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Living Well

  • newOverweight 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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  • newUS 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…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 11:38pm -
  • Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities
    LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovere…
    - 4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 7:17pm -
  • 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…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
  • Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could la…
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  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits
    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early u…
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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.
    - 8 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:56am -
  • U.S.-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at U.N. Palestinian mission
    By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered three U.S.-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family's rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in hi…
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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

  • new"Sexist" job title remains at Durham
    The Senior Man still runs the student council Durham University's oldest college after an attempt to change the "sexist" job title failed.
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  • newDegree apprenticeships launched
    Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry.
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  • newHi-tech rescue for an ancient language
    Can schools with iPads protect the future of a language?
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  • newDrop in teens smoking and drinking
    The number of young Scots smoking, drinking and using drugs is at its lowest level ever recorded, according to new figures.
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  • newTax relief threat to private schools
    A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" business rate relief by helping out state schools - or lose it, the party will warn.
    - 21 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:26pm -

BBC Earth Videos

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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Fox Feasts on Baby Guillemots - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Fox Feasts on Baby Guillemots - Nature's Great Events - BBCGuillemot chicks take their first heart-stopping flights from their precipitous sea cliff nests to the sea. But not all of them make it to water on their fir...From:BBC Earth…
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Buffalo Bull is Safely Tranquilised - Vet Safari - BBC
Buffalo Bull is Safely Tranquilised - Vet Safari - BBCShaun has managed to dart a humongous buffalo bull in order to relocate him to another park of the park. But first they need to get the big boy onto a truck....From:BBC EarthViews…
- 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
Just how smart are dolphins? - Inside the Animal Mind - BBC
Just how smart are dolphins? - Inside the Animal Mind - BBCJust how smart are dolphins? Can they understand their own reflection? Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth B...From:BBC Earth…
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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    A new limit pops up and takes you by surprise -- so do your best to accept it and move on. Sometimes constraints can boost creativity, and this may very well be one of those times.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple'…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    It's one of those days that requires an open mind -- and fortunately, you're in possession of one of the best! It's still hard to handle all the weirdness as it goes down, but you should manage.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Your energy is terrific -- but not excessive. If you can just engage in low-key fun with friends and family, that's all you really need. If you have to work hard, try to keep it brief.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Cou…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Artistic matters are quite appealing, and you should find that things start to make more sense as you read the world like a poem or start swaying to your own internal beat. Enjoy!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You may get taken by surprise when a friend or family member suddenly starts bossing you around. There may not be much you can do about it for now, but try to regain your position soon.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You're using people to your advantage today -- but you're not hurting them, so your karmic debt stays the same. If anything, you may be able to use this energy to help others!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's Lov…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Your energy is definitely at one pole or another -- so expect a day full of extremes! That may start to feel exhausting after a bit, so try to get some down time later in the day or maybe tomorrow.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You need to make some smart financial deals today -- and you've got the right kind of mental energy to do just that. Things may start to get a little sweeter as you pass through this phase.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You know what you need -- and while it may not be all that easy to get, you should still be able to make some progress if you get going today. Let your ambition guide the way to success.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Good news pops into your inbox today -- possibly rather late. Your great energy helps you capitalize on this and make a big push toward something new and wonderful. Enjoy the vibe!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple'…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Your day is more fun than usual, thanks to an influx of positive energy that starts to really flow by midafternoon. You may be surprised by someone who makes a romantic gesture later on.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You've got to help out around the house, the workplace or anywhere else you find yourself -- but it adds to your energy instead of wearing you down. Keep at it until everything is in its place.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • newFuturistic 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…
    - 15 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:03am -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:28pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:20pm -
  • 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…
    - 11 days ago 15 Nov 14, 1:48pm -
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine - Engadget
    Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccineEngadgetFlying cars have long been a staple of science fiction movies and books, but are they finally getting closer to becoming a reality? AeroMobil recently unveiled…
    - 17 days ago 9 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying car - CNET
    CNETMeet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying carCNETThe flying car, which was built in only ten months, made its world debut at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna on October 29. The company that produced it, AeroMobil, is based in Slovakia…
    - 20 days ago 6 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • Enough with the flying cars already - The Verge
    Enough with the flying cars alreadyThe VergeI might even call the AeroMobil beautiful, in its own strange way. But the problem is that these aircraft don't solve any problems for normal human beings, nor do they even gesture toward a meaningful…
    - 23 days ago 3 Nov 14, 6:16pm -
  • Flying car prototype unveiled in Vienna - CityMetric
    CityMetricFlying car prototype unveiled in ViennaCityMetricSelf-driving cars are all very well and good, if you ignore the fact that they can't spot potholes or drive in the rain. Today, though, an even more satisfyingly futuristic prototype was…
    - 28 days ago 29 Oct 14, 12:35pm -
  • Flying car prototype unveiled at Vienna technology show – video - The Guardian
    The GuardianFlying car prototype unveiled at Vienna technology show – videoThe GuardianA prototype of a fully-functional flying car is shown for the first time at a technology festival in Vienna on Wednesday. The six-metre-long AeroMobil 3.0 i…
    - 28 days ago 29 Oct 14, 11:20am -
  • Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled - The Guardian
    The GuardianFlying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiledThe GuardianSpeaking at Pioneers festival, a two-day entrepreneurship and digital technology conference in Vienna, AeroMobil's chief designer, Stefan Klein, and…
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Music

  • newMusic 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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  • new1D 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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  • newAuthorised 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.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:28pm -
  • Iglesias triunfa en los American Music Awards
    Apenas tres días después de haber arrasado en los Latin Grammy, Enrique Iglesias triunfó también en los American Music Awards.
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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.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • One Direction win artist of the year at American Music Awards
    The boy band took a trio of awards at the AMAs.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:52pm -
  • Selena Gomez had Taylor Swift in tears at the American Music Awards
    No, they haven’t had a bust up.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 11:18am -
  • Jennifer Lopez proves she's still got it at the American Music Awards
    If you missed her explosive performance, then look no further – we’ve rounded up the best of the best pics from the closing show.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:34am -
  • Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Je…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • Factbox - List of winners at the American Music Awards
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American Music Awards were given out on Sunday in Los Angeles, with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer taking the top accolades. Following is a list of winners grouped by musical genre. ...
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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.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • List of winners of the American Music Awards
    Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:
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  • Taylor Swift makes US chart history
    Taylor Swift has made US chart history after becoming the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
    - 5 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.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • U.S. politics takes centre stage at Latin Grammys
    By Mike Blake LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role. Iglesias won three Latin Gram…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 5:41am -
  • Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:10pm -
  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 7 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.
    - 8 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.
    - 8 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…
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • Intimate BBC show for Take That
    Take That are to perform an intimate gig for the BBC, thought to be their first since Jason Orange quit the group.
    - 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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-…
    - 10 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.
    - 11 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, "…
    - 11 days ago 15 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • Rihanna teases new music at Virginia military base
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Rihanna won't say when she plans to release new music but she is confident about what it sounds like.
    - 13 days ago 13 Nov 14, 4:41pm -
  • Bono's Plane Loses Hatch Before Berlin Landing
    U2 frontman Bono has been involved in a mid-flight drama after his private plane lost a hatch as it came in to land at Berlin airport.
    - 13 days ago 13 Nov 14, 11:55am -

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Culture

  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:02am -
  • new1D 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.
    - 8 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 6:49am -
  • newMet 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.
    - 16 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • newFrance'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…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • newLatin 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.
    - 20 hours 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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs
    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • Hieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014
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  • Swiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector
    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:16am -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • One Direction wins artist of the year at AMAs
    One Direction has won the American Music Award for artist of the year.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:58am -
  • Adams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - American composer John Adams likes nothing better than to see well-known stories in a new light, and his version of the Passion of Christ is told through the eyes of the women who were with Jesus in his final hours…
    - 4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 5:43pm -
  • John Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis.
    - 5 days ago 22 Nov 14, 2:27am -
  • Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record
    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:07pm -
  • Presentan ópera en español en Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — El mundo hispano de la ópera está de manteles largos. El sábado, una obra del fallecido compositor mexicano Daniel Catán se presentará por segunda vez en Los Angeles, con cinco estrellas iberoamericanas cantando en su idiom…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:06pm -
  • Why Is the Smithsonian Standing Behind Bill Cosby?
    Bill Cosby did not want to talk about rape with the Associated Press. That much he made clear in an interview with AP arts reporter Brett Zongker, who interviewed Cosby and his wife, Camille, upon the opening of an exhibit of their collection of Afr…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • German art collector's cousin claims inheritance
    BERLIN (AP) — A cousin of the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt is laying claim to his priceless art trove, raising the possibility of a legal battle as a Swiss museum that Gurlitt named as his heir prepares to announce whether it will accept…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:14pm -
  • Hitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale
    BERLIN (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:14am -
  • Met Opera ends season with $22 million deficit
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch $100M
    LONDON (AP) — Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • Director Peter Sellars - shocking again in new Adams opera
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Peter Sellars's new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman's version of the Passion. To be seen at the first ful…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • Cosby: Reporters Asking About Assault Allegations Lack 'Integrity'
    On November 6, the Associated Press interviewed Bill Cosby and his wife Camille. The occasion was a show at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, which (currently) features an exhibition displaying Cosby's collection of African American a…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
    By Michael Roddy LONDON xx (Reuters) - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • Minecraft video game to get Tate art 'worlds'
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the hugely successful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D "Tate Worlds" start…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • 'Tom of Finland' gay images set for bedroom and bath
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish textile company hopes to cash in on the popularity of artist Touko Laaksonen's homoerotic images among the gay community with a "Tom of Finland" branded range of towels, bed linens and other products. Tom of Finland is…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:04am -
  • Teen found competent for trial in artist's death
    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager accused of helping rob and kill a French street artist outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been found competent to stand trial on first-degree murder and other charges.
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:08am -
  • Adrien Brody fashion forward for Pirelli calendar
    MILAN (AP) — Adrien Brody has long had a flair for fashion, but don't mistake the beard the actor is currently sporting as a bow to trend. It's for his latest movie role as Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in "Emperor."
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 2:09pm -
  • German auction house says putting Hitler watercolour on market
    By Frank Simons NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros (40,051 pounds) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. Auctione…
    - 8 days ago 18 Nov 14, 5:36pm -
  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
    A perfect way to enjoy a Christmas evening.
    - 22 Nov 13, 10:49am -

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Business & Finance

  • newVIDEO: Royal Mail universal service at risk
    Royal Mail boss Moya Greene has told MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service" and has accused her company's competitors of "cherry picking" the most profitable business
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  • newOpec split over oil output cuts
    Saudi Arabia suggests it will not push for output cuts to help push up oil prices, as Opec oil producers prepare for Thursday's meeting in Vienna.
    - 56 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:45pm -
  • newJuncker reveals giant EU jobs plan
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:34pm -
  • newCome clean on ads, vloggers told
    Video bloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they are being paid to promote products.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • newBT shares rise as EE confirms talks
    The FTSE 100 rises, with BT shares higher after the owners of the EE mobile phone network confirm they are in talks over selling the business to the UK firm.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:29pm -

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Industry News

  • newChina to push growth of outsourcing industry
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will develop international outsourcing of high-value-added services to create new advantages in foreign trade, its cabinet said on Wednesday, according to the official government website. The State Council will reduce corpor…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:35pm -
  • newFee overhaul needed to spur competition in Brazil card sector
    By Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Aluísio Alves SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Efforts by Brazil's central bank to foster competition among card payment processors may fall short unless the industry's fee structure and practice of allowing card holders to pay in…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:09am -
  • newAP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality.
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:17am -
  • newSao Paulo drought issue for global concern
    He cast his rod happily here for 30 years -- but where a river once teemed with fish, Brazilian fisherman Ernane da Silva these days stares out over a valley of weeds and bone dry, sun-parched land.
    - 8 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 6:31am -
  • newU.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…
    - 14 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38am -
  • newHP 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.
    - 15 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • newUS 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.
    - 16 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • newConservationists 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.
    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • newIn 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.
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:44pm -
  • newHow 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…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -
  • 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:12pm -
  • ASML sees sales at 10 billion euros in 2020 if Moore's Law slows
    By Thomas Escritt and Eric Auchard AMSTERDAM/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - ASML, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, said on Monday it could nearly double annual sales to 10 billion euros (7.92 billion pounds) by 2018 -- o…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • BT lines up O2 and EE in quest for British telecoms supremacy
    By Paul Sandle and Julien Toyer LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Britain's BT Group has been approached by O2 owner Telefonica and the parents of O2's bigger rival EE to discuss competing multibillion-pound deals to create a powerhouse in fixed-line broadb…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:38pm -
  • Electric Vehicle Fleet Gives California Green Energy Boost
    The crowded highways of Los Angeles just got a little greener, thanks to a new electric-vehicle program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force. The fleet of 42 electrically powered sedans, trucks and vans was recently unveiled at Los Angeles Air Force Base…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 2:05pm -
  • Does bad behavior really hurt business?
    NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for bu…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
    After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals.
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 6:16am -
  • New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 5:42am -
  • Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed
    Under cover of darkness in the steamy jungles of the Seychelles thieves creep out to harvest the sizeable and valuable nuts of the famous coco de mer palm, and their activities are threatening its long-term survival.
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 5:17am -
  • Hackers Target Medical Records as Electronic Data Becomes Less Lucrative
    Cyber security has recently become a major concern for large companies, governments and individuals in line with the rising number of hacking attacks and the leakage of large amounts of data.
    - 4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 8:04am -
  • Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
    - 5 days ago 22 Nov 14, 12:29am -
  • European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
    By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possibl…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • European Parliament proposing Internet search-service unbundling
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing to call for the separation of search engines from other commercial services to ensure a level playing field for the Internet industry, according to a draft motion seen by Reuters on Frida…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Soitec, a back-up bet if Moore's Law progression takes a detour
    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - A little known French company says it may have an alternative if, as some fear, the technology industry's most important engine of progress - the capacity to multiply computer power while shrinking costs - has be…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data
    By Victoria Bryan ANTWERP Belgium (Reuters) - Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue beyond ticket sales, emulating other industries already using such method…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:57pm -
  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said on Thursday. Congress should ask U.S. trade officials to r…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • Asteroid Impact Threat: Experts Report on Early-Warning Strategies
    The danger of an asteroid smacking into Earth is a clear and present hazard, underscored by the huge fireball and shattering explosion that occurred over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013. That event served as a global wake-up call — for both…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Ineos in $1bn bid to become UK's biggest fracking firm
    Swiss-based petrochemical firm Ineos launched plans Thursday to become the biggest player in Britain's fracking sector with a $1.0-billion investment in the nation's shale gas industry.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Car Ownership Ditched as Flexible Travel Tech Upstarts like Uber and Blacklane Reshape the Industry
    Jens Wohltorf is co-Founder and CEO of
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:21pm -
  • Britain begins review to speed access to new drugs
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has launched a review to speed the path to market for new drugs and medical devices in an attempt to improve patient care and make the country a more attractive place for investment in life sciences. British…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland vowed there would be no repeat of a system crash two years ago that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, after it was fined 56 million pounds ($88 million) by Briti…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
  • Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant
    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will partner with flat-panel maker Innolux Corp in investing T$86.8 billion (2 billion pounds) in a panel-producing plant in…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
    LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study. Researchers in Switzerland studied ba…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:09am -
  • Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA
    A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake ...
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • Yahoo CEO says Firefox deal will boost search market share
    Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:21am -
  • Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:14pm -

Technology

  • newObama administration sets stricter smog standard
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while settin…
    - 19 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:22pm -
  • 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 ...
    - 29 mins 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:56am -
  • newU.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…
    - 14 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38am -
  • newHP 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.
    - 15 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • newHP 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…
    - 15 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:31pm -
  • newTwitter 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…
    - 16 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 10:48pm -
  • newHow 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…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -
  • newThanksgiving 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…
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • newTelecom 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…
    - 20 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • newSony 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…
    - 21 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:57pm -
  • newGoogle's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
    - 22 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 4:49pm -
  • newGift 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 ...
    - 23 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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?
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:03am -
  • Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
    NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — and their top-end price tags — and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a th…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show
    LONDON (AP) — Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:04pm -
  • Telekom Austria wraps up cap hike raising 997 million euros
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Telekom Austria has finalised its cash call, reaching 99.7 percent of its target of 1 billion euros (791.95 million pounds) with top shareholders Carlos Slim and Austria's state holding company OIAG making full use of their allotm…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:01pm -
  • Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:12pm -
  • Digital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules
    By Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's new digital tsar voiced alarm on Monday at the efforts of some EU governments to water down equal Internet access, just as EU plans for "net neutrality" were being ec…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:36pm -
  • Google reaches out-of-court settlement in UK defamation case
    LONDON (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Monday it had reached a settlement with a British businessman over defamatory postings in its search results describing him as a pedophile, a murderer and a money-launderer. Former Morgan Stanley banker Daniel H…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • Black Friday: Walmart is Most Dangerous Place for Violence
    Walmart is the most dangerous place to shop on Black Friday, according to new figures that reveal two-thirds of all Black Friday-related injuries take place in the aisles of America's largest retail chain.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:07pm -

Reviews

  • 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 ...
    - 29 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • newReview: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
    It's hard to fit this giant Android tablet into a conventional slot. The pico projector is a first for an Android tablet and very cool, if a bit difficult to use.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:42pm -
  • newXiaomi slows expansion to focus on India and Indonesia
    The Chinese smartphone maker is scaling back its launch ambitions to focus "a ton of effort in India and Indonesia," where growth is robust.>
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  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • newEE owners confirm takeover talks with BT
    LONDON (Reuters) - EE's German and French owners confirmed on Wednesday they were in talks to sell Britain's biggest mobile network operator to BT as part of a wider review of its options. Fixed-line operator BT said on Monday it was in talks with b…
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  • newQatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels
    By Amena Bakr DOHA (Reuters) - At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar is covertly training moderate Syrian rebels with U.S. help to fight both President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State and may include more overtly Islamist insurgent groups, sources cl…
    - 22 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:19pm -
  • newSyria 'no-fly zone' not being considered: NATO general
    By Jonny Hogg IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - NATO is not considering establishing a "no-fly zone" in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressures on its southeastern borders, one of the alliance's…
    - 23 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • newRebels attack house of Yemen leader, kill 7
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital Wednesday, setting off clashes that left six guards and a rebel dead, security officials and rebel media said.
    - 25 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:16pm -
  • new5 free things to do in Spokane, Washington
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane is Washington's second-largest city, with its 210,000 residents living about 270 miles (435 kilometers) east of bigger, richer and better-known Seattle.
    - 27 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:14pm -
  • newHarriet Green: Profile Of A High-Flyer
    Harriet Green is one of the most charismatic business leaders of the last few years. A fitness fanatic who claims to get by on just three-and-a-half hours sleep a night and whose personal trainer is a ...
    - 27 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:14pm -
  • newCampaigning under way in Liberia despite Ebola
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Campaigning is under way for Senate elections in Liberia, another sign that Ebola is loosening its deadly grip on the West African country even as it hits the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone with increasing force.
    - 31 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • newGreece fails to reach deal in Paris over bailout exit
    PARIS (Reuters) - Greece and its EU/IMF lenders failed to resolve differences over next year's budget at talks in Paris, a Greek official said on Wednesday, raising doubts about whether Athens can meet a deadline to wrap up its bailout program. The…
    - 33 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:08pm -
  • newExclusive - Libya's rival oil minister wants to attend OPEC meeting
    By Ulf Laessing TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's rival government wants to send its appointed oil minister to the OPEC summit in Vienna this week and will refuse to comply with any production decisions if it is denied access, the minister said. Libya has…
    - 38 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:03pm -
  • newApplications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. Weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally ...
    - 40 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 2:01pm -
  • newSaudi, UAE signal no push for OPEC oil cut
    By Alex Lawler and Amena Bakr VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and fellow member the United Arab Emirates signalled on Wednesday they were unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at ...
    - 44 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:57pm -
  • newUS jobless claims rise
    Job seekers line up to meet with a recruiter for the Hayward Unified School District during a job fair at the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward, California on April 24, 2013
    - 47 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:54pm -
  • newWTO postpones trade deal by a day after last-minute objection
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization postponed adoption of the first global trade reform in its 19-year history on Wednesday, delaying by a day after a last-minute objection from Argentina, ...
    - 48 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:53pm -
  • newUS orders for durable goods up 0.4 percent
    Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month. Orders for durable goods ...
    - 50 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:51pm -
  • newParis Heist: Jewel Thieves Hide In Hair Salon
    Two gunmen robbed a Cartier store in Paris before taking a hostage, leading police on a chase across the city and then taking cover inside a hair salon.
    - 51 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:50pm -
  • newRickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution
    NEW DELHI (AP) — The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke fro…
    - 53 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:48pm -
  • newUS consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October
    U.S. consumers spent modestly more in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that consumer spending rose 0.2 percent last month, ...
    - 54 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • newSyria regime raids on Islamic State 'capital' kill 95
    Syrian regime air strikes on Islamic State group stronghold Raqa killed at least 95 people as a government delegation prepared for talks with key ally Russia Wednesday on relaunching peace negotiations.
    - 55 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 1:46pm -
  • newTurkey's Erdogan attacks US 'impertinence' on Syria
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed US "impertinence" on the Syrian conflict, exposing the extent of strains between Washington and Ankara days after his key meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:40pm -
  • newU.S. jobless claims rise above 300,000 last week
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level since September, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:39pm -
  • newECB stimulus bets lift Europe shares, Aussie sags
    By Emelia Sithole-Matarise LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rose on Wednesday, bolstered by hopes for more stimulus from the European Central Bank and upbeat U.S. economic data that calmed anxiety over ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:37pm -
  • newArcelorMittal, Marcegaglia submit offer for Italy's Ilva plant
    By Maytaal Angel LONDON (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal (ISPA.AS), the world's biggest steelmaker, has submitted a non-binding offer with Italian steel processor Marcegaglia for Italy's Ilva steel plant, handing ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:35pm -
  • newIndia-Pakistan friction threatens South Asia trade at Himalayan summit
    By Gopal Sharma and Frank Jack Daniel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hostilities between rivals India and Pakistan on Wednesday threatened to scupper efforts by South Asian leaders to boost trade among almost a quarter of the world's people, throwing into do…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:35pm -
  • newJuncker unveils giant investment plan to 'kickstart' Europe
    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker revealed a huge 315-billion euro investment plan Wednesday to "kickstart" the stalling economy, saying it would show the world Europe is back in business.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • newSuper material graphene has chink in its armour: study
    Impermeable to gases and liquids, the super material graphene can be pierced by one type of subatomic particle, according to a surprise discovery hailed Wednesday as a breakthrough for fuel cell technology.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:27pm -
  • newNATO commander says Russian forces are still in east Ukraine
    KIEV (Reuters) - NATO's top military commander said during a visit to Kiev on Wednesday that Russian forces were still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the "backbone" to separatist rebels fighting government forces. U.S. Air Force General Phi…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • newNational Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.
    By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Some 2,000 National Guard troops helped ward off a second night of rampant arson and looting in suburban St. Louis after a grand jury declined to indict a white police…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:20pm -
  • newAP PHOTOS: Macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In one of the world's most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:20pm -
  • newGreece says no agreement yet with EU/IMF lenders on bailout review
    PARIS (Reuters) - Talks in Paris between Greece and its EU/IMF lenders have failed to resolve differences over a projected budget shortfall next year, a Greek finance ministry official said on Wednesday, ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • newRich Tea: Expert's Tastebuds Insured For £1m
    A professional tea taster has insured his tastebuds for £1m after five years of intensive training made him a "master blender". There are more than 1,500 different varieties of tea and Sebastian ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:18pm -
  • newProtests across US as troops deployed in Ferguson
    Protest marches sprang up across the United States on Tuesday, and police battled to stifle another night of unrest in Ferguson, ground zero of America's latest racially-charged riots.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • newOhio bill seeks extra retail pay on Thanksgiving
    A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving — an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 1:13pm -
  • newPassengers Push Broken Jet On Freezing Runway
    Passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52C after freezing weather brought it to a standstill.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:10pm -
  • newIndia GDP growth to slow to 5.1 percent, but no rate cut yet - Reuters Poll
    By Deepti Govind BANGALORE (Reuters) - India economic growth probably slowed to 5.1 percent in the July-September quarter from a year ago, but economists polled by Reuters doubted whether that would be ...
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:09pm -
  • newWorld stocks rise as more US data on tap
    World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as investors looked to more economic indicators out of the U.S. in the run up to the Thanksgiving holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent to ...
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:59pm -
  • newFreighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete
    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate, a rescue effort…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:58pm -
  • newCongolese doctor receives EU prize for helping rape victims
    Doctor Denis Mukwege received the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Wednesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:52pm -
  • newGut check: how vultures dine on rotting flesh, and like it
    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They snack on danger and dine on death, merrily munching on rotting flesh that would certainly sicken or kill any person and most other animals. But how do vultures do it? These feathery scavengers have one of t…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:50pm -
  • newEgypt reopens Gaza crossing for first time in weeks
    Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:50pm -
  • newPassengers get out and push frozen Siberian plane
    Siberian air passengers had to get out and push their plane in temperatures of minus 52 degrees Celsius after its chassis froze, Russian prosecutors said Wednesday.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:48pm -
  • newIran lawmakers approve third Rouhani science minister pick
    Iran's conservative-controlled parliament finally approved a new science minister on Wednesday after rejecting President Hassan Rouhani's two previous nominees for the post as too reformist.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:46pm -

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  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:19pm -
  • newSpace 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.
    - 14 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:32am -
  • newHow 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…
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • newSpace 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.
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • new90,000 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.
    - 20 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:05pm -
  • newSaudi, 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…
    - 21 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • newSpot 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…
    - 22 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 4:52pm -
  • new'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.
    - 23 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 4:11pm -
  • new'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…
    - 24 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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.…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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.…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Mystery Object in Space: A Rogue Black Hole or Strange Supernova?
    An object previously thought to be a supernova may actually be a black hole ejected from its home galaxy. Further observation should provide a definitive answer, but whatever the outcome, the object is unique: If it is a supernova, it's a new breed t…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Satellite Photo Shows Frigid Arctic Air Over Eastern US
    A new satellite photo shows the eastern United States locked in a cold front's icy grip. The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic an…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
    LONDON (AP) — It's the moon mission for the masses.
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:19pm -
  • Private Moon Mission Aims to Drill Into Lunar South Pole by 2024
    If all goes according to plan, the newly announced Lunar Mission One will drill at least 65 feet (20 meters) — and perhaps as much as 330 feet (100 m) — underground at the moon's south pole in 2024, collecting samples that should shed light on t…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • Is Russian Mystery Object a Space Weapon?
    The orbital maneuvers of a mysterious object Russia launched earlier this year have raised concerns that the satellite may be a space weapon of some sort. The speculation centers on "Object 2014-28E," which Russia lofted along with three military co…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Spooky Galaxy Web Reveals the Largest Structures in the Universe (Video)
    A spooky new image shows a web of bright galaxies aligned in the largest structures ever discovered in the universe. Scientists working with a telescope in Chile discovered the alignment by studying 93 quasars — objects that shine very brightly an…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:04pm -

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