Sport 

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho on why Romelu Lukaku did not celebrate goal vs West Brom

And Jose Mourinho has suggested the hitman failed to mark the goal because of the time he spent on loan at the Hawthorns from Chelsea. Lukaku put United ahead against West Brom today when he nodded past Ben Foster in the 23rd minute. But, just as when he scored for the Red Devils against Bournemouth in midweek, the Belgian did not celebrate the goal. Lukaku’s decision to remain po-faced when his team-mates surrounded him drew some criticism from fans and pundits alike. It has been suggested that the striker is…

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Lifestyle 

Gym workout plan: Team GB cyclist’s seven tips for keeping off Christmas calories

With plenty of food and partying opportunities over the festive season, it’s normal to gain a few extra pounds, said Readle. It’s also natural to find it difficult sticking to gym and workout schedules, so it’s no surprise that fitness centres are always busy in the new year. But, eating certain foods before sitting down to a big Christmas dinner, and planning workout routines for antisocial hours, could help with shedding calories over the Christmas break, said Readle. Here are his top seven tips for keeping fit over the festive…

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Science 

Star Wars The Last Jedi: Is ‘the Force’ of Kylo Ren and Rey REAL? Quantum science reveals

Kylo Ren harnesses the ability with regularity and it appears the trait may have closer similarities in our real world than was previously thought. In the original Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi describes the Force as an energy that “surrounds us and penetrates us” – this bears an incredible similarity to the four forces that surround humans on Earth. Gravity, electromagnetism, and two nuclear forces hold the universe together and allow it to continue its existence. Although it might not allow a Jedi to deflect the lasers launched from a blaster,…

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Technology 

California issues guidance on cell phones and health – CNET

California this week entered the long-running debate over whether cell phone use poses a health hazard when a state agency issued guidelines for reducing exposure to wireless signals. The guidelines, which come from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), don’t state that cell phone are dangerous, nor do they push to abandon cell phone use completely. Instead, they take a more cautionary tone by stating that multiple studies have suggested that the radiofrequency (RF) signals from phones may be linked to certain types of cancer, lower sperm count, memory…

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Technology 

Pro-Ject’s turntable makes you want to get up and dance – CNET

The Pro-Ject Classic SB turntable. Steve Guttenberg/CNET I play music all the time at home, but I couldn’t help but notice that my wife was grooving and dancing more when I played tunes on the Pro-Ject Classic SB belt-drive turntable. She didn’t have to say it’s a great sounding turntable, her actions spoke louder than words. Before we go any further, the Classic SB is the upgraded version of Pro-Ject’s still available Classic turntable, which costs $1,099 in the US and £900 in the UK. The Classic SB is slightly…

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Top Stories World 

Meet America’s first all-LGBTQ city council

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Palm Springs, California, is now being represented by the nation’s first entirely LGBTQ city council. Yes, all five members of the city council identify within the LGBTQ community, and they represent every letter in the acronym. With last month’s election, the pentad arrives in a conflicting political landscape, where LGBTQ politicians have picked up historic wins while the Trump administration and a number of states are rolling back some of the gains the…

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Top Stories World 

America has banned China firms from doing THIS – EU and UK welcomes them

Security services in the US are considered among the best in the world, yet Brussels has decided against advice from Washington over tech firm Huawei. The European Commission has backed the Chinese company which will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the 5G wireless technology roll out. The tech giant has a range of mobile phones and the company’s 5G technology is among the cheapest and most advanced in the world. Huawei, believed to be in bed with the Chinese state, will be involved in critical networks for decades…

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Sport 

Ashes: Australia take giant step towards urn as Smith and Marsh hammer England in Perth

England captain Joe Rot endured his most difficult day in the job with the Australia pair flaying the tourists bowlers throughout a miserable day. Despite starting the day 203-3, still trailing England’s first innings score by 200, the hosts ended it with a 146 runs lead with Smith unbeaten on 229 – his highest Test score – and Marsh 181 not out. England need to win here in Perth to win the Ashes and while a draw would keep alive hopes they can retain them with victories in Melbourne and…

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Top Stories World 

Iran breaks ban on live Western music — but don’t expect any dancing

TEHRAN, Iran — No Western musician has been given permission to play concerts in Iran since the country’s Islamic Revolution of 1979. This week marked a watershed then, with German electronic musician Schiller bringing his pulsating beats to awestruck audiences in the capital Tehran. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard Schiller was going to performing in Iran,” said Arash, a 22-year-old student who declined to provide his last name. “At first I thought my friend was joking, there is no way they are going to give permission for Schiller…

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Science 

Eat your heart out, ‘Avatar’ fans: MIT just figured out how to make plants glow

[embedded content] Subscribe on YouTube As one of the leading technology universities in the world, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has invented a lot of the cool tech we’d love to fill our apartments with. Well, researchers there just added one more item to the list — although this one’s a bit different to the typical robotics or artificial intelligence projects we usually cover. What MIT engineers have invented is a plant that glows in the dark. By embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of an otherwise ordinary watercress…

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