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Rare tarantulas hatch at British zoo

Rare tarantulas hatch at British zoo

Published 12/08/2016

A clutch of around 200 rare Montserrat tarantulas have successfully hatched at a British zoo in what keepers hailed on Friday as a first in [more…]

Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post to focus on start-up

Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post to focus on start-up

Published 11/08/2016

By Malathi Nayak Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington said on Thursday she would step down as editor-in-chief of the news site that bears her name [more…]

Chinese couple dangle from suspension bridge for wedding

Chinese couple dangle from suspension bridge for wedding

Published 11/08/2016

A Chinese couple marked their wedding day in their own special way -- by dangling underneath a glass bottom suspension bridge overlooking a gorge.Bride Jiang [more…]

Australia announces $154-million upgrade for Sydney Opera House

Australia announces $154-million upgrade for Sydney Opera House

Published 11/08/2016

SYDNEY Australia on Thursday unveiled plans for the largest renovations to the Sydney Opera House since its opening in 1973, with more than A$200 million [more…]

What3words keeps Olympics visitors on track in Rio

What3words keeps Olympics visitors on track in Rio

Published 11/08/2016

An innovative addressing system that assigns every patch of earth in the world an easy to remember three-word address is being used to help visitors [more…]

‘No Man’s Sky’: from a humble shed to a new gigantic universe

‘No Man’s Sky’: from a humble shed to a new gigantic universe

Published 10/08/2016

LONDON A new computer game created by a team of 15 people in a shed in southern England made its highly anticipated debut this week [more…]

Dozens arrested for alcohol misuse at rappers’ New York concert

Dozens arrested for alcohol misuse at rappers’ New York concert

Published 10/08/2016

NEW YORK Dozens of people, many of them underage, were arrested at a concert by rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in Long Island, New [more…]

Supermarket foods star in Seth Rogen’s raunchy ‘Sausage Party’

Supermarket foods star in Seth Rogen’s raunchy ‘Sausage Party’

Published 10/08/2016

Actor and writer Seth Rogen brings his latest offering to the big screen with "Sausage Party", an innuendo-filled animated film focusing on supermarket foods unaware [more…]

‘Life worth more than Pokemon,’ Venezuela gamers told

‘Life worth more than Pokemon,’ Venezuela gamers told

Published 10/08/2016

CARACAS A Pokemon Go player hides his cellphone in the carved out pages of a 19th-century French novel, hoping to avoid criminals on Venezuela's notoriously [more…]

Piltdown breakdown: new details about a famed scientific hoax

Piltdown breakdown: new details about a famed scientific hoax

Published 10/08/2016

WASHINGTON Researchers applying modern forensic techniques to a century-old puzzle have laid bare intriguing new details about one of the most notorious scientific hoaxes on [more…]