Mikyla McCormack

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The Oxford Dictionaries word of 2015 is an emoji (seriously)

The word of the year for 2015 has been unveiled and, in an arguably depressing state of affairs, it isn't even a word.<p>This year, an emoji has been …

Shocking CCTV of sexual assault in Whitechapel released to catch attacker

Police appeal for information after a woman is approached by a man in Whitechapel who tries to sexually assault her<p>Police have released CCTV footage of the terrifying moment a sex attacker approaches his victim.<p>Footage taken on Friday 16 October shows a man walking up behind a woman as she waits to …

Tiny zircons suggest life on Earth started earlier than we thought, UCLA researchers say

Los Angeles may be a city obsessed with youth, but it is also home to the world's largest collection of Hadean zircons — the oldest known material on Earth.<p>Hadean zircons are tiny — about the same width as a strand of hair — but they contain a huge amount of information about the earliest days of …

Earth Science

Hallowe'en asteroid: we're in for a close encounter

It’s enough to give you nightmares: a spooky looking asteroid the size of four football pitches will whoosh past the earth, missing us by just 300,000 miles<p>It sounds like a nightmarish scenario on the scariest day of the year, but scientists say there’s no need to fear the huge space rock that …

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Universe

CITE: The $1 billion city with no residents - CNN Style

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN<p>In the arid plains of the southern New Mexico desert, between the site of the first atomic bomb test and the U.S.-Mexico border, a new city is rising from the sand.<p>Planned for a population of 35,000, the city will showcase a modern business district downtown, and neat …

Northern Lights dazzle over Britain as Earth aligns with Sun - and there could be more displays to come

Look up into the night sky over the next few weeks and the Aurora Borealis may be visible<p>Parts of Britain were treated to a dazzling display when the Northern Lights appeared in 'near-perfect' viewing conditions.<p>Clear skies across northern parts of the UK meant stargazers got an uncommon glimpse of …

First Ever Porsche P1 Recovered and on Display in Porsche Museum

The history of Porsche is older than we actually think it is, as the Stuttgart-based automaker has recovered a 116 year old Porsche in a shed in …

Back to the Future musical going on stage next year, first stop: London - Pocket-lint

What better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future than to take a trip back in time, on stage. A theatrical version of the film …

Deadly marijuana? Doctors weigh in on British woman who supposedly overdosed on cannabis

The coroner who said "cannabis poisoning" killed a British mother of three is likely blowing smoke.<p>Gemma Moss, 31, a devout Christian, reportedly …

'ChewBacca' hackers targeted retailers in 11 countries - RSA

BOSTON (Reuters) - A cyber criminal ring targeting small retailers in 11 countries stole data on 49,000 payment cards using a malicious software known as “ChewBacca” before the operation was shut down, according to a cyber research firm.<p>RSA FirstWatch disclosed the attacks on Thursday on its …

Mexico leftists to propose raising marijuana allowance in capital

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The opposition party governing Mexico City said on Thursday it would propose raising the amount of marijuana residents of the capital can possess to seven times the current limit to help speed up drug liberalization in Mexico.<p>A man shreds marijuana during a rally to hand out …

States subjecting death row inmates to longer deaths amid scramble for drugs

US death penalty states face a deepening crisis in their struggle to procure medical drugs for use in lethal injections, with new evidence that the increasingly random methods being used are subjecting condemned prisoners to prolonged and possibly excruciating deaths.<p>A Guardian survey of death …

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito found guilty of Kercher murder

A court in Italy has reinstated guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher.<p>Knox – who had stayed in the US – was sentenced to 28 years and six months in jail in her absence. Sollecito was given 25 years.<p>Members of the Kercher family had travelled …

Apple, Samsung spar over potential U.S. ban on smartphone sales

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - Samsung sought to defeat Apple’s bid for a permanent sales ban against some Samsung smartphones, arguing in court on Thursday that Apple’s request was an attempt to instil fear among telecom carriers and retailers that carry Samsung’s products.<p>An employee poses with …

Poor Worst Hit By Cuts And Recession Due To Impact Of Inflation, Says IFS Report

Poor Britons have seen the biggest fall in living standards due to the recession and are still worse off by thousands of pounds due to the impact of …

Yahoo says detected hacking attempt on email accounts

(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said it had detected a “coordinated effort” to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts using malicious computer software.<p>The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in this file photo from April 16, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files<p>…

Experts predict Lenovo's U.S. buys will pass regulatory muster

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are likely to allow China’s Lenovo Group to buy IBM’s low-end server business and Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility handset business if it agrees to concessions aimed at protecting U.S. national security, experts said.<p>Lenovo tablets and mobile phones are displayed …

Genetically modified monkeys created with cut-and-paste DNA

Researchers have created genetically modified monkeys with a revolutionary new procedure that enables scientists to cut and paste DNA in living organisms.<p>The macaques are the first primates to have their genetic makeup altered with the powerful technology which many scientists believe will lead to …