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Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic

<b>Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.</b><p>Scientists had believed that the animals would enter a type of 'walking hibernation' when deprived of prey.<p>But new research says that that bears simply starve in hotter …

ISS astronauts dodge flying Russian space debris

Russian cosmonauts and American astronaut Scott Kelly forced to scramble to safety after what Nasa described as a "close pass" by Russian space debris<p>Three astronauts living at the International Space Station (ISS) were forced to scramble to safety after what Nasa described as a "close pass" by …

The agreement – after 17 days of negotiations and 12 years of deadlock – to be unveiled by foreign ministers on Tuesday morning<p>A comprehensive deal on Iran’s nuclear programme has been reached, bringing to an end a 12-year standoff that had threatened to trigger a new war in the Middle East, and …

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Sinaloa cartel thrived, whether boss was in prison or on the lam

Even as authorities fanned out across Mexico on Monday in search of Joaquin Guzman, the drug kingpin known as "El Chapo" whose weekend escape was straight out of a Hollywood script, Guzman's cousin was miles away in New Hampshire, facing sentencing in an international cocaine distribution case.<p>The …

Take a look inside Google's cute little self-driving car

We've known what the outside of Google's latest self-driving car looks like for more than a year — rounded, compact, and kind of cute — but now we've seen the inside, too. Google brought its prototype vehicles to the Community School of Music and Arts in the company's home town of Mountain View on …

Your New Ride To Space

You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.<p>When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist …