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Living Well

  • 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    (Reuters) - Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product.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…
    - 2 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.
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:16pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:55am -
  • 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…
    - 6 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:33pm -
  • 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.
    - 8 days ago 13 Dec 14, 6:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 8 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.
    - 8 days ago 12 Dec 14, 9:28pm -
  • 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.
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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.
    - 9 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:07pm -
  • Avian flu spreading in southwest British Columbia
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds have died of the virus or will be euthanized, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.
    - 9 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Danone's medical nutrition unit on board agenda Thursday - source
    PARIS (Reuters) - French food group Danone will hold a board meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to keep or sell its medical nutrition business, a person familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg earlier on Wednesday said that Danone's board would…
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 7:15pm -
  • Canada's Telus says wants in on 'Internet of things' growth
    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Telus Corp launched a package of technologies that connect and control machines via the Internet on Wednesday as the Canadian telecom company bids to generate sales from the so-called "Internet of things". Among…
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 5:03am -
  • N.Z. dairy giant Fonterra slammed over botulism scare response
    New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra bungled its response to a food contamination scare because it was more concerned with market share than public safety, an official inquiry found Tuesday.
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Education & Learning

  • 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.
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  • Minister 'tackling' poor pupil funds
    The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 9:40am -
  • Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan
    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 9:33am -
  • Primary school pupils 'still hungry'
    Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:27am -
  • Minister in maternity leave first
    Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 6:13am -

BBC Earth Videos

The Tiny Scorpion Slayer - Tiny Giants 3D
The Tiny Scorpion Slayer - Tiny Giants 3DAre you a man or a mouse? Michael Gunton, writer and producer of Tiny Giants 3D, tells us about our little hero the grasshopper mouse (commonly known as the scorpion mouse) and its remarkable...Fr…
- 11 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 9:44pm -
Lucky Escape from a Black Rhino - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Lucky Escape from a Black Rhino - Ultimate Killers - BBCSteve gets a little more than he bargained for when he goes out with rhino expert Tim. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add...From:BBC EarthVie…
- 15 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 5:53pm -
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:3028…
- 16 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 4:24pm -
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…
- 21 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 11:34am -

Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    You are finding that the right people are giving you the right words of encouragement -- so keep moving along in this direction! It's a great time for you to acquire new partners, too.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Cou…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    You and your people are linked up in a new way -- it's almost spooky! You can rely on this new connection to help you make joint progress toward a common goal. Embrace this change!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple'…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    Try not to get too full of yourself today -- it's just way too easy to take a stand even when nobody is really opposing you. Things are not nearly as bad as they may seem once you get moving.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    You've got confidence, sure -- but not too much! You're just sassy enough to do things your way without bowling over everyone in your path. It's a great balance, so make the most of it.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    If you start to get nervous remember that your role in this situation in vitally important -- in fact, your decisions should make all the difference. Try not to feel too pressured, but lead the way.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveSco…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    You need to use this great energy to start something new and exciting -- it's easier than you think! Life may start to get a little crazy once you get moving, but that's just the way it has to be.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScope…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    Your social life is presenting a few problems today -- and you need to make sure that you're not just accepting them all as par for the course! You can say no every now and then.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    This is a great day to play it safe -- even if you feel totally secure. Things can start to shift really quickly, and you may find yourself on the losing end of a sure thing if you're not careful.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScope…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    Your vital personal energy is making life so much sweeter today that it feels like you've entered a new chapter of your life -- and you have! Keep pushing in this new direction.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's L…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    This is not a good time for despair -- you've got to take this situation seriously! You may find that your energy is a little diffuse, but if you keep believing in yourself you can overcome all obstacles.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's L…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    You just can't seem to let yourself slack off today -- even if you badly need a break. Try to focus on the really important stuff, and then you may be able to find a spare moment for a rest.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dai…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for December 20, 2014
    You should find that your boss -- or teacher, or anyone else with some measure of power -- is harder to deal with today. If you can get away with it, you may want to slink away for a few days.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • This Flying Car Is Real And It Can Fly 430 Miles On A Full Tank - Business Insider
    This Flying Car Is Real And It Can Fly 430 Miles On A Full TankBusiness InsiderAeroMobil 3.0, the flying car, is the core product of the Slovakia-based company AeroMobil. It has been in development since 1989. In flight, it can reach 124 mph and…
    - 8 days ago 13 Dec 14, 3:17pm -
  • The Next 60: Where Are My Flying Cars? - The Texas Observer
    The Texas ObserverThe Next 60: Where Are My Flying Cars?The Texas ObserverEditor's note: This essay is part of our 60th anniversary issue, which can be viewed in full here. Predicting the future has its problems. We all try to do it, even if jus…
    - 10 days ago 11 Dec 14, 6:31pm -
  • Renaud Marion's Flying Cars At MADGallery, Genève - BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFORenaud Marion's Flying Cars At MADGallery, GenèveBLOUIN ARTINFOIt is the year 2014 and we still don't have flying cars. So French photographer Renaud Marion has taken cues from his childhood imaginings and science fiction films to…
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 8:00am -
  • New Version of Aeromobil Flying Car Debuts - Flying Magazine
    New Version of Aeromobil Flying Car DebutsFlying MagazineIn comparing the video of the new version with the previous flying prototype of the Aeromobil, the 3.0 appears to exhibit more stability in flight. The following video shows the flying car…
    - 16 days ago 4 Dec 14, 8:55pm -
  • In pictures: Retro-futuristic flying cars - The Globe and Mail
    Scottish Daily RecordIn pictures: Retro-futuristic flying carsThe Globe and MailFrench photographer Renaud Marion, 39, depicts his childhood dreams of futuristic flying cars without wheels. The nine images are currently on display at the MB&F M.…
    - 18 days ago 3 Dec 14, 10:00am -
  • Whatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying car - Grist
    GristWhatever, Tesla, this guy just invented a real flying carGristMark this day in your calendar, for today is the day that you learned that the flying car — humanity's second noblest pursuit* — is coming soon! Possibly! Again! Bloomberg re…
    - 19 days ago 1 Dec 14, 8:58pm -
  • Will 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…
    - 23 days ago 28 Nov 14, 9:38am -
  • Futuristic flying cars with a vintage classic twist - Creative Boom
    Creative BoomFuturistic flying cars with a vintage classic twistCreative BoomThe future has arrived, and it comes in the form of nine visionary images of 'flying' cars from the series Air Drive by French photographer Renaud Marion. Taking cues f…
    - 25 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:03am -
  • 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…
    - 27 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived - Business Insider
    Business InsiderThe Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally ArrivedBusiness InsiderPeter Thiel is wrong. His famous comment on the failed promise of the internet — "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters" — is about to be upended as…
    - 27 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:28pm -

Music

  • 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:04am -
  • Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 21-27
    Dec. 21: Country singer Freddie Hart is 88. Talk-show host Phil Donahue is 79. Actress Jane Fonda is 77. Singer Carla Thomas is 72. Guitarist Albert Lee is 71. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 66. Singer Betty Wright is 61. Actress Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm…
    - 6 days ago 15 Dec 14, 4:25pm -
  • 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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.
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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.
    - 8 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 11 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.
    - 11 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…
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 12:21pm -
  • Cowell not biased, says Haenow
    X Factor hunk Ben Haenow has insisted Simon Cowell does not have a "favourite" on the show as they visited the singer's home town to drum up support ahead of this weekend's eagerly anticipated final.
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 9:12am -
  • 10 reasons we all love Katy Perry's Dark Horse video
    The singer’s music video has emerged the most popular YouTube video of 2014 and here’s why…
    - 11 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:01pm -
  • Katy Perry, spider-dog top popular online videos
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry and a dog dressed like a spider are among 2014's top online video subjects.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 6:02pm -
  • Is Lindsay Lohan looking to get her music career back on track?
    Lindsay Lohan and her sister Aliana has been in the recording studio with English rockers Duran Duran.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 2:50pm -
  • Robbie Williams wants a new job
    Rock DJ singer Robbie Williams has hinted he could give up music and is looking for a career change.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 2:12pm -
  • Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones join Music Awards bill
    The Voice coaches will perform at the event at London’s Earls Court.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • Voice coaches on Music Awards bill
    The Voice stars Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have both been added to the bill of pop spectacular the BBC Music Awards later this week.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • Jay Z, Beyonce meet Kate and Wills
    Jay Z and Beyonce have rubbed shoulders with royalty when they met t he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a New York basketball match.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • Tulisa: I'm in control of my career now
    Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos said she has bounced back from her court ordeal.
    - 13 days ago 8 Dec 14, 2:19pm -

List of engineers, inventors & inventions


Culture

  • 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:59pm -
  • 'Shimmering' Cezanne to heat up art auction, Christie's says
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A "shimmering" Paul Cezanne painting of the Mediterranean with a castle in the background is expected to attract the big-money buyers at a February auction that includes works by Modigliani, Giacometti and Picasso…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 6:52pm -
  • Arena de Verona será restaurada
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Technology

  • newNorth Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
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  • HitmanPro 3 (64-bit) review
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  • ​FCC sides with T-Mobile on data roaming
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  • AstraZeneca's ovarian cancer drug gets U.S. approval
    (Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc's ovarian cancer drug has been granted an accelerated approval by the U.S. health regulator, a day after the treatment was approved by the European Commission. An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ha…
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  • 3D printing in brief: A few printers for your consideration
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  • New Nintendo Consoles Already On Way
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  • Curiosity Rover's Critics are Missing the Point (Op-Ed)
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  • ​Did the browser wars finally end in 2014?
    After a decade, have the browser wars finally ended? My review of what's new for Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera says yes.
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  • Gift Guide: Strong photo, video gear options
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  • BlackBerry: Can it find a way to grow?
    BlackBerry's third quarter revenue came in well below expectations and CEO John Chen said the focus will now turn to growth. A lot is riding on BES 12.
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  • Pain Relievers May Offer Small Protection Against Skin Cancer
    Ibuprofen and some other similar anti-inflammatory pain relievers may slightly lower people's risk of one common type of skin cancer, a new review of research shows, but experts find the benefits too small, especially for a cancer that is fairly cura…
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  • Year in review: Top trends in mobile on ZDNet Mobile News
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  • Zero Day Weekly: ICANN hacked, critical GitHub vuln, too much Sony drama
    A collection of notable security news items for the week ending December 19, 2014. Covers enterprise, controversies, reports and more. UPDATED.
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  • Year in review: storage highs and lows
    The pace of change continues to accelerate as Big Data, IoT and video create growing demand. New technologies are emerging while cloud storage erodes traditional business models.
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  • 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.
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  • GSK Ebola vaccine trial seen moving to wider phase in February
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  • Companies' data security in question after Sony hack
    ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:16am -
  • 2014 showed the reach and limit of technological innovation
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  • 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…
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  • EBay parts ways with controversial political group ALEC
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  • Uber looks at biometrics for rider safety after Boston rape charge
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  • You're asking the wrong questions about Serial
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  • Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert
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World News

  • newCapital hike, asset sales to fill gap at Monte Paschi - chairman
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena expects to complete its planned capital increase by July and can use divestments to help plug a hole in its balance sheet, Chairman Alessandro ...
    - 14 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 8:12am -
  • newTunisians vote in historic presidential run-off
    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's last steps to full democracy nearly fours years after the uprising that toppled autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. With a new pr…
    - 28 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 7:58am -
  • newKurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub
    Peshmerga forces expand a major offensive against ISIL while also delivering aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar.
    - 31 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 7:55am -
  • newU.N.'s Ebola mission should be closed once battle won: Ban
    By Matthew Mpoke Bigg BAMAKO (Reuters) - The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus. T…
    - 33 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 7:53am -
  • newTunisians vote for post-revolution president
    Tunisians voted Sunday in the runoff of the first free presidential election in the country's history, the final leg of an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship.
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  • newIsrael arrests more from Jewish extremist group
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence.
    - 36 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 7:50am -
  • newTunisians head to elect president in runoff
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country's previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist that came to power after the revolution of 2011.
    - 38 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 7:48am -
  • newTunisia's old regime hopes makeover can win it the election
    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he sa…
    - 38 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 7:48am -
  • newTwo New York policemen 'assassinated'
    A gunman with an apparent grudge "assassinated" two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack on their patrol car that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men.
    - 53 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 7:33am -
  • newLiberian voter turnout low as Ebola overshadows senate election
    By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - Turnout for Liberian parliamentary elections on Saturday appeared to be low as concerns about Ebola kept many voters at home. Polling stations were largely empty after voting began at 8 a.m. (0800 GMT) i…
    - 59 mins ago 21 Dec 14, 7:27am -
  • newSudan postpones April elections by 11 days: elections committee
    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as preventing legal confusion over a constitutional amendment. President Omar Hassan…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Dec 14, 7:22am -
  • new'Irresponsible' non-OPEC output behind oil price plunge: UAE
    United Arab Emirates Minister of Energy Suhail al-Mazrouei arrives at the Hotel Bristol on November 25, 2014 prior to the start of the 166th OPEC Meeting in Vienna, Austria
    - 1 hour ago 21 Dec 14, 7:20am -
  • newXenophobia mushrooms in shadow of Berlin tower blocks
    There's little to break the monotony of communist-era apartment blocks stretching across Marzahn-Hellersdorf, an east Berlin satellite district that has gained national notoriety for a spate of anti-foreigner protests.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Dec 14, 7:15am -
  • newCuba's famed cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market
    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Milagros Diaz has been rolling cigars for 48 years, so long she cannot even smell tobacco anymore, and she is thrilled that the U.S. market is finally opening up for her handmade Cuban "habanos". Since U.S. Presid…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Dec 14, 7:11am -
  • newTurkey builds 'upgraded' Syria refugee camp
    New camp for more than 30,000 refugees from city of Kobane features hospital and schools and is set to open in January.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Dec 14, 7:10am -
  • newTunisians voting in landmark elections
    Tunisia electing president in runoff that presents a stark choice between the country's past and its post-uprising era.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Dec 14, 7:03am -
  • newAustralian PM Abbott reshuffles cabinet to focus on jobs, families
    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, battling a slide in public support, reshuffled his cabinet on Sunday, promoting the overseer of a tough immigration programme and throwing out his gaffe-prone defence minister…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:56am -
  • newObama condemns fatal shootings of New York police officers
    HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said he unconditionally condemned the fatal shootings of two police officers in New York City on Saturday, adding in a statement that police officers "deserve our respect and gratitude every single da…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:41am -
  • newMother Charged Over Deaths Of Eight Children
    A woman has been charged with the murder of eight children at a house in Cairns, northern Australia, police have said.
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  • newFor Russia's economy, the worst is yet to come
    People look at items in a mall in central Moscow on December 15, 2014
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:17am -
  • newMother charged with murder of eight children in Australia
    The mother of seven of eight children killed in Australia was charged with their murder Sunday, police said, describing it as the most tragic episode in their career as a makeshift memorial saw an outpouring of grief.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:14am -
  • newS Leone to withdraw Somalia troops over Ebola
    African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw their 850 soldiers from Somalia.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:14am -
  • newGunman with possible revenge in mind kills two NYC police officers
    By Sebastien Malo and Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said, and a social media post indicated it may have been in revenge for the p…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:01am -
  • new10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the "last mile"
    By Aubrey Belford BANGKOK (Reuters) - In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disa…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:01am -
  • newAustralian mother charged with murder of eight children
    By Jane Wardell and Morag MacKinnon SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian mother has been charged with the murder of eight children, seven of them hers, two days after their bodies were found in a home in the city of Cairns. Police said the 37-year-old w…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:52am -
  • new10 years on, where did all the tsunami debris go?
    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Cars. Fishing boats. Houses. Entire villages. The 2004 tsunami left Banda Aceh with mountains of debris up to 6 kilometers (4 miles) inland.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:47am -
  • newMother charged in Australia child deaths
    Woman charged with eight counts of murder over the deaths of seven of her children and her niece in Cairns.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:45am -
  • newTsunami: Scenes of grief, viewed from van of death
    Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia to India to Africa's east coast. Scores of Associated Press journalists covered the disast…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:43am -
  • newAustralian woman charged with murder of 8 children
    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:51am -
  • newIn the dogfight over posh airline food, the sky's the limit
    An employee holds a meal tray at airline catering company Servair's factory at Paris' Roissy - Charles de Gaulle airporton December 8, 2014
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:41am -
  • newA chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US
    HAVANA (AP) — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not b…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:34am -
  • newPolice kill suspects in northern Saudi Arabia
    Interior Ministry says four men shot in eastern Awamiya region were behind the killing of a member of security forces.
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:27am -
  • newChinese tycoon set to build more billions with IPO
    Property billionaire Wang Jianlin became China's richest man by transforming a debt-laden state-owned housebuilder into the sprawling Wanda Group, and the flotation of one of its subsidiaries this week ...
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 4:08am -
  • newProtesters march in Macau during Xi's visit
    Chinese president warns Macau to adhere to "one China principle" as dozens of demonstrators call for free elections.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 3:37am -
  • newNew York police officers killed in Brooklyn
    US police say gunman dies of self-inflicted gun wound after shooting two officers inside their patrol car.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:58am -
  • newFrench police kill 'Allahu Akbar' attacker
    French police shot dead a knife-wielding man who attacked three officers in a police station while shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great").
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:57am -
  • newCastro hails US-Cuba thaw, but says won't change political system
    Cuban President Raul Castro said he was ready to discuss any topic with Washington after the historic bilateral rapprochement, but warned not to expect political change.
    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:52am -
  • newYazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege
    By Isabel Coles SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for month…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:42am -
  • newPM Modi's party distances itself from religious conversions
    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Saturday it does not support forceful religious conversions, distancing itself from a sensitive issue that has drawn sharp criticism from oppos…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:24am -
  • newNorth Korea faces UN Security Council scrutiny
    North Korea comes under scrutiny Monday at the UN Security Council in the first-ever meeting on its dismal rights record, amid calls for Pyongyang to be referred to the International Criminal Court.
    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:08am -

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Space Exploration

  • newISS 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.
    - 14 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 6:41pm -
  • newActive 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…
    - 15 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 5:04pm -
  • newSpaceX'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…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 3:56pm -
  • newWelcome 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…
    - 17 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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,…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:57pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:57pm -
  • 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…
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  • 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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. "…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canucks forward Jannik Hansen is expected to be OK after it appeared he collapsed on the bench Saturday night after taking a hit during Vancouver's game against the Calgary Flames.
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  • newNHL-Highlights of Saturday's NHL games
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  • newNHL standings
    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NHL on Saturday WESTERN CONFERENCEPACIFIC DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Anaheim 22 8 5 101 96 49 2. San Jose 19 11 4 97 87 42 3. Vancouver 19 11 2 92 90 40 4. Los Angeles 17 11 6 94 84 40 5. Calgary 17…
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  • newUPDATE 2-NFL-Eagles playoff hopes crushed, Chargers rally to win
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  • newNovak's 40-yard FG lifts Chargers past 49ers
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  • newUPDATE 4-NHL results
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  • newCricket-West Indies add Deonarine to test squad in South Africa
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  • newNFL standings
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  • newAustralia call up uncapped Burns for Boxing Day test
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  • newJapan send mission to Spain to probe Aguirre allegations
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  • newCricket-Australia call up uncapped Burns for Boxing Day test
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  • newSoccer-Japan send mission to Spain to probe Aguirre allegations
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  • newTexas Southern stuns Michigan State 71-64 in OT
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  • newMeyers Taylor, Humphries race against men
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  • newA defeat is never dignified, says San Lorenzo coach
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  • newCricket-India's new vintage nearly ready, says Dhoni
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    European plane maker's value drops by $5b after losing customer orders due to production delays and construction issues.
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  • newNHL results
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  • newKentucky scores first 24 points, beats UCLA 83-44
    CHICAGO (AP) — No. 1 Kentucky made it look so easy that coach John Calipari felt the need to point out he had actual human beings on the court.
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  • newReal Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup
    By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - Real Madrid won the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0 on Saturday with goals from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale after being forced into a scrap by the feisty South Americans.…
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  • newUPDATE 3-Soccer-Real Madrid beat San Lorenzo to lift Club World Cup
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  • newBobsleigh-Humphries and Meyers Taylor make history at World Cup
    Dec 20 (Reuters) - Canadian Olympic gold medallist Kaillie Humphries and American Elana Meyers Taylor became the first women to pilot four-man bobsleigh teams in World Cup competition as the sport entered the mixed teams era on Saturday. The pair, ba…
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  • newSoccer-A defeat is never dignified, says San Lorenzo coach
    By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 20 (Reuters) - San Lorenzo coach Edgardo Bauza refused to accept his team's 2-0 defeat had been dignified, even though they were up against the clearly superior Real Madrid in Saturday's Club World Cup final.…
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  • newSoccer-Missed handball costs Roma against improving Milan
    ROME, Dec 20 (Reuters) - AS Roma were left to rue a rejected penalty appeal after they suffered a setback to their Serie A title aspirations in a 0-0 home draw with a battling 10-man AC Milan on Saturday. The second-placed hosts were fuming when Nige…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 11:12pm -
  • newNHL-National Hockey League roundup
    Dec 20 (The Sports Xchange) - The Columbus Blue Jackets placed Boone Jenner on injured reserve with a stress fracture in his back that is expected to sideline the forward for one to two months. Center Sean Collins was recalled from the Springfield Fa…
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  • newNFL-National Football League roundup
    Dec 20 (The Sports Xchange) - Commissioner Roger Goodell informed NFL teams there would be no relocation to Los Angeles for the 2015 season. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Goodell reached out to officials with the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Charg…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Dec 14, 10:59pm -

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