shift Space Station Videos Into High Gear

Today it's commonplace to see color pictures from space that are so sharp you can count the cars on the road — but can you watch those cars move? Now you can, thanks to UrtheCast's high-definition videos from the International Space Station.<p>The Canada-based company's first Ultra HD views made their …

4K Ultra HD

Square Enix Looks To Change Sandbox Games

Just before the start of the 2015 E3 convention, Studio Square Enix held their press conference to announce their upcoming slate. With developers from across the globe presenting, the audience was treated to a bevy of videos and information. Two of the presentations offered little in the way of new …

Pakistan orders international charity to leave

Pakistani authorities have sealed off the offices of the international aid group Save the Children, saying the charity was "working against the country", police and government officials say.<p>Government officials accompanied by police arrived at the charity's office in the heart of the capital …

WikiLeaks Releases an Archive of Hacked Sony Emails

WikiLeaks today released “The Sony Archives,” a searchable online database that the organization claims contains the 173,132 emails and 30,287 documents that were stolen as part of the 2014 Sony Pictures hack.<p>According to WikiLeaks, the archive details email exchanges between the company and the …

Facebook Launches Its Own Football Awards

Facebook has launched its own football awards so supporters from across the world can vote for their favorite players, managers and clubs.<p>The straightforwardly-named Facebook Football Awards give fans the chance to vote for Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Manager of The Year, Club of …

Disable banner ads in Skype for Windows

Before the many updates to Skype post-Microsoft acquisition, simply disabling the promotions options in settings was enough to rid your conversations of unnecessary spam. However, a new banner ad has made its way to the conversation window. This ad wouldn't be such a bother if it didn't often cut …

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Cricket World Cup final: How Brendon McCullum turned New Zealand into world-beaters

The Black Caps captain has turned his side from also-rans into one of world cricket's toughest sides - and one that can upset Australia in Melbourne<p>When New Zealand attempt to win their first World Cup final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australian supporters will predominate in a …

X Factor New Zealand judges sacked for 'bullying' contestant over suit

Two judges on New Zealand’s X Factor have been fired for “bullying” a contestant live on air after a diatribe that makes Simon Cowell look encouraging.<p>Husband-and-wife duo Natalia Kills and Willy Moon were sacked by MediaWorks, the owner-operator of TV3, the network that airs X Factor New Zealand, …

New Zealand

Watch President Obama Read All Of The Mean Tweets People Have Posted About Him On ‘Kimmel’

Jimmy Kimmel has come through to provide one of the best entries in the Mean Tweets series to this point. President Obama gets an entire segment to read all of the mean crap that people have posted to Twitter about him (minus the more hateful comments, I’m sure).<p>At this point in his presidency, …

Jimmy Kimmel

Arctic blast to leave UK shivering this weekend

Temperatures set to dip with winds and blizzards bringing an icy chill<p>The big freeze will crank up a notch this weekend as an erratic jet stream plunges over the UK, bringing icy winds, sleet and snow storms.<p>A fierce Arctic blast will sweep the country, bringing snow across the north as well as the …

New to Nature No 136: Axima sidi

Stalk-eyed wasps are ‘the very definition of rare’. This latest one, found in Colombia, is named after a cartoon character<p>As the nursery rhyme says “…and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so on ad infinitum”. Nowhere in the animal kingdom are we more frequently reminded of this than among the …

Non-EU family members don’t need visa to enter UK, says European court

Immigration and asylum,UK news,Court of justice of the European Union,Family,Law<p>Judges’ decision in McCarthy case is another setback in campaign by British government to control immigration from EU<p>Britain cannot impose a blanket visa requirement on family members originally from outside Europe but …

High school senior admits tale of his $72m stock-trading fortune was a hoax

A Stuyvesant high school senior who reportedly made more than $72m trading oil and gold futures has admitted he invented the tale as a hoax.<p>Mohammed Islam, 17, told New York Magazine that he made enough to buy a BMW, rent a fancy apartment and turn down Wall Street jobs that pay $12,000 a month. …

Audi says it has 'mastered' hydrogen fuel cells and is ready to launch them

A hydrogen version of the A7 will go over 300 miles on a tank<p>At the LA Auto Show today, Audi unveiled the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro, a modified version of its swoopy four-door coupe that swaps out the traditional drivetrain for a hydrogen fuel cell and electric motors at the front and rear. It'll …

Anonymous takes over Ku Klux Klan's Twitter account

The internet activist group Anonymous has responded to Twitter taunts from the Ku Klux Klan by taking over its US Twitter account.<p>The Twitter spat began after the KKK allegedly threatened protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, as the area awaits an imminent court decision over the killing of Michael …

Sharp Aquos Crystal arrives to Boost and Sprint Prepaid, $150 outright

When you think of smartphone brands, Sharp probably isn’t a name that comes to mind, at least not for those of us in the United States. In Japan and a few other markets, however, the brand produces some pretty epic devices under its Aquos moniker that are known for their ultra-thin bezels. And now …