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Living Well

  • newMost 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…
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  • 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…
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  • Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could la…
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  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits
    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early u…
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  • UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound
    South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.
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  • U.S.-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at U.N. Palestinian mission
    By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered three U.S.-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family's rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in hi…
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  • Britain confirms bird flu on northern England farm is H5N8 strain
    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain's farm ministry confirmed on Tuesday. The Depa…
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  • Bats may hold henipavirus threat for W Africa: study
    A family of lethal viruses that has leapt from bats to humans in Australia and Asia may also pose a threat in West Africa, where bats are butchered for meat, scientists reported Tuesday.
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  • Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin
    CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evide…
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  • FDA approves Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.
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  • Fast food targeting black kids in US
    Fast-food restaurants in the United States are "disproportionately" targeting black children and kids in middle-income and rural areas, according to a newly published study.
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  • UN, aid groups step up pressure on G20 over Ebola
    The United Nations Saturday called on G20 leaders to intensify their response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, warning of a major food crisis if they fail to act.
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Education & Learning

  • newSearch for teachers 'may go abroad'
    A continuing teacher recruitment shortage may prompt schools to look abroad for new teachers, experts say.
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  • newSchool apologises over gay Bible row
    A Belfast school has apologised after complaints were made about a worksheet on religious views on homosexuality.
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  • newTeacher who banned banter leaves job
    A teacher who banned the word banter in classes leaves his job after saying "speaking up" came with a "hefty cost".
    - 14 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:24am -
  • newInspections prompt RE review call
    Ministers are urged to review religious education in England's primaries amid claims some faith schools are not teaching pupils about a broad range of faiths.
    - 15 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:32am -
  • newWeak academies under 'close watch'
    Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.
    - 23 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 2:33am -

BBC Earth Videos

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…
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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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Just how smart are dolphins? - Inside the Animal Mind - BBC
Just how smart are dolphins? - Inside the Animal Mind - BBCJust how smart are dolphins? Can they understand their own reflection? Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth B...From:BBC Earth…
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Nursing Skew the Eland Calf Back to Health - Vet Safari - BBC
Nursing Skew the Eland Calf Back to Health - Vet Safari - BBCSkew the eland calf has made great progress and his fractured leg has healed. But the little bundle of energy isn't quite out of the woods yet. Subscribe to ...From:BBC Earth…
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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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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,…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • 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…
    - 10 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 3:41pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 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…
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  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived - Business Insider
    BloombergThe Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally ArrivedBusiness InsiderCritics say flying cars are unlikely to be both great airplanes and great automobiles. But that misses the point, says Dietrich, who explains the Transition is intended to exp…
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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…
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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,…
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  • 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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.
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 10 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 3:52pm -
  • newSwiss 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.
    - 10 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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
    The paintings of fanatical late medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch were popular for their little nightmare details: a man playing a flute made out of his own nose, or a bird-monster devouring sinners and pooping them into the gaping maw of a pit. King…
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:43pm -
  • Swiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector
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  • Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
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  • 1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
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    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • One Direction wins artist of the year at AMAs
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  • Adams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging
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  • John Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland
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  • Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.
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  • Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record
    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer.
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:07pm -
  • Presentan ópera en español en Los Angeles
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  • Why Is the Smithsonian Standing Behind Bill Cosby?
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  • German art collector's cousin claims inheritance
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  • Hitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale
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  • Met Opera ends season with $22 million deficit
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget.
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch $100M
    LONDON (AP) — Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • Director Peter Sellars - shocking again in new Adams opera
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  • Cosby: Reporters Asking About Assault Allegations Lack 'Integrity'
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  • O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
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  • newBear back in Chernobyl after century
    Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.
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  • newNZ murderer deported from Brazil
    A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil has been deported to his home country.
    - 36 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 1:16am -
  • newFans pay Twitter tributes to Hughes
    Cricket fans and players from around the world pay their tributes to Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who died aged 25.
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  • newCameron to outline immigration plans
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  • newVIDEO: Opec keeps oil output at current rate
    Oil exporting nations agreed to keep pumping oil at its current levels - a move that sparked new falls in the price of oil. What will be the effect in Asia?
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  • newAbbott 'holding up' after Hughes death
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    - 59 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 12:53am -
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    When a sand dune in Tunisia threatened to swallow up Mos Espa - the childhood home of Darth Vader - Star Wars fans teamed up with tourist chiefs to take action.
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  • newSearch for teachers 'may go abroad'
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  • newSocial media told to simplify terms
    A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
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    Too few toddlers and young children are having the seasonal flu vaccine, the chief medical officer for England warns.
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  • newMigrant benefits ban and Plebgate cost - front pages
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  • newTottenham Hotspur 1-0 Partizan Belgrade
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  • newMan injured in west Belfast shooting
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  • new'Weeping' Australia mourns Hughes
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    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • newWhy a sportsman's death hits so hard
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    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:50pm -
  • newCraig Whyte held at Heathrow Airport
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    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:38pm -
  • newRegistration plate sells for £500K
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  • newExplosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens'
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    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:03pm -
  • newVIDEO: Bristol gang guilty of child sex crimes
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    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 8:57pm -
  • newSuspended Tesco exec leaves company
    The BBC has learned one of the Tesco executives suspended by the company over the £260m profit misstatement has left the company.
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 8:55pm -
  • newHunted man held over double murder
    A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a couple whose bodies were found at their village home.
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 8:46pm -
  • newVIDEO: Most shop chicken contaminated
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    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:11pm -
  • newBody parts killer guilty of murder
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    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:55pm -
  • newMitchell called PCs plebs, judge says
    A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.
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  • newVIDEO: Care home boss guilty of sex charges
    A man who ran children's homes in north Wales is found guilty of sexually assaulting youngsters in a campaign of abuse spanning decades.
    - 8 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • newRail and bus fares could increase
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    - 8 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:10pm -
  • newDouble points scrapped next season
    Formula 1 bosses agree to ditch the controversial double points scheme for next season.
    - 8 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:07pm -
  • newCare home boss guilty of sex charges
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    - 8 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:52pm -
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  • newInjury could force O'Sullivan out
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  • newVIDEO: Hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane
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    - 9 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:15pm -
  • newWoman wins £337m in divorce case
    The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • newUK swells list of banned websites
    The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:10pm -
  • newScotland 'should set income tax'
    Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • newTensions ease in protest-hit Ferguson
    A level of calm returns to the streets of Ferguson after two nights of unrest, although dozens of protesters have been arrested in California.
    - 9 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:59pm -
  • newHow much will the chancellor give the NHS?
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  • newCrime author PD James dies aged 94
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    - 9 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:36pm -
  • newUS race relations: Six statistics
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  • newUkraine in anti-corruption pledge
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  • newEU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google
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    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • US proposes stricter ozone limits
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  • Net-a-porter founder could bag more than 100 million euros in 2015
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  • China to push growth of outsourcing industry
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  • Baghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control
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    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 11:09am -
  • Sao Paulo drought issue for global concern
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    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:31am -
  • U.N. committee spotlights 'highly intrusive' digital spying
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  • HP earnings show continued struggle
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    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • US top court to review power plant emissions rules
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    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • Conservationists sue over federal coal program
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program in decades and consider how burning the fuel contributes to climate change.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • In first, Ontario may regulate bee-killing pesticides
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    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 8:44pm -
  • How much do you know about how the Internet works?
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    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -
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    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:04am -
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    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:12pm -
  • ASML sees sales at 10 billion euros in 2020 if Moore's Law slows
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    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • BT lines up O2 and EE in quest for British telecoms supremacy
    By Paul Sandle and Julien Toyer LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Britain's BT Group has been approached by O2 owner Telefonica and the parents of O2's bigger rival EE to discuss competing multibillion-pound deals to create a powerhouse in fixed-line broadb…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:38pm -
  • Electric Vehicle Fleet Gives California Green Energy Boost
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    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 2:05pm -
  • Does bad behavior really hurt business?
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    - 4 days ago 23 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
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    - 5 days ago 23 Nov 14, 6:16am -
  • New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers
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    - 5 days ago 23 Nov 14, 5:42am -
  • Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed
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    - 5 days ago 23 Nov 14, 5:17am -
  • Hackers Target Medical Records as Electronic Data Becomes Less Lucrative
    Cyber security has recently become a major concern for large companies, governments and individuals in line with the rising number of hacking attacks and the leakage of large amounts of data.
    - 6 days ago 22 Nov 14, 8:04am -
  • Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
    - 6 days ago 22 Nov 14, 12:29am -
  • European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
    By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possibl…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • European Parliament proposing Internet search-service unbundling
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    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
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    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Soitec, a back-up bet if Moore's Law progression takes a detour
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  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Ineos in $1bn bid to become UK's biggest fracking firm
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Car Ownership Ditched as Flexible Travel Tech Upstarts like Uber and Blacklane Reshape the Industry
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    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
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    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
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    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:48am -
  • Jack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
    WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including Engl…
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
    LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study. Researchers in Switzerland studied ba…
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:09am -

Technology

  • newRidesharing 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…
    - 14 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:05pm -
  • newInternet-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…
    - 15 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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 ...
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -
  • Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that
    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from a…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • Telecom Italia buy of Metroweb would face conditions - AGCM
    ROME (Reuters) - Telecom Italia's planned acquisition of fibre-optic network operator Metroweb would be possible under very stringent conditions, Italy's competition watchdog AGCM said on Tuesday. The former phone monopoly, which owns Italy's larges…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 6:28pm -

Reviews

  • newThe 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…
    - 12 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • newHow 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.
    - 13 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • newRidesharing 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…
    - 14 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:07pm -
  • newAT&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.>
    - 16 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:41am -
  • newPrime 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.
    - 21 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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.>
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • Colligo Exchange challenges the mobile collaboration market
    Colligo builds on their mobile collaboration app experience with the launch of Colligo Exchange.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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 ...
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:20pm -
  • US top court to review power plant emissions rules
    The US Supreme Court said on Tuesday it will review national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • Conservationists sue over federal coal program
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program in decades and consider how burning the fuel contributes to climate change.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • OmniFocus for Mac review
    Personal task management
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 9:36pm -
  • Audacity for Mac review
    Audio editor/recorder with effects, mixing, & unlimited undo
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • New Words With Friends review
    World's Most Popular Mobile Word Game
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:55pm -
  • Paper by FiftyThree review
    Were proud to be a (PRODUCT)RED App Store partner Between Nov 24 and Dec 7, all proceeds from the Essentials Kit will go to (RED)s fight against
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:46pm -

The Daily Mash

World News

  • newArgentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion
    Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts. The head of the country's AFIP tax agency, Ricardo ...
    - 33 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 1:19am -
  • newEarly-bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving
    Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition. In the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois, the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store was full roughly 30 minutes ...
    - 36 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 1:16am -
  • newScott shoots 66 to move up at Australian Open
    SYDNEY (AP) — Adam Scott shot a 5-under 66 Friday to move from a shaky position of possibly not making the cut to be back in contention at the Australian Open.
    - 36 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 1:16am -
  • newCalm comes to troubled Ferguson; protests dwindle in other U.S. cities
    By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a wh…
    - 43 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 1:09am -
  • newFull holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for thei…
    - 45 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 1:07am -

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Space Exploration

  • 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…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • newSesame 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…
    - 14 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • newAstronauts 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…
    - 14 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:08pm -
  • newDNA 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.
    - 24 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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.
    - 6 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.
    - 6 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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 -
  • Curiosity Rover Recons Rocky Base of Mars Mountain (Photos)
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is taking a good, long look at the first rocks it encountered at the base of a huge Martian mountain. The car-size Curiosity rover continues to investigate an outcrop at the foot of Mount Sharp that is dubbed Pahrump Hill…
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  • newAustralia says too early for India test decision
    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Emotions were still too raw in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes to make a decision on whether to go ahead with next week's first test against India, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said o…
    - 44 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 1:08am -
  • newNFL results
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NFL games on Thursday (home team in CAPS) DETROIT 34 Chicago 17 Philadelphia 33 DALLAS 10
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  • newEagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — LeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia's offense.
    - 51 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 1:01am -
  • newNHL-National Hockey League roundup
    Nov 27 (The Sports Xchange) - The NHL's disciplinary wing didn't take the day off on Thanksgiving. The league suspended Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt two games without pay for kneeing Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall, and Winnipeg Jets forward…
    - 57 mins ago 28 Nov 14, 12:55am -
  • newSoccer great Pele in intensive care, condition improving - hospital
    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Retired Brazilian soccer great Pele is in the intensive care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital where he is being treated for a urinary tract infection, but his condition is improving, the hospital said on Thursday. The Albert Einste…
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  • newUPDATE 2-Soccer great Pele in intensive care, condition improving -hospital
    (Adds Pele tweets and quote from manager, paragraphs 3-4) SAO PAULO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Retired Brazilian soccer great Pele is in the intensive care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital where he is being treated for a urinary tract infection, but his conditi…
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  • newNFL-National Football League roundup
    Nov 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Benched Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was a man of few words Thursday when asked for his reaction to Colt McCoy being announced as the team's starter. "Coach's decision," Griffin said. "I'm here to h…
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  • newAustralia to launch safety review after Hughes' death
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Cricket Australia will "immediately" launch a review into safety protocols and protection for players after the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, the organisation's chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday. H…
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  • newPele says 'nothing serious' with him
    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele said Thursday he is not seriously ill, easing fears that his health deteriorated while being treated for a urinary tract infection.
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  • newAustralia-India test still in limbo after Hughes' death
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Next week's first test between Australia and India remains in limbo, with Cricket Australia declining to confirm whether it will go ahead as scheduled until they talk to players in the wake of Phillip Hughes' death. The test is…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:50pm -
  • newCricket-Australia-India test still in limbo after Hughes' death
    MELBOURNE, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Next week's first test between Australia and India remains in limbo, with Cricket Australia declining to confirm whether it will go ahead as scheduled until they talk to players in the wake of Phillip Hughes' death. The…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:49pm -
  • newEstoril versus PSV abandoned due to weather, set for Friday finish
    (Reuters) - Estoril's home Europa League clash with PSV Eindhoven was suspended at halftime on Thursday due to adverse weather and will be finished on Friday, UEFA said. "Due to the weather conditions, and the resulting unsuitable pitch conditions, t…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:47pm -
  • newSnooker - O'Sullivan plays on despite broken ankle
    LONDON (Reuters) - Five times world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan had to play his first match at the UK championship on one leg after breaking his left ankle while out running and may have to withdraw from the event, he said on Thursday. The 39-…
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  • newFeyenoord leave holders Sevilla facing final game drama
    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Feyenoord's Karim El Ahmadi scored a superb goal to help them into the Europa League last 32 with a 2-0 win over Sevilla on Thursday that left the holders facing a winner-takes-all final game to stay in the competiti…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:44pm -
  • newTottenham's clash with Partizan halted by pitch invaders
    LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur could be facing a UEFA punishment after their Europa League game against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday was suspended for several minutes after three separate pitch invasions. The referee took the players off the…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:43pm -
  • newCricketing world mourns Hughes' death
    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Flags flew at half-mast at cricket grounds across the world on Friday and players left bats outside their doors in a social media tribute to Australia's Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being struck by a…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:42pm -
  • newBadgers rally, top Georgetown 68-65 in Bahamas
    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead.
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  • newSoccer-Estoril v PSV abandoned due to weather, set for Friday finish
    Nov 27 (Reuters) - Estoril's home Europa League clash with PSV Eindhoven was suspended at halftime on Thursday due to adverse weather and will be finished on Friday, UEFA said. "Due to the weather conditions, and the resulting unsuitable pitch condit…
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  • newSpurs Win Marred by Pitch Invasions
    Tottenham may face UEFA sanctions after their Europa League tie with Partizan Belgrade was suspended, overshadowing their progress to the knockout stages.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:01pm -
  • newUPDATE 1-Soccer great Pele in intensive care, condition improving -hospital
    (Adds move to intensive care) SAO PAULO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Retired Brazilian soccer great Pele is in the intensive care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital where he is being treated for a urinary tract infection, but his condition is improving, the hospita…
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  • newAgainst odds, Chicago school aims for championship
    CHICAGO (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. Th…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:57pm -
  • newBasketball - Grieving Red Star win as Real Madrid stutter
    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Red Star Belgrade boosted their hopes of reaching the Euroleague Top 16 with a 79-62 home win over Neptunas Klaipeda in a sombre atmosphere on Thursday as the Serbian club mourned last week’s death of a s…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:35pm -
  • newJohnson shines in Detroit's 34-17 win over Chicago
    DETROIT (AP) — After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit's offense with an emphatic reminder that he's still one of the game's most dynamic players.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:26pm -
  • newSoccer-UEFA Europa League group E results and standings
    Nov 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the UEFA Europa League Group E matches on Thursday Thursday, November 27 Dynamo Moscow (Russia) 2 Panathinaikos (Greece) 1 Estoril (Portugal) 3 PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) 2 aband.46' Standings…
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  • newDave Whelan is in trouble with the FA for the controversial remarks he made last week
    Whelan attempted to defend Malky Mackay… but it all went south from there.
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • newEverton Progress In Europa League
    Romelu Lukaku's first European goal in four years and Kevin Mirallas' second half strike ensured Everton qualified for the Round of 32 stage of the Europa League by topping Group H.
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:36pm -
  • new5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe
    GENEVA (AP) — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:22pm -
  • newPele's Condition Improves In Hospital
    Pele's health is improving despite him being moved to a special care unit at a hospital in Sao Paulo.
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:21pm -
  • newNFL-Lions boost playoff hopes with mauling of Bears
    Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Detroit Lions' bid to snap a two-year playoff drought was given a massive boost after a 34-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday halted a two-game skid and moved them into a share of the division lead. Detroit, hosting the…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:20pm -
  • newFrance warns African leaders against trying to keep power
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Thursday against trying to modify constitutions to stay in power and said they should learn from the forced departure of Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaore. Holland…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:17pm -
  • newNo. 9 UCLA must overcome Stanford for Pac-12 title
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Just one hurdle remains between No. 9 UCLA and the Pac-12 South title.
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 8:39pm -
  • newSoccer-Feyenoord leave holders Sevilla facing final game drama
    By Toby Davis LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Feyenoord's Karim El Ahmadi scored a superb goal to help them reach the Europa League last 32 with a 2-0 win over Sevilla on Thursday that left the holders facing a winner-takes-all final game to stay in the c…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 8:38pm -
  • newMcCarthy suffers another hamstring blow as Everton earn Europa League qualification
    The midfielder had to withdraw from the action on 31 minutes and was replaced by Leon Osman after the problem arose.
    - 6 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 8:20pm -
  • new‘It’s okay to have a bit of nerves’ – McGregor and his SBG team-mates’ sports psychologist
    David Mullins has worked with many fighters in the SGB stable as well as John Kavanagh.
    - 6 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:44pm -
  • newLions' Johnson fastest to 10,000 yards receiving
    DETROIT (AP) — Calvin Johnson has become the fastest player to 10,000 yards receiving, reaching the mark in his 115th game.
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:16pm -
  • newHenry, Red Bulls set for do-or-die clash with Revolution
    By Simon Evans (Reuters) - Thierry Henry's long and storied career could come to an end on Saturday unless his New York Red Bulls can overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit away to the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer playoff action. The odds…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • newGalatasaray sack former Italy coach Prandelli - reports
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Galatasaray have dismissed former Italy World Cup coach Cesare Prandelli after a string of poor results culminating in their exit from European competition, the Dogan news agency reported on Thursday. Anderlecht beat Galatasaray…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:13pm -
  • newMoyes wants 'excitement' in Sociedad home debut
    MADRID (Reuters) - David Moyes wants "excitement, speed and commitment" from his players when the former Manchester United and Everton manager makes his home debut as Real Sociedad coach in Friday's La Liga game against Elche. Moyes took charge of t…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:11pm -
  • newBrazil football star Pele in hospital
    Clinic treating 74-year-old football legend says his condition has worsened following kidney stone surgery.
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:01pm -
  • newSoccer-Henry, Red Bulls set for do-or-die clash with Revolution
    By Simon Evans Nov 27 (Reuters) - Thierry Henry's long and storied career could come to an end on Saturday unless his New York Red Bulls can overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit away to the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer playoff action. Th…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:00pm -

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