Will Lau

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The 10 sexiest cities in the world

1: Rio de Janeiro<p><i>Dancer at Rio Carnival (Dreamstime)</i><p>Think 'sexy city' and you instantly think of <b>Rio de Janeiro</b>. The lively <b>Brazilian</b> metropolis is …

When Did Smallpox Emerge? 17th Century Lithuanian Mummy Could Rewrite History Of The Deadly Disease

Scientists have long thought that smallpox — one of the most devastating diseases to ever afflict humankind — has been around for thousands of years. …

In photos: London's Christmas past

There's so much tradition to pack into December that it's no wonder Christmas seems to start before autumn does these days. London has always been …

Should we even go there? Historians on comparing fascism to Trumpism

Last Thursday, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor recorded a video which promptly went viral. She compared “the humiliation, the demonization of others” and “the attempt to bring out the worst traits in people” in contemporary Austrian politics to her own experience of fascism. Gertrude – her last …

Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939

“An outstanding study… All the huge, and terrible moments of the early Nazi era are dissected…but the real strength of this book is in disentangling …

Deadly measles complication that kills children is far more common than previously thought, doctors warn

A deadly measles complication that kills children years after they have fallen ill is far more common than previously thought, doctors have warned.<p>Scientists say they are alarmed at the discovery that the neurological disorder, which is always fatal, may affect up to one in 600 non-vaccinated …

Veterans Day 2016: What you need to know

<b>(CNN) —</b> Now that this long, stressful election season has finally come to an end, it's time for a holiday. Luckily, there happens to be one just three days after America chooses its next president -- in case you forgot, Veterans Day is Friday.<p>Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11 to …

Military

Hillary Clinton seen for the first time since election - meeting a voter during peaceful hike

Hillary Clinton has been spotted for the first time since conceding to Donald Trump after the result of the US election.<p>Margot Gerster, was hiking with her young daughter Phoebe, in a secluded part of Chappaqua, in northern Westchester County, New York, when she bumped into the former US Secretary …

Frank Gehry’s 8150 Sunset Blvd approved by L.A Council after 10 more affordable units added

Frank Gehry's 8150 Sunset Boulevard approved by L.A. City Council in August, but the Commission wanted to be added 28 more affordable housing units …

Architecture

Scientists Have Detected a Crack in Earth's Magnetic Shield

Uh oh.<p>Earth is such a habitable place, thanks in no small part to the vast magnetic field that surrounds our planet, shielding us from harsh solar …

Brain 'reads' sentences the same in English and Portuguese

An international research team led by Carnegie Mellon University has found that when the brain "reads" or decodes a sentence in English or …

Steinmeier criticizes brief ceasefire after Russian chopper downed in Aleppo

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier has criticized the latest, 10-hour-long Russian ceasefire in Syria as being too short. His comments came after …

Middle East

Physicists Have Achieved Superconductivity in a Non-Superconductive Material

Whoa.<p>For the first time, researchers have achieved superconductivity - the phenomenon of electrical conductivity with zero resistance - in a material …

National Academy of Sciences

FBI review involves thousands of newly discovered emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI will have to sort through thousands of newly discovered emails in its renewed examination of the practices of Hillary …

Airbnb faces worldwide opposition. It plans a movement to rise up in its defence

The room-rental website, now worth $30bn, faces a critical year as city authorities clamp down<p>In the back room of a pub in Kentish Town, a group of middle-class Londoners are perched on velvet-covered stools, eating hummus and talking about property. On the wall, above a pile of empty beer kegs, a …

Morocco protests after fisherman crushed to death in a garbage truck

Demonstrations sparked by incident in city of Hoceima in which police confiscated an illegal catch of swordfish<p>Thousands of people have joined protests against police abuse across Morocco after a fisherman was crushed to death in a garbage truck in an incident some are comparing to the death of a …

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Watch Elon Musk debut what could be the mainstreaming of solar power

Elon Musk loves standing in front of massive videos of planets, whether it's Mars or Earth.<p>And on Friday, he pulled off his planet-loving stagecraft …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: ‘I think the things you might think up in a bar’

The astrophysicist has a unique perspective after a life pondering the universe – grateful to science’s risk-takers, but scathing about unthinking voters<p>Neil DeGrasse Tyson, 58, is an American astrophysicist who is the director the of Hayden Planetarium in New York. A committed science …

EU’s Canada free-trade CETA deal could be back on as Walloons agree to last-minute deal

Canada’s long-awaited and much-delayed trade deal with the EU could be back on the cards at last as Wallonia – the region of Belgium that threw a spanner in the works earlier this month – appears to have decided to back the treaty.<p>The EU and Canada have been negotiating the Comprehensive Economic …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

DDoS attack that disrupted internet was largest of its kind in history, experts say

Dyn, the victim of last week’s denial of service attack, said it was orchestrated using a weapon called the Mirai botnet as the ‘primary source of malicious attack’<p>The cyber-attack that brought down much of America’s internet last week was caused by a new weapon called the Mirai botnet and was …

Cyber-attacks

Internet of Things gets its zombie apocalypse, and this is just the beginning

Winter is here. The Internet of Things (IoT) winter, that is.<p>All those digital routers, DVRs, "smart" kitchen appliances and IP-enabled cameras you …

Joe Biden on Trump: ‘I wish I could take him behind the gym’

Tempers rose in the US election with Joe Biden, the vice president, saying he wished he could sort out Donald Trump behind the gym.<p>Speaking in Pennsylvania Mr Biden described Mr Trump’s taped lewd remarks about women as disgusting.<p>“The press always asks me: don’t I wish I were debating him,” Mr …

Major DDoS attack prompts internet problems across US east coast

Denial of service attack from unknown culprits on domain name system company Dyn caused access to be severely restricted for users on Friday<p>US officials are investigating multiple attacks that caused widespread online disruption on both sides of the Atlantic on Friday.<p>The Department of Homeland …

'Dirty Cow' Linux vulnerability found after nine years

The ‘Dirty Cow’ bug was originally introduced nine years ago, and has been sitting unnoticed for much of that time<p>The operating system that lies at the core of most servers on the internet and most smartphones has a critical vulnerability which has existed, unnoticed, for nine years.<p>Called “Dirty …

The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret

A recently published study sheds light on the alarming relationship between hormonal birth control and depression. But the findings are only the latest in a long line of battles between women and their doctors over accurate information.<p><i>In honor of Planned Parenthood's 100-year anniversary, we're</i> …

As Donald Trump made clear, smart businesses know only idiots pay tax

The revelation that the US presidential candidate paid no federal taxes for 18 years will come as no surprise to the global corporations who funnel billions through tax havens<p>It was one of the highlights of an unedifying US presidential race. The subject: Donald Trump’s tax returns. Hammered by …

Donald Trump

Patients in remission after taking lung cancer drug that causes tumours to 'shrink'

A cancer drug that causes tumours to "completely shrink" in some patients has proved successful on a number of Australians taking part in a global …

Cancer

Is there a limit to how long humans can live?

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: Is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit or there isn’t. Without data you may as well guess and your chance …

Biology