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Two years' detention for UK teenager who 'cyberterrorised' US officials

Kane Gamble, 18, targeted CIA and FBI chiefs from Leicestershire housing estate<p>A teenager who rocked the US intelligence community when he tricked his way into top officials’ accounts in a campaign of “cyberterrorism” has been locked up for two years.<p>Kane Gamble, 18, founder of Crackas With …

New push in UN to end Syria's chemical weapons following strikes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States, the United Kingdom and France are pushing for an "irreversible" end to Syria's chemical weapons program, amid furious recriminations from Russia over the effectiveness and legality of a wave of US-led missile strikes on Syrian targets.<p>UN diplomats shared with CNN a new …

Middle East

What we know about the U.S. airstrikes on Syria

The U.S. led airstrikes in a coordinated attack with U.K. and French allies against the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.<p>Here's what we know about the attack:<p>What happened?<p>Precision missile strikes targeted three Syrian chemical weapons facilities: a scientific research center near Damascus, …

Middle East

U.S. and allies warn Syria of more missile strikes if chemical attacks used again

Western allies warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further attacks if chemical weapons are used again, even as Syria’s powerful backer Russia denounced the missile strikes but gave no signs of possible retaliation.<p>The flurry of statements after Friday’s coordinated strike of U.S. cruise …

Middle East

This blood test may be able to detect 8 types of cancer, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have made progress on developing an experimental blood test that could detect many types of cancer in their early stages, and possibly even their locations in the body.<p>The noninvasive blood test was shown to detect the presence of common tumors of the ovary, liver, stomach, …

Cancer

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

The UN has a new round of sanctions ready for North Korea, and it could bring Kim Jong Un to his knees

SEOUL — Newly proposed sanctions on North Korea could have a significant effect on the isolated country's already struggling economy, analysts said ahead of an expected UN Security Council vote on Friday, which will hinge on support from China and Russia.<p>Tensions have been rising over North Korea's …

North Korea

Boy Missing Visual Section of His Brain Can Somehow Still See, Stunning Doctors

Our brains are seriously incredible.<p>A seven-year-old Australian boy who is missing most of his visual cortex has surprised doctors by being able to …

Neurology

Light Pollution Is Stealing the Night

Back in 1807, London became the first city on the planet to have a street illuminated by gaslight lamps. To the city's residents, it must have seemed …

National Academy of Sciences

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Hairy, Blue Tarantulas Found Hiding in Hole-Filled Tree Stump

One dark night in the Guyana rainforest, herpetologist Andrew Snyder serendipitously shined his flashlight on "a small glint of brilliant, cobalt …

NASA has reinvented the wheel using a material that 'remembers' its shape

Mars destroys tires — so NASA reinvented the wheel by giving it a memory. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>NASA has reinvented the tire. These rover tires are made from a nickel-titanium alloy. A material that can be deformed and return back to shape.<p>The super-elastic material allows it to …

Mars Rover

US Supreme Court questions bias in 'gay wedding cake' case

<b>The US Supreme Court appeared divided after hearing heated arguments in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.</b><p>Baker Jack Phillips turned away David Mullins and Charlie Craig in making such a cake in 2012, saying it was against his Christian belief.<p>A legal …

LGBTQI

Childbirth is killing black women in the US, and here's why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was her second time lying numb in a hospital bed in North Bergen, New Jersey, with blood streaming down her legs and fear creeping into her heart.<p>At that moment, Timoria McQueen Saba thought to herself, "there's no way in the world that I'm the only woman who had this happen," she …

Pregnancy

A groundbreaking discovery reveals that wounds heal 60% faster if they occurred during the day instead of at night

Scientists recently discovered that skin cells heal more efficiently during the day. They published their findings in Science Translational Medicine. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Scientists have discovered something astonishing. Our skin heals faster if we're wounded during the …

Burns

Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire new ones

Two new reports from government watchdog agencies say the Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire new ones, and that border and immigration enforcement agencies face "significant challenges" in hiring and training new personnel.<p>The reports from the inspector general for the …

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …