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Depriving ourselves of food to the point of near-starvation doesn't sound very appealing, but it could prolong our lives and prevent the onset of age-related diseases. A combined analysis of two long-running studies shows that caloric restriction does indeed work in monkeys, hinting at its potential to work in humans. More research is needed before we can be sure this translates to humans, so you should probably avoid any drastic dietary measures for now.

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The Young Pope is HBO's delightfully absurd new drama that aims to finally answer the Church's oldest question: What if the pope was a young, chain-smoking bully with a hot bod and a twisted thirst for power? Despite its prestige television presentation, the show is a lot more Twin Peaks than House of Cards. In the end, however, The Young Pope finds its closest spiritual companion in last year's Suicide Squad.

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Apple's AirPods are pretty cool. They're miniscule and work very well, even if they do look like the head of an electric toothbrush. But if you don't like Apple gear, there are alternatives out there that do the same thing. Sometimes these tiny wireless in-ears are referred to as 'hearables', but whatever you want to call them we've got a list of three of our favourites — all completely wireless, and all with their own tiny charging cases.

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After years of fighting with FOIA requesters, the CIA has finally uploaded over 12 million documents to its website. While many of the documents have been declassified for some time, the pages were intentionally hard to access, and only available on a few computers sitting at the National Archives. But now, anyone can search the documents from anywhere.

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Today's Australian government cabinet reshuffle — the totally professional game of musical chairs following former minister Sussan Ley's resignation after another entitlements scandal — means we have a new minister for innovation, industry and science.

With exiting minister Greg Hunt shuffling sideways into Ley's health role, cabinet secretary Arthur Sinodinos becomes Australia's newest science minister, assuming responsibility for enterprises like CSIRO and ANSTO and marine science.

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Australia has a public holiday coming up. And while that's great for gatherings and having a good time with friends, sometimes you just want the day to yourself. That's a great situation for playing video games - but sometimes you want something that can be done and dusted in a single day.

Fortunately, there's plenty of great smaller titles that you can enjoy in a single sitting. So if you're looking for a game you can start and finish in a single day, here's 9 titles worth looking at.

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On 8 March 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanished, with 239 passengers and crew - including six Australians - on board the Boeing 777.

Almost three years later, efforts to find the aircraft in a 120,000 square-kilometre underwater search area in the southern Indian Ocean have been officially suspended.

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Cars are getting smarter at reading the world around us. Volvo's S90 can take over the boring long-distance driving on highways and freeways, but even when you're actually doing the steering yourself, the driver's seat is a very nice place to be.

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If you're planning to migrate from iOS to Android it's hard to look past the Google Pixel manufactured by HTC. In addition to being one of the best Android smartphones on the market it is demonstrably superior to the iPhone 7 in several important ways; including display quality and battery life. This video lists five things Google's Pixel phone can do that the iPhone can't.

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Ben Affleck recently revealed what he learned from being a part of a huge comic book film - a first for the actor and director.

The main thing? "Not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don't say anything and they can lay Simon & Garfunkel over it, that's one thing I learned."

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Samsung has a lot to make up for after the the debacle that was the Galaxy Note7. In the next month or so, it'll have the perfect chance to do so with the launch of its next flagship phone. Here's everything we've gleaned in the last 11 months of rumours and speculation — and the occasional leak — about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger S8 Plus sibling.

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Before Jesus arrived and his divine father chilled out, the Old Testament God was, ironically, kind of a hellraiser. He was not a nice guy. He really liked killing people. And he may have actually been insane, if his willingness to randomly murder devout worshippers like Moses was any indication. Here are the 12 craziest, most awful things God did in the Old Testament, back before that wacked-out hippie Jesus softened him up.

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The original Nvidia Shield looked cool and had some neat ideas behind it, but its cost and use of the neglected Android TV operating system left the set-top box/console fusion feeling more like Frankenstein than legitimate answer to either Roku, PS4 or Xbox One. A major software update and some much needed changes to the system peripherals has changed the Nvidia Shield into a legitimate set-top box choice — especially if you're looking to playback 4K HDR content.