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Watch 19 buildings collapse into a giant dust cloud

Watch 19 buildings collapse into a giant dust cloud Controlled implosions of buildings are generally mesmerising to watch, and this one is no different.19 buildings — each seven to 12 stories high — were destroyed simultaneously to make way for a new business center in Hankou, Hubei, central China.

Scientists have invented paper that can withstand water and fire

Scientists have invented paper that can withstand water and fire A research team at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics in China has developed what is believed to be the world's first fire-resistant and water-proof paper.The paper resists water even when its surface is physically damaged, and is unstained by liquids such as coffee and tea.

During this fireworks festival, thousands of bottle rockets fly out into the crowd

During this fireworks festival, thousands of bottle rockets fly out into the crowd For a festival where racks of fireworks explode and fly straight into the crowd, it's little wonder that Taiwan's annual Yanshui Festival has been described as akin to being caught in "artillery fire."  A siren sounds when the fireworks are lit, and participants clad in thick jackets and pants, scarves, helmets and ear plugs, experience thousands of bottle rockets being set off.

Women in this country are marching for their right to go out

Women in this country are marching for their right to go out 21, the world was taken over by women's marches.While America marched against President Trump, Indian women took to the streets to reclaim their right to public spaces.

Sweet thank you card from ball girl to tennis pro Jo Wilfried-Tsonga goes viral

Sweet thank you card from ball girl to tennis pro Jo Wilfried-Tsonga goes viral There isn't always room for niceties in the world of professional sport, but French tennis player Jo Wilfried-Tsonga has bucked the trend.You might remember him helping out a ball girl who was in tears after being struck by a ball at last year's Australian Open, stopping the match to accompany her off the court.

Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi

Hugo Barra is leaving Xiaomi Hugo Barra, the public face of Xiaomi, is leaving the company.Under his leadership, the Chinese company expanded to India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and more recently, the European and US markets.

Tennis pros: Don't hit ball kids 'cos your hopes and dreams will be dashed

Tennis pros: Don't hit ball kids 'cos your hopes and dreams will be dashed Showing frustration on the court is pretty standard for tennis players, but it ended badly for 17-year-old Italian player Maria Vittoria Viviani.Annoyed, she hit a ball away with her racquet toward the side of the court.

Women's March attendees give 'Trump' skywriting the finger

Women's March attendees give 'Trump' skywriting the finger In Sydney, Australia, for example, an unknown group paid to have "Trump" written in the skies, coinciding with demonstrations through the city centre around 12 p.The company, Skywriting Australia, told The Guardian it was paid A$4,000 for the job.

Privacy laws gutted in Australia's court ruling on 'personal information'

Privacy laws gutted in Australia's court ruling on 'personal information' In possibly Australia's most important privacy case to date, a Federal Court ruling Thursday dealt a severe blow to Australia’s information privacy laws by narrowing the definition of "personal information.By reasoning that data is only "personal information" if a person is the actual subject matter of that information, the court's decision means "personal information" may not include data that only reveals identity if linked with other data.

Quinn faces his demons in 'Homeland,' and destroys us in the process

Quinn faces his demons in 'Homeland,' and destroys us in the process It really seemed like Carrie was laughing at Saul and saying, "Like I don't have enough on my plate, are you crazy?So, by episode's end, Saul is off to the Middle East.

Falcons, Patriots punch their tickets to the Super Bowl

Falcons, Patriots punch their tickets to the Super Bowl The Super Bowl LI match-up is set and it'll see one big game regular, the New England Patriots, face the Atlanta Falcons, making their second-ever Super Bowl appearance, in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, February 5.The Falcons' only other appearance in the Super Bowl came in 1999 in Super Bowl XXXIII, when the Denver Broncos, led by John Elway in his final game, defeated Atlanta 34-19.

SEC now investigating Yahoo's massive data breaches

SEC now investigating Yahoo's massive data breaches The Securities and Exchange Commission is now investigating a pair of Yahoo data breaches reported in 2016 to see if the company should have reported the breaches to investors sooner.While the SEC investigation is in the early stages, according to the Wall Street Journal , a case brought against Yahoo could help clarify the timeline for companies to reveal such hacks.

Computer issue forces ground-stop for United Airlines in the U.S.

Computer issue forces ground-stop for United Airlines in the U.S. Computer problems briefly grounded all domestic United Airlines flights in the United States on Sunday night.A posting on the FAA's Air Traffic Control command center website confirmed the issue, with the ground stop listed as applying to all domestic airports in the lower 48 states.

Samsung Note7 investigation findings reveal two major battery problems

Samsung Note7 investigation findings reveal two major battery problems The long and tumultuous story of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone finally has a conclusion now that Samsung has finally released the findings of its investigation into the exploding incidents that led to the device's recall.At a press conference on Sunday, the Korean electronics giant laid out the details of what exactly went wrong with the smartphone that initially received glowing reviews, but soon was buried in reports of explosion incidents.

Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer has an odd, long-running feud with Dippin' Dots

Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer has an odd, long-running feud with Dippin' Dots That would be Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer.But as some internet sleuths have discovered, Spicer has a long-held vendetta against Dippin' Dots — those little balls of ice-cream that accompany trips to mall or at a theme park — as per his Twitter account.

Over a dozen dead as violent storms slam Southeast U.S.

Over a dozen dead as violent storms slam Southeast U.S. At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured as an usually widespread outbreak of severe weather tore across the Southeast United States.Several locations in the Southeast, including Atlanta, were close to setting records for the lowest air pressure on record for the month of January.

Rachel Carson doc tells the environmentalist's inspiring life story

Rachel Carson doc tells the environmentalist's inspiring life story Before Rachel Carson became the mother of the modern environmental movement, she was stuck in a job that paid the bills but left her restless.A new documentary revisits Carson's days as an information specialist for the U.

Patch 7.2 - Dungeon Set Models, Transmog Set Tab, Build of the Month, Nighthold Lore

Patch 7.2 - Dungeon Set Models, Transmog Set Tab, Build of the Month, Nighthold Lore Puppy and DolphinAll of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.Narwhal and UnicornAll of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Women's Marches with a heartfelt speech

Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Women's Marches with a heartfelt speech Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band may be a long way from home, but The Boss took some time out of his set in Australia on Sunday to talk about the Women's Marches which occurred across the United States on Saturday.“We’re a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of men and women that marched yesterday in every city in America — and in Melbourne!

The people have spoken and they want Popovich/Kerr 2020

The people have spoken and they want Popovich/Kerr 2020 The Democratic Party might have just found the perfect ticket to run against Donald Trump in 2020.This weekend, two of the NBA's most successful coaches posterized Trump with their words.