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This May Be the Best Explanation Yet For That Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’

New research suggests that Tabby’s star—the celestial object voted most likely to host an alien megastructure—is acting weirdly because it recently …

Your appendix might serve an important biological function after all

One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts— appendix, wisdom teeth, tailbone — that gradually fell out of use as we adapted to more advanced lifestyles than our primitive ancestors.<p>But while our wisdom teeth are definitely …

Biology

US intelligence report: Vladimir Putin 'ordered' operation to get Trump elected

Declassified assessment says Russia ‘had clear preference’ for Trump, who met with US intelligence chiefs on Friday but refused to endorse their findings<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin interfered in the US presidential election to aid Donald Trump, according to a declassified assessment by the …

Russia

FAA grants SpaceX license to resume rocket launches on Monday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has been cleared to resume flying following a launch pad explosion four months ago, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday.<p>The decision clears SpaceX to attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium …

Israel suspends $6 million from UN contribution over settlements vote

Israel has slashed $6 million from funds for the UN to protest a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the Palestinian …

UN chief Guterres sees 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus talks breakthrough

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he believes there is "a historic opportunity" for a breakthrough in talks aimed at reuniting Cyprus. The two …

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows

<b>A "clear signal" of urbanisation has been identified in the evolution of organisms, which has implications for sustainability and human well-being.</b><p>In analysis of more than 1,600 cases around the globe, researchers said the changes could affect ecosystem services important to humans.<p>More than half …

Urbanization

John Kerry surprised by Theresa May criticism on Israel

Katty Kay presses outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry on his Israel speech, the Russia hacking allegations, and other topics from his tenure.

Israel

Kosovo urges France to release its former premier

Kosovo's government has called on French authorities to release its former prime minister. Ramush Haradinaj has been detained facing possible …

President Barack Obama Slams 'Repeal And Delay' Approach To Affordable Care Act

He called it "reckless" and "irresponsible."<p>President Barack Obama is on a roll when it comes to publishing journal articles. A day after his epic 56-page article on criminal justice reform for Harvard Law Review dropped, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published his short essay …

Health Care

Ivory Coast's Bouake, Daloa and Korogho hit by shooting

<b>Soldiers are still in control of Ivory Coast's second city after mutinying over pay.</b><p>The soldiers seized control of Bouake in the early hours of Friday, before protests spread to Daloa, Daoukro, Odienne and Korhogo.<p>A local MP says they are asking for $8,000 (£6,500) and a house each.<p>As night fell, …

Africa

US tanks arrive in Germany to help Nato defences

<b>The largest shipment of US brigades since the fall of the Soviet Union is arriving in northern Germany.</b><p>The first of the 87 tanks and 144 military vehicles were being unloaded in the port of Bremerhaven on Friday.<p>The equipment and 3,500 US troops are to be deployed along Nato's eastern frontier. The …

Eastern Europe

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For the First Time Ever, We Can See Inside Living Cells Without Damaging Them

Seeing With Sound<p>Scientists from the Optics and Photonics group within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham have developed a …