National / International News

Florida St. Beats Auburn 34-31 In Last BCS Championship Game

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 21:27

Jameis Winston threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night.

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VIDEO: Smartphone app that parks your car

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:56
Before completely driverless cars hit the roads sometime in the distant future, the technology can at least be used to tackle the dreaded parallel park.

Sony shows off life logging kit

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:40
Sony announces an app that charts all your smartphone and physical activity on a timeline. New wearable tech, the Core, will let it study your actions.

Driver with 45 points not banned

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:36
Almost 7,300 motorists with 12 points or more on their licences have not been banned from driving, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says.

China to create new private banks

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:03
China will create up to five banks funded by private investment this year, its banking regulator says.

Neuroscience in schools £6m research

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 19:48
Schools should make better use of modern scientific understanding of the brain, says a research project.

'Buy British' to boost UK - minister

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 19:42
Shoppers should buy more British fruit and vegetables to boost the economy, the environment secretary will say later.

VIDEO: Technology giants must innovate or die

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 19:29
Why even tech giants fear the next big thing

Corrie's Hayley on life after the Street

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 18:29
Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh on life after soap death

A&Es see some people 50 times a year

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 18:09
Some patients are going to A&E units in the UK more than 50 times a year, a BBC investigation into the issue of repeat visits shows.

Supernova 'dust factory' pictured

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 18:07
Striking images of a young supernova brimming with fresh dust have been captured by a telescope in the Chilean desert.

Texas Hires Coach Charlie Strong, And History Is Close At Hand

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:57

As he moves from Louisville to Austin, Strong becomes the first black coach of a men's team at Texas. For some, his hiring brings to mind how things have changed at a school that, during the 1960s, fielded teams made up of only white players.

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Funding Could Dry Up For Kentucky's Noah's Ark Theme Park

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:55

Answers in Genesis, the nonprofit building the park, has fallen short of its fundraising target and must raise $29 million by Feb. 6.

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Samsung unveils its Bendable TV

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:49
Samsung shows off a TV that allows its user to adjust how bendy its screen is. at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Director stumbles at Samsung show

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:37
A demonstration of Samsung's new television equipment at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show goes awry when Transformers director Michael Bay's autocue failed.

'Sticky balls' stop cancer spreading

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:24
Cancer-killing "sticky balls" can whip tumour cells out of the blood and may prevent cancers spreading, early research suggests.

China's tech hope to fix smog crisis

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:10
David Shukman on tackling China's air quality crisis

Top judges warn over corroboration

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:55
Two former heads of the judiciary in Scotland - Lords Hamilton and Cullen - speak out against plans to abolish the general requirement for corroboration.

The combover: A hairstyle that refuses to lie down

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:46
More a state of denial than a hairstyle, the combover has come to prominence again, thanks to the movie American Hustle.

£1.5bn 'community cash' unspent

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:41
English councils are holding on to £1.5bn of unspent "community money" given to them by developers during planning negotiations.

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