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



Living Well

  • 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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  • Obesity costs more than $8 bn in lost US productivity
    Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released Friday.
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Education & Learning

  • 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.
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  • newChild sex abuse care place shortage
    A report reveals councils are having to phone around England to find places to accommodate children at risk of sexual exploitation.
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  • new'Fewer adults in higher education'
    The number of adults in further education in England fell after some were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.
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  • newArt school blaze caused by foam can
    Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
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  • new'Sexist' job title remains at Durham
    The Senior Man still runs the student council at Durham University's oldest college after an attempt to change the "sexist" job title failed.
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:31pm -

BBC Earth Videos

Polar Bear Fight - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Polar Bear Fight - Nature's Great Events - BBCWith the summer Arctic melt forcing the normally solitary bears into close quarters, the biggest brutes square off for a spot of sparring. Subscribe to BBC E...From:BBC EarthViews:9581…
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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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Wildebeest Calf Born - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Wildebeest Calf Born - Nature's Great Events - BBCAs part of their great migration, the wildebeest have come to a fertile plane in the shadow of a volcano in order to give birth. But the young calves prove t...From:BBC EarthViews:45…
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Lucky Escape from a Black Rhino - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Lucky Escape from a Black Rhino - Ultimate Killers - BBCSteve gets a little more than he bargained for when he goes out with rhino expert Tim. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add...From:BBC EarthVie…
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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You'd almost forgotten about an old issue that rears its head early today. It may not be pleasant, but at least you know how to handle it. Take care of this before it affects anyone else!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
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  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You've got to clamp down on your own tendency toward distraction. Figure out a way to do it -- shut your door, turn off your Internet connection or just find some new method to filter it all out.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    Go ahead and make plans today -- you can be confident that they'll come to pass pretty much just as you want them to. Your energy is in sync with the universe, so as long as you don't get too ambitious, you're fine.More horoscopes! Check your Daily…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    A financial obsession is making you a little crazy today -- so see if you can get your family to help you get past it. Things should start to loosen up once you make a concerted effort.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
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  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    Almost nothing is what it appears to be -- but the differences are subtle. Try not to worry too much when you're surprised, but do schedule a little extra time to cope with these challenges.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dai…
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  • Aries Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You're driven toward career success -- or maybe your work is just a little too demanding. In either case, you ought to make sure that you're focused on what's most important for the time being.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
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  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You need to deal with a social problem that demands more of you than you think you can give. The good news is that there's someone nearby who can help you out in a big way. Just ask!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coupl…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    One moment of self-control is all you need to make the day yours. Things should start to get really weird and cool after that, unless you forget yourself and give in to your base impulses.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    Your self-respect is heightened today, so it may be a good time to tell someone no. Jump into the next big thing and see if you can get your friends on board with your exciting new plans.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You've been trying to get folks to notice your hard work, or maybe just an accomplishment that somehow has managed to fly under the radar. Today brings you all you're looking for.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You should find that you blow past that new milestone while picking up momentum -- your hard work is really paying off! Reward those who helped along the way, and don't forget to keep pushing!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    Something big and scary turns out to be pretty easy to handle -- but don't let your guard down just yet! You need to make sure that you're ready for the next round of insanity.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's Lo…
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • 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…
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  • Fasten Your Seatbelts, Flying Cars Could Take-Off Within 3 Years - Insurance Journal
    Fasten Your Seatbelts, Flying Cars Could Take-Off Within 3 YearsInsurance JournalThe first time Carl Dietrich brought his flying-car concept to the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he had onl…
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  • The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived - Business Insider
    Business InsiderThe 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…
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  • The Flying Car Is (Almost) For Real - Bloomberg
    BloombergThe Flying Car Is (Almost) For RealBloombergThe 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 aviati…
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  • The race is on for flying car start-ups - KPRC Houston
    KPRC HoustonThe race is on for flying car start-upsKPRC HoustonNot since the Wright brothers flew the first powered aircraft near Kitty Hawk in 1903 has the competition been so intense. The technology that can give us the world's first affordabl…
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Music

  • newBrazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
    BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career.
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  • newTake That reach Google album deal
    Take That have done a deal with Google's streaming service for their new album - which will not be available on rival Spotify until the new year.
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  • newGarth 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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  • newChildren'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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  • newSia 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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  • newPrince vanishes from social media
    Purple Rain singer Prince has deleted his social media accounts, leaving fans confused.
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  • newHamilton 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • One Direction win artist of the year at American Music Awards
    The boy band took a trio of awards at the AMAs.
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  • Selena Gomez had Taylor Swift in tears at the American Music Awards
    No, they haven’t had a bust up.
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  • 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.
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  • 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…
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  • 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. ...
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    - 6 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.
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  • U.S. politics takes centre stage at Latin Grammys
    By Mike Blake LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role. Iglesias won three Latin Gram…
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  • Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.
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  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:33am -
  • Wendy Williams 'proud' of 'Aaliyah' TV movie
    NEW YORK (AP) — Though the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah's life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn't do anything differently if she had it t…
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  • Intimate BBC show for Take That
    Take That are to perform an intimate gig for the BBC, thought to be their first since Jason Orange quit the group.
    - 9 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.
    - 10 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:33am -
  • Pop idol's funeral draws biggest crowds in Iran since 2009 unrest
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The funeral of Iranian pop idol Morteza Pashaie on Sunday drew the biggest crowds seen in Iran since mass protests in 2009 rocked the Islamic Republic. Pashaie, who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 30, was a singer-…
    - 11 days ago 16 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • Lyrics Changed As Band Aid 30 Song Recorded
    One Direction, U2's Bono, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding are among the music stars who have been recording the Band Aid 30 single today.
    - 12 days ago 15 Nov 14, 4:18pm -
  • British stars gather to record Band Aid single for Ebola
    LONDON (Reuters) - Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "…
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Culture

  • newA 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…
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  • newLatin 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…
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  • newLebanese 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…
    - 22 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:29am -
  • newTurner 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…
    - 22 hours 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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
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  • newEast Coast rail winner announced
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  • newJapan's shares fall in mixed trade
    Asian shares saw mixed trading on Thursday as investors hoped for more stimulus by central banks around the world.
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  • newPhilippines economy slows sharply
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  • newRussian oil industry facing deep freeze
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  • newCandy Crush maker chairman resigns
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  • newEurope to vote on Google break-up
    The European Parliament will later vote on whether Google's search business should be separated from its other services.
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  • newPower blackouts 'threat to economy'
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  • newOil price falls ahead of Opec meeting
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  • newGSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough
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  • newCommission to urge Scottish tax power
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  • newCan Barbie conquer China?
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  • newRoyal Mail 'scaremongering' on post
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  • newThai elections 'could be delayed'
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  • newMeters overcharge 1.5m gas customers
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  • newJuncker reveals giant EU jobs plan
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  • newGermany backs female directors quota
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    - 19 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:10pm -
  • newKim Dotcom declares he is 'broke'
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  • newBanks sued in metal price-fixing case
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  • newUK business spending in surprise fall
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  • newFrom city life to country life
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  • newThomas Cook chief in shock departure
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  • Hearts could exit Tynecastle - Budge
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  • Javid wants Fifa to publish report
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  • Will Opec cut oil production?
    Should Opec cut production to boost prices?
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  • Sport events 'give no economic boost'
    A report examining the "evidence base" for policymaking suggests big sporting events have little or no direct economic benefit - and challenges other assumptions about teaching and police.
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  • US economy grows faster than forecast
    The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
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  • Eurozone 'persistent stagnation' risk
    The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
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  • Steve Jobs biopic moves to Universal
    Universal Pictures take on a movie based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs following Sony Pictures' departure from the project.
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  • Mortgage approvals fall by 16%
    The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.
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  • Tips from banker turned shoemaker
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  • Young and workers at risk of poverty
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  • RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence
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  • newPair found stabbed in double murder
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  • newAfghan attack hits UK embassy car
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  • newEast Coast rail winner announced
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  • newUS proposes stricter ozone limits
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  • newNet-a-porter founder could bag more than 100 million euros in 2015
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  • newChina to push growth of outsourcing industry
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  • newBaghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control
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  • newFee overhaul needed to spur competition in Brazil card sector
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    - 21 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:09am -
  • Sao Paulo drought issue for global concern
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  • 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • In first, Ontario may regulate bee-killing pesticides
    Canada's Ontario province announced Tuesday plans to restrict the use of controversial pesticides believed to be responsible for mass deaths of bees, in order to safeguard crops.
    - 1 day 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 -
  • At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition
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    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:04am -
  • Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
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  • ASML sees sales at 10 billion euros in 2020 if Moore's Law slows
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  • BT lines up O2 and EE in quest for British telecoms supremacy
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  • Electric Vehicle Fleet Gives California Green Energy Boost
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  • Does bad behavior really hurt business?
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  • After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
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  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
  • Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant
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    - 7 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…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:09am -
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  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA
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Technology

  • newSamsung 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…
    - 8 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:12am -
  • newUS 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…
    - 10 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • newU.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…
    - 10 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • newReading 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.
    - 10 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • newOnline 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…
    - 11 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:13pm -
  • newUber 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…
    - 12 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:06pm -
  • newAT&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…
    - 15 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • newReview: 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 ...
    - 18 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • newBaghdad 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…
    - 20 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:35pm -
  • newBitcoin 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…
    - 22 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:56am -
  • newAP 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 ...
    - 24 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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 -
  • Sony Pictures computer system down after reported hack
    (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment said its computer system was down for a second day on Tuesday, following media reports of a major hacking attack aimed at the film and television studio. Before Sony Pictures' computers went dark on Monday, th…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 5:57pm -
  • Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
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  • Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!
    Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's ...
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • Facebook video draws Thanksgiving ads from Macy's, others
    By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Macy's Inc, which traditionally kicks off the U.S. holiday shopping season with a nationally televised parade in Manhattan, also will join a handful of other companies this year parading their ads on Facebook's…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 2:04pm -
  • At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition
    By Paul Carsten WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China showed governments and the planet's biggest tech firms last week its vision for global Internet governance - clean, controlled and choreographed. Public officials and firms worth $2.5 trillion (1.6 tri…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:04am -
  • Tencent drives profit increase at South Africa's Naspers
    By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Naspers, Africa's largest company by market value, on Tuesday reported a 22 percent increase in first-half earnings, helped by a strong contribution from Hong Kong-based Internet business Tencent. Na…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 9:13am -
  • The Sound of a Cosmic Touchdown
    If a spacecraft lands on a comet 330 million miles away, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
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  • newIn Turkey, Iraqi Catholics seek stepping stone to new life
    It hardly seems the gateway to a new life of safety and prosperity: An office tucked away in a grey apartment block in Istanbul. Yet every day, dozens of Iraqi Catholics queue here, hoping it will open the door to a new life free of fear.
    - 33 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 7:33am -
  • newEbola Vaccine Trial Shows Signs Of Success
    An experimental Ebola vaccine designed to boost the immune system's production of antibodies has produced positive results during a US trial, researchers say.
    - 37 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 7:29am -
  • newProtests in Ferguson, elsewhere muted after two nights of racial unrest
    By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a grand jury decision to clear a white policema…
    - 38 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 7:28am -
  • newJapan's reporter pleads innocent in S. Korea trial
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Japanese reporter on Thursday pleaded not guilty to charges of defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.
    - 38 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 7:28am -
  • newRupee in tight range; importers' month-end dollar demand hurts
    The rupee is trading at 61.87/88 versus Wednesday's close of 61.8450/8550. Dollar demand from importers to meet month-end commitments hurting the Indian unit. Shares choppy ahead of the expiry of monthly ...
    - 42 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 7:24am -
  • newIntesa targets private banking, asset management acquisitions - paper
    MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's leading retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo wants to boost its private banking, asset management and insurance businesses, including through acquisitions, its chief executive said in ...
    - 55 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 7:11am -
  • newWal-Mart cuts dozens of China executives to cut costs
    (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it has cut more than 20 mid-level jobs in China as part of its effort to lower costs in the world's second largest economy where it has been grappling with slower sales ...
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 6:58am -
  • newShip with 700 migrants safely towed to Greek coast
    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Officials say a broken-down smuggling ship carrying 700 men, women and children trying to emigrate to Europe has been safely towed to just off the southern Greek island of Crete.
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 6:55am -
  • newThai election pushed back to 2016: deputy PM
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised return to democracy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a military coup in May,…
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 6:54am -
  • newWith incentives and brute force, IS subdues tribes
    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for their animals — while brutally suppressing those…
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 6:45am -
  • newFormer Rwandan rebels transferred to Congo transit camp
    By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo began to transfer former Rwandan rebels on Wednesday from disarmament camps in the east to a northern transit camp, the U.N. mission said, in an apparent first step to th…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:29am -
  • newThanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals
    Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here's a look at how Americans prepared ...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:25am -
  • newDeaths reported in China coal-mine explosion
    Official news agency says at least 11 killed in Guizhou province in nation's second mine accident in as many days.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:21am -
  • newWest struggles with Russia's 'ambiguous warfare' tactics
    By Peter Apps WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Russians crossed the border to fight with rebels in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Moscow said the soldiers had not been deployed but had gone on their own vacation time.     When Estonia was the vic…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:09am -
  • newPhilippine economic growth slows in third quarter
    People help repair a house destroyed by Typhoon Rammasun in Batangas on July 17, 2014, a day after the storm barreled over the region
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 6:06am -
  • newChina hit by second deadly mine blast in 2 days
    BEIJING (AP) — At least 11 people were killed Thursday in the second deadly coal mine accident to hit China in two days, pointing to continuing safety issues in the industry despite a major decline in deaths among miners in recent years.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:45am -
  • newVenezuela prisoners die of 'drug poisoning'
    Officials ascribe deaths of at least 17 jail inmates on hunger strike in Lara state to prescription-drugs ingestion.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:42am -
  • newLeaders retreat to Himalayan hideout amid Indo-Pakistan chill
    South Asian leaders huddled behind closed doors at a picturesque Himalayan hill station in Nepal Thursday to try to salvage some agreement from a summit paralysed by India and Pakistan's bitter rivalry.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:41am -
  • newSouth Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumors that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster in April because she was with a man.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:28am -
  • newJapanese journalist denies defaming South Korea president
    A Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye insisted at a preliminary court hearing on Thursday that he had acted in the public interest.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:25am -
  • newExpect muted activity when Nov derivatives expire - analysts
    Reuters Market Eye - Outstanding positions remaining to roll over in futures are not as heavy compared to previous series, say analysts. Indicates most arbitrage positions got rolled over or unwound, according ...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:20am -
  • newIn Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice
    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The standard "peacemaker" in this highlands Peruvian provincial capital is a whip fashioned from the twisted sinew of a bull penis. It gets a lot of respect. So do the well-organized bands of citizen vigilantes who wield it.…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:19am -
  • newPrivate firms filling Latin America's security gap
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A panic alert flashed across Alberto Herrera's computer screen. Men claiming to be with the notorious Gulf Cartel had stopped a convoy transporting chemicals through a lawless region of northeastern Mexico. They seized two drive…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:18am -
  • newGold slips further below $1,200 as fund outflows resume
    By A. Ananthalakshmi SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold dipped for a second session on Thursday, holding below $1,200 an ounce, as outflows resumed from the top bullion exchange-traded fund and traders remained ...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:10am -
  • newKilling of Guatemalan hunter likely to go unsolved
    ZACAPA, Guatemala (AP) — Jose Miguel Ramirez went hunting for iguanas on a melon farm, and paid for it with his life. The 19-year-old's body was dumped by a stream near the property line, a bullet hole above his left eye.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:08am -
  • newCelebrities call for 'Black Friday' boycott
    US celebrities called for a boycott to take place Friday -- one of the busiest US shopping days -- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:07am -
  • newAP PHOTOS: Private security guards VIPs in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The earpiece is usually the giveaway. Or, maybe it's the dark suits, the big SUVs with tinted windows or the menacing Dodge Avengers in black, always black.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:03am -
  • newUS automakers aim for luxury market in China
    A luxury Cadillac from US auto giant General Motors, seen on display at a ceremony in the Forbidden City, Beijing, on June 7, 2004
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:52am -
  • newSouth Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements
    South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and ...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:45am -
  • newSensex flat in cautious trade ahead of derivative expiry
    Reuters Market Eye - The BSE Sensex and Nifty are flat as investors are cautious ahead of derivative contract expiry on Thursday and economic data on Friday Blue-chip stocks lead gains - Bharat Heavy Electricals ...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:45am -
  • newHoliday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
    Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the ...
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:36am -
  • newAustralia mulls tighter foreign property investment rules
    A window at a real estate agent shows sold properties in Sydney on August 5, 2014
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:31am -
  • newSuit says Goldman Sachs, others rigged metals prices
    Banks Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Standard Bank and a unit of chemical producer BASF conspired to manipulate platinum and palladium prices, a US lawsuit says
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:29am -
  • newAsia shares edge higher, oil tumbles to four-year low
    By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks hit a one-month high on Thursday as investors bet that more central bank stimulus in China and Europe would shore up the global economy, while oil prices ...
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:13am -
  • newChina takes 'zero tolerance' approach to regional polluters: Cabinet
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will take a "zero tolerance" approach to a wide range of environmental violations and has promised stronger action against regional governments that protect polluters or hinder inspections, according to a Cabinet document.…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 4:06am -

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  • 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.
    - 6 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 2:13am -
  • newWelcoming 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…
    - 10 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:01pm -
  • newThanksgiving 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…
    - 12 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:29pm -
  • newSpaceflight 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…
    - 13 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 7:06pm -
  • newSupermassive 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…
    - 14 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 6:09pm -
  • newFind 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…
    - 14 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 5:48pm -
  • newNASA 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…
    - 20 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • newMonster 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…
    - 20 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • newThanksgiving 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…
    - 20 hours 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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • Small Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global Warming
    Small volcanic eruptions account for part of the global warming slowdown since 2000, a new study suggests. Until now, the climate impacts of small volcanic blasts were overlooked because their planet-cooling particles cluster below the reach of sate…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • Milky Way's Monster Black Hole Ignores Its 'Snack,' and Debate Swirls
    Earlier this year, astronomers watched eagerly as a cloud of gas moved dangerously close to the colossal black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy — like a wildebeest wandering toward a lion. The destruction of the gas cloud G2 by the Milky…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Unlocking the Secrets of an Alien World's Magnetic Field
    The strength of an alien world's magnetic field may have been deduced for the first time, by analyzing extraordinarily fast winds slamming against it from the planet's star, researchers say. This research could help gauge the strength of other exopl…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Andromeda Galaxy Glitters in Spectacular Photo by Astrophotographer
    André van der Hoeven, a photographer based in the Netherlands, captured the image. It took van der Hoeven about 9.6 hours to complete the new photo of Andromeda, which was reprocessed since it was initially taken in September. Andromeda is located…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • Philae Lander Sniffed Out Organics in Comet's Atmosphere
    Europe's Philae lander found organic molecules in the comet's atmosphere and discovered that the frigid object's surface is as hard as ice. On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Philae became the first probe to softly land on the face of a comet.…
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  • newPhillip Hughes Dies After Severe Head Injury
    Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after suffering a severe head injury during a Sydney cricket match.
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  • newColts put in extra time to prepare for McCoy
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and cornerback Darius Butler started this week preparing to face Robert Griffin III.
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  • new'Freakish accident' gave Hughes little chance of survival - doctors
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was caused by a "freakish accident" that gave the 25-year-old international batsman little chance of survival, his doctors said on Thursday. Hughes was struck by a short-pitched deli…
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  • newNew Zealand vs. Pakistan suspended after Hughes dies
    (Reuters) - Play was called off in the third test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah on Thursday following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. The Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) agreed to suspend the seco…
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  • newReaction to the death of Phillip Hughes
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott led a flood of tributes for the 25-yea…
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  • newFactbox - Australian batsman Phillip Hughes
    (Reuters) - Factbox on Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday. He was 25. Born: Nov. 30 1988 in Macksville, New South Wales * Grew up on a banana farm before moving to Sydney. Made his first-class debut for NSW in 2007 at 18 and be…
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  • newAustralia's Hughes dies after being hit by ball
    By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck by a ball that led to a "catastrophic" injury which caused "massive" bleeding to his brain and ultimately prove…
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  • newCricket-New Zealand v Pakistan suspended after Hughes dies
    (Updates after day's play called off) Nov 27 (Reuters) - Play was called off in the third test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah on Thursday following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes. The Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zeal…
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  • newSporting tragedy puts Scott's poor day into perspective
    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Adam Scott had a day to forget at the Australian Open on Thursday but his disappointment was put into perspective when the news of the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes reached him in the scorer's hut.…
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  • newBasketball-Japan suspended for failing to merge leagues
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  • newNBA standings
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  • newNo. 3 Arizona edges No. 15 SDSU for Maui title
    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Stanley Johnson had shown glimpses of his precocious talent during Arizona's first five games, occasionally showing up on the highlight reels with a soaring dunk or blocked shot.
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  • newAustralian batsman Hughes dies after head knock
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck on the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25.
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  • newNHL-Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games
    (Adds late games) Nov 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games: - - - Islanders 3, Capitals 2 (OT) A power-play goal by John Tavares with 23.2 seconds left in overtime lifted the red-hot New York Islanders to a…
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  • newNBA-Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games
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  • newNHL standings
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  • newUPDATE 3-NHL results
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  • newSoccer-Mexican championship quarterfinal results
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  • newUPDATE 4-NBA results
    Nov 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) Portland 105 CHARLOTTE 97 CLEVELAND 113 Washington 87 Golden State 111 ORLANDO 96 Brooklyn 99 PHILADELPHIA 91 DALLAS 109 NY Knicks 102 (OT) Toronto 126 ATLANTA 1…
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  • newAustralia's maverick batsman Phil Hughes
    By Julian Linden (Reuters) - Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as one of Australian cricket's free spirits. A pugnacious left-hander brimming with self-confidence, his life was tragically cut short when he was hit…
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  • newTradition trumps safety innovation in cricket helmets
    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australia cricketer Bryce McGain wore a new, safety-conscious helmet for a series of televised one-day matches a few years ago - and quickly found himself the butt of commentator and player jibes. "They expl…
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  • newWallabies Horne, McMahon brought in for England test
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to the starting side for the Wallabies' test match against England at Twickenham on Saturday. Rob Horne, omitted for the 26-23 loss to Ireland last week, has named on the left…
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  • newCricket-Australia batsman Hughes dies from head injury
    SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday after being struck by a ball and suffering a severe head injury two days earlier. "We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passed aw…
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  • newCallahan nets 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis' homecoming.
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  • newAustralian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies after struck in head - CA
    SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died two days after he was struck in the head by a ball, Cricket Australia said in a tweet posted on its official page. "We are extremely sad to announce that Phillip Hughes has passe…
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  • newFormer players urge Australia to reconsider India test
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Phillip Hughes' fight for life will have hurt the Australian team's motivation to play cricket and organisers should consider postponing or abandoning next week's first test against India, according to former players. Australia…
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  • newRugby-Wallabies Horne, McMahon brought in for England test
    MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika has made two changes to the starting side for the Wallabies' test match against England at Twickenham on Saturday. Rob Horne, omitted for the 26-23 loss to Ireland last week, has named on t…
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  • newRugby-Australia team to play England
    MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Australia coach Michael Cheika named the following starting team to play England in London on Saturday: Team: 15-Israel Folau, 14-Henry Speight 13-Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12-Matt Toomua, 11-Rob Horne, 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Nic…
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  • newGilbert, Chattanooga stun No. 4 Lady Vols 67-63
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga's Jim Foster — a Hall of Fame coach and wine aficionado — watched his team deliver a vintage performance on the eve of Thanksgiving.
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  • newGolf-Steady as she goes for jet-lagged McIlroy in Sydney
    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy admitted to feeling fatigued from jet-lag and an early alarm call on Thursday but the first round of his Australian Open title defence was by no means a damage limitation exercise. Starting hi…
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  • newSoccer-Atletico Mineiro win Brazilian Cup
    SAO PAULO, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Riot police charged onto the pitch as players scuffled in the closing minutes of the Brazilian Cup final on Wednesday but the match was able to continue and Atletico Mineiro took the title with a 1-0 win over city rivals…
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  • newSoccer-Liga de Futbol Profesional Boliviano results and standings
    Nov 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Liga de Futbol Profesional Boliviano matches on Wednesday Wednesday, November 26The Strongest 1 Bolivar 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Bolivar 18 10 4 4 40 22 34 -------------------------2 Or…
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  • newSpurs' Popovich undergoes medical procedure
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers after undergoing what the team is calling a minor medical procedure.
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  • newBasketball-FIBA clears Australia of World Cup deliberate defeat
    Nov 27 (Reuters) - Basketball Australia have welcomed the results of an investigation that cleared them of deliberately losing a game at the World Cup in September. Basketball's world governing body FIBA opened disciplinary proceedings against Austra…
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  • newPREVIEW-Soccer-City face test of resolve at Koeman's Saints
    By Justin Palmer LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - With Premier League leaders Chelsea on top form, Manchester City will be hoping their Champions League win over Bayern Munich boosts confidence and re-ignites their title defence when they visit high-flying…
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  • newBaseball-Major League Baseball roundup
    Nov 26 (The Sports Xchange) - The Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly have agreed to a lucrative contract with Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas. The deal will be worth $68.5 million over six years, according to MLB.com sources, who say the contract includes a…
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  • newNHL-National Hockey League roundup
    Nov 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Penguins left winger Beau Bennett just can't seem to stay healthy. After missing the first 13 games of the season with a lower-body injury, Bennett was hurt again Monday night in a game against the Boston Brui…
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  • newNFL-National Football League roundup
    Nov 26 (The Sports Xchange) - In the shot heard around the NFL, Washington Redskins rookie coach Jay Gruden officially benched quarterback Robert Griffin III on Wednesday. Griffin, who has been unable to recapture the record-setting form of his rooki…
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:50am -
  • newAP source: Tomas in process of deal with Arizona
    Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
    - 8 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:05am -
  • newArsenal in 15th straight Champions knockout round
    Arsenal reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month.
    - 8 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:59pm -

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