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Christingle: The Christmas tradition that only got going in the 1960s

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:08
the tradition that only got going in the 1960s

Once Written Off, Kepler Telescope Finds New Planet

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:05

The Kepler space telescope, which cost some $600 million, was feared to be at the end of its useful life in 2013. But NASA says it just found another exoplanet.

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VIDEO: Jail staff 'sent miles to fill gaps'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:04
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.

New record depth for deepest fish

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:01
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:59
Fish have been filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

US Secret Service is too 'insular'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:49
The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.

Record 500,000 started university

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:47
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:26
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:16
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.

Quiz of the year pt 1: Who said that?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:14
Do you remember who said what from 2014?

'Teen terror' and 'Xmas costs less' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:11
The West's struggle to deal with the threat posed by Islamic State militants features in some papers, while others are gearing up for Christmas festivities.

VIDEO: DIY electronics making home 'smart'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:11
The do-it-yourself electronics maker littleBits has released a "smart home" automation kit.

Global debt: How worried should we be?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:10
The BBC's Andrew Walker considers how big a problem global debt really is.

Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:09
Did Vladimir Putin gamble on high oil prices lasting for ever?

Budapest's underground escape craze

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:01
The underground escape games taking Hungary by storm

VIDEO: A night on the SOS bus

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:00
The bus that deals with drunk people on the worst days of the year

VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 15:00
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?

EU 'needs united strategy' on Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:59
The European Union needs a "united strategy" towards Russia, Donald Tusk says, chairing his first summit as European Council president.

Hint of breakthrough in NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:57
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.

'Team America' Is Benched: Won't Return To Theaters, Reports Say

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 14:47

One day after some U.S. theaters vowed to screen Team America: World Police in the place of The Interview, whose release was canceled, word has emerged that Team America has also been pulled.

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