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The first task of any new prime minister is to write this letter to nuclear submarines in case the government is destroyed

While many Royal Navy captains hold responsibility for their crew, Trident submarine commanders also bear a far more macabre role: the duty to play Britain's final political and diplomatic hand possible. Within the bowels of each boat lays two safes, an outer and an inner, and within that inner …

Military

What's inside the Most Exclusive Website on the internet?

More than 45,000 people are currently in line to get access to the so-called "Most Exclusive Website" on the internet -- and most of them have no …

Internet

Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

Law Enforcement

Solar Impulse 2 breaks the world record for the longest solo flight

André Borschberg, the pilot at the controls of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, has broken the world record for the longest solo flight. Borschberg has now been aloft in the solar-powered plane for more than 80 hours without refueling or touching down, breaking the 76-hour record set by Steve Fossett …

Solar Impulse

5 Plants That Help Keep Mosquitoes Away

We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.<p>We'll take a lovely lavender bush over an ugly bug zapper any day.

Mosquitoes

Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.<p>Opposition withered as some counties complied with the …

LGBTQI

Photographer Captures Mini Lightning Storms In Honor Of Tesla

Have you ever seen a Tesla coil up close? What about a lightning storm caught in a single image? Marc Simon Frei’s enveloping photographs let you take a glimpse at both, bringing viewers far closer to raw electricity than they thought possible.<p>A self-professed “child of science,” Frei originally …

Tesla

This boomerang-like aircraft could be the first to fly on Mars

With its various rover missions, NASA has been actively exploring the red surface of Mars since the '90s — but now the space agency wants to investigate the Martian skies. NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center is testing out a prototype of a flying wing aircraft called Prandtl-m, which could be …

Aviation

Here's How 9 Predictions About Gay Marriage Turned Out

Not often—in fact, pretty much never—have I been lost for words in the gay-marriage debate. But the Supreme Court’s national legalization of marriage …

LGBTQI

Anti-GM protesters don't understand how science works

Protesters cheering the collapse of a £1m genetically-modified wheat trial seem too dim to realise that progress requires failure<p>Back in 2012, a group of clueless protesters tried to disrupt a trial of genetically-modified wheat, which was taking place in a field in Hertfordshire. The trial was the …

Colorado Woman Finds 8.52 Carat Diamond in State Park

A very lucky Colorado woman found an 8.52 carat diamond this week at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas.<p>Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colo. …

National Parks

Steve Wozniak: In the future, robots will keep humans as pets

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is pretty certain artificial intelligence is taking over, but he's having a hard time deciding whether that's a good …

Why It Matters That Inside Out's Protagonist Is a Girl — Not a Princess

<i>Jurassic World</i> may have bested <i>Inside Out</i> at the box office this weekend, but the Pixar animated movie set a different record. <i>Inside Out</i> had the …

Animation

Apple Music to pay royalties during free trial: 'We hear you Taylor Swift'

Eddy Cue reveals independent label protests were also a factor in company’s streaming U-turn, a week ahead of Apple Music launch<p>Apple will pay royalties to music labels and publishers during the three-month free trial of its Apple Music streaming service, the company has confirmed, after protests …

Apple Music

Activists prepare for gay marriage decision

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> New Mexico Pastor Steve Smothermon says he is ready to go to jail to protect his religious freedom. And he is not the only one.<p>Smothermon is one of more than 50,000 people who have signed a pledge to engage in social disobedience if the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling this …

LGBTQI

The Warthog — a relic of the Cold War — could find new life fighting ISIS

An unexpected appearance by the brutish-looking aircraft at the glitzy Paris Air Show this week showcased the return to the spotlight of the Warthog, as it's universally known by its crews. Not only has the A-10 found a new lease on life fighting Islamic State group militants in Iraq and Syria, and …

Military

Do butterflies hold the answer to life's mysteries?

<b>Throughout history, butterflies have been seen as symbols of many things - not only transformation and purity, but also death and sin. Today though, scientists study them to see what they can tell us about our changing planet, writes Mary Colwell.</b><p>Butterflies seem to distil out of warm summer air. …

Nature

SpaceX announces Hyperloop pod-race competition

Can you build a half-size, hypersonic passenger pod? If so, Elon Musk wants to hear from you<p>Elon Musk, the man behind the futuristic spaceflight company SpaceX, the futuristic electric car company Tesla and, er, the payment company PayPal, is ramping up the focus on his third futuristic …

Elon Musk

The fake battle that fooled IS supporters - and their opponents

<b>A fake battle, invented in a hail of tweets by a London man, has tricked both so-called Islamic State's supporters, and their opponents, supporters of Shia militia fighters in Iraq.</b><p>It was supposedly an intense battle involving Islamic State and Shia and Iraqi government fighters. Soon after the …

Islam

'Smart' guns may help prevent violence — if they can make it on the U.S. market

German entrepreneur Bernd Dietel had a radical idea about gun safety.<p>After a 2002 shooting at the Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt that left 16 people dead, Dietel envisioned guns with coded digital locks, similar to the ones his company installed on buildings.<p>In eight years, the Armatix iP1 — a …

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

Australian and US scientists capture on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, revealing the dying cells apparently try to alert their neighbours<p>In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen …

La Trobe University

The Definitive Ranking Of Walt Disney Animation Studios Films

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Moana, here's how the 56 films from Disney's nearly 80-year animation reign stack up against one another.<p>The Disney movie closest to your heart is probably the one you saw at just the right age and rewatched on a parent-tormenting loop. Trying to objectively …

19 iPhone-only apps that will make your Android friends jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users. That means there's always something new to try.<p>You can enjoy exclusive apps from Instagram, cutting-edge photography apps, the best game we've seen this year, and even an app that will tell you the exact minute it's going to start raining.

Apps

Two "Fangirls" Travel the World to Perfectly Align Film and TV Stills with Their Filming Locations

Tiia hman and Satu Walden are two self-proclaimed fangirls on a quest to visit every filming location from their favorite movies and TV shows, all across the globe. Since late 2013, not only have the duo been on a global adventure, but they've also been documenting their trek around the world with …

TV

Elon Musk doesn’t want to get into genetic engineering because he doesn’t know how to avoid 'the Hitler problem'

As the story goes, when billionaire innovator Elon Musk was deciding what he wanted to do with his life, he asked himself the question: "What will most affect the future of humanity?"<p>He came up with five answers: space exploration (and colonization), sustainable energy, the internet, artificial …

Genetic Engineering

12 things that surprise foreigners when they visit the US

But it happens.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "What facts about the United States do foreigners not believe until they come to America?"<p>Answers ranged from tipping customs to the need for healthcare to the lack of public transportation.<p>Put yourself in a tourist's shoes and take a look …

Credit Cards

8 things I learned from wearing an Apple Watch for a couple of weeks

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Smartwatches