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Could robots help children with autism?

A robotic companion is helping children with autism learn and develop communication skills.<p>Kaspar has deliberately simple features and repetitive phrases and gestures, and teachers say they have noticed improved communication skills in some of the children who play with him.<p>Ricky Boleto reports.<p>BBC …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>LIVE: Thousands protest as Trump plays golf<p>US President Donald Trump is …

The court judgement on loving an immigrant

Nestled away in the court of appeal today is a case which will decide whether British citizens are allowed to live with the person they love.<p>Having …

'NASA Unexplained Files' Tells Story Of Astronaut Leroy Chiao's UFO Encounter In 2005

A new TV series will examine some of the more unusual, mysterious and sometimes spooky situations that NASA and its astronauts have found themselves …

Space Pictures This Week: Cigar Galaxy, Speedy Star

Auroras dance, a speedy star leaves a bow shock in its wake, and Martian dunes glimmer in this week's roundup of best space pictures.<p>Looking to get away from it all? How about a trip to Bouvet Island, seen in the above satellite image released on February 26 by NASA.<p>Prepare for a long trip if you …

Is Past Russian Meddling in Former Soviet Bloc an Omen for Crimea?

Will Crimea become a "frozen conflict"—an area with an unresolved political status?<p>Ukraine's fledgling government is warning that Russia's actions in Crimea—the strategic peninsula that juts into the Black Sea and is home to Russia's Black Sea Fleet—is part of a historical tactic to gain control …

Nearly 200 New Species of Parasitic Wasps Discovered in Costa Rica

Researcher explains ecological importance of his latest taxonomy project.<p>Among the many animals that make their living off of other species, parasitic wasps are especially cunning. They inject other insects' larvae and eggs with their own eggs. When they hatch, the larval wasps gradually eat their …

NIDA's Director Tells Us What We Know—and Need to Know—About Marijuana

In an exclusive interview with National Geographic, Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, shares her concerns about the consequences of legalizing the drug.<p><b>Momentum toward public acceptance of marijuana is building. Last year Colorado and Washington became the first two</b> …