Egypt court orders one month YouTube block over Islam film

The 2012 amateurish film depicts the Prophet Mohammed as a buffoon and a paedophile and sparked a wave of angry anti-American protests across the Middle East.

Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

The first written record of a monster relates to the Irish monk St Columba, who is said to have banished a "water beast" to the depths of the River Ness in the 6th century.

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin: study

In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum to chew while walking at a natural pace.

In South Africa, a unique telescope link-up scans deep space

The device forms part of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project in the remote Karoo desert, which will be the world's most powerful radio telescope system.

Moroccan nomads hunt for valuable meteorites in desert

These celestial treasure hunters are searching for meteorites to sell on a burgeoning international market.

US ramps up natural gas production

Thanks to advances in shale gas production, notably in the northeast, America has been the world's largest natural gas producer since 2009.


YouTube to launch music streaming service next week

It will compete directly with services from Spotify Technology SA, Pandora Media Inc, Apple Inc and Inc.


WhatsApp bans under-16s from using its app in Europe

In an update to its terms of service on Wednesday, WhatsApp said the minimum age for users outside the EU was still 13 years.

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