Image of Billy the Kid playing croquet. Photograph: Kagin’s

Henry McCarty, known in Wild West lore as Billy the Kid, lived a brief and violent life, before his death in a gunfight aged 21. He lived with a gun (...)

Project sunroof: based on your address, it can estimate the hours of available sunlight per year and the square footage available for solar panels

Googler Carl Elkin has been working on a particularly interesting 20 per cent project that leverages the power of Google Maps and Google Earth. Projec(...)

A fire department official looks at the aftermath of a gas explosion in Fresno, California, which left at least 15 injured. Photograph: Fresno Fire Department handout/Reuters

A construction crew accidentally ruptured a natural gas transmission line in Fresno, California, sparking an explosion and fire that injured up to 15 (...)

Pet detective Robert Kenny  with his son Ben (6) and search dog Gina. Photograph: Frank Miller

The postman calls him the “catman”. Down at his local, he’s known as Ace, as in “Ventura”. He’s even been called Sherlock Bones. But until a few years(...)