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NASA’s gigantic ‘Super Guppy’ cargo plane ships spacecraft destined for Mars

A manned mission to Mars is a little closer after a big move from NASA on Monday. A Super Guppy cargo jet was used to transfer the Orion spacecraft …

What to do if your computer has a virus

It can be a gut punch to realize that your PC may be infected with malware (the catchall term for viruses, Trojans, worms, and other nasties). If you don't have antimalware software installed and ready to clean your system, the situation can deteriorate quickly. But we have tips for basic damage …

Linux

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

North Korea 'would have no chance in a conflict with South'

US defence secretary, Ashton Carter, warns Kim Jong-un he would have 'no chance' against US and its ally, South Korea, in a conflict<p>North Korea would have no chance of defeating its southern neighbour and its allies in a conflict, Ashton Carter, US defence secretary, said on Tuesday, days after the …

North Korea

Six lesser-known wonders of the ancient world

While many historical landmarks attract millions of travellers every year, these ancient sites lie off the typical tourist trail.<p>When it comes to ancient wonders, there’s more to explore than Petra, Angkor Wat and the Coliseum. So to uncover a few structures that aren’t typically on the tourist …

Micronesia

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

Cute Killers? Gray Seals Maul, Suffocate Seals and Porpoises, Studies Say

Long thought to be fish-eaters, the big-eyed animals have been observed taking on bigger prey in the North Sea.<p>It seemed a heart-warming sight: two seals apparently frolicking in the sea before slipping below the waves off the German island of Helgoland (map) in 2013.<p>Then an ominous sheet of red …

BlackBerry CEO thinks Apple should be legally required to bring iMessage to BlackBerry

<i>If you can’t beat ’em, tell the government to force ’em to let you beat ’em.</i> That’s the approach BlackBerry CEO John Chen wants to take to mobile software development. Today Chen wrote in a blog post on the BlackBerry website that he believes the issue of net neutrality requires the government to …

Net Neutrality

HoloLens: The hands on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

Four cups of coffee a day could save you from skin cancer

Wake up and smell the coffee - it may be protecting you from cancer<p>Coffee lovers may be on to something. Aside from a necessary aid to wake up in the morning, a new study published in the<b>Journal of the National Cancer Institute</b>has found that drinking coffee could protect you from skin cancer.<p>The …

Cancer

Australian Open 2015 bracket and results: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams advance

The first day brought some surprising upsets, while the second day was less dramatic.<p>The second day of the 2015 Australian Open had a much more stable feel to it compared to Day 1. After an opening day which saw the women's bracket lose fifth-seed Ana Ivanovic among others, most of the ranked …

Tennis

ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else.<p>The else being that the pair will meet the same gruesome fate as other captives held by the terrorist group, others who were shown in ISIS videos kneeling in orange jumpsuits in front of masked, black-clad men -- …

Natural Gas

Turns Out The CIA Keeps A Close Eye On What Sort Of Information Is Included In FX’s ‘The Americans’

In case you didn’t know, the CIA is keeping a close eye on what happens on FX’s <i>The Americans</i>. It isn’t because they’re big fans of Keri Russell or desperately trying to take notes on what those pesky Soviets were up to, but more because creator Joe Weisberg is a former CIA officer and he knows …

The secret madness of Adolf Hitler

What a mysterious ailment during World War I reveals about the motivations of history’s greatest monster<p>All the records agree that on Tuesday, 15 October 1918, a little over a week before the Armistice, Adolf Hitler was blinded by poison gas. A hardened veteran, his four years of service with the …

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer