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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review

Some of the most beloved premium compact cameras in the last decade are Panasonic's LX-series. They always offered larger-than-average sensors but, …

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

Scale A Glass Wall With Gecko-Inspired Adhesive On Your Hands

Special Forces can add a new item to their wish list.<p>Geckos, when not shilling for insurance companies, are most known for their climbing abilities that let them scale walls effortlessly. Thanks to their biology, geckos have one major advantage over humans who want to move vertically: they are …

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face

Last month, Kate Szell was judged the winner of the Wellcome Trust’s science writing prize in category B for “anyone with a non-professional interest, including undergraduates”. More than 640 articles were submitted in total, with the top 20 judged by a panel consisting of neuroscientist Sophie …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?

The invisible world of the bathroom isn't pretty — unless you're a microbe. After scanning the microbial zoo of four public restrooms recently, a team of researchers found a diverse swarm of characters that persisted for months despite regular cleaning of the facilities.<p>The goal of the study, …

A Bus Isn't The Only Thing That Can Be Powered By Poop

What can you do with human waste? Besides flushing it?<p>That's a question that came to mind when we read about the United Kingdom's first-ever "Bio-bus." It's a tour bus that runs between the cities of Bristol and Bath. The tank is filled with biomethane gas generated from food waste and human …

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The Homesman review – Tommy Lee Jones isn’t quite what a feminist looks like

Director, star and co-writer Tommy Lee Jones’s earthy adaptation of Glendon Swarthout’s novel has been hailed in some quarters as a groundbreaking “feminist western”. In concentrating primarily on the trials and fortitudes of Hilary Swank’s Mary Bee Cuddy, it certainly overturns some of the genre’s …

No Good Deed review – low-rent home invasion exploiter

Idris Elba’s star power aside, it’s hard to see why this low-rent home invasion exploiter (shot two years ago) needs to be troubling the inside of a cinema rather than proceeding directly to its natural home on DVD. Elba seethes as psychopathic prison escapee Colin Evans who pitches up at the house …

DVDs and downloads: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Guardians of the Galaxy; Ida; White Reindeer and more

It’s genetically modified humanoid apes versus genetically modified humanoid raccoons — well, one raccoon at least — on DVD shelves this week. And while both have their individual fighting strengths, you have to hand it to the simians: Matt Reeves’s <b>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</b>(Fox, 12) is a …

Reds, nukes, waste ... how space films reveal our earthly fears

It was the film that turned science fiction from B-movie fodder into an entertainment that combined glittering spectacle with intellectual intrigue. Now <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>is to be re-released around Britain in a new digital format as the mainstay of a national sci-fi film festival, Days of Fear …

Winter Sleep review – a powerful meditation upon guilt

“You are an unbearable man,” declares Melisa Sözen in the third hour of this quietly intense tale of wealth and poverty, religion and politics, husbands and wives from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan. “You are selfish, spiteful and cynical,” she continues, before conceding that her target is also …