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  • Ibuprofen ‘could hold back ageing’

    Ibuprofen ‘could hold back ageing’

    An over-the-counter painkiller could hold back ageing, research suggests. In laboratory tests, ibuprofen was found to extend the lives of worms and flies by the equivalent of about 12 years in human terms. They not only lived longer, but seemed to...

  • N. Korea comedy ‘desperately unfunny’, say Sony executives

    N. Korea comedy ‘desperately unfunny’, say Sony executives

    The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader is “desperately unfunny” and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. Sony Corp. scrapped...

  • Obesity ‘could be a disability’

    Obesity ‘could be a disability’

    Europe’s top court ruled on Thursday that obese people can be considered as disabled, but stopped short of saying that obesity was a condition that needed specific protection under European anti-discrimination laws. The landmark decision will be...

  • Hacking sparks worldwide alert

    Companies across the world are on high alert to tighten up their network security to avoid being the next firm brought to its knees by hackers like those who carried out the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hack could...

  • Anti-wrinkle drugs may boost lifespan

    Anti-wrinkle drugs may boost lifespan

    Drugs that smoothe away wrinkles and put a spring in your step could also increase lifespan, research suggests. Scientists have discovered that genes linked to youthful looks and supple limbs also appear to affect longevity. The study focused on...

  • We are all living six years longer

    We are all living six years longer

    Life expectancy has increased since 1990 despite rising death rates for drug use, liver cancer and diseases killing millions of children in poor countries Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990, thanks to falling death...

  • Hollywood slams Sony, theatres for cancelling Interview

    Hollywood slams Sony, theatres for cancelling Interview

    Hollywood film-makers and actors voiced outrage after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody The Interview, following threats from hackers who waged a massive cyberattack on the movie studio. Actors Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Rob...

  • Autism risk linked to particulate air pollution

    Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists at Harvard School of Public Health...

  • Annie remixed for 2014

    Annie remixed for 2014

    Annie (2014)Certified: UDuration: 118 minutesDirected by: Will GluckStarring: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Tracie Thoms, Dorian Missick, David Zayas, Peter Van Wagner, Patricia...

  • Rossini Rosé is latest newcomer to Classic range

    Rossini Rosé is latest newcomer to Classic range

    Delicata’s recently repackaged Classic Collection range of seven wines, with their easy-to-use screw-cap closures, has added a newcomer to its ranks. The collection of single varietal wines, which has been around since 1993, has always consisted...

  • Nationwide competition: ‘Win a limo party’

    Emmanuel Delicata has begun its nationwide wine promotion in all the retail outlets that sell its wine. This promotion runs until January 5. To enter, all participants have to do is purchase any Delicata wine, complete and submit the ‘Win a Limo...

  • Seared venison carpaccio

    Seared venison carpaccio

    Serves 4 Ingredients50g Saint Agur cheeseGarlic confit400g venison fillet, well trimmed½ tbsp rapeseed oilSea saltCrushed black peppercorns1 bunch rocket leaves1 tsp thyme1 tsp coriander1 tsp parsley1 tsp rosemary10g mixed spices For chocolate...

  • Scientists claim e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking

    Scientists claim e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking

    Evidence suggests e-cigarettes help smokers quit, but more research is needed to confirm this and find out if ‘vaping’ nicotine is better than using patches or gum, scientists said yesterday. In an international review of available evidence,...

  • Comedy premiere cancelled after threats

    Comedy premiere cancelled after threats

    The New York premiere of The Interview, a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been cancelled and a source said one theatre chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking...

  • Overweight? Continue to breathe out

    It will be a huge sigh of relief for anyone who sneaks in that naughty extra mince pie this Christmas – scientists have discovered you can shed the kilos simply by breathing. More than 80 per cent of body fat leaves the body through exhaling,...

  • Craig flicks V sign on Bond set

    Craig flicks V sign on Bond set

    James Bond has captured the British spirit for generations – so it may be appropriate that the 007 star Daniel Craig performed that most British of gestures, the V sign, as he filmed the new movie. The smiling star flicked his fingers as he was...

  • Is Nintendo a safe Christmas present?

    Is Nintendo a safe Christmas present?

    Nintendo games consoles might be wrapped up under a lot of trees this Christmas but scientists have found that unless you take plenty of breaks from playing, you might just end up in hospital. Nintendo consoles have been linked to dozens of...

  • Beef tartare

    Beef tartare

    Serves 2 Ingredients200g beef fillet25g wholegrain mustard2 egg yolks25g chives, finely chopped50g onions, finely chopped1 garlic clove, finely choppedEdible flowers2 eggs1 tsp white vinegar50ml olive oil Method Finely chop the beef fillet. In a...

  • Starr, Reed for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, the late rocker Lou Reed, punk group Green Day and singer Bill Withers are among the 2015 inductees named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, rockers Joan Jett & The Blackhearts,...

  • Our year of laughter!

    Our year of laughter!

    Putting a comical spin on all the events that have made 2014 – shall we say – interesting is the basis of the new show by the Comedy Knights, called 12 Months of Funny Powered by XFM. The comedy show, which is in its second year, was a riotous...

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