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India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’

Leslee Udwin spent two years making a documentary on the horrific rape and killing of young medical student Jyoti Singh. And it asks, has the attack really spurred a sea change for gender equality in India?<p>Jyoti Singh, 23, had cause to celebrate. It was no ordinary Sunday. “Happiness was just a few …

Uttar Pradesh

Selfies From Space, Slush Waves, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Black Holes

Saturn

Science & InnovationReference<p>Learn more about the sixth planet in our solar system and its rings.<p>Science & InnovationReference<p>Saturn was the most distant of the five planets known to the ancients. In 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first to gaze at Saturn through a telescope. To …

Magnetism

Kew quest to prevent coffee dying out

Scientists are searching for a new coffee bean which can thrive as the climate warms, before the world’s supplies run out<p>Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew have begun a desperate bid to find a new bean of coffee which can thrive as the climate warms, before the world’s supplies run …

Australian bitcoin entrepreneur Adam Tepper dies in Thailand

The identity of an Australian man killed in a motorcycle smash in Thailand has been confirmed by his colleagues as bitcoin entrepreneur Adam Tepper.<p>Tepper, CEO of digital currency business Independent Reserve, died on Thursday, his colleague Adrian Przelozny said.<p>The 34-year-old wasn’t wearing a …

Thailand

Venezuela announces diplomatic sanctions against US

President intends to limit number of diplomats allowed to work in Venezuela and require US tourists to obtain visas.<p>Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president, plans to limit the US diplomatic presence in Venezuela and require American tourists to obtain visas, amid growing tensions between the two …

Venezuela

Bangkok police detain three over street demonstration

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police arrested three people on the streets of the capital on Sunday after they held a small gathering to “exchange views” with the country’s military junta.<p>Thai pro-democracy protester Akkarakit Noonchan (C) is detained by a police officer near Victory Monument in Bangkok …

UCLA Superbugs Reveal Stubborn Resistance Problem

Guest Post by Maryn McKenna<p>The UCLA Health System announced earlier this week that seven patients—two of whom died—became infected by highly drug-resistant bacteria that remained on pieces of medical equipment after disinfection, and 179 more were exposed to the bacteria and are at risk of …

Migrants tell of deepening chaos in Libya: 'Everyone is armed now'

Migrants attempting to get to Europe are arriving with stories of brutality inside Libya, writes Nick Squires in Lampedusa<p>Sekou Balde is living testimony to the increasing chaos and brutality that is sweeping <b>Libya</b>, as fears grow that the Islamic State terrorist group is seeking to establish a …

Deadly attack hits Shia mosque in Islamabad

<b>Islamabad -</b> At least three people have been killed and several wounded after a Shia mosque was attacked in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, in the latest act of violence to target the community.<p>Dr Ayesha Issani, the spokesperson at the PIMS hospital, where the injured are being treated, confirmed …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

Fifty Shades of Grey: ‘Neither romantic nor especially sexy’

Viv’s view<p><b>I fear that</b> what you think of <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> may say more about you than it says about the movie itself. Personally, I was preoccupied throughout by one question: who cleans the Red Room of Pain (Mr Grey’s in-house dungeon)? It is extremely tidy, well-ordered and hygienic. Someone is …

Shades of Grey

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

ESA Successfully Test-Flies Mini-Spaceplane

The future of space travel is all about reusability<p>While SpaceX aims to launch NASA’s DSCOVR satellite later tonight, the European Space Agency launched its own spaceplane earlier this morning aboard a Vega rocket.<p>Called the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle—or IXV—the spaceplane looks like a …

Organ transplants between HIV-positive patients show promise

People with HIV are living longer than ever, thanks to antiviral drugs. While that's great news for those with the virus, it also means that they're starting to face the medical complications that crop up with old age — like organ failure. Researchers have been experimenting with transplants …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …