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    Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle. — James Surowiecki



Living Well

  • Sanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints
    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi , which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, gave a weak sales outlook for its diabetes drugs on Thursday, overshadowing plans to reap more than 30 billion euros (23.97 billion pounds) from new medicin…
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  • Nearly 30% of world population is overweight
    More than 2.1 billion people globally -- or nearly 30 percent of the world's population -- are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published Thursday.
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  • Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion
    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.
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  • U.S. court denies Ranbaxy's bid to block launch of rival generics
    (Reuters) - A U.S. court has denied a request by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to stop competitors from launching copies of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn pill Nexium and Roche's antiviral , a court filing showed. Ranbaxy had filed a lawsuit…
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  • Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could la…
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  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits
    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early u…
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  • UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound
    South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.
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  • U.S.-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at U.N. Palestinian mission
    By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered three U.S.-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family's rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in hi…
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  • Britain confirms bird flu on northern England farm is H5N8 strain
    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain's farm ministry confirmed on Tuesday. The Depa…
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  • Bats may hold henipavirus threat for W Africa: study
    A family of lethal viruses that has leapt from bats to humans in Australia and Asia may also pose a threat in West Africa, where bats are butchered for meat, scientists reported Tuesday.
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  • Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin
    CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evide…
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  • FDA approves Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.
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  • Fast food targeting black kids in US
    Fast-food restaurants in the United States are "disproportionately" targeting black children and kids in middle-income and rural areas, according to a newly published study.
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  • UN, aid groups step up pressure on G20 over Ebola
    The United Nations Saturday called on G20 leaders to intensify their response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, warning of a major food crisis if they fail to act.
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  • Obesity costs more than $8 bn in lost US productivity
    Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released Friday.
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  • Gene study boosts interest in heart drug Zetia
    Scientists have discovered gene mutations that give people naturally lower cholesterol levels and cut their risk of heart disease in half.
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  • Algae virus may affect mental abilities
    People with an algae virus in their throats had more difficulty completing a mental exercise than healthy people, and more research is needed to understand why, US scientists say.
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  • Minimalist running shoes tread lightly, more naturally, experts say
    By Dorene Intenicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enthusiasm for minimalist running shoes may have waned since the barefoot running craze that sparked them but fitness experts say the idea of minimalism has left a lighter, flatter, more natural footprint on…
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  • The slow decline of fast food in America
    The hospitals of the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri no longer serve fast food in their cafeterias, after ending a contract with McDonald's in 2012 -- two years ahead of schedule.
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  • Wal-Mart to focus on food safety in China - Asia chief
    By Matthew Miller BEIJING (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is focusing on food safety as the world's largest retailer aims to boost profitability of its more than 400 stores in China, Wal-Mart Asia chief executive Scott Price told Reuters. Food safety…
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Education & Learning


BBC Earth Videos

Life and Death with David Attenborough - Life Story - BBC
Life and Death with David Attenborough - Life Story - BBCWatch the full episode now on Google Play: http://goo.gl/GZlMA5 Sir David Attenborough comments on the extraordinary events some baby animals need to go through in order to survive. Su…
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Dangerous Buffalo Attacks Jeep - Vet Safari - BBC
Dangerous Buffalo Attacks Jeep - Vet Safari - BBCIt's Buffalo herding this time, but with these animals, anything can happen. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCE...From:BBC EarthViews:135…
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Buffalo Bull is Safely Tranquilised - Vet Safari - BBC
Buffalo Bull is Safely Tranquilised - Vet Safari - BBCShaun has managed to dart a humongous buffalo bull in order to relocate him to another park of the park. But first they need to get the big boy onto a truck. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http:…
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Unusual Grizzly Bear Hunting Technique - Nature's Great Events w/ David Attenborough - BBC
Unusual Grizzly Bear Hunting Technique - Nature's Great Events w/ David Attenborough - BBCDead salmon are easy pickings for hungry bears, but how can they reach them without getting their ears wet? Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.…
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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    Money and finance are becoming major issues in your life. Things may start to get pretty crazy at first, but your mental energy should help you to figure out your next steps. Take care!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
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  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    It's time for a break! You may find it better to slow down and let the day wash over you rather than fighting against it. If anything, it's a great time to adopt a slower pace on something important to you.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's…
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  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    A wave of jealousy passes over you at some point today -- and it could cause real problems for you in the long run if you let it guide you too far. Remember that you aren't at the center of it all.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
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  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    You've got a lot going on inside, and that could mean that you're in the right place to make a real difference spiritually. Life gets better throughout the day, so you should be feeling great tonight.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveS…
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  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    Your willpower is stronger than ever today -- so much so that you could find it easier to exert your will at work or at home. Anywhere that people usually push you around is fair game, actually!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
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  • Aries Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    An awkward situation seems to stretch on and on today -- so long, in fact, that you may start to get used to it. Let yourself go, because this is actually the new normal and can be kind of fun if you let it.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single'…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    You've got to trust your gut today -- in fact, you may need to make sure that you're not listening to outside influences. It's too easy for you to get caught up in stuff you're just not sure about.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    Your spiritual strength is tested today -- and you come out feeling terrific! You may finally overcome a crippling doubt or find a new way to express your innermost feelings. Enjoy!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    An intuitive flash almost overwhelms you today -- and it might just be the key to a new life for you! In any case, you need to help someone get over their latest crisis. It's easier than you think!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    Even if you don't feel quite ready yet, you need to push yourself to make that big decision. You have all the info you need -- or at least all you're likely to get -- so take a deep breath and push forward.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    You realize that one of your primary goals just isn't realistic -- and that could mean that you've got to deal with life in a very different way. Things are sure to get better in the near future.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for November 21, 2014
    An emotional issue pops up and gets you wondering about what comes next. Try not to read too much into it, as things are sure to get a little weirder and happier before the day is done.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • Aeromobil's Flying Car Is a Sci-fi Dream Getting Closer to Reality - Singularity Hub
    Customs Today NewspaperAeromobil's Flying Car Is a Sci-fi Dream Getting Closer to RealitySingularity HubSince the invention of the automobile and powered flight in the early 1900s, the idea of a flying car has inspired dreams in tech enthusiasts…
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  • Slovakia's AeroMobil Introduces the Flying Car - Inforocked
    KPRC HoustonSlovakia's AeroMobil Introduces the Flying CarInforockedOver a century after the Wright brothers completed their first successful flight and Henry Ford introduced the world's first mass market automobile, the two technologies have co…
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  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine - Engadget
    Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccineEngadgetFlying cars have long been a staple of science fiction movies and books, but are they finally getting closer to becoming a reality? AeroMobil recently unveiled…
    - 13 days ago 9 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying car - CNET
    CNETMeet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying carCNETThe flying car, which was built in only ten months, made its world debut at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna on October 29. The company that produced it, AeroMobil, is based in Slovakia…
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  • This Flying Car Is Making the Future a Reality - Mic
    MicThis Flying Car Is Making the Future a RealityMicEver since The Jetsons teased us with flying cars, we've been awaiting their arrival. Finally, a Slovakian firm has answered our childhood fantasies with a plane-car hybrid that could revolutio…
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Music

  • newTaylor Swift makes US chart history
    Taylor Swift has made US chart history after becoming the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
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  • newStars join Unicef's Imagine project
    Idris Elba, Katy Perry, Craig David, Hugh Jackman and Suki Waterhouse are among the stars who have joined Unicef’s Imagine campaign.
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  • U.S. politics takes centre stage at Latin Grammys
    By Mike Blake LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role. Iglesias won three Latin Gram…
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  • Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.
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  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
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  • Billboard to include music streams, digital sales in chart
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billboard's weekly compilation of the 200 top-selling albums in the United States will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the publication and music tracker said on Wednesday, in a move to reflect modern music consu…
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  • Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhone, iPad - FT
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would ins…
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  • Artists Must Be Delusional
    The story told in Gruff Rhys’s American Interior—a vast, interdisciplinary epic by the lead singer of acclaimed rock band Super Furry Animals—sounds outlandish, but is as true as life. The project chronicles the travels of John Evans, an 18th-c…
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  • Producer moves to dismiss part of Kesha lawsuit
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hit-making music producer has asked a judge to dismiss allegations that he sexually abused pop singer Kesha from a civil lawsuit, court filings show.
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  • Take That to record first show without Jason Orange
    Take That are recording an intimate BBC gig, their first since saying goodbye to Jason Orange.
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  • Kesha mentor tries to bar sex claim
    A hit-making music producer has asked a judge to drop claims that he sexually abused pop singer Kesha from a civil lawsuit.
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:33am -
  • Wendy Williams 'proud' of 'Aaliyah' TV movie
    NEW YORK (AP) — Though the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah's life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn't do anything differently if she had it t…
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  • Intimate BBC show for Take That
    Take That are to perform an intimate gig for the BBC, thought to be their first since Jason Orange quit the group.
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  • Band Aid 30 Ebola Charity Single Goes On Sale
    A reworked version of the Band Aid charity single featuring stars including One Direction, U2's Bono and Ellie Goulding is now on sale.
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  • Tempah: Hope my music helps fans
    Tinie Tempah has said how proud he feels when fans tell him his music has helped them through difficult times.
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:33am -
  • Pop idol's funeral draws biggest crowds in Iran since 2009 unrest
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The funeral of Iranian pop idol Morteza Pashaie on Sunday drew the biggest crowds seen in Iran since mass protests in 2009 rocked the Islamic Republic. Pashaie, who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 30, was a singer-…
    - 6 days ago 16 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • Lyrics Changed As Band Aid 30 Song Recorded
    One Direction, U2's Bono, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding are among the music stars who have been recording the Band Aid 30 single today.
    - 7 days ago 15 Nov 14, 4:18pm -
  • British stars gather to record Band Aid single for Ebola
    LONDON (Reuters) - Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "…
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  • Rihanna teases new music at Virginia military base
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Rihanna won't say when she plans to release new music but she is confident about what it sounds like.
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  • Bono's Plane Loses Hatch Before Berlin Landing
    U2 frontman Bono has been involved in a mid-flight drama after his private plane lost a hatch as it came in to land at Berlin airport.
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 14, 11:55am -
  • China's Tencent, Warner Music partner for music streaming
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese fans of Linkin Park and Jason Mraz will be able to stream licensed music from Tencent Holding Ltd after the internet firm said on Thursday it had signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group (WMG). In a statement, t…
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 14, 9:01am -
  • YouTube adds subscription service to music mix
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service "Music Key" and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free.
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 14, 12:18am -
  • "Rebel Music" de MTV presenta a indígenas de EEUU
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cuando "Rebel Music" de MTV se estrenó el año pasado, la serie documental presentaba a jóvenes artistas buscando el cambio en países en ebullición como Egipto y Afganistán.
    - 9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 11:45pm -
  • MTV's 'Rebel Music' highlights Native Americans
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When MTV's "Rebel Music" debuted last year, the globe-trotting documentary series searched out passionate young artists driving change in hotspots including Egypt and Afghanistan.
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 8:15pm -
  • Live Nation, Vice to launch digital platform for live music
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment and youth media company Vice have formed a joint venture to launch a digital platform that delivers live music to online and mobile audiences, the companies said on Wednesday. The pla…
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 7:23pm -
  • YouTube launches paid music subscription service
    (Reuters) - Google Inc's YouTube is rolling out the long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key. The subscription for the ad-free service will start at $7.99 per month and will allow users to watch videos offline and list…
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Me Against the Music: How Should Fans Behave in the Digital Age?
    Earlier this year, the fans at Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina started getting drunk and chatty—as fans at music festivals tend to do. Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek didn't take it lightly. Instead, the indie-folk act frontman ref…
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  • A Minute With: Gugu Mbatha-Raw on women in music, facade of fame
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After playing a mixed-race slave in this year's period film "Belle," British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw found herself stepping outside of her comfort zone entering the glitz and glamour of the contemporary pop…
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 4:06pm -
  • Sam Smith: Talk about my music, not my sexuality
    Sam Smith said he wants people to talk about his music, not his sexuality, as he posed for OUT magazine.
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  • Sam Smith: Talk about my music
    Sam Smith has said he doesn't want his sexuality to be a talking point.
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 12:30pm -
  • Rihanna Shares White House Tour Photos
    Pop star Rihanna may not be in line for the role of Barack Obama's spokesperson, but she looks quite at home behind the briefing room podium.
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 11:54am -
  • Jennifer Lopez shows off her abs
    Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has showed off her shape in a campaign for women’s health and fitness brand BodyLab.
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 11:53am -
  • Veterans, soldiers enjoy massive DC concert
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military veterans and active-duty service members were among the swarm of music fans who packed the National Mall on Tuesday for a free Veterans Day concert, bouncing to Rihanna, head-banging to Metallica and cheering protest ant…
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 5:46am -
  • Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day in U.S. capital
    By Ian Simpson ARLINGTON Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemorati…
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  • Made in America music fest may cost public $170K
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles taxpayers may be on the hook for $170,000 in expenses from the Made in America music festival, which expanded to the West Coast for the first time this summer.
    - 11 days ago 11 Nov 14, 7:07pm -
  • Spotify says fights piracy, has paid $2 billion to artists, industry
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The music streaming portal Spotify made an impassioned defence of its business model on Monday, saying it fights music piracy and had paid out $2 billion (1.26 billion pounds) to the industry and artists since its…
    - 11 days ago 11 Nov 14, 6:43pm -
  • Review: Foo Fighters latest is a worthwhile trip
    Foo Fighters, "Sonic Highways" (Roswell/RCA Records)
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  • Music Review: Lost Dylan lyrics brought to life
    Various Artists, "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes" (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records)
    - 12 days ago 10 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • Music Review: Garth Brooks returns after 13 years
    Garth Brooks, "Man Against Machine" (RCA Nashville)
    - 12 days ago 10 Nov 14, 4:04pm -
  • See Ariana Grande flying high at the MTV EMAs
    The 21-year-old singer-songer scooped two awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
    - 12 days ago 10 Nov 14, 7:38am -

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Culture

  • newJohn Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis.
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  • newMexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • newBilly Joel to set Madison Square Garden record
    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer.
    - 9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:07pm -
  • newPresentan ópera en español en Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — El mundo hispano de la ópera está de manteles largos. El sábado, una obra del fallecido compositor mexicano Daniel Catán se presentará por segunda vez en Los Angeles, con cinco estrellas iberoamericanas cantando en su idiom…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:06pm -
  • newWhy Is the Smithsonian Standing Behind Bill Cosby?
    Bill Cosby did not want to talk about rape with the Associated Press. That much he made clear in an interview with AP arts reporter Brett Zongker, who interviewed Cosby and his wife, Camille, upon the opening of an exhibit of their collection of Afr…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • newGerman art collector's cousin claims inheritance
    BERLIN (AP) — A cousin of the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt is laying claim to his priceless art trove, raising the possibility of a legal battle as a Swiss museum that Gurlitt named as his heir prepares to announce whether it will accept…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:14pm -
  • newHitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale
    BERLIN (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.
    - 23 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:14am -
  • Met Opera ends season with $22 million deficit
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch $100M
    LONDON (AP) — Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • Director Peter Sellars - shocking again in new Adams opera
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Peter Sellars's new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman's version of the Passion. To be seen at the first ful…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • Cosby: Reporters Asking About Assault Allegations Lack 'Integrity'
    On November 6, the Associated Press interviewed Bill Cosby and his wife Camille. The occasion was a show at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, which (currently) features an exhibition displaying Cosby's collection of African American a…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
    By Michael Roddy LONDON xx (Reuters) - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • Minecraft video game to get Tate art 'worlds'
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the hugely successful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D "Tate Worlds" start…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • 'Tom of Finland' gay images set for bedroom and bath
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish textile company hopes to cash in on the popularity of artist Touko Laaksonen's homoerotic images among the gay community with a "Tom of Finland" branded range of towels, bed linens and other products. Tom of Finland is…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:04am -
  • Teen found competent for trial in artist's death
    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager accused of helping rob and kill a French street artist outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been found competent to stand trial on first-degree murder and other charges.
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  • Adrien Brody fashion forward for Pirelli calendar
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  • German auction house says putting Hitler watercolour on market
    By Frank Simons NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros (40,051 pounds) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. Auctione…
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  • Queen star 'nicked Freddie Mercury statue' from theatre
    Ben Elton has claimed Roger Taylor “nicked” a Freddie Mercury statue from the We Will Rock You theatre, annoying bandmate Brian May.
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 8:44am -
  • Fashion chains chase faster supplies to counter volatile weather
    By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Increasingly erratic weather is driving European clothing retailers to buy goods more often and closer to home, rather than relying on seasonal collections sourced months in advance. Global fashion chains such as…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 8:19am -
  • Man who damaged Banksy art in Utah gets probation
    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A California man who pleaded guilty to defacing two murals believed to have been created by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy was sentenced to five years' probation Monday.
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:12pm -
  • Departing Smithsonian head says museums more vital
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the world's largest museum complex.
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:42pm -
  • Shop top finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund
    NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury shoe designer Paul Andrew walked away the winner Nov. 4 for the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, but there were 10 top finalists spanning many areas of the industry.
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:07pm -
  • Soap opera actor charged with DUI after Ohio crash
    JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — Soap opera actor Freddie Smith has been charged with felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence after a single-vehicle crash that injured his girlfriend in northeast Ohio.
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 8:41pm -
  • NYC show focuses on portraits of Madame Cezanne
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening an exhibition that focuses on the portraits Paul Cezanne made of his most frequent model — his wife.
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • Hugh Jackman makes triumphant return to Broadway in 'The River'
    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hugh Jackman made a stunning return to Broadway with a mesmerizing performance in award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's new drama 'The River.' Set in a remote cabin, the three-person play that opened at t…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • TV anchor's fashion sense gets attention, finally
    SYDNEY (AP) — The male co-host of an Australian TV program is finally getting some attention for his fashion sense. And that's his point.
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:10pm -
  • Media mogul, fashion designer to fund NY pier park
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City riverfront park and open-air performance space is being planned with funding from media mogul Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Pink Floyd top British album charts for first time since 1995
    LONDON (Reuters) - British progressive rock group Pink Floyd topped the album charts for the first time in nearly 20 years on Sunday with "The Endless River", the Official Charts Company said. The newly-released album, which the band says will be th…
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  • Lawsuit fights George Lucas' lakefront museum plan
    CHICAGO (AP) — Opponents of George Lucas' plan to build a museum along Chicago's lakefront filed a lawsuit Thursday to try to kill the project, calling it an "assault on the shores of Lake Michigan" and urging the "Star Wars" creator to pick a dif…
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  • Patrol: Soap star drank alcohol before Ohio crash
    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a soap opera actor's blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit when he crashed his vehicle in northeast Ohio last month.
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • ITV confident on profits as it sees full-year ad revenue up 5 pct
    LONDON (Reuters) - British broadcaster ITV said it was confident of delivering double-digit profit growth this year, reflecting a 5 percent rise in ad revenue, significantly ahead of the market. The maker of soap opera Coronation Street said its exte…
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 14, 7:30am -
  • Warhol, de Kooning highlight New York art auction
    NEW YORK (AP) — Extremely rare portraits by Andy Warhol of Hollywood superstars Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando were among the highlights at a record-breaking auction of postwar and contemporary art on Wednesday.
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 14, 5:03am -
  • Brazil football star Pele to leave hospital soon, aide says
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian football legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reuters. The 74-year-old football great had to canc…
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 14, 2:07am -
  • UPDATE 1-Brazil soccer star Pele to leave hospital soon, aide says
    (Updates with comments from Pele's aide) BRASILIA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reute…
    - 9 days ago 13 Nov 14, 1:42am -
  • Rothko, Jasper Johns star at NYC art auction
    NEW YORK (AP) — A radiant painting by Mark Rothko and one of Jasper Johns' iconic flag paintings were among the stars at the second day of New York's dazzling post-war and contemporary art auctions.
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 5:06am -
  • Jon Stewart sorprende con "Rosewater"
    NUEVA YORK (AP) — Un soñoliento Jon Stewart se sienta afuera de su oficina para reflexionar sobre su ópera prima, "Rosewater", un drama acerca del encarcelamiento injusto del periodista Maziar Bahari en Irán, protagonizado por el actor mexicano…
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  • Cara Delevingne launches art campaign to raise awareness of animal cruelty
    Supermodel joins forces with animal charity to encourage responsible pet ownership.
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  • newReport: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
    - 8 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:28am -
  • newEuropean Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
    By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possibl…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • newEuropean Parliament proposing Internet search-service unbundling
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing to call for the separation of search engines from other commercial services to ensure a level playing field for the Internet industry, according to a draft motion seen by Reuters on Frida…
    - 12 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • newEuropean space plane set for February launch: firm
    Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
    - 14 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • newSoitec, a back-up bet if Moore's Law progression takes a detour
    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - A little known French company says it may have an alternative if, as some fear, the technology industry's most important engine of progress - the capacity to multiply computer power while shrinking costs - has be…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • newAirlines eye tech partners to tap customer data
    By Victoria Bryan ANTWERP Belgium (Reuters) - Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue beyond ticket sales, emulating other industries already using such method…
    - 19 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:57pm -
  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said on Thursday. Congress should ask U.S. trade officials to r…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • Asteroid Impact Threat: Experts Report on Early-Warning Strategies
    The danger of an asteroid smacking into Earth is a clear and present hazard, underscored by the huge fireball and shattering explosion that occurred over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013. That event served as a global wake-up call — for both…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Ineos in $1bn bid to become UK's biggest fracking firm
    Swiss-based petrochemical firm Ineos launched plans Thursday to become the biggest player in Britain's fracking sector with a $1.0-billion investment in the nation's shale gas industry.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Car Ownership Ditched as Flexible Travel Tech Upstarts like Uber and Blacklane Reshape the Industry
    Jens Wohltorf is co-Founder and CEO of
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  • Britain begins review to speed access to new drugs
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has launched a review to speed the path to market for new drugs and medical devices in an attempt to improve patient care and make the country a more attractive place for investment in life sciences. British…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland vowed there would be no repeat of a system crash two years ago that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, after it was fined 56 million pounds ($88 million) by Briti…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
  • Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant
    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will partner with flat-panel maker Innolux Corp in investing T$86.8 billion (2 billion pounds) in a panel-producing plant in…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:48am -
  • Jack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
    WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including Engl…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
    LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study. Researchers in Switzerland studied ba…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:09am -
  • Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA
    A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake ...
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • Yahoo CEO says Firefox deal will boost search market share
    Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:21am -
  • Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:14pm -
  • Brazil carbon emissions rise for first time in decade
    Brazil's carbon dioxide emissions have risen for the first time in a decade, mainly due to increased deforestation, the Climate Observatory said Wednesday.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:09pm -
  • City OKs plan for gas-pump climate change labels
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Some of the country's first gas-pump warning labels about climate change are coming to Berkeley, a city with a long history of green and clean policies.
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 6:54pm -
  • Royal Bank of Scotland set to be fined by regulator for 2012 system crash
    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to be fined by Britain's financial regulator on Thursday for a system crash in 2012 that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, according to industry sources. The penalty…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 5:27pm -
  • Hackers to probe cyber crime defences at British banks
    By Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defences of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers. But for once they'll be welcome. Banks are on re…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 2:59pm -
  • California cities consider gas-pump warning labels
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers.
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • 'Greenest Automaker' Gets $100 Million Federal Fine (Op-Ed)
    Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a veteran science journalist and author of six books. Columns, can be found on the UCS website. Hyundai and Kia, it turns out, submitted data to the U.S. Environmental Protec…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
  • Top German spy says Berlin under cyber attack from other states
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German government and business computers are coming under increasing cyber attack every day from other states' spy agencies, especially those of Russia and China, Germany's domestic intelligence (BfV) chief said on Tuesday. Addres…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:58pm -
  • 'Vape' Is Oxford Dictionaries' Word of 2014
    Vape was added to Oxford's online dictionary in August 2014, and the word is now being considered for admission into the more prestigious Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford Dictionaries pointed out that an article called "Why Do People Smoke?" that w…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • EU leans towards broader net neutrality rules
    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments are considering less stringent rules on how internet service providers manage traffic on their networks, according to a draft seen by Reuters, a move that could be welcomed by Europe'…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:39pm -
  • Repsol starts search for oil in Spain's Canary Islands
    Spanish energy firm Repsol began searching for oil Tuesday in the waters off the Canary Islands, a top holiday destination, despite objections from environmentalists and the local government.
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:10pm -
  • Jack Ma, social media firm Tencent raise stakes in Huayi Bros
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A firm controlled by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and social media firm Tencent are set to invest a combined 2.8 billion yuan (0.29 billion pounds) to raise their stakes in Huayi Brothers Media Corp, as China's tech giants push into…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 3:13pm -
  • AstraZeneca trumpets solo strength in cancer drugs, snubbing Pfizer
    By Ben Hirschler and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca touted an "industry-leading" line-up of hot new cancer drugs on Tuesday, aiming to show investors it has a strong independent future just days before takeover rules would allow Pfizer…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • China blocks websites ahead of high-profile Internet forum-group
    By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government has blocked access to a swathe of websites in what an internet monitoring group said on Tuesday was a blunt censorship campaign days before the country plays host to a major internet industry c…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 7:51am -
  • Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota after UN court ruling
    Japan said on Tuesday it has cut its Antarctic whale-catch quota by two-thirds in a move it hopes will convince international opponents it is conducting real science, not hiding a commercial hunt behind a veneer of research.
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 7:30am -
  • US military looks for the elusive mothership
    It's a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying "mothership" that launches smaller aircraft.
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 3:48am -
  • Uber, Nevada taxi legal battle gets complicated
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal battle between Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry and ride-sharing company Uber has gotten complicated as two state judges laid claim to hearing the same case.
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:43pm -
  • Starbucks says wrongly accused of fighting Vermont GMO labelling law
    By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said on Monday it has been wrongly accused in online petitions of supporting a Grocery Manufacturers Association lawsuit to block Vermont's GMO labelling law. Petitions posted to websites such as Sumofus.…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:47pm -
  • Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday.
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:17pm -
  • Indian retailers hobble online as e-commerce firms race ahead
    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - The head of Future Group, one of India's largest and most established retailers, admits he can't keep up with web sites like Snapdeal and Flipkart when it comes to spending money to entice shoppers to buy…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • China's internet TV sites in $1 billion battle for foreign shows
    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China's big internet-TV companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign TV shows and films in a battle to attract users and advertisers, but risk bumping up against regulators protecting the domes…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:09pm -
  • Steven Cohen's ex-wife can ask him about insider trading - judge
    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Steven A. Cohen can face questions about insider trading at his hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors from lawyers representing his ex-wife in a civil lawsuit against him, a U.S. judge said on Monday. U.S. Dis…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:06pm -

Technology

  • newTelecom Italia seals $1 billion masts deal, to examine tie up with Oi
    By Silvia Aloisi and Danilo Masoni MILAN/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Telecom Italia will examine a possible tie-up between its Brazilian unit Tim Participacoes and local group Oi, it said as it announced the sale of mobile phone masts for more than 900 mi…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:21pm -
  • newThe Scary Merry Mistletoe Drone
    According to legend, Alan Stillman had one goal in mind when he founded T.G.I. Friday's, the neighborhood casual franchise that now boasts nearly a thousand outposts. "It seemed to me that the best way to meet girls was to open up a bar," Stillman s…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 10:53pm -
  • newApple $450 million e-book settlement gets final court approval
    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to Apple Inc's agreement to pay $450 million (287.54 million pounds) to resolve claims it harmed consumers by conspiring with five publishers to raise e-book prices. Dur…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:22pm -
  • newVideo streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy
    By Tanya Agrawal and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11 filing on Thursday night came five months after the U.S.…
    - 13 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 7:28pm -
  • newThales to name dual successors to CEO Levy - source
    By Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) - Departing Thales Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy will be replaced by a non-executive chairman from outside Europe's largest defence electronics company and a CEO chosen from within the group, a source close to t…
    - 13 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • newTV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11
    NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    - 14 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:05pm -
  • newAereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
    NEW YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.
    - 15 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 5:33pm -
  • newAmazon plans ad-supported video streaming service - New York Post
    (Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includ…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • Gift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV
    NEW YORK (AP) — Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 8:07am -
  • Next Year, One Billion Works Will Be Free to Use Online
    Sometime in 2015, the number of works licensed under Creative Commons agreements will surpass the 1-billion mark, the organization which stewards the licenses announced Thursday.The prediction came in a “State of the Commons” report, the first i…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 11:52pm -
  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said on Thursday. Congress should ask U.S. trade officials to r…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • Telecom Italia boss to push for Oi tie-up - sources
    By Sophie Sassard and Danilo Masoni LONDON/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Telecom Italia Chief Executive Marco Patuano is expected to propose at a Friday board meeting that the best option for the company's Brazilian mobile business is to pursue an acquisiti…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 8:48pm -
  • Gift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear
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    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • Obama plugs science, math education at ceremony
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that 19 scientists, researchers and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:55pm -
  • Intel gives upbeat outlook for 2015 revenue, stock gains
    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel, helped by a stabilizing personal computer market, gave a revenue outlook for 2015 that was above Wall Street's expectations and also raised its dividend, sending its shares higher. In a press releas…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:25pm -
  • Swisscom is "happy owner" of Italy's Fastweb - CEO
    BARCELONA Spain (Reuters) - Swisscom Chief Executive Urs Schaeppi said the group was a happy owner of its Italian broadband unit Fastweb and would continue to invest in the company which sources have said might be up for sale. "It's a constant facto…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:10pm -
  • GoDaddy aims to list next year, seeks $4.5 billion valuation - New York Post
    (Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc is planning an initial public offering early next year that would value the world's biggest provider of web addresses at roughly $4.5 billion (3 billion pounds), the New York Post said. GoDaddy, backed by KKR & Co and Silver…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 5:21pm -
  • AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would ca…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • Car Ownership Ditched as Flexible Travel Tech Upstarts like Uber and Blacklane Reshape the Industry
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  • Minecraft video game to get Tate art 'worlds'
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the hugely successful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D "Tate Worlds" start…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • China Premier says Qualcomm's 'opportunities greater than challenges'
    By Paul Carsten HANGZHOU China (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc's opportunities in China will be far greater than its challenges, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday as the U.S. mobile chipmaker prepares to face a possible record fine for antitrust violations…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:34pm -
  • Tate Minecraft 3D painting scheme targets young
    Fans of online game Minecraft are to be able to enter three-dimensional versions of some of the artworks at Tate Britain.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:19pm -
  • Jack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
    WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including Engl…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Taiwan set for record 2014 export orders on smartphone demand
    By J.R. Wu and Jeanny Kao TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's export orders are set to reach new heights this year, after October orders doubled market expectations as global retailers rushed to meet year-end sales for smartphones. The strong figures come o…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:27am -
  • Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
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Reviews

  • newAereo loses battle, cord-cutters may win war
    Aereo, the company that tried to bring over-the-air TV to the Internet, has filed for bankruptcy, but now the companies that fought it are bringing their shows to the Internet.
    - 5 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 3:39am -
  • newStewart Butterfield Says His Insanely Popular App Slack Is ‘Terrible’ Today
    Flickr/kk Slack Founder Stewart Butterfield Slack an app that lets coworkers chat with one another has been taking the enterprise world by storm. Launched to the public in February, Slack has nabbed more 300,000 people as users, 73,000 of them paid…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:19am -
  • newEuropean Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
    By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possibl…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:28pm -
  • newU.S. court stays FCC order to disclose TV programming contracts
    (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court has stayed the Federal Communications Commission's order requiring broadcast and cable companies to disclose programming contracts. The FCC had asked media companies to disclose their contracts with pay-TV pro…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:22pm -
  • newMicrosoft is bringing chat to its Word and PowerPoint web apps
    Collaborating with co-workers using Office Online is about to get a bit easier: Microsoft is bringing chat to the web versions of Word and PowerPoint. Sorry, Excel users: it seems you can't yet chat while working on spreadsheets, nor does the featur…
    - 9 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:05pm -

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  • newObama urges 'peaceful' protests in Ferguson
    US President Barack Obama urged calm ahead of a grand jury decision expected to trigger protests in the restive town of Ferguson, where the FBI arrested two men on firearms charges.
    - 16 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 8:11am -
  • newExtremists Hijack Bus And Kill 28 Non-Muslims
    Al Shabab militants have hijacked a bus in Kenya, with gunmen singling out 28 non-Muslims and shooting them dead, according to police.
    - 19 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 8:08am -
  • newGunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border: police
    Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, in an ambush the police blamed on the Shebab Islamic extremists.
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  • newDozens killed in Kenya bus attack
    At least 28 passengers executed by suspected al-Shabab fighters after bus travelling to capital Nairobi is ambushed.
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  • newBahrain holds its first major vote since unrest
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ago, but a boycott called by the country's opposition threatens to over…
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  • newSudan asks UN mission in Darfur to prepare to leave
    KHARTOUM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Sudan has asked the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur to prepare to leave, a senior official said amid a dispute between the United Nations and Khartoum over an alleged mass rape in the region. Suda…
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  • newPresident extends US combat role in Afghanistan: report
    Barack Obama has extended the combat role for US troops in Afghanistan for another year, in a classified order he signed in recent weeks, the New York Times reported Friday.
    - 43 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 7:44am -
  • newOpposition boycott overshadows Bahrain election
    Voting began Saturday in Bahrain's first legislative elections since a failed pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the polls in the tiny Gulf monarchy.
    - 44 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 7:43am -
  • newPolish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 7:26am -
  • newPolice: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 7:24am -
  • newOfficials prepare for Ferguson grand jury decision, urge calm
    By Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Police and protest organizers laid the groundwork on Friday for steps to avert street violence once a St. Louis-area grand jury decides whether to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed bla…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 7:07am -
  • newUS said to broaden combat role in Afghanistan
    New York Times says Obama has given hushed green light for Pentagon to continue Afghanistan mission for at least a year.
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  • newBean Me Up: Scientists To Grow Crops In Space
    Scientists will attempt to grow food in space as part of a project it is hoped will lead to crops being cultivated on the Moon and Mars.
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 6:14am -
  • newMexico ex-police official arrested in student abductions
    A former police chief in Cocula, the Mexican town where witnesses say 43 missing students were massacred, was arrested for allegedly participating in handing the young men over to a criminal gang, prosecutors said Friday.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:57am -
  • newObama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role - New York Times
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for Am…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:48am -
  • newPeru court denies ex-president Fujimori house arrest
    Former Peru president Alberto Fujimori's request to serve the remainder of his 25-year prison sentence under house arrest has been rejected, judicial authorities said.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:45am -
  • newObama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role - NY Times
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for Am…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:43am -
  • newObama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for Am…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:37am -
  • newAP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:36am -
  • newPortuguese ex-PM Socrates held in fraud inquiry
    Portugal's former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates was arrested as part of an inquiry into tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the public prosecutor's office announced.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:28am -
  • newBahrain votes amid Shia boycott calls
    Opposition group vows to boycott first election since a 2011 uprising was crushed by the Gulf nation's Sunni rulers.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:26am -
  • newInflux of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia
    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood."
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:02am -
  • newLatin America applauds Obama's immigration plan
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised President Barack Obama on Friday for his executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the United States, calling it "an act of justice."
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:58am -
  • newDutch teenager in court after Syria 'rescue'
    Teenager, whose mother brought her back from Syria where she married a fighter, appears in court on terrorism charges.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • newHong Kong democracy movement split in protest-weary city
    Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are at a crossroads -- as public support fades after nearly two months of mass sit-ins and gridlocked traffic, activists are split on whether to retreat or ramp up their campaign.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:20am -
  • newChina party paper backs charges against journalist
    BEIJING (AP) — A newspaper published by China's ruling Communist Party on Saturday endorsed charges of leaking state secrets against a veteran journalist that critics say amount to political persecution.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:11am -
  • newHillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama's use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants from deportation, setting up a sharp contrast with Republicans on an issue that could play a l…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:11am -
  • newCosby lawyer blasts sex claim 'absurdity'
    A lawyer for embattled US comic Bill Cosby lashed out at new claims of rape and sexual abuse dating back several decades, saying they have "escalated far past the point of absurdity."
    - 5 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 3:51am -
  • newFears of army influence as interim Burkina PM picks team
    Burkina Faso army strongman and new Prime Minister Isaac Zida is set Saturday to name his ministerial team, amid fears of continued military influence over the phased return to democratic rule.
    - 5 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 3:41am -
  • newCivilian leader takes charge in Burkina Faso
    Michel Kafando formally starts one-year term after army strongman, Isaac Zida, hands over power.
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 2:56am -
  • newObama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms
    US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents.
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 2:31am -
  • newBiden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin
    By Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Russia's behaviour in Ukraine as "unacceptable" and said Moscow should abide by a September peace deal and pull its military forces out of the country. Address…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 2:22am -
  • newEU Parliament Prepares Plan To Split Up Google
    A non-binding resolution that would separate Google's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business is being prepared by the EU Parliament.
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 2:12am -
  • newJudge approves $450 mn deal in Apple ebook suit
    A US judge has signed off on Apple's $450 million legal deal to compensate consumers harmed by an illegal price-fixing conspiracy for electronic books
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 2:02am -
  • newLA schools in huge child abuse settlement payout
    Los Angeles school officials agreed to a $139 million settlement Friday for victims of a teacher jailed for lewd conduct with students, in what lawyers said was the biggest ever such payout.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 1:54am -
  • newCarbs more harmful than saturated fats: study
    Long-derided saturated fats -- associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease -- caught a break when research revealed their intake could be doubled or even nearly tripled without driving up their level in a person's blood.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 1:37am -
  • newFor Obama, a long road to immigration order
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 1:34am -
  • newVerdict pending, Malaysia's Anwar visits US
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim told The Associated Press on Friday he's confident of acquittal in his sodomy trial, so long as the Southeast Asian nation's top court demonstrates independence.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 1:32am -
  • newPlague outbreak kills 40 in Madagascar
    WHO warns of deadly disease spreading in densely populated capital city with weak healthcare system.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 1:04am -
  • newSri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's health minister quit President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government Friday to challenge him in the upcoming elections, accusing the leader of taking the country toward an autocracy.
    - 8 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:31am -

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  • newPlanet Hunting to Sky Surveys, Astronomy and Statistics Realign (Op-Ed)
    G. Jogesh Babu is director of the Center for Astrostatistics at Penn State, and Eric Feigelson is the center's associate director and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State. After a century hiatus, astronomy and statistics recently re…
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  • newInternational Ebola fight helping but more work needed - U.N. chief
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations…
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  • newSpace station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.
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  • newEuropean space plane set for February launch: firm
    Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
    - 14 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • newAntarctica's Mysterious Mountains Preserved By Ice
    Earth's best-kept secret to looking young is buried under Antarctica's deep, old ice. The planet's fountain of youth is frozen water mantling Antarctica's mighty Gamburtsev Mountains, a new study reports. Instead, the Gamburtsevs are as rugged as th…
    - 19 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • newSmall Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global Warming
    Small volcanic eruptions account for part of the global warming slowdown since 2000, a new study suggests. Until now, the climate impacts of small volcanic blasts were overlooked because their planet-cooling particles cluster below the reach of sate…
    - 19 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • newMilky Way's Monster Black Hole Ignores Its 'Snack,' and Debate Swirls
    Earlier this year, astronomers watched eagerly as a cloud of gas moved dangerously close to the colossal black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy — like a wildebeest wandering toward a lion. The destruction of the gas cloud G2 by the Milky…
    - 20 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Recons Rocky Base of Mars Mountain (Photos)
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is taking a good, long look at the first rocks it encountered at the base of a huge Martian mountain. The car-size Curiosity rover continues to investigate an outcrop at the foot of Mount Sharp that is dubbed Pahrump Hill…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Unlocking the Secrets of an Alien World's Magnetic Field
    The strength of an alien world's magnetic field may have been deduced for the first time, by analyzing extraordinarily fast winds slamming against it from the planet's star, researchers say. This research could help gauge the strength of other exopl…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Andromeda Galaxy Glitters in Spectacular Photo by Astrophotographer
    André van der Hoeven, a photographer based in the Netherlands, captured the image. It took van der Hoeven about 9.6 hours to complete the new photo of Andromeda, which was reprocessed since it was initially taken in September. Andromeda is located…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • Philae Lander Sniffed Out Organics in Comet's Atmosphere
    Europe's Philae lander found organic molecules in the comet's atmosphere and discovered that the frigid object's surface is as hard as ice. On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Philae became the first probe to softly land on the face of a comet.…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Mystery Object in Space: A Rogue Black Hole or Strange Supernova?
    An object previously thought to be a supernova may actually be a black hole ejected from its home galaxy. Further observation should provide a definitive answer, but whatever the outcome, the object is unique: If it is a supernova, it's a new breed t…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Satellite Photo Shows Frigid Arctic Air Over Eastern US
    A new satellite photo shows the eastern United States locked in a cold front's icy grip. The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic an…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
    LONDON (AP) — It's the moon mission for the masses.
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:19pm -
  • Private Moon Mission Aims to Drill Into Lunar South Pole by 2024
    If all goes according to plan, the newly announced Lunar Mission One will drill at least 65 feet (20 meters) — and perhaps as much as 330 feet (100 m) — underground at the moon's south pole in 2024, collecting samples that should shed light on t…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • Is Russian Mystery Object a Space Weapon?
    The orbital maneuvers of a mysterious object Russia launched earlier this year have raised concerns that the satellite may be a space weapon of some sort. The speculation centers on "Object 2014-28E," which Russia lofted along with three military co…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Spooky Galaxy Web Reveals the Largest Structures in the Universe (Video)
    A spooky new image shows a web of bright galaxies aligned in the largest structures ever discovered in the universe. Scientists working with a telescope in Chile discovered the alignment by studying 93 quasars — objects that shine very brightly an…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:04pm -
  • This Map of the Huge Asteroid Vesta Is the Best Geologic Look Ever
    High-resolution new maps show the cratered, rocky surface of the huge asteroid Vesta in unprecedented detail, researchers say. Images captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft were woven together to create geologic maps of the giant asteroid Vesta. The map…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:03pm -
  • Neuroscience of Taste: Chef's Creations Delight the Senses
    Whether it's a smell that reminds you of your mother's holiday apple pie, or the taste of an oyster that evokes the sights and sounds of the ocean, when chef Bryan Voltaggio cooks for his guests, he aims to transport them to a much-loved place or evo…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:32pm -
  • Fly us to the moon, UK space mission asks public
    By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there. Lunar Mission One laun…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:01pm -
  • Boeing aims to make missile defence more like space programs
    By Andrea Shalal EL SEGUNDO Calif. (Reuters) - Boeing Co is working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to address quality and reliability issues with the sharply criticized $41 billion homeland missile defence system by adopting controls from spac…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:15pm -
  • The Art of Space, Envisioning the Universe (Op-Ed)
    Ron Miller is an award-winning artist and best-selling author who has written more than 50 books, including the recently published "The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era." (Zenith Pres…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:08pm -
  • Israeli XPrize Mission Science Twist: Map Lunar Magnetism (Op-Ed)
    With the goal of landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, nonprofit SpaceIL is competing for the Google Lunar XPrize: a modern race to the moon. First, instead of developing a rover to drive 500 m like most other teams, SpaceIL engineers a…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:06pm -
  • Small Asteroid Impacts Spark Fireballs in Earth's Sky Every Other Week
    Fireballs caused by disintregrating asteroids streak through Earth's skies at least twice per month on average, scientists say. A new map created by NASA researchers documents 556 fireball events — produced when small asteroids explode in Earth's…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • NASA Pluto Probe to Wake From Hibernation Next Month
    NASA's New Horizons probe is about to wake up from a long slumber and get ready for its highly anticipated Pluto flyby next summer. New Horizons is scheduled to emerge from a 99-day hibernation on Dec. 6, then gear up for a six-month Pluto encounter…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • Dark Matter Murder Mystery: Is Weird Substance Destroying Neutron Stars?
    The mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe may be destroying neutron stars by turning them into black holes in the center of the Milky Way, new research suggests. If astronomers successfully detect a neutron star dying…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth's Forests in 3D
    A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests. The instrument called Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) uses lidar, a special kind of laser technology,…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • Have Spacecraft, Will Travel? (Op-Ed)
    Christopher Phillips is a professional science communicator, astronomer, author and educator based in the Hawaiian Islands. This is not a new idea —  the concept of space habitats has proven very popular with science fiction authors and academics…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:17pm -
  • World's First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Installed on Space Station
    It may not be a "Star Trek" replicator, but the first zero-gravity 3D printer is set up and ready for action on the International Space Station. Station commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore of NASA installed the space 3D printer inside the orbiting lab'…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 11:20am -
  • China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020'
    Chinese scientists are planning to launch a Mars rover "around 2020", state media reported on Tuesday, as the country pours billions into its space programme and works to catch up with the US and Europe.
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 7:14am -
  • Adventures of European comet lander may not be over
    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - Gas jets from inside a comet hosting Europe's Philae lander may launch the hibernating probe out of its ditch and back into sunlight for a battery recharge, a former mission manager said on Monday. The European Space Agenc…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:18pm -
  • Big Bang's Echo May Reveal Skeleton of the Universe
    Scientists may soon get a look at the universe's skeleton by taking a close look at light left over from the Big Bang, which can be used to reveal the presence of matter like stars, galaxies, black holes and even larger structures in the otherwise e…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • Why We Love Hubble: Astronauts Discuss Iconic Space Telescope
    Over the last quarter-century, the Hubble Space Telescope's breathtaking images of galaxies, gas clouds and nebulas have captured the public's collective imagination, and vastly increased scientists' understanding of the universe. In April 2015, the…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • Historic Comet Landing Lands on British Postmark
    The first space probe to land on a comet has earned a stamp of approval in the United Kingdom. Since Friday (Nov. 14), letters delivered by the Royal Mail in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have been stamped with a special ink postmar…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • Savvy media use turned comet mission into space saga
    When Rosetta was launched more than a decade ago, it was a dry-as-dust science story -- an unmanned spacecraft and its research payload were being launched to investigate a comet.
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 8:20pm -
  • Philae Comet Lander's Big Bounce Captured in Amazing Photos
    The Philae lander's big bounce off a comet last week was captured by its orbiting mothership in a series of stunning photos. Philae separated from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft last Wednesday (Nov. 12) and spiraled down to the…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:54pm -
  • Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: Watch It Live
    The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight and you can watch it live online. The Leonid meteor shower has dazzled skywatchers in the past, but even if your view is hampered by bad weather or light pollution, you can still catch the show online vi…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • Indonesia hikes fuel prices, saving government 5 billion pounds next year
    By Michael Taylor and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's new president raised subsidised fuel prices by more than 30 percent on Monday, a move that is expected to save the government of Southeast Asia's biggest economy more than $8 bil…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:26pm -
  • Airbus wins contract for U.S. space capsule Orion
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbus Group will develop and build a service module for the future American human space capsule, Orion, marking the first time a European firm will provide system-critical elements for a U.S. space project, it said on Monday. Eur…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
  • Innovative 'Starshade' Tech Could Illuminate Rocky Alien Planets
    A starshade, also dubbed an external occulter, is a precisely shaped screen that flies in far-away formation with a space telescope. "What we're trying to do here is look at a lighthouse from a mile away and spot a firefly that's just a half inch aw…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 12:43pm -

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  • newRating the Nation: Best Traveling Rivalry Trophies
    Sometimes in college football it seems as if everybody gets a trophy. Traveling rivalry trophies are one of the great traditions in college football. From bells to buckets, axes to Apple Cups, the amount of hardware handed out tends to go up at this…
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  • newSoccer-Australian championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Australian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22 Western Sydney Wanderers FC 1 Newcastle Jets 1 Friday, November 21 Melbourne Victory 1 Brisbane Roar 0 Perth Glory 2 Welling…
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  • newIndia eyes profit in yoga's soft power
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  • newHamilton ready to stand and deliver
    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton's closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title. "The ultim…
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  • newSpargo leads in Melbourne with Scott primed to pounce
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - South Australian journeyman Paul Spargo will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Masters after shooting a one-under 71 on Saturday, with double defending champion Adam Scott lurking four s…
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  • newNFL-National Football League roundup
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  • newSerbian fan killed in Istanbul Euroleague violence – consul
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  • newNBA-Timberwolves' Martin breaks wrist in scoring 37
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  • newIbanez, Cash, Wakamatsu finalists to manage Rays
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  • newCiganda, Granada tied for lead at LPGA finale
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