Ryan Low

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Abu Qatada deported from UK to stand trial in Jordan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/992000/992828_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534430041_13ef22d0b0cd7e315b5a1ca4afc0f814<p><b>Radical cleric Abu Qatada is being held in a high security jail near the Jordanian capital Amman, after being deported from the UK.</b><p>His plane left RAF …

Great Britain

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

August guide to the bright planets

In August 2018, 4 planets arc across the evening sky. From west to east as night falls, these bright worlds are Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars. Late …

Astronomy

Video: What New Horizons might see when it reaches Pluto next July

“Because Pluto has never been visited up-close by a spacecraft from Earth, everything we see will be a first,” said NASA’s Adriana Ocampo.<p>NASA’s New …

View from space: Four largest Texas cities

This striking astronaut photograph taken from the International Space Station (ISS) shows the four largest cities in Texas at night.<p>The extent of the …

Four legs bad, two legs good? Changing posture in a growing dinosaur

Some dinosaurs walked on two legs, some on all fours, some could do both, but an apparently fairly select band seemed to shift from one to the other …

The Future Of Flight: Helicopters Will Fly Like Airplanes

Two new programs are coming to improve the U.S. Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) fleet.<p>In the wake of the unsuccessful Iran hostage-rescue attempt in 1980, when three of eight helicopters failed and crippled the mission, military planners came to a realization: The U.S. fleet was in desperate …

Fermi telescope: 'Violent cosmos' map gets more extreme

<b>The Fermi space telescope has updated its catalogue of the Universe's most violent neighbourhoods.</b><p>Fermi catches gamma rays, the most energetic light, spewing from nature's most extreme physical processes.<p>The new catalogue, posted on the Arxiv server, lists the sources of the highest-energy gamma …

Universe

How a New Bird Species Was Discovered Right in the Middle of Phnom Penh

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

Nick Clegg would reject £10,000 MP pay rise but David Cameron won't say

Nick Clegg would turn down a £10,000 pay rise if it is offered to MPs because the public would find it "impossible" to accept at a time when living standards are squeezed.<p>The deputy Prime Minister beat David Cameron into saying he would reject any increase in pay that exceeded the one per cent rise …

4 Ways To Motivate Detached Workers

Marnie Green, principal consultant at Management Education Group and author of "Painless Performance Conversations," says that performance conversations should happen regularly, not annually. It takes practice to handle them well. "Managers fail at these conversation because part of it is [having …

Employment

How To Win The War Against BS

I'm on a war against bullshit.<p>Not other people's bullshit. That war is unwinnable. Everyone lives in their own private bullshitorium and they will never leave it even to say "hello" to you.<p>But my own bullshit—I can't stand when I'm thinking or saying something and then I realize, "I just lost the …

Comic Books

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

13 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Happier Person

That's what we learned from 13 scientific studies that discovered small changes we can all make to improve our outlook on life.<p>From writing down the good parts of your day to simply smiling, here are a few proactive steps you can take towards becoming a happier you.

Happiness

Young People Enjoy When Their Peers Are Successful — Old People Resent It

Some new research, however, suggests this needs qualifying. Michael Nolan and colleagues estimate that our peers' income does indeed reduce our own life-satisfaction.<p>But only among the over-45s. Among younger people, higher peers' income is associated with greater happiness*.<p>This difference isn't …

Paradoxes