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Mom, son speak out about their filmed spat during Baltimore protests

Both mother AND son — whose filmed confrontation on the edge of the Baltimore riots went viral — are speaking out about what happened and why the teenager, wearing a mask and carrying a brick, was there in the first place.<p>The original footage, shot by WMAR-TV's ABC2 News, shows Toya Graham slapping …

Policing

Personalised cancer vaccines show early signs of promise in trial

Custom-made vaccines, designed to a make patient’s immune system attack tumours, have been used in a small-scale patient trial with some success<p>Personalised cancer vaccines that target people’s individual tumours have shown early signs of promise in tests on three patients diagnosed with advanced …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Squeaky serenade: male mice woo females with song, scientists discover

Study reveals that high-pitched ‘singing’ varies according to to social context, placing mice in an elite group of animal vocalisers<p>They may stop short of singing The Bells of Saint Mary’s, as demonstrated by the mouse organ in Monty Python, but scientists have discovered that male mice woo females …

Most Wanted Particle: Live lecture at the Perimeter Institute

A public lecture and question and answer session with Jon Butterworth at the Perimeter Institute: we give you the chance to catch up on last night’s lecture<p>Perimeter Institute, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is a leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in …

Mathematical Pattern Found in Enigmatic Radio Bursts, But It’s Not E.T.

A strange mathematical pattern spotted in blasts of radio waves coming from deep space could be evidence of alien civilizations. Or it might be nothing.<p>Unfortunately for those of us hoping for aliens, we’ve seen so few of these radio bursts that it’s hard to say whether the “pattern” will hold</b> …

Astrophysics

Chill out: You control your stress response - Futurity

We can, to some extent, control our genetic response to stress by moderating how we perceive stress, researchers say.

Tiny diamonds added to chemo kill tough cancer - Futurity

Scientists say it may be possible to kill cancer stem cells by attaching a chemo drug to nanodiamonds.

Genomes project produces first diagnoses of rare diseases

Three men and their families will be eligible for personalised treatment designed to target their genetic defects<p>Three men from two families are the first patients to be diagnosed with rare diseases after volunteering to have their complete genetic codes mapped as part of the groundbreaking 100,000 …

Will the search for dark matter end with this galaxy? - Futurity

A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way appears to be radiating gamma rays—a sign that dark matter may be lurking at the galaxy's …

LAPD shoot, kill man on the ground

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> The bystander who caught dramatic video of a fatal shooting by police in Los Angeles said Monday he didn't see the man reach for an officer's gun -- the explanation for the shooting given by police.<p>Anthony Blackburn said he was perplexed that four officers could not subdue the …

Law Enforcement

Paris night drone mystery deepens

<b>Drones have appeared over landmarks in central Paris for the second night running and police are no closer to knowing who is operating them.</b><p>There were five sightings between 23:00 on Tuesday and 02:00 (01:00 GMT) on Wednesday, French media report.<p>Up to three drones were seen near the Invalides …

France

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at the age of eighteen, began as a clinical investigation launched under laboratory conditions: in the isolation of a hospital ward, where he …

Method Discovered To Produce Breathable Air on Mars

The humans are using the Earth’s resources as if they have another planet to go to. The environmentalists have already buzzed their siren in response …

Mars

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Ultra-strong graphene's weak spot could be key to fuel cells

LONDON (Reuters) - In a discovery that experts say could revolutionize fuel cell technology, scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.<p>The researchers, led by the Nobel prize winner and …