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More Kids For Will and Kate in 2016? The Year Ahead For The Royals

Are William and Kate planning to grow their family? Is the Queen preparing a power handover to Charles? And is Harry really calming down?<p><b>The Queen</b> …

William and Kate’s London Return, and the Making of a New Royal Order

It’s the end of the rural life for Prince William and Kate Middleton, as royal priorities begin to shift ahead of the accession of King …

Royal Family

Research shows sufferers have higher levels of bacteria involved in processing nitrates, and could explain why some foods appear to act as migraine triggers<p>Migraine sufferers have a different mix of gut bacteria that could make them more sensitive to certain foods, scientists have found.<p>The study …

Research

Lord Kerr says Theresa May has caused consternation across Europe by signalling desire for hard Brexit at Tory party conference<p>The British diplomat who wrote article 50 has claimed that Theresa May should allow the people to vote on the final terms of Brexit, following a Tory party conference which …

Great Britain

'Racist' Gandhi statue banished from Ghana university campus

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be removed from a university campus in Ghana after professors launched a petition claiming the revered Indian independence leader and thinker was racist.<p>The statue of Gandhi was unveiled in June at the University of Ghana campus in Accra by Pranab Mukherjee, the …

India

'Extinct' elm found hiding in plain sight at Queen's Scottish palace

A rare species of weeping elm which was thought to be completely extinct has been discovered in the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.<p>The Wentworth Elm, which majestically drapes to the ground and produces bright red flowers in early Spring, was believed to have been wiped out during the Dutch …

The World’s Youngest Rainforest Is Growing In Dubai

What’s the latest surprise to sprout from the desert in the Emirates? A tropical climate.<p>Never mind the toasty desert climate, there’s a rainforest growing in Dubai. This rainforest isn’t so much sprouting up from sun-baked sand by the Persian Gulf as it is under construction. It’s one of the main …

Tests find UK-produced pork products infected with the livestock strain of the superbug, with potentially serious implications for human health<p>Meat produced from British pigs has been shown to be infected with a livestock strain of MRSA, the Guardian can reveal, raising concerns that the UK is on …

Microbiology

Leaving EU would undermine peace process gains, barrister says as part of legal challenge against EU referendum result<p>Northern Ireland could veto its exit from the European Union, a lawyer for anti-Brexit campaigners from the region has told the high court in Belfast.<p>A senior barrister argued that …

Great Britain

Theresa May accused of using Queen's power to push hard Brexit

A senior Tory peer has accused Theresa May of “using the royal prerogative” to decide on her own what Brexit will look like, without giving anyone …

United Kingdom

EU commission still refuses UK talks before article 50 triggered

The European commission has rejected Theresa May’s call for preparatory talks on Brexit before the UK’s formal resignation from the EU.<p>The commission, which will run Brexit talks for the EU, reiterated its refusal to negotiate before article 50 is triggered, which the prime minister has promised …

United Kingdom

May says to trigger EU divorce by end of March, sterling falls | Reuters

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said she would trigger the process to leave the EU by the end of March, offering the first glimpse of a timetable for a divorce that will redefine Britain’s ties with its biggest trading partner.<p>Britain’s shock vote to leave the European …

Apple Maps Now Supports Amtrak's Full System in U.S. and Canada

Apple has recently updated Apple Maps to include Amtrak's full system of train routes across the United States and in select Canadian cities.<p>Building upon support for northeast routes, Apple Maps now supports Amtrak routes in the Midwest, Northwest, South, and West regions of the U.S., and in the …

Proof That Princess Charlotte Is the Spitting Image of Queen Elizabeth

The past year has been full of milestones for Princess Charlotte. Since becoming fourth in line to succeed the throne in May 2015, Charlotte has …

'Extinct' species of tree found growing in Queen's garden

Botanical experts have identified several trees at the Queen’s Scottish residence which were believed to have gone extinct during the 20th …

City Politics

We've been using the Gregorian calendar for 434 years. It’s still bizarre.

Today is the 434th anniversary of the introduction of the Gregorian calendar, as a subtle new Google Doodle reminds us.<p>Back in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII decreed that the 10 days following October 4 <i>simply</i> <i>wouldn’t exist.</i> The next day would be ... October 15. Thereafter, a new calendar would come into …

Johns Hopkins University

Defense: Georgia hot car death is dad's fault, but no crime

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man charged with killing his toddler son wept in court Tuesday as his attorney told a jury the child's death two …

Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has moved from the US government to an international group, but not everyone is happy about it<p>As of Saturday morning the internet – or at least the bit of it that manages the network’s “address book” – is no longer controlled by an American …

Privacy

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

Pilots, air traffic controllers shifting to text messaging

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Airline pilots and air traffic controllers are on schedule to switch to text communications at most of the nation's busiest …

Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried forever<p>A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by …

Global Warming

Mylan CEO infuriates lawmakers at hearing on EpiPen costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mylan CEO Heather Bresch infuriated lawmakers as she tried — and mostly failed — to explain steep cost increases of her company's …

Queen Elizabeth’s cousin reveals he is gay

Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin has become the first member of the British royal family to ‘come out’ as gay.<p>Lord Ivar Mountbatten, 53, has opened up to …

Family

The Latest: Mayor at heart of bridge scandal testifies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on testimony on the second day of the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):<p>2:30 p.m.<p>The …

Ohio officer kills robbery suspect, 13, who had BB gun, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> A police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old robbery suspect in Ohio's capital after the boy pulled a BB gun out of his waistband, police said, a shooting that city leaders said would be investigated thoroughly to determine if charges are warranted.<p>Tyre King, who is black, died at a …

Guns

Obama to Create First Marine National Monument in the Atlantic

President Barack Obama on Thursday will establish the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, declaring nearly 5,000 square miles off the New England coastline a fully protected area.<p>The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument will protect 4,913 square miles that encompass …

Beautiful yet terrifying, Edward Burtynsky’s aerial photography is a reminder of just how much human activity has affected the planet – as industry and agriculture leave indelible scars everywhere

Photography

Web-browsing feature of 400 LinkNYC kiosks will be removed after critics said the stations were being monopolized by homeless people watching pornography<p>The web-browsing feature of New York City’s new sidewalk Wi-Fi kiosks will be disabled after critics complained that homeless people were …

Wi-Fi

South African national park to kill animals in response to severe drought

Rangers in South Africa’s biggest wildlife park are to kill about 350 hippos and buffaloes threatened by the impact of a severe drought.<p>The national parks service says the numbers of hippos and buffaloes in Kruger national park, about 8,000 and 47,000 respectively, are at their highest-ever …

Wildlife