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Russian Man Volunteers For First Human Head Transplant

In news that is so weird, you almost won’t believe it, a Russian man has volunteered to be the victim for the world’s first head transplant, which …

How science can help you sort out your socks

<b>It's a laborious chore - matching up socks in a big pile of washing. They never seem to come out together, but now there's an algorithm that promises to turn you into an efficient sock-sorting machine.</b><p>People often end up pulling out a sock, one at a time, and searching for its partner. But sorting …

Washing Machines

Obama to juggle security, climate, rights on final Asia trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets off this week across the Pacific for an eight-day valedictory tour through Asia.<p>Obama is to leave Wednesday to attend back-to-back summits in …

Brazil Senate debates fate of Rousseff; final vote Wednesday

BRASILIA (AP) — Senators deciding whether to oust President Dilma Rousseff headed into a long night of debate Tuesday, with so many wanting to speak that the judge presiding over the impeachment trial put off the final vote until Wednesday.<p>Many of the 81 senators signed up to speak, prompting Chief …

10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent (or Even Buy!)

The popular tiny house movement doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Some people are drawn to it because of its minimalist, eco-friendly benefits, …

A Body-Enhancing T-Shirt? Sign Us Up!

A T-shirt that makes you look better? Talk about the “holy grail” of apparel. And who better than a Frenchman to lead us into optimal …

Ministers 'should let traders sell groceries in pounds and ounces' in wake of Brexit vote

Ministers are under pressure to allow shops to sell meat, fruit and vegetables in pounds and ounces ahead of Britain leaving the European Union.<p>Customers have been asking shop owners if they can have groceries weighed in pounds and ounces rather than grams and kilograms ahead of Brexit.<p>The British …

France’s Wingsuit Graveyard Claims a Ninth Life

On August 22, 2016, Alexander Polli jumped off the cliffs of Le Brevent, adding to his near countless tally of flights down the French peak near …

Up to 15,000 bodies may be buried in mass graves in Syria and Iraq – survey

Excavations, mapping and testimony offer clearest evidence yet of scale of militant group’s crimes in conquered territories<p>A survey of mass graves in Syria and Iraq has identified 72 sites in which Islamic State buried victims of its atrocities.<p>Up to 15,000 victims of genocide and mass slaughter …

The Observer view on post-Brexit Britain’s position in the world | Observer editorial

A vulnerable Britain faces fearsome predators such as China and Russia<p>China’s senior diplomat in Britain, Liu Xiaoming, has a reputation for undiplomatic remarks. The ambassador’s infamous likening of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government to Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter’s threatening …

14 of the world's most fascinating remote places

1. Socotra<p>3. Bouvet Island<p>6. Ittoqqortoormitt, Greenland<p>10. Honolulu, Hawaii<p>12. Macquarie Island<p>13. Amundsen-Scott Scientific Station<p>14. Koryak Okrug<p>1. Socotra

Iran Is Imprisoning More Americans and Westerners

The number of Western citizens being detained and thrown in Iran's political jail, Evin prison, is increasing. Most of those being targeted are from Western countries (Europeans or Americans), who have Iranian ethnicity.<p>Even the State Department has acknowledged the increasing threat "Iran has …

The Greatest New Innovative Technologies of 2016

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and Scientific American have recently joined forces and devised a list of the top ten most innovative technologies of …

World Economic Forum

Russian track and field athlete banned from the Olympics

The one Russian track and field athlete in the Rio Olympics has been banned from competing on suspicion of doping, the International Athletics …

14 things cycling from London to Paris taught me

1. Drivers in France are far kinder to cyclists...<p>As we made our way to Dover, numerous motorists on narrow country lanes preferred to risk a cyclist’s life and/or limbs rather than just slowing down, waiting, and then overtaking at a sensible moment. In northern France, cars, vans and lorries …