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Angelina Jolie's By the Sea: Brad Pitt joins director on screen in 'art film'

Jolie’s third film, about a married couple traveling through France in 1970s, features pill-popping, running mascara and brutal slapping<p>After impressing with her first feature in the director’s chair – In the Land of Blood and Honey – Angelina Jolie disappointed with her studio-sized sophomore …

Angelina Jolie

Family of Jessica Lawson travel to French activity centre where she died

Tributes paid to ‘beautiful and outgoing’ 12-year-old girl, who fell into lake on school adventure holiday in Massif Central region on Tuesday<p>The family of 12-year-old Jessica Lawson, who drowned while on a school adventure holiday in France, have travelled to the activity centre in Massif Central …

Outdoors

What to do when your ex comes out as gay

If you’ve been in a relationship that has ended, you’re almost certain to have an “ex”: someone you were romantically involved with but aren’t any longer. Relationships with an ex-partner are among of the most complicated and delicate it’s possible for your average human to maintain, and there are …

Psychology

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

Contactless card fraud is too easy, says Which?

Tests by consumer group ‘stole’ a £3,000 TV in an online purchase using data lifted from contactless card<p>Consumers who use contactless debit and credit cards to buy goods or services could be unwittingly opening their bank account up to fraudsters, according to an investigation by Which?<p>Researchers …

Identity Theft

Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

Taylor Swift v Nicki Minaj row: Katy Perry joins in... and brings Rihanna with her

Now they’ve really got problems: Katy Perry has waded into the Twitter spat between Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj – and brought Rihanna along with her, too.<p>Pop Twitter reached for the popcorn when the flare-up began on Tuesday with the announcement of this year’s MTV’s Video Music award nominations. …

Music

REPORT: The IMF's Europe chief says he can't even talk to Yanis Varoufakis

Poul Thomsen, the IMF's European director, is reportedly saying he doesn't even have access to speak to Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, even though it seems quite possible that the country will default in less than a month.<p>That's according to veteran Greek journalist Michael Ignatiou, on …

Google expands the information it discloses in its Transparency Reports

Acknowledging the ever-broadening scope of information requests — from both the US and international governments — Google announced it has added new information to its Transparency Report, a periodic document first launched in 2010 to keep the public informed about official data requests.<p>In a blog …

Surveillance

Fighting continues in Yemeni city despite truce, 10 killed | Reuters

ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen on Friday despite a five-day humanitarian truce, while aid distribution to the millions deprived of food, fuel and medicine by weeks of fighting and air strikes continued.<p>Fighters of the Popular Resistance Committees …

Middle East

Nepal: 'No survivors' as wreckage of missing US helicopter is found

Nepal says search teams have found the wreckage of a US military helicopter that disappeared on a mission to deliver aid to earthquake victims.<p>Six US Marines and two Nepali soldiers were on the aircraft which crashed on a mountainside, reportedly near the village of Kalinchowk, east of the capital …

The quiet revolution: why Britain has more gay MPs than anywhere else

As turning points go, it was hard to beat. A young Labour MP claimed the scalp of a senior Tory cabinet minister; the look of surprise and excitement on his face mirrored the mood of the country. After 18 years of Conservative government, everything was to be turned on its head. But that night in …

LGBTQI

Chromecast support makes its way to CBS, HGTV, FOX and many others

If you own one of Google’s handy Chromecast streaming devices, your content library is about to get much larger. Google has just announced that CBS, HGTV, FOX NOW, FXNOW, Pluto TV and Haystack TV have all gained Chromecast support.<p>Now you’ll be able to cast your favorite television shows to your …

Smart TV

Coup members detained after failed Burundi coup | DW | 15.05.2015

Authorities in Burundi say they have detained at least three senior figures behind a bid to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza.<p>Presidential …

Silver Mario Amiibo is arriving on May 29

Back in February we heard that Nintendo would be releasing Silver and Gold edition Mario amiibo figurines. We didn’t have any details about them at …

Gaming

Senegal searches for its missing after migrant boat wrecks

Fearful that many Senegalese may have perished in the recent shipwrecks of migrant boats in the Mediterranean, the Senegalese government is launching a new initiative to uncover information about missing nationals.<p>The telephone doesn’t stop ringing at the Dakar office of the state secretary in …

North Africa

Ukip infighting just party 'blowing off steam', says Nigel Farage

Leader rules out standing down as leader before EU referendum despite calls for his resignation and departure of key advisers<p>Nigel Farage has attributed a row between competing factions of his party to people “blowing off steam” after the election and ruled out standing down as leader.<p>The Ukip …

EU Referendum

Fearne's Listener List: The 'Chilled Out Summer' Playlist - BBC Playlists

Playlist

Carbon Nanotubes Usher Molecules In And Out Of Cell Membranes

Success in the long-sought effort to make artificial pores<p>The membrane is a really important part of a cell—it keeps the organelles and useful chemicals in, and other things out. But the membrane also needs to be selectively permeable, letting in the right molecules (like DNA or water) when they …

Nanotech

It's Inevitable -- How To Have Tough Conversations With Your Employees

While popular media likes to portray entrepreneurs as fearless conquerors willing to storm the beach single-handedly, the reality is that entrepreneurs are quite a diverse population. Sure, it takes courage to be an entrepreneur, and there are many who don’t back away from a challenge, but there …

Leadership

6 Reasons Why Hostels are the Best

<i>By College Tourist, Author : Shannon Kelly, University of Illinois.</i><p>Hostels are more than just somewhere to stay, you can meet new people, save some dough and lessen your impact on the planet.<p>One of the first things that travelers tend to consider as they plan their next adventure is accommodation. …

These Glowing Tubes Turn Trash Collection Into A Competitive Data Viz Game

Wecup, an installation for festivals and open-air events, lets you vote with your plastic beer cup, turning trash collection into a game.<p>One of the most annoying (and disgusting) aspects of organizing a music festival is dealing with the mounds of trash left on the ground afterwards. By turning the …

Russian Railways Wants To Build An Insanely Long Train That Runs From Europe To North America

“This is an inter-state, inter-civilization project.” But is it even a good idea?<p>If the head of Russian Railways gets his wish, you might eventually be able to take a train–or drive–from Paris to Los Angeles to New York.<p>As reported in a recent <i>Siberian Times</i> article, Vladamir Yakunin, president of …

Trains

Distractify

The Weight-Loss Plan That Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds

When I was in the sixth grade, I first realized that I was heavier than the other girls. I thought, "Oh, I'm going into junior high school—I should try to lose weight so boys will like me, like me." From then on, my mom and I tried pretty much any popular diet from the early 2000s you could think …

Here's Why U.K.-Argentina Tensions are Rising Again Over the Falklands

Argentina still poses a “very live threat” to the British-ruled Falkland Islands, Britain’s defense minister warned on Tuesday as he announced plans …

Why Auroras Are Red on Mars

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft picked up on a dazzling light display on the Red Planet.<p>NASA recently announced a surprising sight from its Martian observatory: An intense aurora had blanketed the planet’s northern hemisphere in a rippling veil of light. Such light shows aren’t uncommon on Earth—a solar …

First Plug-in Node Aims to Boost Bitcoin's Network Security

Bitseed has launched the first plug-in bitcoin node to encourage users to contribute to the bitcoin network, hassle-free.<p>The $149 node, which comes …

Bowe Bergdahl faces life in prison after being charged with desertion

Soldier who spent five years in Taliban captivity faces life in prison, after being freed last year in a prisoner swap with five Guantánamo Bay detainees<p>The longest-held US prisoner of war of the post-9/11 era will be charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and faces a potential …

Bowe Bergdahl