Los Angeles - Natalie Portman is in talks for a role in the Steve Jobs biopic.
Sunday, 30 November 2014
(Reuters) - Insiders say staff at Samsung Electronics have never been so anxious ahead of the annual reshuffle, as a weak smartphone performance and its worst earnings in three years are expected to cost many jobs.
Cape Town – Kendall Jenner is building her modelling empire in the shadows of older sister Kim Kardashian West, but the aspiring model is slowly but surely taking over the spotlight.
Saturday, 29 November 2014
(Reuters) - An international team of more than 100 researchers has mapped the genome of the centipede and found that, while it easily outpaces humans on number of legs, it falls short when it comes to genes.
(Reuters) - Popular web videos showing that "cats rule and dogs drool" have new scientific evidence to support that felinophilic sentiment, at least when it comes to drinking.
(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 carrying incoming station commander Terry Virts from U.S. space agency NASA,
Friday, 28 November 2014
Los Angeles - Demi Lovato insists she and Miley Cyrus won't be friends again because they have nothing in common.
Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.
(Reuters) - In a discovery that experts say could revolutionize fuel cell technology, scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the world's thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.
(Reuters) - They snack on danger and dine on death, merrily munching on rotting flesh that would certainly sicken or kill any person and
Thursday, 27 November 2014
ABUJA—Members of the House Committee on Police Affairs were shocked yesterday when the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr Sulaiman Abba, told them that he would not address Aminu Tambuwal as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ABUJA—FORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, sneered at President Goodluck Jonathan for not having adequate understanding of the Boko Haram insurgency and being unable to proffer a response to the menace starring the nation in the face.
(Reuters) - Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region in a time of global climate change, has proven to be a
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Monday, 17 November 2014
(Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp was ordered Thursday to pay four women a total of $26.7 million after it was found liable for selling faulty transvaginal mesh devices, following one of the first federal trials resulting from thousands of lawsuits over the devices.
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Friday, 14 November 2014
(Reuters) - Dolphin-sized robots are giving clues to a thaw of Antarctica's ice in a sign of how technology is revolutionizing data collection in remote polar regions, scientists said on Monday.
An international study led by the California Institute of Technology used three yellow "gliders", about 2 meters (6 feet 6 inches) long and each costing $240,000, to measure temperature and salinity in the depths of the Weddell Sea off Antarctica
Washington - US military action against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria began on a small scale three months ago but has steadily expanded in size and scope, raising the stakes for Washington, experts say.
(Reuters) - British scientists say they have found the best way yet to analyze the effects of smoking on the brain -- by taking functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of people while they puff on e-cigarettes.
(Reuters) - Monsanto Co, the world's largest seed company, and its brethren of global biotech crop developers are spreading the word that as far as the safety of their genetically modified grain goes, the science is solidly on their side.
Thursday, 13 November 2014
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Chilpancingo - Mexican protesters angry at the presumed massacre of 43 students torched the ruling party's Guerrero state headquarters on Tuesday as demonstrations rocked President Enrique Pena Nieto's government.
Lagos - Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson receieved a funny birthday wish her ex-boyfriend and super star musician Iyanya.
Washington - Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease.
Abuja - A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a teacher training college in Nigeria on Wednesday, killing at least one other
Kim Kardashian West has gone from a classy Vogue magazine cover to being named the sexiest woman by GQ Magazine to balancing a champagne glass on her ass?
(Reuters) - Etienne Simon-Loriere of the Pasteur Institut in Paris has his fingers crossed. He is heading to West Africa on Sunday to inspect blood samples gathered from Ebola patients in Guinea in hopes of tracing the path of the virus in the country where the current outbreak began.
(Reuters) - The comet that sailed by Mars last month spawned thousands of shooting stars per hour and created a new layer of ionized particles high in the planet’s atmosphere, NASA scientists said on Friday.
At twilight, the Martian skies likely took on a yellowish hue from sodium in vaporized comet dust, creating a glow similar to sodium vapor lights commonly used in parking lots on Earth.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
(Reuters) - Academia doesn't usually bring rich financial rewards.
But that changed Sunday for recipients of a record 12 Breakthrough Prizes,
(Reuters) - A UK insurer that recently began offering life coverage for would-be space tourists said it has seen no increase in interest in the policy following the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic test space ship last month.
Monday, 10 November 2014
Cape Town – A simple picture can tell an entire story based on body language, choice of clothes or the setting you are in.
Glasgow - Nicki Minaj rapped about shortbread and Ariana Grande capped a breakthrough year with two trophies as the MTV Europe Music Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary on Sunday with a Scottish-accented show in Glasgow.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
(Reuters) - DNA extracted from the skeleton of a man who lived in Russia about 37,000 years ago is giving scientists new insights into the genetic history of Europeans including interbreeding that took place with Neanderthals more than 50,000 years ago.
(Reuters) - Scientists who unlocked the genetic code of bacteria grown from a soldier who died of dysentery in World War I say it revealed a superbug