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Paulo Dybala filling the Carlos Tevez void at Juventus

Manchester City need to tame Argentine striker when they face Italians this week, writes Ian Hawkey<p>At Juventus, it is hard to speak too highly of Carlos Tevez. One of the best pieces of business the champions of Italy have done this century, they will tell you, was his transfer from Manchester City …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Is Your Refrigerator Running? No, Really, You Won a Nobel Prize

Persuading laureates they’re winners can be a tough call; ‘it’s not a prank’<p>The phone rings in the middle of the night. The number is unrecognizable. The voice on the other end of the line is unfamiliar—and it comes with a Swedish accent.<p>This is how the world’s most esteemed minds learn they have …

Nobel Prize

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Why you should download Windows 10 right now

Did you miss me?<p>Windows 10 is also the first desktop OS to debut with a full-featured digital assistant, named Cortana. Siri has yet to make its way …

The day FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja took on drug lord Pablo Escobar

Oscar Pareja was a bright-eyed 21-year-old when the tragic news filtered through. It was the evening of 15 November 1989, and he was heading home after Deportivo Independiente Medellín’s league clash with America de Cali. A man who he had shared a field with earlier had been murdered in cold blood …

From Bulgaria with love: Dimitar Berbatov

The 110% Football Quiz #7 | FourFourTwo

Question 1<p>Who has won more caps for Germany: Per Mertesacker or Franz Beckenbauer?<p>Question 2<p>Guus Hiddink has never won the European Cup or Champions …

Did you solve it? Is beehive Hidato the new Sudoku?

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Hidato puzzles. I’m going to explain how to solve the hardest one, since the strategies used will also help you solve the simpler ones.<p>The aim is to find the path from 1 to the largest number, in this case 85, such that consecutive numbers touch each other.<p>The first …

20 of the Most Stunning Deals in World Football History

Six years ago on July 6, the Bernabeu was full to capacity for the unveiling of the one and only Cristiano Ronaldo as a Real Madrid player.<p>The Portuguese superstar had completed a then-world-record £80 million move from Manchester United, with his adoring public welcoming him to the club for whom …

Italy 2014-15 - review of the season

Two days after Juventus’ 3-1 loss to Barcelona, club president Andrea Agnelli met the media to offer his reflection on what has been a momentous season for the club. In the process, he not only offered an accurate summary of the Champions League Final but – and arguably more importantly – he also …

Juventus comings and goings bittersweet for Double winners

ESPN FC's Gabriele Marcotti gives his, "Gab-O-Meter" rating of whether or not Paul Pogba is moving to FC Barcelona this season. As Juventus move …