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Saudi Arabia says MERS treatment delayed

Saudi Arabia has accused a laboratory in the Netherlands of slowing down the development of a treatment for the MERS coronavirus that has so far killed 38 people.<p>The respiratory virus, which originated in the Middle East, spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS according to …

Apple Reportedly Trying 4.7- and 5.7-Inch Screens On iPhones Next Year, Cheaper Model Coming In Fall

Apple is looking at various changes to its iPhone lineup over the course of the next year, according to a new report from Reuters, including two sizes of larger smartphone devices, in both a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch flavor. The “phablet” plans are also being considered alongside a less expensive …

Wednesday is New Comics Day

<i>Every Wednesday, I'll be highlighting the five most exciting comic releases of the week. The list may include comic books, graphic novels, digital</i> …

Graphic Novels

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

English has changed a lot in the last several hundred years, and there are many words once used that we would no longer recognize today. For whatever …

4 People With Super Memory

What if you finished reading this article and remembered every detail of it for the rest of your life? That's the problem people with …

Pop Culture

Why Do Athletes Slap Each Others’ Butts?

On Monday, NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail for violating his probation. The judge rejected his plea bargain, which …

Reality TV

All you need to know: June solstice 2017

It’s that beautiful time of year again in the Northern Hemisphere, when the June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer – is nearly upon us.<p>The …

Astronomy

Fancy Feet: Wild Cheetahs Excel At Acceleration

Nature documentaries always go on and on about how fast a cheetah can run. Cats in captivity have been clocked at 65 miles an hour, the highest speed recorded for any land animal.<p>And yet, scientists know very little about how the animal runs in the wild, especially when on the hunt.<p>"You can look at …

Nanotechnology and religion: a complex relationship

In the science fiction short story Halo, a panel of Muslim scholars discuss a strip of bacon made by a "molecular assembler", a device capable of …

What Happens To Women When They're Denied Abortions?

A first-of-its-kind study tracks the health of women who are denied abortions.<p>Plenty of research has examined how getting an abortion affects women's mental health. (In short, it doesn't, though individual circumstances vary enough that universal statements about women's reactions can be …

Could cocoa tame obesity's inflammation - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) — Feeding mice cocoa powder lowers inflammation, a condition linked to obesity …

Penn State

Gmail accounts in Iran hacked, says Google

Google reports it has stopped a series of attempts to hack the email accounts of tens of thousands of Iranian users in what the company believes is …

Harper touts ‘monumental’ Canada, EU trade pact

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made his pitch for a trade deal between Canada and the European Union in a speech to the British parliament Thursday, saying it would benefit both sides.<p>"For Canada, and for Great Britain as a member of the EU, this will be a historic step – a monumental one," Mr. …

United Kingdom

UN: At least 93,000 people killed in Syria

Almost 93,000 people were killed in Syria's conflict by the end of April this year, but the true number could be "potentially much higher", the United Nations human rights office says.<p>The exact figure released on Thursday - 92,901 people - is much higher than the UN's last death toll back in …

Iran election: Ayatollah Khamenei's shadow looms larger than any candidate's

Commentary: Robert Tait, now the Telegraph's Middle East Correspondent, lived for three years in Tehran until he was forced to leave as part of a clampdown on foreign reporters.<p>Perhaps only a country of Iran's famed ingenuity could contrive to hold a presidential election where the central …

South Asia

NSA surveillance

A clear majority of Americans are concerned about the actions and operations of the National Security Agency (NSA) and want the intelligence body to …

Zimbabwe PM rejects July election date

Morgan Tsvangirai, the prime minister of Zimbabwe, has rejected a plan by President Robert Mugabe to hold an election on July 31, accusing the country's leader of violating the constitution.<p>Tsvangirai said that Mugabe was creating a political crisis in the southern African country, and that an …

Obama and Xi: Lots of talk, little action

The two-day summit in California between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping has been hailed on the Chinese side as having "blazed a new trail" and for having "set the tone" for Sino-American relations in the coming decade.<p>The American side was only slightly less effusive, …

Snowden leaks caused US 'significant harm' - Mueller

<b>The disclosure last week of a pair of top secret surveillance programmes has caused the US "significant harm", the head of the FBI has said.</b><p>Robert Mueller also told Congress the US would hunt down and prosecute leaker Edward Snowden.<p>Mr Snowden, 29, has admitted disclosing information about National …

Surveillance

NSA surveillance: anger mounts in Congress at 'spying on Americans'

Anger was mounting in Congress on Tuesday night as politicians, briefed for the first time after revelations about the government's surveillance …

Google finds Iranians hacked on election eve

Google says tens of thousands of Gmail accounts belonging to Iranian users have been targeted in an extensive hacking campaign in the weeks leading up to the country's closely watched presidential elections.<p>The US Internet company made the announcement as the six presidential candidates wrapped up …

Young US minorities grow to record number

For the first time, America's racial and ethnic minorities make up about half of the under-5 age group, the US government has said.<p>The historic shift, announced on Thursday, shows how young people are at the forefront of sweeping changes by race and class.<p>The new census estimates, a snapshot of the …

Palestine decries Israel's new outposts plan

An Israeli settlement push in the occupied West Bank, involving the building of 1,000 new homes in two new settlements, is "killing the two state solution", Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has said.<p>Hamdallah was speaking to the Reuters news agency on Thursday in response to news of the …