Nicolas Laplante

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Gates Foundation announces grants to start building a better condom

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund research into next-generation condoms that people can use more effectively to reduce unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. The foundation said it will award a pair $100,000 grants to researchers working on improving condoms, two of …

Los Angeles Times’ images of President Kennedy [updated]

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas.<p>Starting in the 1950s, Kennedy, a Democrat from Massachusetts, often visited Los Angeles. His sister Patricia was married to actor Peter Lawford.<p>Two of the Los Angeles Times’ most popular JFK …

China to loosen one-child policy and abolish labour camps

Ruling Communist party announces that couples can have two children if one parent is an only child<p>China has pledged to loosen its one-child policy and end a controversial "re-education through labour" programme, state media reported on Friday, days after the conclusion of a meeting of top Communist …

Nexus 5 review

LG’s second Ne​xus is the best phone you can buy for $350, and an excellent platform on which to experience the new Android 4.4 KitKat — but that …

Google Play Music app arrives on iPhone, but won't let you buy songs

Six months after its subscription music service came to Android and the web, Google is bringing its take on unlimited streaming to the iPhone. Google Play Music arrives in the App Store this morning with most of the features that its Android counterpart does, done up in a style that feels native to …