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One Direction and Taylor Swift steal the show

One Direction band members accept the award for best pop/rock band. — AP

Boy band One Direction took home top prizes on Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.

Leonardo Da Vinci 1st to identify hurricanes?

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Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci, famous for being an artist, scientist, inventor and musician, may also have been the first to identify hurricanes, scientists say.

Tiny shrimps hold clues to alien life

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A tiny shrimp residing at one of the world’s deepest undersea hydrothermal vents holds clues about what life could be like on other planets, Nasa scientists say.

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.

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and has clearly won the sprint when his government completes six months in office on November 26.

The spiritual world has known so many wonderful mystics and most of them have been men.