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Birds of America sets £7m sales record at Sotheby’s

A rare copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, billed as the world’s most expensive book, has sold for more than £7m at auction. The copy, which comes from the collection of Lord Hesketh, had been expected to fetch up to £6m. Only 119 complete copies of the 19th-century book are known to exist, […]

French chemistry professor fined for deadly lab blast

A professor at a chemistry college in eastern France was fined 8,000 euros and given a suspended jail sentence Thursday for causing a lab explosion that killed a colleague and gravely injured a student. The accident occurred in 2006 when professor Alain Louati went out for lunch and an open bottle of highly inflammable ethylene […]

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Following is the list issued by Time magazine as 25 most powerful women of the past century Jane Addams (1860-1935) Corazon Aquino (1933-2009) Rachel Carson (1907-1964) Coco Chanel (1883-1971) Julia Child (1912-2004) Hillary Clinton (1947-Present) Marie Curie (1867-1934) Aretha Franklin (1942-Present) Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) Estée Lauder (1908-2004) Madonna (1958-Present) Margaret Mead (1901-1978) Golda Meir (1898-1978) […]

Facebook expected to launch ‘Gmail rival’

Facebook is expected to launch a new messaging system seen as a challenge to Google’s Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail. The giant social network – which boasts more than 500 million users worldwide – will host a special event in San Francisco on Monday. Unconfirmed reports suggest Facebook could announce its own e-mail address – @facebook.com […]

Google turns off GMail data feed to sites like Facebook

GMail contacts will no longer be automatically handed over to other websites and services, says Google. The search firm will now only share user information if the site wanting access provides reciprocal data feeds to others. The policy switch was primarily aimed at Facebook, said Google, complaining that the social network left users in a […]

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