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Plane touches wings to runway on landing

I may have gone off air travel after watching this plane attempting to land in Hamburg today and scraping its wings along the runway:

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Thirsty people and blood donors to pay more to drive

“A new generation of road camera which can deduce how many people are in a car is to be tested for the first time.” “The new camera developed at Loughborough University can see how many people are in a car … Continue reading

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Breaking news: the back side of Mercury is just as boring as the front

I’m sure it’s “revolutionary” (or not, because otherwise they wouldn’t have had to fly past it…) that we now know what the back side of Mercury looks like, but it doesn’t seem to be too attractive or different from any … Continue reading

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Sun buying MySQL

I’ve no idea what this is going to mean for the future of MySQL. Sun to buy MySQL

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Dog eats all the pies

A greedy dog was entered in an eating championship despite nearly ruining the contest by wolfing down 20 competition pies in one sitting. Charlie, a bichon frise, raided the fridge of 1995 champion Dave Williams while his owner was distracted … Continue reading

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Rubik’s Cube still in the news

It’s good to see the Rubik’s Cube going strong after all these years. “Nakajima solved the classic 3×3 version of the six-coloured cube – which has nine squares on each side – with an average time of 12.46 seconds in … Continue reading

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It’s official: swallowing swords hurts your throat

The Ig Nobel awards are out, and a great collection of flagrant abuse of science they are too. My favourite is the awards in the linguistics category: “Juant Manuel Toro, Josep Trobalon and Núria Sebastián-Gallés, of Barcelona University, for showing … Continue reading

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