Rebecca Lane

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80 rich people now have as much as 50% of the rest of humanity combined

<i>This post was updated at 1:00pm ET</i><p>Billionaires are getting richer, according to a new study from Oxfam. Gather together the wealth of the world’s richest people, and you now only need 80 of them before there’s enough in the pot to equal everything owned by the poorest 50% of the rest of the world …

Income Inequality

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Items lost in the Stone Age are found in melting glaciers

Around 7,000 years ago the Earth was enjoying a warm climate. Now glaciers and patches of perennial ice in the high mountains of Southern Norway have …

German newspaper firebombed after printing Charlie Hebdo cartoon

A German newspaper in the northern port city of Hamburg that reprinted Mohammed cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo was the target …

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

Sleeper cell awakes France's worst fears in 3 days of terror

PARIS (AP) — Blood-curdling, al-Qaida-inspired murder that tore at the heart of the nation which raised him wasn't ghoulish enough for Cherif Kouachi. His body, felled by elite soldiers' bullets and stun grenades, wasn't yet cold when he also came back from the dead.<p>Kouachi had picked up the phone …

North Korea doubles its cyber warfare team to 6,000 troops

Pyongyang lavishing funds on conventional military capabilities as well as nuclear weapons, South Korean defence white paper estimates<p>North Korea has doubled the number of personnel in its cyber warfare divisions, can deploy more armoured vehicles, rocket launchers and warships and is developing a …

Eight habitable planets found orbiting distant suns in 'Goldilocks zone'

Astrophysicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, US, have found eight new planets which could support life<p>Eight new ‘Earths’ which may hold liquid water and could sustain life has been spotted orbiting a distant sun in our galaxy.<p>The new worlds double the number of …

Nasa just emailed a wrench to space

When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew just what to do. They "emailed" him one.<p>This is the first time an …

Can you live a normal life with half a brain?

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.<p>How much of our brain do we actually need? A number of stories have appeared in the news in recent …

January 2015

Out of Fuel, Venus Express Is Falling Gently to Its Death in Planet's Skies

After more than eight years orbiting Venus, the European spacecraft's comes to an end.<p>Just above the surface of Venus, one of Earth's most intrepid robots is slipping into a sulfuric hereafter.<p>Over the next few months, Venus Express will fall slowly through the 150-mile-thick (250 kilometers) …

Why Sony Pictures should release The Interview online

Not even North Korea can stop the internet<p><i>After the publishing of this article, all major US movie theater chains announced</i> <i>they would not be showing</i> The Interview<i>. The internet is not just the best option - now it’s the only one.</i><p>The dominoes fell swiftly Tuesday. The group behind the massive Sony …

Is there life on Mars? We are tantalisingly close to being able to say: ‘Yes’

Unusual clusters of methane on the Mars could be being produced by biological organisms, Nasa say<p>Since William Herschel spotted polar ice caps on Mars in the mid-17th century, astronomers have speculated that life could exist on a planet which seemed so similar to Earth.<p>But when probes began to …

How Crimea Crashed the Russian Economy

The crunch is coming for people on the street, and the Kremlin doesn’t have any good answers for them.<p>KAZAN, Russia—On Monday evening, shoppers at …

Kim Jong Un’s Kid Gloves Are Now Off

The mourning period for his late father ended today. If this Dear Leader is definitively tied to the Sony hack, we may be at the beginning of an even …

Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt Includes Child's Remains

TORONTO — She's literally one in a million.<p>The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, …

Archaeology

Skype can translate spoken Spanish to English in near real-time

Microsoft started rolling out a new feature for Skype on Monday: Skype Translator will translate communications from users using different languages …

Story of man and dagger found in UK field is finally told – 4,200 years on

Twenty-three years after Racton Man was found, archaeologists realised his dagger was oldest bronze object ever found in UK<p>For more than 4,000 years a man lay buried in a corner of a Sussex field, far from the land of his childhood, holding a rare and precious object. Then for another 23 years he …