• Earth Will Only Have 12 Hours To Prepare For Massive Solar Storm

    In a new government document, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has laid out its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy, outlining the risks of unsettled space weather as well as what it plans to do about them. The document explains that the worst case scenario is a ‘coronal mass ejection’ - huge eruptions on the sun which cause parts of its corona to detach. The worst case scenario is based on the Carrington event of 1859, which caused solar-flare related x-rays and radiation storms.

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  • Prince Charles Gave Prince George Possibly The Best Present Ever For His Second Birthday

    Charles is said to be completely besotted with his grandson. The Prince of Wales probably made all of George’s dreams come true by turning part of his garden at his private house, Highgrove House, into a playground fit for a toddler-shaped prince. The Prince of Wales is thought to be hugely fond of his garden.

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  • Philippine military seeks almost triple defence spending amid China dispute

    Philippine generals on Wednesday asked Congress to almost triple annual defence spending over the next five years to upgrade equipment amid an escalating marine dispute with giant neighbour China. The Philippines currently is in the middle of a 998 billion pesos ($21.95 billion) 15-year plan to modernize its armed forces in the face of rising tensions in the South China Sea. "The gaps between our needed defence articles and the levels of our current inventory are too wide to ignore," Brigadier-General Guillermo Molina told a national defence panel hearing at the House of Representatives.

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  • New ISIS document reveals 'grand plan' to wage war in India, trigger 'Armageddon'

    Geneva, July 29 (ANI): A recruitment document retrieved from Pakistan's lawless tribal lands has revealed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) 'grand ambition' to ignite a war in India, build a new terror army in Pakistan and Afghanistan and provoke an Armageddon-like 'end of the world' situation. The 32-page-document, titled 'A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC),' has been obtained by American Media Institute (AMI), and says that 'The Caliphate, according to the Prophet', seeks to unite various terror factions in Afghanistan and Pakistan into a single army, the USA Today reports.

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  • Kendall Jenner gets cheeky in new Estée Lauder commercial

    Estée Lauder has released its latest beauty commercial, starring model of the moment Kendall Jenner. A spoof ad within the ad sees the US beauty unable to contain her excitement at unveiling the brand's "New Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion." Despite playing sexy for the test shots at the cameraman's request, Kendall's playful nature gets the better of her, with the images coming out as less serious than intended. Kendall has been working with Estée Lauder since November 2014 and earlier this month caught the attention of beauty lovers everywhere when she teased pictures from what appeared to be a new photo campaign with the cosmetics company on her Instagram account.

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  • You won’t believe that these actresses are in their 40s

    On July 24th, Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 46th birthday. Jennifer Lopez has always been in great shape – she started her career as a “Fly Girl,” after all – but over the years her body has become something more iconic. In an effort to get the rest of us up to speed, she recently launched the #BeTheGirl challenge, which encourages fans to help her combat obesity in America.

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  • Hong Seng Curry Rice: Ditching Finance Degree for Curry

    Meet Lim Jia Han, 25, a Banking and Finance graduate from University of London (SIM), cooking and dishing out Hainanese curry in a hot, sweltering stall at 85 Redhill Lane #01-74. Behind the warm smile and gentle demeanour lies entrepreneurial vision and zeal that may make Hong Seng Curry Rice a bigger name than when his grandmother started it. Jia Han’s efforts would make our national efficiency and productivity boards proud.

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  • Shrinking Dead Sea leaves trail of perilous sinkholes

    By Ari Rabinovitch EIN GEDI, Israel (Reuters) - A neglected grove of date palms, their leaves long fallen, trunks drooping in the searing heat at the lowest point on earth, is the latest casualty of a dramatic rise in sinkholes wreaking havoc along the coast of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one metre a year, hundreds of sinkholes, some the size of a basketball court, some two storeys deep, are devouring land where the shoreline once stood. The date trees line a section of a two-lane desert road - a main north-south artery that cuts through Israel and the Palestinian West Bank - that was shut down six months ago when a gaping hole opened up beneath the asphalt.

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  • LeBron James on how long he'd last against Ronda Rousey: 'As long as she wanted me to last'

    When UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey called out Floyd Mayweather in her ESPY acceptance speech, “Rowdy” unquestionably added a few more fans to her corner. Four-time NBA league MVP LeBron James was not one of them – that’s because he was

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  • Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

    The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers report in two separate studies. The bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults were packed

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  • Here's what coffee can do to your brain (Update)

    Washington DC, July 29 (ANI): A new study has predicted the association between coffee consumption habits and the incidence of pre-symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered a prodromal stage of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Researchers at the University of Bari in Italy evaluated 1,445 individuals recruited from 5,632 subjects, aged 65-84 year old, and interesting found that cognitively normal older individuals who modified their habits by increasing with time their amount of coffee consumption ( 1 cup of coffee/day) had about two times higher rate of MCI compared to those with reduced habits (

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  • Despite 1MDB woes, pundits say Najib now unassailable after Cabinet purge

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― With the strategic removal of potential challengers from within his Cabinet, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is likely to remain prime minister until the next election despite his troubles with debt-riddled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), political observers said. With a specific reference to his deputy in government as well as in Umno, Tan Sri Muhyiddin, the analysts said the prime minister has effectively neutralised dissent within his party at the risk of enlarging the rift between the camps of both leaders. “Najib will stay as PM, what he has done is standard textbook on political survival, a carrot-and-stick approach where you get rid of your detractors and reward your loyalists,” Universiti Malaysia Sarawak political scientist Dr Faisal Hazis told Malay Mail Online when contacted yesterday.

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  • Is Wang's time at Balenciaga over?

    The American fashion designer took over as creative director from Nicolas Ghesquière in late 2012, with the latter joining Louis Vuitton. Although Wang has put his stamp on the brand since joining, WWD claims his Paris Fashion Week show in late 2016 will be his last, as Balenciaga and parent company Kering will not be renewing his paperwork. Rather than hiring a well-known name, it's thought Kering is happy to bring in a lesser-known designer for the job, following the successful hiring of Alessandro Michele to replace Frida Giannini at Gucci.

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  • Mourinho fires back at Benitez's wife

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho fired back at comments from the wife of Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez, who said her husband is "tidying up" Mourinho "messes" once again. Montserrat Seara told Le Region newspaper that her Spanish husband has had to clean up after Mourinho in three stops where he has followed the Portuguese coach, at Inter Milan and Chelsea as well as Real Madrid. After Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 2-2 draw in regular time, Mourinho noted that only in the Inter Milan case did Benitez directly follow him into the job of guiding the squad.

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  • Jane Birkin condemns Hermès' practices

    Jane Birkin has ordered Hermès to remove her name from its famous bag. The Birkin bag is a favourite among the A-list, with the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Kris Jenner and Katy Perry all spotted out with the arm candy. After becoming concerned over how crocodiles are farmed to supply the company with leather, Jane has called upon the fashion house to find a new name for the accessory.

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  • Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

    Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat. Sixty percent of those surveyed said they slept holding their handsets -- with the highest percentages in India (74 percent) and China (70 percent). One in six smartphone users said they used their phones while showering, and more than half -- 54 percent -- said they would reach for the smartphone before saving their cat in the event of a fire.

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  • Zimbabwe pair due in court for killing Cecil the lion

    Two men were due to appear in a Zimbabwean court on poaching charges Wednesday after a wealthy American dentist killed a beloved lion just outside a national park, sparking criticism around the world. Cecil the lion, a popular attraction among international visitors to Hwange National Park, was lured beyond the reserve's boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month. The hunter was identified as Walter Palmer, a dentist and experienced trophy hunter from Minnesota, who allegedly paid $50,000 for the hunt.

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  • Premature babies more likely to become introverted and neurotic adults

    A team of British researchers has established that babies born weighing less than 3.3lbs (1.5 kg), or at a gestational age of less than 32 weeks, are more likely to become introverted, neurotic, and risk-averse as adults.

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  • Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

    It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River. The bass are nutritious, but they probably contain mercury, a toxic substance especially harmful to pregnant women and children that collects in varying levels in most fish throughout the country. Uppasay's lack of awareness appears to be shared by many anglers who fish in rivers and lakes near urban areas, and it illustrates how many government-issued health warnings about fish fail to reach those who most need to hear them: low-income families and immigrants, some of whom fish daily or weekly for their family meals.

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  • Brave Woman Shares Shocking Weight Loss Photo To Silence Haters

    Simone’s spent the best part of a year losing weight. A woman, who’s been documenting her weight loss journey for the best part of the last year, has bravely shared her most intimate series of snapshots yet – to silence any doubts that others have. Simone Anderson, a hair and make-up stylist from New Zealand, has taken to her Instagram to share a set of three images after some of her followers began to doubt that the pics were real.

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