John Mellis

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Donald Trump Tones Down the Bombast on the Campaign Trail

So, this is what Donald Trump on his best behavior looks like.<p>The Republican frontrunner counted the number of residents in Delaware’s Kent County …

'World's oldest mafia don' hosts extravagant 100th birthday party

Procopio di Maggio, long regarded as the head of Cosa Nostra in a town in Sicily, sparks public anger with lavish fireworks display<p>An extravagant celebration for the 100th birthday of an ex-Mafia don has provoked anger in Sicily, the home of Cosa Nostra.<p>Procopio di Maggio, dubbed “the world’s …

Italy

Here's How The World Is Showing Solidarity With France

In the aftermath of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 120 dead and scores more injured, the world has turned to the …

Daniel Craig: a reluctant Bond who has made the role his own

Over a decade ago, at the time of the film Road To Perdition, I interviewed Daniel Craig and asked him if he’d turned down anything interesting lately.<p>“Why would I turn it down if it was interesting?” he snapped back. It served me right for asking a stupid question but the exchange also marked out …

Francis Bacon

Theresa Day - The Authentic Connection - An Introduction

The best iOS 9 features you don't know about yet

Who knew in-app Spotlight searches could be this exciting?<p><b>Read next:</b> The iOS 9 review.<p>Swipe right for Siri? Old news. Here are several iOS 9 features you might not have discovered yet — or ones that you'll find surprisingly useful.<p><b>Phone Number Lookup</b><p>In iOS 9, your iPhone can pull data from the …

James Bond: the spy who bored me

What if 007 were just an ‘ordinary person’ – like Andrew Parker from MI5 claims his spies are?<p><i>Andrew Parker, the</i> <i>head of MI5, says James Bond’s glamorous adventures are “distant from reality”. Real-life British spies, he insists, are just “ordinary people who live in our communities”.</i><p><i>Perhaps Ian</i> …

Golden Girls: Growing Old, Growing Up and Growing Asian American

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the debut of <i>The Golden Girls</i> on NBC. From modest beginnings, the show would become a huge success, garnering top ratings for NBC and accolades for the show, its cast and crew. But more importantly, from a cultural perspective, it has had a much larger impact. As …

Go to the dark side of debit with this $28,500 'Star Wars' watch

Just when you think it's impossible to spend more money on your favorite gear thanks to Force Friday, watchmaker Devon comes along and offers a pricey timepiece that you'd have to mortgage the Death Star to pay off.<p>For 500 lucky fans who have $28,500 (about £18,473, AU$40,183) burning a hole in …

Darth Vader

Labour Leadership Campaigns Set For Secret Signals On The Big Day

When the new leader of the Labour Party is finally unveiled to a packed QEII conference centre at noon on Saturday, the assembled throng of media and …

The “five-second rule”—a scientist evaluates whether your eating habits could make you sick

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won’t have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

Microbiology

Michael Fassbender: his 5 best roles

<b><br>1. Bobby Sands (Hunger, 2008)</b><p>Steve McQueen’s piercing and mesmeric debut feature, in which Fassbender (main pic) plays the IRA hunger-striker in the last weeks of his life, is the kind of film that’s only possible when an actor and filmmaker move and think in perfect sync. McQueen’s camera …

Michael Fassbender

Trump on 'Tonight Show:' Will apologize 'if I'm ever wrong'

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump clarified, sort of, a long-standing question about his personality during an appearance on Friday's "Tonight Show."<p>Host …

Robin Williams and the Never-Ending Battle Against Depression

<i>Trigger warning.</i><p>Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Robin Williams' death.<p>Hearing the news of Robin William's suicide last year hit me the way I'm sure it hit many others who have suffered, or still suffer, from depression. It made me think about my own moments of darkness and …

French Open 2015: Andy Murray to await his fate after semi-final with Novak Djokovic is suspended in Paris

Play suspended for the night in the fourth set of the French Open semi as Andy Murray trails Novak Djokovic by two sets to one<p>The threat of a thunderstorm ended one of the most thunderous matches of the tennis season to date, as Andy Murray fought back from apparently hopeless position to push a …

Tennis

Iggy Azalea cancels her Great Escape tour of the US for a second time

Australian rapper says she is still committed to upcoming festival appearances and will ‘be back out on the road when the next album is done’<p>Iggy Azalea has cancelled her US tour for a second time.<p>The Australian rapper said in a tweet: “As you may know, the tour is cancelled.” She added that she …

Iggy Azalea

Five things you can do to be happier right now

Most people are wrong about the things that will make them happy. Professor Paul Dolan says it's actually quite simple<p>Earning more money; <b>bagging the fabulous job</b> you have always wanted or travelling the world might seem like the <b>key to happiness</b>.<p>But according to happiness expert Prof Paul Dolan, …

The Force Is Strong In This One - The Secret Ingredient Of Star Wars

This is what happens when Avengers 2 star Mark Ruffalo is asked the same sexist questions actresses usually get

Actresses often get asked questions about their diet, beauty routine and clothes during interviews. Actors normally don’t.<p>So, to show how sexist this …

Robert Downey Jr.

Aberdeen Cyrenians - Just Beneath The Surface

Take a look behind the scenes of Project Loon, Google's lofty plan to bring the Internet to everyone

Project Loon is Google's audacious experiment to bring the Internet to the world, ferried on the back of high-altitude balloons. A new video posted to Project Loon's Google+ page gives us a behind-the-scenes look at this radical (and, well, loony) endeavor.<p>Google's Project Loon balloons serve as a …

Telecoms

Photograph: Empics Entertainment<p>Stewart gave Barack Obama one of his toughest interviews, suggesting his 2008 election slogan should have been ‘Yes we can, …

Comedy

3 Things Psychopaths Can Teach You About Being a Happier Person

You’re a good person. Or at least you’re trying to be. Me too. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn a thing or two from the bad guys.<p>And I mean the</i> …

Bright new breakfast ideas to start the day with a bounce

Eggs and greens, roast tomatoes with labneh, pear and berry compôte and even a smoothie - try these fresh ideas to supercharge your mornings<p>It is 7am and people are starting to tweet pictures of their breakfasts. As I find it hard to focus at that hour I wouldn't dream of photographing my brekkie, …

Breakfast

This is ginger nuts! Natural redhead banned from school for having hair that's too bright

Auburn-haired pupil Emily Reay, 17, is told her hair colour is inappropriate and she is barred from lessons until she changes her appearance<p>A naturally red-head school pupil has been barred from classes for being too ginger.<p>Student Emily Reay, 17, has sported the same vibrant ginger hair for the …

Hair

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50 Healthy Meals Made Even Better With Sriracha Hot Sauce

Sriracha (pronounced sir-rotch-ah or sear-raw-chah) is a bright red hot sauce that’s getting seriously popular. The paste-like sauce—named after Sri …

How Much Time Have You Wasted on Facebook?

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