Linkmarks

Items waiting in the Pocket queue: 3

Enter one or more words
Enter one or more words
A new location has appeared on the flight routes of Europe's budget airlines - the Azores. About 850 miles off the coast of Portugal, the islands in the Atlantic Ocean were once a stopping point for Concorde. Travel writer Simon Calder asks whether they could become the next big holiday destination...
Noel Biderman sounds like your run-of-the-mill technology chief executive: he peppers his speech with words like "disruption" and of course, his start-up is not just a business, but a vehicle for "societal impact"...
Are we losing our religion? The answer for the UK seems to be "Yes", while the answer for the developing world is a resounding "No". That was the conclusion of a recent analysis by the Pew Research Center in the US...
Norway is to become the first country in the world to switch off its FM radio signal in 2017. The government has announced there are currently 22 national digital radio stations broadcasting and there is space on the digital platform for a further 20.
Europe's Rosetta probe has caught its comet quarry in the act of producing a huge jet of gas and dust. The 4km-wide icy dirt-ball known as 67P is now throwing off copious amounts of material as it warms up on its journey in towards the Sun...
The Ayr Hospital surgeon was cutting into the pensioner's limb when the knife struck a metal plate in his leg. After B&Q was found to be closed, the operation went ahead with the sterilised saw found in a storage area...
United Airlines banned a security researcher from a flight after he tweeted that he might be able to hack the aircraft's systems. Chris Roberts was due to fly from Colorado to San Francisco to talk at a major security conference on Saturday...
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has defended the aims of his Internet.org initiative after several Indian firms decided to pull out of the project. In a blog post, Mr Zuckerberg argued that Internet.
Off the southeast coast of Sulawesi's sprawling limbs, I experienced a warmth and sense of belonging that I knew I was unlikely to find again on my journey through the South Seas...
In recent weeks there have been an unprecedented number of papers on dark matter in such a short time. They comprise new gravitational lensing experiments that have mapped dark matter on a range of scales.
US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash with his wife, police have said. Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, they said.
Scientists have figured out how to brew morphine using the same kit used to make beer at home. They have genetically modified yeast to perform the complicated chemistry needed to convert sugar to morphine.
It says Annegret Raunigk had three boys and a girl by Caesarean section at a Berlin hospital on Tuesday. They were born prematurely at 26 weeks but have a "good chance of surviving"...
Google's R&D team has looked into making internet-connected toys that control smart home appliances. The firm has published a patent that describes devices that would turn their heads towards users and listen to what they were saying, before sending commands to remote computer servers...
In 1985, one mom bought her son two identical teddy bears – one for him to play with, and one for him to give to his own children when he grows up. Now that he finally gave birth to his first child, his younger brother created a photo comparing the two reunited teddies.
The so-called Egtved Girl was discovered in 1921 in a burial mound in the Jutland Peninsula, along with the cremated bones of a young child. She was estimated to have been between 16 and 18 when she died.
Yet another milestone has fallen behind us. Next stop: $1 million! The $450,000 that we will raise will be used to educate and engage the public about the LightSail project. It’s going to be a BIG stretch, but we can do it!
The body of a New Zealand hiker has been formally identified, more than 40 years after he disappeared. David Erik Moen was 19 when he was caught in an avalanche on the Tasman Glacier, in South Island's Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, in 1973...
. A male given name, shortened from compound names beginning with Thor-/Tor-.
When Penny Lally passes away she is going to be buried between her late husband... and her favourite horse. The 71-year-old will join John Lally and her beloved old pony Super Sam in a picturesque woodland spot in Cornwall, south west England.

Pages