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Ukraine crisis: 'Last chance' for peace says Hollande

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1143000/1143965_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524695374_36891d0cf908e8b73f0901aae3899b22<p><b>A peace plan drawn up by France and Germany is "one of the last chances" to end the conflict in east Ukraine, French leader Francois Hollande …

Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

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Ukraine rebels say government forces pushed back near Donetsk | Reuters

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatist forces said on Tuesday they had pushed Ukrainian government troops out of two districts on the outskirts of their main stronghold Donetsk, and their aim was to expand their control to the entire region.<p>Members of the Organisation for Security and …

Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Worst Violence Since Cease-Fire

KIEV, Ukraine — Seven Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 24 wounded, officials said Monday as fighting in the east of the country reached its worst level since a cease-fire that was agreed in September.<p>Pro-Russia rebels have launched an offensive on the port city of Mariupol and vowed to …

Ukraine conflict: Putin 'foreign legion' remarks nonsense - Nato

<b>Nato's chief has dismissed as "nonsense" a claim by Russia's Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian army operates as a "foreign legion" for the alliance.</b><p>Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also called on Russia to stop providing military support to pro-Russian rebels.<p>President Putin said Ukraine's …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Universe

Scientists slow the speed of light

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The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

Technically Incorrect: Speaking at Davos, Google's executive chairman explains that we'll all be experiencing our digital connections as a seamless part of our everyday world.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not …

Google Joins Apple, Others Cutting Off Crimea, Blocks AdWords, AdSense, Google Play

Yet more developments around how U.S. sanctions on Crimea, in retaliation against Russia’s annexation by Russia, are being adopted by tech companies: Google is the latest to start complying with the orders to block import and export of tech products and services, among other things. According to …

'Three suns' appear over Mongolia in rare celestial phenomenon – video

Three suns appear in the horizon over Mongolia, in an a rare celestial illusion. The middle sun is the actual star which appears daily in the sky, while the other two are smaller reflections. The phenomenon occurs in extremely cold temperatures when the sun's light reflects off snow crystals in the …

Mongolia

Xbox meets Windows 10 – will this end the PC v console war?

Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes that Microsoft was once considering introducing cross-platform play between PCs and Xbox 360s. It had the technology and …

Windows 10

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Relationships

A 200-year life is a fate worse than death

Scientists have discovered the genes that give bowhead whales a 200-year lifespan. But who wants to live that long?<p>In <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</i>, Marvin the robot is left outside the time machine and has to wait for millions of years while his friends travel through millennia in an …

Whales

In Saturn’s Rings, a Portal to the Planet’s Interior

In addition to being spectacularly beautiful, Saturn’s rings act as a cosmic seismograph: They keep a record of the shifts and vibrations happening deep within the giant world. These internal movements pull ever so gently on the ring particles and alter their orbits around Saturn, creating visible …

Withings Launches $150 Activité Pop Activity Tracker

Who needs a smartwatch anyway? If you prefer your watches old-school, but still want to track how active you are Withings’ newly announced Activité Pop may well be for you.<p>The device follows in the (accurately counted) footsteps of the French company’s luxury Activité watch, but with a much more …

A world war on American soil: How the Civil War became a global struggle

When the Union and the Confederacy charged into battle in 1861, the whole world was watching — and waiting<p>"So it seems your Republic is going to pieces?” an unnamed high officer of the French imperial government snidely remarked to the American guest attending a concert at Emperor Napoleon III’s …

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Spurs New German Tank Design

Filling a Fulda Gap in future defenses<p>Germany’s parliament just submitted a budget request to develop a new tank. Nestled inside the budget committee report is the call for a Leopard III development program, to create a new “Kampfpanzer” or battle tank. Spotted at Defence Blog, the proposal to …