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—Omar Khayyám (1050?-1123) Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer


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Spyware app admits it has been hacked 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 15:27:25 GMT 
    MSpy, a company offering software that lets people to spy on others, admits it has been hacked and had customer records leaked online.

Adult website hack compromises users 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 21:31:08 GMT 
    Adult Friend Finder, a casual dating website, has called in police and hacking investigators after a suspected leak of client information.

Eurovision: Ireland and Portugal out 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 07:33:56 GMT 
    Ireland, Iceland and Switzerland fail to qualify for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest after the second semi-final in Vienna.

Danny Boyle opens Manchester venue 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 05:55:16 GMT 
    Director Danny Boyle takes part in the opening ceremony for a new £25m arts centre named Home in Manchester.

DNA hints at earlier dog evolution 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 16:02:00 GMT 
    Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.

LHC smashes collision energy record 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 09:55:53 GMT 
    The Large Hadron Collider is smashing protons at the highest energy ever attempted - but they are only test collisions, as the LHC continues to gear up its second run.

'Rosetta Stone' for prostate cancer 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 16:12:35 GMT 
    Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".

Ebola crisis prompts $100m WHO fund 
  Mon, 18 May 2015 16:31:03 GMT 
    The World Health Organization is to set up a $100m emergency contingency fund following the Ebola outbreak, its director-general announces.

Rodgers expects Sterling to stay 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 09:21:13 GMT 
    Brendan Rodgers says he expects Raheem Sterling to see through the remaining two years of his contract.

Luiz dismisses 'virgin' reports 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 08:38:36 GMT 
    Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz accuses the media of a lack of respect after dismissing reports he is a virgin.

Hooked - Part 5 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:57 GMT 
    Told through a cartoon - the moving personal story of one young African man caught up in the international drugs trade.

Heating houses with 'nerd power' 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 00:05:29 GMT 
    All computers produce heat, but computer servers produce a lot of heat - why isn't this used to keep homes and offices warm?

Fitzgerald's Gatsby home for sale 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 11:10:32 GMT 
    The suburban home where F Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written The Great Gatsby goes on sale.

Rolling Stones play surprise show 
  Thu, 21 May 2015 11:15:48 GMT 
    The Rolling Stones play a surprise gig in Los Angeles during which they perform the entire Sticky Fingers album.

Nigeria 'moves' Boko Haram survivors 
  Fri, 22 May 2015 01:49:36 GMT 
    The Nigerian army relocates 260 women and children recently rescued from the militant jihadist Boko Haram group, officials say.
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