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Pope Francis: not having children is selfish

Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children, saying the decision is a “selfish” act. The statement, made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades.<p>“A society …

Pope Francis

Twin stars at nebula's heart doomed to end in supernova explosion

At the heart of a strangely shaped planetary nebula, astronomers have discovered a pair of doomed white dwarf stars that will inevitably merge and explode in a dramatic supernova.<p>The imperiled pair, described in the journal Nature, sheds light on how different stellar systems can meet the same …

Universe

Birds Are Mostly Cool With Drones

Buzzing quadrocopters can get surprisingly close to flamingos without ruffling their feathers.<p>A white drone with red stripes ascended from grassy wetlands in southern France. Equipped with a GoPro camera, it climbed 30 meters into the air before buzzing across a green lagoon speckled with pink. …

Birds

Spectre: watch footage from the James Bond shoot in Austria

The first images from the set of 007’s latest adventure, Spectre, have arrived – with Daniel Craig skulking around Sölden in Austria<p>The first footage and official image from the set of James Bond’s 24th adventure, Spectre, have been released.<p>Daniel Craig, in his fourth outing as the British spy, is …

James Bond

Manchester United 3 Burnley 1: five things we learned, as Danny Ings outclasses Louis van Gaal's strikers

Danny Ings, a £1m signing from Bournemouth, looks superior to the £50m plus strikeforce of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao at Old Trafford<p><b>1. Danny Ings looks better than any of United’s strikers</b><p><b>Burnley</b>'s 22-year-old striker has had a very impressive first season in the <b>Premier</b> …

Research criticising 1980s fat guidelines misguided, say scientists

Scientists have poured cold water on new research questioning dietary advice issued 30 years ago urging people to avoid eating fatty foods such as butter and cheese.<p>The guidelines, introduced in the UK in 1983 and in the US six years earlier, recommended reducing overall dietary fat consumption to …

Holistic Medicine