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Supermoon lunar eclipse triggers supertide flood warning

Sea levels are governed by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun, a force which was offset when the orbs eclipsed on Monday morning<p>The Supermoon will cause supertides which could flood the coast of Britain as four natural phenomena conspire to cause huge swells, the Environment Agency has …

Floods

This is What Infrared Photography Does to Freckles

Toronto-based cinematographer Jon Simo created this trippy portrait showing how an infrared camera sees things compared to an ordinary camera.<p>Simo …

Photography

Starbucks' first UK franchise raises warchest for mass expansion

There will be 100 franchised coffee shops within five years<p>Serial entrepreneur Anil Patil, the UK’s first Starbucks franchisee, has raised £10m from private equity firm Connection Capital and RBS to roll out 16 sites, with 100 planned over the next five years.<p>The coffee giant owns or franchises its …

Coffee

Apple iPad mini 4 review

Last year, Apple delivered a dud of an iPad. I’m not talking about the iPad Air 2, which set an incredible new benchmark for the type of speed and performance consumers can expect from tablets. No, I’m referring to the disappointing, mailed-in iPad mini 3. In 2014, Apple decided to update the the …

iPad Mini

Vin Diesel Can't Stop Singing Paul Walker Tribute Songs

They're so earnest, if slightly off-key.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Vin Diesel has posted yet another tribute song to the late Paul Walker, this time singing Tove Lo's "Habits (Stay High)," his silhouette featured in front of a screen playing old clips of the friends together. As is the case for all of his musical …

Vin Diesel

McDonald's workers told to treat burns with condiments, survey shows

Among issues cited in 28 health and safety complaints filed against fast-food giant are understaffing and pressure to work fast without proper safety gear<p>McDonald’s workers who have suffered severe burns in their workplace filed 28 health and safety complaints against the company in 19 cities over …

McDonald's

Tories will protect ‘per pupil spending’, says Cameron

PM sets out plans to sack headteachers at coasting schools in what he terms an ‘all-out war on mediocrity’<p>David Cameron has promised that a future Conservative government would protect schools’ cash budgets per pupil until 2020, meaning a real-term cut in funding for schools over the next …

United Kingdom

How society makes it worse for people who self-harm

Social attitudes are reinforcing the negative beliefs towards people who self harm, according to research.<p>The first ever study of the life stories of …

Self-proclaimed seer faces murder charges as trial set to begin in Kansas

Jury selection begins Monday as commune leader Daniel Perez is accused of drowning a young mother and living off insurance of dead members<p>The leader of a Kansas commune that prosecutors say lived off of insurance payouts following the deaths of group members is set to stand trial for murder in the …

Crime

Why we need stock prices to fall 25%

In early October, as share prices wobbled, I had high hopes that U.S. stocks would plummet to attractive levels. Instead, shares have shot higher, …

Stock Markets