Matthew Chan Bing En

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How do you stop an asteroid hitting Earth?

MOST asteroids in the solar system come nowhere near the Earth, and of those that do, most are so small that they burn up harmlessly in the …

Revealed: The secrets behind magician Dynamo’s London bus levitation trick

<b>Open-mouthed Londoners watched on in amazement over the weekend as mind-blowing magician Dynamo levitated next to a bus.</b><p>The 30-year-old TV …

Three-person IVF: UK government backs mitochondrial transfer

The government is to push ahead with plans that would allow doctors to prevent major childhood diseases by creating IVF babies that have genetic …

Everybody hates airlines

AMERICANS dislike their airlines. Regular Gulliver readers may have guessed as much, but the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ASCI), a survey of …

Hacking the arms trade

At a 2011 Amnesty event in Trafalgar Square, the crowd were asked to show solidarity with the people of Egypt by holding up their phones clasped in a …

How To Hack A Cockroach So You Can Control It With Kinect

Oh yes, there's a video.<p>We've already covered their DIY project to build your very own mind-controlled cyborg cockroach, but now the North Carolina State University researchers have taken roach control to a whole new level. The team created an interface that sends a cockroach scurrying in any …

Why Are Pearls Round?

How can an oyster rotate pearls so perfectly when it's basically just a giant booger?<p>Not all pearls are round, but many are, and these are the most prized. But given that the creation of a pearl happens within the locked-tight shell of a living creature, we don't really know exactly how they're …

A precision US particle physics experiment is moving home | Mark Lancaster | Life & Physics

Most experimental particle physicists, when not twitching in front of a computer cursing the ROOT manual or chasing Grid Jobs, spend their time deep …

Bank lobby needs 'ground rules' to prevent another crisis

Britain's top bank regulator has called for “ground rules” on lobbying to prevent it destabilising the financial system.<p>Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor for prudential regulation, called for a crack down on “private lobbying” as he blamed it for contributing to the crash of 2008. “There was great …

A Digital Life: Pregnancy in the age of Google is weird, scary and (maybe) easier

“Let me just check the internet and see if I’m pregnant.” While my husband and I were trying to conceive, this thought would occasionally pop into my …

Gamer Sells Kidney To Pay Off Debts

People can get addicted to anything. Hoarding, gambling, even playing video games. In China, people have been known to sell their own organ parts to …

P is for Prism - the US interception of internet content under warrant and with the co-operation of service providers. But what about keyhole, Tempora, Comint and Stellarwind? How much exactly is a quintillion? And what on Earth is a nucleon? Newsnight's defence and diplomatic editor Mark Urban on the new A to Z of global surveillance. http://bbc.in/12pfzi1

Angry gorilla gets revenge on taunting kids at Dallas Zoo

<b>If you’re going to be stupid enough to taunt an animal at the zoo, it’s probably best to avoid doing it to an angry gorilla.</b><p>This group of hyperactive …

Airline passenger charged £500 over spelling mistake

<b>An airline passenger was charged more than £500 after missing a letter from his name when booking a flight.</b><p>Frederick Hubbard had to pay for a new …