Pensioners and those with pre-existing medical conditions have seen a steep rise in the cost of travel insurance over the last few years. Driven partly by the rising cost of medical care both in the US and Europe, these changes are adding hundreds of dollars...

Military Signs Deal For ‘Next Gen Passwords’

The US military is developing a new identity verification system that could replace passwords and biometric systems for web users.The technology is being created under a multimillion-dollar contract for researchers at West Point, home of the army’s military academy. The focus of West Point’s work is on “cognitive fingerprints” rather than physical characteristics such...

5 Facebook Details You Shouldn’t Share

To Facebook, your personal information is everything. The more the site has on you, the more money it can make from advertisers who want to target you. Unfortunately, there are some things you shouldn’t share online. These little factoids alone might be alright, but added up together could...

Windows 10: What Can Consumers Expect?

Holograms. An 84-inch, 4K display. A bigger stage for the Cortana voice assistant. Microsoft left little doubt that Windows isn’t just for traditional PCs anymore. Indeed, when Microsoft first announced in September that it was skipping the Windows 9 moniker...

Solar Plane’s Round-The-World Route Announced

The team aiming to make history by flying a solar-powered plane around the world have announced their flight plan.Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) will take off from its base in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, in late February or early March and return by late...

UK Health And Safety Executive Shuts Down Construction Sites

Safety Executive Shuts Down Construction Sites

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive has shut down several construction sites. They found them flouting basic health and safety practices during a month-long inspection drive. Twenty-nine sites in the...

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Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

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Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over the Christmas period.The Government is so worried about the situation it has outlawed any seasonal public celebrations and will be putting soldiers on the street to make sure no one disobeys the directive. The outbreak of the...

Bird Flu: New EU measures After Dutch And UK Cases

The European Commission has adopted protective measures to try to contain a bird flu outbreak after new cases were reported in the UK and the Netherlands. The measures include killing animals in infected areas and banning sales of poultry...

US Healthcare Enrolment Goal Lowered

The White House expects 9.1 million people to be signed up for health insurance from government websites by March.That goal is much lower than a prior estimate of 13 million by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Last year’s...

UN Chief Defends Returning Ebola Aid Workers

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is “unacceptable”.Strict quarantine rules are hampering aid efforts when more health workers are needed in order...

Lewis Hamilton Wins Sports Personality Award

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Lewis Hamilton has won the Sports Personality of the Year award, with golfer Rory McIlroy in second and athlete Jo Pavey in third place.Hamilton secured his second Formula One world championship last month...

Sri Lanka v England: Kumar Sangakkara Leads Hosts To Series Win

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A Kumar Sangakkara century led Sri Lanka to victory over England in the sixth one-day international, a win that sealed the series 4-2 on a miserable day for Alastair Cook. Cook dropped a simple catch...

Lewis Hamilton: Second F1 Title Win ‘Start Of Something Special’

Lewis Hamilton says winning his second world title is the start of “something special” for himself and Mercedes.He joined Mercedes in 2013 after non-executive chairman Niki Lauda promised they would...

Roger Federer Hopes For Return To Worldwide No. 1

Roger Federer started off the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals with a roaring success. In 88 minutes, he dispatched Milos Raonic with a score of 6-1, 7-6(0) in the first match of the 2014 season finale. Federer...

Environment Agency: 7,000 Properties To Be Lost To Sea

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An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.Analysis by the Agency, based on current funding levels,...

Reborn Kepler Spacecraft Discovers Another Planet

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The NASA spacecraft, which is designed to seek out other worlds but hit a snag when parts failed last year, found another planet thanks to some nifty repurposing by the space agency and its partners, NASA...

Google To Lease Former Nasa Airfield For Space Research

Google latest “moonshot” is an apt one – it is investing in a Nasa-owned airfield to expand research into space exploration and robotics.Planetary Ventures, an offshoot of Google, will take over...

Will SpaceX Launch Brownsville, Texas’s Aerospace Industry

Brownsville, Texas is preparing for lift off, thanks to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.This week, the rocket and spacecraft company announced it will build a commercial launch facility outside of Brownsville, bringing...