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Young people are 'lost generation' who can no longer fix gadgets, warns professor

Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, at the University of Manchester, is giving this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures<p>Young people in Britain have become a lost generation who can no longer mend gadgets and appliances because they have grown up in a disposable world, …

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Old boys, new world: Britain’s upper crust looking more and more crusty

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>An unexpected place for lessons to fight Mexico’s mafia: Italy<p>Next Post »<p>Vladimir Putin’s religious, ethnic rhetoric gets a little scary in Russian state-of-the-union address<p>4 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, …

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<b>Dickinson, Emily</b> - Poems<p><b>Didion, Joan</b> - 12 Masterful Essays<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor -</b> A Raw Youth (Translated by Constance Garnett)<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor</b> - …

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10 best Android Wear apps

Android Wear may not be turning the heads that many of us envisioned that it would, but it’s still probably the best smartwatch platform out there. The update to Android Wear 2.0 added a bunch of really nice features, like standalone apps. It still has a lot of work ahead of it, but there are some …

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system<p>A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable …

The Week in Spandex - The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman vs. Superman, Thor: The Dark World, The Flash, Bieber the Boy Wonder, Captain Marvel, The Sinister Six, Wolverine and more

<b>Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World,</b> <b>The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain</b> …

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The Week in Spandex - Batfleck vs. Superman, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Phase Three and more

<b>Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including</b> <b>Batman vs. Superman,</b> <b>Man of Steel,</b> <b>Arrow, The Avengers: Age of</b> …

Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

Map shows how 20 patterns of mutation drive 30 cancer types, pointing the way to prevention and treatment strategies<p>The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or …

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Diana’s Impossible Dream

Though Princess Diana’s August 1997 death forever linked her to a flashy playboy named Dodi Al Fayed, that fatal Paris tryst may have been intended as a message to the man she’d just broken up with—Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan—the only one who would never use or betray her. Talking to those …

E-Book Case Reminds Apple Its Biggest Enemy Isn't Samsung Or Google

The fight between Apple and the Department of Justice has been a story of overreaching. Rather than join publishers in settling with the government over accusations it conspired to fix the prices of e-books, Apple decided to fight in court. Of course, the company lost and as a result the government …

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

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★★☆☆☆<p>The suitably named Thor Freudenthal helms <i>Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)</i>, the sequel to the semi-popular 2010 fantasy adventure <i>Percy</i> …

The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers

It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, …

All Of The Asteroids That Could Potentially End The World

Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.<p>It's no surprise that NASA is keeping track of all potentially hazardous objects, or PHOs, that surround our planet. If it's closer than 4.6 million miles away and larger than about 350 feet in …

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira

Sideprofile of a phospholipid bilayer membrane with a few anchored proteins, Nuno Moreira.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

How Realistic Is The Sci-Fi Space Thriller 'Europa Report'?

We chat with Kevin Hand, an astrobiologist who consulted on the film, about realism in space thrillers, why actors are better than robots, and more.<p>It's rare that a great space movie breaks the Hollywood traditions of big budgets, blatant abuse of physics, over-the-top special effects, factitious …

Video: Curiosity’s first year on Mars in two minutes

Cool rover’s eye view of driving, scooping and drilling during Curiosity rover’s first year on Mars.<p>NASA’s Curiosity rover will mark one year on Mars …

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Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

As it tried to ward off disasters on the Pacific ring of fire, this advanced culture showed its dark side, explains leading anthropologist Kim MacQuarrie<p><i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters</i> …

The Week in Spandex - Wolverine and the X-Men universe, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Superman vs. Batman, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Flash and more

<b>Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Force, The</b> …

The Bond Girl - Halle Berry

<b>What was your reaction when you were offered the part?</b> <br>I said, “You got to be kidding me.” I just laughed like crazy at first and then I thought, …

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Bryan Singer gives us our best look yet at a Sentinel from X-Men: Days of Future Past

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen various bits and pieces giving us a peek at the Sentinels from next year’s <b>X-Men: Days of Future Past</b>, but now …

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Special Features - What The Wolverine Got Right

<i>Anthony Stokes on what The Wolverine got right….</i><p><b>The Wolverine</b> has been released to mild critical and commercial success. It’s certainly not setting …

Special Features - Why Avengers: Age of Ultron could be the best comic book movie ever

<i>Anthony Stokes thinks that The Avengers: Age of Ultron has the potential to be the best comic book movie ever…</i><p>Last year <b>The Avengers</b> arrived in …