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Falling Energy Prices Make Algeria's Latest Five-Year Plan its Most Important Yet

Abdelaziz Bouteflika was re-elected as Algeria's president for the third time this summer, meaning it will be his fourth term at the helm of the …

Russia And South Africa Just Signed A Multi-Billion-Dollar Nuclear Energy Deal

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of an International Atomic Energy Agency conference in Vienna on September 22.<p>Sergei Kiriyenko, director-general of Russia's nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, said in a statement that the partnership deal will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South …

Discrimination starts even before grad school, study finds

Most would acknowledge that women and minorities already face more hurdles in academia than their white, male peers. A lack of mentors, occasionally …

Hints To Longevity Found In Blood Of 115-Year-Old Woman

She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.<p>Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper died at the age of 115 in 2005, leaving her body to science. Until very close to her death, she remained in relatively good health and cognition, and was for example able to carry on a …

10,000-Year-Old Mastodon Tooth Found By Michigan Boy Is ‘Great Reminder’ Of North America’s Prehistoric Past

For a young boy whose dream is to become a paleontologist, what better sign is there of a successful career than finding a 10,000-year-old mastodon …

Prince George Spends Easter at Australian Zoo

George, meet George.<p>Prince William and wife Kate took turns holding their son George on Sunday as they visited a part of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, named …

Easter Bunny

The Johnny Depp Problem

If you’re a producer in Hollywood and you’re trying to get a movie made, you want the biggest star possible and until recently, Johnny Depp was always on the list. Not only is Depp a well-respected actor but his films have grossed a total of $8 billion at the global box office. He comes with a …

32,000 Year-Old Flower Has Rebloomed

Melting permafrost is not helping climate change, as it gives off gusts of globe-warming methane. But the world's scientists are finding a treasure …

Almost Earth: A Newly Discovered Planet Could Be a Lot Like Ours

When a faulty aiming device crippled the Kepler space telescope last year, NASA officials reluctantly declared the orbiting observatory’s …

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

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Morito tapas recipes: lamb chops mechoui

These delicious marinated lamb chops are a favourite at the restaurant<p>Serves 4<p>A Morito favourite, this is delicious served with flatbread, chopped salad and spiced labneh.<p>12-16 lamb chops, depending on their size<p><b>For the marinade</b><p>2 cloves of garlic, crushed to a paste with ½ tsp salt<p>¼ onion, finely …

Google now lets you access your computer through Android with Chrome Remote Desktop

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop service, first launched in 2011, is coming to mobile. Today, the company released an Android app that will let users access their desktop computers, whether through a Chrome web app for Mac, PC, and Linux or through Chrome OS itself. Once you've set up your primary …

Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith's Tusk

It seems that Kevin Smith has added a little A-list star power to his upcoming low-budget horror flick <b>Tusk</b>, with star Justin Long (<b>Jeepers Creepers</b>) …

Staying slim during pregnancy 'risks obese children’

Not putting on recommended weight 'may permanently affect energy balance and metabolism' says US study<p>Women who don’t put on enough weight while they are pregnant could increase their chances of raising an obese child, a study has suggested.<p>The US study found that a child whose mother’s weight in …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

Wall Street

As Windows XP support ends, are 'XPocalypse' reports overblown?

Consumers, businesses and cash machines rely on the operating system. What are the dangers of support ending?<p>Microsoft has officially stopped providing support and security updates for XP, its ubiquitous 13-year-old operating system.<p>The "XPocalypse" officially began on Tuesday 8 April when support …

LG's top-end G3 phone will rock a Quad HD display

So far, we've only come across beyond-1080p panels in a couple of Chinese phones, like the Oppo Find 7 and the Vivo Xplay 3S. But the spec is definitely about to go mainstream, as LG has just confirmed to us that the successor to the G2 will deliver a "Quad HD" resolution, with four times as many …

Half of nurses work through breaks or beyond their shift

Nurses are working through breaks and beyond their hours, but still do not feel they have enough time for patients, Unison survey reveals<p>Half of nurses are working through breaks or beyond their shift, revealing a health service under "severe strain", a new report has warned.<p>A survey of almost …

No Forgery Evidence Seen in "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" Papyrus

Scientists find no evidence of fakery in an ancient papyrus scrap saying that Jesus had a wife.<p>Did Jesus have a wife? A controversial papyrus scrap making that suggestion dates to the eighth century A.D., assert a series of just-released scientific reports, which may point to earlier Christian …

Facial Expressions Aren't As Universal As Scientists Have Thought

A new study contradicts the common assumption that emotion-based facial expressions are recognized across cultures.<p>For nearly half a century, social scientists have operated under the assumption that all basic human emotions are universally recognizable. Countless cross-cultural experiments—not to …

Psychology

Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

Sorry to ruin your appetite, but it's time to talk about cow belches.<p>Humans the world over are eating meat and drinking milk — some of us a little less, some of us a lot more, than years past. Farmers are bringing more and more cows into the world to meet demand, and with them escapes more methane …

After trip to space, cherry trees mysteriously blossom years ahead of schedule

It's that time of year when cherry blossoms draw crowds across the world, but a few cherry trees this year have sprouted a mystery. Four cherry tree saplings across Japan blossomed this spring, as much as six years ahead of schedule. The trees all come from a selection of seeds that took a trip to …

‘50-megapixel’ Oppo phone hits UK

Oppo’s Find 7a smartphone opens for pre-order in Europe, complete with fake 50-megapixel camera, but minus the mega-high-def screen.<p>Chinese …

Prince George holds court in New Zealand

The third in line to the British throne was just another little boy grabbing for toys as he played with 10 other babies at Government House in the New Zealand capital, Wellington.<p>Toys were piled in the middle of the Blundell room on Wednesday afternoon as the children, all eight months old, played …

A(nother) Study in Scarlett

Despite her screen-goddess superpowers—that voice (Her), those eyes (Under the Skin, out this month), the action-ready body (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)—Scarlett Johansson can also play real, talking to Lili Anolik about her recent endorsement controversy, her foxy French fiancé, and her …

Exclusive video interview with Rio 2 star Jemaine Clement

We’ve just brought you an exclusive <b>Rio 2</b> video interview with Anne Hathaway, and now thanks to James Kleinmann we’ve got another, this time featuring …

New Writers For Assassin's Creed Movie

Just over a year since Michael Lesslie's first draft, two new writers have been brought in to tackle the stealthy free-running of <b>Assassin's Creed</b>. …