When I was nine I was frogmarched to the opticians for my first sight test. It was after copying down the fact that "Marco Pob was a famous explorer" from the board at school. The optometrist explained
Editorial: So many advances that enhance our lives and line our pockets start the same way – with a nagging question Published: 11 Oct 2013 Three scientists win Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing
Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought. For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of
Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar
Governments forced to rescue the world's banking system are being warned there will be no bailout if there is a crisis in the Earth's climate system. That is the view of the head of the Organisation for
At least 60 Tibetans were injured after Chinese police fired into a crowd of protesters, rights group Free Tibet and US-based Radio Free Asia report. The shooting occurred on Sunday in Biru county, as
Dr Choje Akong Rinpoche, who set up UK's first Buddhist monastery in Scotland, stabbed to death, reports say A Tibetan monk who founded the first Buddhist monastery in the UK has been killed in China.
Dangerous criminals who have been deported from Britain are able to fly back to this country unchecked because of failings in a £500million computer project, the chief inspector of borders has said. The
The federal government is considering whether to allow scientists to take a controversial step: make changes in some of the genetic material in a woman's egg that would be passed down through generations.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a health alert warning that an estimated 278 illnesses caused by Salmonella Heidelberg are associated with raw chicken produced by Foster Farms at three facilities
Katharine Viner, deputy editor of the Guardian and editor-in-chief of Guardian Australia, gave the AN Smith lecture in Melbourne on Wednesday night. Here's her speech I'd like to begin with a true story.
A plane passenger with no flying experience was forced to make an emergency landing after the pilot became ill and unable to operate the controls. The passenger was helped from the ground by two flight
A rare amoeba that caused the August death of a child in south Louisiana has been found in five locations in a north Louisiana water system, state health regulators said Tuesday. The state Department Health
Mozilla’s HTML5-based open mobile platform Firefox OS, which bagged support from a raft of carriers at the start of this year as a low cost alternative to Android-based smartphones, is gearing up to launch
In the latest clothing industry disaster to hit the country, seven have died in a fire in a factory in Bangladesh. A fire killed seven people at a garment factory in Bangladesh about six months after factory