Valeed Ibrahim

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If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

Here's a puzzle I bet you've never pondered.<p>Imagine you are very, very pregnant. For the purposes of this mind game, you are a married American woman (with an American spouse) and you are about to board a plane and, pregnant as you are, they let you on.<p>Your flight, on Lufthansa Airlines, will leave …

Dust from beyond our solar system fell to Earth from space probe

It could be the most exotic material on the planet. Seven particles of dust brought back to Earth by a spacecraft nearly a decade ago appear to have come from beyond our solar system.<p>The specks have all the hallmarks of being created in interstellar space. If confirmed, it would make them the first …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Richard Dawkins trots out yet again his mantra about certain beliefs being “without evidence, without the need to justify” (Dawkins: I once fantasised about angels – and God, 14 August). I guess he’s comfortable with complex numbers – involving the non-existent square root of minus one – and with …

Do Not Fear This Giant Robot Swarm

Harvard roboticist Mike Rubenstein thought he was being clever when he came up with the name for the 1,024 little robots he built. He's into computers, so he thought of kilobytes and named them kilobots.<p>"Unfortunately, it sounds like they're 'killerbots,' which ... we don't intend for them to be …

Found: An ancient flying lizard with a massive, sail-shaped crest

Meet the <i>Caiuajara dobruskii</i>: one of the craziest extinct flying lizards you'll ever see.<p>The newly discovered animal is a member of the order <i>Pterosauria</i>, a clade of flying lizards that lived during the time of the dinosaurs.<p>Scientists are still not entirely sure what its wingspan looked like, but …

This Is What Robots Will Be Doing in 2025

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As Silicon Valley continues to aggressively push the technological envelope – tinkering with self-driving cars, delivery drones and intelligent digital agents – the separation between 'human' jobs 'robotic' ones is getting blurry. Almost …

Should we be treating suicide differently?

Robin Williams’ recent death has triggered many discussions about suicide. But as David Robson discovers, scientists are finding new ways to identify those at risk – potentially opening the way for better targeted treatments.<p>It is so easy to read meaning into the smallest things after a tragedy. In …

Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

Mental health issues like depression, anxiety and substance abuse often start in adolescence, then peak in young adulthood. But for young people who don't have steady jobs or stable paychecks, getting help can be tough.<p>A popular provision of the Affordable Care Act that took effect in 2010 aimed to …