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Scientists Get a Little More Creative to Study Penguins Up-Close

Scientists may have discovered a way to study animals without disturbing their natural behavior, according to a new study, and it involves dressing …

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Expert guide to Florence

Essential Information<p><b>British embassy in Rome</b>: 00 39 06 4220 0001; gov.uk<br>Tourist office and information: the main tourist information office is at Via Cavour 1r (00 39 055 290 832, firenzeturismo.it). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. There are also branches at the train station and the airport<p><b>Emergency</b> …

The Best New Travel Reads of Fall

Two of the hottest books this fall are set in two of the planet’s coldest locales: Siberia and the South Pole.<p>In <b>Midnight in Siberia</b>, author and NPR host David Greene meets singing babushkas in Buranovo and teenagers hawking meteor fragments in Chelyabinsk, as he travels 6,000 miles by train through …

Four things to do in your lunch break this week – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:30 pm, November 4, 2014 in Fun London<p>The best part of the working day? LUNCH. Here are four ways to make your break more exciting this …

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Emma Watson dedicates award to hamster

Harry Potter star delivers a peculiar dedication to her late hamster at Britannia Awards in Los Angeles<p>In the wake of her triumphant address to the UN in September, Emma Watson delivered a speech of a different order at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles on October 30.<p>In accepting her prize for …

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Preview of American Legends #1

Throughout November, Image Comics will be releasing the five-part series <b>American Legends</b>, and we have a preview of the first issue for you right here…<p>…

Fast and Furious 7: watch Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in the trailer for the car racing action film - video

Fast & Furious 7 aka Furious 7 is the last of the franchise to feature star Paul Walker, who died in a car crash while the film was in production. In this installment O'Conner (Walker), Toretto (Vin Diesel), Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and their crew take on a murderous gangster (Jason Statham) out for …

Tom Hiddleston Will Play Loki In All 3 'Avengers' Sequels

And Hiddleston's "Thor" character will be featured prominently in the next installment of the Thor franchise "Ragnarok," a s well as in both parts of series finale, "The Avengers: Infinity War", according to the Huffington Post.<p>The news of the castings comes just days after Marvel rolled out a slew …

'Interstellar' Star Matthew McConaughey Reveals The Conversation That Changed His Life, And Led To An Oscar

Matthew McConaughey credits a conversation he had with his business manager for the renaissance in his career that has seen him collecting an Oscar …

Benedict Cumberbatch on Alan Turing: 'He should be on banknotes'

The star of The Imitation Game on the genius of Alan Turing and harrowing lengths the state went to to 'cure' him of his homosexuality<p>There is, at first, a moment of confusion. <b>Benedict Cumberbatch</b> is filming <b>Richard III</b> for the BBC’s Hollow Crown series, and yesterday, or so the publicist from the …

FIRST LOOK: Romeo Beckham Is Back For Burberry's Christmas Campaign

Fashion<p>by Jessica Vince | 03 12 2014<p>Romeo Beckham Is Back For Burberry\\\\\\\'s Christmas Campaign<p>Romeo Beckham Is Back For Burberry's Christmas …

Hit and run: the lost art of making the perfect Italian espresso

Britain’s bean fetish shows no signs of fading. In independent coffee shops up and down the country, piccolos and cortados are now jostling for space amongst flat white and cold brews, likely concocted from espresso made with single origin beans from local roasteries. This is the “third wave” of …

Peanut Dacquoise with Peanut Butter Mousse

8 to 10 Servings<p>Active Time: 7 min<p>April 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>meringue layers<p>1 1/4 cups roasted Spanish salted peanuts with skin (6 to 6 1/2 ounces), divided<p>3/4 cup sugar, divided<p>6 large egg whites<p>1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar<p>Pinch of coarse kosher salt<p>mousse<p>1/2 cup chunky natural-style peanut …

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Suntory time: Japanese whisky named world's best in sour dram for Scotland

Scottish drinkers could be forgiven for crying into their drams after a single malt from Japan was named the best whisky in the world for the first time.<p>Whisky expert Jim Murray awarded a record-equalling 97.5 marks out of 100 to Suntory’s Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013, hailing it as “near …

Why it's better to gamble when you're hungry

Making long-term decisions on a empty stomach is better, a new study finds<p>Though logic would suggest it’s better to make decisions without the distant pangs of hunger as a distraction, new research suggests it’s perhaps better to take a gamble when suffering from a grumbling stomach.<p>Researchers …

Residents fight to save Duchess of Cambridge’s local pub

The Old Boot Inn, a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge when she was Kate Middleton, is under threat of closure<p>A campaign has been launched to save a historic pub frequented by the <b>Duke</b> and <b>Duchess of Cambridge</b> near her home town of Bucklebury.<p>The Old Boot Inn in Stanford Dingley, Berkshire is such …

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Which cheap ingredients are just as good as gourmet in your cooking?

Like so many of the world’s great debates, it all started with a disagreement about cheese. There I was one Sunday, innocently pushing a trolley around the supermarket, when someone (to protect her anonymity, let’s call her Mrs N), blithely picked up a wedge of parmesan, when its far cheaper …

30 Pieces Of The Berlin Wall Spread Out All Over The World

This Sunday, Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To mark the event, Reuters photographers around the world captured images of segments of the wall, which are kept as monuments in countries from Taiwan to South Africa and Guatemala. People walk by these every …

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The secret to success? 'Bitchiness'

Take it from Amy Poehler: modesty and niceness are overrated – and they are not the traits of wildly successful women<p>In Amy Poehler’s new book, Yes, Please, she gives it to us straight: “I am not as nice as you think I am.” She’s not lying.<p>In her memoir released last week, the Parks and Recreation …