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Midnight will come later tonight as for the first time in three years an extra second is added to the official time set by atomic clocks. The "leap second" means the last minute of June will have 61 seconds in it...
Most people wouldn't feel comfortable removing all their clothes in public, but for some it's a way of life. American writer Mark Haskell Smith overcame his nerves and spent a year immersing himself in the world of nudism. "If you're at the airport, you don't make jokes about bombs...
One year ago, Islamic State announced the formation of its caliphate - a state governed in accordance with Islamic law, or Sharia, by God's deputy on Earth, or caliph...
At 8:45 p.m. on a warm, clear night, the last rays of the setting sun lit up a remote mountaintop a thousand feet above the small Chilean town of Vicuña. Mother Nature’s show, however, was just beginning. I saw Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, first.
Anyone driving west from Washington DC towards the Allegheny Mountains will arrive before long in a vast area without mobile phone signals. This is the National Radio Quiet Zone - 13,000 square miles (34,000 sq km) of radio silence. What is it for and how long will it survive?
Dutch campaigners have used a drone to fly abortion pills into Poland. The group, Women on Waves, flew the aircraft from Germany to highlight Poland's restrictive laws against terminating pregnancies...
For working parents, it might be a familiar refrain: Oh, the mistakes I’ve made. Sometimes we don’t give ourselves enough credit, however.
Bree Newsome climbed the 30ft (9m) steel pole just after dawn on Saturday despite police telling her to come down, Associated Press reported. Ms Newsome and a man were later arrested and the flag returned.
Video footage has captured a giant spiralling vortex in a lake in the United States. The video was taken at Lake Texoma, on the border between Texas and Oklahoma.
Canadian group Urthecast plans to put a 16-satellite constellation in orbit to image the Earth. Urthecast already has a pair of cameras on the International Space Station, one of which returns short videos.
News that the Crown Estate returned record profits of £285m last year means the Queen is expected to receive a further £2m in public funding next year. But just how rich is the Queen and where does her wealth come from?
It's a small change that brewers are hoping customers won't notice. But several of the nation's favourite beers - including Carlsberg Export, Becks and Stella - are now weaker...
At least 19 people have been killed in an attack on a tourist hotel in the Tunisian resort town of Sousse, according to the interior ministry. At least one gunman has been shot dead and another is being pursued, officials say.
The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis - currently negotiating over the fate of his country's debt - is a student of "game theory". But what is it, asks Chris Stokel-Walker...
The Greek finance minister is an expert in game theory. Could this help predict how the Eurozone negotiations will turn out, asks Marcus Miller, professor of economics at the University of Warwick. Game theory is what its name implies. It's the use of games to study behaviour and decision-making...
A man has been beheaded and at least one other person injured in a suspected Islamist attack on a factory near the French city of Lyon. Several small explosive devices were also set off at the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, sources said.
The concept of the Singularity—the point when machines become so intelligent that humanity can no longer keep up—has captivated many technologists and futurists in Silicon Valley and beyond.
You might be reading this on a work computer. And chances are, that computer - and its word processor, spreadsheet, and browser - pretty startlingly resembles its ancestor way back in 1995.
One of the great physics experiments of our age looks ready to begin its quest. Scientists have held a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities in the US.
Chirp was launched in 2012. It's an application that allows you to transfer files between devices simply using an audio signal. It was instantly appealing - and best of all it was the work of a British inventor, Patrick Bergel, from University College London...

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