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Survey to ask Met police officers if they want to carry firearms

Metropolitan Police Federation says officers should be asked for their views in light of raised terror threat and risks to their safety<p>The organisation representing 30,000 police officers in London is to ask them if they want to carry a gun.<p>The Metropolitan Police Federation (MPF) says the survey …

Guns

Researchers find a way to extend life and improve performance of fuel cell electrodes

Researchers at MIT have developed a practical and physically-based way of treating the surface of materials called perovskite oxides, to make them …

Energy

Beagles bred with muscular dystrophy offer ‘hope of a human cure’

Vets studying the muscle-wasting disease in dogs say new drugs being tested could halt its progress in humans<p>At first glance, the beagles running round the enclosure of the Royal Veterinary College look typical of the breed. Inquisitive and affectionate, the dogs rush from visitor to visitor, …

Genetics

Snapchat just reserved the rights to store and use all selfies taken with the device

Think that picture you're about to send is temporary? Think again<p>The beauty of Snapchat is that the photos only last for a few seconds, unless your friend decides to screenshot them.<p>Even then, you get a notification, so can know exactly which photos of you are owned by someone else.<p>However, now, …

Howl of a good time: Deep monkey roars come with intimate secret

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The howler monkeys whose guttural calls reverberate through Central and South American rainforests possess a secret that the males of the species may prefer to be left unrevealed.<p>Howler monkeys make among the loudest, deepest sounds of any land animal, and males use their …

Monkeys

Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation's sleek marble building is on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. After passing through a guarded gate, visitors climb the steps to the entrance and a big door with tinted glass slides open.<p>"Hello, sir. Nice to meet you, sir," says David Kim, a researcher at …

Biotechnology

Joe Biden meets Elizabeth Warren in Washington as 2016 decision nears

Vice-President and Massachusetts senator meet at Naval Observatory Biden mulling entry to presidential race to compete with Hillary Clinton<p>Vice-President Joe Biden on Saturday left the seclusion of the Delaware home where he has been weighing a presidential run, to meet Elizabeth Warren – another …

Joe Biden

Bin Laden pilot landed too late in fatal crash in England

Investigators have found that a plane crash last week in England that resulted in the deaths of three family members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and the pilot, was due to the aircraft landing too far down the runway and ploughing into parked cars.<p>The Saudi registered plane was …

Single dose of Ebola vaccine works rapidly in monkeys

A single dose of an experimental vaccine protects macaques within seven days from infection with the strain of<p>Ebola viruscurrently sickening people in western Africa, researchers have found, and it begins to confer some protection against the virus within as few as three days.<p>The discovery, …

North Korea sets its clock back by 30 minutes with Pyongyang Standard Time

North Korea is creating its own time zone, Pyongyang Standard Time, to break away from the time zone imposed by Japan's "imperialists".<p>The new time …

SpaceX rocket tries to land vertically, then explodes

A new video released by SpaceX Thursday shows one of its rocket stages flying down from the sky to attempt to land on a drone ship in the Atlantic …

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Cleaner air would save two million lives a year: study

"We were surprised to find the importance of cleaning air not just in the dirtiest parts of the world -- which we expected to find -- but also in cleaner environments like the US, Canada and Europe," co-author Julian Marshall of the University of Minnesota said in the study published by …

Pollution

Eight new MERS cases in South Korea; 20th patient dies | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Wednesday reported eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), while another person infected with the virus died, health officials said, bringing to 20 the number of fatalities in the outbreak that began last month.<p>A worker in full protective gear …

South Korea

Muslims most associated with terrorism, poll reveals

'Extremist' and 'misogynistic' also phrases most likely to be linked to religion, according to YouGov poll results described as 'extremely worrying'<p>The British public associate Muslims with terrorism more than any other issue, a survey has revealed.<p>"Extremist" and "misogynistic" were also phrases …

Religion

All lions, tigers accounted for in Tbilisi zoo flooding

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — All of the lions and tigers that were missing after severe flooding swamped Tbilisi's zoo have been found dead. One jaguar remained unaccounted for, but zoo staff said they have little hope that it survived.<p>The discovery of the last of the missing lions and tigers on Tuesday …

Weather

Quit your job become a… bladesmith – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 8:15 am, June 15, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment<p><i>James Ross-Harris, 25. Bladesmith at Blenheim Forge</i><p><b>Knife-forging: how do you make the …

Prince George Makes First Appearance On The Balcony Of Buckingham Palace

Celebrity<p>by Emma Spedding | 14 06 2015<p>[Getty]<p>Prince George Makes First Appearance On The Royal Balcony<p>[Getty]<p>This weekend Prince George made his …

Buckingham Palace

Scientists Emerge From Dome After 8-Month Stay to Test Life on Mars

Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation.<p>The crew stepped outside the dome that's 8,000 feet up the slopes of Mauna Loa to feel fresh air on their skin Saturday. It was the first time …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Science Fair Winner Designs Device To Cut Virus Spread On Planes

When 17-year-old Raymond Wang saw the Ebola outbreak on the news last year, it got him thinking about viruses and how they spread around the world, especially on airplanes.<p>He dug into the literature, and found some disconcerting studies. For instance, one study estimated that a person sick with …

Particles

South Korea reopens schools and doubles MERS quarantine in stricken hospital

It is back to school for South Korea’s children after thousands of educational institutions reopened on Monday (June 15), with extra precautions, after the authorities decided there was no risk of children contracting the MERS virus.<p>Four weeks into the outbreak the spread of the virus appears to be …

Parrot unveils 13 new minidrones to tackle air, sea and land

Well, here's a fun surprise! Parrot has just revealed a pile of inexpensive new minidrones, 13 in all, including one that tackles a new medium: water. That hybrid UAV/Boat is called the Hydrofoil Drone, and is joined by a couple of new 'Jumping' drones and a new flying model, the 'Airborne.' Parrot …

'Beast'

Scotland

How fashion is courting the Muslim pound

Ramadan and especially Eid increasingly signal a spending spree among Middle Eastern visitors to the UK. But their wealth makes them considerably more celebrated than UK Muslim shoppers<p>With Ramadan set to start next week, it’s not uncommon for supermarket chains to lay out special spreads in the …

Ramadan

Jennifer Lawrence's Secret Talent: Hiring Boyguards

J.Law is the wisest.<p>Remember that time Jennifer Lawrence flew out of LAX airport and her bodyguard was just beautiful? You really should, because I mean, that jawline. Anyway J.Law's done it again, by which I mean she's been spotted out with another hot bro who'd also take a bullet for her and what …

Celebrity News

Eleanor Hawkins to fly home after serving prison sentence over topless photos in Malaysia

Ms Hawkins and three others were arrested after they stripped on Mt Kinabalu. They were given the same sentence - for time already served in prison - and a £900 fine<p>Eleanor Hawkins, the 23-year-old from Derby who was arrested for being photographed topless on a Malaysian mountain, has been freed by …