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Largest plane in the world to perform test flights in 2016

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started planning to build the largest plane in the world in 2011, along with several partners -- including Elon Musk. Now, that plane (called Stratolaunch) is under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, and is expected to undergo testing as …

Space Travel

This New Museum Is Wrapped In A Wavy Facade Of Reflective Stainless Steel

Pattersons Architects have recently completed the Len Lye Centre, a combined art museum with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in Taranaki, New …

12 Of The Saddest Science Facts Of All Time

It's lonely spacecraft and abandoned animals all the way down. I'm so sorry.

The perfect hotel for thrill seekers hangs 400-feet off the side of a mountain

There's nothing quite like arriving at your hotel after an exhausting trip, strapping into a safety harness and ascending 400-feet using a series of …

Zip-lines

This Is Apple and Google's Next Big Battleground

For most of my 35-year technology career, fights over operating systems have dominated the landscape. First, it was MS-DOS againt the original Apple …

Meet the female Brian Cox

A hit at the Hay Festival, neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow has big plans for the future. She shares them with Bryony Gordon<p>On an average working day, Dr Hannah Critchlow has the privilege of watching the brain come alive in bright, electric lights. She maps its circuits, sees how they are …

Mental Health

Three different Nigerians hold the 100m sprint records for Africa, Asia and Europe

Three different Nigerian-born track champions are the fastest men for Africa, Asia and Europe.<p>That’s right—one country on one continent has three different athletes representing three different continents. How to explain this? You can blame a badly-run sports administration and a scarcity of …

Africa

Samsung’s ‘Safety Truck’ Features a Camera and Live View Display

Samsung wants to help make roads safer by incorporating some camera technology into semi-trailer trucks. By adding a front camera and a giant rear …

Cameras

Articles about 6 space saving units do it all on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five ways to open up a space to give yourself some breathing room.<p>Put your corridors to work as storage, seating, or gallery space with these ideas.<p>Cleaning the bathroom is probably the last thing in your daily to-do list but you can’t escape from it. The soap scum, toilet...<p>Although she probably …

NASA now has a humanoid robot working aboard the International Space Station

While we have not quite figured out interstellar travel yet, nor built any fully armed and operational off-Earth battle stations, we have gotten closer to the sci-fi trope of robots that can help out humans in space. NASA now has an award-winning robot on board the International Space Station.<p>The …

Abby Wambach: U.S. would score more goals if World Cup games on grass

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- United States forward Abby Wambach says the team would have more goals in the Women's World Cup if it were being …

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are …

Space Exploration

Russian man to undergo world's first full head transplant

Mr Spiridinov, from Russia, suffers from Werdnig Hoffman disease, a muscle wasting condition that seriously diminishes his physical capabilities and left him dependent on a wheelchair.<p>Now he has announced his intention to become the world’s first subject of a full head transplant, so that his brain …

Cristiano Ronaldo's £87m move to Paris St Germain depends on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and FFP

French club want Ronaldo and Real Madrid would sell - but Ibrahimovic and Uefa rules are barriers<p>Do Paris Saint-Germain want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid? The answer is yes. Will they? That is far more complicated and appears to depend on two significant events.<p>The first is the …

Architizer

6 USB-C accessories that'll let your new MacBook actually connect to stuff

USB-C's tiny and reversible design may be the one port to rule them all, but the world — especially the working world — isn't ready for it yet.<p>Until …

Why Boxed CEO Chieh Huang has offered to pay full college fees for all of his employees’ kids

An awful lot of résumés may soon be flooding the inbox of Chieh Huang. The CEO of Boxed, a mobile commerce startup, has announced that he will pay full college fees for all of his employees’ kids—regardless of where they choose to study.<p>The company board could not say “no” to Huang’s wishes, …

Employment

New York prison worker Joyce Mitchell charged with helping inmates escape

<b>(CNN) —</b> Prison worker Joyce Mitchell is in custody, accused of aiding in a daring prison escape. The two convicted killers she allegedly helped are free, but on the run.<p>Mitchell allegedly provided Richard Matt and David Sweat with the tools to cut through cell walls for their escape from an upstate …

Glass Found On Mars May Hold Important Clues About Life On The Red Planet

Talk about shattering expectations!<p>NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has circled the Red Planet more than 40,000 times since arriving there in 2006. During that time, the spacecraft has spied everything from avalanches to dust devils to buried glaciers.<p>And now, for the first time ever, it has …

Virtual reality gym brings all the benefits of a strenuous workout

Need a spot of exercise but can’t face the gym? Love gaming but not the couch? Icaros could be the answer. Devised by German design company Hyve, the contraption is paired with a VR headset to bring physical activity to a virtual experience.<p>“You are balancing your centre of mass,” explains senior …

Virtual Reality

Tottenham Hotspur's Transfer Rumour XI

Link to Media<p>The official opening of the summer transfer window is upon us. As ever, Tottenham Hotspur are being linked with a massive number of players.<p>If the rumours were to be believed, Spurs' lineup for the coming Premier League campaign would be unrecognisable from the one just gone.<p>With that …

Liverpool Transfer News: Raheem Sterling Expected to Leave by Michael Owen

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen expects Raheem Sterling to leave Anfield this summer, but he suggests the club's supporters shouldn't worry because he is "replaceable."<p>Speaking at the launch of BT Sport Europe, Owen suggested Sterling's likely departure won't be anywhere near as catastrophic …

Soccer

Hundreds cross into Turkey from Syria

Hundreds of people have fled from Syria into Turkey as moderate fighters and Kurdish forces battle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group holding the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad.<p>Activists on the Turkish border said that Turkish authorities allowed Syrian refugees in Raqqa …

Saturn's Phoebe ring is huge -- and invisible to the human eye

Saturn's biggest ring just broke its own record. Scientists have found that the planet's Phoebe ring is more than twice the thickness once thought – even though it can't be seen with the human eye.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, also finds that this oversized ring is made mostly of tiny …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> S&P downgraded Greece's credit rating on Wednesday to reflect the agency's view that in the absence of a deal between Greece and its creditors, the country will likely default within 12 months.<p><b>2.</b> South Korea cut its key interest rate to a historic low of 1.5% as the MERS outbreak threatens to …

Swiss investigators seize Blatter and Valcke documents in FIFA raid

Swiss investigators, acting for the attorney-general’s offices, have seized more documents and electronic data from FIFA headquarters in their inquiries into the 2018-2022 World Cup bid scandal.<p>The haul is understood to include material from the offices of president Sepp Blatter and the secretary …

Report: Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler banned from Pats OTAs

Bill Belichick and Malcolm Butler aren't on the best of terms right now.<p>Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler played the part of Super Bowl hero in …

Loss would be biggest since studio’s $150m financial misfire The Lone Ranger in 2013 and John Carter’s $200m loss in 2012<p>Disney is expected to lose up to $140m (£90m) on the George Clooney futuristic fantasy Tomorrowland, its biggest loss in two years, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>Related: …

Movies

Australian PM: ISIS is 'terrorism with global ambitions'

<b>Sydney (CNN) —</b> Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described ISIS as a "death cult" that is targeting individuals and governments globally with a message to "submit or die" in a speech at the start of a regional counter extremism summit in Sydney today.<p>"This is not terrorism for a local …