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Dinter, bitz, and gwop: The wacky linguistics of British slang in 2016

If you struggle to understand the teenagers and young people around you when they call their schoolfriend a <i>durkboi</i> and try to cadge some <i>peas</i>, you are not alone. The idea that they are communicating in a different language from their parents has been the subject of excited chatter on parenting …

Linguistics

David Bowie, Legendary Rock Artist, Dead at 69

The British musician David Bowie died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, two days after his 69th birthday.<p>The artist’s verified Facebook …

How Carpool Karaoke became a late night must-watch in 2015

LOS ANGELES — It was 2011, when James Corden took a car ride with George Michael that four years later would help him make a mark in the American …

SuperGroup shuns heavy discounting before Christmas

SuperGroup has said it has opted out of heavy discounting on the high street and is set for a successful Christmas, dismissing speculation that it was suffering tough trading.<p>The owner of the Superdry brand, worn by David Beckham and represented by the actor Idris Elba, reported first-half …

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

Architect, student, engineer and critic among identified Paris attack victims

The French prime minister, Manuel Valls, says more than 100 of those killed in Friday’s attacks have been identified<p>It had been just another Friday night in the city of light. There was dancing and drinking; music, football, and revelry. The 129 victims of Friday night’s terrorist attack could have …

Search for Nefertiti's burial site given green light

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Titanic Composer James Horner Missing and Feared Dead in Plane Crash

A plane believed to have been registered to film composer James Horner crashed Monday in a remote area 60 miles north of Santa Barbara, killing the …

7 ways spring can affect your sleep quality

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's safe to say that spring has finally sprung! The days are lighter, the breeze is warmer and we feel sleepier than ever. What gives?<p>We anticipate having boundless energy as we leave our semi-hibernative states that protected us so well from the harsh winter, but many of us fall victim to …

Extreme Sports

Google Maps for Android lists your events, flights and reservations

Google Maps' Play listing doesn't quite elaborate on what's new with the latest version, but the update's definitely more than just a bunch of bug fixes. <i>Android Police</i> has discovered that the app can now mine your Gmail account for info whenever you search for these particular key phrases: my …

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12 Stylish Bedroom Decorating Ideas That (ALSO!) Make For A Better Night's Sleep

Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for sound sleep, night after night. Here, four top designers explain what it takes.<p>Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for …

Cheese: the secret to a longer life and faster metabolism?

Good news for fromage fiends: a new study suggests a link between cheese consumption and a longer, healthier life<p>It's the best news we've had all year: a study suggests that cheese consumption could be the key to a faster metabolism and reduced obesity.<p>Scientists at Aarhus University in Denmark …

Holistic Medicine

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience

The internet took the album away, and now it's giving it back

How the surprise release led to an album renaissance<p>For decades, the album was the primary form in which music was delivered to the masses. But ever since Apple introduced iTunes back in 2001, the album has been on the decline. When online piracy ravaged the music industry, music revenues went from …

Android Apps Can Track Users By Battery Drain, Researchers Say

Android phones can be easily tracked by apps that calculate battery drain, according to a new paper by a team of Stanford researchers. Apps merely …

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule

Cambridge scientists raise prospect of new generation of treatments after finding technique to limit development of biggest cause of dementia<p>Scientists have found a method which could potentially stop the growth of Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks, raising the prospect of a wave of new treatments …

Twin stars at nebula's heart doomed to end in supernova explosion

At the heart of a strangely shaped planetary nebula, astronomers have discovered a pair of doomed white dwarf stars that will inevitably merge and explode in a dramatic supernova.<p>The imperiled pair, described in the journal Nature, sheds light on how different stellar systems can meet the same …

Universe

It could be you: Mystery Twitter account giving clues to find envelopes of cash hidden around UK

The UK’s biggest treasure hunt is about to unfold as envelopes filled with cash have started turning up in our cities.<p>An anonymous businessman has …

Video

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Another oh-so-near as England bow out of World Cup<p>Fans go from ecstasy to …

Billboard Music Awards 2014: Michael Jackson hologram steals the show

The late Michael Jackson steals the show at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards with a computer-generated hologram performance<p>Although there were nearly 20 A-list performances at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, it was the late <b>Michael Jackson</b> who garnered the biggest cheer of the evening at the MGM …

The 20 best break-up albums

As Zayn Malik quits One Direction, here are 20 of the best break-up albums for upset Directioners to console themselves with<p><b>Frank Sinatra</b><p><b>In The Wee Small Hours (1955)</b><p>The first break-up album of the rock’n’roll era was from the King of Swing. With his career in freefall, Frank Sinatra’s second …

Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart and the 20 other best power ballads

Mother's Day 2014: delicious recipes from our favourite chefs

For Mother's Day, famous chefs and cookery writers, from Michel Roux to Mary Berry, share recipes inherited from or inspired by their mothers<p>When it comes to food, few things are as evocative, exciting, even bittersweet, as the memories of a mother’s kitchen. Just the scent of her signature dish, …

Paloma Faith: 'I feel comfortable being observed. I enjoy it'

Before Paloma Faith was a singer she was an actor, and before that she was a dancer. She also dabbled in being a life model, a magician's assistant, a ghost on a theme-park ride and a shopgirl for Agent Provocateur, but we'll come to that in a bit. Anyway, dancing was her first love and what she …

12 Superfoods to Try This Spring

Make them the staples of your countdown-to-summer meal plan.<p>Not only are these foods in season (read: delicious, ripe, easy to find), they're nutrient-packed, too. Add them to your spring diet now and you'll have everyone asking for your new diet plan in no time.<p><b>Sea Buckthorn</b><p>"This super food has …

Travel tips: holidays in Cornwall and this week's best breaks at home and away | Joanne O'Connor

The Rame Peninsula, walking in the Yorkshire Dales, and off-season Ibiza<p><b>Why go?</b><br>This is the closest Cornwall gets to "overlooked". Just the other side of the Tamar Bridge – or, even better, reached by ferry from Plymouth – it's known as the "forgotten corner" and you'll find plenty of elbow room on …

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Meet the hardware, software and science projects bound for the International Space Station this month

After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later this month carrying …