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Does Lightning Come From Outer Space?

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>A paper published last week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i> suggests that cosmic rays could be the source of lightning …

Physics

Gallery: UK cities from space photographed by astronaut Chris Hadfield who, let's face it, trumps all pictures any of us post on social media sites. Spot your nearest city here: http://bit.ly/12gKP53

Catch up on Wednesday's news in images with our picture desk live blog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2013/may/08/picture-desk-live-the-best-news-pictures-of-the-day Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Widower, 84, left for dead by killer dressed as a ghost

<b>An odd job man disguised himself as a ghost before battering an 84-year-old man to death and robbing him of £3,000.</b><p>Michael Fearon donned a white dust …

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Debates

Representing the sides<p>Moderator<p>Adam Smith, Assistant community editor, The Economist<p>Adam Smith is the assistant community editor at <i>The Economist</i>. His …

Age of consent should be lowered to 13 in light of Stuart Hall prosecution, top barrister says

and<p>A senior human rights barrister has called for the age of consent to be lowered to 13 in order to prevent the ‘persecution of old men’ such as …

Man accidentally shoots his wife in the face with a harpoon gun. She was said to be ‘1cm from death’ but is luckily expected to make a full recovery. Full story: http://bit.ly/13jswi8

'The Chosen One' - today's Telegraph Sport front page http://t.co/0sKP3ia8kd

Whelan resigned to losing Martinez

• Premier League<p>ESPN staff<p>Dave Whelan is resigned to losing Roberto Martinez in the near future © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Related Links<p>News: Caldwell eyes …

Soccer

Sir Alex Ferguson: the firebrand who used adversity to build dynasty

You can still see the boy in Sir Alex Ferguson, even now we have reached the end. The elder statesman who called a halt after 27 years at Manchester United needs a hip replacement and feels he has won all his battles.<p>But in his bursts of laughter, his lust for life, you can still pick out the young …

Wayne Rooney transfer request leaves David Moyes facing Chelsea battle

Soon-to-be Manchester United manager David Moyes faces a fight to keep Wayne Rooney out of Chelsea clutches, after the striker slapped in his second …

Wayne Rooney not for sale say Manchester United after reports striker asks for transfer

Sky sources understand Wayne Rooney has asked to leave Manchester United - but the club insist he is not for sale.<p>Wayne Rooney: Manchester United …

Bad Piggies - Rise and Swine

3D-printed guns could be outlawed in California

Senator Leland Yee plans to introduce legislation to ban 3D-printed gun technology in order to "ensure that it is not used for the wrong purpose with potentially deadly consequences."<p>With gun control battles raging among federal and state legislators, it was inevitable that the issue of 3D-printed …

Guns

Morgan Stanley sees new iPhones by September

Morgan Stanley offers its latest take on the probability of new iPhones in the fall.<p>A Morgan Stanley note to investors adds to the mounting evidence of new iPhones coming in the fall.<p>In a research note on Wednesday titled, "Systems and PC Hardware Asia Trip Takeaways Part I," Katy Huberty of Morgan …

Morgan Stanley

We answer YOUR Xbox One X questions - Kinect adapters, 4K Enhanced games, checkerboarding, noise and more

The Xbox One X launches November 7 and you lot have <i>plenty</i> of questions you want answered. From what Xbox One X games are enhanced, to which are …

Will EA’s Star Wars deal take them to the Light or Dark side? | PC Invasion

The news that Electronic Arts has just signed a multi-year license agreement with Disney to pump out some <i>Star Wars</i> games is proving a difficult deal …

Civilization 5 - Brave New World: Are culture players finally getting the endgame they deserve?

Cultural victories are the ones that tend to stick. You can bomb people into oblivion, but they often just come <i>back</i> from oblivion fuming about it. …

Articles about things come apart todd mclellan on Dwell.com - Dwell

We all have a work hero, right? That someone whose vision and practice inspires us in some way to push harder and stay...<p>In the summer of 2001, Element Skateboards founder Johnny Schillereff stumbled on a new addition to a YMCA skate camp in Northern...<p>Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell …

Cape Town

Wii U to miss out on 15 EA games using Frostbite Engine 3

<b>Update</b>: EA has clarified that it currently has "no games in development for the Wii U" in a statement to Kotaku.<p>EA supported Nintendo's new console …

Will Wright's next game to be "built around the player's life"

Veteran developer Will Wright has dropped the first hints at his next game, suggesting it will be based around the player's own reality.<p>Wright was …

Daily chart: Sir Alex Ferguson, the English Premier League’s most enduring manager, announced his retirement today. The Manchester United boss is not only the most successful in the league’s short history, but the only one to have been in his job since its inception. Today’s chart compares the number of trophies won by the richest football clubs since the 1992-93 season. View chart http://econ.st/Yuw5QK

Mourinho & Arjen Robben on the move? | Transfer Talk #4