Laurence Sillett

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Why adultery could aid a happy marriage

Psychologists argue that 'outsourcing' areas of your relationship could save it in the long term<p>Living separately or allowing your partner to sleep with other people could be the key to a successful marriage, psychologists have claimed.<p>They argue that “outsourcing” areas of marriage to other people …

Impress your Valentine with these February full moon names

Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, Hunger Moon and more names for February’s full moon in this post. Star near the moon is Regulus.<p>The moon turns full today – …

Astronomy

Male sexual orientation influenced by genes, study shows

A study of gay men in the US has found fresh evidence that male sexual orientation is influenced by genes. Scientists tested the DNA of 400 gay men and found that genes on at least two chromosomes affected whether a man was gay or straight.<p>A region of the X chromosome called Xq28 had some impact on …

Boys and their toys: have science-themed toys had an impact on women’s careers?

As politicians debate the impact of gender segregated toys on the uptake of careers in science and engineering, Ruth Wainman takes a look at their history and suggests there are other questions we should be asking<p>Liberal Democrat MP for consumer affairs, Jenny Willott, has recently drawn attention …

Report: Burning Natural Gas Is Better Than Using Coal

Methane is both a fuel and a potent greenhouse gas. A study in <i>Science</i> magazine suggests that about 50 percent more methane is leaking into the atmosphere than official estimates suggest. Even so, they conclude that it's better for the environment to switch electricity generation from coal power …

Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint now getting Android 4.4 KitKat

Though Samsung kindly bestowed Android 4.4 KitKat onto the Google Play edition of its Galaxy S4 late last year, the TouchWiz variants of the same phone have not received the same attention, at least in the US. That ends today, however, as Sprint is finally rolling out said update to the Galaxy S4, …

Google deems Android ready for more Chromecast apps, lets the floodgates open

With Google's latest update to Play Services, it shouldn't be long before the Chromecast section of its app store gets a little more lively. Now that the Android SDK has support for the HDMI dongle baked in, developers can add the functionality to virtually any app they want, at-will. Google opened …

2015 Hyundai Genesis Shows its Stuff on the Nurburgring (W/Video)

Just last month, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis bowed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, boasting a new design and improved driving dynamics. Now, the Genesis sedan proves it can walk the walk in a new video below.<p>There’s no better place to show a vehicle’s capability than the …

2015 BMW 2-series Active Tourer: The Beginning of a New Era

The front-drive BMW is upon us.<p>BMW’s future includes front-wheel drive, a layout that ultimately will nearly the double the brand’s sales and production. With the introduction of the 2015 2-series Active Tourer, that future is upon us. (Deep breaths.) As if a front-drive BMW wasn’t bad enough, this …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Movie Review - RoboCop (2014)

<b>RoboCop</b>, 2014.<p>Directed by José Padilha.<p>Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and …

Elizabeth Olsen on her Scarlet Witch costume in The Avengers: Age of Ultron

With production getting underway on <b>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</b> in South Africa this week, we should expect to hear plenty from the hotly-anticapted …

New X-Men: Days of Future Past promo image featuring Michael Fassbender's Magneto

The official X-Men Movies Twitter account has dropped a new promotional image from <b>X-Men: Days of Future Past</b> featuring Michael Fassbender’s Magneto, …

J. Jonah Jameson launches tirade against Spidey in latest Amazing Spider-Man 2 viral

While Sony seems to be throwing every possible Spider-Man character into its movie franchise, one who appears to be absent from the rebooted universe …

Special Features - Why Arkham Asylum should be a live-action movie

<i>With the animated movie Batman: Assault on Arkham set for release later this year, Anthony Stokes feels that Arkham Asylum would be better suited as</i> …

How Google Used Motorola To Smack Down Samsung -- Twice

Samsung is giant. It employs 427,000 staff, has an annual turnover in excess of $270bn and assets of $600bn spread across over 80 business units. And Google just floored it twice using Motorola as a baseball bat.<p><b>Why?</b><br>On the surface having 81 per cent of Android marketshare would seem to make Google …

Dark Souls 2 Weekly - Preview Impressions

Titanfall Weekly: Titanfall Beta Gameplay Strategies

Microsoft Tweaking Xbox One Controller For 'Titanfall'

Microsoft, it would seem, is all in on Titanfall. Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming mech-shooter is, arguably, the centerpiece of the Xbox One’s first few months, and the company is making sure that the console is good and ready for it when it arrives. We’re meant to be getting a software update …

Could California's Drought Last 200 Years?

Clues from the past suggest the ocean's temperature may be a driver.<p>Two years into California's drought, Donald Galleano's grapevines are scorched shrubs, their charcoal-colored stems and gnarled roots displaying not a lick of life. "I've never seen anything like this," says Galleano, 61, the …

Watching wildlife along California's coast

Ready for coastal California's top wildlife spotting adventures? Here you'll find the USA's mini version of the Galápagos Islands, as well as an underwater canyon as big as the Grand Canyon. The Golden State's 1100-mile shoreline abounds with tide pools, kelp forests and protected bays and beaches …

San Francisco

'I'm just an idiot from Stoke on Trent': Brit Awards Icon Robbie Williams's funniest, wisest quotes

Dave Grohl and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor contribute to Teenage Time Killer album

US super group also features members of Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Queens of the Stone Age and Soulfly<p><b>Dave Grohl</b> has contributed to a new album by …

Suarez fears injury with World Cup looming

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