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Love, Simon: The teen film helping people come out

Love, Simon: The teen film helping people come out

Entertainment
"It's hard for me to wrap my head around it. It's beyond overwhelming."It's no surprise author Becky Albertalli feels this way - the book she wrote as Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda has been made into the cultural phenomenon that is Love, Simon. Not only has it been delighting audiences, with stars like Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Bell buying out cinemas to help people to see it, but it's been hailed as groundbreaking. The reason why? It's the first mainstream teenage film, backed by a major studio, to feature a gay lead. Nick Robinson stars as Simon Spier, a US high school student who is keeping his sexuality secret from his family and close friends - until someone threatens to out him. BBC Advice: Coming outThe cast also includes Thirteen Reasons Why's Katherine Langford, with Jenni...
The whales who love to sing in the dark

The whales who love to sing in the dark

Science
Beneath the Arctic sea ice, in the blanket of January's polar night, bowhead whales most prefer to sing.While the songs of humpback whales have long received the most attention, it turns out that their baleen cousins could have a far greater repertoire.A study of a bowhead population near Svalbard has shown that their musical calls may be as varied as those of songbirds.This would make them unique among whale populations, and possibly even mammals.Whalesong mixtapeOver the course of three years, the whales of the Spitsbergen population produced 184 unique song types. The vocalisations were detected 24 hours a day throughout most of the winter each year."The alphabet for the bowhead has got thousands of letters as far as we can tell," Prof Kate Stafford, lead author of the study published i...
Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAlleged computer hacker Lauri Love has won his High Court appeal against his extradition to the US.Mr Love, 33, from Stradishall, Suffolk, was first arrested in October 2013 on suspicion of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems.Appeal judges said extradition would be "oppressive by reason of his physical and mental condition".They urged the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute Mr Love, who has Aspergers syndrome, in England.Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and Mr Justice Ouseley said Mr Love, who also has depression, "did not seek impunity for the acts alleged against him, but contended that he should be tried and, if convicted, sentenced in the United Kingdom".They said: "We accept that the evidence shows that the fact of ext...
5 Healthy and Satisfying Meals Nutritionists Love to Make at Home

5 Healthy and Satisfying Meals Nutritionists Love to Make at Home

Health
Ever wonder what nutritionists eat when they’re craving an easy, healthy, yet super filling meal? We do. That’s why we asked our favorite food experts to reveal the meals they whip up when they're pressed for time or stressed to the max, yet craving something hearty and energizing. Here, five nutritionists dish up the breakfast, lunch, and dinner fallbacks they always look forward to. Eat up! RELATED: 8 Foods You Need in Your Kitchen for a Healthier 2018 Go-to grain bowl"My favorite meal is a power bowl. I just follow this formula: a simple, cooked whole grain (such as brown rice, quinoa, or farro), veggies (greens, bell peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower), plant protein (chickpeas, pistachios, tofu), and a flavorful sauce (vinaigrette, Th
Carrie Fisher's daughter: 'I love you times infinity'

Carrie Fisher's daughter: 'I love you times infinity'

Entertainment
The daughter of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has shared a tribute to her mother on the first anniversary of her death at the age of 60.After taking a trip to Norway, Billie Lourd posted an image of the Northern Lights, something her mother "had an otherworldly obsession with".Fisher died on 27 December 2016 after falling ill on a flight from London to Los Angeles five days earlier.Her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, died the day after losing her daughter.Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, said the stress of his sister's death had been too much for her and in her last words, she had said she wanted to be with Carrie.Lourd also paid tribute to her grandmother by sharing an image of her with Fisher as a toddler.Prior to her death, Fisher had reprised her famous role as Princess Leia in 2015 film...