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September 27, 2016 6:22 PM Elon Musk offers glimpse of plans to deliver humans to Mars

GUADALAJARA, Mexico—It takes an audacious visionary to set out to colonize Mars—a planet no person has ever set foot on—in a venture to make humans a multi-planetary species. But that’s the goal Elon Musk has always had for SpaceX, the upstart space company that has pulled off a series of unlikely triumphs since he founded it 14 years ago. On Tuesday 20

September 27, 2016 5:25 PM The Apprentice: Lord Sugar calls for new BBC winners show

Lord Sugar has said he would like the BBC to commission a new programme focusing on the progress of past winners of The Apprentice. He said such a series "would show what a great service the programme is performing for young entrepreneurs, young people, to inspire them". The BBC said there are no current plans to broadcast a spin-off series 5

September 27, 2016 11:25 AM First US shale gas shipment arrives at Grangemouth in Scotland

The gas from Pennsylvania docks in Scotland to the delight of chemicals firm INEOS and the dismay of environmentalists. The company INEOS sailed 27,500 cubic metres of the ethane gas on the ship JS Ineon Insight, which is docked at its Grangemouth plant on the Firth of Forth. It is the first regular shipment from US shale fields, where the gas is produced 13

September 27, 2016 6:53 AM First US shale gas arrives at Ineos plant in Scotland

The first shipment of US shale gas is arriving in Scotland amid a fierce debate about the future of fracking in the UK. A tanker carrying 27,500m3 of ethane from US shale fields is due to dock at Grangemouth, the refinery and petrochemicals plant owned by Ineos. The company said the gas would replace dwindling North Sea supplies and secure the future 10

September 20, 2016 9:24 PM 1 Air Force pilot dead, 1 hurt after ejecting in California

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — One American pilot was killed and another injured when they ejected from a U-2 spy plane shortly before it crashed in Northern California on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Air Force said. The plane crashed shortly after taking off from Beale Air Force Base on a training mission around 9 a.m., military officials said. They did not release 10

September 4, 2016 8:55 AM New long-haul service is good news for trade

GATWICK has announced new expansion to boost business links with China and the wider Far East. International airline company Cathay Pacific is launching a new four-times-a-week service to Hong Kong – gateway to China and the Far East. Gatwick now connects the UK to three Chinese cities, including only direct flights to Chongqing – the commercial capital 13

September 3, 2016 1:22 PM Viking ship heading down Erie Canal, to reach NYC Thursday

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A Viking ship is heading down the Erie Canal. The 114-foot-long Draken sailed from Norway to North America this summer. The hand-built wooden ship has a stunning red sail and a carved dragon figurehead, but they had to be taken down so the craft could pass under bridges over the canal. The ship is having deck tours at several 9

September 1, 2016 5:17 PM Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket EXPLODES on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral and blows up Facebook's $200m internet satellite

An unmanned SpaceX rocket and its payload were completely destroyed in an explosion Thursday morning in Florida during a routine test two days before the rocket was to launch Facebook's first communications satellite into orbit that would have significantly widened Internet access in Africa. The blast occurred shortly after 9am in Cape Canaveral, as smoke 28 1

September 1, 2016 1:34 PM SpaceX Rocket Explodes on Launch Pad

A SpaceX rocket exploded on the launchpad shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday in Cape Canaveral, Florida, destroying the rocket and the communications satellite it had been set to carry into orbit this Saturday. "SpaceX can confirm that in preparation for today's static fire, there was an anomaly on the pad resulting in the loss of the vehicle and its payload 14

August 30, 2016 3:09 PM Pirelli's 2017 calendar stars Nicole Kidman, Helen Mirren and Julianne Moore

The new calendar noticeably showcases older stars, including Julianne Moore, Charlotte Rampling and Uma Thurman. Others include Spectre star Léa Seydoux, Ex Machina's Alicia Vikander, 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Zhang Ziyi, among others. In an unusual move, Russian professor Anastacia Ignatova also stars. Ignatova 12 3