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Living Well

  • newUnilever drops mayonnaise suit against Just Mayo maker
    (Reuters) - Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product. Unilever, famous for its mayonnaise brand Hellmann's, had fi…
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  • European court rules obesity can be a disability
    LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff.
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  • EU court says obesity can be disability
    The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work.
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  • Armed groups recruit 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic – NGO
    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to 10,000 children have been recruited by armed groups during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite a U.N.-backed peacekeeping presence, the number rising sharply in the past two years, Sa…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 2:53pm -
  • Instant noodles recalled as Taiwan food scare widens
    Taiwanese authorities on Thursday ordered a leading food company to recall two flavours of instant noodles over fears they contain a banned dye as the island's latest food scandal deepened.
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:16pm -
  • Shire considering bid for NPS Pharmaceuticals - Bloomberg
    (Reuters) - Dublin-based Shire Plc , whose proposed sale to AbbVie Inc fell apart in October, is considering an offer for U.S-based drug developer NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc , Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. NPS's shares ros…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:10pm -
  • Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.
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  • U.N. warns 1 million people could be hungry by March due to Ebola
    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on W…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:49pm -
  • Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan. Three chickens tested positive at the farm and all of the…
    - 4 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:55am -
  • Ex-Google employees launch app to make you smarter about health, fitness
    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple Inc iPhone and iPad launching on Monday, includes 10,000 que…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:33pm -
  • EU food labels to help allergy sufferers
    New EU labelling rules taking effect Saturday require restaurants and other businesses to tell customers if their food could trigger allergies or raise other health concerns.
    - 6 days ago 13 Dec 14, 6:46pm -
  • No more drunken sailors: Canadian Navy bans drinking at sea
    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble. Sailor…
    - 7 days ago 13 Dec 14, 1:31am -
  • 'Creeping humanitarian crisis' in drought-hit Central America: UN
    A drawn-out drought in Central America has pushed some 2.5 million people in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador into food insecurity, the UN warned Friday.
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  • Teen girl still hooked to machines 1 year later
    A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain-dead Dec. 12.
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  • Award-winning Washington Post photographer dies of heart attack in Liberia
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday in Liberia where he was on assignment covering the Ebola outbreak, the newspaper said. The Post said du Cille, 58…
    - 8 days ago 12 Dec 14, 1:41am -
  • Food insecurity rising despite record cereal output
    World cereal output is expected to hit record highs this year but food insecurity is worsening across the globe thanks to Ebola and civil conflicts, the UN's food agency said Thursday.
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:07pm -
  • Avian flu spreading in southwest British Columbia
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds have died of the virus or will be euthanized, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Danone's medical nutrition unit on board agenda Thursday - source
    PARIS (Reuters) - French food group Danone will hold a board meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to keep or sell its medical nutrition business, a person familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg earlier on Wednesday said that Danone's board would…
    - 9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 7:15pm -
  • Canada's Telus says wants in on 'Internet of things' growth
    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Telus Corp launched a package of technologies that connect and control machines via the Internet on Wednesday as the Canadian telecom company bids to generate sales from the so-called "Internet of things". Among…
    - 10 days ago 10 Dec 14, 5:03am -
  • N.Z. dairy giant Fonterra slammed over botulism scare response
    New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra bungled its response to a food contamination scare because it was more concerned with market share than public safety, an official inquiry found Tuesday.
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Education & Learning

  • newRecord 500,000 started university
    Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
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  • newMinister 'tackling' poor pupil funds
    The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.
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  • newStatistics watchdog ticks off Morgan
    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.
    - 15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 9:33am -
  • newPrimary school pupils 'still hungry'
    Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says
    - 16 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:27am -
  • newMinister in maternity leave first
    Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
    - 18 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 6:13am -

BBC Earth Videos

The Tiny Scorpion Slayer - Tiny Giants 3D
The Tiny Scorpion Slayer - Tiny Giants 3DAre you a man or a mouse? Michael Gunton, writer and producer of Tiny Giants 3D, tells us about our little hero the grasshopper mouse (commonly known as the scorpion mouse) and its remarkable...Fr…
- 5 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 7:28pm -
Angry Hippos Fight for Mate - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Angry Hippos Fight for Mate - Nature's Great Events - BBCWhen the dominant male hippo faces a contender to his crown, there is only one option left....fight! Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEart…
- 6 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 6:35pm -
Elephants Fight Over Water - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Elephants Fight Over Water - Nature's Great Events - BBCComing across a rare pool of water, the elephant heard knows that its stagnant. Luckily, they know a trick which will still allow them to take a well needed ...From:BBC EarthVie…
- 12 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:12pm -
Ten breathtaking moments from Life Story DVD - Life Story - BBC
Ten breathtaking moments from Life Story DVD - Life Story - BBCFrom pack-hunting wild dogs to skydiving goslings and artistic puffer fish, Life Story was jam packed with amazing moments. Now you can own them all on DVD. Click to buy the DVD…
- 20 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 4:48am -

Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    You need to decide between generosity and stinginess today -- but of course it's a little more complex than that. Things are sure to get a little weird as you sift through your various options.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    You need to feel like you're a part of something bigger, which could mean that you're looking for a new volunteer opportunity or spiritual community. You are sure to find something just right soon.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    Your feelings are bit closer to the surface today -- which makes them that much easier to hurt. That doesn't mean that you're at any serious risk of having a meltdown, just that you need to take it easy.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Lo…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    Your imagination is stronger than ever right now -- so much so that you may find it easier to drift off into fantasy than to focus on whatever is right in front of you. That could make life a little strange.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single'…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    You're a bit slower and more calculating today -- and you may find that you've got to deal with something that's perfect for this style of thought. Look at every angle and see what comes of it.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    You feel all turned around today -- it may be a good time to go it alone or to think things through on your own. Life may feel a bit more restricted than usual, but that can be a good thing.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dai…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    Try to take light steps today -- you may not be sure of something new that's exerting a lot of pressure on you. Just move slowly (or backward) until you start to get a better sense of what's going on.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveS…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    You feel reborn today -- maybe you're over an old emotional injury or maybe you've just got a new take on an old problem. Whatever it is, use this burst of great energy to start something new.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    Try not to let your ego get too involved in today's decision making. You've got to take a giant step back -- and you might even need to put off this big call for another day or two.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    Your fondest desires feel a bit closer today, so it's a good time to talk them up and see if you can get others to follow along. You may not feel perfectly at ease, but things should start to get better soon.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    Your emotional side is keeping things interesting today -- in fact, it may be taking control. Try not to spook anyone with sudden declarations of passion, but do be true to yourself as much as you can.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Love…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for December 18, 2014
    Something you sign today is of great importance -- so don't just go through the motions. You need to take everything seriously and trust your intuition, which is as strong as it's ever been.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dai…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

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

Music

  • How Bad Music Became a British Christmas Tradition
    In 1993, when I was 10 years old, one of the biggest stars in my native Britain was a Pepto Bismol-pink leviathan with yellow spots, a jaunty bow tie, and manic green eyes that shook from side to side like Cookie Monster on a HFCS binge. The creatur…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 1:22pm -
  • Green Day, Reed, Starr into rock hall
    NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:54pm -
  • Starr, Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, the late rocker Lou Reed, punk group Green Day and singer Bill Withers are among the 2015 inductees named on Tuesday to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, rockers…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:55pm -
  • Ex-Eurythmics' singer wants video at gothic jail
    DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Local officials in west Louisiana say former Eurythmics singer and guitarist Dave Stewart plans to film a new music video early next year in their century-old Gothic Revival jail.
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:20pm -
  • Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial
    By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. The verdict was read…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:11pm -
  • Buku 2015 music fest lineup released
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the fourth annual Buku music festival in March.
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • Songwriter Van Etten digs herself out of the dark with music
    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Even when things don't go her way -- from on-stage technical glitches to complicated relationships -- American singer Sharon Van Etten remains cheerful. You might not guess that by listening to "I Love You But I'm L…
    - 4 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • Tencent, Sony strike China music distribution deal
    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has struck the latest in a string of music distribution deals, this time with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China's paid-for mus…
    - 4 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:04am -
  • Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 21-27
    Dec. 21: Country singer Freddie Hart is 88. Talk-show host Phil Donahue is 79. Actress Jane Fonda is 77. Singer Carla Thomas is 72. Guitarist Albert Lee is 71. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 66. Singer Betty Wright is 61. Actress Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 4:25pm -
  • Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars grab top spot in British music charts
    LONDON (Reuters) - English DJ Mark Ronson grabbed the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday with his new track "Uptown Funk" featuring U.S. singer Bruno Mars, the Official Charts Company said. The track was made for Ronson's fourth studio a…
    - 5 days ago 14 Dec 14, 7:41pm -
  • J. Cole: Still a Classic Album Away From Greatness
    While an impressive rapper and storyteller, J. Cole doesn’t quite fit the labels given to other hip-hop artists—the poignant and introspective, R&B-influenced Drake; the confident and aggressive street persona of Jay Z. In a genre littered with…
    - 5 days ago 14 Dec 14, 5:40pm -
  • Ciao! Stand-in mentor Tulisa can't stop Andrea Faustini getting the X Factor final chop
    With Mel B missing through illness, the Italian singer lost the first public vote of the two-day series finale.
    - 6 days ago 13 Dec 14, 11:46pm -
  • Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford
    LONDON (Reuters) - Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who…
    - 6 days ago 13 Dec 14, 5:17pm -
  • Soccer-Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford
    LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwrite…
    - 6 days ago 13 Dec 14, 5:11pm -
  • New Ailey dance pays tribute to civil rights icon
    NEW YORK (AP) — It would seem the timing could hardly be more apt for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's new civil rights-themed piece, "Odetta," a tribute to the late folk singer often referred to as the voice of the civil rights movement.
    - 7 days ago 12 Dec 14, 11:41pm -
  • 4m watch inaugural BBC Music Awards
    Nearly four million people watched the inaugural BBC Music Awards last night to see Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams take the top honours.
    - 7 days ago 12 Dec 14, 3:16pm -
  • Who won what at the BBC Music Awards?
    Pharrell, Ed Sheeran and Catfish and the Bottlemen all walked away with golden gongs.
    - 7 days ago 12 Dec 14, 2:59pm -
  • A Vibrant American Musical Career, far From America's Cultural Capitals
    In the early 1970s, a young singer-songwriter named Larry Groce was launching his career in the music business. He had grown up in Texas, moved to Los Angeles, started recording albums, and in 1976 had a Top Ten hit with the novelty song "Junk Food…
    - 7 days ago 12 Dec 14, 2:15pm -
  • Music producer Dupri's mansion in foreclosure
    ATLANTA (AP) — According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion.
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Guilty plea in NY music festival drug death
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Thursday to a narcotics charge in a prosecution that arose after an overdose death at a New York City music festival.
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:18pm -
  • See the celebs that scrubbed up well at the BBC Music Awards
    They really were dressed to impress.
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:02pm -
  • Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is Spotify's most viral 2014 single
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The breakout hit "Take Me to Church" by the young Irish singer Hozier, which has been adopted as a protest song against anti-gay discrimination in Russia, was the most viral single on Spotify in 2014, the online mu…
    - 8 days ago 11 Dec 14, 6:05pm -
  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod
    Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I've been having on and off for 10 years: "I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device." This used to be a relative cinch: I'd put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and d…
    - 9 days ago 11 Dec 14, 12:31pm -
  • Dr Dre Revealed As World's Top Earning Musician
    US rap producer and Beats headphones co-founder Dr Dre was the highest earning musician of 2014, according to Forbes.
    - 9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 6:33pm -
  • Sam Smith tops MTV's 2014 best artist list
    NEW YORK (AP) — This year's breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV's best artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
    - 9 days ago 10 Dec 14, 1:40pm -
  • Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is top Spotify 2014 single
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The breakout hit "Take Me to Church" by the young Irish singer Hozier that has been adopted as a protest song against gay discrimination in Russia was the most streamed single on Spotify in 2014, the online music s…
    - 10 days ago 10 Dec 14, 12:21pm -
  • Cowell not biased, says Haenow
    X Factor hunk Ben Haenow has insisted Simon Cowell does not have a "favourite" on the show as they visited the singer's home town to drum up support ahead of this weekend's eagerly anticipated final.
    - 10 days ago 10 Dec 14, 9:12am -
  • 10 reasons we all love Katy Perry's Dark Horse video
    The singer’s music video has emerged the most popular YouTube video of 2014 and here’s why…
    - 10 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:01pm -
  • Katy Perry, spider-dog top popular online videos
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry and a dog dressed like a spider are among 2014's top online video subjects.
    - 10 days ago 9 Dec 14, 6:02pm -
  • Is Lindsay Lohan looking to get her music career back on track?
    Lindsay Lohan and her sister Aliana has been in the recording studio with English rockers Duran Duran.
    - 10 days ago 9 Dec 14, 2:50pm -
  • Robbie Williams wants a new job
    Rock DJ singer Robbie Williams has hinted he could give up music and is looking for a career change.
    - 10 days ago 9 Dec 14, 2:12pm -
  • Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones join Music Awards bill
    The Voice coaches will perform at the event at London’s Earls Court.
    - 11 days ago 9 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • Voice coaches on Music Awards bill
    The Voice stars Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have both been added to the bill of pop spectacular the BBC Music Awards later this week.
    - 11 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • Jay Z, Beyonce meet Kate and Wills
    Jay Z and Beyonce have rubbed shoulders with royalty when they met t he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a New York basketball match.
    - 11 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • Tulisa: I'm in control of my career now
    Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos said she has bounced back from her court ordeal.
    - 11 days ago 8 Dec 14, 2:19pm -

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Culture

  • newAuschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union.
    - 9 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 3:36pm -
  • newRebel Wilson: I channelled Matt Lucas's accent
    Rebel Wilson took inspiration from Little Britain’s Matt Lucas for her accent in Night At The Museum: The Secret of the Tomb.
    - 10 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 2:11pm -
  • newRebel: I channelled Lucas' accent
    Rebel Wilson has revealed how Matt Lucas inspired her British accent in Night Of The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.
    - 15 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:08am -
  • New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center
    NEW YORK (AP) — C'est la vie, fashionistas. The city of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches.
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 11:04pm -
  • The Innovative Art of the Book-Preserving Underground
    Finely produced limited-edition books have long attracted niche followings among those who savor the look and feel of volumes in slipcases, but few are more devoted than the devotees of The Folio Society. For the estimated 100,000 members of the pub…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 4:00pm -
  • Freud's goal: Keep Chicago's Lyric Opera relevant
    CHICAGO (AP) — When Anthony Freud was 14, his favorite pastime was going to the opera in London and then, on the train ride home to Wimbledon where he lived with his parents, "dreaming about how I could do it better when I ran a company of my own…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 3:36pm -
  • Katniss Everdeen has arrived... at Madame Tussauds in London
    New waxwork figure of the Hunger Games character has been unveiled at the museum.
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 12:52pm -
  • $10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles' largest art heists.
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:53am -
  • Singer J. Cole ousts Taylor Swift from top of Billboard 200
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American hip hop artist J. Cole bumped pop singer Taylor Swift from the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 on Wednesday, pushing her into second place. Cole's "2014 Forest Hill Drive" album sold 354,000 full copies, 109,000 songs and…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:51pm -
  • Third 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance
    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye. As fate would have it, the sequel, entitled "Night at the Museum: Secret of the…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:38pm -
  • Verona's Arena to get $17.5 million restoration
    MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures.
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:59pm -
  • 'Shimmering' Cezanne to heat up art auction, Christie's says
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A "shimmering" Paul Cezanne painting of the Mediterranean with a castle in the background is expected to attract the big-money buyers at a February auction that includes works by Modigliani, Giacometti and Picasso…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 6:52pm -
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  • Seven Critics' Circle nods for Turner biopic
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  • German foundation seeks ruling on Jewish art claim
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  • Night At The Museum stars salute Robin Williams
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  • newBlackberry in revenue slide
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  • newObama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
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    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:40pm -
  • newRisk modellers look to clarify cyber risk costs
    By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even as the Sony Corp cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy t…
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  • newEPA sets first national standard for coal waste
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.
    - 4 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:57pm -
  • newSpace Tourism Needs a Reality Check (Op-Ed)
    His latest book, just released, is "New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond" (Zenith Press, 2014). In October 2004, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne rocket plane won the $10 million X Prize by becoming the first privately funded human-ca…
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  • newAmazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labour union Verdi said on Friday. Verdi also f…
    - 8 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 4:51pm -
  • new'4D Printing' Makes Shape-Shifting Structures
    Using a new technique known as 4D printing, researchers can print out dynamic 3D structures capable of changing their shapes over time. Today's 3D printing creates items from a wide variety of materials — plastic, ceramic, glass, metal, and even mo…
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  • newBlackBerry closes acquisition of Germany's Secusmart
    TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said Friday it has completed its acquisition of Secusmart, a privately held firm that specialises in voice and data encryption. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry agreed to buy the German maker of encryption and an…
    - 12 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 12:12pm -
  • newSony hack adds to security pressure on companies
    BEIJING (AP) — Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.
    - 13 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 11:44am -
  • newPhilips to light up Madrid with thrifty LEDs
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips will supply Madrid with 225,000 new lights, switching to an energy-efficient system that will cut the Spanish capital's lighting bill by more than 40 percent, the company said on Friday. The Dutch lighting and medical e…
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  • newWill artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also insp…
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  • newUber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road
    By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansi…
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  • newExclusive - Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android – sources
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    - 24 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 1:09am -
  • newTop four U.S. wireless carriers increase control of market, review finds
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top four U.S. mobile carriers expanded their control of the U.S. wireless market last year, a federal government report said on Thursday, once again finding the industry is highly concentrated as a result of continuing cons…
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  • Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.
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  • Canada unveils major wireless spectrum plan
    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government unveiled a major update to its wireless airwave policy on Thursday, as it seeks to lower cellphone bills and bolster its coffers ahead of a federal election next year. The plan for making…
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  • A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet.
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  • SpaceX postpones launch after rocket 'issues'
    SpaceX on Thursday postponed the planned launch later this week of its unmanned Dragon cargo ship after unspecified "issues" arose during a launchpad test, the company said in a statement.
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 7:24pm -
  • Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever
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  • Ancient Farmhouse Found in Israel Reveals Agricultural Secrets
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  • EU markets watchdog says crowdfunding needs regulating
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  • IBM says cloud business enjoying 'breakthrough year'
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  • Google looks to head off U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android
    By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from Eur…
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  • Sony cancels North Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers
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    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:36am -
  • Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:28am -
  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats
    NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the…
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:25am -
  • SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station.
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • Leaked Sony emails show Loeb influence on studio execs
    By Ritsuko Ando and Svea Herbst-Bayliss TOKYO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Sony Corp movie executives kept up a dialogue with hedge fund titan Daniel Loeb, even after rebuffing the billionaire investor's proposal to sell up to one-fifth of the studio's entert…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:26pm -
  • Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order.
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:13pm -
  • Amazon workers in Germany extend strike
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer promised it would be able to deliver Christmas orders on time. Labour union Verdi l…
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  • Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing
    Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
    - 3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:38am -
  • U.S. judge OKs Seattle artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit
    By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has allowed a Seattle artist's intellectual property lawsuit to go forward over her claims she was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of "Angry Birds" pet toys she designed,…
    - 3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 2:28am -
  • Obama bars oil, gas drilling in Alaska haven
    President Barack Obama declared Alaska's ecologically rich Bristol Bay off-limits for oil and gas exploration on Tuesday, saying the move was necessary to safeguard the region's fishing and tourism industries.
    - 3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:18am -
  • 3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely. The initiative…
    - 3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:05am -
  • Vintage videogame found in New Mexico landfill sent to Smithsonian
    By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Reuters) - A copy of a vintage ET Atari videogame extracted from a New Mexico landfill where hundreds of the cartridges were dumped after the game flopped in the 1980s has made its way to the Smithsonian Institution…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:17pm -
  • T-Mobile to let customers carry over unused data
    NEW YORK (AP) — T-Mobile will now let customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments.
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:29pm -
  • China's Xiaomi booked $56 million profit in 2013 - filing
    By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - Privately owned Xiaomi booked 347.5 million yuan (35.65 million pounds) in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing that showed the world's No.3 smartphone maker grappling razor-thin margins. The figur…
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  • Rocket Internet backs rental start-up looking to replace realtors
    By Eric Auchard LONDON (Reuters) - German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet is backing online apartment rental firm Nestpick as the start-up expands into four European countries, aiming to connect landlords with tenants and put real estate agents ou…
    - 4 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:05am -
  • Online ventures target global Muslim consumer market
    By Bernardo Vizcaino (Reuters) - From travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing "Muslim lifestyle" market, which is expanding beyond food to include areas such as tourism, fashion and credit cards. Excl…
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Technology

  • newObama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack
    By Steve Holland and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he desc…
    - 47 mins ago 19 Dec 14, 11:54pm -
  • new2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.
    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:59pm -
  • newAP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists.
    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:55pm -
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  • newStaples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards
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    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:25pm -
  • newBlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs
    WATRERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicag…
    - 2 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 10:21pm -
  • newKim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has…
    - 3 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 9:50pm -
  • newHackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."
    - 4 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:48pm -
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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands.…
    - 4 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 8:26pm -
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    There is a part of the web that is still hidden from the majority of the internet users, a so-called dark web that cannot be found by conventional search engines or accessed by standard browsers.
    - 6 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 7:03pm -
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution.
    - 7 hours ago 19 Dec 14, 5:34pm -
  • newAmazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labour union Verdi said on Friday. Verdi also f…
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  • newBlackBerry third-quarter revenue falls more than expected, shares drop
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  • newSony hack adds to security pressure on companies
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  • newPhilips to light up Madrid with thrifty LEDs
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  • newHack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions
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  • newSony - Europe holiday sales of PlayStation 4 'inventory challenged'
    TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Sony Computer Entertainment, the Japanese electronic group's video gaming division, said holiday sales of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in Europe were so strong that it was fighting to keep up with demand. "If I look…
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  • newWill artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also insp…
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  • newInsight - Amazon's cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era
    By Deepa Seetharaman and Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - This spring, Taser International Inc won a small but high-profile contract to supply body cameras to the London police. But the deal nearly collapsed over one issue: where the vid…
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  • newCompanies' data security in question after Sony hack
    ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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  • newUber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road
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  • newNASA Satellite's 1st CO2 Maps of Earth Revealed
    This past summer, NASA launched its first satellite devoted to measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that is driving global warming. Today (Dec. 18), scientists with the space agency unveiled the first carbon maps obtained by the…
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  • newPrivate Moon-Drilling Mission Raises Over $1 Million via Crowdfunding
    An ambitious private space exploration project that aims to land a moon-drilling probe on the lunar surface by 2024 now has the money it needs, thanks to a crowdfunding effort that raised more than $1 million for the mission. The novel Lunar Mission…
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  • newCuriosity Rover's Critics are Missing the Point (Op-Ed)
    Marc Kaufman has written about science and international affairs for more than three decades, primarily for The Washington Postand The Philadelphia Inquirer.Kaufman's latest book is "Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission" (National Geographic,…
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  • newSpace Tourism Needs a Reality Check (Op-Ed)
    His latest book, just released, is "New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond" (Zenith Press, 2014). In October 2004, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne rocket plane won the $10 million X Prize by becoming the first privately funded human-ca…
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  • newAmerica's First One-Year Space Voyage Has Astronaut Excited
    A NASA astronaut is getting ready to be the first American to spend a continuous year in space, and he is excited. NASA's Scott Kelly will perform experiments to help the space agency learn more about how space changes the human body after he launch…
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  • newWe would only get three days warning of where a big asteroid would hit
    European Space Agency tests predict the effects of an asteroid 120 feet across with the explosive power of a hydrogen bomb.
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  • Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
    US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work of helping a future trip to Mars.
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  • Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough
    The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft's rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said Thursday.
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  • Daring Philae Comet Landing Named Top Breakthrough of 2014
    The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science. The European Space Agency's comet-studying Rosetta mission is telling scientists more about the…
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  • NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck.
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  • 2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 5:48pm -
  • NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds 1st Alien Planet of New Mission
    NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again. "Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kepler has been reborn and is continuing to make discoveries," study lead author Andrew Vanderburg, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrop…
    - 1 day ago 18 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.
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  • Highlights - Putin says economy to rebound, wants end to Ukraine crisis
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are some of his comments. UKRAINE "We think the crisis should be solved, the sooner the better." "It should be solved through political…
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  • Highlights - Putin says Russian economy will rebound, wants political solution in Ukraine
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are extracts of the news conference: UKRAINE "We assume the crisis should be solved, the sooner the better." "It should be solved throu…
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  • Arctic Is Heating Up Twice as Quickly as Rest of World
    Bad news for polar bears: The Arctic is still warming at twice the pace of the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
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  • German named next head of European Space Agency
    Johann-Dietrich Woerner, head of German aerospace giant DLR, is to succeed Frenchman Jean-Jacques Dordain as next director-general of the European Space Agency, ESA announced on Thursday.
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:32am -
  • India launches biggest ever rocket into space
    India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme.
    - 2 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:47am -
  • NASA Holds Off on Asteroid-Capture Mission Decision Until Early 2015
    What will NASA's bold plan to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the moon look like? Space agency officials should decide on the final mission plan by early 2015, according to NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot. Space agen…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:26pm -
  • European Comet Lander May Wake Up from Space Slumber
    Philae, part of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, went into hibernation in mid-November, a few days after executing a dramatic and historic touchdown on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — the first-ever soft landing on one…
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  • Eight-year Venus probe ends after it runs out of fuel
    The space probe that spent eight years carrying out a detailed analysis of Venus is out of fuel and will float to a fiery demise in the planet's toxic atmosphere, the European Space Agency has announced.
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:00pm -
  • SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station.
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • Holiday Lights From Space: Satellite Sees Cities Brighten (Photos)
    City lights across the United States blaze 20 to 50 percent more brightly in December than they do the rest of the year, and some cities in the Middle East brighten by more than 50 percent during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, researchers said. "…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:19pm -
  • Blue Stars Sparkle in Spectacular Deep Space Star Cluster (Video, Photos)
    The blue stars are younger and hotter, while the red stars are cooler. Examining the Messier 47 star cluster using spectroscopy reveals that the red stars have short lives and are further along in their lifespans than the blue stars, which aren't qu…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:19pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Finds Life's Building Blocks on Mars
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found organic chemicals — the carbon-containing building blocks of life — on the Red Planet. "This is really a great moment for the mission," Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger, of the California Institu…
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:18pm -
  • Europe's Venus probe set for fiery demise
    BERLIN (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks.
    - 2 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:13pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water
    NASA's Curiosity rover is continuing to help scientists piece together the mystery of how Mars lost its surface water over the course of billions of years.
    - 3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:23pm -
  • How Space Station Tech Is Helping the Fight Against Cancer
    One of the tools used in the fight against cancer is, quite literally, out of this world. When the Soviet Union launched Salyut 1, the first space station, into orbit in the 1970s, humans began spending more and more time in extremely low-gravity en…
    - 3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • Voyager 1 Rides 'Tsunami Wave' in Interstellar Space
    It turns out that sailing through interstellar space isn't so peaceful. NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft — the only object made by humans to reach interstellar space — might still be caught what scientists have described as a cosmic "tsunami wave," a…
    - 3 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • Greenland's Ice-Melt Models May Be Too Sunny
    The vast ice sheet covering Greenland could melt more quickly in the future than existing models predict, new research suggests. Scientists looked at satellite data collected by NASA's ICESat spacecraft and Operation IceBridge and plotted the elevat…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:30pm -
  • Glaciers on Mars Likely Helped Carve Red Planet's 'Grand Canyon'
    Signs of acid-rock interactions in Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars, suggest that glaciers in the planet's past may have been responsible for carving at least some of the extensive network when the planet was more severely tipped. While ot…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:34pm -
  • Want to Name a Crater on Mercury? Now's Your Chance
    A NASA team has invited the public to name five impact craters on the surface of Mercury, but you'll have to win a contest to nab the otherworldly naming rights. The contest, launched by the outreach arm of NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury, calls…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:34pm -
  • California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA
    California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from its three-year drought, the US space agency said Tuesday after studying water resources by using satellite data.
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:08pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Finds Methane on Mars: What It Could Mean for Life
    NASA's Curiosity rover has recently made a surprising find on Mars that could help scientists get one step closer to figuring out if the Red Planet has ever supported life. The lack of methane measured earlier by Curiosity was disappointing for many…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:34pm -
  • Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what.
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:01pm -
  • NASA Probe Piecing Together How Mars' Atmosphere Escapes to Space
    A NASA spacecraft that recently arrived in orbit around Mars is already helping to solve a Martian mystery. Scientists are using the space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft to gather more data about how Mars' atmosph…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • Saturn's Rings Caught Streaking in NASA Photos
    The streaky details of Saturn's rings have been captured in amazing detail in new images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The spacecraft is currently in an extended mission phase that runs through 2017.
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:54pm -
  • New Omega Skywalker X-33 Space Watch Features Astronaut's Invention
    French astronaut Jean-François Clervoy, who was a crew member onboard three U.S. space shuttle missions in the 1990s, was inspired by his time orbiting the Earth to come up with a better clockwork for the wristwatches he and his fellow astronauts w…
    - 3 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:54pm -
  • Greenland ice loss may be worse than predicted
    A warming planet may lead to swifter ice loss on Greenland's ice sheet, and faster sea level rise for the rest of the world than previously predicted, scientists said Monday.
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 8:25pm -
  • Two Moons Cast Shadows on Jupiter Tonight: How to See It
    Skywatchers with telescopes on Earth will be able to witness a remarkable cosmic event tonight (Dec. 15): Two of Jupiter's moons will cast shadows on the face of the gas giant in the same night. As Jupiter's moons revolve around the gas giant, they…
    - 4 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:40pm -

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  • new2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two of Lance Armstrong's longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis.
    - 29 mins ago 20 Dec 14, 12:12am -
  • newRays, Padres, Nats complete 11-player trade involving Myers
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Rays, Padres and Nationals finalized an 11-player trade Friday that sent 2013 AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Washington to the Rays.
    - 32 mins ago 20 Dec 14, 12:09am -
  • newNHL-National Hockey League roundup
    Dec 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta tested positive for mumps on Friday. General manager Jim Rutherford said Maatta remains in isolation. Maatta, 20, has not played since Dec. 6 because of an upper-body injury. He…
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  • newAP sources: Peavy agrees on deal with Giants
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation, bringing back Jake Peavy.
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  • newNBA-National Basketball Association roundup
    Dec 19 (The Sports Xchange) - A sprained ankle was expected to keep Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant on the sideline for the Thunder's game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. Durant sprained his right ankle just before halftime Thursday agai…
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  • newSt. Louis Rams 'Hands Up' players give back at holiday event
    JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Rams players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday.
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  • newPadres to acquire OF Justin Upton from rebuilding Braves
    ATLANTA (AP) — With the focus firmly on the opening of their new stadium, the Atlanta Braves dealt away slugger Justin Upton and made it clear that contending next season is not their primary goal.
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  • newNBA-Accolades pour in for Lakers' Bryant
    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has often been a polarizing figure during his illustrious NBA career, criticized by some for being too selfish and not doing enough as a facilitator…
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  • newObama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack
    By Steve Holland and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he desc…
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  • newTaylor Powers Over First Hurdle
    Phil Taylor put personal troubles aside to ease into the second round of the PDC World Championship. Taylor's mother has been seriously ill and the 16-time world champion was noticeably subdued during a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Germany's Jyhan…
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  • newNyman in a hurry to land leading role
    By Patrick Lang VAL GARDENA, Italy (Reuters) - Steven Nyman wants to become more than a one-race wonder. The 32-year-old claimed a third career World Cup downhill victory on Friday, all of which have come on the testing Saslong course at the Italian…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Dec 14, 11:38pm -
  • newSelig to become baseball commissioner emeritus
    NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month.
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  • newKenya's marathon queen Jeptoo fails second doping test
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has tested positive for a banned substance in a B sample taken after she failed an out-of-competition check in September. "The results of the…
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  • newAPNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and owe more than $26.6 million in luxury tax.
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  • newAP source: Rockets acquire Timberwolves' Brewer
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Rockets made a move to bolster their depth on the perimeter on Friday, landing veteran swing man Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • newSoccer-Ligue 1 top scorers
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Friday 15 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 12 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 8 Daniel Wass (Evian Thonon Gaillard FC) Cheick Tidiane Diabate (Girondins Bordeaux) Zlatan Ibrahim…
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  • newSoccer-La Liga top scorers
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Friday 25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 13 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 11 Neymar (Barcelona) 10 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 8 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 7 Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Gareth Bale…
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  • newGold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.
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  • newSoccer-Portuguese championship results and standings
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Portuguese championship matches on Friday Friday, December 19Porto 4 Vitoria Setubal 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Benfica 13 11 1 1 30 7 34 2 Porto 14 9 4 1 31 7 31 ------------------------…
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  • newSoccer-Bundesliga top scorers
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Bundesliga on Friday 12 Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 10 Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 9 Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke 04) 8 Shinji Okazaki (Mainz) 7 Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen) Mario…
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  • newUPDATE 1-Soccer-Robben to the rescue as Bayern snatch win at Mainz
    * Robben scores winner in 90th minute * Bayern have won last eight league games (Updates with quotes, details) BERLIN, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Arjen Robben scored a 90th minute winner in their 2-1 victory at Mainz 05 on Friday to send Bundesliga leaders B…
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  • newAthletics-Kenya's marathon queen Jeptoo fails second doping test
    NAIROBI, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has tested positive for a banned substance in a B sample taken after she failed an out-of-competition check in September. "The results…
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  • newLeinster’s game-sealing try tonight was an early Christmas present from Connacht
    Matt Healy was trying to keep the game alive, but he killed it.
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  • newSoccer-La Liga results and standings
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the La Liga matches on Friday Friday, December 19Celta Vigo 0 Almeria 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Real Madrid 15 13 0 2 55 13 39 2 Barcelona 15 11 2 2 36 7 35 3 Atletico Madrid 15 10 2 3 27 13…
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  • newSoccer-La Liga summaries
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Friday Celta Vigo 0 Missed penalty: Nolito 73Almeria 1 Tomer Hemed 17 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 13,200- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, December 20Barcelona v Cordoba (1500) Levant…
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  • newSoccer-Robben to the rescue as Bayern snatch win at Mainz
    BERLIN, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Arjen Robben scored a 90th minute winner in their 2-1 victory at Mainz 05 on Friday to send Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich into the winter break with a commanding 14-point lead. Dutchman Robben, who has been outstanding f…
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  • newNoel Reid shines at 12 in Leinster win over Pat Lam’s Connacht
    Zane Kirchner and Shane Jennings scored tries for Matt O’Connor’s men.
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  • newHughes tragedy overshadows eventful year
    By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Phillip Hughes's tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge o…
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  • newAs it happened: Leinster vs Connacht, Guinness Pro12
    This is the first of many inter-pros over the festive period.
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  • newSoccer-Ligue 1 results and standings
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  • newSoccer-Ligue 1 summaries
    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Ligue 1 matches on Friday Racing Lens 2 Wylan Cyprien 38, Adamo Coulibaly 86 Missed penalty: Adamo Coulibaly 56Nice 0 Halftime: 1-0; Attendance: 21,000- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, December 20Pari…
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