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Canon EOS 5D IV: What you need to know

1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p>7<p>8<p>9<p>…<p>13<p>It's been more than four years since the launch of the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and just head of this year's Photokina trade show in …

Canon

China will get involved if India foments trouble in Balochistan: Chinese think tank

China will have “to get involved” if any Indian “plot” disrupts the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in restive Balochistan, an …

China

From bad to worse: Clinton laying foundation for increasingly hostile relations with Russia

The relationship with Russia is one Clinton should be taking very seriously. If she wins the presidency in November, relations between Washington and …

Vladimir Putin

The Fishermen of Elmina, Ghana

Elmina is a town situated on a south-facing bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Ghana, and the first European (Portuguese) settlement in West Africa. In the old days, the location of Elmina made it a significant site for provisioning ships headed south towards the Cape of Good Hope on their way to …

Photography

Experts say Laos may be shifting allegiances from China to Vietnam—and the U.S.

The secretive communist government of Laos, a country with a population of less than 7 million, rarely causes a ripple on the diplomatic circuit. And …

China

The multiverse view is not actually a theory, it is rather a consequence of our current understanding of theoretical physics

The multiverse view is not actually a theory, it is rather a consequence of our current understanding of theoretical physics<p>The existence of parallel …

China's BYD forecasts up to 91 percent profit rise for first nine months

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd (1211.HK)(002594.SZ), backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), on Sunday predicted an up to 91-percent profit increase in the first nine months of the year, as government policies drive green car sales.<p>The Shenzhen-based company …

Asia

A clear view of the nervous system - LMU Munich

Lesions caused by traumatic brain damage, stroke and functional decline due to aging processes can disrupt the complex cellular network that …

Nervous system

The secret lives of cities – podcast

By 2050, the UN estimates that 66% percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. This means that now, more than ever, exploring how cities will shape our future is of the utmost importance. But what role can science and technology play in the cities of tomorrow? And how can their …

Podcasting

Isis video appears to show children, including Briton, killing captives

Islamic State has released a propaganda video that appears to show five children, one of whom it identifies as British, murdering Kurdish prisoners.<p>The footage, released overnight on Friday, features five boys wearing military-type clothing and holding pistols, while standing in a row behind five …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Scientists develop process that makes a mouse transparent

No, the mouse does not live.

Life Sciences

UK needs new tax to save NHS and social care from collapse, says top Tory

A dramatic call for a new health and care tax has been made by a former Tory health minister, amid demands by MPs of all parties for Theresa May to act to save the NHS and the social care system from collapse.<p>Dr Dan Poulter, who stepped down from the Department of Health last year and now works …

Social Work

Kenya’s seaside looks peaceful, but a murderous war is being waged

A football field and a grove of mango trees lie between Bongwe and its neighbouring village. On one side live the family of 33-year-old Subira Mwangole, shot dead by gunmen while watching television with friends one evening in May. On the other live his alleged murderers.<p>The two villages, 30km …

Policing

Italy holds mass state funeral for earthquake victims

Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral held in the Italian town of Ascoli Piceno on Saturday for some of the 290 people killed in last Wednesday's earthquake.<p>Among the 35 coffins laid out in a sports hall were small caskets holding …

Earthquakes

China: the new space superpower

At 8pm Beijing time on 25 June this year the tropical darkness over China’s Hainan province was temporarily banished by a blinding orange light. Accompanied by the thunderous roar of engines, a 53m-tall rocket pushed itself into the sky.<p>An increasing number of Chinese rockets have launched in the …

China

Engineer Discovers Something Amazing in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

Never assume that Leonardo Da Vinci’s doodles are meaningless. That, at least, is the takeaway of a new study out of the University of Cambridge, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

This Interactive Game Is The Reason My Daughter (Finally) Likes Science | Motherboard

When I watched kids play the intergalactic science adventure game Blue Apprentice in a video I could almost see the neural connections forming in their brain.<p>So I put it to the test on my seven-year-old daughter (who would rather play than do her summer homework) to see if the game, made by the …

The Brain

A Website Full of Nothing But Blank Windows to Move Around Is Incredibly Addictive

Do you have a deadline looming in the next 20 minutes or so? Do yourself a favor and avoid BlankWindows.com at all costs because despite being a …

Chocolate

California Utility Wants to Install Huge Number of Electric Car Chargers

The biggest utility in California will soon learn whether it can install as many as 7,600 electric vehicle charging stations, a controversial plan …

Energy

Have we been wrong about life’s origin?

Image via NOAA.<p>For nearly nine decades, science’s favorite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. This is the idea that …

Science

Why Astronaut Mark Kelly Is Now Even Older Than His Twin Brother

Image: Minute Physics/YouTubeAstronaut Scott Kelly returned from a year-long sojourn in space in June. His slightly older astronaut twin, Mark Kelly, …

Physics

The man who lost his memory but gave much to neuroscience

<i>Amy Ellis Nutt is a science writer on the National staff at The Washington Post. Her beat is the brain.</i><p>Before iPhones and thumb drives, before Google docs and gigabytes of RAM, memory was more art than artifact. It wasn’t a tool or a byproduct of being human. It was essential to our character and …

Life Sciences

These are the best houseplants to improve indoor air quality, study finds

And... breathe.<p>If you're looking to improve the quality of air in your home, potted plants are a good place to start. But not all indoor plants are …

Indoor air quality

Force triggers gene expression by stretching chromatin

How genes in our DNA are expressed into traits within a cell is a complicated mystery with many players, the main suspects being chemical. However, a …

Science

Dragon capsule returns to Earth with space gifts

SpaceX's capsule splashed down in the Pacific this morning, with science experiments, including live mice, and equipment inside.<p>SpaceX’s spacecraft …

Science

North Atlantic 'weather bomb' tremor measured in Japan

<b>Seismologists in Japan have tracked, for the first time, a particular type of tiny vibration that wobbled through the Earth from the Atlantic seafloor.</b><p>It was started by a "weather bomb": the same low-pressure storm, off Greenland, which made UK headlines in late 2014.<p>Tiny tremors, of two types, …

Weather

Moderate physical activity linked with 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s

(<i>European Society of Cardiology</i>) Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in …

Fitness

Scientists Identify Several Genes Associated with Age-Related Conditions

Age is a risk factor for many conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hearing loss, dementia and others, but the genes that we carry …

Britain’s most endangered butterfly thriving after decades of conservation efforts

The large blue butterfly which became extinct in Britain in the 1970s is finally thriving again following decades of conservation efforts.<p>Although overall butterfly numbers have slumped across the country this year because of the wet weather, the Large Blue has bucked the trend with the highest …

Insects

Pacific sea level predicts global temperature changes

The amount of sea level rise in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, according to a new report led by …