Scientists fight crab for mysterious purple orb discovered in California deep

E/V Nautilus team find likely sea slug 5,000ft below sea off Santa Barbara, before analysis reveals foot and proboscis, making it a gastropod of some kindMore than 5,000ft below the surface of the ocean, in a canyon off the coast of southern California, the purple, globular creature appeared to glow under the submersibles lights. What is that? one researcher...

Miss Sloane review – Jessica Chastain dominates as a Washington power player

The Zero Dark Thirty star prevents a sometimes ludicrous script from veering off course with her forceful performance in the role of a Washington lobbyistFor Jessica Chastain, theres a constant trait found in her best roles: the characters she plays are obsessive. In Zero Dark Thirty she played the female operative behind locating Osama bin Laden. Those obsessive qualities...

The rearview mirror rehinged: how Prince’s early years structured his lore

Prince preferred not to talk about his past but vignettes of his past from his father playing the piano in a strip club to his producer introducing him to the double entendre undeniably shaped the innate talent that led to great successPrince always hated talking about his past. As far as he was concerned, it was always all about...

Beyoncé’s Formation review – a rallying cry that couldn’t be more timely

Beyoncés Super Bowl surprise single was the perfect way to follow her shock album from two years ago: shes made a black consciousness masterpieceFully realising a masterpiece can be a double-edged sword. In the two years since Beyoncé changed the game with that digital drop, Ive frequently wondered just how she could possibly follow it. If Beyoncé herself...

Asian Stocks lower With Won as Oil Holds Below $ 45; Lira Slides

Asian inventories retreated from near a three-month high and South Koreas won crippled as crude oil futures hampered below $45 a cask amid a worsening outlook for the global economy. Turkeys lira sank toward a record low amid the fallout of a neglected coup try. Raw-materials shares contributed rejects on the MSCI Asia Pacific as Japans Topix index fell...

Senate faces nuclear showdown over Neil Gorsuch nomination

Washington (CNN)Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court faces a dramatic week as senators prepare to cast key votes that could splinter the chamber and lead to a divisive rule change imposed by Republicans to ensure they can confirm the judge by Friday. With only three Democrats saying they will back the 49-year-old Coloradan, it's increasingly likely Gorsuch can't...