Obama 'journey' speech excerpts

“This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience.” “A decade of war is now ending, an


Visions of our moody Sun

What causes the violent explosions on the Sun’s surface and our communication systems to occasionally go down? How do the Sun’s mysterious magnetic


Paris fashion week kicks off

Versace kicked off Paris couture week with a colourful and luxurious collection awash in fluorescent hues and real 24-carat gold accents. Kevin


Hi-tech art restoration

“The Statue of Hope” at the English Cemetery in Florence is having a 3D scan to analyse the stone prior to having a high-tech clean. The laser


Financing for the future

Crowdfunding is a way of financing a business venture: small contributions from dozens, if not hundreds of investors via social networking sites for


French cinema enjoys success

Three of four smash hits in 2011 ensured a bumper year for French cinema. Asterix and Obélix: God Save Britannia was one of them. The other three box


There's distance between us!

Officials in Brussels admit it is a problem they must tackle: how to close the big distance between the European Union and its citizens. In these