William S Lowndes

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Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Twitter is Opening its Data to the Music Industry

Hot on the heels of a deal with CNN and Dataminr to bring the benefits of its data to journalists, Twitter is focusing on unlocking the potential of its platform for the music industry. The company today announced a partnership with 300 Entertainment, a music industry firm founded by ex-Warner …

Israeli embassy in US tweets in support of SodaStream and Scarlett Johansson

The Israeli embassy in the US has tweeted in support of the SodaStream commercial featuring Scarlett Johansson, just days after the actor quit her role as an ambassador for Oxfam over their objection to her endorsement of the brand.<p>On Sunday night in the US an edited version of the ad featured …

Philip Seymour Hoffman: a career in movie clips

<i>Philip Seymour Hoffman has died aged 46 in New York. Peter Bradshaw's tribute to the actor is here, and Simon Hattenstone recalls interviewing him in 2011. Here's 10 of the best from a virtuosic talent.</i><p>The Big Lebowski (1998)<p>Ten great performances? Philip Seymour Hoffman produced scores of them, …

12 Years a Slave takes best film prize from London critics

12 Years A Slave,Film,Awards and prizes,Culture,Steve McQueen,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Cate Blanchett,Woody Allen,Alfonso Cuarón,Judi Dench,James McAvoy,UK news,US news,World news,Gary Oldman<p>Steve McQueen's harrowing slave drama named film of the year, with lead actor Chiwetel Ejiofor given actor of the …

Internet speeds climb 10 percent worldwide

Internet access is getting quicker throughout the world, says cloud service provider Akamai.<p>Releasing its "State of the Internet" report for third quarter of 2013 on Tuesday, Akamai pegged the average global connection speed at 3.6 megabits per second, a 10 percent increase from the second quarter …