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Global warming threatens more than two-thirds of rabbit species

Climate change will have major effects on the ecology and distribution of many animal species. Now new research suggests that rabbits will be particularly hard hit as climatic changes alter their habitats over the coming decades.<p>Rabbits, hares, and pikas could become this century’s new climate …

Famous '2001' spaceship to go on display

<b>(CNN) —</b> After decades in private hands, a spaceship from the classic film "2001: A Space Odyssey" will go on display for the first time to the public.<p>The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that presents the Oscars, purchased the spacecraft at auction Saturday for $344,000. The …

Gmail for Android finally has a unified inbox that puts every email in one place

Gmail for Android can finally show all of your emails from every account in one place. Today, Google announced that the latest update to its email app includes a new "All Inboxes" option which, just as it sounds, will list every message across your email accounts in one central spot. Since every …

Helen Mirren: 'My great ambition is to be in a Fast and Furious movie'

The Oscar-winner declares her love for Vin Diesel, says she always does her own movie driving and praises the likes of Divergent for presenting empowered female teen characters<p>She has an Oscar, four Baftas, four Emmys and a damehood to her name. But Helen Mirren has revealed a burning desire to …

'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

Before Hilary Mantel decided to write about him, Thomas Cromwell, the man at the center of her popular award-winning novels, wasn't a heroic figure. History and popular culture mostly depicted him as a bad guy, able and willing to do the king's bidding, whether right or wrong. But in Wolf Hall and …

Was James Bond the Result of Ian Fleming's Midlife Crisis?

A new book about the novelist's Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye, suggests an indulgent and escapist lifestyle inspired a character who embodied a stubbornly anachronistic ethos.<p>When MGM rebooted James Bond with the origin story <i>Casino Royale</i> in 2006, Bond got younger—but had never looked older. Though …

Artist re-envisions post-punk rockers as popular Marvel superheroes

It's punk, true believers!<p>A Brazilian artist, who goes by the name of Butcher Billy, reimagined seminal icons of the post-punk era as your favorite …

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Self-publishing matters – don't let anyone tell you otherwise

Unless you are a mountain hermit or a committed Luddite, you will have noticed there has been a massive growth in self-publishing activity over the …

‘Spectre' Teaser Poster: Daniel Craig Poses As James Bond Ahead Of Film Release - Is This A Deliberate Nod To Roger Moore? (PIC)

James Bond fans have been given another glimpse at the upcoming film ‘Spectre’, with a new official teaser poster.<p>Daniel Craig is striking a pose on …

The Doctor Who Collection of Matt in London

Matt can be contacted by<p><b>Enjoy this small sample of<br>Matt's Collection</b><p><b>Robots of Death Mask</b><p><b>TV21 Original Artwork - Daleks by Richard Jennings</b><p><b>TV21</b> …

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Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

East India

Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and more: The top 6 smartphones at MWC- Technology News, Firstpost

Mobile World Congress 2015, which opened in Barcelona this Monday, March 2 in the presence of King Felipe VI, has already seen the presentation of …

Galaxy S6 Pre-orders are ‘Pouring in’ according to Samsung Electronics President

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge may have only been announced a few days ago on March 1st, but Samsung is already seeing some benefits. Firstly in the form …

Samsung gives Galaxy S6 camera app a facelift (pictures)

BARCELONA -- Guess what? The<p>Published:4 March 2015 Caption:Jessica DolcourtPhoto:Sarah Tew / CNET<p>In the editor, a portrait mode contains tools just for faces.<p>Published:4 March 2015 Caption:Jessica DolcourtPhoto:Sarah Tew / CNET<p>You can enlarge your eyes and slim or widen your face. Oh yeah, it'll …

Old-School Automaker Morgan Is Back With Another Beauty

Leather-gloved hands down, Morgan Motor Co. is our favorite retro-modern car maker. We live in a world where automobiles are learning to drive …

Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

Microsoft has been busy snatching up startups to fill out its mobile apps portfolio, and it looks like it could be buying one more. According to multiple sources, Prismatic — an app that recommends news articles to users based on what their connections are reading and liking — is on the block, and …