Hand luggage: Pack this one item in your bag to help you survive a budget flight

Flights with such budget airlines as Ryanair and easyJet are undeniably cheap but they can often be uncomfortable in many ways for passengers. By taking certain steps, however, a flight can be improved – and being savvy with your hand luggage is a great place to start. Travel experts at US website The Points Guy […]

New study gives some handy tips on how to survive on Game of Thrones

Enlarge / How has Tyrion Lannister survived for so long? Being high born helps, being male doesn’t. His willingness to switch his allegiance to Daenerys Targaryen likely tipped the balance. (credit: HBO) Game of Thrones boasts one of the highest body counts on TV, knocking off even major characters in some very gruesome ways. Perhaps […]

How did Easter Islanders survive without wells or streams?

Enlarge / A freshwater seep in the tidal zone near Tongariki. (credit: Brosnan et al. 2018) Archaeologists are piecing together more details about how the Rapanui people once erected the formerly enigmatic stone statues, or moai. But one of the island’s lingering mysteries is how the Rapanui found enough water to sustain thousands of people […]

Media companies are launching streaming services to survive — here’s how they can thrive

Digital Trends Consumers having been “cutting the cord,” or canceling their pay-TV subscriptions in favor of internet-delivered alternatives, for years now, but the trend reached new heights in 2017.  There’s little reason to believe that this phenomenon will slow down any time soon either, so pay-tv providers will have to find new ways to generate revenue […]

NASA is about to ‘touch’ a star for the first time — here are the hellish conditions the Parker Solar Probe must survive

United Launch Alliance NASA‘s Parker Solar Probe successfully launched into space on Sunday, August 12 at 3:31 a.m. EDT. But to “touch” the sun and study its weather, the $ 1.5-billion mission must survive hellish conditions. Temperatures will reach a searing 2,500 degrees when the spacecraft zooms through the star’s atmosphere at 430,000 mph. Once […]

How to survive a plane crash – Expert advice on the things to do to save your life

Plane crashes are extremely rare, with the likelihood of one occurring in every 11 million flights. In 2017, there were no fatal crashes in aviation, making it one of the safest years in history. Earlier this year, a plane crashed in Mexico yet miraculously no-one was killed. Passengers who find themselves in a plane crash […]

The Walking Dead season 9 spoilers: Rick Grimes to survive? Here’s the clue YOU missed

The letter A has been cropping up ever since the beginning of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and it was ever spotted in the recent trailer that was released at San Diego Comic-Con. There was an A visible outside the train that Rick and his fellow survivors were packed into in season four when they were […]