Laura Clower

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Adele's 25 becomes biggest album in the US since Adele's 21

The singer’s smash hit overtakes Taylor Swift’s 1989 to record total sales just short of 6m<p>In just four weeks since its release, Adele’s 25 has overtaken Taylor Swift’s 1989 to become the biggest-selling album in the US since … Adele’s 21.<p>Although the Billboard 200 albums chart is calculated using …

Lewis Hamilton 'very serious' about pursuing music career

Formula One champion gives CBS News show 60 Minutes a tour of his music studio and shares two clips of his R&B tracks<p>The triple Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he has “very serious” ambitions to become a musician.<p>In an interview with the CBS News show 60 Minutes, the sportsman took a …

Can you – should you – hike a mountain with a seven year old?

<i>Dispatch is a series of first-person stories from the road. Readers can share their experiences, from the sublime to the strange.</i><p>It's said that a kid can ask upward of 300 questions a day. Perhaps something to keep in mind when planning an overnight backcountry camping trip with a seven year old in …

Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate,

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.<p>On the Republican side, Jeb Bush would phase out tax …

What Obama Can Do if SCOTUS Cripples Obamacare

Experts say the White House couldn’t easily restore subsidies in every state.

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Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs

Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent GMO crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage, according to Harvard and Yale researchers.<p>On Wednesday, scientists announced that they had genetically engineered bacteria …

BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes

Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A, as well as to the widely marketed alternative Bisphenol S, may cause "real and measurable" changes in the development of a brain region that plays a key role in fear, impulse-control, obesity and early puberty.<p>Canadian researchers have found in animal studies that …

The plight of the bitter nerd: Why so many awkward, shy guys end up hating feminism

<b>Scott Aaronson (YouTube/TEDx Talks)</b><p>MIT professor Scott Aaronson wrote a post about how feminism makes him feel like a monster. Here’s what he meant<p>Arthur Chu<p>January 10, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>I feel your pain, bitter, lonely, nerdy guys. I really do.<br>It sounds corny to say it like that, but I don’t know …

No birthday celebrations for North Korea's Kim this year

SEOUL (Reuters) - Exactly one year ago, flamboyant NBA hall of fame star Dennis Rodman stepped up to a microphone in the centre ring of a North Korean basketball court and sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to leader Kim Jong Un, the world’s youngest head of state.<p>Kim is believed to have turned 32 on Thursday, …

Nine people choke to death eating mochi rice cakes in Japan

Traditional consumption of mochi rice cakes during New Year celebrations leaves 13 more people in serious condition<p>Japan’s habitual New Year killer has struck again, after nine people were reported to have died in recent days from choking on rice cakes.<p>Mochi – glutinous cakes of pounded rice – are …

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The Ideas And Breakthroughs That Will Shape The World In 2015

From Ebola to virtual reality, here's what the year has in store for science<p>In 2015, advances in science and engineering will once again shape the world in profound ways. Here are the most important.<p>Wind Power Moves Offshore<p>Ebola Drugs Reach West Africa<p>Ultrafast Data Transfer Speeds Up …

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What's Coming From Apple in 2015: Apple Watch, iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, 12-Inch MacBook and More

Thanks to the iPhone 6, the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite, and iOS 8, 2014 was a major year for Apple. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus brought new screen sizes and a radical redesign, while iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite introduced deep integration between Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems.<p>…

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 now available through Expansys USA

If you live in the United States and have been having a hard time getting your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy A3 or A5, that wait may be over. Expansys USA has both devices in stock right now.<p>Expansys USA is offering up both LTE devices unlocked with dual SIM in the color white. The A3 comes with …

What Really Happens When You Sleep With Your Makeup On

Prepare for a rude awakening.<p><i>This article was written by Shannon Farrell and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>There’s no shame in admitting it: We’re all guilty of sleeping in our makeup once or twice (or more). Whether the cause was an exhausting work week or a few too many …

In tragic new twist, critics say ‘The Interview’ is actually a pretty terrible movie

The irony of the whole Sony hacking episode may turn out to be that ‘The Interview’ got far more attention and far more viewership than it would have if it had lumbered into movie theaters as originally planned.<p>That’s because, according to most critics, the movie itself is pretty lame and certainly …

Chicago police stop black motorists more, ACLU finds

The Rev. Ira Acree says he was stopped at a red light on the West Side on a warm night this past summer when a Chicago police officer in a squad car suddenly cursed and shouted at him to pull over.<p>The officer accused him of texting on his cell phone while driving, Acree said, but Acree said he was …

US police shoot dead black teenager near Ferguson

Black American teenager shot dead by US police in St Louis suburb near where Michael Brown was killed, sparking renewed protests and violence<p>An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police at a petrol station late on Tuesday in a St Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was …

There Are Signs That Someone Has Launched A Cyberattack Against North Korea

North Korea appears to be suffering from a cyberattack that has brought down the country's internet connection.<p>North Korea Tech is reporting, via Vox, that there were frequent outages on North Korea's internet network over the weekend.<p>This chart from Dyn Research shows that North Korean websites …

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Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama offered full support and federal assistance on Sunday to the New York Police Department in the wake of the …