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Astro litter-picker launches to help clean up 7,600 tonnes of space junk

The world’s most advanced litter-picker will be launched into space next week to clean up floating debris which is threatening satellites and the International Space Station (ISS).<p>Surrey University has designed a spacecraft which can grab space junk then pull it into Earth’s atmosphere where it is …

Space Exploration

25 budget hotels in the world's most amazing locations

Life in Vladimir Putin's Russia explained in 10 charts

<b>Vladimir Putin has dominated Russian politics as its undisputed leader for almost two decades.</b><p>Over successive terms as president and prime minister he has overseen an economic boom, military expansion and the re-establishment of Russia as a major power.<p>Living standards for most Russians improved, …

Russia

Starfish ‘armageddon’ as thousands wash up on beach

<b>Repent, for it is the end times… At least, if you are a starfish.</b><p>Tens of thousands of the creatures have washed up dead on a beach in Kent, leaving …

Subway construction in Italy uncovered 'astounding' ruins of an ancient Rome-era military commander's home

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists say work to expand Rome's subway has unearthed a sprawling 2nd-century domus, or residence, of a military commander, complete with well-preserved geometric design mosaic, marble floors and frescoed walls.<p>ROME (AP) — Archaeologists say work to expand Rome's subway has …

Archaeology

The Mysterious Hasanlu Lovers and Their 2800-Year Old Kiss

The Hasanlu Lovers are human remains found by a team from the University of Pennsylvania led by Robert Dyson at the Teppe Hasanlu archaeological …

As violence escalates in Syria, video footage shows civilian devastation

Since the beginning of February, activists in Syria have been releasing videos that show civilians facing some of the worst violence of the country's long-running civil war. The footage indicates that the Syrian conflict is a long way from over — and that even though the fight against the Islamic …

Middle East

War doesn't have to be nuclear to kill indiscriminately

The proliferation of conventional weapons is out of control and incredibly deadly.<p>Over the past year, the escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea has caused much anxiety about the possibility of a nuclear war. Since the creation of the first nuclear bomb and the bombing of …

Salma Hayek: 'Harvey Weinstein threatened to break my knee caps'

The actress Salma Hayek has claimed Harvey Weinstein threatened to "break" her kneecaps during a campaign of abuse she suffered at the hands of the movie producer.<p>Hayek, 51, claimed Weinstein sexually harassed her and even threatened to kill her when she spurned his advances while the pair worked …

Ancient statues return to Lebanon as war on smuggling intensifies

Author: REUTERSTue, 2018-02-06 21:10ID: 1517950127204771100BEIRUT: Ancient sculptures that were missing for decades after being stolen during …

Middle East

The mystery of the Octavius: An 18th-century ghost ship was discovered with the captain’s body found frozen at his desk, still holding his pen

Maritime lore abounds with stories of ghost ships, those ships that sail the world’s oceans manned by a ghostly crew and destined never to make port. …

Cheddar Man: the first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals

The earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton has revealed.<p>Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used pioneering genetic sequencing and facial reconstruction techniques to prove that the first …

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Russian Military

Huge reserves of water ice discovered on Mars could speed manned missions

Mars Rover

Drinking Alcohol Causes Irreversible DNA Damage, Increases Cancer Risk: Study

A new study has found out why alcohol increases risk of cancer in the human body. It is widely known that regular consumption of alcoholic beverages …

Oceans suffocating as huge dead zones quadruple since 1950, scientists warn

Ocean dead zones with zero oxygen have quadrupled in size since 1950, scientists have warned, while the number of very low oxygen sites near coasts have multiplied tenfold. Most sea creatures cannot survive in these zones and current trends would lead to mass extinction in the long run, risking …

Global Warming

At Age 101, She's A World Champ Runner

Man Kaur is 101, but her routine could tire most 20-somethings.<p>Every day she wakes up at 4 a.m., bathes, washes clothes, makes tea, recites prayers until about 7 a.m. Sometimes she goes to the Gurdwara, the place of worship for Sikhs, other times she prays at home.<p>And then she goes to the track for …

Flatbread

Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay

Iceland legalises equal pay between men and women in a world first.<p>A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.<p>The legislation, which came into force on Monday, the first day of 2018, makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between …

Gender Equality

F-35 may see combat in 2018

After a very long and problematic development process, the F-35 Lightning II is about to serve on the front lines. The US Marine Corps is deploying the F-35B (the short takeoff and vertical landing variant) to ships in the Central and Pacific Command theaters in the spring and summer of 2018. The …

Military

Why Wednesday? The days of the week have a convoluted religious heritage

The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. The Romans named their days of the week after the planets, which in turn were named after the Roman gods:<p><i>dies Solis</i> “the day of the sun (then considered a planet)”• <i><br>dies Lunae</i> “the day of the moon”• <i><br>dies Martis</i>, “the day of Mars”• <i><br>dies Mercurii</i>, …

Linguistics

Saint Cyril

Saint Cyril (aka Kyrillos and Constantine the Philosopher, d. 867 CE) was a Byzantine linguist, teacher, scholar and missionary who famously preached …

Islamic State beheads 15 of its own fighters

In a bloody day for the province, a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing at least eight people.<p>><br>• ><p>A member of Afghan security forces inspects the …

When this feral child was found, his story threatened the hierarchy between human and animals

John of Liege was caught in the woods of Belgium<p>During the religious wars in Europe in the early 17th century, villagers in Liege, Belgium noticed a …

Britain crashes out of world's top 5 economies

Britain has officially abandoned its claim to be the world's fifth largest economy.<p>Treasury chief Philip Hammond acknowledged the slide on Wednesday, noting the new ranking in a series of statements meant to highlight the economy's strength.<p>"Britain is the world's sixth largest economy," Hammond …

Economy

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but now archaeologists have found the real thing hiding deep within Lake …

Art Expert Removes 200-Year-Old Yellowing Varnish From A 399-Year-Old Painting, And The Difference Is Unbelievable

A protective finish is applied to keep paintings safe from wear, but they will discolor as a result of time going by. About two hundred years ago, …

Woodworking

Archaeologists find well-preserved mummy in Egypt

CAIRO — A Russian archaeological team has discovered a well-preserved mummy from the Greco-Roman period in a wooden coffin south of Cairo, Egypt’s …

Archaeology

Theresa May accuses Russia of interfering in elections and fake news

At lord mayor’s banquet, PM launches extraordinary attack, saying actions were ‘threatening the international order’<p>Theresa May has accused Russia of meddling in elections and planting fake stories in the media in an extraordinary attack on its attempts to “weaponise information” in order to sow …

Russia

‘You can sleep when you’re dead’ is actually deadly advice, according to experts

Rocker Warren Zevon is often credited with coining the mantra that's been embraced by everyone from partying college kids to early-morning exercise evangelists: "You can sleep when you're dead."<p>Or as Bon Jovi put it, "G <i>onna live while I'm alive, I'll sleep when I'm dead.</i>"<p>It's an intoxicating …

Sleep

Varangian Guard

The mercenary Varangian Guard was an elite Byzantine army corps and the personal bodyguard of emperors beginning with Basil II in c. 988 CE. The …