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Yemen conflict poised to escalate as Egypt says it is ready to send troops

Houthi rebels say country will be ‘graveyard of invaders’ if ground offensive follows Saudi-led air strikes<p>The possibility of a ground offensive in Yemen has grown significantly as Egypt declared its readiness to send troops into the embattled country “if necessary” in the wake of air strikes …

Middle East

Evidence of largest asteroid impact zone on Earth found in Australian outback

Two huge meteorite scars spanning 400km have been linked to one huge asteroid, creating an impact zone dwarfing that of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula<p>Scientists have discovered a giant asteroid impact zone spanning 400km in the central Australian outback, the largest ever recorded.<p>The impact was caused …

This Is What Apple’s ‘Titan’ Car Could Look Like

Ford 021C concept car<br>Ford<p>1 of 6<p>iGiant Apple is reportedly working on a much bigger smart device: a car. After rumors of such a project began making …

Tokyo Motor Show

Ebola: the race to find a cure

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Scientists Slow Down The Speed Of Light As It Travels Through Air

"Faster than the speed of light” might be more of a relative statement now<p>Light passes through air at about 299,000,000 meters per second, an accepted constant that hasn’t been challenged—until now. By manipulating a single particle of light as it passed through free space, researchers have found a …