Life

As scientists ponder ‘hacking the climate’, poor countries are wary

BERLIN, Oct 19 — As a child during Ethiopia’s deadly famine of 1984, Asfawossen Kassaye remembers watching people from the countryside flock to his town, desperately looking for food... Read more

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With the crazy ‘Italics’, Asterix returns for 37th adventure

PARIS, Oct 19 — Asterix, the indomitable pint-sized Gaul forever outfoxing the Romans, returns for his 37th comic adventure today, this time battling his way across Italy in a chariot race. The...

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Life

The ‘blue halo’ effect: How some flowers seduce bees

PARIS, Oct 19 — Hundreds of flower species have evolved the ability to project ethereal halos of blue light invisible to humans in order to lure pollinating bees, researchers revealed...

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Showbiz

Possible plot details for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ revealed

LOS ANGELES, Oct 19 — Plot details for Ant-Man and the Wasp have reportedly been revealed and it sure does sound promising. According to Comicbook, details shared on the Marvel Cinematic...

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Peace gives Colombian coffee an extra shot

SAN CARLOS (Colombia), Oct 19 — Farmers who fled war in the Colombian Andes are returning to revive their abandoned land, cultivating coffee trees that are boosting global supplies of the...

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Showbiz

Gimmick or game-changer: Is virtual reality the future of film?

BUSAN, Oct 19 — Virtual Reality will change the face of cinema in the next decade — but only if content keeps up with the advances in technology, industry experts at the Busan International...

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Showbiz

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ reimagined as a horror movie

LOS ANGELES, Oct 19 — Ever wondered what it would be like if a superhero turns over to the dark side? Well wonder no more as you watch this fan-made horror movie version of Spider-Man:...

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Life

Bidding with bitcoin, a world first at Italian auction

MILAN, Oct 19 ― Italian auction house Sant'Agostino said yesterday bidders at its next sale will be able to settle up in bitcoin, a world first according to the auctioneers. Early next week,...

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Showbiz

You decide the plot: Social media shows shake TV drama

CANNES, Oct 19 — Cliffhanger endings where television audiences are left holding their breath for the next episode may never be the same again. A new generation of social media-driven dramas...

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Life

Uniqlo just outdid itself with this KAWS x Peanuts Snoopy plushie

TOKYO, Oct 19 — Listen up, streetwear fans who didn’t manage to get hold of the Uniqlo’s KAWS x Peanuts collaboration the first-time round. The Japanese high street giant has just announced...

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