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Living Well

  • newDo heart patients fare better when doctors away?
    CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors joke that if you're going to have a heart attack, the safest place would be at a big national gathering of heart specialists. But a new study suggests some older hospitalized heart patients may fare better when these doctors…
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  • newActivity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness
    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers. Today’s devices count calories,…
    - 18 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 9:04am -
  • South Africa's Zuma says in 'perfect' health after post-election fatigue
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said he was in "perfect" condition after recovering from a bout of fatigue that left him hospitalised in June, playing down reports of health problems. Zuma, 72, has noticeably lost weight…
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  • Britain lifts bird flu restrictions on duck farm
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Sunday lifted restrictions on the movement of poultry in a six-mile (9.7-km) zone around a duck farm in northern England where the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu strain was found last month. The Department for Environm…
    - 2 days ago 21 Dec 14, 9:45am -
  • Unilever drops mayonnaise suit against Just Mayo maker
    (Reuters) - Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product. Unilever, famous for its mayonnaise brand Hellmann's, had fi…
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:37am -
  • European court rules obesity can be a disability
    LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff.
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  • EU court says obesity can be disability
    The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work.
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  • Armed groups recruit 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic – NGO
    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to 10,000 children have been recruited by armed groups during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite a U.N.-backed peacekeeping presence, the number rising sharply in the past two years, Sa…
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:53pm -
  • Instant noodles recalled as Taiwan food scare widens
    Taiwanese authorities on Thursday ordered a leading food company to recall two flavours of instant noodles over fears they contain a banned dye as the island's latest food scandal deepened.
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  • Shire considering bid for NPS Pharmaceuticals - Bloomberg
    (Reuters) - Dublin-based Shire Plc , whose proposed sale to AbbVie Inc fell apart in October, is considering an offer for U.S-based drug developer NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc , Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. NPS's shares ros…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:10pm -
  • Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.
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  • U.N. warns 1 million people could be hungry by March due to Ebola
    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on W…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:49pm -
  • Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan. Three chickens tested positive at the farm and all of the…
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  • Ex-Google employees launch app to make you smarter about health, fitness
    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple Inc iPhone and iPad launching on Monday, includes 10,000 que…
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  • EU food labels to help allergy sufferers
    New EU labelling rules taking effect Saturday require restaurants and other businesses to tell customers if their food could trigger allergies or raise other health concerns.
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  • No more drunken sailors: Canadian Navy bans drinking at sea
    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble. Sailor…
    - 10 days ago 13 Dec 14, 1:31am -
  • 'Creeping humanitarian crisis' in drought-hit Central America: UN
    A drawn-out drought in Central America has pushed some 2.5 million people in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador into food insecurity, the UN warned Friday.
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  • Teen girl still hooked to machines 1 year later
    A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain-dead Dec. 12.
    - 10 days ago 12 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • Award-winning Washington Post photographer dies of heart attack in Liberia
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday in Liberia where he was on assignment covering the Ebola outbreak, the newspaper said. The Post said du Cille, 58…
    - 11 days ago 12 Dec 14, 1:41am -
  • Food insecurity rising despite record cereal output
    World cereal output is expected to hit record highs this year but food insecurity is worsening across the globe thanks to Ebola and civil conflicts, the UN's food agency said Thursday.
    - 11 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:07pm -


Education & Learning

  • newTech that wants to get inside your head
    Can technology improve concentration?
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  • Pakistan arrests over school attack
    Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
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  • The hard side of China's soft power
    A BBC interview with the tough head of Hanban, the body charged with promoting Chinese culture and language, does little to dispel suspicions of political control, says John Sudworth.
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:19am -
  • May targets student visa 'abuse'
    Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 5:37pm -
  • Record 500,000 started university
    Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:17pm -

BBC Earth Videos

Cute Jumping Indri Lemurs - Madagascar - BBC
Cute Jumping Indri Lemurs - Madagascar - BBCLemurs are native only to Madagascar, and the indri is the biggest of them all. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBC .…
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Elephants Fight Over Water - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Elephants Fight Over Water - Nature's Great Events - BBCComing across a rare pool of water, the elephant heard knows that its stagnant. Luckily, they know a trick which will still allow them to take a well needed ...From:BBC EarthVie…
- 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 6:44pm -
Choosing Exciting Characters - Tiny Giants 3D
Choosing Exciting Characters - Tiny Giants 3DYou may think you are familiar with the chipmunks and mice seen in Tiny Giants 3D, but they are far from the ordinary creatures you may think they are. Micha...From:BBC EarthViews:3094…
- 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 4:51pm -
Flooding A Desert - Tiny Giants 3D
Flooding A Desert - Tiny Giants 3DWhat happens when a heavy downpour of rain hits the hard desert ground? Michael Gunton, writer and producer of Tiny Giants 3D, tells us how two inches of rai...From:BBC EarthViews:276381ratings…
- 2 days ago 21 Dec 14, 8:59am -

Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    You may be feeling nostalgic for older times -- but the present is where you're living your life! Pull yourself back by any means necessary. You are sure to be glad of it when you come back to life.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveSco…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    You're in a tough place intellectually -- you can see what's going on, but you can't for the life of you figure out what's causing it. Don't worry about that just now, as it should all make sense later.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Lov…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    Someone offers you some serious wisdom if you're ready to accept it. If not you're still in a really good place emotionally, so today should feel relaxed and comfortable in every way.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coup…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    You are unusually constricted today -- it may feel as if you need to avoid spending a penny. Try not to read too much into it, as it's likely to be a temporary fluctuation in your self-confidence.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScope…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    You aren't quite sure what's going on with colleagues or friends today -- they may be hiding something from you. The good news is that they're not plotting against you in a bad way.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    Your reputation is almost everything today -- so make sure that you're paying careful attention to what people are saying about you. It's not like you can police it, but you can influence it.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    You feel more acutely aware of something or someone who's making life difficult for you -- but it's easier to do something about it! You've got to make sure you're polite, though.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    Someone is in a good mood -- and they are likely able to help you out in a big way. Things may start to get a little crazy afterward, but it's all for the best and life is sweeter for it.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    A good friend or close coworker needs help from you -- but they may not be able to explain exactly what it is. Do your best to figure it out and then get to work. Earn that karma!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    Today is all about making a good impression -- so you should do what it takes to impress your people. Things are sure to get a little weirder once you acquire enough fans, but it's the good kind of weird.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's L…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    You could surprise yourself -- and those around you -- by hitting it off with someone new at work or at school. Follow it up wherever it leads, as you are sure to find a positive difference here.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for December 22, 2014
    Try to get your work group or family what it needs -- even if that means change that they aren't going to like at first. Things are sure to get better once you've shown them the light.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Cou…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • Flying car nears mass production liftoff
    The 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 wandered by his modest stall. The following…
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  • Mass produced flying cars are real … and closer than you might think
    As the announcer who introduced the Terrafugia Transition put it: 'Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of the most incredible things we've seen, ever, here at Oshkosh'
    - 23 days ago 29 Nov 14, 5:14pm -
  • The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived
    Peter Thiel is wrong. His famous comment on the...
    - 28 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:21pm -
  • The Flying Car Is (Almost) For Real
    Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg “Money Clip” Host Olivia Sterns reports on Terrafugia’s flying car. (Source: Bloomberg)
    - 29 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:36am -
  • The Flying Car Nears Liftoff, Finally
    The 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 ...
    - 29 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:00am -

Music

  • newJoe Cocker, raspy-voiced singer, dies at 70
    By Eric Kelsey (Reuters) - Joe Cocker, whose distinctive raspy voice and soulful musical renditions made him a favourite of his peers with hits like Beatles' cover "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," died on Monday. He w…
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  • newBritish singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily parodied by John Belushi on "Satur…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:37pm -
  • newTributes are raining in following the death of Joe Cocker
    Ringo Starr, Bette Midler, Steven Tyler and Boy George are among the many musicians paying tribute to the Sheffield singer.
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  • newSoul singer Joe Cocker dies at 70
    (Reuters) - Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning singer best known for his cover of the Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "You Are So Beautiful," died on Monday, his agent said. He was 70. The death was confirmed by Marshall…
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  • newMusic legend Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70
    People are paying tribute after the rock and blues legend Joe Cocker has passed away.
    - 6 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 8:27pm -
  • newDolly named 2014 best music moment
    Dolly Parton's performance at Glastonbury festival has been named the best pop music moment of 2014.
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  • newMadonna defends music leak comments
    Madonna has defended the extreme language she used in hitting out at the hackers who leaked her music online.
    - 11 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 3:36pm -
  • newDolly Parton at Glastonbury named best music moment of 2014
    Dolly Parton’s set at Glastonbury has been voted the best music moment of the year.
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  • newLady Gaga makes music with Nile Rodgers
    Lady Gaga and Nile Rodgers have been pictured working in the studio together.
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  • Elton John marries partner under new law
    LONDON (Reuters) - British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year. John, one of Britain's most prominent mus…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 6:06pm -
  • Rihanna is mobbed by fans in France
    Rihanna gave her French supporters a day to remember when she spent some time with them in Paris.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:23pm -
  • Rihanna mobbed by fans in France
    Rihanna found herself surrounded by fans as she had a shoot in Paris.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:25pm -
  • Beyonce And Jay Z Outbid On Beverly Hills Pad
    The billionaire creator of the computer game Minecraft has reportedly won a bidding war for a Beverly Hills mansion which Beyonce and Jay Z had their eyes on.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:24am -
  • NYC event marks winter solstice with music parades
    NEW YORK (AP) — Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:23am -
  • Madonna hits out at music leak
    Madonna has hit out at the leak of some of her new music - calling it a "form of terrorism".
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 10:00am -
  • How Bad Music Became a British Christmas Tradition
    In 1993, when I was 10 years old, one of the biggest stars in my native Britain was a Pepto Bismol-pink leviathan with yellow spots, a jaunty bow tie, and manic green eyes that shook from side to side like Cookie Monster on a HFCS binge. The creatur…
    - 6 days ago 17 Dec 14, 1:22pm -
  • Green Day, Reed, Starr into rock hall
    NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:54pm -
  • Starr, Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, the late rocker Lou Reed, punk group Green Day and singer Bill Withers are among the 2015 inductees named on Tuesday to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, rockers…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:55pm -
  • Ex-Eurythmics' singer wants video at gothic jail
    DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Local officials in west Louisiana say former Eurythmics singer and guitarist Dave Stewart plans to film a new music video early next year in their century-old Gothic Revival jail.
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:20pm -
  • Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial
    By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. The verdict was read…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:11pm -
  • Buku 2015 music fest lineup released
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the fourth annual Buku music festival in March.
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • Songwriter Van Etten digs herself out of the dark with music
    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Even when things don't go her way -- from on-stage technical glitches to complicated relationships -- American singer Sharon Van Etten remains cheerful. You might not guess that by listening to "I Love You But I'm L…
    - 7 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • Tencent, Sony strike China music distribution deal
    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has struck the latest in a string of music distribution deals, this time with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China's paid-for mus…
    - 7 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:04am -
  • Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars grab top spot in British music charts
    LONDON (Reuters) - English DJ Mark Ronson grabbed the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday with his new track "Uptown Funk" featuring U.S. singer Bruno Mars, the Official Charts Company said. The track was made for Ronson's fourth studio a…
    - 8 days ago 14 Dec 14, 7:41pm -
  • J. Cole: Still a Classic Album Away From Greatness
    While an impressive rapper and storyteller, J. Cole doesn’t quite fit the labels given to other hip-hop artists—the poignant and introspective, R&B-influenced Drake; the confident and aggressive street persona of Jay Z. In a genre littered with…
    - 8 days ago 14 Dec 14, 5:40pm -
  • Ciao! Stand-in mentor Tulisa can't stop Andrea Faustini getting the X Factor final chop
    With Mel B missing through illness, the Italian singer lost the first public vote of the two-day series finale.
    - 9 days ago 13 Dec 14, 11:46pm -
  • Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford
    LONDON (Reuters) - Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who…
    - 9 days ago 13 Dec 14, 5:17pm -
  • Soccer-Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford
    LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwrite…
    - 9 days ago 13 Dec 14, 5:11pm -
  • New Ailey dance pays tribute to civil rights icon
    NEW YORK (AP) — It would seem the timing could hardly be more apt for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's new civil rights-themed piece, "Odetta," a tribute to the late folk singer often referred to as the voice of the civil rights movement.
    - 10 days ago 12 Dec 14, 11:41pm -
  • 4m watch inaugural BBC Music Awards
    Nearly four million people watched the inaugural BBC Music Awards last night to see Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams take the top honours.
    - 10 days ago 12 Dec 14, 3:16pm -
  • Who won what at the BBC Music Awards?
    Pharrell, Ed Sheeran and Catfish and the Bottlemen all walked away with golden gongs.
    - 10 days ago 12 Dec 14, 2:59pm -
  • A Vibrant American Musical Career, far From America's Cultural Capitals
    In the early 1970s, a young singer-songwriter named Larry Groce was launching his career in the music business. He had grown up in Texas, moved to Los Angeles, started recording albums, and in 1976 had a Top Ten hit with the novelty song "Junk Food…
    - 11 days ago 12 Dec 14, 2:15pm -
  • Music producer Dupri's mansion in foreclosure
    ATLANTA (AP) — According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion.
    - 11 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Guilty plea in NY music festival drug death
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Thursday to a narcotics charge in a prosecution that arose after an overdose death at a New York City music festival.
    - 11 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:18pm -
  • See the celebs that scrubbed up well at the BBC Music Awards
    They really were dressed to impress.
    - 11 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:02pm -
  • Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is Spotify's most viral 2014 single
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The breakout hit "Take Me to Church" by the young Irish singer Hozier, which has been adopted as a protest song against anti-gay discrimination in Russia, was the most viral single on Spotify in 2014, the online mu…
    - 11 days ago 11 Dec 14, 6:05pm -
  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod
    Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I've been having on and off for 10 years: "I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device." This used to be a relative cinch: I'd put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and d…
    - 12 days ago 11 Dec 14, 12:31pm -
  • Dr Dre Revealed As World's Top Earning Musician
    US rap producer and Beats headphones co-founder Dr Dre was the highest earning musician of 2014, according to Forbes.
    - 12 days ago 10 Dec 14, 6:33pm -
  • Sam Smith tops MTV's 2014 best artist list
    NEW YORK (AP) — This year's breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV's best artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
    - 13 days ago 10 Dec 14, 1:40pm -
  • Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is top Spotify 2014 single
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The breakout hit "Take Me to Church" by the young Irish singer Hozier that has been adopted as a protest song against gay discrimination in Russia was the most streamed single on Spotify in 2014, the online music s…
    - 13 days ago 10 Dec 14, 12:21pm -

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Culture

  • newRenee Fleming to make Broadway debut in 'Living on Love'
    NEW YORK (AP) — Opera star Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring, playing — what else? — an opera star.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 7:47pm -
  • newActress Billie Whitelaw, 82, dies
    LONDON (AP) — British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades, has died in a London nursing home at age 82.
    - 10 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 4:41pm -
  • newWhy So Many Art Forgers Want to Get Caught
    If you were a criminal, enjoying the lucrative fruits of your illicit labors and wishing to continue them, in secret, for as long as possible, I would recommend against buying an enormous submarine, showcasing it at a public marina and in a New York…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 3:51pm -
  • The top films at the North American box office
    LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Dec. 19, led by "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. 1 (*) The Hobbi…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 5:50pm -
  • Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 3:36pm -
  • Rebel Wilson: I channelled Matt Lucas's accent
    Rebel Wilson took inspiration from Little Britain’s Matt Lucas for her accent in Night At The Museum: The Secret of the Tomb.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 2:11pm -
  • Rebel: I channelled Lucas' accent
    Rebel Wilson has revealed how Matt Lucas inspired her British accent in Night Of The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:08am -
  • New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center
    NEW YORK (AP) — C'est la vie, fashionistas. The city of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:04pm -
  • The Innovative Art of the Book-Preserving Underground
    Finely produced limited-edition books have long attracted niche followings among those who savor the look and feel of volumes in slipcases, but few are more devoted than the devotees of The Folio Society. For the estimated 100,000 members of the pub…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:00pm -
  • Freud's goal: Keep Chicago's Lyric Opera relevant
    CHICAGO (AP) — When Anthony Freud was 14, his favorite pastime was going to the opera in London and then, on the train ride home to Wimbledon where he lived with his parents, "dreaming about how I could do it better when I ran a company of my own…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 3:36pm -
  • Katniss Everdeen has arrived... at Madame Tussauds in London
    New waxwork figure of the Hunger Games character has been unveiled at the museum.
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:52pm -
  • $10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles' largest art heists.
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:53am -
  • Singer J. Cole ousts Taylor Swift from top of Billboard 200
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American hip hop artist J. Cole bumped pop singer Taylor Swift from the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 on Wednesday, pushing her into second place. Cole's "2014 Forest Hill Drive" album sold 354,000 full copies, 109,000 songs and…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:51pm -
  • Third 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance
    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye. As fate would have it, the sequel, entitled "Night at the Museum: Secret of the…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:38pm -
  • Verona's Arena to get $17.5 million restoration
    MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures.
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  • 'Shimmering' Cezanne to heat up art auction, Christie's says
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  • Arena de Verona será restaurada
    MILAN (AP) — La famosa Arena de Verona, un anfiteatro de los tiempos de los romanos y sede de uno de los festivales de ópera más famosos del mundo, recibirá el apoyo de una nueva iniciativa del gobierno italiano que da incentivos a los donadore…
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  • U.S. judge OKs Seattle artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit
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  • Sweet 'Night at the Museum' bids farewell to Robin Williams
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  • Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward
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  • Seven Critics' Circle nods for Turner biopic
    Mike Leigh’s biopic about British artist JMW Turner is up for seven gongs at the London Critics’ Circle Awards.
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  • German foundation seeks ruling on Jewish art claim
    BERLIN (AP) — A German foundation has asked an expert panel to rule whether its painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris was looted by the Nazis.
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  • Night At The Museum stars salute Robin Williams
    The stars of Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, paid tribute to their late co-star Robin Williams.
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  • Night At The Museum Pays Tribute To Williams
    Stars of the latest film in the Night At The Museum series have paid tribute to "kind and warm" Robin Williams, who makes one of his final appearances in the film.
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  • Museum stars salute Robin Williams
    The stars of Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, including Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens and Sir Ben Kingsley, paid tribute to their late co-star Robin Williams at the film's European premiere.
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  • Dan Stevens felt weighed down by his Night At The Museum role
    Dan Stevens got a bad back playing Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.
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  • Pre-Fall: Fashion's Lucrative, Imaginary Season
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  • Heavyweight role for actor Stevens
    Dan Stevens has revealed the biggest challenge of filming his role as Lancelot in Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb - the heavy armour gave him a bad back.
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  • Damon Albarn has postponed his Sydney concert
    Damon Albarn has postponed a gig at the Sydney Opera House in Australia over security fears.
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  • Museum displays rare portrait by Winslow Homer
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A rare oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer has been given as a gift to a Massachusetts museum.
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  • "Visitantes" explora el terror de lo conocido
    MEXICO (AP) — "Visitantes", la ópera prima del director mexicano Acán Coen, retrata el terror que puede producir lo que aparentemente es más familiar.
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  • Art with a bang - Portugal's VHILS blasts through barriers
    By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto, known by the tag name VHILS from his graffiti days, literally shakes the foundations when he explodes powder charges inserted into stucco facades, or drills and carves into brick…
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  • Sheeran and Pharrell win BBC gongs
    Chart-topping star Ed Sheeran was named British artist of the year at the BBC Music Awards tonight, to crown a year in which he has become one of the world's biggest pop acts.
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  • World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale art
    NEW YORK (AP) — The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 1,776-foot tower through a vast lobby dominated by a monumental abstract mural. The color-splashed, 90-by-15-foot painting is among…
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  • American Museum of Natural History plans addition
    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.
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  • Sam Smith is MTV's best artist of 2014
    Sam Smith has been rated ahead of global superstars as MTV US’s best artist of 2014.
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  • Baritone gets crash course for Wagner role
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a bare rehearsal room three floors underground at the Metropolitan Opera, Michael Volle was learning how to move around on a set that wasn't there.
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  • The Comic-Book Guys Quivering in Fear of Cosplay
    You wouldn't think that folks dressing up in Sailor Moon costumes would strike fear into grown adults. And yet, for many in the comics industry, cosplay—“costume play”— seems to produce unusual levels of anxiety and bile. As first reported i…
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  • Art transforms armory into reflective pool
    NEW YORK (AP) — A light, music and performance installation will transform a New York City armory into a reflective pool.
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  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
    A perfect way to enjoy a Christmas evening.
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    Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
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  • newQatar sponsorship deal for Goodwood
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  • newRate riggers face seven years jail
    Chancellor George Osborne confirms that the rigging of foreign exchange rates and other financial benchmarks will become a criminal offence.
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  • newTesco accounts face fresh inquiry
    The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the £250m mis-statement of its profits.
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  • newVIDEO: Nicaragua canal faces opposition
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  • newPlanned airport strike suspended
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  • newVIDEO: Airbus to deliver first A350 XWBs
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  • newFans voice anger at Rangers' AGM
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  • newWarning over Coats pension scheme
    The Pensions Regulator tells Guinness Peat Group it should pay more money into the pension scheme of the Coats textile company to pay off its deficit.
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  • newAUDIO: BBC editors take Mastermind challenge
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  • newHigher pay awards 'on the way'
    Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
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  • Germany wants more women in boardroom
    Germany's drive to promote more women in business
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  • City workers expect bigger bonuses
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  • VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?
    The Royal Mail signed up 19,000 seasonal workers this year to help out at Christmas. BBC News went to meet some of them.
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  • Gadget insurance complaints rise
    The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
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  • Digging for diversity in Botswana
    Botswana's plans to move away from a reliance on diamonds
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  • VIDEO: Beefing up Botswana's cattle farming
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  • The firm that tests the world's ships
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  • Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
    Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
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  • North Sea oil summit announced
    A plan for a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry is announced by Aberdeen City Council.
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  • Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson
    Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
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  • Tough at the top: 2014's troubled bosses
    The leading bosses who had a rotten 2014
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  • Plan to help over-50s get jobs
    Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
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  • Hereford Utd wound up over tax debt
    Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.
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  • Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas
    Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
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  • Power firms to get £1bn to stay open
    Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
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  • Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia
    The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
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  • Disabled 'missing out' on scheme
    Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
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  • Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice
    Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
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  • The people working on Christmas Day
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  • SPFL withholds Gers cash over EBTs
    The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.
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  • Unwrapping Africa's red tape
    Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa tells the BBC how to deal with red tape and stay on the right side of the law when doing business.
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  • Building the biggest baby food firm
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Industry News

  • newTripAdvisor fined $600,000 by Italian anti-trust
    MILAN (AP) — Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency.
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  • newTop bankers need to take cyber threat seriously - BoE
    By Matt Scuffham and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Top British bankers and other senior executives in the financial services industry are not taking the risk of cyber attacks seriously enough, financial policymakers at the Bank of England say…
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  • U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China was used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity f…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 2:36am -
  • California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 6:08pm -
  • British upstart banks get IT boost to take on big rivals
    By Matt Scuffham and Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - When Metro Bank prepared to launch in 2010 as the first new bank to appear on British high streets for over a century, its founders broke with convention by outsourcing the construction of its comp…
    - 2 days ago 21 Dec 14, 2:07pm -
  • 8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Found in Ancient Clay Pots
    Ancient people pressed olive oil as far back as 8,000 years ago in Israel, a new study finds. Researchers found residues of the Mediterranean-diet staple on ancient clay pots dating back to the 6th millennium B.C. "This is the earliest evidence of t…
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  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in Nor…
    - 3 days ago 20 Dec 14, 8:13am -
  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.
    - 3 days ago 20 Dec 14, 5:35am -
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose"…
    - 3 days ago 20 Dec 14, 4:58am -
  • Obama mocks absurd plot twist of cyberattack on Sony
    By Roberta Rampton and Eric Kelsey WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Faced with the most destructive cyberattack of a company on U.S. soil, President Barack Obama resorted to humour to explain an absurd plot that even Hollywood did not see coming. I…
    - 3 days ago 20 Dec 14, 4:04am -
  • Washington is limited in its response to N. Korea over Sony hack
    By Anna Yukhananov and James Pearson WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's threat of a "proportional" response to North Korea's hacking of Sony Pictures shows once more the limits of Washington's options as it seeks to rein in one of…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:54pm -
  • Antarctica Tourism Could Be Making Penguins Sick
    Antarctica remained largely untouched until roughly 200 years ago, and now, more than 10,000 people travel there every year. But tourists bring more than cameras. Scientists are warning that pathogens brought by visitors could threaten the continent…
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  • Risk modellers look to clarify cyber risk costs
    By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even as the Sony Corp cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy t…
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  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.
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  • Space Tourism Needs a Reality Check (Op-Ed)
    His latest book, just released, is "New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond" (Zenith Press, 2014). In October 2004, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne rocket plane won the $10 million X Prize by becoming the first privately funded human-ca…
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  • Amazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labour union Verdi said on Friday. Verdi also f…
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  • '4D Printing' Makes Shape-Shifting Structures
    Using a new technique known as 4D printing, researchers can print out dynamic 3D structures capable of changing their shapes over time. Today's 3D printing creates items from a wide variety of materials — plastic, ceramic, glass, metal, and even mo…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 3:37pm -
  • BlackBerry closes acquisition of Germany's Secusmart
    TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said Friday it has completed its acquisition of Secusmart, a privately held firm that specialises in voice and data encryption. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry agreed to buy the German maker of encryption and an…
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:12pm -
  • Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
    BEIJING (AP) — Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:44am -
  • Philips to light up Madrid with thrifty LEDs
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips will supply Madrid with 225,000 new lights, switching to an energy-efficient system that will cut the Spanish capital's lighting bill by more than 40 percent, the company said on Friday. The Dutch lighting and medical e…
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:33am -
  • Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also insp…
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  • Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road
    By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansi…
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  • Exclusive - Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android – sources
    By Alexei Oreskovic and Ben Klayman SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet witho…
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:09am -
  • Top four U.S. wireless carriers increase control of market, review finds
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top four U.S. mobile carriers expanded their control of the U.S. wireless market last year, a federal government report said on Thursday, once again finding the industry is highly concentrated as a result of continuing cons…
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:54am -
  • Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:08am -
  • Canada unveils major wireless spectrum plan
    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government unveiled a major update to its wireless airwave policy on Thursday, as it seeks to lower cellphone bills and bolster its coffers ahead of a federal election next year. The plan for making…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 8:30pm -
  • SpaceX postpones launch after rocket 'issues'
    SpaceX on Thursday postponed the planned launch later this week of its unmanned Dragon cargo ship after unspecified "issues" arose during a launchpad test, the company said in a statement.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:24pm -
  • Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever
    The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed ...
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 6:46pm -
  • Ancient Farmhouse Found in Israel Reveals Agricultural Secrets
    Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, in central Israel. Archaeologists found the farmhouse during an excavation that the government required be done before construction could begin to enl…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 3:09pm -
  • EU markets watchdog says crowdfunding needs regulating
    By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - New European Union rules are needed to supervise crowdfunding and protect investors who face significant risks from the evolving sector, the bloc's markets watchdog said on Thursday. Crowdfunding, often hosted on onli…
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:53pm -
  • IBM says cloud business enjoying 'breakthrough year'
    (This Dec.17th story has been refiled to correct capitalisation of VMware) LONDON (Reuters) - IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, afte…
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 9:18am -
  • Google looks to head off U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android
    By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from Eur…
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 8:02am -
  • Sony cancels North Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers
    By Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its…
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:36am -
  • Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:28am -
  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats
    NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the…
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:25am -
  • SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • Leaked Sony emails show Loeb influence on studio execs
    By Ritsuko Ando and Svea Herbst-Bayliss TOKYO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Sony Corp movie executives kept up a dialogue with hedge fund titan Daniel Loeb, even after rebuffing the billionaire investor's proposal to sell up to one-fifth of the studio's entert…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:26pm -
  • Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:13pm -
  • Amazon workers in Germany extend strike
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer promised it would be able to deliver Christmas orders on time. Labour union Verdi l…
    - 6 days ago 17 Dec 14, 2:03pm -

Technology

  • newNorth Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
    North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House ...
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  • newIt's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season
    NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block.
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:30am -
  • newInternet outage seen in North Korea amid U.S. hacking dispute
    By Lesley Wroughton and Megha Rajagopalan WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony pictures, itself experienced Internet outages on Monday, a U.S. company that monit…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 11:35pm -
  • newIt's down to the wire for online shopping
    ATLANTA (AP) — As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late orders from shoppers caused d…
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  • newAs dust clears, what's next for Sony?
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony eventually release "The Inte…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 9:40pm -
  • newTelefonica adds fibre optic contracts as regulator mulls action
    MADRID (Reuters) - Telefonica retained its grip on Spain's lucrative fibre optic market in October, data showed on Monday, days after the Spanish regulator warned it could force the former telephone monopoly to open up its next-generation network to…
    - 10 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 5:10pm -
  • newUber business model faces legal scrutiny in Taiwan, Chinese mega city
    By Michael Gold and Adam Jourdan TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc is under fire in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city Chongqing over concerns that it and its drivers are not appropriately licensed, adding to a string of offic…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:19am -
  • newUS mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war,…
    - 23 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 4:09am -
  • newChina tells U.S. opposes all forms of cyber attacks, 'terrorism'
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China opposes all forms of cyberattacks and cyber "terrorism", the country's foreign minister told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday. Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks in a telephone call with Kerry on Sunday n…
    - 24 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 3:22am -
  • U.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China was used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecurity f…
    - 1 day ago 22 Dec 14, 2:36am -
  • California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 6:08pm -
  • Deutsche Telekom eyes sale of online assets to Axel Springer - media
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is in talks to sell its Internet portal T-Online and online marketer Interactive Media to publisher Axel Springer, German media reported at the weekend. Talks to sell T-Online are at an early stage, and Deutsch…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • Obama says Sony hack not an act of war
    By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiralling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 5:54pm -
  • North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang…
    - 2 days ago 21 Dec 14, 12:40am -
  • North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion
    By Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident wit…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 11:32pm -
  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive email…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 11:09pm -
  • 'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014
    The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 8:27pm -
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 4:33pm -
  • Deutsche Telekom in talks to sell T-Online to Axel Springer - magazine
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is in preliminary talks to sell its Internet portal T-Online to publisher Axel Springer, German weekly Wirtschafts Woche reported on Saturday, citing company sources. That would combine Germany's No.1 and No.3…
    - 3 days ago 20 Dec 14, 10:39am -
  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.
    - 3 days ago 20 Dec 14, 5:35am -
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose"…
    - 3 days ago 20 Dec 14, 4:58am -
  • 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.
    - 3 days ago 20 Dec 14, 12:25am -
  • Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack
    By Steve Holland and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he desc…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:54pm -
  • Antarctica Tourism Could Be Making Penguins Sick
    Antarctica remained largely untouched until roughly 200 years ago, and now, more than 10,000 people travel there every year. But tourists bring more than cameras. Scientists are warning that pathogens brought by visitors could threaten the continent…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:44pm -
  • Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards
    (Reuters) - Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October. An investigation by external data security experts showed that criminals deployed malware to some…
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  • newGambia arrests three men for homosexuality
    Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has faced global condemnation over his nation's human rights record and an anti-gay law.
    - 1 hour ago 23 Dec 14, 1:47am -
  • newDestinations for 2015: Milan, Cuba, Queens and more
    NEW YORK (AP) — See Cuba before it changes. Check out the Expo in Milan. And if you're heading to New York City to see the view from 1 World Trade Center's observatory (scheduled to open late spring), take the subway to Queens and see if you can f…
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  • newValles Caldera looks to future as national park
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico.
    - 1 hour ago 23 Dec 14, 1:31am -
  • newU.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy artificially inseminate wife
    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States helped a Cuban spy imprisoned in California artificially inseminate his wife back in Cuba, a goodwill gesture while Washington and Havana were engaged in secret talks on restoring diplomatic ties…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 1:00am -
  • newPope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:59am -
  • newU.S. rights groups want special prosecutor to probe CIA tactics
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. civil rights groups on Monday called on the U.S. Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the CIA's use of torture and other extreme measures during interrogations. The American Civil Liberties Un…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:58am -
  • newGold near three-week low on robust equities, dollar
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold struggled to get past overnight losses, trading near its lowest in three weeks on Tuesday, as a slump in oil prices and strength in global equities and the dollar hurt the metal's ...
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:56am -
  • newArgentina court grants orangutan basic rights
    Ape's lawyer says ruling that animal entitled to some rights enjoyed by humans could pave the way for greater freedom.
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:41am -
  • newMarathon bombing suspect's lawyers invoke McVeigh
    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seeking to have his trial moved out of Massachusetts again drew parallels Monday between the media coverage of their client's case to the coverage received by Oklahoma Cit…
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:35am -
  • newIt's down to the wire for online shopping
    As the holiday shopping season winds down, FedEx, UPS and online retailers are using the last few days to try to avoid the problems that occurred last year when severe winter weather and a surge in late ...
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  • newIt's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season
    This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block. International online payment services like AliPay and PayPal are trying to ...
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:30am -
  • newInvestors expect higher stocks in 2015, but also turbulence
    Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015. A strong U.S. economy helped propel the stock market higher in 2014, continuing a ...
    - 2 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:30am -
  • newWife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby
    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now.
    - 3 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:21am -
  • newGreek PM faces test in second parliament ballot for president
    By Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers vote in the second round of a presidential ballot on Tuesday that could take the country closer to snap general elections and derail talks to end its international bailout accord. Prime Minister A…
    - 3 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:14am -
  • newSex slavery pushes Iraq IS victims to suicide: Amnesty
    Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
    - 3 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:11am -
  • newMedellin's Christmas lights dazzle in Colombia
    MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — Medellin for Christmas vacation? Si, si!
    - 3 hours ago 23 Dec 14, 12:05am -
  • newDozens killed in Nigeria bomb blasts
    At least 27 killed and 60 wounded in bomb attacks at a market and bus station in northeast Nigeria.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 11:57pm -
  • newPope makes scathing attack on Vatican 'ills'
    Catholic leader tells stony-faced cardinals, bishops and priests of church's "15 ailments" in unusual address.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 11:55pm -
  • newTen injured in van attack on French Christmas market
    A driver ploughed into a Christmas market in western France Monday, injuring 10 people before stabbing himself, a day after a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" ran down pedestrians in another French city.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 11:34pm -
  • newComing soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum
    U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation. Relaxed limits on ...
    - 3 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 11:30pm -
  • newU.S. FCC pauses Comcast-Time Warner merger review until January 12
    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday once again paused its review of the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, citing ...
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 11:14pm -
  • newUS fines Israeli bank $270 mn in tax evasion case
    Israel's Bank Leumi Group has admitted to helping US taxpayers hide assets and agreed to pay a $270 million fine to settle a criminal probe, the Department of Justice announced Monday.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 11:11pm -
  • newTelstra buys Asian telecom provider Pacnet
    Telstra's chief executive David Thodey in Melbourne on August 11, 2011
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 11:09pm -
  • newBMW expands Takata air bag recall to nationwide U.S
    DETROIT (Reuters) - BMW (BMWG.DE) on Monday said it has expanded a U.S. regional recall for certain vehicles with driver-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp (7312.T) to cover the entire country, ...
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:55pm -
  • newCuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives
    Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming ...
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:52pm -
  • newUS stocks push to record highs, continuing a rally
    The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at record highs Monday as the market delivered its fourth gain in as many trading days. Pharmaceutical and technology stocks ...
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:39pm -
  • newTop business stories of 2014: US grows, world slows
    This year showed how sheltered the U.S. economy is from geopolitical and health crises around the world. The global economy sputtered, but the U.S. powered ahead. Employers are finally hiring enough to ...
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:39pm -
  • newEmbattled New York mayor calls for end to protests
    Embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to put aside politics and protests Monday to mourn two murdered police officers as he sought to fend off furious criticism of his conduct.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:38pm -
  • newN Korea boycotts UN meeting on its 'abuses'
    Ongoing discussion at UN Security Council on human rights situation may set in motion action against leader Kim Jong-un.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:36pm -
  • newTemperature rising faster in Finland than anywhere else
    Temperatures in Finland rose almost twice as fast as in the rest of the world over the past 166 years, meteorologists said Monday, supporting claims global warming hits higher altitudes hardest.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:35pm -
  • newAlstom to pay record $772 million to settle bribery charges with U.S.
    By Sarah N. Lynch and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The French power and transportation company Alstom will pay a record $772.3 million (495 million pounds) fine and plead guilty to settle U.S. criminal ...
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:33pm -
  • newDozens injured in 3 separate attacks in France
    PARIS (AP) — French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the violent acts were connected by any terrorist motive.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:30pm -
  • newBergdahl investigation report goes to senior Army commander
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now rests with a top U.S. general in North Carolina who will decide if the soldier should be charged with desertion after he left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban.
    - 5 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:15pm -
  • newWHO gets green light to deliver medicine to Aleppo, other areas
    Damascus has agreed to allow deliveries of desperately needed medical supplies to opposition-held parts of Aleppo and two other hard-to-reach areas, the World Health Organization said Monday.
    - 5 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:14pm -
  • newFrench power company to pay $772M to US in bribery case
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million to resolve allegations that it bribed high-ranking foreign government officials for lucrative projects, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday.
    - 5 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 10:09pm -

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Space Exploration

  • newMeteor Radar? Solar Wind Could Help Predict Impacts
    Space rocks barreling toward Earth could potentially be discovered by detecting changes in streams of plasma and particles known as solar wind, new research suggests. The findings could help identify smaller near-Earth objects — like the Chelyabins…
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  • ISS crew gets new ratchet -- over email
    There may be no corner hardware store at the International Space Station, but that doesn't mean the astronauts can't get what they need.
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 6:41pm -
  • Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare
    The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, one of the most powerful types of flares possible, and was captured on camera by NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare triggered a strong radio blackout for parts of Earth as it…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 5:04pm -
  • World View Captures Spectacular Sunrise with High-Altitude Balloon (Video)
    World View Enterprises wants to send space tourists into the stratosphere — not with the jolt of a rocket, but, gently, with a balloon. World View launched its first unmanned test flight in June, using a scaled down version of its high-altitude b…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 3:57pm -
  • SpaceX's Next Launch to Space Station Delayed Until New Year
    The private spaceflight company SpaceX won't be flying its next delivery mission to the International Space Station until early 2015. SpaceX was originally expected to launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship to the station…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 3:56pm -
  • Welcome Home, Orion! NASA Space Capsule Back in Florida After Test Flight
    NASA's first Orion space capsule — which made its spaceflight debut at the beginning of this month — has returned to Florida after more than a week in transit. The capsule, designed to bring humans farther into space than ever before, flew to sp…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 3:56pm -
  • NASA Satellite's 1st CO2 Maps of Earth Revealed
    This past summer, NASA launched its first satellite devoted to measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that is driving global warming. Today (Dec. 18), scientists with the space agency unveiled the first carbon maps obtained by the…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:33pm -
  • Private Moon-Drilling Mission Raises Over $1 Million via Crowdfunding
    An ambitious private space exploration project that aims to land a moon-drilling probe on the lunar surface by 2024 now has the money it needs, thanks to a crowdfunding effort that raised more than $1 million for the mission. The novel Lunar Mission…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:18pm -
  • Curiosity Rover's Critics are Missing the Point (Op-Ed)
    Marc Kaufman has written about science and international affairs for more than three decades, primarily for The Washington Postand The Philadelphia Inquirer.Kaufman's latest book is "Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission" (National Geographic,…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:22pm -
  • Space Tourism Needs a Reality Check (Op-Ed)
    His latest book, just released, is "New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond" (Zenith Press, 2014). In October 2004, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne rocket plane won the $10 million X Prize by becoming the first privately funded human-ca…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:21pm -
  • America's First One-Year Space Voyage Has Astronaut Excited
    A NASA astronaut is getting ready to be the first American to spend a continuous year in space, and he is excited. NASA's Scott Kelly will perform experiments to help the space agency learn more about how space changes the human body after he launch…
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:52pm -
  • We would only get three days warning of where a big asteroid would hit
    European Space Agency tests predict the effects of an asteroid 120 feet across with the explosive power of a hydrogen bomb.
    - 4 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:31am -
  • Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
    US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work of helping a future trip to Mars.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 10:48pm -
  • Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough
    The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft's rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said Thursday.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 9:45pm -
  • Daring Philae Comet Landing Named Top Breakthrough of 2014
    The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science. The European Space Agency's comet-studying Rosetta mission is telling scientists more about the…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 8:35pm -
  • NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 8:18pm -
  • 2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 5:48pm -
  • NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds 1st Alien Planet of New Mission
    NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again. "Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kepler has been reborn and is continuing to make discoveries," study lead author Andrew Vanderburg, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrop…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:57pm -
  • Highlights - Putin says Russian economy will rebound, wants political solution in Ukraine
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are extracts of the news conference: UKRAINE "We assume the crisis should be solved, the sooner the better." "It should be solved throu…
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:57pm -
  • Highlights - Putin says economy to rebound, wants end to Ukraine crisis
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are some of his comments. UKRAINE "We think the crisis should be solved, the sooner the better." "It should be solved through political…
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:57pm -
  • Arctic Is Heating Up Twice as Quickly as Rest of World
    Bad news for polar bears: The Arctic is still warming at twice the pace of the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:52am -
  • German named next head of European Space Agency
    Johann-Dietrich Woerner, head of German aerospace giant DLR, is to succeed Frenchman Jean-Jacques Dordain as next director-general of the European Space Agency, ESA announced on Thursday.
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:32am -
  • India launches biggest ever rocket into space
    India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme.
    - 5 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:47am -
  • NASA Holds Off on Asteroid-Capture Mission Decision Until Early 2015
    What will NASA's bold plan to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the moon look like? Space agency officials should decide on the final mission plan by early 2015, according to NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot. Space agen…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:26pm -
  • European Comet Lander May Wake Up from Space Slumber
    Philae, part of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, went into hibernation in mid-November, a few days after executing a dramatic and historic touchdown on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — the first-ever soft landing on one…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:25pm -
  • Eight-year Venus probe ends after it runs out of fuel
    The space probe that spent eight years carrying out a detailed analysis of Venus is out of fuel and will float to a fiery demise in the planet's toxic atmosphere, the European Space Agency has announced.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:00pm -
  • SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • Holiday Lights From Space: Satellite Sees Cities Brighten (Photos)
    City lights across the United States blaze 20 to 50 percent more brightly in December than they do the rest of the year, and some cities in the Middle East brighten by more than 50 percent during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, researchers said. "…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:19pm -
  • Blue Stars Sparkle in Spectacular Deep Space Star Cluster (Video, Photos)
    The blue stars are younger and hotter, while the red stars are cooler. Examining the Messier 47 star cluster using spectroscopy reveals that the red stars have short lives and are further along in their lifespans than the blue stars, which aren't qu…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:19pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Finds Life's Building Blocks on Mars
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found organic chemicals — the carbon-containing building blocks of life — on the Red Planet. "This is really a great moment for the mission," Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger, of the California Institu…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:18pm -
  • Europe's Venus probe set for fiery demise
    BERLIN (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:13pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water
    NASA's Curiosity rover is continuing to help scientists piece together the mystery of how Mars lost its surface water over the course of billions of years.
    - 6 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:23pm -
  • How Space Station Tech Is Helping the Fight Against Cancer
    One of the tools used in the fight against cancer is, quite literally, out of this world. When the Soviet Union launched Salyut 1, the first space station, into orbit in the 1970s, humans began spending more and more time in extremely low-gravity en…
    - 6 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • Voyager 1 Rides 'Tsunami Wave' in Interstellar Space
    It turns out that sailing through interstellar space isn't so peaceful. NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft — the only object made by humans to reach interstellar space — might still be caught what scientists have described as a cosmic "tsunami wave," a…
    - 6 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • Greenland's Ice-Melt Models May Be Too Sunny
    The vast ice sheet covering Greenland could melt more quickly in the future than existing models predict, new research suggests. Scientists looked at satellite data collected by NASA's ICESat spacecraft and Operation IceBridge and plotted the elevat…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:30pm -
  • Glaciers on Mars Likely Helped Carve Red Planet's 'Grand Canyon'
    Signs of acid-rock interactions in Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars, suggest that glaciers in the planet's past may have been responsible for carving at least some of the extensive network when the planet was more severely tipped. While ot…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:34pm -
  • Want to Name a Crater on Mercury? Now's Your Chance
    A NASA team has invited the public to name five impact craters on the surface of Mercury, but you'll have to win a contest to nab the otherworldly naming rights. The contest, launched by the outreach arm of NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury, calls…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:34pm -
  • California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA
    California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from its three-year drought, the US space agency said Tuesday after studying water resources by using satellite data.
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:08pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Finds Methane on Mars: What It Could Mean for Life
    NASA's Curiosity rover has recently made a surprising find on Mars that could help scientists get one step closer to figuring out if the Red Planet has ever supported life. The lack of methane measured earlier by Curiosity was disappointing for many…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:34pm -

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