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Drinking full-fat milk could protect against strokes, study suggests

Drinking full-fat milk could lead to a longer life by protecting against strokes, scientists have suggested.<p>While conventional diet advice has for decades dictated that skimmed and semi-skimmed milk is much healthier for us than full-fat milk, a study suggests that the opposite may be …

Holistic Medicine

Early Stress Makes Brains Grow Up Too Fast, and That's Not a Good Thing

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable.<p>Since 1998, scientists in the Netherlands have been watching 129 people grow up. Over those 20 years, they …

NASA nuclear reactor could enable ‘unprecedented exploration’ of space

A NASA nuclear reactor known as Kilopower could result in longer, farther, and faster space travel for astronauts after successfully passing “a …

Man has 'world's worst' super-gonorrhoea

<b>A man in the UK has caught the world's "worst-ever" case of super-gonorrhoea.</b><p>He had a regular partner in the UK, but picked up the superbug after a sexual encounter with a woman in South East Asia.<p>Public Health England says it is the first time the infection cannot be cured with first choice …

Public Health

Census 2020: US adds controversial citizenship question

<b>The 2020 US Census will ask respondents whether or not they are US citizens for the first time since 1950.</b><p>A dozen US states are suing to block the move, saying it will deter immigrants from participating.<p>Trump administration officials say the data will help the government allocate resources and …

Immigration

Trump's Legal Threats Backfire

The president is used to getting his way by bluster and intimidation, but the strategy that once worked for him is now working against him.<p>Minutes after the Stormy Daniels interview on <i>60 Minutes</i>, Team Trump fired off a heavy-breathing lawyer’s letter, bristling with phrases like “cease and desist” …

Donald Trump

All Galaxies Take a Billion Years to Rotate. Which Is Really Cool, and Totally Weird.

Big or small, dense or empty, it's one thing they all share.<p>Galaxies come in all shapes and size, and NASA's best estimates indicate there are more than 200 billion of them in the observable universe. According to the latest findings from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research …

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization in recent weeks to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known instance of the special counsel demanding records …

Donald Trump

Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in …

Cybersecurity

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Donald Trump Jr.'s wife has filed for divorce

Vanessa Haydon Trump filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's eldest son, in a Manhattan court on Thursday afternoon.<p>The divorce is not contested, meaning the president's daughter-in-law, a former model and actress, does not expect a fight over the couple's assets or …

Donald Trump

Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow

President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration.<p>Trump is now comfortable with …

Donald Trump

Florida police: Fatalities reported after pedestrian bridge collapses, crushing 8 cars

MIAMI (AP) — Florida officials said Thursday that four people have been found dead in the rubble of a collapsed South Florida pedestrian bridge where …

Does Putin's Russia reject the West?

Russia

A terrible night for Trump in Pennsylvania

<b>A special congressional election in Pennsylvania has given President Donald Trump a bloody nose and offers some key lessons for both parties.</b><p>The final results aren't in yet - Democrat Conor Lamb clings to a lead of around 500 votes out of more than 200,000, with a few thousand absentee ballots left …

Republicans

Gina Haspel - Trump's pick as CIA director

<b>Gina Haspel, the newly nominated first-ever female director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), is a career intelligence officer with more than 30 years' experience.</b><p>Controversially, she ran a prison in Thailand where suspected al-Qaeda members were tortured by waterboarding in 2002.<p>The …

Donald Trump

China's National People's Congress: Eye rolls and tame questions

<b>China's National People's Congress is in full swing with dozens of choreographed press conferences on the sidelines. From screening questions to blocking posts, Communist Party officials use these events to manage the message but even in this highly-controlled environment things can spin out of</b> …

Trump personal aide John McEntee forced out - US media

<b>The president's long-time personal aide John McEntee has been fired by the White House, according to US media.</b><p>Mr McEntee, who served as an aide since early in the campaign, was reportedly escorted by security and was not permitted to collect his belongings.<p>President Donald Trump's re-election …

Donald Trump

Trump fires Rex Tillerson as secretary of state

<b>US President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter, naming CIA Director Mike Pompeo as his replacement.</b><p>Mr Tillerson's spokesman said he only learned he was out of a job when he saw the president's tweet thanking him for his service as top US diplomat.<p>The former …

Donald Trump

Texas primary: Support for Democrats and women surges

<b>The first major vote of 2018 - the Texas primary - saw a surge in women candidates and a million Democrats turn out. What does it tell us about the state of US politics in a crucial election year?</b><p>"Historically, those in the White House have a little bit of a dip," President Trump acknowledged this …

Government

S Korean envoys 'to take message from Kim to US'

<b>South Korean envoys will bring a private message to the US from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when they meet in Washington later this week, according to reports.</b><p>They were given the undisclosed message on Monday when meeting Mr Kim in rare talks in Pyongyang, local media say.<p>It is not clear …

US juice and peanut butter face new EU tax

<b>The EU has condemned US plans for tough tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, saying they jeopardise European jobs.</b><p>EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom set out plans to retaliate against the proposed US tariffs.<p>These include higher import duties on bourbon, peanut butter, cranberries, orange …

Tariffs

A ‘Major Second Wave’ of U.S. Fracking Is About to Be Unleashed Upon the World

U.S. oil and natural gas is on the verge of transforming the world’s energy markets for a second time, further undercutting Saudi Arabia and …

Nepotism and corruption: the handmaidens of Trump's presidency | Jill Abramson

Having Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, Trump’s daughter, working in the White House is a case study of nepotism gone nuts<p>Despite its fame, The Apprentice is not the reality television show that best explains Donald Trump’s presidency. To understand what’s going on in the White House, tune into …

Donald Trump

Turns out that Geek Squad has been in the FBI's pocket for a decade

Who needs probable cause when you have geeks?<p>That appears to be the thinking of the FBI, which has been working with Best Buy's computer repair …