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Violent femmes: Atomic Blonde and Hollywood’s new wave of killer women

Charlize Theron stars as a rough-housing MI6 agent, while Jennifer Lawrence and Taraji P Henson are also portraying spies and hit-women. But is it progress to simply feminise the action-film grunt?<p>Violent women are all the rage this season – so long as they are highly trained and impeccably …


This Must Be The Place: 12 House Number DIY Ideas

(Image credit: Cinsarah)<p>How often do you get to combine an absolutely necessary home improvement—making your address visible to emergency …


9 intriguing things doctors learned when they followed 5,362 people from childhood to old age

But that was just the beginning of his story, as Helen Pearson explores in her new book "The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives," which looks at Britain's incredible history of long-term, large-scale medical studies.<p>After the initial survey in 1946, Douglas and other …


Obama Nominates Merrick Garland To Supreme Court

President Barack Obama announces his Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland (right), in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., on …

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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2016: WTA Scores and Results from Friday

Sara Errani booked her spot in the final of this year's Dubai Duty Free Championship on Friday after defeating Elina Svitolina in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 to continue her surprising run through the tournament.<p>The Italian cruised through to the competition's final after an error-ridden performance …