Thursday, October 6, 2016

Omega-3 oils in farmed salmon 'halve in five years'

Levels of beneficial omega-3 oils in farmed salmon have fallen significantly in the past five years.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hawaiian bees are first on US endangered species list

Seven species of yellow-faced bee native to Hawaii are the first bees to be added to the US list of endangered species.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Proteins from 'deep time' found in ostrich eggshell

Scientists extract fossil proteins - some of biological tissue's building blocks - in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

4 tips to slash unnecessary monthly expenses

Most of us pay our bills around the beginning of the month, and about this time the stack can get pretty high - as does the hit to your bank account. If you're like me, you often think, “What can I do this month to cut my expenses, in a smart way, and waste less money while I'm at it?”

I've got some ways to do exactly that. Here are my four tips that you can implement today:

1. Cut the cost of wireless service

If you aren't locked into a contract with one of the national carriers, consider using the services of providers that might be offering a cheaper plan. 

Also look at your data usage. Maybe you can simply switch to another, less expensive plan. And once it's time to upgrade, think hard - do you really need to have that latest model of the iPhone? (You may want it, but that's another story.)  Read more...

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Lady Gaga goes back to her roots, debuts new song at tiny London club

The newest song from Lady Gaga dropped yesterday, accompanied by a social media blitz that may or may not include this very raw video of her performing the song at a tiny nightclub stage. 

We don't get to see much of the audience, but based on a number of Twitter and Instagram posts it appears that the performance occurred at the Moth Club in London. Despite the small stage, the energy and tightness of her performance is worthy of any of her arena or stadium appearances. 

According to fans, this is the first recorded performance of the song. After Gaga's done with the tune she sits down in front of a keyboard, but it's not clear if she kept going or if the clip was just a carefully staged bit of "reality" for the song's release.  Read more...

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'Hidden Figures' hidden no more as Taraji P. Henson breaks down in tears at Toronto event

TORONTO - Hidden Figures is hidden no more. 

20th Century Fox threw a special event featuring footage from the space-race drama, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as three NASA staffers who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space. The film doesn't hit theaters until Jan. 13, but it's preparing for takeoff this awards season with a sneaky Oscar qualifying run in late December.

The Toronto International Film Festival's artistic director Cameron Bailey introduced the footage with the help of director Ted Melfi, who was unable to attend the event but sent along a video in his absence. Read more...

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 to make New York fly-over

A plane powered only by the sun travels to New York City for a photoshoot at the Statue of Liberty, ahead of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

New 'Star Trek Beyond' trailer shows Idris Elba's villain in action

On Friday, Paramount dropped the new trailer for the latest installment of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek Beyond

Packed with a lot more action and character detail than the last trailer, this time we get a good look at the chief villain, Krall, played by Idris Elba under layers of evil looking alien makeup. Can you feel the Elba charisma shining through all that scary makeup? Sort of. But not really. Krall could be any of hundreds of qualified actors

Why they decided to hide one of the most well known and loved faces under pounds of makeup is a mystery, especially since in earlier promos Elba appeared in front of the cast in his human form. Pro tip, Hollywood: If a widely admired leading man makes time to join your geek-friendly movie, don't hide the hunky goods Read more...

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Ben Nevis gains a metre thanks to GPS

Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain, is re-measured by Ordnance Survey and is now officially put at 1,345m high - a metre taller than before.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The real 'X-Files': CIA shares greatest hits from UFO reports


Do you want to believe? 

A recent blog post from the Central Intelligence Agency dives deep into the agency's "X-Files" — detailed reports of UFO sightings all over the world. 

The CIA's UFO collection mostly deals with reports of UFOs spotted in the 1940s and 1950s, but the blog post (dated Jan. 21) picks out a few choice documents that would probably leave Fox Mulder and Dana Scully scratching their heads.

One 1952 report documents "two fiery disks" seen above uranium mines in what once was the Belgian Congo.

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