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Porn publisher Larry Flynt offers $10 million for dirt to impeach Donald Trump

Larry Flynt, the pornography publisher, is offering "up to $10 million" to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office.<p>Laying out the offer in a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post, the advert says: “Buried in …

Donald Trump

How brewing beer changed a lifeform for good

Brewers domesticated wild yeasts hundreds of years ago – and changed this microscopic life form forever.<p>Brewers tend to hawk their wares on the purity of their ingredients and the provenance of their hops. But the yeast that helps turn their efforts into beer seldom gets a mention. After decades …

Beer

Single malt Scotch whisky exports top £1bn for first time

<b>Single malt Scotch whisky topped £1bn worth of exports for the first time in 2016.</b><p>The milestone reflects a return to growth for exports of Scotch more widely, with nearly £4bn of overseas sales in total.<p>Exports account for around 93% of production.<p>That follows a dip in 2014 and 2015, when a rapid …

The age of engine downsizing is over, says Volkswagen

The trend of making engines smaller is over, says Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's chairman, marking an end to a decade-long development where engine capacity has been reducing leading to the current vogue for 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engines.<p>"The trend of downsizing is over," he said at the launch of …

Engines

VW Offers Buyback Or Cash To U.S. Diesel Owners In Latest Settlement Deal

In the second large consumer settlement related to its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen says it will pay around $1.2 billion to help people who bought its vehicles with the larger 3.0-liter diesel engine. The plan includes a buyback as well as a repair program.<p>The settlement could be approved …

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …

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