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New rift found in Antarctic ice shelf just weeks after 1 trillion tonne iceberg broke free

Scientists said that the new rift may cause more 'ice shelf area loss.'<p>Just weeks after a massive 1 trillion tonne iceberg broke free from …

Florida teens who recorded drowning man will not be charged in his death

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of Florida teens who taunted a drowning man while filming his death from afar will not be criminally charged, according to police.<p>In the more than two-minute long video, the five teen boys -- who are between the ages of 14 and 16 -- can be heard laughing as the man struggles to stay …

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Crime

Exclusive: Cecil the Lion's son Xanda killed by trophy hunter

One of Cecil the Lion’s cubs has been shot dead by a big game trophy hunter in Zimbabwe, just two years after his father was killed in similar circumstances.<p>The six-year-old lion named Xanda, who was in his prime, was killed just outside the Hwange National Park in north west Zimbabwe, not far from …

You Can Tell If Someone’s Rich or Poor by Looking at Their Face

Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, the English artist David Hockney painted a series of “double portraits,” two subjects depicted side by side — of …

Monica Lewinsky pens essay on Prince Harry, Brad Pitt, Jay-Z and male vulnerability

Monica Lewinsky wrote an essay published in Vanity Fair on Wednesday praising Prince Harry, Brad Pitt and Jay-Z for exploring what she called the “new frontiers of male vulnerability.”<p>“In the last few months, thanks to public declarations from these three men, the ennui of manufactured celebrity …

Brad Pitt

Understanding glioblastoma, the most common—and lethal—form of brain cancer

It's even less understood than most.<p>On Wednesday, Senator John McCain’s diagnosis of a particularly aggressive brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM), became public knowledge.<p>But what exactly is this type of cancer, and what does it mean for the senator and other patients? A report by Roche estimates …

Cancer

Charlie Gard's parents break down as they are told latest scan is 'very sad'

A barrister was forced to apologise to the parents of Charlie Gard after breaking the news to them in court that his latest scan read for "very sad reading".<p>Katie Gollop QC, representing Great Ormond Street Hospital, told the High Court that they had only just received the results of his latest MRI …

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Musk Says Falcon Heavy Rocket Might Explode During First Flight

Public Domain<p>Space travel ain’t easy, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk knows it. Last year one of SpaceX’s rockets exploded on the launch pad causing damage …

Space Travel

Earth might once have resembled a hot, steamy doughnut

Synestia<br>\sin-es-ti-ə \ n.<b>A large spinning hunk of hot, vaporized rock that forms when rocky, planet-sized objects collide</b>Earth may have taken on a …

Geophysics

The problem with Donald Trump giving himself a 'pardon' over Mueller findings

Reports suggest Trump has been "fuming" about the Mueller probe "as he has been informed about the legal questions that he and his family could face".<p>…

Man says he killed stepdaughter because 'it wasn't dinner time'

LANSING, Mich. — A Michigan man had already admitted stabbing and killing his 5-year-old stepdaughter. But a police detective wanted to know more — he wanted to know why.<p>Thomas McClellan had told Detective Charles Buckland that he spent part of the day arguing with Victoria King — his stepdaughter …

Crime

Japan’s First Lady Allegedly Pretended Not To Speak English When Having Dinner With Trump

President Trump is under the assumption that Japanese First Lady Akie Abe doesn’t speak any English — but people think otherwise! Many are convinced …

Earth Science

Study: Blood test for Alzheimer’s reveals harmful plaques in the brain

One key front in the battle against Alzheimer's is early detection of the disease. Breakthroughs in this area could open up more treatment options …

Neuroscience

You have a lot to teach your grandkids, and that might explain menopause

It's about brains, not brawn.<p>Humans, killer whales and pilot whales. What do we all have in common?<p>Surprisingly, the answer is menopause. But scientists still haven’t quite figured out why this phenomenon exists. After all, if the purpose of evolution is to make sure that we most effectively pass …

Biology

Amplification of Cretaceous Warmth by Biological Cloud Feedbacks

That’s the title of an article in <i>Science</i> today (available here with subs.) I’m giving a talk this morning so don’t have a lot of time to comment on …

Climate change will see SIBERIA become the go-to place to live in just two generations say boffins

Climate change will make Siberia the go-to place to live in two generations, say scientists.<p>Known until now for its gulags, wild bears, salt mines …

'Angel particle’ which is both matter and anti-matter discovered in ‘landmark’ quantum physics breakthrough

Physicists believe they have discovered a particle that is both matter and anti-matter, an idea that was first theorised 80 years ago.<p>When the Big …

'Mind-blowing' cows hold clue to beating HIV

<b>Cows have shown an "insane" and "mind-blowing" ability to tackle HIV which will help develop a vaccine, say US researchers.</b><p>In a first for immunisation, the animals rapidly produced special types of antibody that can neutralise HIV.<p>It is thought cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their …

Immunotherapy

You can now explore the International Space Station using Google Street View

Most of us — okay, nearly <i>all</i> of us — will never have the opportunity to set foot inside the International Space Station. The multi-billion-dollar …

Space Science

We're Closer Than Ever to Saving Lives With Livers Made in The Lab

They're calling them baby organs.<p>Lab-grown livers could be saving lives much sooner than previously thought, thanks to new research, by providing …

Biotechnology

Schizophrenia Found to Be Caused by Faulty Helper Cells in The Brain

A new hope for treatment.<p>New research on mice has suggested the symptoms produced by schizophrenia could largely be the result of defective cells …

Neuroscience

South America: Lethal Hantavirus expected to spread due to climate change

Rats are carriers of the deadly Hantaviruses.<p>Up to 34% more people could be exposed to the deadly Hantavirus in parts of South America by 2050 as …

PET Scans Show Many Alzheimer's Patients May Not Actually Have The Disease

Proper diagnosis is everything.<p>A significant portion of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia who are taking medication for Alzheimer's …

Dementia

When Will The First Human Leave The Solar System?

Years, centuries or aeons?<p>One thousand years. That is the minimum length of time it would take us to get to the nearest star - Proxima Centauri - …

Proxima Centauri

Stopping deforestation might be easier than we thought

A little money goes a long way.<p>The lush forests of Uganda provide a home for thousands of species of flora and fauna, including endangered chimpanzees. But they’re also owned by private landowners, and they sometimes have to chop down a few trees to make ends meet.<p>In the ongoing battle against …

Forests