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Trail-blazing galactic map shows the age of 70,000 stars

Astronomers say they have calculated the age of the stars on the Milky Way from their place in the colour specturm<p>Astronomers have formed a "revolutionary" galactic map showing the estimated age of 70,000 stars across the Milky Way.<p>Researchers say it shows how the galaxy is formed in unprecedented …

Ex-Apple CEO and Beats designers create sleek budget Android phones

2015 will be remembered as the year budget Android smartphones stopped being junk and started being pretty damn good.<p>The $199 Obi Worldphone SF1 and …

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

Black Holes

China cuts interest rates in latest bid to spur economy

China has cut interest rates for a fifth time in nine months in a new bid to shore up slowing economic growth, amid a further sharp drop of its stock market.<p>The central bank announced on Tuesday that the benchmark rate for a one-year loan will be cut by 0.25 percentage point to 4.6 percent, and the …

Economics

Steven Vincent, Louisiana State Trooper, Dies After Being Shot in the Head

A Louisiana state trooper who was shot in the head with a sawed-off shotgun during a weekend traffic stop died on Monday morning, police said, as authorities praised the good Samaritans who rushed to his side.<p>Authorities plan to charge Kevin Daigle, the accused shooter, with first-degree murder in …

Louisiana

Sugar loses its sweetness as stockpiles reach record highs

European companies will continue to struggle amid weakening sugar prices<p>Sugar, once one of the sweetest areas of the commodities sector, is now turning bitter. Prices have hit a seven-year low as key drivers for the commodity, which can be used either to sweeten food or to produce ethanol biofuel, …

Berlin says 100 Germans killed fighting alongside ISIL

About 100 Germans have died fighting within the ranks of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since 2012, according to the country's interior minister.<p>In comments published Sunday, Thomas de Maziere said that about 700 had travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside ISIL in the last …

Islamic State (ISIS)