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Brian Eno condemns Israeli action in Gaza as 'ethnic cleansing'

The producer and musician Brian Eno has penned an open letter addressing the current crisis in Gaza, which heavily criticises the US government's backing of Israel and asks the question: "Why does America continue its blind support of this one-sided exercise in ethnic cleansing?"<p>The piece, which …

Calamityware: For Those Who Like Their Dinner with a Side of Supernatural Disaster

These are most certainly not your grandmas' plates. (Unless yours have an off-kilter sense of humor that indulges dinosaur attacks and robot …

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'Arrogance' of ignoring need for sleep

<b>Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.</b><p>Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems".<p>They say people and …

Tests for two 'potential' US Mers cases

<b>Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case are being tested for the virus after beginning to show flu-like symptoms.</b><p>Officials at Dr P Phillips Hospital said one worker is in hospital and the second is being isolated in his home.<p>On Monday, the second US case of …

Christopher Columbus's Santa Maria wreck 'found'

<b>A US underwater investigator has said he believes he has found the wreck of the Santa Maria, the flagship of Christopher Columbus's famed expedition.</b><p>Barry Clifford said evidence "strongly suggests" a ruin off Haiti's north coast is the Santa Maria.<p>Mr Clifford's team has measured and taken photos of …

Deep-sea 'graveyard' reveals fate of dead ocean giants

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1076000/1076398_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524798467_b86482780ef03ea7c8e999cc2eef7050<p><b>The chance discovery of a deep-sea "graveyard" is helping scientists to shed light on the fate of dead ocean giants, scientists report.</b><p>Footage recorded …

Forecast possible for Irukandji box jellyfish blooms

<b>The sudden arrival of huge blooms of box jellyfish can now be predicted, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers from Australia say that monitoring changes in ocean winds can help to establish where and when Irukandji jellyfish will strike.<p>The study is published in the Journal of the Royal Society …

Hidden treasures of Dunragit bypass works revealed

<b>A £17m bypass project in southern Scotland has unearthed a "remarkable" haul of ancient artefacts.</b><p>Work is almost complete on the scheme at Dunragit in Dumfries and Galloway.<p>Transport Minister Keith Brown unveiled full details of the discoveries made during the planning and construction of the …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAME VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Although today marks <b>Vivienne Westwood</b>’s 73rd birthday, the British fashion designer still retains the rebellious punk spirit that thrust her from a …