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A Texas Doctor Will Not Serve Jail Time After Raping A Patient While She Was Sedated

Sheikh was arrested in 2015, two years after the attack. After reviewing the evidence, the Texas Medical Board suspended his license, citing his …

Crime

Weedkiller found in wide range of breakfast foods aimed at children

Significant levels of the weedkilling chemical glyphosate have been found in an array of popular breakfast cereals, oats and snack bars marketed to US children, a new study has found.<p>Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of …

Glyphosate

A graphene breakthrough hints at the future of battery power

Catch the 1E bus from central Belgrade, Serbia, and you’ll be riding the future.<p>The five Chariot e-buses that operate on this route are some of the …

Graphene

Either This Data is Incorrect or These Physicists Just Changed the World

A paper posted to arXiv last month claims to have achieved superconductivity at room temperature, but other physicists say the data may be incorrect.<p>When it comes to applied quantum mechanics, there are two “holy grails” in the field.<p>One is building a large scale quantum computer and the other is …

Quantum Physics

'Shell shock' as Cambridge tortoise dug out of drainpipe

<b>A tortoise had to be dug out of a deep drainpipe 28 days after disappearing, when his scratching was heard by his shell-shocked owners.</b><p>Herman had managed to get deep inside a pipe which was buried several feet below his Cambridge garden.<p>After digging a trench through soil and hardcore for six …

RSPCA

Royal wedding 2018: Windsor homeless bus impounded by police

<b>A double-decker bus offering refuge to rough sleepers in Windsor has been seized by police ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.</b><p>Thames Valley Police said The Ark Project charity's 10-bed bus was impounded due to an issue with the driver's licence.<p>The charity said it would pay £1,500 to …

Royal Weddings

I'm not the 'right kind of Jew' for Israel's current government – and I'm proud of it | Opinion

Sunday night, crossing the border from Egypt to Israel, my friend Simone Zimmerman and I were detained and questioned by Israeli security services …

Israel

A million forgotten women of the two World Wars could finally get the tribute they deserve

Campaigners want to honour the memory of the women who built the bombs which saved Britain.<p>Labour MP Ruth Smeeth is spearheading the fight for a …

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Royal Institute of British Architects caught in racism row and issues gagging order to presidential candidate

A racism row at the Royal Institute of British Architects has led to the organisation sending a gagging order to one of the candidates standing for its Presidency.<p>Elsie Owusu OBE, the first chair of the Society of Black Architects, was handed a cease and desist letter by the honorary secretary of …

Architecture

Growing new immune system could end misery of Crohn's disease

Stem cell transplants could the end misery of Crohn's disease, scientists hope.<p>A clinical trial has begun which will use stem cells to grow a new immune system for people with the condition which causes inflammation in the digestive system, leading to chronic pain and extreme tiredness.<p>Around …

Immune System

The Coming Worm Apocalypse Should Terrify You

Worms may not be warm and fuzzy, but their essential role in many ecosystems across this planet makes them canaries in the agricultural coal mine.<p>You …

Farming

Boris Johnson Branded 'Racist' For Saying Women Who Wear Burkas 'Look Like Letter Boxes'

"This latest insult cannot be laughed off, as they often are."<p>Dan Kitwood via Getty Images<p>Boris Johnson has been branded “racist” for describing …

Boris Johnson

Farmers using medieval methods to combat rural crime

Farmers are resorting to medieval methods to combat rural crime which has risen to its highest level in four years, an increase being blamed on organised criminal gangs and policing cuts.<p>Offences against farmers and other rural businesses cost an estimated £44.5m last year, an increase of 13.4% …

Farming

This hilarious White House press briefing transcript is the dystopian satire we need

White House press briefings are endlessly bizarre. With so many strange and inexplicable moments brought to us by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee …

The White House

Hiroshima bomber tasted lead after nuclear blast, rediscovered Enola Gay recordings reveal

Taped recordings and transcripts of interviews with the pilot and crew of the Enola Gay have been donated to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 40 years after they were apparently lost and 73 years after the aircraft dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the city.<p>The 27 tapes cover 30 …

Hiroshima

Vote Leave's targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook

<b>The official Vote Leave campaign spent more than £2.7m on targeting ads at specific groups of people on Facebook - helping it to win the 2016 EU referendum.</b><p>The US social media giant has now released these ads to a committee of MPs investigating fake news - meaning everyone, not just those they were …

Great Britain

The courts can’t make Tini Owens love her husband | Suzanne Moore

Seriously? This woman is a captive. Is she not allowed to leave?<p>If you stay in a marriage 40 years before deciding to leave, you might imagine nobody could accuse you of not having at least given it a go. If you have actually moved out to escape a loveless relationship, you might imagine a divorce …

Owens

The EU has just passed a law that could end the problems with free movement which led to Brexit in the first place

Yesterday the European parliament passed a new law that will end the conflation of free movement of people with the undercutting of local workers by …

Cave rescue: Boys and football coach free from Tham Luang

<b>Divers in northern Thailand have rescued all 12 boys and their football coach from flooded caves, 17 days after they got trapped underground.</b><p>Their plight and the massive, dangerous three-day-long operation to free them gripped the world's attention.<p>The group was cut off on 23 June after heavy rains …

Thai Navy

Outrage at photos of American woman posing with giraffe she shot dead in South Africa

Images of an American hunter posing with the body of a black giraffe she killed in South Africa have triggered an online backlash after going viral on social media.<p>Thousands of Twitter users expressed outrage at Tess Thompson Talley, 37, for killing the giraffe on a hunting trip last …

Britain doesn’t just glorify its violent past: it gets high on it | Afua Hirsch

The defensive, patriotic narrative of empire has become a drug. Like all addicts, those hooked on it cannot stomach critique<p>It feels like I live in the middle of a culture war. On one side is a kind of state-sponsored amnesia. It’s pervasive. It’s an Oscar-winning movie perpetuating the idea that …

History

Most-polluting wood burners could be banned in effort to improve UK air quality

The government is planning to bring in tougher regulations on household wood burners and fires in a bit to cut UK air pollution.<p>New legislation will …

8 Remarkable Body Features That You Probably Don't Have

The human body is pretty incredible.<p>But some bodies are, shall we say, more incredible than others. Your genetics can give you a superpower—even if …

Abraham Badru Hackney murder: Son shooting was 'revenge'

<b>The mother of a man who was shot dead outside his home believes he was killed as revenge for helping to convict a gang of rapists.</b><p>Abraham Badru was shot in the chest in Dalston, east London, on 25 March while speaking on the phone with a friend.<p>The 26-year-old received a bravery award in 2009 after …

East London

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

The Breakfast Club

A librarian discovered the secret codes used by elderly library-goers

A librarian has given the Twittersphere an insight into the world of elderly library-goers and their mysterious ways.<p>Twitter user and library-worker …

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to five years for killing antelopes

The Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail for poaching a protected species of Indian antelope, in the latest twist to an off-screen life almost as dramatic as the epics he has starred in.<p>A court in Rajasthan state on Thursday found Khan, one of the world’s …

Why Jeremy Corbyn should be applauded for going to the Jewdas Seder

I emerged from the now notorious Jewdas Seder half drunk on four cups of wine and half on the joys of spring - my heart full from a really rowdy …

Why I’m glad Corbyn came to the Jewdas Seder

Last night I attended a Seder to celebrate the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover), held in Islington by a group called Jewdas. Before the fourth …

Christianity