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AirAsia Tail Recovered, But No Sign Of 'Black Box' Recorders

The mangled tail section of an AirAsia A320 that went down in the Java Sea last month has been lifted to the surface, but the "black boxes" searchers hoped to find in the debris were not immediately located.<p>The flight-data recorders that might tell investigators what caused Flight QZ8501 to crash, …

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Mobile payments: The outlook for 2015

Apple reports that 1 million people are already using the Apple Pay mobile-payments system it launched in October, and Whole Foods, one of the initial retailers offering the service, “processed more than 15,000 Apple Pay transactions” in the first couple of weeks, according to the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>And …

Charlize Theron Had to Negotiate to Get the Same Salary as Her Next Male Costar

Finally, one upside of the hacked Sony e-mails.<p>When a group calling themselves the Guardians of Peace hacked into Sony Pictures's computers last month, the corporate e-mails they leaked caused a sensation―and often not in a good way. Feuds, trash talk about celebrities, and personal employee data …

Wonky vegetables for dinner? You've got Jamie Oliver to thank

Corkscrew carrots and bendy broccoli will be all the rage this year<p>Sorry I’m a bit late with this, but my prediction for 2015 is that wonky fruit and vegetables are going to be hugely fashionable. Bent carrots will be de rigueur, cauliflowers with that lived-in look will be much sought after and …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

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