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Which Birds Are Built For Long-Distance Travel? [Infographic]

Hint: a big wingspan helps.<p>Fall is here, and winter is already on its way, which means many birds will soon begin flocking south like they had parents in Florida. Designer Dooriya Yu charted the migration distances of birds against the birds' wingspans and found a general pattern in the data: …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

The Hitchcock Hollywood Portfolio

Alfred Hitchcock left a peerless legacy of the stylishly macabre. In this year’s Hollywood Portfolio, Keira Knightley, Javier Bardem, Seth Rogen, and other stars channel iconic moments from the director’s greatest hits.

On the trail of SS accused Siert Bruins

<b>A 92-year-old man is on trial in Germany, accused of murdering a member of the Dutch resistance nearly 70 years ago. The case is one of many ghosts that have yet to be laid to rest in the farming country of the Dutch-German borderland.</b><p>It is sugar beet season in the far north-east of the …

Drones: A rare glimpse at sophisticated US spy plane

<b>The Global Hawk is one of the US military's most sophisticated spy planes and the BBC was able to get a rare view of one at Grand Forks Airbase in North Dakota.</b><p>It can travel halfway round the world on a single tank of fuel and can track a man on the ground, even when the earth is covered by cloud, …

Thorium backed as a 'future fuel'

<b>Nuclear scientists are being urged by the former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix to develop thorium as a new fuel.</b><p>Mr Blix says that the radioactive element may prove much safer in reactors than uranium.<p>It is also more difficult to use thorium for the production of nuclear weapons.<p>His comments will …

Five storms that shaped history

<b>The current bad weather in the south of the UK prompted a discussion about moments in history shaped by storms. Historian Dan Snow recalls five of the most significant.</b><p><b>1. In 480 BC</b> the emperor of the mighty Persian Empire, Xerxes, led a massive combined force to conquer the troublesome Greeks. More …

Storm lashes northern Europe leaving at least 13 dead

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1023000/1023428_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524767386_f8277747280b2f2b518fe1a748c8e5a5<p><b>A storm battering north-western Europe has killed at least 13 people - six of them in Germany.</b><p>Two people died when their car was crushed by a falling …

Lewis Hine: Social Reform Photographer

Two exhibitions of Lewis Hine’s photography are currently on display at the International Center of Photography in New York City through January 19, …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Higgs boson scientists awarded Nobel Prize in physics

Drs. Peter Higgs and François Englert share award for theoretical work on the 'God particle'<p>Drs. Peter Higgs and François Englert have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for their work in identifying and discovering the Higgs boson, the so-called "God particle" that could explain how the …

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

In pictures: Ocean expeditions

UK scientists have released stunning new images of life in remote parts of the global ocean, including some creatures new to science.

Quick Bike-Preservation Tips for the Home Mechanic

It's hard to keep your two-wheeled pride and joy looking and riding like it just rolled off the bike shop floor after many years and miles. But a few simple steps will help you preserve your bike in the best possible condition.<p><b>Keep it Clean</b><p>A clean bike is a well-riding bike. Clean your bike after …

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The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

China bans New Zealand milk powder in botulism scare

<b>China has banned all imports of milk powder from New Zealand after its main dairy exporter, Fonterra, found a bacterial strain in some of its products that can cause botulism.</b><p>China relies on New Zealand for almost all its imports of milk powder.<p>Imports are highly prized in China after a tainted …

Putin the action man – in pictures