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100 Women: The scientists championing their indigenous ancestors' discoveries

<b>Indigenous peoples around the world have understood the stars, tides and local ecosystems for hundreds of years but experts say their insights have often been overlooked. Now some female scientists are striving to highlight their achievements and collect the scientific heritage of their communities</b> …

‘We can't be quiet’: Gruffalo co-creator and fellow illustrators respond to Brexit

Axel Scheffler among children’s illustrators across EU to channel ‘anger and sadness and disbelief’ into gallery of images<p>The Gruffalo’s co-creator, Axel Scheffler, has enlisted leading children’s illustrators to create thought-provoking visions of Europe in response to Brexit.<p>Drawings for Europe …

Europe

Priti Patel And Boris Johnson Must Both Be Sacked, Says Tory MP Anna Soubry

Theresa May told to show 'courage' with major reshuffle.<p>Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>Both Priti Patel and Boris Johnson should either resign or be …

Ancient coptic tombstone found along Egypt's avenue of Sphinxes

Archaeologists unearthed an ancient Coptic tombstone during a dig Sunday (Oct. 22), according to Egypt's antiquities ministry.<p>The tombstone is decorated with a cross and Coptic inscriptions that were carved onto a limestone block, the ministry said. It measures about 1.2 feet by 3 feet (38 by 98 …

Archaeology

Monsanto Attacks Scientists After Studies Show Trouble For Weedkiller Dicamba

In a normal year, Kevin Bradley, a professor of weed science at the University of Missouri, would have spent his summer testing new ways to control a troublesome little plant called water hemp.<p>This has not been a normal year.<p>"I don't even talk about weed management anymore," Bradley tells me, and …

Agriculture

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Military Aircraft

Yes, That Is a Giant Centipede Eating a Whole Snake Because Why Not

How delightful.<p>From the seedy underbelly of the natural world where invertebrates prey on anything they can get their fangs on, we have brand new …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

'Surreal' Phone Call Helped Make This Test Pilot an Astronaut

Terry Virts tells how he became a spaceman — and what he learned about having the 'right stuff'<p>The call from NASA was one of the most wonderful and surreal events of my life. It came on July 20, 2000, the 31st anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. I was in a meeting at Edwards Air Force Base …

Space Science

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

Creativity

Pokémon Go players rescued after getting lost in Wiltshire caves

Three fire engine crews and two rope rescue units helped teenagers who entered Box caves to play augmented reality game<p>Mine rescue experts and firefighters had to come to the aid of a group of teenagers after they became hopelessly lost in Wiltshire while searching for Pokémon Go characters deep …

Pop Goes The Movies: The Best Songs In Films

From the mid-40s through to the 60s, Hollywood musicals revelled in a golden age, bequeathing the world a host of songs – ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, …

Cameron accuses EU leave campaigners of telling six lies

Prime minister says it is time to call out Brexit campaigners on untruths being told to ‘con people into taking a leap in the dark’<p>David Cameron has accused the leave campaign of telling six lies about the EU, amid signs of panic in the remain camp about their opposition gaining momentum.<p>The prime …

r3 Architetti - Project - FROM SHOP TO LOFT

On the shore of an idyllic white sanded beach in New Zealands Coroman...<p>Lambeth Marsh House had been left unoccupied for over 10 years and is …

Architecture

Italy’s top court rules that stealing food is not a crime if you’re poor and hungry

Impoverished Italians who end up stealing small amounts of food because they’re hungry are not committing a crime, the country’s highest court has ruled.<p>The Supreme Court of Cassation overruled a theft conviction against Roman Ostriakov, a homeless Ukrainian, who stole cheese and sausages worth …

Italy

Housing Bill: 13 House Of Lords Amendments Rejected As Government Defends 'Pernicious' 'Pay To Stay'

Reconstruction job thwarted in Commons<p>Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire<p>The Government has seen off attempts to have to its flagship housing reforms demolished …

UK elections 2016 at a glance: the key points and results

Who won, who lost, what changed: the latest developments in the local, Scottish and Welsh elections<p>Live results tracker<p>London mayoral election<p><b>The</b><b>Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan, is on course to be elected the capital’s first Muslim mayor.</b> The provisional result shows Khan with 44% of the vote, nine …

Donald Trump backs Brexit: Britain would be better off outside EU, says Republican candidate

Donald Trump has waded into the Brexit debate by stating that Britain would be "better off without" the European Union.<p>The Republican presidential candidate, said "migration has been a horrible thing for Europe" and that Britain should leave.<p>His statement came as David Cameron vowed to oppose Mr …

Jeremy Corbyn: leaving EU would lead to ‘bonfire of rights’

Labour leader stresses need for international cooperation in speech calling for Britain to stay in EU<p>Jeremy Corbyn has responded to calls for him to step up the fight for Britain to remain in the European Union with a speech stressing the need for international cooperation to boost workers’ rights, …

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Art

Ted Cruz: Obama anti-Brexit campaign will see 'England pull out of EU'

Texas senator addresses reports of Obama visit to UK before referendum Cruz would also reinstate bust of Churchill in Oval Office<p>Barack Obama’s reportedly impending visit to the United Kingdom will make the country’s exit from the European Union more likely, Ted Cruz told reporters on …

Temporary Tattoos Specially Designed with an Old School Twist

Designer Wilma Boekholt (of Tattoorary) creates temporary tattoos, but with an old school twist. In February 2014, the artist felt that there was a need for temporary tattoos with a distinctly authentic look. Though she absolutely loves tattoos, Boekholt isn't the type to commit long-term, which is …

Body Art
Geopolitics

In Sydney, an architect erects a luxurious house shaped like a, erm, phallic symbol

Architecture

Paper Art Made with Recycled Old Books

Cecilia Levy, a Swedish artist, came out with an idea to make a good use of the old books she didn’t want to store anymore. Instead of throwing them …

I’m a survivor of female genital cutting and I’m speaking out – as others must too

My aunt cut my genitals when I was seven years old. The culture of silence surrounding this FGM/C means laws alone won’t stop it<p>I was sitting in an anthropology seminar at the University of Texas cramming for a final, only half-listening to a fellow classmate describe her research project. “Female …

Meet the FGM Survivors Fighting Against the 'Organized Crime Against Gender'

Almost 140,000 women in the UK live with the shame and devastating side effects of female genital mutilation. But some survivors are starting to fight back.<p>When the day came, Hoda Ali and her sister got their hair and nails done. Relatives had organized a party and brought gifts. The festive …

Female Genital Mutilation

'Education not mutilation' Ban Ki-moon tells UN FGM conference

‘Focus on Girls’ Minds’, UN general secretary tells New York event<p>End FGM: join the Guardian media campaign<p>FGM should stand for Finally Girls Matter, or Focus on Girls’ Minds, the UN general secretary told a UN summit in New York last week.<p>“Let’s shift the focus from mutilation to education... …

'I Thought Everyone In Britain Underwent FGM'. This Young Woman Is Speaking Out About The Barbaric Practice

Najma* was walking home with a friend from school when she asked her if she too had been "cut".<p>"She just gave me a blank stare," the 20-year-old …

Female genital 'nicks' should be legal as FGM compromise, 2 gynecologists say

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries that have banned female genital mutilation (FGM) should allow less invasive practices such as small surgical nicks to girls' genitalia as a compromise, two American gynecologists said on Monday.<p>But campaigners against FGM strongly criticized the …

Gender