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When stars explode, it's a messy business
When stars explode, it's a messy business

When stars explode, it's a messy business. But the massive blasts are also useful, seeding the universe with such key elements as calcium, iron and titanium.

When stars explode, it's a messy business
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'Oldest star' found from iron fingerprint: astronomers

Australian astronomers on Sunday said they had found a star 13.6 billion years old, making it the most ancient star ever seen.

'Oldest star' found from iron fingerprint: astronomers
Stars, twerking, Obamacare drive Internet in 2013
Stars, twerking, Obamacare drive Internet in 2013

It was a year for "twerking," "selfies," and "cronuts" in Internet searching, right up there with Hollywood, pop and reality stars.

Stars, twerking, Obamacare drive Internet in 2013
Lebanese American designer Reem Acra. ©Reuters/Cynthia Karam
New York designer vows to kickstart Mideast fashion

Three decades after escaping Lebanon's civil war to fulfil her dream of making it in New York fashion, Reem Acra's client list reads like a who's who of Hollywood's A-list.

New York designer vows to kickstart Mideast fashion
US singer, Madonna. ©Reuters/Remo Casilli
Madonna calls for release of Greenpeace activists

Pop legend Madonna has joined a chorus of international stars in urging the release of 30 Greenpeace crewmembers jailed after a protest against energy prospecting in the Arctic.

Madonna calls for release of Greenpeace activists
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iPhone expected to star at Apple event September 10

Apple on Tuesday fired off invitations to a September 10 event at which it is expected to spice up its iPhone line and unveil a low-priced version.

iPhone expected to star at Apple event September 10
Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer
Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer

Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise hailed veteran producer Jerry Bruckheimer on Monday, as the man behind "Top Gun" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" got a star on Hollywood's storied Walk of Fame.

Star power: Depp, Cruise hail producer Bruckheimer
Chile observatory discovers 'comet factory'
Chile observatory discovers 'comet factory'

A "dust trap" surrounding a young star could help explain how planets are formed.

Chile observatory discovers 'comet factory'
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Van Damme to take part in Kazakhstan historical movie

Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme is planning to come to Kazakhstan.

Van Damme to take part in Kazakhstan historical movie
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Emir Kusturica to star in Kazakhstan-Russian movie

Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica will take part in Russian-Kazakh historical drama called Zhangir. Big Game.

Emir Kusturica to star in Kazakhstan-Russian movie
Charlie Chaplin hat and cane to go under hammer
Charlie Chaplin hat and cane to go under hammer

Charlie Chaplin's iconic bowler hat and cane are to go under the hammer in Los Angeles this weekend, as part of an auction which also includes a John Lennon nude drawing of himself and Yoko Ono.

Charlie Chaplin hat and cane to go under hammer
Model Naomi Campbell. ©REUTERS
Naomi Campbell hosts huge party for boyfriend in India

A star-studded guestlist including Kate Moss and Bob Geldof gathered in India Wednesday for a lavish 50th birthday party arranged by supermodel Naomi Campbell for her Russian billionaire boyfriend.

Naomi Campbell hosts huge party for boyfriend in India
BBC inquiry begins as sex abuse scandal grows
BBC inquiry begins as sex abuse scandal grows

An inquiry into the BBC's culture and practices got under way on Monday with the broadcaster reeling from allegations of child sex abuse perpetrated by the late Jimmy Savile, one of its biggest stars.

BBC inquiry begins as sex abuse scandal grows
Up to 200 potential abuse victims in BBC star Savile probe: police
Up to 200 potential abuse victims in BBC star Savile probe: police

British police investigating the late BBC star Jimmy Savile said Friday they were now dealing with up to 200 potential victims, and had launched a full criminal probe into other suspects who are still alive.

Up to 200 potential abuse victims in BBC star Savile probe: police
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Giant Chile telescope spots unique spiral structure

Astronomers using a powerful Chile-based telescope on Wednesday released a rare image of a spiral shell of cosmic dust and gas surrounding a red giant star.

Giant Chile telescope spots unique spiral structure
Ancient star retains oddly youthful glow
Ancient star retains oddly youthful glow

Scientists using a high-powered telescope in Chile have discovered an ancient star that seems oddly impervious to aging.

Ancient star retains oddly youthful glow