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Newt Beaut: Prague Zoo Claims to Have the Longest Salamander on Earth

PRAGUE — Prague Zoo says it likely has the longest Chinese giant salamander now on Earth.<p>The critically endangered animal is also the largest amphibian on the planet.<p>In a statement Sunday, the zoo in the Czech Republic said that Karlo, a Chinese giant salamander it received 19 months ago from the …

Amphibians

Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes $517m as box office records tumble

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records with an estimated $517m in worldwide ticket sales up until Sunday, a staggering debut that re-established the celebrated space saga as a global phenomenon under Disney.<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens review – consider me conquered<p>Read more<p>The …

Star Wars

FIFA to ban Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for seven years - report

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are facing likely bans of around seven years when FIFA's ethics judge delivers his verdict on Monday. according to …

Corruption

Every NHS building to get free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is to be provided in all NHS buildings in a bid to improve medical treatment and patient experience, said Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary.<p>Prof Bruce Keogh: wearable technology plays a crucial part in NHS future<p>Read more<p>Cash is being made available from a £1bn technology fund to improve …

Medical Technology

Here's what Donald Trump and billionaire Sheldon Adelson talked about in their meeting this week

While the mega donor didn't disclose his degree of backing for the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, he did say he found Trump to be "very charming" and called his standing in the crowded candidate field "unheard of."<p>"It was very nice," the gambling tycoon told Reuters in a …

'Star Wars' movie's global sales reach massive $250 mln | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” collected a galactic $250 million of global ticket sales through Friday and headed toward a historic opening weekend in the United States and Canada as fans around the world reveled in the return of the beloved space saga.<p>The seventh “Star …

Star Wars

Jay McGuiness is the winner of Strictly Come Dancing 2015

Congratulations to Jay McGuiness and his dance partner Aliona Vilani - they have won <i>Strictly Come Dancing</i> 2015.<p>Jay McGuiness Instagram<p>If you stayed …

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Travel

Apple shares rebound after Tim Cook releases rare email on China

Tim Cook took the rare step of commenting on the health of Apple's business midway through a financial quarter<p>Apple chief executive Tim Cook halted a 13pc drop in the tech giant's stock on Monday after taking the unusual step of emailing a media organisation to reassure investors about the …

Stock Markets

Android Pay could launch this Wednesday

One of the big announcements back at Google I/O a few months ago was the introduction of Android Pay, Google’s mobile payment solution which hopes to rival Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. According to an internal notice that’s being passed around McDonald’s in the US, the launch of Android Pay could be …

Android Pay

Small man syndrome really does exist, US government researchers conclude

Men who feel the least masculine are nearly three times more likely to commit violent acts compared with those who are comfortable in their own skin<p>Small man syndrome really does exist, US government scientists have found, after research showed men who feel the least masculine are at risk of …

5 YouTube secrets you should try

Want to know how popular YouTube is? Think how many conversations you've had lately that included the phrase, "I saw this great video on YouTube ..." News, instructions, cat videos, instant celebrities, music, humor, emotional stories and more are all within a split-second search.<p>But if you just go …

Nexus 9 gets official CyanogenMod 12 nightlies

Google’s latest tablet, the HTC built Nexus 9, is proving to be a great device for many users. It comes with Google’s vanilla flavor of Android, now up to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, but there is now another option out there for you. Cyanogen Inc. has released CyanogenMod 12 nightlies for the Nexus …

Android News

TripAdvisor: the funniest reviews, biggest controversies and best spoofs

A Blackpool hotel’s controversial policy to charge guests up to £100 every time they leave a negative review on TripAdvisor (which has now reportedly been reversed) illustrates just how powerful the website has become since it launched almost 15 years ago.<p>More than 300 million travellers use it to …

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Half an hour of brain stimulation on sleep-deprived military staff improved their performance twice as much as caffeine<p>Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year …

Intel's Tablet and PC Businesses: No Longer Separate, but Far From Equal

The chipmaker has made significant gains in tablets but at a huge cost. And it is still essentially a nonentity in the phone processor business.<p>Intel really, <i>really</i> wants mobile to be a core part of its business.<p>The company has poured billions of dollars into becoming a force in tablets, with some …

Jules Bianchi out of artificial coma and flown home, family says

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi is out of an artificial coma and has been flown home to his native France, his parents said Wednesday in an update on his condition.<p>Bianchi was left with severe head injuries after a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5 and has been treated in a high …

UK workers hit by sixth year of falling real pay

British workers suffered a sixth straight year of falling real pay in 2014, taking earnings back to levels last seen at the turn of the century, according to official figures.<p>Pay, when adjusted for inflation, was 1.6% lower this year than in 2013, the Office for National Statistics said in its …