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Tolkien gesture – scientist maps climate of Lord of the Rings

Climate sceptics regularly work themselves into a lather dismissing mainstream climate science as fantasy – but for once they have a point. A researcher at Bristol University has trained his powerful supercomputer not at predicting the earth's future climate, but on the fictional world of Middle...
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Nelson Mandela's death: World mourns 'hero,' 'icon,' 'father'

World leaders, politicians, celebrities and public figures all across the globe mourned the passing of Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and South Africa's first black president, who died Thursday at home at the age of 95. Mandela will have a state burial on Dec. 15 in his hometown of...
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Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker dies in California car crash

 Walker, 40, was a passenger in a Porsche sports car driven by a friend - who also died - when it crashed north of Los Angeles. Walker was said to be attending a charity event at the time. He starred in all but one of the films in the Fast & Furious franchise, the sixth of which opened in...
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IT worker throws out hard drive, loses $7.5 million Bitcoin fortune

LONDON -- An IT worker threw out a computer hard drive without realizing it contained $7.5 million worth of the digital currency Bitcoin. The device is now buried somewhere in a vast landfill site near the home of owner James Howells -- who only realized his mistake when it was too late. "It is...
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32 to Hospital After Glasgow Helicopter Crash

GLASGOW, Scotland — Scottish emergency workers were sifting through wreckage Saturday for survivors of a police helicopter crash onto a crowded Glasgow pub that has killed at least one person and injured more than two dozen. The number of fatalities is expected to rise, officials said. The Clutha...
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