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Yes! We have no bananas: Why the song may come true again

Yes! We have no bananas: Why the song may come true again

Science
A wild banana that may hold the key to protecting the world's edible banana crop has been put on the extinction list.It is found only in Madagascar, where there are just five mature trees left in the wild.Scientists say the plant needs to be conserved, as it may hold the secret to keeping bananas safe for the future.Most bananas consumed around the world are of a type known as the Cavendish, which is vulnerable to a plant pest.The race is on to develop new banana varieties that are both tasty to eat and resilient enough to survive attack from Panama disease.The Madagascan banana has evolved in isolation on an island cut off from the mainland, and may have special properties. ...
Carrie Underwood to perform new song at ACM Awards

Carrie Underwood to perform new song at ACM Awards

Entertainment
April 9 (UPI) --Carrie Underwood is confirmed as a performer for Sunday's 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards gala in Las Vegas.Underwood will give the world-television premiere of a soon-to-be-released single at the MGM Grand Garden Arena ceremony, which Reba McEntire is set to host and CBS is scheduled to air live.Previously announced ACM Awards show performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young.Among the celebrities to serve as presenters are David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliott, Eve, Ashto...
Spice up your video! Girls reunite for Mel C song

Spice up your video! Girls reunite for Mel C song

Entertainment
A full Spice Girls reunion may still be just a pipe dream, but four of the original five are appearing together again.Mel C has enlisted the help of former bandmates Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner for her latest single Room For Love, with the trio appearing in the single's video.But sadly for fans, Mel B could not make it a complete line-up.Image:Mel C performing in her new video for Room For Love The video merges crowdsourced visuals of Sporty Spice Mel C and her fans, as well as clips of celebrity cameos including contributions from Posh, Ginger and Baby.Other stars such as Natalie Imbruglia and KT Tunstall also feature.Image:Singer Mel B joined the cast of Broadway's 'Chicago' in January 2017 Mel C, full name Melanie Chisholm, said having four of the Spice Girls in the vi...
Nile Rodgers shed tears over new George Michael song

Nile Rodgers shed tears over new George Michael song

Entertainment
Producer Nile Rodgers has admitted to feeling "uncertainty" about working on George Michael's new single.Fantasy, a remix of a 1980s outtake, premiered on Radio 2 on Thursday.Rodgers' confession came in response to a fan who expressed "mixed feelings" over the song's release, eight months after Michael's death."You SHOULD have mixed feelings," he said on Twitter. "No one's heart was dragged through emotional ambiguity more than mine."Rodgers said he approached the remix with "tears, uncertainty, happiness & #LOVE".Media playback is unsupported on your deviceFantasy sounds vastly different to the version that was released as a b-side in 1990, and later as a bonus track on 2011's deluxe version of the Faith album.The tinny 80s production of the original has been completely overhauled in ...