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asian pollution, heat waves worsen us smog, princeton-noaa study shows




image: surface-level ozone, also known as smog, has increased over the past quarter century at western us rural sites during springtime, partly due to rising asian pollution, whereas smog has decreased... view more credit: meiyun linprinceton, n.j. -- an influx of pollution from asia in the western...



australian economy jumps 1.1 per cent as decline revised away




australia has avoided a second consecutive quarter of negative economic growth, rising by 1.1 per cent in the december quarter and beating market expectations.overall, the economy grew by 2.4 per cent in the 12 months to december, according to the australian bureau of statistics. after a disappoint...



greek economy shrinks 1.2 percent q/q in fourth quarter, more than estimated | b




greece’s economy contracted by 1.2 percent in october-to-december compared to the third quarter, statistics service (elstat) said on monday, revising its previous flash estimate of a 0.4 percent decline.the seasonally adjusted data showed the economy shrank at an annual 1.1 percent pace in the fou...



big stars, big events and big brains




film icon marlene dietrich is celebrated in documentaries and feature films. youtube it’s big history, big stardom and big brainpower week on moscow tv, as small-screen viewers get some very good looks at the revolution of february 1917 as it actually happened; marlene dietrich, the iconic german-...



us economy expands at 1.9 per cent pace in december quarter




the us economy grew in the fourth quarter at a 1.9 per cent pace, slower than expected as business investment eased.



markets live: worley soars on bid




the current account deficit has narrowed sharply to $3.85 billion in the december quarter, thanks to soaring commodity prices.the deficit came in line with expectations and was down from a deficit of $10.2 billion the previous quarter.net exports will add 0.2 percentage points to fourth-quarter gdp,...



presstv-harvard confronts ugly truths of slavery ties




harvard university, one of the most prestigious colleges in the united states, has publicly acknowledged its connections with slavery in colonial america.at a conference on the relationship between colleges and slavery on friday, harvard president drew faust said the school must confront its dark...



steve smith savours success as virat kohli's blood boils




steve smith drew first blood in the battle of the captains as virat kohli's hot temper threatened to boil over during the final day of india's humiliating first test defeat.there could not have been more stark contrast between the pair's fortunes. as smith joyously celebrated his maiden test cent...



idc: apple watch’s record q4 makes it #3 in wearables market as leader fitbit de




idc today released its latest numbers on the worldwide wearable market for 2016— including both smartwatches that run apps and more basic fitness and health trackers— highlighting gains during the fourth quarter for apple, xiaomi, and others at the expense of market leader fitbit.akai mpk midi c...



idc: apple watch’s record q4 makes it #3 in wearables market as leader fitbit de




idc today released its latest numbers on the worldwide wearable market for 2016— including both smartwatches that run apps and more basic fitness and health trackers— highlighting gains during the fourth quarter for apple, xiaomi, and others at the expense of market leader fitbit.according to id...



ed cowan leads nsw shield charge as south australia wilt




sydney: an unbeaten century from ed cowan has helped nsw into a strong position in their must-win sheffield shield match against south australia at the scg.nsw scored rapidly on wednesday throughout an extended day two to finish at 4-333 to boast a handy 104-run first-innings lead. in the runs: ed c...



steve o'keefe joins the greats as visitors post stunning win in pune




steve o'keefe led australia to one of their greatest test victories on indian soil with a superhero performance that rewrote the record books and humiliated the shellshocked hosts inside three days.smith hits century as australia set huge chasevideo duration00:59previous slidenext slidevideo duratio...



steve o'keefe joins the greats as visitors post stunning win in pune




steve o'keefe led australia to one of their greatest test victories on indian soil with a superhero performance that rewrote the record books and humiliated the shellshocked hosts inside three days.smith hits century as australia set huge chasevideo duration00:59previous slidenext slidevideo duratio...



the secret past that brought laticia gibson to her knees




on the surface, laticia gibson appeared to have it all.the former country girl was in her 20s and climbing the ranks fast in the city, working as a national reporter on channel seven's today tonight. laticia gibson was going through a quarter-life crisis brought on by years of trauma stemming from c...



china in photographs—rare early images of disappearing world




when photography was invented in the mid-19th century, france became the nation that could boast providing the landscape captured in the first known photograph — but it didn't take too long for the medium to make its way around the world. though photography would capture changing history, or cause...



hammond's 'upbeat' budget, food price inflation, charlotte hogg




food inflation doubled last month, with rising import costs from a weaker pound since the brexit vote seeing the price of grocery basics rise. kantar worldpanel said it had hit 1.4 per cent during the last quarter, from 0.7 per cent at the end of january. "staples such as butter, tea and fish all...



apple watch sales reach an all-time high while fitbit falters




while apple doesn’t release specific numbers, idc estimates that 4.6 million devices were sold during the fourth quarter of 2016.that’s good enough for 13.6 percent of the wearables market that also includes basic fitness trackers. in the same quarter in 2016, apple sold an estimated 4.1 million...



apple watch sales reach an all-time high while fitbit falters




while apple doesn’t release specific numbers, idc estimates that 4.6 million devices were sold during the fourth quarter of 2016. that’s good enough for 13.6 percent of the wearables market that also includes basic fitness trackers. in the same quarter in 2016, apple sold an estimated 4.1 millio...



rabbit hole leads to 'knights templar' cave network




new images have emerged of a mysterious network of caves and tunnels in shropshire that some believe is connected to the knights templar order of the 17th century.the caves are hidden under what appear to be large rabbit holes in a farmer's field near the town of shifnal, reports the  daily telegra...



brisbane lions escape with narrow win against western bulldogs




western bulldogs: 0.2.2, 0.2.4, 1.5.7, 1.6.13 (58)brisbane lions: 0.4.2, 0.6.3, 0.9.6, 0.10.6 (66)they fielded just nine players from last year's historic and drought-breaking premiership team, so it was little surprise that an up-and-down performance from the western bulldogs resulted in a loss to...



brisbane lions escape with narrow win against western bulldogs




western bulldogs: 0.2.2, 0.2.4, 1.5.7, 1.6.13 (58)brisbane lions: 0.4.2, 0.6.3, 0.9.6, 0.10.6 (66)they fielded just nine players from last year's historic and drought-breaking premiership team, so it was little surprise that an up-and-down performance from the western bulldogs resulted in a loss to...



pat cummins cleared to play sheffield shield for nsw




pat cummins is poised to play his first sheffield shield cricket match for nsw in almost six years and is daring to dream about playing in next summer's ashes series.in his last shield outing - the 2011 final - the penrith speedster bowled more than 65 overs, including 48 in the first innings, but h...



pat cummins cleared to play sheffield shield for nsw




pat cummins is poised to play his first sheffield shield cricket match for nsw in almost six years and is daring to dream about playing in next summer's ashes series.in his last shield outing - the 2011 final - the penrith speedster bowled more than 65 overs, including 48 in the first innings, but h...



us economy expands at 1.9 per cent pace in december quarter




the us economy grew in the fourth quarter at a 1.9 per cent pace, unchanged from an initial estimate, as slower investment by businesses and state and local agencies offset stronger household purchases.the gain in gross domestic product, the value of all goods and services produced, was smaller tha...



release of new 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch ipad pro models reportedly pushed to may




apple is widely expected to hold a media event next month to announce new ipads and perhaps refreshed imacs and other products. a new report from digitimes reiterates much of what we already know about apple’s planned ipad refresh, including the launch of new 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch mo...