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  • The ultimate vehicle for a Jedi in training: $500 mini version of Luke Skywalker's Star Wars landspeeder revealed

    July 22, 2017 12:12 AM 6

    Is your child is an aspiring Jedi, then a new Star Wars Landspeeder toy could get them on their way. Unveiled at Comic-Con, 'Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder,' is modeled after the X-34 aircraft from Star Wars: A New Hope and has seats for two riders. The speeder, which has an interactive dashboard with lights and sound effects from the original Star Wars movie

  • Michael Gove promises plastic microbeads will be banned by end of year

    July 21, 2017 1:01 PM 11

    Plastic is ingested by 31 species of marine mammals and over 100 species of sea birds each year. Michael Gove has said the UK government will press ahead with plans to prohibit plastic microbeads after environmental groups have spent years campaigning for a ban. In recent years, hundreds of companies have added plastic microbeads to cosmetic products

  • Breath-taking moment a 40-tonne humpback whale leaps COMPLETELY out of the water in incredibly rare footage

    July 21, 2017 12:10 PM 5

    The incredible moment a humpback whale jumped completely out of the ocean has been captured on film for the first time. In the rare footage, the adult whale which is estimated to weigh 40 tonnes, leaps out of the sea offshore on the Mbotyi in Pondoland, Eastern Cape province, South Africa. The majestic animal comes out of the water and leaps into the air in the breath-taking

  • Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes near Turkish coast and Greek islands

    July 21, 2017 12:13 AM 6

    The areas are popular with British tourists. An earthquake struck near the coast of Turkey and Greece sparking fears of a small tsunami. The US Geological Survey said a magnitude 6.7 quake struck 10km south of the Turkish city of Bodrum and 16km northeast of Kos, Greece, areas popular with British tourists. It had initially been thought the quake had reached

  • British man still missing in the Outback after flying to Australia

    July 20, 2017 11:01 AM 7

    A Briton who travelled to Australia last month is still missing in Alice Springs. Northern Territory Police said they are concerned for the welfare of Michael Denon-Ross from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, after he failed to return to his hotel. The 57-year-old flew to Perth from London last month on a three-month tourist visa and checked into an Alice

  • Salad DISMAYS! Freaky worm-like sea cucumber filmed gently squirming on the bottom of the ocean

    July 20, 2017 9:39 AM 5

    Alluring footage has emerged of a worm-like sea cucumber that appears to be around five feet in length. The clip, taken by diver Vitaly Bazarov captured this video in the Red Sea in Egypt, pans to show a very long version of the Synapta maculate synaptidae feeding on the sea bed. However the enormity of the creature doesn't seem to put off its fellow

  • Apple row with Qualcomm escalates as four firms that put together the iPhone file antitrust suits against the chip maker

    July 19, 2017 3:40 PM 4

    iPhone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc faces a fresh set of antitrust allegations from a group of four companies that assemble the iPhone and other products on behalf of Apple Inc. Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Wistron Corp, Compal Electronics Inc and Pegatron Corp alleged that Qualcomm violated two sections of the Sherman Act, a U.S. antitrust

  • George R. Lawrence took photos of US with first 'drone'

    July 17, 2017 5:23 PM 7

    Shortly after the turn of the 20th century, a pioneering photographer who had created his own panoramic lens put together what could be described as the world's first drone. With this innovative creation he captured incredible images of American cities from thousands of feet in the air. George R. Lawrence used a system of kites outfitted with a 49-pound

  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin rolls out the red carpet for Mars

    July 17, 2017 9:14 AM 27

    CAPE CANAVERAL: Forty-eight years after he landed on the moon, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin rolled out a red carpet for the red planet at a star-studded gala at the Kennedy Space Center. Aldrin, 87, commemorated the upcoming anniversary of the 1969 mission to the moon under a historic Saturn V rocket Saturday and raised more than $190,000 for his nonprofit

  • Maryam Mirzakhani, groundbreaking mathematician and Fields Medal winner, dies at 40

    July 15, 2017 4:27 PM 5

    Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the recipient of the 2014 Fields Medal, the top honor in mathematics. She was the first woman in the prize’s 80-year history to earn the distinction. Photo courtesy of Stanford News Service. Maryam Mirzakhani, who in 2014 became the first woman awarded the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics, has died at the age of 40. The world-renowned