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‘High performing’ Google exec quietly breaks stratosphere jump record (VIDEO)
A new world record for the highest sky dive has been set by a senior Google VP who plummeted from 135,890 feet above the Earth, excelling daredevil Felix Baumgartner's record jump from the edge of space two years ago.

25.10.2014 00:47

£200k ‘smart’ drugs seizure shows rising UK sales
A record number of so-called ‘smart’ drugs have been seized from a UK website, raising concerns over the growing use of such sites and drugs in Britain.

24.10.2014 15:27

The Queen’s tweets: HRH Queen Elizabeth II joins Twitterati
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet through the @BritishMonarchy account – to open a new technology exhibition at London’s Science Museum on Friday.

24.10.2014 15:02

Decaying civilization? Study finds Britons have worse teeth than their Roman-era ancestors
Research published in the British dental Journal on Friday found that Britons have worse oral health today than in Roman times, despite the work of dentists and the arrival of toothbrushes and toothpaste.

24.10.2014 14:10

#DontLookAtTheSun: Final 2014 solar eclipse stuns N. America (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The moon blocked out a significant piece of the sun in partial solar eclipse giving extra thrill to the sunset. The US will have to wait for 2023 to witness anything similar.

24.10.2014 09:55

​‘Dead hearts’ transplanted into living patients in surgical breakthrough
Australian doctors have successfully transplanted hearts that have stopped beating, revolutionizing organ donation. The breakthrough is predicted to save the lives of 30 percent more heart transplant patients.

24.10.2014 09:29

Enormous volcanic eruption could destroy Japan within 100yrs – study
About 95 percent of Japan’s population is at risk of being devastated by a major volcanic eruption, which could happen “at any moment” within the next century, a study revealed. Volcanic activity has reportedly increased recently.

24.10.2014 08:58

Feds investigating two dozen potential hacks targeting life-saving medical devices
A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security tells Reuters that government experts are now investigating upwards of two dozen instances in which high-tech medical products may be prone to hackers.

22.10.2014 19:19

UK wind farms outshine nuclear power output
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation’s nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.

22.10.2014 14:58

Increased cosmic radiation may thwart manned Mars missions
Space explorers stay home! Cosmic radiation levels have increased due to weaker solar activity and now pose greater risk to astronauts’ health, which means a manned mission to Mars might have to wait, new research has found.

22.10.2014 14:51

TEPCO removing protective Fukushima canopy for most dangerous op yet
The protective dome over the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s Reactor 1 is being dismantled to prepare for the removal of nuclear fuel rods – one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks in the entire decommissioning process.

22.10.2014 10:59

North America gears up for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse-filled sunset
Much of North America will experience a solar eclipse on Thursday, with the moon covering up to 70 percent of the sun in the late afternoon. Along most of the East Coast and Midwest, the event will occur during sunset, allowing for dramatic photography.

21.10.2014 19:50

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