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Gasoline-050316.jpg Gasoline prices touched the highest point in the last six months. There was 3.7 percent increase in gas prices on Monday when compared to the last week.

NASA is offering several avenues for the public to view the May 9 rare transit of the sun by the planet Mercury. Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, its last trek taking place in 2006. Due to its diminutive size, viewing this event safely requires a telescope or...

Tiniest-engine-050316.jpg Researchers have developed the world's tiniest engine that could form the basis for future applications in nano-robotics, including robots small enough to enter living cells. Just a few billionths of a meter in size, the nano engine uses light to power itself. Developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, the nanoscale engine could form the basis of future nano-machines that can navig

As fans have celebrated the music of Prince following his April 21 passing, seven of the late legend's tracks splashed into the Digital Songs sales chart top 10. The Purple Rain singer ranks in the Hot 100's top 10 for the first time in 22 years. Two of his classics returned to the region: "Purple...

Chromevsexplorer-050316.jpg Google Chrome has finally managed to snatch the first position in the browser world by slightly overtaking Internet Explorer (IE), officially ending the long reign of the Microsoft internet search engine. According to statistics provided by market researcher NetMarketShare, Chrome was the most popular desktop browser last month with 41.7 percent, narrowly topping the 41.4 share for Internet Explo

CateBlanchett-UN-050316.jpg UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Monday announced the appointment of Academy Award winning actor Cate Blanchett as its global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes as Blanchett returns from a mission to Jordan to witness the ongoing humanitarian operation for people displaced by the conflict in...

Paying up to $95-a-head for food and drinks, a selected group of 42 guests will get a chance to dine at a restaurant in London naked next month. More than 32,000 people have signed up and are in the waiting list for tickets to dine at Bunyadi, a pop-up restaurant billed as the British capital's first...

The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group's presence in the Arabian Gulf has been extended for 30 days. While it is critical to the campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it also provides a broader maritime security in what also is known as the Persian Gulf, the chief...

Greenpeace-TTIP-050216.jpg Greenpeace Netherlands has released leaked documents which it claims to show that an ambitious free Transatlantic trade deal between the United States and the European Union poses major risks for climate, environment and consumer safety. 248 pages of classified documents that the environmental watchdog published Monday "make clear the scale and scope of the trade citizens of the United States an

Mad Men star John Slattery will play the role of the military leader-turned-US president Dwight D Eisenhower in a new Winston Churchill biopic. Brian Cox has been cast as the titular British wartime Prime Minister Churchill, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The movie focuses on Churchill's leadership...

Carnival-Cuba-050216.jpg In yet another historic milestone in the improving bilateral relations between the United States and Cuba, a cruise ship set sail from Miami to Havana, marking the first time in over 50 years that Cuban-born individuals are able to sail to their motherland. Carnival Corporation had announced its new Fathom brand was accepting bookings to Cuba from all travelers, including Cuba-born passengers, fo

tablets-050216.jpg Tablet computers sales are nosediving in early 2016, a survey from industry expert IDC survey revealed.

MaliaObama-050216.jpg US President Barack Obama's eldest daughter, Malia, will pursue her college studies at Harvard University. "The President and Mrs. Obama announced today that their daughter Malia will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017 as a member of the Class of 2021," a statement from the East Wing said...

ringlingbros-050216.jpg Ending nearly a century and a half of tradition, elephants have performed for the last time at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, one of the top circuses in the United States. Eleven world-famous performing Asian female elephants retired to their permanent home at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum &...

trump-050216.jpg Efforts to derail Donald Trump's march to the Republican presidential nomination could take a massive hit in the upcoming GOP primary in Indiana, according to the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. The poll found that 49 percent of likely Indiana Republican primary voters support Trump.

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