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Sky reinvents itself with Sky Q

Television is going through a period of transition that's greater than almost anything that's been seen up to this point. The inexorable rise of the internet, smartphones, tablets and on-demand viewing have combined to relegate the communal living room TV to being just another screen. That's a …

Set-Top Boxes

Astronomers have spotted something in space that looks like it could have been made by aliens

"Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilisation to build," Jason Wright, an astronomer from Penn State University in the US, told The Atlantic.<p>The star, KIC 8462852, is located about 1,500 light-years away between …

Company excited about semi-autonomous system but warns that drivers will still have to keep their hands firmly on the wheel<p>The electric carmaker Tesla Motors hopes to overtake competitors with a new autopilot system that lets cars change lanes by themselves.<p>Like other semi-autonomous systems …

Tesla

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Linguistics

Manchester United Transfer News: Neymar Hopes Boosted by Barcelona VP

Jordi Mestre, the vice-president of Barcelona, has told reported Manchester United target Neymar he can leave the club if he wants to, with little progress made on a new contract for the Brazil international.<p>Neymar confirmed recently discussions had taken place between his representatives and the …

Soccer

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 …

Immune System

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

Earth Science

The Exorcist director is not happy about an Exorcist remake

Like many horror-movie purists, director of The Exorcist William Friedkin does not want his 1973 film to be remade. Unfortunately for him, US film studio Morgan Creek Productions, has plans to do just that.<p>Industry website Deadline reported over the weekend that the production company, who were …

Trainspotting sequel will begin filming next year, says Danny Boyle

Fans excited for the long-awaited sequel to <i>Trainspotting</i> might not have to wait much longer.<p>Director Danny Boyle says he plans to shoot the film in …

Entertainment

Premier League review: Manchester United's Depay and Martial vindicate decision to bin Van Persie and Falcao

New signings have transformed United's attacking play this season and Petr Cech's contribution to Arsenal feature in our weekly review<p>Martial and Depay are a significant upgrade on Van Persie and Falcao<p>It was bold and perhaps even risky, but Louis van Gaal’s decision to dispense with Robin van …

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

Middle East

Jesse Lingard's Man Utd FA Youth Cup winning team - where are they now? - Telegraph

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Ronaldo a historic player, says Benitez

Rafael Benitez took time to praise Cristiano Ronaldo after the attacker became Real Madrid's all-time top scorer in La Liga.<p>Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez had nothing but praise for Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal international netted five times in the 6-0 win over Espanyol to become the …

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

Anthropology

Manchester United Stars Reportedly Confront Louis van Gaal over Training Methods

A group of senior Manchester United players have reportedly confronted manager Louis van Gaal about his training methods, which lack “creativity and flexibility.”<p>That’s according to a report in the <i>Times</i> (h/t Marc Williams of the <i>Daily Star</i>) that claims the meeting happened a couple of weeks ago …

Soccer

BA Plane Fire: Flight Catches Alight At Las Vegas Airport Seconds Before Take Off

The engine of a British Airways jet caught fire on the runway at Las Vegas airport on Tuesday shortly before take off. Pictures from McCarran …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

5 Things You Should Know About Manchester United Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin

Morgan Schneiderlin's arrival at Manchester United was one of the highlights of an up-and-down transfer window for the club. A fine midfielder, presumably brought in to be the heir to Michael Carrick, Schneiderlin could be at United for a long time to come.<p>Here are five facts about his story so …

Soccer

Christopher Eccleston: 'Kids from council estates don't get to play Hamlet'

It’s a bright, humid late-summer day in London, but Christopher Eccleston arrives at the Soho Hotel dressed entirely in black, from his shirt to his boots, displaying a concentrated intensity in everything from his handshake (bone-crushing) to the way he poises his lanky, wiry body on the edge of …

'Martial is a future Manchester United captain'

The 19-year-old joined the Old Trafford club for £58 million, but his older brother insists that fee will not unsettle him as he is destined to be a star for club and country<p>Anthony Martial is destined to become captain of Manchester United, his brother Dorian says.<p>The 19-year-old joined Louis van …

Manchester United still dogged by too many unknowns

If someone had told you a few years ago that Manchester United fans would be dissatisfied with a transfer window that saw the club get rid of plenty …

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Exclusive: Oscar Pistorius' life inside maximum security prison

<b>Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) —</b> For months, few details surfaced of Oscar Pistorius' life in a maximum security prison. There's a bit of grainy cellphone video leaked out of the disgraced Olympian playing soccer with a Czech mob boss who shared his hospital prison wing, but little else -- until …

Sky adds Netflix-style features to Movies as it competes with internet services

Recommendation and on-demand features introduced as broadcaster faces rising on-demand competition<p>Sky is stepping up its battle with Netflix by introducing a set of new features to its Movies service that will recommend films and improve on-demand viewing.<p>The broadcaster has announced a major …

Set-Top Boxes

John McEnroe Thinks He Could Beat Serena Williams

Sure, John. Sure.<p>McEnroe gonna McEnroe.<p>Never one to hold back an opinion, tennis champion-turned commentator John McEnroe told Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on Wednesday that he likes his chances in a matchup against Serena Williams.<p>"I believe that I could still take her," McEnroe, a former …

The Most Popular Songs Summer 2005

Every year, there's always buzz around what song (or, often, songs) will win as the official "Song of Summer." (Speaking of, these 20 were our picks for this year's best.) So what were we jamming to 10 years ago? According to Billboard, these were the top 10 tracks the summer of 2005...<p><b>"We Belong</b> …

Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start<p>It’s a popular sci-fi plot: Earth sets up colonies on Mars; Mars colonies grow, developing their own technologies and culture; Mars colonies rebel against overbearing Earth government, demanding independence. It happens …

Prepare yourselves: A rare “supermoon lunar eclipse” is coming

If you missed Jupiter’s collision with Venus back in June, now’s your chance to see another spectacular celestial sight—and this one should be much easier to spot. On Sept. 27, Earthlings will be treated to a “supermoon lunar eclipse,” a rare confluence of events that last occurred in 1982 and has …