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Queen intervenes to settle title feud opening way to title pretenders

The Queen has intervened to settle a feud between two families over the inheritence of a prestigious title<p>DNA evidence could be used for the first time to resolve a feud over a hereditary title after the Queen personally intervened in the case.<p>The dispute was triggered when an amateur genealogist …

Russia summons Britain's military attache over 'RAF permission to shoot down war planes'

A report described as "inaccurate" by the Foreign Office said RAF Tornado fighters were given green light to shoot down Russian war planes in the Middle East<p>Russia summoned Britain's military attache to explain reports that RAF pilots had been given the green light to shoot down Russian war planes …

What Lies Inside The Dark Web?

What is the dark web?<p>If you spend most of your screen time loitering on Facebook, Snapchat and email then you’ve only ever scratched the surface of …

An asteroid would have to be this big to wipe out life on earth

Turns out about 60 miles wide.<p>Scientists have been looking at potential asteroid impacts for years.<p>University of Colorado Boulder, geoscientist Brian Toon figures one rock about a half a mile wide can do a lot of damage and cause widespread Earthquakes, releasing the energy equal to 100 billion …

Asteroids

'Hoverboards' are illegal on both pavements and roads, CPS confirms

The Metropolitan police has warned prospective hoverboard owners not to ride their scooters on public streets

The 10 coolest things happening with augmented reality right now

CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook was exploring augmented reality at Vanity Fair's New Establishment City Summit this week in San Francisco, TechCrunch reported.<p>"Yeah," he immediately replied when asked if augmented reality was a possibility, following up that "it's a bit farther …

Augmented Reality

The paranoid's guide to the internet: 13 easy ways to make sure you're not hacked or tracked

Not true.<p>While it's hard to protect your personal information on the internet with 100% effectiveness, there are a few easy steps you can take that will make you a lot safer. And you don't have to be a tech expert at all.<p>Here are 13 easy ways you can stop companies like Facebook and Google from …

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

Do You Have Hidden Native American Ancestry? Here’s How to Find Out

Are you interested in finally searching out the truth behind that old family story about a Native American ancestor? Or perhaps you already know that …

Reporter ‘Got This Response’ When He Reached Out to Donald Trump for Comment: ‘Mr. Trump Said…’

A Washington Post reporter who requested a comment from Donald Trump for a story he was working on was probably a bit surprised by the response he got back.<p>“Just reached out to Donald Trump for a story and got this response,” reporter Ben Terris announced on Twitter where he shared the …

FBI director calls lack of data on police shootings ‘ridiculous,’ ‘embarrassing’

By Aaron C. Davis<p>, Reporter<p>Wesley Lowery<p>, Reporter<p>The lack of accurate information about police-involved shootings is roiling the nation’s law enforcement community, leaving officials unable to say whether high-profile killings are isolated events or part of an alarming trend, FBI Director James B. …

Law Enforcement

8K displays may reach tablets by 2020

4K displays haven’t even become prevalent in mobile devices. We can say 2015 is the year of QHD (2560×1440), but as always, the Japanese are thinking ahead and planning big things for their 2020 Olympic Games, an event that has been known to serve as a great medium to showcase technology in the …

Mobile Devices

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Robotics

What Mexican federal agents were doing when they should've been monitoring El Chapo's prison cell

Mexican Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN) agents Juan Carlos Sánchez Garcia and José Daniel Aureoles Tabares were assigned to supervise the every move of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán while he was detained in Altiplano prison.<p>During a preliminary investigation, …

Mexico

Yale Showcases 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America

The photos taken by Farm Security Administration photographers in the 1930s are some of the most iconic images in American history. We’re all …

What's At The Edge Of A Cloud?

Scientists have just made a breakthrough in understanding how clouds interact with the surrounding air by studying some of the most boring clouds you can imagine in unprecedented detail.<p>"If you ask a child to draw a cloud they would draw a white puffy cloud floating in the air all by itself — and …

Why the Curiosity Rover is Forbidden From Collecting Water on Mars

In 2015 NASA announced that they found definitive evidence of liquid water on Mars. But while obtaining a physical sample would revolutionize …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Model X and man-made islands

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>After three years of anticipation Tesla just launched its latest electric car. The company says the Model X is the world's safest SUV; it can go from 0-60 in …

A tale of two strategies: Russia destroys ISIS command, US hits Afghan hospital

No sooner had Vladimir Putin wrapped up his speech at the United Nations, where he roundly criticized the manner in which US-led forces have been …

The one way to know your iPad or iPhone has a virus

We used to think that Apple iOS gadgets were pretty immune to viruses and malware. Sadly, over the past year hackers have turned their attention to …

Apps

The Celts: not quite the barbarians history would have us believe

A close examination of Celtic craftsmanship reveals a scientifically sophisticated people with good links to the rest of Europe<p>A farmer, ploughing a field near Snettisham in Norfolk in 1948, turned up what he thought was a bit of an old brass bedstead. But it was gold, not brass, which he’d …

British Museum

New details cast doubt on veracity of Kentucky clerk’s meeting with pope

The lawyer for a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue licenses for gay marriages stood onstage in a Washington, D.C., hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, and Mat Staver told the crowd, they were all there to pray for the …

Vladimir Putin sees Barack Obama's coolness as weakness – and it is hurting America

Russia's bombing of American allies in Syria underlines how much more powerful and provocative Putin is than he was before Obama took office<p>Russian warplanes began bombing American-backed Syrian opposition strongholds on Wednesday, a move that can be viewed as the latest example of American …