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Deadly respiratory virus MERS just spread to Thailand

At an international meeting of health organizations on Wednesday, June 17, the WHO said South Korea had taken too long to deal with the epidemic. The outbreak of the virus, they said, was a "wakeup call for all countries" to prepare.<p>MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, is a viral …

Public Health

Pope Francis just took a huge step to uniting religion with science

Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "there are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is."<p>But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith.<p>In Thursday's …

Christianity

Escaped New York Killers Added to Most Wanted List

Two convicted killers still on the loose after staging a dramatic prison escape in upstate New York almost two weeks ago on Thursday were added to the U.S. Marshals’ “15 Most Wanted” list of fugitives.<p>David Sweat, 35, and Richard Matt, 48, used power tools to saw through their cells and escape …

Crime

Trying to avoid war, US and China build uneasy alliance

<b>As US and China officials meet in Washington for high-level talks, the relationship between the countries is increasingly tense and awkward, even as they try to build an alliance.</b><p>America and China of are playing a high-stakes game in the South China Sea. Things are tense in Washington, too.<p>After …

China

U.S., Russian aircraft came within 10 feet over Black Sea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Russian fighter jet, flying at high speed, came within 10 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea late last month, several U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.<p>The Russian jet flew alongside the U.S. plane at the same altitude, …

Military

Pakistan orders Save the Children to leave country

<b>Pakistan has ordered the charity Save the Children to leave the country, with an official accusing the NGO of "anti-Pakistan" activities.</b><p>Police have sealed off their offices in Islamabad and foreign staff given 15 days to leave the country.<p>Save the Children said it "strongly objected" to the action.<p>…

Save the Children

Letters From Einstein About God (and Toys) Sell for $420,625

LOS ANGELES — When he wasn't busy scribbling out the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein seems to have spent a fair amount of time writing letters involving topics such as God, his son's geometry studies, even a little toy steam engine an uncle gave him when he was a boy.<p>More than two dozen of …

Real 'Jurassic World' Scientist Says We Could Bring Back Dinosaurs As Pets

Paleontologist Jack Horner, inspiration and advisor for 'Jurassic Park,' speaks<p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we can't wait to see <i>Jurassic World</i>, which opens in theaters nationwide today. I mean, who can resist velociraptor biker gangs:<p>But we were also curious about the real scientific research that …

Dinosaurs

Illegal buttocks surgeon jailed in US after Briton dies

<b>A woman who performed illegal plastic surgeries under the name "Black Madam" has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison.</b><p>Padge-Victoria Windslowe, 43, used industrial-grade silicone to increase the size of women's buttocks.<p>The procedure killed a 20-year-old London dancer who travelled to …

Crime

A Judge Found Probable Cause to Charge the Cop Who Shot 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice With Murder

The Cleveland resident was playing in a park with a toy gun when he was shot to death in November.<p>Back in November, a 12-year-old named Tamir Rice was playing with a fake gun in a Cleveland park when a concerned citizen called 9-1-1. Although the caller noted that his weapon was "probably fake," …

South Korea reports another death and new infections from MERS outbreak | DW | 04.06.2015

Four people have now died from an outbreak of MERS in South Korea, the country's health ministry has announced. The latest victim was a 76-year-old …

NIH Stops Making Medicines After Finding Fungus

The National Institutes of Health has suspended all manufacturing of medical products after finding some were contaminated with fungus.<p>It has stopped all clinical trials that use products made in its facility while it checks everything and tried to find out just what went wrong. Six patients who …

Police try to determine if 3 Colorado shootings are linked

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Police in northern Colorado are investigating any possible link between the slaying of a man on a neighborhood sidewalk and …

Fort Collins

DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events<p>Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered.<p>Previously large …

Genetics

Doyle: FIFA’s hush money to Ireland over Henry handball is worst insult of all

Of all the revelations about alleged corruption at FIFA and the shenanigans of its executives, from Sepp Blatter down to the hobbit-like U.S. soccer administrator Chuck Blazer keeping a luxury apartment for his cats in Manhattan, one has struck with a particular blistering sting.<p>It's this: The …

Chinese Hackers Snare Data From Millions of Federal Workers

A massive data breach affects more than 1 percent of the American population—and it’s precisely those whose information a foreign government would most want to have.<p>It has not been a good year for federal government data security.<p>In October alone, Russian government hackers breached unclassified …

Russian Government

Texas doctors do world's first skull-scalp transplant

Opening a new frontier in transplant surgery, Texas doctors have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man who suffered …

Medicine

Guatemalan teenager burnt to death as mob stands around filming her

The murder of a 16-year-old girl was filmed after she was accused by the mob of killing a 68-year-old taxi driver, Carlos Enrique González Noriega<p>A 16-year-old girl in Guatemala has been burnt to death, as a mob of braying townspeople stand around filming her die.<p>The footage from the lynching, …

Young Australian women trying to join IS, say police

<b>As many as 12 young women have tried to leave Melbourne to join the Islamic State (IS) militant group, according to Australian police.</b><p>The women, aged between 18 and 29, have been recruited on social media.<p>Five of them are now living with IS militants in the conflict zones, according to a special …

Middle East

National Spelling Bee ends in a tie for second year in a row

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.<p>So they shared the title, making history in two different ways.<p>The bee hadn't ended in a tie for 52 years -- …

Royal Navy ship HMS Bulwark rescues 300 migrants

British Naval ship HMS Bulwark has rescued over 300 migrants crammed into a wooden boat<p>A British naval ship has rescued more than 300 migrants crammed into a wooden boat in the Mediterranean.<p><b>HMS Bulwark</b> intercepted the endangered ship as it <b>attempted to cross waters north of Libya</b> and dispatched …

Ex-Speaker Hastert charged with lying to FBI about hush money withdrawals

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance to cover-up wrongdoing in his past, then lied to the FBI when asked about suspicious cash withdrawals from several banks, federal prosecutors alleged Thursday.<p>The stunning …

Grand Jury Indicts Six Officers In Freddie Gray Case

A grand jury has indicted six Baltimore officers on a range of charges after State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby presented her department's investigation into the death of Freddie Gray.<p>In a press conference Thursday, Mosby announced that the grand jury charged all six officers in connection to Gray's …

Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill but plans changes

The Illinois legislature joined the movement to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot, passing a measure Thursday that would bar arrest for the offense.<p>Carrying small amounts of marijuana would result in a fine instead of an arrest under a measure approved Thursday by the Illinois …

US admits killing two children in Syria air strikes

Pentagon makes first admission that civilians have died as a result of aerial campaign against Isil<p>US air strikes against Islamist extremists in <b>Syria</b> killed two children by mistake, officials said on Thursday, marking the first time the American military acknowledged inflicting civilian casualties …

The iCubs are coming! How robots could teach our kids and do our dirty work

They dance, play, swear and beg you to touch them. They may even let you snog someone on the other side of the planet. Meet the robots of tomorrow<p>A bedside table on wheels is practising three-point turns around the room, rising up and down and cheekily cocking its head as it glides, while a furry …

Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect

SEOUL (Reuters) - It’s much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.<p>A barbed-wire fence …

North Korea

Long-Range Iris Scanning Is Here

An engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon says he’s invented technology that can identify someone from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint.<p>An officer pulls someone over on the side of the highway. The cop sits in the car a moment, runs the plates—they’re fine—and gets out of the …

Carnegie Mellon University

Death toll of Philippines factory fire rises to 72

The death toll of a blaze which ripped through a flip flop factory in the Philippines has risen to 72, firefighters have revealed.<p>Police in the …