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Why We Do Still Need To 'Humanise' Muslims?

Until the people of this country stop getting their information about Islam from the Daily Mail then I do not feel we can afford to stop humanising …

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Palestine Was Never on Google Maps: Foreign Ministry

<b>Jakarta.</b> Amid the storm on social media over the State of Palestine that does not appear on Google Maps, Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Stephen Hawking

What if Brain Death Could Be Reversed?

A biotechnology company wants to bring the brain dead back to life—literally.<p>Mankind’s fascination with death has seemingly reached an all-time high. …

God Is Not Dead — but Our Ability to Be Aware of God Might Be

TIME’s 1966 cover story—which provocatively asked “Is God Dead?”—was and remains an ethnocentric proposition with …

New state of matter detected in a two-dimensional material

An international team of researchers have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter, first predicted 40 years ago, in a real material. This …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

'Buckyballs' Solve Century-Old Mystery About Interstellar Space

Researchers in Switzerland say they've solved a nearly 100-year-old astronomical mystery by discovering what's in the wispy cloud of gas that floats in the space between the stars.<p>Astronomers have known since 1922 that there was some invisible substance in between the stars. That's the year a young …

Alien life ‘unlikely’ on Rosetta comet, say mission scientists

Despite claims this week that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko may hold alien life, mission scientists think it is unlikely<p>Scientists have dismissed claims that the Rosetta comet could harbour alien life after researchers said micro-organisms could exist on the icy rock.<p>At the National Astronomy …

BBC rejects MPs' calls to refer to Islamic State as Daesh

The director general of the BBC, Tony Hall, has rejected demands from a cross-party group of MPs, including Boris Johnson and Alex Salmond, to stop the broadcaster using the term “Islamic State” to refer to the terrorist group.<p>The MPs made their demand in a letter following criticism of the BBC …

Boris Johnson

Israel's strategic position 'enhanced by chaos of Arab neighbourhood'

Israeli generals, ministers and ex-Mossad chiefs were milling around at this week’s Herzliya conference talking national security at a time of unprecedented turmoil across the Middle East. Binyamin Netanyahu, now prime minister for the fourth time, deployed his signature phase about living in a …

Israel

Israel, Saudi Arabia admit secret diplomacy for first time

Israel and Saudi Arabia have a common interest in seeing Iranian influence thwarted in the Middle East.<p>><br>• ><p>Dore Gold. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>Israel and …

Large Hadron Collider boots back up with supercharged energy levels

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is expected on Wednesday to start delivering physics data on its experiments for the first time in 27 months.<p>After nearly two years of maintenance and repair, as well as several months of recommissioning, the experiments at the world’s largest particle accelerator …

Physics

Five things you can do to be happier right now

Most people are wrong about the things that will make them happy. Professor Paul Dolan says it's actually quite simple<p>Earning more money; <b>bagging the fabulous job</b> you have always wanted or travelling the world might seem like the <b>key to happiness</b>.<p>But according to happiness expert Prof Paul Dolan, …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Meet scientists' picks for the top 10 new species of 2015

Saturday is the 308th birthday of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who took it upon himself to classify all plants and animals on Earth. Taxonomists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry celebrate the occasion by highlighting 10 fascinating species that were discovered in …

Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

Project Fi, Google’s recently announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service, appears to have a lot of demand – or at least, that’s what an email sent out to potential customers seems to imply. The email informs those who previously registered their interest in trying out the new …

Key Syria-Iraq border crossing falls to ISIL

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have reinforced their self-declared "caliphate" with the capture of the al-Tanaf to al-Walid crossing on the Damascus-Baghdad highway.<p>Al-Walid crossing is the last border crossing with Iraq that was held by the Damascus government. Except for a …

Brain implants let man control robotic arm with thoughts

A man with quadriplegia can now control a robotic arm with his mind, thanks to sensors implanted in his brain<p>A man in California who is paralysed from the neck down has had a chip implanted in his brain that allows him to control a robotic arm with his mind alone.<p>Erik Sorto, who was shot at the age …

The Brain

Be mindful of mindfulness: drug-free doesn't mean side-effect free

When it comes to psychiatric treatments, it’s not just mood-altering drugs that can have side-effects<p>My morning pills consist of a multivitamin which I’m pretty sure is useless except for making nutrient-rich urine, an antidepressant which can have the unfortunate side effect of making me happy, …

Depression

Most European men descended from just three ancestors

Almost two out of three modern European men (64 per cent) were descended from just three Bronze Age males<p>Most European men descend from just three Bronze Age dominant forefathers who began a ‘population explosion’ several thousand years ago.<p>A research team from the University of Leicester looked at …

June 2015

Diversity

Church of Scotland votes to accept ministers in same-sex civil partnerships

The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same-sex civil partnerships to be called as ministers and deacons.<p>The decision was made by the General Assembly on the Mound in Edinburgh on Saturday, where the motion was passed by 309 votes in favour and 182 against.<p>The outcome is …

LGBTQI

ISIL pulls out from key areas in Iraq's Ramadi

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have withdrawn from the main government building in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, a day after the group raised its black flag over the building in the capital of Anbar province.<p>The city's mayor and tribal leader said air strikes by the …

Britain sends 85 troops to train Syria rebels

The British Army is joining a US-led effort to train 5,000 Syrian insurgents a year in camps in Turkey and Jordan<p>Britain has sent 85 troops to Turkey and Jordan to join a new training mission for Syrian rebels, the Ministry of Defence said on Saturday.<p>The British soldiers will join an American-led …