• Two rescued from Taiwan quake rubble

    Media captionDrone footage showed the building felled by the earthquake Two people have been pulled alive from the ruins of an apartment building two days after it collapsed in a powerful earthquake in Tainan City...
  • Gould wins his maiden ranking title

    Gould wins his maiden ranking title

    Martin Gould narrowly lost 9-8 defeat to John Higgins in the Australian Goldfields Open final in 2015 England’s Martin Gould beat Luca Brecel 9-5 to claim his first ranking title at the German Masters in...
  • Chromosomes reconfigure as cell division ends

    Related images(click to enlarge) Cellular senescence — when a cell can no longer divide — is a programmed stage in a cell’s life cycle. Sometimes, as in aging, we wish it didn’t happen so much...
  • New refugee camps go up inside Syria

    Media captionRichard Forest: “The situation is a confusing one” Turkish aid workers have been setting up tents and distributing supplies for thousands of new Syrian refugees kept from entering Turkey at the border. Some 35,000...
  • Broncos beat Panthers in Super Bowl

    Broncos beat Panthers in Super Bowl

    Denver scored just one offensive touchdown, through CJ Anderson in the fourth quarter The Denver Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50. Carolina were heavy favourites, having lost only once all...

Headline News

  • Human remains found in search for planes that collided off Southern California


    LOS ANGELES –  Divers searching the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast Sunday recovered human remains and debris from the wreckage of a midair collision involving two small planes. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said parts of one of the two planes involved in the crash were recovered on the third day of the search, as were the remains of two victims. They were found 105 feet below the surface with the help of sonar.  The wreckage and remains were located about 2 miles off the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Juanita Navarro said. Investigators from the coroner’s office will try to identify the remains and divers plan to continue looking for more evidence at daybreak Monday, she said. A massive search was launched Friday after a plane piloted by a 72-year-old woman was seen on radar colliding with a craft carrying men ages 61 and 81 off San …

    February 7, 2016 11:12 pm
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Politics

  • Potential New Hampshire spoiler Kasich could pose threat to Rubio


    MANCHESTER, N.H. U.S. Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is polling in the low single digits nationally but may be poised to play the role of spoiler in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary by cutting into the support of higher-profile rivals such as Marco Rubio. The Ohio governor, who is vowing to erase the U.S. budget deficit without shredding the safety net for poor Americans, has built a base of support among moderate Republicans and independent voters, who wield special clout in New Hampshire because they can vote in either party’s primary. Kasich, 63, has the support of about 12 to 14 percent of New Hampshire’s voters in recent polls. The former congressman has staked the viability of his White House aspirations on New Hampshire, whose pivotal primary is part of the state-by-state contests to pick the party nominees for the Nov. 8 election to replace Democratic President Barack Obama. While well behind billionaire real estate mogul …

    February 7, 2016 8:31 pm
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Stocks

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife announce daughter’s Chinese name


    Congratulations, Max Zuckerberg — or should that be Chen Mingyu? Speaking in Mandarin, Facebook (FB, Tech30) CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan made a special announcement about their daughter as they wished the world a happy Lunar New Year. In a video post Saturday, the couple said this Lunar New Year was especially meaningful because they selected Max’s Chinese name. “Chen, after her mother’s family name, and Mingyu represents our hope for a brighter tomorrow for the world,” Zuckerberg said. Chinese names are often loaded with symbolism. Parents put a lot of thought into how a name will help shape a child’s life. Related: Mark Zuckerberg is back from paternity leave When Zuckerberg and Chan announced Max’s birth late last year, they said they would donate 99% of their Facebook shares over their lifetimes to efforts to make the world better through education, medicine and Internet access. Their daughter’s Chinese name reflects that …

    February 7, 2016 10:52 pm
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Sports

  • Gould wins his maiden ranking title


    Martin Gould narrowly lost 9-8 defeat to John Higgins in the Australian Goldfields Open final in 2015 England’s Martin Gould beat Luca Brecel 9-5 to claim his first ranking title at the German Masters in Berlin. Gould, 34, who had lost his two previous ranking finals, won four of the six evening frames to take the £61,500 first prize. The Londoner said: “It is nice to finally have my name in the winners’ enclosure.” Belgian Brecel was only the second non-British European to reach a ranking final. Malta’s Tony Drago lost to Stephen Hendry in the 1997 International Open final. Gould recovered from losing the first frame at the iconic Tempodrom to take a 5-3 lead with a 104-break at the end of the first session. He followed it up with a 110 break in the first frame of the evening session in front of the 2,500 crowd and continued to dominate with his superior …

    February 7, 2016 11:32 pm
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World News

  • Two rescued from Taiwan quake rubble


    Media captionDrone footage showed the building felled by the earthquake Two people have been pulled alive from the ruins of an apartment building two days after it collapsed in a powerful earthquake in Tainan City in Taiwan. The first was a woman who was officials said was found lying underneath the body of her husband. Their two-year-old son was found dead nearby. Shortly later, a man was also rescued alive, local media reported. At least 35 people died in the magnitude 6.4 quake, most of whom were inside the Weiguan Jinlong building. More than 100 people are still thought to be trapped inside. Image copyright AFP Image caption The rescued man had been talking to rescuers through the night Image copyright AFP Image caption The man was conscious and rushed to hospital Image copyright AFP Image caption Almost all the people who died were inside the Weiguan Jinlong apartment complex The woman, Tsao Wei-ling, was …

    February 7, 2016 11:32 pm
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Technology

  • Pope Francis to be greeted by 19km of mobile phone lights on Mexico City visit


    Worshipers will line the roadside holding up their mobile telephones to light the way for Pope Francis when he arrives on his visit to Mexico next week. Related: Indigenous struggle in Chiapas will come ‘out in the open’ for Pope Francis’s visit The 79-year-old himself expressed “great happiness” at his looming visit, during which he will tour a major Catholic shrine in Mexico City and meet victims of violence and poverty. Thousands of well-wishers are expected to come out to welcome the Argentine pontiff when he lands in Mexico City late on Friday. They want to make the longest ever human light chain on record. They plan to line the 19km (12m) route from the airport to the Vatican’s diplomatic mission in the capital as the pontiff passes through in the Popemobile. “We want to receive the Holy Father with a special wall, what we call a wall of light and prayer,” said Roberto Delgado, …

    February 7, 2016 8:51 pm
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Science

  • Chromosomes reconfigure as cell division ends


    Related images(click to enlarge) Cellular senescence — when a cell can no longer divide — is a programmed stage in a cell’s life cycle. Sometimes, as in aging, we wish it didn’t happen so much and sometimes, as in cancer, we wish it would happen more. Given its important impacts on health, biologists wish they could explain more about what’s happening in cells when senescence takes hold. A new study helps by showing that chromosomes become somewhat transformed, altering their patterns of gene expression. “There is a reconfiguration of their three-dimensional structure, which was kind of unexpected in my opinion,” said Nicola Neretti, assistant professor of biology at Brown University and senior author of the study in Science Advances. Overall, Neretti’s team found, chromosomes become much more compact, though some parts of them expand in volume. An analysis of their spatial organization finds that most genes move into areas called “B” compartments that are locked …

    February 7, 2016 11:31 pm
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Health

  • Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to ‘Creeping Obesity,’ Study Finds


    SUNDAY, Feb. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Along with souvenirs, there’s a good chance you’ll return from your vacation with some extra weight, new research suggests. The study looked at 122 American adults, aged 18 to 65, who went on vacations ranging from one to three weeks between March and August. Sixty-one percent gained weight while on vacation, with an average gain of 0.7 pounds, and that weight tended to stay on after they returned home. Some gained as much as 7 pounds, while others lost weight, the investigators found. One of the main contributors to vacation weight gain was increased intake of calories, especially from alcohol. The average number of drinks went from eight a week before vacation to 16 a week while on vacation, the researchers said. The findings are alarming, according to study author Jamie Cooper, an associate professor in the department of foods and nutrition at the University of Georgia. “If …

    February 7, 2016 8:11 pm
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Entertainment

  • Marshawn Lynch Tweets Out Retirement Announcement In Most BeastMode Fashion Possible


    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is hanging up the cleats, at least, that is what he tweeted out to the world on Sunday night during Super Bowl 50. Lynch kept it short and simple, tweeting a picture of green cleats being hung up with the ‘peace’ emoji: ✌ pic.twitter.com/wesip4IhOR — Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 8, 2016 Lynch had been rumored over the last several weeks to be ‘leaning towards retiring,’ as stated by Seattle Seahawks GM John Schneider on ESPN Radio on January 22nd, so the news should not come as much of a surprise. ESPN had also reported earlier on Sunday that Lynch had already told people close to him that he plans to retire. The Seahawks were rumored to be moving on from Lynch in March due to salary cap issues, so Lynch likely wanted to have the final say on the matter before things were taken out of his control. Last week when …

    February 7, 2016 11:11 pm
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Editorial

  • Rubio stumbles, then stabilizes. Trump stays out front at GOP debate in New Hampshire


    Most of Saturday night’s GOP debate in New Hampshire was a cracking good show, with moments of substance.   Marco Rubio, still riding momentum after almost beating Donald Trump in Iowa, was the main target of attack by the governors on the stage Saturday. He took on real water when Chris Christie effectively characterized him as an Obama-like orator who rarely strayed from a script, and Rubio fed that impression by repeating his talking points four times in response. But Rubio stabilized and had a great answer on abortion “extremism” in the Democratic Party. He finished the debate in good form, but he sure gave reasons for Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and John Kasich to hang around to see if he stumbles again.  If Marco’s momentum stalls in New Hampshire, his performance Saturday evening will be blamed for it.  Donald Trump was his swaggering self tonight, and helped himself except on the eminent domain issue. “What …

    February 7, 2016 10:48 am
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Odd News

  • Cars parked on thin ice get icy bath in Wisconsin


    Call it the polar bear plunge for cars and trucks. The drivers of 15 vehicles parked on ice at Geneva Lake in the Wisconsin for a so-called Winterfest celebration on Saturday, but their festivities were interrupted when the ice broke, police said. Five of the vehicles that fell into the water were salvaged, as their owners drove out of the chilly lake, but the remaining 10 cars and trucks were totaled, police for the town of Lake Geneva said in a statement. No one was injured in the incident, about 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Chicago, police said. “People park on the lake all the time from what I understand,” Laurie Oberhelman, one of the car owners, told Milwaukee television station WDJT. “It was a bad choice.” (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Robert Birsel)

    February 6, 2016 11:47 pm
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