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Volkswagen Preps to Take On Tesla, Plans to Build Battery Factory

Volkswagen AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) is planning to scale up its electric vehicle (EV) operations with its own battery factory, according to several …

The feminist taking on Isis

A Kurdish woman who has been fighting extremists for three years is spearheading the assault on Isis’ self-declared Syrian capital, Raqqa.<p>Rojda Felat …

Watch NASA Deploy the First Inflatable Space Station Module

The BEAM is a potentially important tool for Mars exploration.<p>Yesterday, NASA started the process of inflating the newest addition to the International Space Station.<p>That’s right—inflating.<p>The new ISS module is the BEAM, or Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, and it’s intended to transform from a …

NASA

Ancient DNA from European Early Neolithic Farmers Reveals Their Near Eastern Affinities

1. Price T. D, editor. (2000) Europe's first farmers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 395 p.<p>2. Whittle A. W. R, Cummings V, editors. (2007) …

Russian President Vladimir Putin warns he'll retaliate against NATO missiles

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will retaliate against the placement of U.S. missiles in nearby countries such as Romania, according to Russia's state-run news agency TASS.<p>The United States launched a ground-based missile defense system earlier this month in Romania. The system …

Vladimir Putin

French and German leaders to mark Verdun battle centenary

<b>French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Verdun, the longest battle during World War One.</b><p>About 700,000 French and German soldiers died during the 10 months of fighting in north-eastern France.<p>France eventually emerged …

ISIS fighters seem to trying to sell sex slaves online

The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile but doesn’t look at her photographer.<p>The caption mentions a single biographical fact: She is for sale.<p>“To all the bros thinking about buying a slave, this one is …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Refugee crisis: 13,000 people rescued in Mediterranean in one week

A flotilla of ships saved 668 people from boats in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, authorities in Italy said, bringing the week’s total of refugees plucked from the sea to 13,000 people.<p>The rescues by the Italian coast guard and navy ships, aided by Irish and German vessels and humanitarian …

Mediterranean Sea

A Shocking Find In a Neanderthal Cave In France

A rock structure, built deep underground, is one of the earliest hominin constructions ever found.<p>In February 1990, thanks to a 15-year-old boy named Bruno Kowalsczewski, footsteps echoed through the chambers of Bruniquel Cave for the first time in tens of thousands of years.<p>The cave sits in …

France

Teen removed from graduation for wearing African cloth

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric.<p>Nyree Holmes said Saturday that he wore the decorative cloth atop his …

Africa

Female World War II Pilots Can Now Have Their Ashes at Arlington National Cemetery

The pilots were previously excluded from the cemetery under official policy<p>Female pilots who served in the military during World War II can officially have their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery, per legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Friday.<p>Women Airforce Service Pilots, …

Arlington National Cemetery

Islamic State: Iraqi army makes gains in Falluja offensive

<b>Iraqi government forces have made gains in their offensive to drive Islamic State militants from Falluja - one the country's two major cities in IS hands.</b><p>The nearby town of Karma, the first line of IS defence, is now in the army's hands, a BBC correspondent says.<p>Large numbers of elite combat troops …

Two-hour test kit hailed as boon to HIV care in Africa

A revolutionary device developed by a team of Cambridge scientists is transforming the diagnosis of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. The machine – known as Samba (simple amplification-based assay) – can tell whether a person is infected with the virus within two hours of them giving a tiny blood sample. …

Africa

Health hackers: the patients taking medical innovation into their own hands

Tim Omer is a 31-year-old diabetic. Rolling up his sleeve, he reveals a small box, about half the size of a cigarette packet, taped to his upper arm. From the box, a sensor runs under his skin, delivering a readout of his blood glucose level to his mobile phone.<p>This is something to which few Type 1 …

High schooler’s 3D printed ‘mini-brain’ bioreactor accelerates Zika research

What are you planning on doing this summer? Probably not designing a revolutionary new bioreactor with which a thousand “mini-brains” can undergo testing. You’re probably not designing a bioreactor at all! But New York high schooler Christopher Hadiono did just that, and his powerful and efficient …

Research

Trunk bombs: South Africa's elephant street art – in pictures

Africa

'No McDonald's, no motorway, no army': Iceland's evolution recalled

The economist<p><b>Magn</b><b>ú</b><b>s Sveinn Helgason, economic historian, Walk the Crash tour guide and contributor to the government’s official inquiry into the economic collapse of 2008</b><p>People like to say Icelanders are the strongest, smartest, most beautiful people in the world – based on successes in global …

Travel

Our European allies dread Brexit, and they have good reason to fear it

It is the morning after the nightmare before. Britain wakes up on 24 June to find that it has chosen to quit the European Union. Breathless reporters tell viewers of breakfast-time news that David Cameron is holed up at No 10 preparing a speech to parliament which is expected to include an …

Angela Merkel

All scientific papers to be free by 2020 under EU proposals

All publicly funded scientific papers published in Europe could be made free to access by 2020, under a “life-changing” reform ordered by the European Union’s science chief, Carlos Moedas.<p>The Competitiveness Council, a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade and industry, agreed on the …

Science

Russia derides Ukraine's hiring of ex-Nato chief

Ukraine’s president has appointed a former Nato secretary general as a special adviser, drawing a derisive reaction from Russia.<p>Petro Poroshenko announced the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former prime minister of Denmark who was Nato secretary general from 2009 to 2014, on Friday.<p>MPs …

Russia

Harvard Scientist Engineers Superbug That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

Energy

Grim reality of life in ancient Rome revealed

• <b>Study found that lower-class citizens did hard labour and ate rotting grains</b>• <b><br>As a result, many suffered broken hand bones, collar bones and</b> …

We are only beginning to understand the recent, mysterious honey bee die offs

Honey bees are arguably our most important commercially available pollinator. They are responsible for pollinating numerous food plants that make our diets more exciting and nutritious, including many fruits, vegetables, and nuts.<p>Beekeepers expect some of their bees to die off from season to …

Honey

Austria seizes Hitler’s birthplace to save it from Neo-Nazis

<i>"Representatives of the Interior Ministry have been trying for several years to buy the property, but these attempts failed... Now the only option is</i> …

What is going on with India's weather?

On May 19, India’s all-time temperature record was smashed in the northern city of Phalodi in the state of Rajasthan. Temperatures soared to 51℃, …

Gene therapy drug approval granted to GSK

<b>Regulators have given one of the world's largest drug companies approval to sell a new gene therapy.</b><p>The treatment is for an illness called ADA-SCID which prevents babies from fighting off everyday infections.<p>This is the first approval for a genetic therapy granted to a large multinational drug …

The opium farmers with the police on their side

<b>This year, Afghanistan is expected to produce more opium than the world consumes. Although billions of dollars have been spent trying to eradicate the crop, in some places the trade seems more institutionalised than ever, with local police openly supporting farmers.</b><p>Mazar-e-Sharif is one of the …

Nigerian oil production halved as militants blow up pipelines

Militants blew up strategic gas and crude pipelines belonging to Shell and Agip on Saturday in an increasingly fierce campaign that has chopped Nigeria's oil production in half, militants and residents said.<p>A new militant group, calling itself the Niger Delta Avengers, reported in social media that …

Africa

China's richest man opens Wanda World to rival Shanghai Disney

China’s largest private property developer, the Wanda Group, has opened an entertainment complex that it is positioning as a distinctly homegrown rival to Disney and its $5.5bn Shanghai theme park opening next month.<p>Wanda executives unveiled the $3bn Wanda City in the southeastern provincial …

China

Chengdu, China: city of spicy food, leisurely teahouses and … software parks

If you want to experience China’s innovation boom, a good place to start would seem to be the Hi-tech Development Zone in Chengdu, a city known for spicy cuisine, riverside tea houses and panda bears. The zone, a 32-square-mile swath of gleaming office buildings on the city's outskirts, is home to …

Asia