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  • 2 weeks ago
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    Richard Dawkins: ‘When I see cattle lorries, I think of the railway wagons to Auschwitz’

    Is this what it was like, Richard Dawkins wonders, for ordinary people in Nazi Germany? “There’s a kind of laziness if you live in a society where things are just accepted. People might have been vaguely uneasy about what was going on in Germany but also thought, ‘Oh well, everyone else is doing it’.”

  • 3 weeks ago
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    French MP dies after collapsing during speech

    A French MP has died after collapsing on stage while making a speech at a rally for presidential contender Emmanuel Macron. Corrine Erhel, 50, was the final speaker at the event in Plouisy in western France on Friday. She fell to the ground during her speech and later died in hospital. She was originally a member of the Socialist Party but joined Mr Macron's En Marche! in 2016.

  • 1 month ago
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    Spats over Trump's Mexico border wall could shut down US government

    Donald Trump’s key campaign pledge to build a wall on the US border with Mexico could lead to an American government shutdown, senior US officials have claimed.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told CNN that Mr Trump will “be insistent on the funding” of the wall, which is estimated to cost around $22bn (£17bn).

  • 1 month ago
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    The science of laughter – and why it also has a dark side

    When you hear someone laugh behind you, you probably picture them on the phone or with a friend – smiling and experiencing a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Chances are just the sound of the laughter could make you smile or even laugh along. But imagine that the person laughing is just walking around alone in the street, or sitting behind you at a funeral. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem so inviting.

  • 1 month ago
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    Mysterious death of New York judge was initially called a suicide. Now, police think it's suspicious

    The mystery of how a prominent African American judge came to be found floating dead in the Hudson River has deepened as her family and widowed husband disputed suggestions by the New York Police Department that she had committed suicide. What is known is that Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, a judge on the state’s highest court, went for a walk alone on the evening of April 11, locking the door to her Harlem brownstone, leaving her phone and wallet at home.

  • 1 month ago
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    Snowden Documents Reveal Scope of Secrets Exposed to China in 2001 Spy Plane Incident

    When China boldly seized a U.S. underwater drone in the South China Sea last December and initially refused to give it back, the incident ignited a weeklong political standoff and conjured memories of a similar event more than 15 years ago. In April 2001, just months before the 9/11 attacks gripped the nation, a U.S. Navy spy plane flying a routine reconnaissance mission over the South China Sea was struck by a People’s Liberation Army fighter jet that veered aggressively close.

  • 1 month ago
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    Mysterious ‘alien’ radio signals are definitely coming from space, not Earth

    Mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’ which some scientists have said could be evidence of alien intelligence are definitely coming from space – not Earth. Scientists from Swinburne University of Technology pinned down the location of three of the mysterious bursts using the Molonglo telescope. ‘Perhaps the most bizarre explanation for the FRBs is that they were alien transmissions,’ said Professor Matthew Bailes from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

  • 1 month ago
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    No More ‘Superbugs’? Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotic Action

    Antibiotics save lives every day, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with infection-causing bacteria, while also spurring the creation of “superbugs” that no longer respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers may have found a natural way to cut down on antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a maple syrup extract that dramatically increases the potency of these medicines.

  • 2 months ago
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    Couple in their 80s pose for their wedding photos 40 years after their big day

    When Chang Benfu and his wife Zhao Xuefang married back in 1976, the wedding was a simple affair. They didn’t have the money for a grand ceremony, or even for a photographer to capture the big day. But now, four decades later, a group of university students have given them the greatest wedding gift of all and given the couple their own photo-shoot.

  • 2 months ago
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    Sea level rise: Miami and Atlantic City fight to stay above water

    Sea levels are rising. For many cities on the the eastern shores of the United States, the problem is existential. We take a look at how Miami and Atlantic City are tackling climate change, and the challenges they face under a skeptical Trump administration that plans to cut funding for environmental programs.

  • 2 months ago
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    U.S. Restricts Electronic Devices On Flights From 8 Muslim Countries

    Passengers on flights coming into the U.S. will be allowed to bring smartphones into the plane's cabin. But all larger electronic devices, like laptops and cameras, must be placed in checked baggage.

  • 2 months ago
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    At long last, somebody finally built a fully functional X-Wing drone

    At this point, if you don’t know who Oliver C is, chances are pretty good that you’ve been living under a rock. Over the past few months, this guy has won the heart of the Internet with his awe-inspiring, fully functional, and totally badass replicas of popular Star Wars ships — and he’s showing no signs of stopping. Following up his previously shown Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighter, and Imperial Destroyer drones, he’s back with a ship we’ve all been waiting for: The iconic X-Wing fighter.

  • 2 months ago
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  • 2 months ago
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  • 2 months ago
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    This climate lawsuit could change everything. No wonder the Trump administration doesn’t want it going to trial

    A groundbreaking climate lawsuit, brought against the federal government by 21 children, has been hailed by environmentalists as a bold new strategy to press for climate action in the United States. But the Trump administration, which has pledged to undo Barack Obama’s climate regulations, is doing its best to make sure the case doesn’t get far. The Trump administration this week filed a motion to overturn a ruling by a federal judge back in November that cleared the lawsuit for trial – an...

  • 2 months ago
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    Putin Meets New ExxonMobil CEO

    The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with the new head of U.S. oil company ExxonMobil. Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on March 10 that Putin met with ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods the previous day. "This is a very big company and it is a major investor. This is why it receives special treatment," Peskov said.

  • 2 months ago
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    Nicaraguan woman dies after being stripped naked, tied up and thrown into fire in exorcism ritual

    Outside a church in a remote part of Nicaragua last week, a pastor and a group from his congregation stood around a bonfire for a prayer, their eyes closed and hands raised. A 25-year-old woman needed healing, and through a divine revelation, a clergy member in the church claimed he had instructions to build the fire to cure her. They stripped the woman naked, tied up her hands and feet and hurled her into the flames, Nicaraguan police said. She was consumed by the fire and suffered first- and s...