On Aug. 3, 378, a battle was fought in Adrianople, in what was then Thrace and is now the province of Edirne, in Turkey. It was a battle that Saint Ambrose referred to as “the end of all humanity, the
More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion. More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately
Foreign and defence ministers of the leading international states are meeting in Munich and Brussels following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks Russia warned of “a new world war" starting
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It's cold outside. You're at some party. And you pour yourself a glass of cheap-o wine or beer. Just like last year. And the year before that. Regular old wines and beers are fine for a Thursday night
We rarely talk about the touchscreen revolution. Perhaps that’s because it happened so slowly. People had science-fiction dreams of tablet computing for decades. Fictional devices showed up in futuristic
The major concern about a powerful new gene-editing technique that most people don't want to talk about
The technique, known as CRISPR/Cas9, lets scientists cut-and-paste DNA inside cells to correct genetic defects or, potentially, add new capabilities. It offers enormous promise to improve our understanding
“There were 14 corpses in total, arranged on bamboo scaffolding in life-like positions or curled up like foetuses inside large baskets.” The Anga people live in Papua New Guinea's Aseki District, a fringe
Scratches on a 13,000 year old stone reveal for the first time the dome-shaped huts where prehistoric families lived It might look like a small piece of rock with a few mounds casually depicted, but this
FIFA officials have reportedly been arrested on Thursday morning as investigations into the governing body continue. A fresh wave of arrests of FIFA officials have taken place in Switzerland, according
"I approved yesterday a series of targets in the Omar oilfields [and] well heads”, Defence Minister Michael Fallon told the BBC, adding that the British jets were “successful in striking those targets”.
Our ancient human cousins may have fought off big cats with spears, according to archaeological evidence. The sabre-toothed cat lived alongside early humans, and may have been a fearsome enemy, say scientists.
Turkish PM Erdogan had promised to resign if Moscow could prove collusion with Isil Russian military chiefs have publicly accused the Turkish government of funnelling millions of dollars in illicit oil
It is unusual for the BND spy agency to publicly release such a blunt assessment on a country that is considered an ally of the West. Germany has long-standing political and economic ties with Saudi Arabia
Apple’s never-ending quest to make its devices thinner may soon have a new victim: Your iPhone’s headphone jack. The next iPhone—expected to be unveiled in mid-to-late 2016—might not come with a standard