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New tadpole disease affecting frogs across globe, scientists find

New tadpole disease affecting frogs across globe, scientists find

Published 10/08/2015

LONDON Tadpoles are contracting a new, highly infectious disease that may be threatening frog populations worldwide, British scientists have found.

A parasitic disease caused by [more…]

UK reviewer criticized after jumping the gun on Cumberbatch’s ‘Hamlet’

UK reviewer criticized after jumping the gun on Cumberbatch’s ‘Hamlet’

Published 10/08/2015

LONDON The theater critic of the London Times received poor reviews of her own after she broke with protocol by reviewing Benedict Cumberbatch's hotly anticipated [more…]

Greece hopes to conclude bailout talks by Aug. 11

Greece hopes to conclude bailout talks by Aug. 11

Published 09/08/2015

ATHENS Greece hopes to conclude negotiations with international creditors by early Tuesday at the latest, a Greek official said as talks continued in Athens on [more…]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Four’ bombs with $26.2 million weekend

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Four’ bombs with $26.2 million weekend

Published 09/08/2015

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Scathing reviews and an indiscreet tweet left "Fantastic Four" on the slab after the franchise reboot flopped at the weekend box [more…]

Economic crisis proves no tragedy for Greek theater

Economic crisis proves no tragedy for Greek theater

Published 09/08/2015

EPIDAURUS, Greece On a stiflingly hot summer night, the ancient Greek amphitheatre of Epidaurus is packed to capacity for a performance of a 2,400-year-old play [more…]

Berkshire profit falls 37 percent on investment, insurance slump

Berkshire profit falls 37 percent on investment, insurance slump

Published 07/08/2015

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) (BRKb.N) said on Friday its second-quarter profit fell 37 percent, reflecting a significant decline in investment gains and an [more…]

Despite media stock beat down, Disney stands tall with U.S. funds

Despite media stock beat down, Disney stands tall with U.S. funds

Published 06/08/2015

U.S. media stocks have taken an indiscriminate beating this week, but many big fund managers still like entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney Co while turning negative [more…]

FBI hopes grainy video will help solve 25-year-old $500 million art heist

FBI hopes grainy video will help solve 25-year-old $500 million art heist

Published 06/08/2015

BOSTON Federal investigators in Boston on Thursday released 25-year-old surveillance video showing a security guard admitting a man to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum the [more…]

Remains of two Japanese climbers on Matterhorn identified after 45 years

Remains of two Japanese climbers on Matterhorn identified after 45 years

Published 06/08/2015

GENEVA The remains of two young Japanese climbers missing on the Matterhorn mountain since a 1970 snow storm in the Swiss Alps have been identified [more…]

House panel asks NASA why it isn’t probing SpaceX blast

House panel asks NASA why it isn’t probing SpaceX blast

Published 06/08/2015

WASHINGTON A House panel this week asked NASA to explain why it hasn't launched an independent review of the explosion on June 28 of a [more…]