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Nasa satellite brushes Saturn's atmosphere

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft skimmed Saturn's atmosphere for the first time today, hovering 1,000 miles above its clouds. The swing-by, the first of five planned ultra-close passes, is part of the exploration of the space between the planet and its rings. B

Monday, 18:32 in Politics

Frankfurt motor show 2017 preview: the best cars on show

With just a month to go before the Frankfurt motor show, one of the largest events in the motoring industry calendar, the world's top manufacturers are gearing up to reveal their latest cars. This year's event is expected to see a host of new vehicles, r

Monday, 16:07 in Auto

A dim-summer night's dream: Park Chinois' perfect summer dim sum

As the long, languorous summer days begin to shorten, and the mercury starts to descend, the perfect place to spend your remaining Sundays could just be London's famed dumpling emporium Park Chinois. Your Ibiza holiday might be behind you, but the good n

Monday, 15:23 in Auto

Scientists find 91 volcanoes under Antarctica ice sheets

Scientists have discovered a cluster of 91 volcanoes underneath the ice caps of West Antarctica, some of which are over 12,600ft (3,850m) tall. The study, undertaken by the University of Edinburgh, has now located a total of 138 volcanoes in a rejoin cal

Monday, 15:23 in Auto

White nationalist loses job after photo goes viral

A man who attended a white supremacy rally in Virginia has been fired after his photo went viral. Cole White, a 22-year-old man from California, lost his job at a Top Dog restaurant yesterday after being publicly identified on Twitter, the New York Post

Monday, 13:14 in Auto

Auctioning time: Only Watch 2017

In watch collecting it's often a case of the rarer the better, and few things drive up the price at auction as much as the prospect of getting your hands on a piece that is truly unique. Harnessing this demand in aid of a good cause, biennial charity eve

Monday, 12:14 in Auto

Infiniti Prototype 9: The electric grand prix concept

Infiniti has taken the wraps off its Prototype 9 concept car at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance motor show in California. Unlike conventional concept cars, which often serve to show new production models, the Prototype 9 reveals what an Infiniti gra

Monday, 12:14 in Auto

Ness Knight: Explorer extraordinaire takes on the Pacific

I get asked a lot about what I actually do for a living. When I reply stating that I am an explorer it's normally met by a blank look on people's faces. The job doesn't actually exist for the most part. On online forms the dropdown option for occupation

Monday, 12:14 in Auto

Fallout from US-Cuba sonic attack widens to Canada

Canadian diplomats and family members posted to Cuba have complained of unexplained hearing loss and headaches believed to be linked to "sonic emissions" in a widening international scandal. The report in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper...

14 August 2017 in Auto

David Davis' former aide sparks calls for anti-Brexit party

Two Conservative cabinet ministers have discussed creating a new centrist party, designed to oppose Brexit, a former Tory aide has claimed. James Chapman worked as former chancellor George Osborne's director of communications as he campaigned to keep Bri

13 August 2017 in Showbiz

London investment banker denies 'jogger rage'

Eric Bellquist, the financier arrested after a woman was shoved in front of a double-decker bus on a London bridge, says he was in the US when the jogging assault occurred. Bellquist was arrested at an address in Chelsea, west London and released on bail

12 August 2017 in Auto

From Harley Davidsons to human feet, the 9 strangest things to be washed ashore

Rather than their usual views of the North Sea, residents of the coastal towns of Winterton and Sea Palling in Norfolk awoke this morning to the sight of two giant plastic pipes. The pipes - both nearly eight feet in diameter and the longer of them measu

12 August 2017 in Auto

Trump: North Korea military solutions 'locked and loaded'

Six B-1B "Lancer" bombers are on standby in the Pacific island of Guam in case Donald Trump decides to order a preemptive attack on North Korea's nuclear sites, says NBC News, citing four military sources. The bombers, stationed in the US...

12 August 2017 in Showbiz

European tourism at a tipping point

With the mercury rising across Europe thanks to a heatwave nicknamed "Lucifer", anger over mass tourism has reached boiling point this summer. "Why call it tourism season if we can't kill them?" demanded one protester in Spain,...

11 August 2017 in Auto

Head out on the highway: The best driving holidays in Europe

Amalfi Coast Home to quaint, historical towns, stunning cliff-top resorts and some of the country's finest cuisine, Italy's gorgeous Amalfi Coast draws in thousands of visitors annually, and it's not hard to see why. Nearby Naples provides the ideal vant

11 August 2017 in Auto

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