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Drone collides with commercial aeroplane in Canada

A drone has collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada, the first such incident in the country, according to the Transport Ministry. The drone struck one of the plane’s wings, while six passengers and two crew members were aboard. The aircraft sustained only minor damage and was able to land safely, the Canadian transport minister…

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Drop Everything and Admire This Breathtaking Constellation Jack-o’-Lantern

Source: Ted Cavanaugh / Martha Stewart Living Not all jack-o’-lanterns are created equal, as proved by this carved constellation masterpiece from Martha Stewart Living. With some crafty ambition, a pumpkin, a keyhole saw, and a few other things (listed below), you can make it yourself! Happy carving. Materials Constellation art template Pumpkin Keyhole saw Handheld…

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Reality Check: How many women in top UK film jobs?

Allegations of sexual offences against Harvey Weinstein, the award-winning American film producer, have ignited a discussion about who has power in the film industry. Weinstein denies any sexual assaults. In an interview with the BBC’s Today programme, Daisy Lewis, an actress and director, said she hoped the Weinstein scandal would prompt a shift in the…

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Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

When you think of the giants of Silicon Valley, Pinterest may not immediately spring to mind. But with 200 million active users and a recent valuation of $12.3bn (£9bn), the platform that started out in 2012 as a quirky online scrapbook has quietly become a hot commodity for advertisers and investors alike. Perhaps that’s why…

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Samsung Electronics CEO resigns over ‘unprecedented crisis’

Samsung Electronics chief executive Kwon Oh-hyun has resigned citing an “unprecedented crisis”. It is the latest management upheaval at the firm after the heir of the entire Samsung Group was imprisoned for corruption in August. Mr Kwon is one of three co-chief executives of Samsung Electronics. His resignation comes on the same day the firm…

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Apple’s Tim Cook prefers augmented reality to VR

Media captionWATCH: Tim Cook explains why he thinks augmented reality is “profound” Apple’s chief executive has suggested he is not very enthusiastic about virtual reality. Tim Cook said that he felt that the technology could isolate users and voiced a preference for augmented reality instead. AR involves mixing graphics and real-world views together rather than…

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This Genius Hack Will Change How You Fold Your Fitted Sheets Forever

I have folded many, many fitted sheets in my life. However, I’m fairly certain I’ve never folded them correctly. Fitted sheets defy logic, with their rounded edges and their awkward, stretchy sides. However, Kevin Sharkey and Douglas Friedman just showed us the light. Martha Stewart shared a video of the two men (in an interesting…

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University of Cambridge solar car crashes before race

Image copyright Cambridge University Eco-Racing Team Image caption The team’s Mirage car was set to take part in the week-long World Solar Car Challenge A British solar car racing team has pulled out of a competition after the car that took two years to build crashed into a barrier during testing. The Cambridge University Eco-Racing…

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Scam baiter: Why I risk death threats to expose online cons

Image copyright Getty Images In the flesh, Wayne May (not his real name) is an affable gentleman in his late 40s, softly spoken with a lilting Welsh accent. When we meet he’s casually dressed in jeans and a Batman T-shirt. He works full-time as a carer. On the net, he’s a tireless defender of scam…

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No more privacy?

Image copyright Getty Images Last month, 145 million Americans discovered they were victims of one of the biggest data breaches in history, after the credit rating agency Equifax was hacked. Social security numbers, birth dates, telephone numbers and, in some cases, driver’s licence and credit card numbers were exposed, leaving people vulnerable to identity theft…

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