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Prince Charles heads to Greece seeking to heal old royal wounds

Charm offensive aims to improve bilateral relations but also end an old monarchical grievance<p>Prince Charles will make a historic visit to Greece as the UK deploys one of its strongest “strategic resources” to improve bilateral relations against a backdrop of increasingly complex Brexit negotiations.<p>…

Europe

How to understand Stephen Hawking's final paper. Or at least try

It all started with a Big Bang. But then what?<p>Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been trying to answer that and other questions …

Quantum Mechanics

Murdered by words in broad daylight

Romanian court tells man he is not alive

Constantin Reliu, 63, fails to overturn 2003 death certificate because he appealed too late<p>In a case reminiscent of a Kafka novel, a Romanian court has ruled that a 63-year-old man is dead despite what would appear to be convincing evidence to the contrary: the man himself appearing alive and well …

Romania

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit Opens in Milan: Pictures

The Arts

There’s new evidence that life on Earth began with meteorites crashing into warm little ponds

The biggest question about life is an obvious one, but the answer is hotly debated.<p>How did it all begin?<p>The most well-known of biologists, Charles Darwin, once theorized in a private letter to his friend Joseph Lee Hooker that life — the very first molecules of it — could have emerged from a "warm …

Meteorites

There's a Link Between Chronic Migraines And This Common Jaw Disorder

Here's what you need to know.<p>People who get chronic migraines might not think there's anything worse than the debilitating attacks – but it turns out …

How to open your messed up files

Don't trash them right away.<p>What happens when you download a PDF that then refuses to load, or you open a video only to find it won't play? Being unable to open files as usual is one of the most frustrating tech problems you're likely to encounter. But you shouldn't give up and delete them right …

Software

Boy, 15, caught driving little sister, 4, to school

<b>A 15-year-old boy was pulled over by police as he drove his four-year-old sister to school with his dad in the back seat.</b><p>All three were found not …

Uncontacted Tribe in The Amazon Reportedly Massacred by Illegal Gold Miners

Isolated from the worst of humanity, until now.<p>Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating reports that illegal gold miners allegedly massacred up to 10 …

Human Footprints From 5.7 Million Years Ago May Rewrite Evolution History

Scientists say they may have found human footprints in Greece that date back to a time when it is commonly believed our ancestors were still only in …

Time Travel Isn't Possible…Or Is It?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

When you mess with the wrong kid

Mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth 'solved' by scientists

New research has shed fresh light on how animals first appeared on the Earth.<p>It is a story spanning hundreds of millions of years, of entire mountain …

Hidden cannabis factory with false walls and secret lifts discovered by police

<b>A gigantic cannabis factory hidden by secret lifts and false walls has been described as Britain’s ‘most sophisticated’ weed farm.</b><p>Police discovered …

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, married since 1947

Naked man horrifies McDonalds customers by injecting drugs into his testicles

A woman who describes seeing a man injecting ‘drugs’ into his scrotum in a Liverpool McDonald’s has said the encounter left her traumatised.<p>Quick …

McDonald's

Variable Valve Timing Explained: An Appreciation for How Quickly Engines Operate | Feature

From the August 2017 issue<p>When it comes to the many variables of combustion inside an engine, engineers measure the timing of key events in degrees of crankshaft rotation, a relative frame of reference that remains constant without needing to compensate for the engine’s changing rpm. Absent a …

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a handbook. We all just do our best to find the …

Outcry after grammar school pupils asked buy slaves with 'good breeding potential' in history class

A grammar school has been criticised for asking pupils to buy slaves with “good breeding potential” during a history class.<p>Rochester Grammar School (RGS) in Kent was accused of trivialising the sale trade after asking Year Eight students to fill in a worksheet which asked them to decide how many …

Education

Peacocks can fly, and it’s beautiful.

Thousands of yogis search for serenity in Times Square

Thousands of yoga aficionados celebrated the summer solstice amid the neon lights and cacophony of Times Square Wednesday, searching for inner peace …

Adam West – a life in pictures

Actor Adam West has died at the age of 88. Though he worked extensively in television for seven decades, he will always be remembered as Batman

Film Posters

Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

A new study confirms that cannabinoids, which are a class of active chemicals in cannabis, can successfully kill leukemia cells. They also find that …

I like trains

Teachers disciplined after giving ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to student

Several teachers in Texas have been disciplined after a student was given a mock award naming her the child "most likely to become a terrorist".<p>Thirteen-year-old Lizeth Villanueva at the Anthony Aguirre Junior High school near Houston, was given the "certificate" a day after Manchester terror …

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Mental Health