King's College London

London attack: The path from violent crime to killer

<b>Westminster attacker Khalid Masood had a history of violence, but how typical is his past of those who go on to carry out acts of terror?</b><p>Masood, 52, who has been claimed by so-called Islamic State as a "soldier of the Caliphate", had spent time in prison for offences including violent assaults and …

Terrorism

Scientists think they're on the cusp of reversing aging

March 24, 2017<p>Scientists think they’re on the cusp of reversing aging<p>by Chuck Bednar<p>In what could be a significant anti-aging breakthrough, …

Longevity

What London Police Learned From the Last Big Attack

Law enforcement expected that a terrorist incident like Wednesday’s was inevitable. In many ways, the response system worked.<p>LONDON—Within seconds of Wednesday’s terrorist attack, the Houses of Parliament went into lockdown. Doors were bolted shut by staff, and MPs were locked into the Chamber of …

Terrorism

London Attack Highlights Struggle To Combat Extremism Across Europe

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Rajan Basra, research fellow at King's College London, about the terror attack in London and the broader effort to combat radicalization across the United Kingdom and Europe.

Terrorism

‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ in the world of dinosaurs

<i>A guest post from the</i> <i>Sedgwick Museum’s</i> <i>Douglas Palmer</i><p>Saurischian & Ornithischian pelvis bone modification w- selected species of Dinosauria (Wikimedia …

Paleontology

Ukraine decries “act of state terror” as ex-Russian MP shot dead

A former lawmaker of the Russian lower house of parliament, Denis Voronenkov, was shot dead in the center of Ukraine’s capital of Kiev on Thursday, …

Russia

London Attacker Was Investigated ‘Years Ago’ by U.K. Spies - Bloomberg

British security services once investigated the terrorist behind the worst attack on London in more than a decade, Prime Minister Theresa May said as …

Terrorism

Drug 'reverses' ageing in animal tests

<b>A drug that can reverse aspects of ageing has been successfully trialled in animals, say scientists.</b><p>They have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function.<p>The team at Erasmus University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, are planning human trials for what …

Longevity

Alzheimer’s Disease Linked to the Metabolism of Unsaturated Fats

A new study report omega 3 and omega 6 unsaturated fatty acids are significantly decreased in the brains of people with Alzheimer's.The post …

Neuroscience

The deadly danger you can’t see

Many countries have banned landmines, but millions continue to lie in wait for unsuspecting victims. The methods used to find and deal with them have had to keep pace with their increasing sophistication.<p>“Danger: Minefield” are two words with an almost unsurpassed power to stop you in your tracks. …

War

How ramming cars into crowds became a major terror tactic

LONDON — Wednesday's attack in London involved one of terrorists' new favorite tactics: driving a vehicle into a crowd.<p>In July, a terrorist in Nice drove a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera, killing 84. And in December, a man rammed a vehicle into a …

Terrorism

London unites against terror in defiant vigil

<b>London (CNN) —</b> A day after Londoners were confronted with a cruel and ruthless attack, crowds gathered in the heart of the city to pay tribute to the victims.<p>Just a few minutes away from the scene of Wednesday's carnage, helicopters circled above Trafalgar Square -- a location for protests, …

London

Notre Dame students in London accounted for and safe // News // Notre Dame News // University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame students studying in London have been accounted for and are safe after a terrorist attack Wednesday (March 22) near the …

Education

Motor vehicles are the terrorist's new weapon of choice, experts say

Can cities be terror-proofed against the growing trend of vehicle-ramming attacks?<p>Wednesday's attack in London is the fifth high-profile urban attack …

Terrorism

Westminster terror attack: Fourth victim dies in hospital

The Metropolitan Police Federation has raised over £350,000 for the family of murdered Pc Keith Palmer - smashing the initial target of £250,000.<p>Mr …

Terrorism

Four killed, 40 injured in vehicle and knife assault near British Parliament

LONDON — An assailant fatally stabbed a police officer at the gates to Britain’s Parliament compound Wednesday after plowing a vehicle through terrified pedestrians along a landmark bridge. The ­attacker was shot and killed by police, but not before claiming a total of four lives in what appeared …

Terrorism

No, the rich are not paying too much of the nation's tax

Death and taxes, as we all know, are the two great guarantees of life. But a strong candidate for a third is crude anti-tax lobbying by the …

Taxes

A post-Brexit immigration clampdown is going to hurt 3 of Britain's key sectors

LONDON — Several of Britain's key sectors are "especially at risk" from post-Brexit changes to Britain's migration policy, according to consultancy Mercer's latest "Workforce Monitor" report.<p>The report found that the Accommodation & Food Services, Manufacturing, and Transport industries have, …

Business

New Tool to Stop ISIS From Trafficking Artifacts: A Liquid Tracking Device

Law enforcement can use the nanotechnology to track artifacts, though some are skeptical the trafficking is as widespread as reported.

Islamic State (ISIS)

Blood spatters reveal a suspect's age through new technique

Researchers at King's College London have discovered a new method of forensic analysis which could more accurately predict the age of criminal …

Machine Learning

Soaring house prices are penalising parents who want the best school places for their children 

This Government wants to create a country that works for everyone, and education is at the heart of that. Thanks to our reforms and the hard work of teachers there are almost 1.8 million more children now being taught in good or outstanding schools than in 2010.<p>Tonight, staff from some of our …

Education

How self-employment affects the brain

When you are in charge of what’s happening, movement is more graceful. But the gig economy does not allow such autonomy<p>The current debate about the rights of the self-employed raises the question of how much control we have over our work. Is an Uber driver really their own boss if they are …

The Brain

7 Religious Women Explain How Their Faith Empowers Their Feminism

'People say to me, doesn't your faith oppress you?'<p>As part of our All Women Everywhere month, we asked seven women of faith whether their belief helps or hinders their feminism.<p>From battling stigma to fighting for their rights in the workplace, each woman explains, what has been at times, an …

Feminism

Modi's New Political Power May Not Extend to Pakistan Outreach - Bloomberg

A landslide election victory and a more conciliatory army chief may not be enough to push nuclear-armed enemies India and Pakistan toward renewed …

Pakistan

Sorry, Prince Harry! This Dog Would Rather Be Napping

<b>Prince Harry</b> gave a moving speech about mental health on Thursday, but one pup in attendance couldn't stop daydreaming about taking a nap.<p>The …

Prince Harry

Former marine cleared of murder 'should be freed immediately'

Barrister for Alexander Blackman set to plead that former soldier has served enough time in jail and should be released<p>The former marine sergeant Alexander Blackman, whose murder conviction for shooting dead a Taliban prisoner was quashed this week, should be freed from prison immediately, his …

Judiciary

Medical Aid for Palestinians

Join MAP at King’s College London’s Global Health Society’s panel event<p>16 March 2017<p>The MAP team would like to invite you to a panel event, organised …

Parents, Teach Kids to Not Share State Secrets via Yahoo

Parents, Teach Kids to Not Share State Secrets via Yahoo Cybersecurity Ignorance Makes Nation-State Hacks Easier Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • …

Cybersecurity

Colourful, creative and close up: Wellcome Images 2017

<b>This magnified image of a baby Hawaiian bobtail squid - which has a light organ on its backside that houses a colony of glowing bacteria - is one of the finalists in the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.</b><p>The squid - which measures only 1.5 cm across - provides food and shelter for the bacteria in return …

Biology

A poet and a professor are trying to stage the world’s biggest mental health lesson in Hackney

Along with toxic air and the housing crisis, mental illness is one of the biggest challenges facing young Londoners as they grow up in the city. One …