John Collins

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India’s Heat Wave: How Extreme Heat Ravages the Body

Furnace-like conditions can overwhelm the body's natural cooling system, resulting in injury and death.<p>More than 1,800 people have died in one of the worst heat waves in India’s recent history. Temperatures nearing 122°F (50°C) melted roads in New Delhi and scorched crops in the fields. It proved …

Banning legal highs: the biggest obstacle is the human brain | Dean Burnett

Science,Legal highs,Drugs policy,Society,Politics,Neuroscience,Psychology,UK news,Drugs,Drugs,Theresa May,Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)<p>There has been considerable confusion and concern around new government plans to ban legal highs. Scientifically, the only solution is to ban the human brain<p>New …

Researcher accused of fraud in gay marriage study responds to critics

Michael LaCour, the UCLA political scientist accused of falsifying results in a highly publicized same-sex marriage study, lashed back at his critics late Friday by issuing a 23-page response that also included apologies for "misrepresenting survey incentives and funding."<p>LaCour has been at the …

Same-sex Marriage

US, Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline

GENEVA (AP) — A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic …

Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw …

Human Rights

U.S. defense chief to China: End South China Sea expansion

<b>(CNN) —</b> As China rapidly builds new artificial islands in the South China Sea to expand its territory claim there, Washington is adamantly refusing to recognize those claims.<p>On Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for "an immediate and lasting halt" to the practice.<p>"The United States …

John Bercow dragged back as Speaker as MPs fight to find somewhere to sit

Dennis Skinner keeps his slot, Diane Abbott pals up with Mhairi Black and Labour newcomers adorn ‘the beautful bench’<p>We have have been promised a Conservative government with a radical beating heart. A condition so unusual that the prime minister chose to reaffirm it on Monday morning at a GP …

BBC Crew Arrested In Qatar While Reporting On Poor Living Conditions Of World Cup Laborers

Adding to the growing list of missteps made by Qatari officials ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a BBC crew, invited by the Qatari prime minister's office to take a look at recently constructed housing, ended up getting arrested for nothing more than "doing [their] jobs," they say.<p>After hearing of …

ISIL captures strategic Syrian city of Palmyra

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have taken full control of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, according to activists and a monitoring group.<p>The Syrian army has collapsed and ISIL has taken over the city, also known as Tadmur, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human …

Exclusive: China warns U.S. surveillance plane

<b>Above the South China Sea (CNN) —</b> The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.<p>The series of man-made islands and the massive Chinese military build-up on them have alarmed the …

David Cameron 'strongly urges' expenses watchdog to drop MPs' £7,000 pay rise

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said Mr Cameron 'does not agree' with a proposal from the independent MPs’ expenses watchdog to give MPs a £7,000 backdated pay rise<p>David Cameron has “strongly urged” the parliamentary watchdog not to give new MPs a 10 per cent pay rise within months.<p>The …

Prince Charles' secret letters to the British government are about to published - here's why they could be damaging

Secret letters sent from Prince Charles to British government ministers will finally be published on Wednesday after a 10-year legal battle to reveal …