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Will Smith reveals how it felt to find out his Independence Day character had been killed off

The recently released trailer for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence (youcan see it by clicking here if you missed it) promised big …

Film Industry

London rough sleepers double in five years

The number of rough sleepers on London’s streets has more than doubled in five years because of a “toxic mix” of cuts, government failure and a lack of support for people arriving from EU countries, according to figures from a network of charities.<p>Statistics show that the number of people sleeping …

Housing

See What Happened to the Animals on the Original Endangered Species List

Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalis.Status: Endangered.<br>Timothy D. Easley—AP Photo<p>1 of 13<p>When the Endangered Species Act was approved on this day, Dec. 28, in …

Nasa releases new video showing 4K views of Jupiter

4K images of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescope for the first time reveal a filament inside the planet's "Great Red Spot" hurricane<p>New images of Jupiter captured by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal never-before-seen details, including a filament inside the planet's hurricane that has been …

Rousey named world's 8th highest paid female athlete

Ronda Rousey was named the eighth-highest earning female athlete in the world in a recent study conducted by Forbes.<p>The UFC women's bantamweight …

MMA & UFC

Jaguar Land Rover cuts prices in China after falling sales hit Tata profits

Jaguar Land Rover is cutting prices in China after being hit by sliding sales in the world’s biggest car market.<p>Demand for the British-designed luxury sedans and four-wheel-drives has slumped during a slowdown in the Chinese economy and continued campaign against corruption that is deterring some …

Land Rover

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, California, waiting for his lab’s weekly meeting to begin. Wyss-Coray, a professor of neurology at Stanford University, was leading a young group of researchers who studied ageing …

Medicine

Carrot apple cake with goat’s cheese icing

A deliciously spiced version of tender carrot cake, made with grated apple and a sweetened soft-cheese frosting<p>SERVES<p>8-10<p>INGREDIENTS<p>• 255g plain flour<p>• 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda<p>• ½ tsp baking powder<p>• 1½ tsp cinnamon<p>• ½ tsp ground nutmeg<p>• ½ tsp ground allspice<p>• ¼ tsp ground cloves<p>• ¼ tsp ground …

Yikes: Cameraman Has Close Call with NASCAR Crash at Daytona

A cameraman at the Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race escaped disaster this past weekend at the Daytona International Speedway. While working a camera on a …

Pope's message on climate change leaked

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days before it was to be published to great fanfare, a leaked draft of Pope Francis' eagerly awaited letter on the environment was published Monday by an Italian magazine.<p>L'Espresso published the 192-page document in Italian online. A Vatican embargo on the letter, called an encyclical, was …

Five Trillion Pieces Of Plastic Are Floating In An Ocean Near You [Interactive]

And even more lurks below the surface<p>In December, a consortium of 12 research institutions published some of the first numbers on global ocean plastic pollution. By their calculation, almost 300,000 tons of plastic swirl near the surface of our seas today--equivalent to the weight of about 1,500 …

These Are the 5 Facts That Explain the Surprising U.K. Elections

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Ed Miliband aims to engage non-voting youth with Russell Brand encounter

Ed Miliband is seeking to shift up a gear in his election campaign with the broadcast of a surprise conversation with comedian Russell Brand about the value of voting and a warning about the threat to living standards posed by Conservative spending cuts.<p>The Labour leader agreed to be interviewed on …

Tax Preparation

Indonesian Media Says 8 Foreign Drug Smugglers Executed

Eight drug convicts, all foreigners, were reportedly executed by firing squad in Indonesia on Wednesday, after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo …

Samsung Fights Success With The Galaxy S6 Edge

It looks like you can’t keep a good curve down. Samsung is reportedly bringing a third production line up to speed to build more curved screens for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Bloomberg Business believes that this will allow production of the innovative smartphone to jump from two million to five …

Mobile

Would You Trust Your Own Google Search History?

You can now download and export a list of everything you've Googled. What good can come of that?<p>There was a fantastic segment on <i>60 Minutes</i> last night about people with highly superior autobiographical memory, or HSAM. Only 56 people in the world are known to have this condition, one of whom is the …

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out

It’s easy to forget that Pixar is a technology company. Mostly because the invention that they do is in service of a narrative.<p>When done successfully, your attention is held by that narrative, not by the technical achievements that made it possible. With Inside Out, its newest feature due later …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Review In-Depth: Looking Beyond The Flawed Curve

<i>The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is now on sale. I’ve spent the last week with the handset to find out if the ‘edge’ is useful or useless. It’s tending towards the latter, but it’s worth pointing out that under the screen is one of the best Android devices on today’s market.</i><p>Last week I noted down my …

Phones

4-inch iPhone 6 reported to be in development

Apple is alleged to be working on a 4-inch version of its best-selling iPhone 6 intended to replace the iPhone 5c, according to a new report<p>A 4-inch version of the iPhone 6 is said to be in development as a replacement for the entry-level iPhone 5c.<p>The handset will be launched during 2015, …

Mobile Technology

Travel apps that don't use data roaming

“Travel apps are great, but watch out for roaming charges,” I wrote for the Telegraph in 2009. Five years on, little has changed. Data roaming remains too expensive for dawn-to-dusk app use in most countries. Fortunately, some apps work fine without an internet connection. So, even after you switch …

David Cameron vows to hunt down 'monsters' who beheaded British hostage David Haines

The Prime Minister strongly indicates he is preparing to authorise military air strikes against Isil terrorists in Iraq and Syria as a second British hostage was named as Alan Henning<p>David Cameron has pledged to hunt down the “monsters” who murdered British hostage David Haines, as he said that he …

Downing Street

How Sapphire, The Nearly Indestructible Material Now Being Used For Smartphones, Is Made

There's been a lot of buzz around sapphire, an extremely hard material that smartphone makers are using to produce scratch-proof screen displays. Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, unveiled the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display on Friday. The announcement follows rumors that …