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Nasa’s Peggy Whitson sets new record for most consecutive days in space by a US astronaut

On Monday, the 57-year-old surpassed astronaut Jeff Williams’ 534-day stint on the International Space Station.<p>National Aeronautics and Space …

Is techno set to be taught in schools?

University lecture calls for schools to start teaching techno and grime...<p>School music lessons have always been an important aspect of a healthy …

Dubai just became the first city in the world to have its own official font in Microsoft Office

Dubai is a city obsessed with breaking records. It erected the world’s tallest building, boasts the world’s largest fireworks display, and is currently racing to build the world’s first hyperloop. Now it’s got another milestone to brag about: a specially-commissioned typeface, developed in …

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See what it's like to ride Europe’s highest and fastest rollercoaster

Adrenaline junkies can now head to Ferrari Land, the new theme park in Spain that is home to Europe’s highest and fastest rollercoaster.<p>The park opened 7 April in Catalonia and adult entrance costs €60. Its ‘vertical accelerator’ ride takes thrill-seekers from 0 to 180 kmph in five seconds, before …

Indonesian Bakery Creates the World’s Most Elaborate Wedding Cakes

LeNovelle Cake, a family-run bakery in Jakarta, Indonesia, specializes in epic wedding cakes. From fairy-tale castles to glazed cathedrals and …

Italy’s police force now owns a Lamborghini Huracan

Italy’s police force now owns a Lamborghini Huracan<p>Speeding drivers in Italy, beware – you’re not the only ones who’ve got speed on your side. The …

Dubai's sky turns black after another skyscraper bursts into flames

Black smoke smothered Dubai's sky on Sunday after a fire broke out near the world's tallest building.<p>The desert metropolis looked almost apocalyptic …

A British Teenager Finds an Error in NASA's Space Station Data

A 17-year-old British student, <b>Miles Solomon</b>, spotted an error in NASA’s data while working on a school physics project. What’s more, the teenager …

The largest dinosaur footprint ever found has been discovered in 'Australia's own Jurassic Park'

On a 25-kilometer stretch of coastline in Western Australia lies a prehistoric treasure trove.<p>Thousands of approximately 130 million-year-old dinosaur footprints are embedded in a stretch of land that can be studied only during low tide, when the sea — and the sharks and crocodiles that inhabit the …

You will soon have the opportunity to tour the wreck of the Titanic on a diving expedition

A British travel company is offering travellers the opportunity of a lifetime to tour the wreck of the Titanic in 2018 and beyond.<p>Bespoke London-based travel company, Blue Marble Private, will take groups of passengers on an eight-day journey off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, to visit the …

Will Roger Federer Ever Be Done? | GQ

Roger Federer was supposed to be finished. Or at least exiting gracefully, getting on with his transition to post-tennis things. But then, in January, after five years without a Grand Slam and a season sidelined by injury, he went ahead and won again. Not as the unflappable perfectionist but, for …

Lionel Messi Wants Barcelona to Sign Thiago From Bayern Munich

​Argentina superstar Lionel Messi reportedly wants Barcelona to buy former Catalan youth product Thiago Alcantara in the summer transfer window …

Poachers Kill Rhino in Brazen Attack at French Zoo

A four-year-old rhino was found shot to death with a horn hacked off—a new twist in the ongoing slaughter of the vulnerable animals.<p>Poachers broke into a zoo in France and shot and killed one of its rhinos before fleeing the scene.<p>On Tuesday morning keepers at Thoiry Zoo, in the suburbs west of …

Massive Statue of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Found in Cairo

The unearthed pieces are made of quartzite and could be upwards of 3,000 years old.<p><i>Update on March 17: What was first believed to be a depiction of Pharaoh Ramses II is now more likely thought to be King Psammetich I, who ruled Egypt from 664 to 610 BC, according to Egyptian antiquities officials.</i> …

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