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Michael J Fox: 'Nobody pities me and that's great. I couldn't stand it'

When Michael J Fox walks into the reception of his office in New York, he arrives like a bantam-weight boxer ready for a fight. It is not so much the way he moves, although that is partly why he gives that impression, his weight shifting restlessly from foot to foot. "I feel like I'm dangling from …

Long-range forecast: sunny spell will wipe out life on Earth

If the end of the summer, the short, cold days, and party conference season were not enough to bring on the gloom, scientists have calculated when life on Earth must come to an end.<p>In a report that manufacturers of diaries may wish to note, researchers worked out when the sun will grow so warm that …

Frankfurt motor show abuzz with green technology

It has a £657,400 price tag, can reach 62mph in 3.2 seconds – and is the talk of the Frankfurt motor show.<p>But perhaps the most surprising feature of the Porsche 918 Spyder is the fact that one of the most high-performance vehicles ever likely to be seen on the road claims fuel consumption of 78 …

Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo 'There was no transition at all, no sense of approaching danger. It was as if I had suddenly gone blind and deaf' http://gu.com/p/3f83t/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Peter Hoffman for the Guardian

9to5Toys weekend roundup

<b>9to5Toys</b> has some pretty impressive daily deals today including:<p>AOC 22″ 1080P LED DVI/VGA Monitor <b>$100 shipped</b><br>• 3M Streaming Projector powered by Roku, projects up to 120″ <b>$170 Shipped</b> ($130 Savings)<br>• Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive <b>$150 Shipped</b> ($50 Savings)<br>• The Sims Medieval …

The Greenest Ways to Get Around

Human Journey<p><i>Note: In response to reader feedback on this post, the makers of the infographic below updated it and resent us a copy, so we reposted it at 2:52 PM on May 7, 2013. The infographic was not created by National Geographic.</i><p>You’ve probably heard by now that how you get around has a big …

What if the best thing we could do for our children is just to leave them alone? 'In Europe and America alike, many kids today are effectively under house arrest.' Jay Griffiths on why modern parenting is making our children miserable: http://gu.com/p/3ffyx/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Joel Redman/Gallery Stock

Why The iPhone Is Falling Behind

Apple haters, Android geeks and misinformed Wall Street analysts will tell you that Apple’s iPhone is falling behind because Apple can’t innovate anymore.<p>I don’t buy the Apple-doesn’t-innovate BS. Apple is super innovative, and their innovation is focused, disciplined and ultimately results in …

Barley Aims To Be The Absolute Simplest Way To Create And Edit Websites

Sometimes the simplest product demos can be effective.<p>Take a new web editor called Barley. To show off the product, co-founder Colin Devroe opened me a regular old web page, then changed the wording of the page with just a few keystrokes. A small editing menu opened as he typed, but didn’t have to …

One of the rare times I shot from shore, couldn't pass on this sunset. #clarklittle 🆑☀🌊📷😊 NikonD4🌅

APOD: A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana (2013 May 05) Image Credit & Copyright: Sean R. Heavey http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130505.html Explanation: Is that a spaceship or a cloud? Although it may seem like an alien mothership, it's actually a impressive thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Such colossal storm systems center on mesocyclones -- rotating updrafts that can span several kilometers and deliver torrential rain and high winds including tornadoes. Jagged sculptured clouds adorn the supercell's edge, while wind swept dust and rain dominate the center. A tree waits patiently in the foreground. The above supercell cloud was photographed in July west of Glasgow, Montana, USA, caused minor damage, and lasted several hours before moving on. http://www.seanrheavey.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130505 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0505

Brian Cox: TV shows inspire a new generation of children to study science

He conquered the pop charts with 1990s band D:Ream, explained the intricacies of gravity to a confused nation and even appeared in a magazine list of …