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Hand-dryers spread bacteria?

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new research.

Briton takes ‘highest’ selfie atop Burj Khalifa

Taking the selfie craze to extraordinary heights, a British photographer has clicked himself atop Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal

Researchers have developed a new technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal.

2,000-year-old Roman gold mine found in Spain

Archaeologists have discovered a vast gold mining network created by the Romans 2,000 years ago in Spain with the help of a laser system attached to an aircraft.

The Graduate director Mike Nichols dies

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner on Broadway and the Oscar-winning director of films such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge, died on Wednesday at age 83,

Angelina Jolie says will quit acting

Angelina Jolie

Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie says she plans to give up acting after a “few more” films and switch her focus to directing.

Complex jobs protect brain?

Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction such as management and teaching may protect the brain from mental decline, according to a new research.

Bob Marley to be face of global pot brand

Bob Marley

Brand will include pot-infused creams, vapourisers in the style of e-ciggies

Neel Mukherjee shortlisted for Costa awards

Neel Mukherjee

Two politically charged novels, including The Lives of Others by Kolkata-born Neel Mukherjee, are among four that have made the shortlist for best novel in this year’s Costa Book Awards.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.

How many deaths will it take to realise that too many young women in their prime have needlessly died?