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Living Well

  • newChina drafts policy on emergency Ebola diagnosis, approves products
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has drafted a policy on the emergency use of diagnostic products for the Ebola virus disease and clinical trials, the country's drug regulator said on Friday, as the number of people affected globally by the epidemic nears…
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  • newNepal devotees sacrifice thousands of animals in Hindu ritual
    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's larg…
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  • Most chickens sold in UK stores have traces of food bug - watchdog
    LONDON (Reuters) - Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens sold by British retailers were found to have traces of a potentially fatal food-poisoning bug, a food watchdog warned on Thursday and said major grocers were not doing enough to tackle the pr…
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  • Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year
    Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total, a study said Wednesday.
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  • US orders calorie labeling for chain restaurants
    The United States on Tuesday announced sweeping new rules forcing chain restaurants and pizza parlors to publish calorie counts on menus in an attempt to combat the nation's obesity epidemic.
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  • Elderly should take cholesterol-lowering statins: US study
    Nearly everyone aged 66 to 75 should consider taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, new guidelines say.
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  • Bayer explores possible sale of diabetes device unit - Bloomberg
    (Reuters) - Germany-based drugmaker Bayer AG is considering the sale of its diabetes device business, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. The unit, thought to be worth 1 billion to 2 billion euros (790 million to 1.6 billion pounds), might attract b…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 11:38pm -
  • Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities
    LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovere…
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  • 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…
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:20pm -
  • 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.
    - 10 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:56am -
  • 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…
    - 10 days ago 18 Nov 14, 11:33pm -
  • 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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Education & Learning

  • newGovernment publishes British Values
    Schools in England must ensure pupils have respect and tolerance for all faiths, races and cultures, says new government guidance on British values.
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:14pm -
  • newSchool criticised for poor diversity
    A Lincolnshire school is told it cannot be rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted because pupils need more awareness of other British cultures.
    - 6 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:59am -
  • newFree school breakfasts 'must change'
    A third of Welsh children are not receiving free breakfasts in school and changes are needed, the Conservatives say.
    - 8 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 7:23am -
  • newAdoption row council 'was biased'
    A couple say a local authority set out to adopt their grandson despite the fact they wanted to care for him and his elder brother.
    - 10 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 6:01am -
  • newCofE schools chief's terror law fear
    Plans that require schools to help prevent pupils becoming radicalised place too much of a burden on education regulator Ofsted, the chief Church of England education officer says.
    - 12 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 3:07am -

BBC Earth Videos

Baby Meets Wild Desert Elephant - Vet Safari - BBC
Baby Meets Wild Desert Elephant - Vet Safari - BBCThe team have tranquilized a wild desert elephant in order to put a tracking collar on him, and they're taking the opportunity to take all the readings and measurements they can. Subscribe...…
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Tiny Giants Trailer - BBC
Tiny Giants Trailer - BBCComing to a museum near you, go to http://www.bbcearth.com/tinygiants to find out more. In an adventure of giant proportions, Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest of...From:BBC EarthVi…
- 6 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:12am -
Great White Shark Encounter - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Great White Shark Encounter - Ultimate Killers - BBCSteve believes that great white sharks have been given an unfairly bad rap, and that the real man-eaters are in fact the bull sharks. So he goes off in search of one. Subscribe to BBC Earth…
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Lucky Escape from a Black Rhino - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Lucky Escape from a Black Rhino - Ultimate Killers - BBCSteve gets a little more than he bargained for when he goes out with rhino expert Tim. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add...From:BBC EarthVie…
- 22 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:45pm -

Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    Your great mental energy is provoking you to try new things -- so get out there and mix it up! You should be able to get moving in the right direction without trying very hard.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's Lo…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    You feel quite excited over something that others might not even recognize as worthy of their attention. You can use some of your great energy to promote and explain it to the world.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coupl…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    Someone is teasing you -- but it's all empty words. You may still feel a bit stung, but you know deep down that they're just tearing into you because they're feeling insecure themselves. Let it go.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    It's easier than ever for you to make a great impression today -- so go out of your way to meet someone new or to get noticed by the right people. You may end up in a great new place tomorrow!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    A big, important change comes down early in the day -- and you couldn't be happier! It may not be your decision, but it is something that should affect you in some good ways through the next few years.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Love…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    Group efforts are more rewarding than anything you could do on your own -- so make sure that you're reaching out and getting others to do the same. Teamwork can move mountains!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's Lo…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    When you've got weirdness going on, you've got to make sure that you're able to reply rationally. Stay on top of that today -- you're bound to find a few stray issues that need your immediate attention.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Lov…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    Family time is vital today -- so make sure that you're at least checking in with those closest to you. If you can spend the day in their company, so much the better, but just do what you can.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    Your relationship with power needs some adjustment. Try not to make too big a deal out of it, but you should take a look at how you handle colleagues or family members. Something's got to give!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    You may be thinking ahead a few steps, but that's okay -- in fact, you may even want to extend your planning by a few months or years just to show off a little. You can wrap it all up quickly.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    New plans and thoughts are coming your way from all directions today -- so get ready for some winners and losers. Open your mind, though, because some of the best stuff looks pretty rough at first.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for November 27, 2014
    This isn't a great day for solo wanderings -- you need to be in the middle of things, socially. It's a great day for teamwork, brainstorming or just for quiet, hard work, side by side.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Cou…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • newEver seen an E-Type fly? New exhibition of 'hover' cars opens - Western Morning News
    Western Morning NewsEver seen an E-Type fly? New exhibition of 'hover' cars opensWestern Morning NewsA stunning retro-futuristic photo exhibition of flying cars is now open at the aptly-named M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland. The gallery is…
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  • newWill flying cars like the AeroMobil ever take off in Europe, or hit a wall of ... - Deutsche Welle
    Deutsche WelleWill flying cars like the AeroMobil ever take off in Europe, or hit a wall of ...Deutsche WelleThe idea of a flying car isn't new. People have been working on flying cars for almost a century. "The first flying car was produced in…
    - 6 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:38am -
  • Futuristic flying cars with a vintage classic twist - Creative Boom
    Creative BoomFuturistic flying cars with a vintage classic twistCreative BoomThe future has arrived, and it comes in the form of nine visionary images of 'flying' cars from the series Air Drive by French photographer Renaud Marion. Taking cues f…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:03am -
  • Flying car on sale before 2018 - Drive
    DriveFlying car on sale before 2018DriveThe first time Carl Dietrich brought his flying-car concept to the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he had only a video to show the aviation geeks who…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 5:35am -
  • Will flying cars ever take off? - Deutsche Welle
    Will flying cars ever take off?Deutsche WelleSlovakian company, AeroMobil, says it's brought a future of flying cars one step closer with its AeroMobil 3.0. But skeptics warn we'd be wise to keep our expectations low - they don't see flying cars…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:25pm -

Music

  • Garth Brooks cancels TV appearances amid Ferguson unrest
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music star Garth Brooks cancelled scheduled media appearances this week, saying it would be in poor taste to promote his comeback album during national protests after a grand jury did not indict a white policeman in t…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:32pm -
  • Children's' music star Laurie Berkner new plan
    NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, Laurie Berkner has been on a mission that likely will make children and parents happy: making more Laurie Berkners.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • Sia lights up Australian music industry awards
    SYDNEY (AP) — Sia and her "Chandelier" lit up Australia's Aria music awards, even without appearing on stage.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 1:48pm -
  • Prince vanishes from social media
    Purple Rain singer Prince has deleted his social media accounts, leaving fans confused.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Hamilton hails Scherzinger support
    Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has said it was "special" to have his pop star girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger cheering him on to victory.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:40am -
  • Music streamer Spotify says sales and losses grew in 2013
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Spotify's revenues rose 74 percent but operating loss widened last year due to expansion costs, its holding company reported. Stockholm-based Spotify, which provides free on-demand music or ad-fre…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 7:51am -
  • 1D Win Top Award At American Music Awards
    One Direction have won three honours at the American Music Awards, including the coveted artist of the year prize.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:49am -
  • Authorised documentary on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to air on HBO
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The first documentary made with the cooperation of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's family will be released in 2015, U.S. premium cable network HBO said on Tuesday. "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" will be directed by Brett Morgen,…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:00pm -
  • How the Internet (and Volkswagen) Made a Dead Folksinger Into a Star
    In the summer of 1970, a young American musician named Brian Cullman was invited to play at Les Cousins, a legendary folk club in London’s Soho district. His own performance was forgettable, he later admitted. But he never forgot the strange set N…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 1:01pm -
  • Artists weigh in on music streaming services
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While music fans largely embrace free streaming music services such as Spotify, musicians and artists from pop to country have expressed reservations about the impact on the financial and creative value of music. Here are so…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:48pm -
  • In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:28pm -
  • Iglesias triunfa en los American Music Awards
    Apenas tres días después de haber arrasado en los Latin Grammy, Enrique Iglesias triunfó también en los American Music Awards.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 2:17pm -
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs
    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • One Direction win artist of the year at American Music Awards
    The boy band took a trio of awards at the AMAs.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:52pm -
  • Selena Gomez had Taylor Swift in tears at the American Music Awards
    No, they haven’t had a bust up.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 11:18am -
  • Jennifer Lopez proves she's still got it at the American Music Awards
    If you missed her explosive performance, then look no further – we’ve rounded up the best of the best pics from the closing show.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:34am -
  • Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Je…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • Factbox - List of winners at the American Music Awards
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American Music Awards were given out on Sunday in Los Angeles, with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer taking the top accolades. Following is a list of winners grouped by musical genre. ...
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:30am -
  • 1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • List of winners of the American Music Awards
    Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:
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  • Taylor 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.
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:44pm -
  • Stars 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.
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • 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…
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 5:41am -
  • Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:10pm -
  • 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.
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:37am -
  • 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…
    - 9 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:43am -
  • 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…
    - 9 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:56pm -
  • 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.
    - 10 days ago 18 Nov 14, 12:54pm -
  • 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.
    - 10 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:22am -
  • 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.
    - 11 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…
    - 11 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:39pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 days ago 17 Nov 14, 6:40pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:33am -

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Culture

  • newSwiss museum publishes list of Nazi loot art trove
    ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss museum published a list on Thursday of all the art found in the possession of Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis. The Bern Art Mus…
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  • newFrida Kahlo's garden to be reimagined in New York
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.
    - 24 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 3:52pm -
  • Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works
    BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 3:23pm -
  • A Brief History of Catholic Claims to Shakespeare
    On Tuesday, word spread about the discovery of a "first folio" of the works of William Shakespeare, an artifact that news outlet placed somewhere between the holy grail and a black rhinoceros on the scale of metaphorical rarity. It was uncovered by…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:35pm -
  • Latin American art auctions set record-high sales for 31 artists
    By Walker Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blistering sales this week of Latin American art set auction records for 31 artists spanning three centuries, ranging from creators in the Spanish colonial period to living artists like Colombia's Fernando Botero…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:26pm -
  • Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese singer Sabah, one of the leading Arab performers of her generation, has died at the age of 87, her family said on Wednesday. Born Jeanette Feghali and known to her fans as the "singing bird", Sabah recorded at least 4,000…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:29am -
  • Turner film, exhibition reveal British master to a new generation
    By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - With an epic sweep worthy of a J.M.W. Turner masterpiece, a new portrayal of one of Britain's greatest painters is winning the Romantic artist a new generation of admirers. Joseph Mallord William Turner overturned 1…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:02am -
  • 1D Win Top Award At American Music Awards
    One Direction have won three honours at the American Music Awards, including the coveted artist of the year prize.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:49am -
  • Met Museum gets major gift of African-American art
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a major gift of works by contemporary African-American artists from the South.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • France's Pompidou opens Jeff Koons retrospective
    PARIS (AP) — Paris' Pompidou Center inaugurated a major retrospective Tuesday of U.S. artist Jeff Koons, the polemical 59-year-old master of kitsch, whose huge, stainless-steel balloon dog broke records last year, selling at auction for $58.4 mill…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • Latin American art auctions set artist records
    NEW YORK (AP) — A bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero has set a new auction record for the Colombian artist.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:07pm -
  • British art festival head to lead NYC art center
    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of a British art festival has been named to lead The Culture Shed, a performing arts center planned for Manhattan's Far West Side.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 1:37pm -
  • JD Sports to sell loss-making fashion business
    LONDON (Reuters) - Retailer JD Sports plans to dispose of its loss-making fashion division to restructuring specialist Hilco Capital, the company said on Tuesday. The group gave no indication on a price for its Bank division, which posted an 8.2 mill…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:51am -
  • Art vs politics at London auctions of Russian paintings
    By Anastasia Gorelova LONDON (Reuters) - Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces. Ar…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:26am -
  • Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey.
    - 4 days ago 25 Nov 14, 1:07am -
  • Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove
    By Erik Kirschbaum and Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - A Swiss museum has reluctantly agreed to accept part of a billion-euro art bequest from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:40pm -
  • Swiss museum gets huge, priceless art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum accepted a massive, priceless trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt on Monday, promising to work with Germany to make sure that any Nazi-looted pieces in it are returned to Jewish he…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:35pm -
  • Unseen Arthur Miller drama to premiere in Britain
    LONDON (AP) — A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British theater next year, the centenary of the playwright's birth.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs
    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • Hieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014
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  • new'Many dead' in Nigeria mosque blasts
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    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:14pm -
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  • newMPs suspended for heckling SA leader
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  • newAssistant boss Keane departs Villa
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    - 6 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:21am -
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  • U.N. committee spotlights 'highly intrusive' digital spying
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  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
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  • Soitec, a back-up bet if Moore's Law progression takes a detour
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  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
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  • Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant
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Technology

  • newBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Holiday shopping in full gear
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  • newOnline shopping spree could create delivery problems
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  • newTwitter to start tracking users' mobile apps
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday. The feature, called "…
    - 23 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • EU piling pressure on Google to change ways
    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 3:14pm -
  • Argos Black Friday Deals Include Discounted TVs, Cameras, Consoles, Smartphones and Toys
    UK retailer Argos is getting set to jump aboard the Black Friday bandwagon with a "huge sale" on stock across its range of products.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 1:55pm -
  • Update - Products Revealed: Argos Black Friday Deals TVs, Cameras, Consoles, Smartphones and Toys
    UPDATE 8am 28.11.14: The Argos website is currently down due to a "very high volume of visitors". However, the holding page automatically refreshes every minute so advice is to just keep trying until it lets you in.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 1:55pm -
  • Telekom Austria eyes 400 million euro Internet infrastructure spending
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Telekom Austria will invest up to 400 million euros (317 million pounds) in broadband Internet infrastructure in Austria over the next three years should the state go through with a plan to match such investment with public spendi…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 12:25pm -
  • Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada
    (Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphone…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 12:05pm -
  • Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating, report finds
    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merg…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 11:21am -
  • Samsung Electronics shares up sharply on $2 billion share buyback plan
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd opened sharply higher on Thursday on the news that it will buy back $2 billion (1.27 billion pounds) of its own stock. Samsung shares were up 5.8 percent as of 0002 GMT a…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:12am -
  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign pr…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • U.S. court rejects Motorola Mobility price-fixing appeal
    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal appeals court rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's bid to sue several Asian suppliers under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. Wednesday's decision by the 7t…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • Online grocers come up trumps in India's e-commerce boom
    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers like Bigbasket.com and Localbanya.com turn in profits while supermarkets are st…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:13pm -
  • Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules
    By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. ju…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:06pm -
  • AT&T says fiber spending pause affects only new commitments
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until "net neutrality" rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not ex…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money
    Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through ...
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • Baghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control
    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's reliance on Kurdistan for Internet connectivity due to Baghdad bureaucracy has put the northern autonomous region in control of three-quarters of Iraqi networks. This runs contrary to what Baghdad had sought fr…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:35pm -
  • Bitcoin exchange Kraken to help in Mt. Gox bankruptcy
    By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. bitcoin exchange operator Payward Inc said on Wednesday it will work on retrieving some millions of dollars lost by Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange before it collapsed in bankrupt…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:56am -
  • AP sources: Gov't to set a stricter smog standard
    The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality. People familiar with the proposal tell ...
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:14am -
  • U.N. committee spotlights 'highly intrusive' digital spying
    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday expressed concern at digital spying and said unlawful or arbitrary mass surveillance, interception and collection of online data are "highly intrus…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38am -
  • HP earnings show continued struggle
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • HP fourth-quarter revenue drops on weak enterprise demand
    By Sarah McBride (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co said its quarterly revenue fell in almost every business segment over the year, highlighting weaknesses ahead of the company's planned 2015 separation of its enterprise services from its traditional co…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:31pm -
  • Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed selfie app Shots - CNBC
    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company. The microblogging website is particularly interested in the app's more than 3 million users, near…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:48pm -
  • How much do you know about how the Internet works?
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, accordi…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -

Reviews

  • new[Review] Lumia 830 And The Low-Down On Windows Phones
    Touted as the the world’s first “affordable flagship” phone, the Lumia 830 appears to be looking for the sweet spot in the mid-range market, Since its release in September, has it lived up to that claim? The Vulcan Post team were kindly supp…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 4:00am -
  • newWe should be able to see George Brandis' metadata
    There is a major difference between law-enforcement agencies and media accessing metadata, but arguably that changes when it comes to politicians using taxpayer-funded phones.
    - 14 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:13am -
  • newUbisoft is working hard to take EA’s crown as the world’s most hated gaming publisher
    For a long time, we didn’t think any company could ever rouse the gaming community’s ire as much as EA does on a regular basis. That said, Ubisoft has made a number of blunders recently that show it has definite ambitions for taking EA’s crown…
    - 17 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • newEU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google
    By Foo Yun Chee and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine. G…
    - 19 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 8:07pm -
  • newRANKED: The Best Tablets In The World
    AP If you’re shopping for a new tablet, … Continued The post RANKED: The Best Tablets In The World appeared first on Business Insider.
    - 23 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • newGoogle Only Has Itself To Blame If Europe Succeeds In Breaking Up The Company
    Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Google founder Larry Page. If … Continued The post Google Only Has Itself To Blame If Europe Succeeds In Breaking Up The Company appeared first on Business Insider.
    - 24 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 3:39pm -
  • The 6 best movies to see in theaters Thanksgiving weekend
    There's a good chance you're headed to the movies this weekend. Thanksgiving and the days following it are supposed to be among the busiest each year for theaters, with plenty of families heading out to spend some time together. The good news this y…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • How and why to move your media to Google Drive
    Did you know that moving videos and images to Google Drive not only improves access to the files but also reduces your on-site storage needs? Andy Wolber explains.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada
    (Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphone…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 12:07pm -
  • AT&T's fiber Internet rollout will continue, kinda
    The company tells the FCC that it will go forward with its current GigaPower fiber network plans but that it's still waiting to hear what happens with Net neutrality in Washington.>
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 9:41am -
  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces cyber security review, the first of its kind in six years
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a review into cyber security to better protect the Government and businesses from online attacks.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 4:26am -
  • Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules
    By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. jud…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:37pm -
  • WinZip 19 review
    Zip and unzip files, protect them by encryption, connect to cloud services, and back up your data
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:36pm -
  • US proposes stricter ozone limits
    The US Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Wednesday to strengthen emission regulations for ozone, a smog-causing pollutant blamed for respiratory ailments affecting millions of Americans.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • Amazon sale offers unlocked Fire Phone for $199
    As part of its holiday promotions, Amazon knocks $250 off the price of the unlocked version of its Fire Phone.>
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 7:35pm -
  • Give thanks they haven't forced net neutrality yet
    Worse than a solution looking for a problem, the campaign to regulate ISPs aggressively is based on lies. Netflix and one transit ISP were the source of performance problems earlier this year.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:16pm -
  • 5 awesome Android Lollipop features you’ve probably never heard of
    By now we’re all very familiar with the big features Google added to Android with its Lollipop release, highlighted by the addition of its gorgeous Material Design user interface. Droid Life, however, has dug below the surface and has unearthed so…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • Highly leveraged Tibco loan succumbs to investor demands
    By Jonathan Schwarzberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A high-profile $2.02 billion (1.27 billion pound) leveraged loan for Tibco Software is the latest US buyout deal that has been forced to add expensive perks to attract buyers as risk-averse investors hold…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • Colligo Engage challenges the mobile collaboration market
    Colligo builds on their mobile collaboration app experience with the launch of Colligo Engage.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 4:40pm -
  • The Supreme Court is about to tackle online threats for the first time
    On December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Elonis v. United States, the first case about online threats to reach the highest level of judicial review. It’s a timely case, coinciding with increased attention around the online ha…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • How Gay Hook-Up App Grindr Is Selling Itself To Major Brand Advertisers
    Grindr Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai. Unless they have used it themselves, many advertisers may not know that gay geo-social networking app Grindr has a burgeoning advertising business and a potentially lucrative future data business. Grindr claims to be…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • CuBox is a Tiny XBMC Set-Top Box in a 2-inch Cube
    If Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV and the Nexus Player are all simply too dumbed-down/user-friendly for your taste, you could always try the $100 CuBox TV instead. This tiny (2 x 2 x 2 inch) streaming box uses Kodi and XBMC software platforms to give har…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:34pm -
  • Review: 4 shopping apps that will save you money
    Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through ...
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • Here’s Everything We Know About Facebook’s Links To Lee Rigby’s Murder
    PA A report released by the government yesterday accused an unnamed US-based technology company of failing to inform police of a conversation between two extremists that took place in December 2012. The report was into the death of British soldier L…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:11pm -
  • Senator Tom Coburn agrees that Bitcoin is not legal currency
    Senator Tom Coburn's office finally got around to answering my letter concerning the illegality of Bitcoin. I'm happy to report that he agrees with me that Bitcoin is illegal in the United States.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
    It's hard to fit this giant Android tablet into a conventional slot. The pico projector is a first for an Android tablet and very cool, if a bit difficult to use.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:42pm -
  • Xiaomi slows expansion to focus on India and Indonesia
    The Chinese smartphone maker is scaling back its launch ambitions to focus "a ton of effort in India and Indonesia," where growth is robust.>
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:40pm -
  • NASA Clears Orion Spacecraft for 1st Test Flight Next Week
    NASA's newest deep space capsule Orion, is getting ready for its first uncrewed test flight, launching next week. The space agency and Lockheed Martin — the company that manufactured Orion for NASA — have given the "go" to proceed with the capsu…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • EE owners confirm takeover talks with BT
    LONDON (Reuters) - EE's German and French owners confirmed on Wednesday they were in talks to sell Britain's biggest mobile network operator to BT as part of a wider review of its options. Fixed-line operator BT said on Monday it was in talks with b…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:42am -
  • Problem gamblers share similar characteristics to people with personality disorders
    Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): A new research has revealed that problem gambling and personality disorders often go hand in hand.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:42am -
  • Australia's data-retention plans look increasingly out of touch
    The tide is turning against mass digital surveillance, both politically and commercially, but is Attorney-General Brandis capable of even noticing, let alone changing, course?
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:07am -
  • Micromax Partners with Cyanogen To Bring “Yu” To India
    There’s a new Cyanogen smartphone that is coming to you. Only for the enthusiasts you ask us? Yes, that’s sort of true, but the landscape is about to change quite rapidly. Cyanogen and the resultant MOD (or modification) it develops for the Andr…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:40am -
  • Despite the iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung is still America’s phablet king
    Although 2014 has been a pretty bad year for Samsung overall, the company can still take solace in the fact that people still seem to love its gigantic phones more than any other models — including the iPhone 6 Plus. Chitika has done some analysi…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • Why Apple’s sapphire iPhone display plan may have been doomed from the start
    It’s pretty clear that something went very wrong between Apple and its bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies over the past year. That said, Technology Review points out that there are good reasons to believe that Apple’s sapphire d…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:20pm -

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World News

  • new'War of flags' as Iraqi forces battle IS jihadists
    From the Islamic State jihadist group's black banner to colourful depictions of revered Shiite figures, the Kurds' golden sun and the official tricolour, a "war of flags" rages in Iraq.
    - 23 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 3:10pm -
  • newOil stocks sink; Dow, Nasdaq edge higher
    US oil prices dropped to a new four-year low after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries decided to hold firm on output levels
    - 24 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
  • newOil steadies near 4-year low as glut looms after OPEC
    By Ahmed Aboulenein LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil steadied above $73 a barrel on Friday after hitting a fresh four-year low in the wake of OPEC's decision not to cut output, a move investors said ...
    - 29 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 3:04pm -
  • newItalian man seriously wounded at West Bank protest
    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Italian man marching in support of Palestinians in the northern West Bank on Friday was shot and seriously wounded by Israeli forces, a Palestinian hospital official said.
    - 31 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 3:02pm -
  • newEurozone inflation returns to five-year low
    The European Union's data agency Eurostat reported that unemployment remained steady at 11.5 percent in October, unchanged from September despite a stagnating economy
    - 32 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 3:01pm -
  • newTwo dead in Egypt violence and Islamist protests
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Two people including an army general were killed and 25 were wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting and clashes that erupted during Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health officials said. Police were out in fo…
    - 34 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:59pm -
  • newSyrians refugees request to leave Greece
    Some 200 Syrian refugees protesting in Athens on Friday asked to be allowed access to other European countries, fearing deteriorating conditions in crisis-hit Greece.
    - 35 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:58pm -
  • newBlack lawmakers against recognition of Va. tribe
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks.
    - 35 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:58pm -
  • newOil collapses to four-year low on OPEC decision
    London Brent oil for January delivery sank in early deals Friday to $71.12 per barrel -- the lowest level since July 7, 2010. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for January had meanwhile slumped ...
    - 37 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:56pm -
  • newMore than 500 dead in Syria regime raids since Oct: monitor
    More than 500 people have been killed in 2,000 air strikes across Syria by regime forces over the past 40 days, a monitoring group said Friday.
    - 38 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:55pm -
  • newFerguson protests move to retail stores
    Dozens of people interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area late Thursday and early Friday to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who shot and ...
    - 40 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:53pm -
  • newPope Francis calls for inter-faith dialogue to end fundamentalism
    Pope Francis on Friday said on his first visit to Turkey that inter-faith dialogue could help end fundamentalism and terror, adding that all believers must be given the same rights.
    - 41 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:52pm -
  • newThree blasts at emir's mosque in Nigeria's Kano: worshippers
    Three explosions on Friday rocked the mosque of one of Nigeria's best known Islamic leaders, the Emir of Kano, as worshippers gathered for weekly prayers, witnesses told AFP.
    - 41 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:52pm -
  • newFrench president cheered in Ebola-stricken Guinea
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — French President Francois Hollande arrived in Guinea on Friday, where thousands of residents lined the roads while clapping, drumming, dancing and waving flags to catch a glimpse of the first Western leader to visit a countr…
    - 42 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • newMany feared dead in Nigeria mosque blasts
    At least two cars blow up outside central mosque in city of Kano as residents gathered for Friday prayers.
    - 42 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • newPope calls for Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State assault on Christians and other religions minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist…
    - 43 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:50pm -
  • newUS oil prices open $4.40 lower following OPEC meeting
    The price of oil fell to a new four-year low after OPEC said it would maintain production levels
    - 47 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:46pm -
  • newAustralia out of step with new climate momentum
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other natio…
    - 50 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:43pm -
  • newINSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism
    KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire r…
    - 54 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:39pm -
  • newOil plunge a panacea for much of world economy
    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, ...
    - 55 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:38pm -
  • newIsrael FM supports paying Arabs to leave
    Avigdor Lieberman says he favours providing economic incentives for Arab-Israelis to leave the country.
    - 55 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:38pm -
  • newA disappointing SAARC summit
    Rivalry between India and Pakistan overshadows meeting of South Asian country leaders.
    - 58 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 2:35pm -
  • newPope urges solidarity to stop aggressors in Syria and Iraq
    By Philip Pullella and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for an end to all forms of fundamentalism on Friday and said fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping Islamist militants…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:31pm -
  • newIt's beginning to look a lot like 2016 to GOP govs
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A half-dozen potential Republican presidential contenders spent last week peacocking through the sprawling, manicured grounds of a pink luxury resort, schmoozing with donors and sizing up the competition in the party's most…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:24pm -
  • newSecond act of Black Friday shopping in full swing
    Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season. The big question: How much the Thanksgiving shopping will hurt Black Friday, which is ...
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:22pm -
  • newBMW not interested in buying stake in Tesla - Wirtschaftswoche
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's BMW (BMWG.DE) is not interested in buying a stake in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors (TSLA.O), German weekly WirtschaftsWoche reported on Friday, citing a BMW statement. ...
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:20pm -
  • newTwo dead as Islamists and police clash in Cairo
    Two people were killed on Friday when Islamist protesters and police clashed in Cairo just hours after unidentified attackers shot dead a senior army officer in the Egyptian capital.
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • newAtalanta fans banned from away games for 3 months
    ROME (AP) — Fans of Serie A club Atalanta have been banned from traveling to away matches for three months in the first application of a new government anti-violence law for stadiums.
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:17pm -
  • newIntesa says Coutts international arm less valuable than whole group
    MILAN (Reuters) - Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP.MI) would definitely consider bidding for Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS.L) wealth management arm Coutts if the whole unit were put up for sale but is less interested ...
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:17pm -
  • newCroatia PM cancels Belgrade trip over freeing of war crimes suspect
    By Igor Ilic ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's prime minister said on Friday he had scrapped a planned trip to Serbia next month due to Belgrade's failure to distance itself from comments made by a Serbian ultra-nationalist recently freed from a U.N. war…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:09pm -
  • newNearly 600 migrants get temporary shelter on Crete
    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Nearly 600 migrants, mostly refugees from Syria, have been temporarily put up in a basketball arena in the southern Cretan town of Ierapetra, where they arrived in a crippled smuggling ship after more than a week at sea.
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:07pm -
  • newEyeing deadline, France to back Palestinian state if peace talks fail
    By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - France warned on Friday it would recognise a Palestinian state if a final international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict th…
    - 1 hour ago 28 Nov 14, 2:04pm -
  • newIndia economic growth slows to 5.3%, boosts rate cut hopes
    India's second-quarter growth figures beat consensus market forecasts that the economy would expand by 5.1 percent in the second quarter, the government said
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 2:02pm -
  • newGrowth slows less than feared, easing pressure for rate cut
    By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A slowdown in India's economy in the last quarter will increase calls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to step up reforms but was less severe than feared, giving the ...
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • newU.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. to crack down on police brutality
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States on Friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used only in life…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:55pm -
  • newBlack Friday Hit By Protests But Frenzy Goes On
    Protesters have interrupted Black Friday shopping in Missouri amid continued anger over a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The protests began on Thanksgiving ...
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:50pm -
  • newCop at center of Ferguson case to leave force
    The Missouri police officer who killed an unarmed black teen sparking months of protests in the city of Ferguson will never return to policing, his lawyer said.
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • newUS shoppers go in for the kill on 'Black Friday'
    A boy presses his face against the glass at the Toys'R'Us store at Times Square in New York, on November 27, 2014
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:35pm -
  • newTwo killed as Egypt police clash with Islamists  
    Two people were killed in clashes between Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in Cairo on Friday, security officials said.
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • newIslamic State On Pope's Mind In Turkey
    Pope Francis has arrived in Turkey where he is expected to condemn the violence being done in God's name by Islamic State in neighbouring Syria and Iraq.
    - 2 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:28pm -

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  • newBad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off
    Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:31am -
  • newSpace Rock Sheds Light on Mysterious Mineral on Earth
    A rock from space is giving scientists the first glimpse of a mineral long thought to be the most abundant mineral on Earth, but which researchers lacked a natural sample of until now. This discovery could shed light on the structure and dynamics of…
    - 20 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Sesame Street Muppets Counting Down to NASA Orion Launch
    Elmo, Cookie Monster and the other popular muppets from "Sesame Street" have joined forces with NASA to count down to the launch of the first Orion spacecraft, scheduled for Dec. 4. Beginning Tuesday (Nov. 25) and over the next ten days, NASA and "S…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space (Video)
    This Thursday (Nov. 27) will be full of feast, family and friends as people celebrate Thanksgiving — both on Earth and on the International Space Station (ISS). The orbiting lab's American astronauts — commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore and flight…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 12:08pm -
  • DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back
    DNA molecules attached to the outside of a rocket may be able survive a trip to suborbital space and back into the Earth's atmosphere at extremely high temperatures, according to a study.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 2:13am -
  • Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing
    Mike Snyder, lead engineer for the company Made In Space, which designed and built the 3D printer currently aboard the International Space Station, contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. At this moment, if the space…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:01pm -
  • Thanksgiving Nor'easter Seen from Space (Photos, Video)
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather satellites captured the beginning of the nor'easter that is expected to wreak havoc for Thanksgiving travelers today (Nov. 26) with rain and snow. The video shows another group of clouds…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:29pm -
  • Spaceflight Surprise! DNA Survives Short Trip on Outside of Rocket
    Samples of DNA squirted onto the exterior of a TEXUS-49 sounding rocket remained functional following a 13-minute low-orbit flight to space, the study's scientists report. "We were totally surprised…We never expected to recover so many intact and…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 7:06pm -
  • Supermassive Black Holes Even Heavier Than Thought
    The enormous black holes that lurk at the hearts of all galaxies are significantly bigger than astronomers had imagined, a new study suggests. Researchers have used a new method to measure the distance to the active spiral galaxy NGC 4151 — whose…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:09pm -
  • Find Uranus, Neptune in the Night Sky Now
    On clear nights, skywatchers should also be able to spot another distant planet, Neptune. If you want to see Uranus, study a good star map of where the planet is positioned first. Neptune is much too faint to be viewed with the unaided eye, and it i…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:48pm -
  • NASA Clears Orion Spacecraft for 1st Test Flight Next Week
    NASA's newest deep space capsule Orion, is getting ready for its first uncrewed test flight, launching next week. The space agency and Lockheed Martin — the company that manufactured Orion for NASA — have given the "go" to proceed with the capsu…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • Monster Sunspot May Unleash Powerful Solar Flares (Video)
    The largest sunspot to appear on Earth's nearest star in more than two decades is once again pointed at the planet, and it will likely kick-start solar storms, NASA scientists say. The massive sunspot, previously known as Active Region 12192, was tur…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • Thanksgiving in Zero-G: Space Station Astronauts Enjoy 'Traditional' Dishes
    Like most Americans back on the ground, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast: NASA food scientists have created zero-g versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes for this week's celebration. The Ame…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:19pm -
  • Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:32am -
  • How 3D Printing Could Aid Space Exploration
    A new era in human spaceflight and exploration has begun, advocates of 3D printing say. The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station produced its first part Monday (Nov. 24), manufacturing a piece of itself called an extruder plate. The h…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • Space Station's 3D Printer Makes 1st Part
    The International Space Station's 3D printer has produced its first part, ushering in what proponents hope will be a new age of off-Earth manufacturing.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • 90,000 Messages Will Be Beamed to Mars Friday
    Radio telescopes will beam tens of thousands of messages to Mars this Friday (Nov. 28) to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Red Planet exploration.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:05pm -
  • Saudi, Russia pre-OPEC talks yield no oil output cut
    By Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal VIENNA (Reuters) - Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • Spot Mars Shining Near Crescent Moon Tonight
    This evening, look low near the west-southwest horizon about an hour after sunset for a slender (14 percent illuminated) crescent moon. The Red Planet is now setting about 3.5 hours after sundown. The Red Planet is still bright enough to stand out p…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 4:52pm -
  • 'Ferrari of space' yields best ever map of ocean currents
    A satellite dubbed the "Ferrari of space" has yielded the most accurate model of ocean circulation yet, boosting understanding of the seas and a key impact of global warming, scientists said Tuesday.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 4:11pm -
  • 'Interstellar' Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?
    Wormholes are theoretical tunnels through the fabric of space-time that could potentially allow rapid travel between widely separated points — from one galaxy to another, for example, as depicted in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," which opened…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 2:46pm -
  • Cosmic Case of Missing Stars Baffles Scientists
    A massive population of stars is missing, and scientists are stumped as to where it could be. New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope challenge a previous theory for the apparent disappearance of a massive number of stars. Because some star…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:14pm -
  • NASA Unveils Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa Ever (Video)
    An incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter's moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite's amazing colors as they have never been seen before. The original photos of Europa were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter a…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • Life in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS Team
    With support from NASA, the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation(HI-SEAS) program launched in 2013 to study how astronauts might interact during long deployments in isolation from the rest of Earth, such as those required for a manned tri…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • Philae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past
    Benjamin Altshuler is on the classics faculty at the University of Oxford and is the current Classics Conclave fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents. Separated by two millennia, the Philae lander and the Philae obelisk illuminate t…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:53pm -
  • Cassini Spacecraft Sees Swirling Clouds on Saturn (Photo)
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this intimate snapshot of Saturn on Aug. 23 while flying about 1.1 million miles (1.7 million kilometers) from the ringed planet, though the space agency unveiled the image on Monday (Nov. 17) as an image feature.…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • Russian Soyuz Delivers Crew of 3 to International Space Station
    NASA astronaut Terry Virts, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov blasted off atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:01 p.m. EST (2101 GMT, 3:01 a.m. local time in…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:42am -
  • Multi-national crew reaches space station
    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule carryi…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:28am -
  • Italy's first female astronaut arrives at space station: NASA
    A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:51am -
  • Crew docks at International Space Station
    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhsta…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:38am -
  • Multi-national crew blasts off for space station
    By Irene Klotz A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule holding incoming…
    - 5 days ago 23 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • New Space Station Crew Launches Today: Watch Live
    A new three-person crew is launching to the International Space Station atop a Russian rocket today (Nov. 23), and you can watch the liftoff live online. NASA astronaut Terry Virts, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and cosmonau…
    - 5 days ago 23 Nov 14, 1:33pm -
  • Gemini Spacecraft Lands at Auction, Escapes Parking Ticket
    The 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) Gemini spacecraft, which was part of RR Auction's week-long space sale that ended on Thursday (Nov. 20), narrowly escaped officers giving it a ticket when it was parked in a loading zone outside the Boston auction house's…
    - 6 days ago 22 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • Planet 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…
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:07pm -
  • International 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…
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:50pm -
  • European 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.
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Antarctica'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…
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • Small 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…
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • Milky 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…
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:31pm -

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Entertainment

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  • newKahlo's home recreated in New York
    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.
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  • newShakespeare Folio 'left behind'
    A rare book of Shakespeare plays found in a French town was "left behind" when a school now based in Lancashire was expelled from the area, it claims.
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  • newFilm studio boss Yablans dies at 79
    Frank Yablans, who ran Hollywood's Paramount film studio in the 1970s, dies at the age of 79.
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Sports

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    LONDON (Reuters) - Sergio Aguero is one of the top five players in the world and the Manchester City striker has the potential to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. Aguero, who has scored 17 g…
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  • newChilean club punished for fans' racist behaviour
    (Reuters) - Chilean first division club O'Higgins have been ordered to play their next match behind closed doors after fans racially abused an opposing player, the Chilean football association said. The ruling came three weeks after the match between…
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