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Trekky dream: Chinese millionaire erects $160 mn starship Enterprise HQ
An eccentric Chinese millionaire and apparently one of the biggest fans of the legendary Star Trek franchise has built his company HQs in the shape of the starship Enterprise, where the series’ characters explored new worlds in death-defying journeys.

25.05.2015 12:26

Faux pas: French man lands in custody for delaying girl’s flight… with bomb threat
Police in France have arrested a man who made a fake bomb threat with the sole purpose of delaying his girlfriend’s flight, because she was afraid of being late. The caller is facing a fine of tens of thousands of euros, local prosecutors said on Sunday.

24.05.2015 22:46

'Are we on fire?' Edge-of-your-seat cockpit footage of VE Day flyover emergency landing
The pilot of a vintage Avenger torpedo bomber who made an emergency landing during a VE Day flyover in Washington DC has released cockpit footage of the incident.

21.05.2015 19:24

Future is here: Hoverboard flight sets new Guinness record (VIDEO)
A Canadian inventor has set a new world record by gliding a few hundred meters over a lake on his self-designed hoverboard. The flight caught the attention of all the Back To The Future fans just months before the movie’s iconic October 21, 2015 date.

23.05.2015 03:29

‘Dictator is coming!’ Hungarian PM heckled by European Commission chief (VIDEO)
The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, seems to have invented a new way to address a European leader, using the word "dictator” to the Hungarian prime minister during arrivals at the Friday EU summit in Riga.

22.05.2015 13:49

Holy sun! Solar halo in Mexico causes social media frenzy (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
A perfectly round rainbow-like halo surrounded the sun in several Mexican cities, including the country's capital on Thursday. People spent the day with their heads looking up at the sky, trying to capture the phenomenon and share it on social media.

22.05.2015 13:02

Crouching tiger, fearless crane: Bird beats two big cats in China zoo fight (VIDEO)
A red-crowned crane found itself in a tiger enclosure in a Chinese wildlife park. Unfazed, it faced off against the two giant cats – and won.

20.05.2015 18:36

Drone shuttle: Air Force’s X-37 goes up on a (semi-) secret mission
For the first time ever, the US Air Force’s X-37 unmanned space plane has gone into orbit on a mission not entirely classified. The USAF provided details on several civilian experiments aboard the drone shuttle, though much of the mission remains secret.

20.05.2015 16:14

Cast in faux bronze: 'Emperor Putin' monument revealed outside St. Petersburg
A small community near St. Petersburg has revealed a bust of President Vladimir Putin depicted as a Roman emperor – sans laurel crown. The man behind the monument is a controversial Cossack leader, who earlier advocated taking Alaska from the US.

17.05.2015 13:47

​Breathtaking timelapse video shows nightlight Earth from space
The European Space Agency released a timelapse video composed of images taken by its astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station.

17.05.2015 06:16

​‘Fly wherever you want:’ Jetmen behind death-defying Dubai stunt speak out (VIDEO)
Some Dubai residents may have noticed something rather unusual in the sky. No, it wasn’t Superman – it was ‘Jetman.’ Yves Rossy and his partner soared into the skies above the desert cranking up to 300kph, with just a jet pack for propulsion.

15.05.2015 15:53

New app lets you create & share videos with life-size holograms of celebrities
Want a video where you’re chatting with Obama? Or a selfie with a Bengal tiger? A new app, which creates the illusion of life-size holograms via a mobile device you can share on social media, has been launched on the Kickstarter crowd funding website.

14.05.2015 16:59