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The Age of Unicorns

Stewart Butterfield had one objective when he set out to raise money for his startup last fall: a billion dollars or nothing. If he couldn’t reach a …

UK 'battle group' to take part in exercises in Poland

<b>The UK is to send a "full battle group" of 1,350 military personnel for exercises in Poland, amid rising tension with Russia over Ukraine.</b><p>They will take part in Nato manoeuvres in October to support allies in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said during a trip to Warsaw.<p>It is the …

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor rate rigging scandal

<b>Lloyds Banking Group has been fined £218m for "serious misconduct" over some key interest rates set in London.</b><p>Lloyds manipulated the London interbank offered rate (Libor) for yen and sterling and tried to rig the rate for yen, sterling and the US dollar, said the US legal order.<p>It also manipulated …

When gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine

<b>It's 250 years since the death of William Hogarth. His famous work Gin Lane still informs the way people think about the drink.</b><p>It's arguably the most potent anti-drug poster ever conceived. A woman, her clothes in disarray, her head thrown back in intoxicated oblivion, allows her baby to slip from …

Bestiality vet Oliver Lown struck off

<b>A vet who was filmed having sex with a horse and a dog has been struck off his profession's register.</b><p>Oliver Fraser Lown of Kesgrave, Suffolk was found guilty of five charges by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) disciplinary committee.<p>Videos were found in his possession showing him …

Who, what, why: What happens when lightning hits the sea?

<b>A man died and several other people were injured in a thunderstorm off the coast of California. What happens when lightning hits the sea, asks Justin Parkinson.</b><p>If you are in the sea and a thunderstorm looks likely in the area, there are two ways to cut the risk of getting hit - get out and find …

Chicken factories given all-clear in hygiene audits

<b>Two poultry factories alleged to have committed hygiene breaches have been rated as "good" and "satisfactory" by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).</b><p>Urgent audits were ordered to be carried out at two sites belonging to 2 Sisters Food Group after allegations were made by the Guardian newspaper.<p>The …

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'Vampire' burial in Poland keeps alive the myth that will not die - CNN.com

No top teeth and with a stake through the leg, the skeleton exhumed in Kamien Pomorski<p><i>25 years since Poland's first partly free elections, CNN's On the Road series visits the country looking at how it has been transformed since the fall of communism while taking a deeper look at its customs and</i> …

Vocabulary.com Launches A Positively Addictive App For Aspiring Wordsmiths

Time to ditch Candy Crush for something that makes you sound smarter instead of dumber.<p>It’s a Monday afternoon. I’m playing an iPhone game at my desk instead of working–and for once, I don’t feel bad about it. Unlike Candy Crush, Vocabulary.com’s new app, available as of today, isn’t a …

Budget 2014: George Osborne to announce new £1 coin

George Osborne will use his Budget to announce a new 12-sided £1 coin based on the old threepenny bit<p>The £1 coin is to be replaced by a new model based on the old threepenny bit, George Osborne will announce in the <b>Budget.</b><p>The Chancellor will say that the current coin, which has been in circulation …

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Watch This Mesmerizing Video Of All The Flights Over Europe In One Day

On a typical summer day, around 30,000 flights cross Europe, traveling a distance equal to more than 100 trips to the moon. It’s the sort of statistic that’s so massive it’s hard to comprehend, but that’s why data visualization exists: This video from the National Air Traffic Services, an …

'Breatharian' Barbie Valeria Lukyanova Says She Wants To Live Off Light And Air Alone

A Ukrainian model who has cast herself as a real-life Barbie doll says she eventually hopes to live without eating or drinking.<p>Valeria Lukyanova, whose doll-like features and ultra-thin waist have stirred controversy in the past, has apparently made it her goal to survive "on air and light …

Oscar Nominees As You've Never Seen Them Before: In Mike Breach's Coffee Foam Art!

STORYBOARD: The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture from Tumblr on Vimeo.<p>Even if you've seen all the Oscar-nominated films, you haven't seen them like this.<p>Mike Breach, 28, a New York barista, specializes in "baristart," a self-coined term for art made in the foam of lattes.<p>Using only a toothpick, …

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

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This 4-Year-Old Makes Paper Dresses With Her Mom -- And They Keep Getting More Amazing

<i>By Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts</i><p>I started following @2sisters_angie a little over a year ago. Back then she was posting the typical stuff you see from moms on Instagram -- pics of her daughter at the park, pics of her daughter eating breakfast and lots of photos of her daughter playing dress-up.<p>You …

What happens to a house when the water drains away?

<b>About 6,500 homes have been flooded in the UK since December. But what happens to a house when the flood water recedes?</b><p>For many flood victims, it's when the water goes down that people hit rock bottom.<p>"All the initial bonhomie and community cohesion goes and people are confronted with the harsh …

Sochi 2014: 10 things you didn't know about curling

<b>Great Britain have already secured two curling medals at Sochi 2014 and the men's team are out to make sure one of them is gold when they face Canada in the Winter Olympic final on Friday.</b><p>Here are 10 facts about the sport to impress your friends ahead of the big match, which will be shown live on …

RT @NASA_Langley: It can get super cold & today it is officially 30 years old. VP George Bush here in 1983 to dedicate NTF tunnel. http://t.co/7IupWnS8gF