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Police: 2 asphyxiated kids among 4 dead in Detroit area

DETROIT (AP) — The bodies of two young children and two teenagers were found at a Detroit-area home early Wednesday after a man called 911 to report that he had killed them, police said.<p>The same man, Gregory V. Green, had served 16 years in prison for second-degree murder — the fatal stabbing of …

Crime

What Happens in the Brains of Blind People Who Do Math

The brain, neuroscientists have long known, has a pretty remarkable ability to rewire and adapt itself on the fly — one of the most notable things …

National Academy of Sciences

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Your Complete Guide

From the superhero-movie sneak peeks to 'Game of Thrones' news, here's what's happening at this year's SDCC<p>In 1971, the 300-or-so people pawing …

TV

Seoul: North Korea pushing forward with rocket launch plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday it has detected preparations by rival North Korea to fire a long-range rocket and warned that Seoul will shoot down any rocket parts flying over South Korean territory.<p>North Korea told international organizations Tuesday that it will launch an …

North Korea

Mastodon emerges from a Virginia creek, three decades after first remains found

Analysis of the ancient mammal’s fossilised remains will help scientists study long-term climate trends and the ecosystems of the Holocene era<p>At least 12,000 years ago, a mastodon with a toothache died on top of a pile of seashells beside a creek near what is now Yorktown, Virginia. The flesh …

The man with the toughest job in the world

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Pakistani opposition party to resign from parliament | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 18.08.2014

Khan's party announced on Monday, August 18, that it would also withdraw from three out of four provincial assemblies, however, its lawmakers from …

The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

Woman finds 80 skeletons crammed into Ikea bags

Centuries-old skeletons should probably be 6 feet under—not overflowing out of blue Ikea bags and shoved under a tarp in a Scandinavian church. But that's exactly what Kicki Karlén says she recently found at the Kläckeberga church in Sweden.<p>"There were loads of skulls and bones stuffed into Ikea …

A Common Virus Is Eating Your Gut Bacteria

The only time you’re completely human is before you’re born. For the rest of your life, microbes from the environment colonize ecosystems around your body, outnumbering your 37 trillion human cells by about 10 to one.<p>Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring how the microbes living on …

15 Pictures Of 'The Most Alien-Looking Place On Earth'

Because of its extreme isolation from other land masses, Socotra has very unique plant life, a third of which can be found nowhere else in the world.<p>Not only are the plant endemic to Socotra, but they look weird as can be, causing people to refer to it as "the most alien-looking place on earth."

Nature

Scientists reveal new vision of Earth 4 billion years ago

The Hadean and Eoarchean epochs were the real hell on Earth. For millions of years, our planet was heavily bombarded by millions of asteroids with …

Dads' exposure to solvents linked to childhood brain tumours

Bianca Nogrady<p>Related Stories<p>Green chemistry may get the Midas touch, Science Online, 31 Mar 2009<br>• Paint fumes may boost asthma risk, Science Online, …

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

Ebola crisis: US doctor working in Liberia tests positive

• Dr Kent Brantly working at computer but 'not out of the woods' • Doctor's family had been living with him, but have returned to US<p>An American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Liberia after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while treating patients in the West African …

Hello, Simpsons World. Goodbye, the Rest of Your Life

Years ago, when I named <i>The Simpsons</i> the best TV show of the 20th century for TIME magazine, one of the reasons that I gave was its depth; it had a …

10 Of The Most Bond-Worthy Spy Toys In The CIA Museum

Real-life espionage probably bears little resemblance to the sexy, gadget-laden world of James Bond (we assume) but that doesn’t mean CIA operatives don’t have a few tricks up their sleeves. At the intelligence agency’s headquarters in Langley, Va., CIA operatives and analysts can glimpse into the …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

Biology

From Alzheimer's to ADHD: what doctors can diagnose from your voice alone

The brave new world of vocal diagnostics<p>If Guillermo Cecchi wants to figure out if you've taken MDMA or meth, all he needs is a computer and a recording of your voice. Cecchi is a computer scientist at IBM, and part of a growing community of scientists who think our voices can reveal far more than …

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: how scientifically plausible is it?

The latest Planet of the Apes movie is in UK cinemas from Thursday. Six experts in primate evolution, anatomy, behaviour and communication deliver their verdicts on the film<p>Scroll down to watch Carole Jahme interview Andy Serkis, who plays the chimp Caesar<p>Motion capture<p>Dawn of the Planet of the …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Indigenous protesters vow to stop development of the Block

Protest group accuses the Aboriginal Housing Company of putting lucrative commercial space and student accommodation before Indigenous residents<p>Residents and supporters camping at an Aboriginal tent embassy in the Sydney suburb of Redfern say they will stay for as long as it takes to stop a …

Buzz Aldrin's AMA: colonising Mars and the moon's 'magnificent desolation'

Second person to walk on the moon and lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, the astronaut talks about space, Gravity and Tina Fey<p>Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, responded to questions posed on Reddit’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) feature on Tuesday. He was on the site to promote …

Study shows restored immunity for cancer-related fungal infections

Sleeping Beauty and fungal infections – not two items one would normally associate together, but for immunocompromised cancer patients they may prove …

Why people with bipolar disorder are bigger risk-takers

Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool has shown that circuits in the brain involved in pursuing and relishing rewarding …

Huntington's disease protein helps wire the young brain

The protein that is mutated in Huntington's disease is critical for wiring the brain in early life, according to a new Duke University …

Future New York: The Next Big Attractions Planned For The City

From the world's biggest Ferris wheel to an urban beach, there are many plans to enhance New York.<p>Here are some of the attractions you could be visiting in the near future<p>Read more on www.telegraph.co.uk

Honduran family flees to U.S. to escape threats, violence

Immigrants share their journey, fears and aspirations with USA TODAY<p>FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — For 15 years after sneaking into the United States, Miguel dreamed of seeing his daughter Stephanie again. But he couldn't imagine putting her through the harrowing trip he had endured after leaving her and …

Associated Press News

Louvre, Eiffel Tower targeted by Islamic terrorist, reports Le Parisien

The Musée du Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and at least one other popular cultural destination in France were the targets of an Islamic terrorist who was arrested in June 2013 before carrying out the attacks, according to reports this week in the daily Le Parisien.<p>The articles state that the alleged …

France