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Canadian start-up GHGSat to make global methane map

Science & Nature - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:12
A private company tracing methane emissions is building a global map of the gas in Earth's atmosphere.

'The Gentlemen' stocks Guy Ritchie's latest crime comedy with plenty of stars

Entertainment - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:27
After recent studio fare like "Aladdin" and the Sherlock Holmes movies, director Guy Ritchie gets back to his "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" indie mode with "The Gentlemen," just stocked with an inordinately good cast. Filled with crosses and double crosses, the plot is mostly irrelevant, but the outlandish flourishes make for a good deal of foul-mouthed fun.

Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Science & Nature - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:22
Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.

'Modern Family' star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita are expecting a baby

Entertainment - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:20
Life is imitating art for "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

How many stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame belong on the walk of shame?

Entertainment - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 13:55
At the height of the #MeToo firestorm, a life-sized golden statue of a bathrobe- and slipper-clad Harvey Weinstein sitting on a sofa mysteriously appeared on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Space cookies: First food baked in space by astronauts

Science & Nature - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:26
They were cooked in a special oven at the International Space Station - but are yet to be tasted.

US declines UK request to extradite American

World - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:31
The United States has declined the United Kingdom's request to extradite American citizen Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat, who was charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of a British teenager last August.

Climate change: 'We're not perfect', says Marion Cotillard on Antarctica trip

Science & Nature - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:51
Actor Marion Cotillard says even remote places like "pristine" Antarctica are being harmed by humans.

Analysis: Deadly virus exposes flaws in Xi's control

World - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:36
Speaking on the tenth anniversary of the 2003 SARS crisis, Zhong Nanshan, one of the heroes in China's fight against that disease, described its as a "turning point" for the nation.

Ukrainian jet victim ran company suspected of violating Libyan arms ban

World - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:13
One of the passengers on the Ukrainian jet downed by Iranian missiles earlier this month was a businesswoman who was the boss of two companies cited in a UN report for links to the shadowy arms trade supplying the protracted civil war in Libya.

Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029

Science & Nature - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:01
The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.

After 100 days of rage, Lebanon has a new government — and a deepening crisis

World - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 08:07
Nour Fakih was at his office desk on a Thursday afternoon in October when he sent his friend Abed a prescient WhatsApp message. "Abed, should we call for a revolution, bro?"

Asian markets are quiet after a turbulent week

World - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 06:36
Asian markets were mostly muted Friday morning on the eve of Lunar New Year celebrations, signaling a cautious approach after a broad sell-off the previous day over growing coronavirus fears.

US to restrict travel by pregnant foreigners

World - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 01:10
The Trump administration will implement a new policy Friday to make it more difficult for foreign nationals to travel to give birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, a practice commonly known as "birth tourism."

Wuhan coronavirus: Is it safe to travel?

World - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:51
Much is still unknown about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak and health officials are urging vigilance.
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