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When Did The Atlantic Ocean Form? Scientists Find Firm Date From Land And Marine Life Analysis

Once upon a time, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean were one body of water without separate names or identities. The oceans parted millions of …

Zika researchers seeking volunteers willing to be infected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.<p>It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study — this winter, when mosquitoes aren't biting — to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines.<p>The quest for a vaccine began less …

Public Health

Possible Earth-like planet discovered orbiting star nearest Earth

The scientific rumor mill is saying that astronomers in Chile have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting the star nearest Earth, Alpha Proxima, …

Here's How Scientists Are Going to Save The World From Annihilation

Move over, superheroes.<p>It’s no secret that the planet is in serious trouble. By August 8 this year, we’d already used up an entire year’s worth of …

Bill Gates

Science Says Being Male and a Breadwinner Is Bad for Your Health

If you are the main provider for your family, scientists say you may well face health issues.<p>Men who earn more money than their wives show a declining health and psychological well-being, according to new research by Christin Munsch, a sociologist from the University of Connecticut.<p>"When you're a …

Social Sciences

Smartphone-Connected Contact Lenses Give New Meaning to 'Eye Phone'

Apps allow you to link your smartphone to anything from your shoes, to your jewelry, to your doorbell — and soon, you may be able to add your contact …

University of Washington

Biologists are close to reinventing the genetic code of life

The term "life hacking" usually refers to clever tweaks that make your life more productive. But this week in Science, a team of scientists comes a …

Science Says You Should Get Checked for Diabetes if You Do This (Especially at Work)

Research suggests that extended naps might have a close link with metabolic syndrome and diabetes for modern workers.<p>If you're constantly reaching for a caffeinated brew on the job and can't seem to resist a luxuriously long snooze, there's a chance you might be developing metabolic syndrome or …

Diabetes

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

Scientists May Have Found A Way We Can Use Our Phones Before Bed Without Ruining Our Sleep

So we can scroll to our heart's content.<p>We all know how using our phones and devices in bed is having a negative impact on our sleep patterns.<p>Sleep …

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Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

Dark Matter

Zika virus could have Alzheimer's-like effect in adults

Zika can “wreak havoc” on the brains of adults and cause major, lasting damage, according to a new study. The research could overthrow the assumption …

Puerto Rico

British woman killed in French Alps avalanche

A British woman is among three mountaineers who were killed when an avalanche swept into them in the Mont-Blanc range of the French Alps, reports said.<p>BFM television news channel said the woman, understood to be Anglo-Polish, died along with a Slovak woman and their German guide while on the Mont …

Mountaineering

Nearly 18,000 have died after 'appalling abuse' in Syrian jails, says Amnesty

Syrianauthorities are committing torture on a "massive scale" in government prisons including beatings, electric shocks, rape and psychological abuse that amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said on Thursday.<p>More than 17,700 people are estimated to have died in custody in Syria …

Middle East

China steps up 'military cooperation' with Assad as top admiral visits Damascus

China is to step up personnel training and humanitarian assistance to President Bashar al Assad’s Syrian government, state media reported on Thursday, in a signal of growing concern in Beijing about the course of Syria’s civil war.<p>Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, who heads China's office for international …

Australian minister admits hundreds of migrants have been 'stranded' on nearby islands

The fate of hundreds of migrants deported by Australia to a remote Pacific island remains uncertain after the Australian government refused to resettle them, insisting they return to their home countries or remain in the poverty-stricken nation of Papua New Guinea.<p>Peter Dutton, Australia’s …

Australia

Campaigners in Italy fight to block building of new mosque close to Leaning Tower of Pisa

Campaigners in Tuscany are fighting against a plan to build a mosque a few hundred yards from the Leaning Tower of Pisa.<p>They are concerned that it is too close to the stone tower, one of Italy’s best known tourist attractions, and fear that it could become a centre for radicalisation of local …

Italy

Sakshi Malik wins India's first medal at Rio Olympics

Rio 2016 Banner logo<p>Female wrestler Sakshi Malik has secured India’s first medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, ushering in a sense of relief across the country.<p>The 23-year-old Indian defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in a dramatic finish in the 58kg freestyle wrestling category, making a …

Syrian warplanes hit Kurdish-held territory for first time in five-year war

Syrian government warplanes bombed Kurdish-held areas of the northeastern city of Hasaka on Thursday for the first time in the five-year-old civil war, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and a monitoring group said.<p>People's Protection Units (YPG) spokesman Redur Xelil said the air strikes had hit …

Middle East

The little boy from Aleppo who jolted the conscience of the world - the story behind the photograph

With his face caked in dust and splattered with his own blood, the Syrian father began to dig through the rubble of what had been - until moments earlier - his family’s home.<p>He barely paused as he pulled his five-year-old son Omran from the wreckage caused by the Russian airstrike. Somewhere …

Louisiana pastor who believes flooding sent to punish gays driven from home by floods

A pastor who believes that natural disasters are sent by God to punish gay people has been driven out of his home by severe flooding sweeping Louisiana.<p>The death toll from historic flooding rose to 13 on Thursday as receding waters exposed the extent of devastation in the hard-hit southern US state.<p>…

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US confirms $400 million payment to Iran was linked to release of American prisoners

The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 million (£304 million) cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners.<p>It is the first time the US has so clearly linked the two events, which critics have painted as a hostage-ransom arrangement.<p>…

Swimmers leave Brazil to jeers after robbery row as US officials apologise for 'unacceptable behaviour'

Rio 2016 Banner logo<p>Brazilian authorities let two US swimmers leave Rio on Thursday after they retracted a claim to have been victims of a dramatic mugging during the Olympic Games, officials said.<p>Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were given back their confiscated passports and "recently departed Rio," …

Brazil

George Osborne 'fires Rambo-style machine gun in Vietnam'

George Osborne has reportedly been spotted in a Vietnam jungle firing a machine gun.<p>Mr Osborne was sacked from the Cabinet by Theresa May when she took office in July having served as Chancellor since 2010.<p>But a video posted online by The Daily Mirror appears to show the MP for Tatton enjoying his …

Vietnam

British man imprisoned in Dubai over Facebook post

A British man was locked up in a Dubai police cell after he posted a link on his Facebook page to an online campaign raising money for refugees in Afghanistan.<p>Scott Richards, a 42-year-old economic development adviser from Adelaide who has both British and Australian citizenship, spent more than …

United Arab Emirates

Paul Manafort resigns as Donald Trump's campaign chairman after Ukraine payment accusations

Paul Manafort, the controversial campaign chairman for Donald Trump, resigned yesterday after a slew of damaging accusations about his ties to Russia and a high-profile reshuffle of Mr Trump’s team.<p>Mr Manafort handed in his resignation three days after Mr Trump effectively sidelined him by bringing …

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