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Surreal Bright Blue Algae Glows Brightly on Hong Kong’s Shores

Along the shores of Hong Kong, a mystical blue plant is blooming and glowing in cosmic blue hues. Scientists attribute the phenomenon to Noctiluca scintillans, a plant also known as “sea sparkle.” Don't be fooled by the bubbly name: Sea sparkle is an aggressive reproducer that behaves like algae …

Oil industry urges George Osborne to cut taxes in Budget

Calls for tax cut come as George Osborne is already facing a deep hole in revenue from North Sea taxes<p>Oil industry leaders have pleaded for George Osborne to cut taxes on North Sea production in his final Budget before the general election.<p>In an emergency summit organised by the Scottish Government …

11 Rare Beatles Pics You've Never Seen Before That Just Surfaced

From the archive of manager Bob Bonis, rare photographs of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones have been put up for sale on Ebay. These photographs, taken in the mid-'60s over the years Bonis managed the two bands, have existed in a private collection for 50 years until their Ebay unveil on Feb. …

Pollution Kills Far More People Than Malaria Or Ebola In The Developing World

In all, pollution kills 8.9 million people a year, according to a new report, and as many as 200 million people suffer pollution-related health …

Martin Scorsese documentary on Bill Clinton shelved - NY Times

(Reuters) - A documentary on former President Bill Clinton by veteran director Martin Scorsese has been indefinitely shelved after the sides disagreed on control of the film, the New York Times reported on Thursday.<p>Director Martin Scorsese arrives at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) …

Wayne Rooney shirt swap to cost £40, Cambridge players told

Cambridge United's players have been warned that they will have to pay for any shirts swapped with Premier League giants Manchester United in …

U.S. Journalist Receives Five Years in Jail for Linking to Hacked Data

An American journalist loosely affiliated with the Anonymous hacking collective was sentenced to 63 months in jail by a Dallas federal judge on …

O2 confirms exclusive talks with Li Ka-Shing's Hutchison Whampoa for £10bn sale

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing's Hutchison Whampoa has entered into exclusive talks with Telefónica, S.A. to buy O2 UK – a deal that would create …

Oil prices soar as Saudi king’s death fuels market jitters

Commodities,Oil,Business,Saudi Arabia,Middle East and North Africa,World news,King Abdullah,King Salman<p>New monarch, King Salman, suggests that kingdom will retain current policies and, crucially, keep Ali al-Naimi as oil minister<p>Oil prices have surged following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King …

UK Weather: Coldest Night Forecast As Temperature Plunges To -15C

Forecasters are predicting the coldest night in Britain so far this winter, with temperatures plunging as low as -15C late tonight and early tomorrow …