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Climate deal likely at Paris 2015 conference after G7 decarbonization pledge says Sir David King

The UK's top climate change diplomat has spent the past 18 months making 62 trips around the world to secure a climate deal in Paris this …

Aren't you interested in the hairstyles of male cosmonauts, too? What it is to be a woman in Moscow

As Yelena Serova prepared to make history last September by becoming the first Russian woman to visit the International Space Station, her pre-liftoff press conference was dominated by questions about how her 11-year-old daughter would cope in her absence, and how she would style her hair in zero …

Domestic Violence

New deaths as S Korea sets up MERS clinics countrywide | South Korea News

South Korea has announced it will set up designated clinics in all major cities to treat Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as President Park Geun-hye postponed a planned trip to the US amid growing public alarm over the outbreak.<p>As the death toll rose to nine and the number of confirmed …

MERS

Scientists break 75-million-year-old dinosaur fossils and find blood cells

Scientists analyzing fragments of poorly preserved dinosaur bones excavated more than a century ago have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibers, soft tissues that thus far have only found rarely, on extremely well-preserved fossils.<p>The discovery -- which suggests that soft …

Paleontology

Honey-based mead may curb antibiotic resistance, say makers | Reuters

Scientists in Sweden are launching their own mead - an alcoholic beverage made from a fermented mix of honey and water - based on old recipes which they say could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance.<p>Together with a brewery, the scientists who have long studied bees and their honey, have …

Honey Bees

It’s the ‘end of the world’ yet again... but we feel fine

Apparently an asteroid is going to hit the earth in September. But the doomsday predictors have been wrong a few times before<p>Here we go again. Brace yourselves, everybody - <b>the world is reportedly going to end in September</b>, according to a prediction made by Isaac Newton, <b>as interpreted by this</b> …

Asteroids

Fake cell towers reportedly used to spy on residents in London

More than 20 fake mobile phone towers have been found intercepting cellphone communications across London, reports Sky News.<p>The news company says it used specialized security software over the course of three weeks to detect signs of IMSI catcher activity. These devices, also known as Stingrays, …

Surveillance

Fraunhofer tech to allow less conspicuous smartglasses

Smartglasses, or augmented reality glasses, may have found niches in military and industrial circles, but haven't really caught on with consumers for …

Are The Vaccine Court's Requirements Too Strict?

Imagine that you're a judge, and you're asked to decide the case brought by Mary and Dave Wildman.<p>Back in 1997, Mary took the couple's 1-year-old son, Nicholas, to the doctor for the combination vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. Right after the MMR shot, Mary says, Nicholas started crying …

Public Health

If you knock at midnight, I will respond: PM Modi to Muslim leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a delegation of Muslim leaders that he will be available even at midnight to address concerns of the minority …

India

‘Anti-Iran sanctions can’t go on forever’

<b>US President Barack Obama says anti-Iran sanctions cannot continue forever.</b><p>In a Friday interview with Israel’s Channel 2 aired on Tuesday, Obama said …

It's make-or-break time for Greece

Greece and its international creditors have exchanged proposals to reach a deal to unlock 7.2 billion euros ($8.0 billion) to help Athens make Friday's repayment, but months of fractious talks have been deadlocked over creditors' insistence that Athens undertake greater reforms which Greece's …

Michael Ware: Australian war correspondent on Islamic State, almost being beheaded, and 'the dark chamber of my heart'

The only war correspondent to survive being kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Iraq has opened up about his time there and what he calls "the dark chamber of …

Al-Qaeda

Islamic State: 10,000 militants killed in nine-month coalition campaign in Iraq, Syria, US says

More than 10,000 Islamic State (IS) fighters have been killed in Iraq and Syria since the international coalition started its campaign against the …

Middle East

Paris meeting brings no new strategy against 'IS' | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 03.06.2015

Speaking to journalists outside the Foreign Ministry in Paris, Frank-Walter Steinmeier had little to add to what was said during an official press …

Rick Santorum Wants Pope Francis To Stop Talking About Climate Change

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he loves Pope Francis, but he wants the pontiff to stop talking about climate change.<p>Santorum, a devout Catholic, told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano on Monday that the pope should "leave science to the scientists."<p>His comments come as the …

What does the rapid advance of Artificial Intelligence mean for humanity?

Artificial Intelligence has always been hyped by its often charismatic enthusiasts; lately it seems that the hype may be coming true. Media pundits, …

Women are, after all, better drivers than men

Female drivers outscore males in a month-long study<p>Driving's battle of the sexes appears to have been won by women, according to a survey.<p>Female drivers outscored males not only in in-car tests but also when observed anonymously using one of the UK's busiest junctions - Hyde Park Corner.<p>But another …

Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Interface Studio Architects (ISA)’s LEED Platinum Roxbury E+ townhouses are paving the way toward more energy-efficient housing in Boston. Completed …

Renewable Energy

Saudi warns rebels over Yemen truce breaches

The coalition accused Iran-backed rebels of violating the ceasefire for the second day in a row by carrying out military operations, including shelling Saudi troops in the border zone and targeting citizens' homes, according to a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.<p>The coalition …