Caroline Enge

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Straw Bear Festival in the UK: Pictures

Ringling Bros. circus shuts down after 146 years

The Greatest Show on Earth is coming to an end.<p>Feld Entertainment announced late Saturday that the 146-year-old Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey …

Gas And Renewables Toppled Coal A Decade Early

Cheap natural gas and renewables ousted coal as America’s leading energy source in 2015, a decade earlier than the Clean Power Plan predicted—and without the Clean Power Plan’s help, according to a new analysis.<p>SNL Energy, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence, published an analysis last …

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket months after explosion

• Engineers burst into cheers when rocket landed on barge in Pacific Ocean<br>• Launch was first since September, when rocket exploded on launchpad<p>SpaceX launched its first rocket since a big explosion last year, when one of the private spaceflight’s rockets annihilated a $200m satellite in a spectacular …

Space Exploration

Eiffel Tower to be given €300m facelift under 15-year renovation plan

Proposal to improve security and visitor facilities announced as Paris bids for 2024 Olympics and 2025 Universal Exhibition<p>The Eiffel Tower was never built to last, but 128 years after the “temporary” iron structure was opened it is not just still standing, but has become an instantly recognised …

Gandhi flip flops sold on Amazon cause anger in India

<b>Flip flops depicting Mahatma Gandhi have been removed from sale on Amazon after they caused anger in India.</b><p>The row comes days after the online retailer apologised for selling doormats featuring the Indian flag.<p>Gandhi, who campaigned for independence from Britain, is widely revered and known as the …

India

Unicef is creating a 'drone corridor' in Malawi to deliver HIV treatments

Drone deliveries are starting to take off. But while Amazon recently tested its first drop-off, of popcorn and a connected TV gadget, to a customer …

Uber self-driving car that ran a red light was apparently 'human error'

Only hours after launching its first fleet of self-driving cars in San Francisco, Uber registered its first incident when one of its autonomous vehicles was caught on camera running a red light.<p>The video, posted on YouTube by user Charles Rotter, shows one of Uber’s autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs (in …

Offshore oil disaster in Azerbaijan leaves 1 dead, 9 missing

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijani oil officials say one worker has been killed and nine others are missing after part of their offshore oil …

Lego prices to rise in the UK because of Brexit

First it came for the Marmite, then the Toblerones - now Brexit will cause the price of Lego to rise in the New Year.<p>Prices on the eternally popular …

Nestle loses EU Kit Kat trade mark tussle with Cadbury

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nestle (NESN.S) has lost a tussle with rival Mondelez International (MDLZ.O) over the validity of its EU trade mark for the shape of the Kit Kat chocolate biscuit bar in an EU court which said it should be re-examined.<p>A bag of KitKat chocolates at the headquarters of world food …

Amazon inks deal to sell Fiat cars in Italy

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said it has teamed up with U.S. internet giant Amazon to start selling cars online offering an additional discount.<p>Initially only Italian buyers will be able to purchase their cars with a simple click online and the offers on Amazon.it will be limited to …

Court allows teen to be cryogenically frozen

A British teen dying of cancer received permission from the High Court in London to be cryogenically frozen after she died. It was her hope that one day, a cure might be found for her. CNN's Samuel Burke reports.

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Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts worldwide

<b>Volkswagen has announced plans to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide with about 23,000 of the losses borne in Germany.</b><p>VW, still dealing with the aftermath of the emissions-cheating scandal, aims to rejuvenate its core brand, and develop new electric and self-driving cars.<p>VW says it will create 9,000 jobs as …

Trump Has Called Climate Change a Chinese Hoax. Beijing Says It Is Anything But.

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the world’s climate is changing, the president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has long been on the side of the deniers.<p>In 2012, he posted on Twitter a couple of messages that asserted that climate change was a hoax that China had devised …

The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>Jason Samenow<p>, Weather editor<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic.<p>It’s polar night there now — the …

Global Warming

Ford and other firms to miss Paris Motor Show

<b>If one of the world's biggest car manufacturers decides not to attend one of the world's most prestigious motor shows, should the organisers be getting worried?</b><p>The Mondial de l'Automobile, also known as the Paris Motor Show, gets under way tomorrow. For 16 days, it will play host to the great and …

Auto Shows

Get Ready for the Perseids Meteor Shower: ‘It Will Rival the Stars in the Sky.’

Prepare for the Perseids.<p>This week, the annual meteor shower will illuminate the night sky with cosmic fireworks, creating a particularly dazzling display for skygazers across the Northern Hemisphere.<p>NASA estimates that between 160 and 200 meteors will ignite in Earth’s atmosphere every hour during …

The case against Dropbox looks stronger with each passing day

Files sinking<p>I first met Drew Houston four years ago, when Dropbox, the file storage and synchronization company he founded in 2007, reached 25 million users. Dropbox was in the midst of a growth spurt that has carried it to more than 400 million users, and a valuation of $10 billion in private …

Study: Asians expected to become largest US immigrant group

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major shift in immigration patterns over the next 50 years, Asians will have surged past Hispanics to become the largest group …

Yup, 2014 was a big year in cloud

2014 was the year in which both Microsoft and Google got serious about their public cloud options and taking on Amazon Web Services directly with …

UPS expects to handle 4 million returns this holiday season

United Parcel Service, coming off a successful holiday shopping season after suffering from a pileup in 2013, is still hard at work — the carrier now …

How This Hoax About Space Fooled Over One Million Facebook Users

"Strange natural occurrences are happening in the world today. But nothing more magnificent than the one you will experience on January 4, 2015," Daily Buzz Live's story reads. "According to British astronomer Patrick Moore, at exactly 9:47 PST AM on January 4th, Pluto will pass directly behind …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

Detective hired by GlaxoSmithKline jailed for spying in China

A British private investigator has been sentenced to two and a half years in jail by a Chinese court after becoming embroiled in a sex and whistleblowing scandal at the drug firm GlaxoSmithKline.<p>Peter Humphrey, 58, was also fined 200,000 yuan (£19,300), and his wife, Yu Yingzeng – a naturalised …

Huge Toxic Dam Burst in Canada Could Threaten Millions of Salmon

A huge release of toxic waste from a burst dam in western Canada comes at a terrible time for millions of spawning salmon heading up the Fraser River system, a fisheries expert says. A dam holding back a tailings pond at the Mount Polley mine in central British Columbia collapsed Monday, releasing …

Western Canada

Beam raises $5M for smartphone-connected toothbrush

I brush everyday, but I’ve never learned to enjoy it. I also don’t do it right, as my dentist never fails to tell me.<p>Beam Technologies wants to make brushing more interesting and fun by connecting a smart toothbrush to a smartphone. Beam’s toothbrush measures how long and how often you brush. It …