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Broad Russian laws targeting religious ‘extremists’ used against pacifist sect

In the city of Taganrog, Jehovah’s Witnesses are accused of “extremism.”<p>In the city of Taganrog, members of the religious group stand accused of extremism.<p>TAGANROG, RUSSIA — Alexey Koptev’s transformation from a respected Soviet factory foreman to suspected extremist began in 1992 when two …

Ugly clashes at anti-Islam rallies in Australia

<b>Ten Australians have been arrested in nationwide protests involving both anti-Islam and anti-racism groups.</b><p>Six people were arrested after clashes broke out at Melton on Melbourne's outskirts on Sunday.<p>Police also subdued a seventh man, 29, with capsicum spray after he allegedly punched a horse. The …

Will emoji become a new language?

Emoji are already butting their heads with traditional words, but could they take over completely? Linguist Neil Cohn casts his expert eye over the pictures taking the world by storm.<p>The year 2015 could be called the year of the emoji. They have landed a teenage boy in a police cell and prompted …

Language

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Engineering

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

University of Wisconsin-Madison wins $234 million from Apple in patent suit

A jury has decided that Apple must pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison $234 million for infringing one of its patents, Reuters reports. The final figure is much lower than the maximum damages set for the trial, and also lower than the $400 million the university had asked for, but it's still …