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With 90% of the UK’s ash trees about to be wiped out, could GM be the answer?

Scientists have proposed a radical solution to help trees develop resistance to ash dieback. But critics fear there could be unpredictable effects<p>Genetically modified ash trees could replace the 80 million expected to die in the next 20 years from a deadly fungus, scientists have proposed.<p>The …

Five Technology Fundamentals That All Kids Need To Learn Now

You have probably read articles about how important it is that today’s kids to learn to code. Perhaps you’ve introduced your own children to some of the excellent tutorials from Hour of Code. Maybe they have played with Scratch (the MIT Media Lab’s great platform that makes coding accessible to …

Globalization

Russian plane crashes in Sinai, killing all 224 people on board

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> A Russian passenger plane crashed early Saturday in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people aboard, officials said.<p>Russian state media reported that many of the 217 passengers on Kogalymavia Flight 9268 were Russians returning from vacation. The passenger manifest included 17 …

Airplanes

Alan Titchmarsh: Daniel Craig and his SPECTRE co-stars shouldn't take themselves too seriously

With the new James Bond film out, Alan Titchmarsh offers the celebrities involved a pearl of wisdom<p>It will not have escaped your notice that a <b>new James Bond film</b> premiered this week, with all the hoopla that such an event entails. By all accounts, it is a corker, and as a fan of the Bond franchise, …

Investigators Search for Clues at Site of Russian Plane Crash in Egyptian Desert

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Blackbox

Fire at Romanian Metal Concert Kills 27, Injures Many

Last night in Bucharest, Romania, the Romanian metal band Goodbye to Gravity were celebrating their album release party. The show resulted in tragedy when a fire spread quickly through the venue Colectiv, CNN reports. The fire reportedly killed 27 and injured at least 187 others. The Romanian …

Extremism

27 dead over 140 hospitalized after fire broke out at metal show in Romania

<i>photo of the fireworks taking off, posted by Vlad Busca on Facebook</i><p>According to the BBC, 27 people were killed and over 140 were hospitalized after a …

Quentin Tarantino’s Father Joins Police Unions in Condemning Director

An unlikely ally has joined the NYPD and LAPD police officers unions in condemning Quentin Tarantino for his stance on police brutality: The …

Law Enforcement

The recession fearmongers might have it dead wrong

The recession fearmongers might be dead wrong.<p>We recently detailed why some economists are spooked about the economy.<p>Harvard professor Larry Summers also noted that the consensus of economists has failed to forecast a recession one year in advance in post-war America. So, once again, we may not …

27 Killed in Fire at Bucharest Heavy Metal Concert

<b>UPDATE:</b> The death toll in the fire at Bucharest nightclub Colectiv has climbed to 45, with Goodbye to Gravity drummer Bogdan Enache among the latest …

Romania