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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New great ape species identified in Indonesia

Scientists who have been puzzling for years over the genetic "peculiarity" of a tiny population of orangutans in Sumatra have finally concluded that they are a new species to science. The apes in question were only reported to exist after an expedition into the remote mountain forests there in 1997. The species has been named the Tapanuli orangutan - a third 8547

November 2, 2017 2:56 PM Namibia's economy to grow faster in 2017 as mining bounces back

WINDHOEK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Namibia’s economy will grow at 1.6 percent this year and by double that in 2018 as the mining sector emerges from years of contraction and the impact of recent severe drought eases, the finance minister said on Thursday. “Growth will be led by recovery in the primary industries, particularly mining and agriculture,” Finance 2518

November 2, 2017 2:15 PM Cosmic rays reveal mysterious void in Egypt's Great Pyramid

High above Egypt and everywhere else, cosmic rays bombard the atmosphere. The rays consist mostly of hydrogen nuclei, but they finish their interstellar journey with a bang, splitting into a shower of smaller elementary particles when they hit the sky. Negatively charged particles called muons wink into existence and out again within millionths of a second 2499

November 2, 2017 1:08 PM HTC's newest smartphone only costs $349, but packs a surprisingly great camera

The U11 Life, HTC's newest smartphone that arrives Thursday, boasts a surprisingly competent camera, despite its bargain price. I spent some time using the phone over the last few days. I didn't put the phone through its full paces, but I tested a few of the features that are most important to me in the phone — the camera being one them. And while I can't 2465

November 2, 2017 12:45 PM This Japanese company is giving employees who don't smoke 6 extra vacation days

Those quick smoke breaks some employees take for a few minutes at a time throughout the day add up, giving them extra time outside of the office than nonsmoking employees. One company in Japan, where smoking is deeply ingrained into culture, decided to do something about it. After a non-smoking employee submitted a complaint about how smoke breaks were affecting 2465

November 2, 2017 7:01 AM Kani to star alongside Beyonce in 'The Lion King'

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce is to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King", the singer and studio announced on Wednesday. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, including veteran South African actor John Kani as Rafiki 2220

November 2, 2017 1:43 AM Aguero hailed as City legend after record goal number 178

(Reuters) - Sergio Aguero, fresh from becoming the top scorer in the 137-year history of Manchester City, said he would be giving away his historic match shirt as a special memento for his son Benjamin. The popular Argentine was hailed as a “legend” by team mates and former City greats alike after scoring his 178th goal for the club - another crucial 2032

November 2, 2017 12:05 AM Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner's company after sexual misconduct allegations

Warner Bros. is severing ties with embattled filmmaker Brett Ratner, after six women publicly accused him of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct. A person with knowledge of the matter said the Burbank studio will not renew its production deal with Ratner and the fate of his company’s $450 million co-financing agreement is unclear. Ratner, through 2020

November 1, 2017 11:37 PM Ederson, Stones, Otamendi, Sterling all rate 9/10 in Man City win at Napoli

This was a historic performance from Manchester City and not just because of Sergio Aguero breaking the club's all-time scoring record. This may well go down in the future as the night City confirmed their status as proper contenders for football's greatest title. Pushed and tested to the limit by a Napoli side that had plenty of guile, City came through 2347

November 1, 2017 11:15 PM Is Heidi Klum’s Thriller homage her best Halloween costume yet?

SHE’S dressed as everything from Jessica Rabbit to a little old lady — but Heidi Klum stepped it up a notch with her 2017 Halloween costume. The German-born model and Project Runway host, 44, has earned her place as one of the best Halloween partygoers in the world, throwing time, energy and no small amount of money into creating more and more lavish 2132