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Avengers: Age of Ultron scores second biggest opening ever at US box office

Marvel’s latest made $187.7m over the weekend and also crossed the $600m barrier worldwide<p>Superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron scored the second highest opening of all time at the US box office over the weekend, with takings of $187.7m (£124m).<p>Joss Whedon’s return to the Marvel cinematic …

The Secret to Hubble's Success

Space Shuttle <i>Discovery</i><p>Shuttle Mission STS-31<p>April 24-29, 1990<p>Hubble launched in 1990 with five primary instruments designed to capture images from space and transmit them back to Earth.<p>1. Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC)<p>This instrument was composed of two cameras: the wide field camera, which …

Crustacean shells rival plastics for keeping food fresh - study - TRFN

ROME, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Packaging made from recycled crustacean shells could reduce the need for plastic wrappings to preserve fresh vegetables, reduce oil consumption and give food a longer shelf-life, a Spanish study said.<p>Chitosan, a bioplastic made by isolating organic matter …

The latest in Nepal: Canadian aid flights to Nepal resume; Centenarian pulled from quake rubble

<b>NEPAL URGES FOREIGN RESCUERS TO GO HOME</b><p>Nepal is urging foreign rescuers to return home or go to rural areas saying most of the rescue work is over and the remaining operation can be handled by local workers.<p>Information Minister Minendra Rijal says the major rescue work in the urban areas of the …

Once the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected …

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Source of Antarctica's Eerie 'Bleeding Glacier' Found

Antarctica's Dry Valleys are the most arid places on Earth, but underneath their icy soils lies a vast and ancient network of salty, liquid water filled with life, a new study finds.<p>The Dry Valleys are almost entirely ice-free, except for a few isolated glaciers. Inside the canyons, the climate is …

Sony makes it easier to install a custom OS on its smartphones

Installing new ROMs can be an excellent way to breathe new life into an unsupported old handset, but leaping through all the rooting and recovery hoops can be a turn-off for many. Fortunately, Sony is helping to make installing custom operating systems a little easier, by releasing a set of special …

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