Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1134)

Pope Francis flick in the works: Variety

A film about the life of Pope Francis, the first pontiff from the Americas, is in the pipeline in his native Argentina, Variety reported. The film, to be entitled “Historia de un cura” (“A priest’s tale”), will be directed by Alejandro Agresti and star Rodrigo de la Serna as the…

Nokia to sell phone unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion

Beleaguered Finnish company Nokia announced on Tuesday the sale of its mobile phone unit to Microsoft for 5.44 billion euros ($7.17 billion), bringing to an end its days as a phone maker. Nokia will grant the US software giant a 10-year non-exclusive licence to its patents and will itself focus…

Nicaragua warns Costa Rica it may try to ‘reclaim’ province in court

President Daniel Ortega warned Costa Rica that Nicaragua may ask the International Court of Justice to restore to Managua a province he said it lost to “occupation” in 1824. Ortega was referring to Guanacaste province, which is about 20 percent of neighboring Costa Rica’s territory and a popular tourism hub.…

Electric car sales pass the number of gas stations in the U.S. for the first time

EV milestones are coming hard and fast these days, with records falling, new companies showing up, and others shutting down before they really ever got going. There are highlights, however, and as electric cars sales boom, the “there are now more…  …

New, inexpensive nanoparticles lower solar cell manufacturing costs

Relatively inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture, nanoparticle-based solar cells can be created with materials that are abundantly common throughout the Earth’s crust, according to new work from researchers at the University of Alberta.;  …

Mexico grills alleged drug cartel leader ‘Ugly Betty’

Mexican authorities have questioned the alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel, a man known as “Ugly Betty,” after detaining him in possession of narcotics and weapons, officials said. Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, 47, was arrested by federal police in the western state of Nayarit on Sunday and has been taken…

How domestic violence spreads online: ‘I felt like he was watching me’

Lucy left her violent ex-partner but found the internet meant he could still harass her – and police were not interested After a decade of abuse at the hands of her violent ex-partner, Lucy thought she had finally escaped and hoped she and her five-year-old daughter could once again be…

3 charts that show how HP, Microsoft and Dell are losing the tech war

A day in the life of an average tech consumer in the late 90s might go something like this: Power up your Dell or Hewlett Packard computer with the Alienware stickers on it, then wait five minutes while your computer…  …

Nobel-winning economist Ronald Coase dies at 102 years of age

Ronald Coase, the British-born US economist who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1991, died on Tuesday in Chicago, the University of Chicago announced. He was 102. Coase, who studied at the University of London and London School of Economics, was famed for his 1960 article, “The Problem of Social…

U.N researchers: Global warming clock is at ‘five minutes to midnight’

Humanity has pushed the world’s climate system to the brink, leaving itself only scant time to act, the head of the UN’s group of climate scientists said on Monday. “We have five minutes before midnight,” warned Rajendra Pachauri, whose organisation will this month release the first volume of a new…

Google+