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'A Dog's Purpose' investigation finds no mistreatment of dogs

If you have a shred of human decency, you'll agree that "a dog's purpose" is not to get abused just to help Hollywood make a buck. Thankfully, it …

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Quantum Physics

NATO deploys 200 soldiers in Afghanistan's Farah

Around 200 NATO soldiers, mainly Italians, have been deployed to Afghanistan's volatile western province of Farah, officials confirmed, after attempts by Taliban fighters in recent months to overrun its capital city.<p>The announcement on Sunday came two days after the Pentagon said it would deploy …

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

This digestive tracker can help you control your farts

LAS VEGAS — Nothing can stop you in your tracks faster than a bad case of the tummy rumbles.<p>We've all had an unfortunate bout of indigestion but this …

Wellness

Former IRA informer found dead at his home in England

An IRA informer who spied for the British at the height of the Troubles has been found dead in his flat in England after living for 30 years under a fake identity.<p>Supergrass Raymond Gilmour’s badly decomposed body was found by his 18-year-old son on Friday. Police are not treating the death of the …

Northern Ireland

EU-Canada trade deal in crisis as Canadian minister walks out

A landmark trade deal between the European Union and Canada is in meltdown, after Canada’s trade minister walked out of talks with the Belgian regional parliament that has been blocking the deal.<p>The Canadian trade minister, Chrystia Freeland, was on the verge of tears on Friday as she announced the …

Europe

Syria talks involving US to take place this weekend, says Lavrov

An unexpected round of multilateral talks on the future of Syria is to start on Saturday involving initially Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and possibly Qatar, the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said. The talks will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland.<p>Lavrov told CNN he hoped that a …

Middle East

Royal Navy ship that has had £29million worth of refits now axed four years early

A Royal Navy support ship that underwent almost £29m worth of refits in the last three years is being axed four years early.<p>RFA Diligence, the only …

Military

Musk: This Is How SpaceX Will Explore Mars and Beyond

The Interplanetary Transport System envisions humanity not only colonizing the Red Planet, but establishing a solar system-wide transportation …

The 10 most memorable moments of the presidential debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wasted little time going for each other's jugulars Monday, each stampeding over the other's talking points as their intensely anticipated first debate began. Each candidate knows that the perception of their performance — from their command of policy issues and …

Donald Trump

EU is facing existential crisis, says Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Union is facing an existential crisis, the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will say on Wednesday, as he announces a raft of economic and security plans in the search for common ground in the wake of the British vote to leave.<p>In his annual state of the union …

Europe

After Apple, the other tax deals in the European commission's sights

The European commission’s ruling against Apple is the biggest blow dealt by Brussels so far in a long-running battle against multinationals and their tax affairs.<p>The Apple tax ruling – what this means for Ireland, tax and multinationals<p>Read more<p>These are the tax investigations that have been …

Europe

Car hacking is the future – and sooner or later you'll be hit

“Car companies are finally realising that what they sell is just a big computer you sit in,” says Kevin Tighe, a senior systems engineer at the security testing firm Bugcrowd.<p>It’s meant to be a reassuring statement: proof that the world’s major vehicle manufacturers are finally coming to terms with …

Security

21 Genius Travel Hacks We Learned from Instagram

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a destination wedding or a legit beach vacay, Instagram is often the first place you head to get inspo on where to eat, what to see and, most importantly, how to travel with a little less stress. Wait, what? Yup. Your fave social network is here to …

DIY

F1 split after Bernie Ecclestone vetoes halo safety device

Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s chief executive, and the senior drivers’ representative, Sebastian Vettel, found themselves in conflict on Thursday as the sport rejected the introduction of the halo head protection device next season.<p>Vettel, at Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix, supported the …

Motorsport

Nintendo shares plummet after it points out it doesn't make Pokémon Go

Nintendo’s share price on the Tokyo Stock Exchange has plummeted 17% in one day, apparently due to investors belatedly discovering that the company doesn’t actually make Pokémon Go, the latest mobile gaming phenomenon.<p>The company is still buoyant, though: Since the game launched in mid-July, …

Pokémon

Larry the cat will not be evicted from No 10, Cabinet Office confirms

The Downing Street cat will be spared eviction from Number 10 when the Cameron family leave, it has been confirmed. Chief mouser Larry – a brown and white tabby entrusted with the rat-catching portfolio – will continue to reside in his famous abode when Theresa May moves in after becoming prime …

Great Britain

Lewis Hamilton wants fourth F1 title but may have to obey Mercedes orders

Lewis Hamilton believes he has demonstrated how hungry he is to win his fourth Formula One world championship after his victory at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday, achieved in a thrilling climax to the race after a final‑lap collision with his Mercedes colleague Nico Rosberg.<p>Hamilton had lost the …

Motor Racing

Researchers Have Developed a Formula to Explain Why Some People Are Such Jerks

You can only blame so much on genes.<p>It's a question we've wondered about for years: how much of our character is down to our built-in genes and how …

Researchers build a 1,000-core processor

You may have heard of many-core processors before, but you probably haven't seen anything like this. UC Davis has developed the KiloCore, a CPU that (as the name suggests) packs a whopping 1,000 cores -- extremely handy for very parallel tasks like encryption, crunching scientific data and encoding …

Mobile Devices

Blood test shows chance of suffering heart attack within five years

A simple blood test could warn people whether they are likely to suffer a heart attack within five years, scientists believe.<p>Researchers have discovered that high levels of antibodies – molecules produced by the immune system – are linked to a low risk of heart problems, regardless of other risk …

Sir Philip Green takes delivery of £46m private jet, says media report

Sir Philip Green is understood to have taken delivery of a new private jet, adding a £46m Gulfstream G650ER to a transport collection that includes a speedboat, a helicopter and three yachts.<p>The billionaire businessman – who last week appeared before MPs to be questioned on his role in the demise …

Speedboat

Vote Leave attacks European commission spending on jets and hotels

Vote Leave has challenged the European commission to explain five- and six-figure spending by Brussels officials on private jets , luxury hotels and an elite chauffeur service.<p>According to a European Union financial transparency system, commission staff spent €22,193 (£17,610) staying at the …

Europe

George Soros warns Britain leaving could be end of EU

Billionaire investor George Soros has warned that a Brexit vote this month would make the breakup of the EU “almost certain”.<p>Soros – who shot to fame in 1992 as the man whose $10bn (£6.9bn) bet against the pound broke the Bank of England – has switched more of his fortune into gold as he …

George Soros

PHOTOS: Chinese Buddhist Monk Is Mummified And Covered In Gold

In the southeastern Chinese city of Quanzhou, a well-known Buddhist monk named Fu Hou has been mummified and encased in gold leaf.<p>According to The Associated Press, it's "a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions" and was done to honor Fu Hou's dedication to the …

Archaeology

Clouds gather over solar power after golden years of success

Given that the government is determined to avoid playing a financial role in the planned new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, it is perhaps surprising that it is involved in the UK’s largest solar array.<p>The 70-megawatt Lyneham photovoltaic farm – big enough to provide light and heat to 20,000 homes …

Renewable Energy

Obama calls for international tax reform amid Panama Papers revelations

Barack Obama has called for international tax reform in the wake of the revelations contained in the Panama Papers.<p>In an unscheduled appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama described the revelations from the leaks as “important stuff” and said the issue of global tax avoidance was a …

Corruption

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859 that anyone, in our history, had thought methodically to address the reason for our existence. Darwin’s answer to this simple question was to show that every earthly species – …

Biology

Sea levels set to 'rise far more rapidly than expected'

Sea levels could rise far more rapidly than expected in coming decades, according to new research that reveals Antarctica’s vast ice cap is less stable than previously thought.<p>The UN’s climate science body had predicted up to a metre of sea level rise this century - but it did not anticipate any …

Climate Change