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‘Glasses to be a thing of the past’

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Glasses may soon be a thing of the past as corneal inlays, implanted into the eye with a simple surgery, can correct vision without the need for corrective treatments, scientists say.

Titanic items fetch many times £100,000

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More than 100 rare Titanic items, including a menu from the ship’s first-class restaurant, have fetched several hundred thousand pounds at an auction in the UK, over a century after the ocean liner sa

Vandals deflate Paris’ giant ‘sex toy’ sculpture

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A giant inflatable green sculpture was reduced to a flaccid heap on one of Paris’s swankiest squares on Saturday after vandals attacked the work that sparked outrage for its resemblance to a sex toy.

Twitter timeline to have unasked-for tweets

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Twitter said on Friday it would start re configuring its users’ timelines with “relevant” messages from people they haven’t bothered to follow at the service.

‘Nanoflares’ make Sun’s corona hot

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Scientists have finally decoded why the Sun’s million-degree corona or outermost atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface, which has baffled astronomers for decades.

Frozen River star Misty Upham found dead

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Actress Misty Upham, who played the role of a housekeeper in the Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep starrer August: Osage County, has been found dead 11 days after she went missing.

Five Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commanders including the militant group’s spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid have announced their oath of allegiance to Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi, self-proclaimed caliph

When the Ethiopian footballer, Fikru Teferra Lemessa, chipped the ball over the rival goalkeeper, the roar that reverberated through the Salt Lake Stadium could have been mistaken for a goal scored in