Sir Ernest Shackleton 'suffered from a hole in the heart' - Telegraph

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Records kept by the medical officer of Shackleton’s second expedition to the Antarctic show that he was struck be repeated attacks of breathlessness.

One hundred years ago today, Sir Ernest Shackleton lay trapped on an Antarctic ice floe, facing a terrifying 720 mile open sea journey to safety which would see him feted among Britain’s bravest explorer.

With his ship lost, the adventurer crossed the Southern Ocean in a tiny lifeboat, sleeping on a bed of ballast stones and experiencing near starvation and dehydration to bring help to his crew.

Tim Peake to make first spacewalk to repair power unit for solar panels | Science | The Guardian

NY-Correspondent (#783) 1718 days ago Science spacewalk international space station All http://www.theguardian.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Walk to last more than six hours and is being conducted during an eclipse of International Space Station to avoid the danger of the sun activating panelsBritish astronaut Tim Peake’s first spacewalk will take him to the far end of the International Space Station on Friday, as he and another astronaut repair a power unit before the sun makes it too dangerous to work on the solar panels.

The spacewalk, scheduled for 12.55pm GMT (7.55am EST) and expected to last more than six hours, is the first for a British astronaut with the European Space Agency.

Paul Dummett strike earns Newcastle draw against Manchester United | Football | The Guardian

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Paul Dummett’s last-minute goal earned Newcastle United a 3-3 draw with Manchester United, with Steve McClaren’s men earlier coming back from 2-0 down

There were moments when Louis van Gaal looked slightly smug. At other times he seemed deeply frustrated and, occasionally, downright furious but there is one emotion Manchester United’s manager surely did not experience. It is safe to assume he was never bored by his team on Tuesday night.

Even Van Gaal had confessed to finding his latest team a little dull lately but here they provided the perfect antidote. Almost a throwback to the glor

Global streams of David Bowie's songs on Spotify soar 2,822% after his death | Music | The Guardian

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Twitter goes into overdrive too, and singer now occupies all but three of the top 10 spots in iTunes’ UK album chart, and all the top 10 videos.

It seems fitting that reaction to the death of David Bowie – a digital native in spirit, if not in years – could be measured in spikes and ripples across the internet.

David Bowie's Blackstar sales soar as tribute shows announced
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When Bowie’s death was announced on his verified Facebook and Twitter accounts on Sunday, the impact was first felt on social media.

Data from the social analytics company Max Kelsen showed that more t

Google self-driving car incident rate seen as 'impressively low,' but caution urged - World - CBC News

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Futuristic self-driving cars travelling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe.Futuristic self-driving cars travelling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe.

California's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday released reports filed by seven companies the agency gave permission to test prototype vehicles in public. The documents summarized instances in which a human driver had to take over due to technology problems or other safety concerns.

Obama knocks Trump, voices optimism in speech to set 2016 tone

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President Barack Obama took aim on Tuesday at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and accused critics of playing into the hands of Islamic State in a speech meant to cement his legacy and set a positive tone for his final year in office.
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