50 years of F1 heroes and villains at Canadian Grand Prix

On an overcast day in Jerez, Spain, in 1997, Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher came tearing down the straightaway in front of our smoke-filled press centre with a world championship on the line. Right in front of our eyes, Schumacher used his pricey Ferrari like a junker in a demolition derby to try to force…

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Weight Loss Is Worth Gold In Dubai

If you want people to slim down, why not reward them with gold? That’s the tack being taken in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Alarmed at ballooning waistlines in a region where fast food is common and comfortable outdoor exercise is not, the local government is offering to give citizens a gram of gold for each…

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World’s Largest Aircraft Rolled Out for Tests

A bizarre, double-bodied airplane with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in the world just rolled out of its hangar for the first time. The Stratolaunch aircraft is designed to carry satellites into low-Earth orbit. The aircraft will carry satellites and their launch vehicles to a cruising altitude of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) or so,…

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Battle Begins Over World’s Richest Shipwreck

The discovery of the San Jose shipwreck has all the elements of a great drama: international political intrigue, a treasure of gold and emeralds worth up to $17 billion, and now, accusations of lies and treachery. The Colombian government announced in early December that they had found the San Jose, an 18th-century Spanish galleon that…

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