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'Frozen in time': Diana's tragic fairytale

London - From her engagement to Prince Charles as a shy teenager to her roles as doting mother, humanitarian and global celebrity, Diana's turbulent life still captivates people around the world.

Review: New on DVD for June 27 Special

This week’s releases include a sci-fi movie rooted in realism; a sequel that rivals the original; an enticing thriller; an auteur’s first feature; and a classic comedy collection.

Essential Science: Planets close to dim stars may support life

The question of whether life exists on other planets in the depths of our galaxy continues to intrigue people. If we are to find out that we are alone in the universe then examining planets orbiting dim red stars might provide the answer.

Review: ‘Life’ draws from similar past experiences Special

‘Life’ is a conventional but entertaining sci-fi movie in which a space crew is hunted by a newly discovered alien species that could threaten the human race.

New focal point for looking for life on Mars

Houston - Is there life on Mars? The question these days is more ‘has there ever been life on Mars?’ In the search for past life (probably bacterial), scientists have selected a new ‘hot spot’ on the planet to investigate.

Essential Science: Saturn’s moon contains an underground ocean

Reviewing data from the Cassini spacecraft, astrophysicists think there’s a strong chance that the Saturnian satellite Dione contains a vast underground ocean.

iPhone app to encourage Americans to become organ donors

San Francisco - Apple has announced that the next version of iPhone software will carry a promotion for organ donation in the United States in a bid to help save lives.

Global life expectancy up five years since 2000: WHO

Geneva - Global life expectancy increased by five years between 2000 and 2015, the World Health Organization said Thursday, crediting progress in Africa against HIV, AIDS and malaria.

Trial attempts to reverse brain death

Can brain death be reversed? This may sound the stuff of science fiction, but some leading biotechnology companies have been given the go ahead to run an experiment.

Japanese prefer to study English in Philippines than in U.S., UK

Expensive tuition fees and high cost of living in the United States and the United Kingdom have prompted many Japanese to choose the Philippines to study English.

Foreign workers in Japan to reach 1 million this year

Tokyo - Japan has recorded a huge increase in the number of foreign workers, expecting the figure to reach one million this year.

Speculation grows about NASA's big Mars announcement today

Washington - Wild speculation continues online over what NASA plans to announce today concerning what has been discovered about Mars, the fourth planet from the sun.

Could there be life on the amazing and mysterious Pluto?

The data coming in from the New Horizons spacecraft's mission to Pluto proves that the Universe is, if nothing else, full of surprises.

Samsung says it can double mobile battery life with graphene

Samsung has announced it has successfully doubled the capacity of the Li-ion batteries used in modern electronics such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. It is achieved by using a new composite material in the cathodes, made of graphene.

NASA chief says we'll discover alien life in 10 to 20 years

A top NASA scientist has announced that we are on the verge of finding alien life. The view from the space agency experts is that it is not a question of if, but when we will discover it and that could be quite soon.

Alien life on Saturn's moon, Enceladus, much more likely

New data from NASA's Cassini mission to explore Saturn and its moons has scientists excited. The agency's space probe has just found conditions on the planet's moon, Enceladus, which makes the discovery of alien life there far more probable.

Life may exist on Titan, but not like anything we know

A team of scientists from Cornell University believe that oxygen-free, methane-based life forms could exist on Titan. Such life forms would be unlike anything we know on Earth and live in conditions, which nothing in our biosphere could endure.

There's a village where dementia patients can lead a normal life

There is a Dutch village that allows those with dementia to live normal lives, while at the same time receiving proper care.

Dwarf planet is possible new source of life in our solar system

A potential new source of alien life in our own solar system will be explored by a NASA probe in March 2015. Scientists think that the so-called "dwarf planet," Ceres, could have the right conditions for life to exist and may even be habitable for humans.

First 'spark of life' recreated by scientists

Using a superpower laser, scientists have for the first time recreated the process which probably kick started life on Earth.

Obesity linked to shorter life

Montreal - A new study, based on modeling predictions, suggests that excess body weight — obesity — can decrease one’s life expectancy by nearly 10 years.

Philae finds organic matter on comet

Philae, the sophisticated comet lander, only maintained active life for a few days. However, it has confirmed what many had suspected: organic molecules are present on the surface of the comet.

Celebs praise pet adoption: Cuddly love, kindness and support

It is so important to remember that one should give back to the furry members of society by adopting a pet in need of someone to love. Celebrities have long been using their status to help in the efforts of getting pets adopted.

100-year-old woman sees the ocean for the first time in her life

Just a few weeks before turning 101, Ruby Holt took a trip to the beach and saw the ocean for the first time in her life.

Alien life may exist without conditions like Earth

A group of scientists are proposing that alien life forms may not need conditions similar to Earth to survive and that we should not exclude the possibility of other “exotic” types of life existing in the Universe.

The U.S. has billions of dollars in unclaimed life insurance

The treasurer of Oklahoma has recently announced that across the US billions of dollars are going unclaimed from life insurance policies. The question is how far should companies go to track down beneficiaries of the deceased.

Americans conflicted on whether or not we should contact aliens

If aliens exist, should we try to get in touch with them? According to a new poll, many Americans think it would be a bad idea.

Mayor de Blasio and wife open Gracie Mansion for Halloween party

New York City - Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, decided to join in the Halloween fun this year by inviting all, via twitter, to Gracie Mansion for Halloween delights on Oct 28.

Wood munching clams create marine ecosystem

A new study shows that wood-boring clams serve as ecosystem engineers by making the organic matter in the wood that falls in the deep waters of Monterey Canyon suitable for other creatures.

Standard Life in advanced talks to buy Phoenix asset management unit

British life insurance and pensions group Standard Life <SL.L> has announced it is in "exclusive and advanced" talks to buy rival Phoenix Group Holdings' <PHNX.L> Ignis Asset Management.
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HEAVENLY BODY: This image of Mars showing Terra Meridiani can be found on nasa.gov  the U.S. space a...
HEAVENLY BODY: This image of Mars showing Terra Meridiani can be found on nasa.gov, the U.S. space agency's official website.
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Photo taken by Curiosity rover in Mars' Gale Crater on April 3 shows light near the top of the frame to the left of center.
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A trail of life and death in the bush.
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Love to take pictures of sunsets, the view from my window.
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Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Milla Jovovich in 'Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D'
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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
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Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope observed aurorae on Ganymede generated by the moon's magnetic fields
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View of Shinjuku skyscrapers and Mount Fuji as seen from the Bunkyo Civic Center, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.
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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
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Photo of cover of Death & Life of American Journalism by Robert McChesney and John Nichols.
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Screenshot from the 1964 movie "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians." Featured are the Martian children characters Bomar (Chris Month, left) and Girmar (Pia Zadora).
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