Sian O'Sullivan

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The 100 best movies of all time as chosen by actors

What are the best movies of all time? Depends on who you ask, of course. We’ve got our own ideas, ranging from the best movies out right now, to …

Al Pacino

A Good TED Ed Video Lesson on How Languages Evolve

November 4, 2014<br>In this excellent Ted-Ed video lesson, Alex Gendler provides a historical account of the development of languages.The overarching …

Volcano erupts in dramatic fashion as people stand nearby

Video shows the moment a powerful explosion rocked Nicaragua's Telica volcano, as onlookers stood just metres away from the crater<p>Footage has emerged of a spectacular eruption at the mouth of Nicaragua's most active <b>volcano</b>.<p>Telica began spewing <b>fiery rocks and gas</b>into the air as people stood just …

Why Shakespeare always says something new

As the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth approaches, the great Shakespearean actor Simon Russell Beale explains his secrets<p>At the very end of King Lear, a frail, old man appears carrying the corpse of his youngest and much-loved daughter. It’s an image, like that of Hamlet holding a skull or …

Top 6 "King Lear" Themes: Shakespeare

This study guide brings you the top six <i>King Lear</i> themes. An understanding of the themes discussed here is essential to really get to grips with this …

Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election

LONDON (AP) — Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.<p>A victory …

United Kingdom

HSBC warns of economic risks of UK pulling out of Europe

HSBC Britain’s biggest bank, has issued a stark warning about the economic risks of the UK pulling out of the European Union as it revealed it was considering moving its headquarters out of London.<p>The unexpected announcement of a full-blown review into where the bank should base its operations, …

Elections

Apple partners with SunPower to build twin 20-megawatt solar plants in China

Apple is set to expand its global investment in alternative energy sources with the construction of two new solar energy sites in mainland China, …

Apple digs in on green with China solar, US forest projects

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make …

Renewable Energy

Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels?

The final chapters of The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s 2014 novel, describe a future in which progress has gone into reverse. In 2043, the fossil fuel age is over: nuclear power stations ar e melting down, there is no access to the electricity grid and solar panels are so prized that they are …

Fossil Fuels

The Future of Greener Air Travel

Last year, Finnair flew a demonstration flight from Helsinki to New York using a new jet fuel containing 10 percent recycled cooking oil; Lufthansa took off on Europe’s first scheduled commercial flight powered partly by sugar-based bio-kerosene; and this year British Airways embarks on Green Sky …

Jetfuel

Leonardo DiCaprio unveils plan for multimillion-dollar ecotourism resort on island off the coast of Belize

Leonardo DiCaprio has long been known as something of an environmental activist.<p>Now he is putting his money where his mouth is, building a …

United Nations

Why China should make cutting coal power its No. 1 goal

by Mark L. Clifford<p>In the fight to limit global warming, no country matters more than China – a massive coal-dependent country, which is responsible …

What Alzheimer's Caregivers Can Learn From King Lear

Watching <i>King Lear</i> through the lens of an Alzheimer's professional is a curious experience. From the very first scene when the aging monarch -- the King of all Britain -- decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters by testing their love for him, I knew …

Learning From King Lear: The Saving Grace of Low Status

Alison Gopnik on the lessons of a new study and old play<p>Last week I saw the great Canadian actor Colm Feore brilliantly play King Lear. In one of the most heart-wrenching scenes, Lear, the arrogant, all-powerful king, humiliated by his daughters, faces the fury of the storm on the heath. Yet he …

Lear

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.<p>From where I'm standing, the city-sized Baogang Steel and Rare Earth complex dominates the horizon, its endless cooling towers and …

Rare Earth

Can a city become too big?

The number of megacities has been increasing so rapidly in the last few decades that many are experiencing serious growing pains. Molly Crain investigates.<p>There are now some three dozen megacities in the world, each sprawling areas home to more than 10 million people. Bigger cities come with …

Urbanism

7 Books That Will Change How You See The World

If you’re a human and you have a brain, then you probably like using your brain. And if you like using your brain, then you love having those …

Immune System

ZeroLemon’s slim portable solar charger takes care of your charging needs for good

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Who …

Gear & Gadgets

Archaeologists Unearth 3,000-Year-Old Egyptian Artifacts In Israeli Cave

Archeologists, working in an underground cave in southern Israel, found 3,000-year-old Egyptian artifacts left behind by robbers, reports said. The …