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Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young

Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young.

14 Aug 2014 - 5:18PM

Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young.

Luxury cruise lines, once for older travellers, are catering to the young
World Cup arena awaits its second act in Brazil's Amazonas city of Manaus

The World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland last week wasn't a particularly glamorous match-up, but it may have been historic nonetheless.

11 Jul 2014 - 4:16AM

The World Cup game between Honduras and Switzerland last week wasn't a particularly glamorous match-up, but it may have been historic nonetheless.

World Cup arena awaits its second act in Brazil's Amazonas city of Manaus
Deafening silence follows Kunming railway station hacking attack

On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming , killing 29 people and injuring more than 140.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

On the first Sunday of March, China awoke to sickening news: Attackers with knives had hacked through crowds at the train station in the southern city of Kunming , killing 29 people and injuring more than 140.

Deafening silence follows Kunming railway station hacking attack
Media frenzy in US after Newsweek says it tracked down bitcoin's creator
'Dear slut': US woman receives surprise barb in Bank of America letter
Arctic blast set to plunge parts of United States into deep freeze again
Penguins huddle together to keep warm in freezing Antarctic temperatures

If you're in stop-go traffic, you're probably pretty unhappy about it. If you're a male penguin balancing an egg on your feet in the freezing Antarctic, that traffic jam is probably keeping you alive.

23 Dec 2013 - 5:04AM

If you're in stop-go traffic, you're probably pretty unhappy about it. If you're a male penguin balancing an egg on your feet in the freezing Antarctic, that traffic jam is probably keeping you alive.

Penguins huddle together to keep warm in freezing Antarctic temperatures
Scientists unravel eye-colour changes that allow reindeer to cope in Arctic

Rudolph the fictional reindeer was famous for his red nose, but his true-life cousins have eyes that change colour with the seasons.

23 Dec 2013 - 5:04AM

Rudolph the fictional reindeer was famous for his red nose, but his true-life cousins have eyes that change colour with the seasons.

Scientists unravel eye-colour changes that allow reindeer to cope in Arctic
US lags in credit card security

The massive data breach at Target this past week has again highlighted how the United States remains a relatively insecure backwater when it comes to credit card technology.

23 Dec 2013 - 5:34AM

The massive data breach at Target this past week has again highlighted how the United States remains a relatively insecure backwater when it comes to credit card technology.

US lags in credit card security
Book review: The Letters of Ernest Hemingway

For all the biographies and critical studies that have been published about Ernest Hemingway in the past 60 years or so, none has really come as close to the man as this collection of letters is now allowing.

9 Dec 2013 - 8:49AM

For all the biographies and critical studies that have been published about Ernest Hemingway in the past 60 years or so, none has really come as close to the man as this collection of letters is now allowing.

Book review: The Letters of Ernest Hemingway
Mixing grapefruit and drugs deadlier than ever, researchers say
Agencies and insurers figure out how to split Sandy's bill
Deep thinkers ponder the biggest question

That question - "Why is there something rather than nothing?" - occupies the centre of Jim Holt's book, which is by turns a philosophical and scientific inquiry, written through a broadly personal lens. 

30 Sep 2012 - 4:43PM

That question - "Why is there something rather than nothing?" - occupies the centre of Jim Holt's book, which is by turns a philosophical and scientific inquiry, written through a broadly personal lens. 

Deep thinkers ponder the biggest question
'Shutdowns' marked Newtown mass killer Adam Lanza's school life
New York gunman wrote note before shooting
Paula Broadwell a mirror image of affair lover David Petraeus
Shape of human hands may have evolved for punching
Brain uses tiny moment of shut-eye to rest, scientists find
Jim DeMint ends US Senate career leaving a trail of conservatives
Girls drugged parents to beat their curfew on web surfing
Fat people have lower death risk, study shows
Florida offers cash prizes to catch invasive Burmese pythons
Obama sends Wall St a message with nomination for SEC head

In nominating former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White to head the US Securities and Exchange Commission, President Barack Obama has aimed a strong message at potential Wall Street miscreants: watch out.

26 Jan 2013 - 7:04AM

In nominating former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White to head the US Securities and Exchange Commission, President Barack Obama has aimed a strong message at potential Wall Street miscreants: watch out.

Obama sends Wall St a message with nomination for SEC head
Recruits sought for a one-way voyage to Mars
Israel finishes bulk of work on fence along border with Egypt
Germany go down 1-3 against Argentina despite Messi's missed penalty
Obama seeking to exploit Republican divides in second term
12-year-old Californian boy found guilty of killing neo-Nazi father
Twilight Saga sequel dominates Golden Raspberry nominations
Mixed reviews for Hillary Clinton as she bows out as US secretary of state

She's won rave reviews from the American public and the president, but maybe not a prominent place in the diplomatic history books.

3 Feb 2013 - 7:38PM

She's won rave reviews from the American public and the president, but maybe not a prominent place in the diplomatic history books.

Mixed reviews for Hillary Clinton as she bows out as US secretary of state