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UK crime agency seeks total access to citizens' emails, social media content
The UK’s top law enforcement officer says Britons must be prepared to sacrifice their freedoms online if they want to be protected from terrorists and cyber criminals. This includes giving authorities access to private email and social media contents.

07.10.2014 09:26

​UN to investigate UK ‘grave violations’ of disability rights
Britain may face a United Nations investigation into ‘grave’ and ‘systemic’ violations against the rights of disabled people – the first country to face such a high level inquiry in the organization’s history.

06.10.2014 08:47

Nobel for ‘inner GPS’: Discoveries of brain’s mapping cells get high medical award
The brain’s “inner GPS” – neurons that allow mapping and navigating in a complex environment - scored a Nobel Prize for medicine. The 2014 award went to American-British neurologist John O'Keefe and Norwegian scientist spouses May-Britt and Edvard Moser.

06.10.2014 10:34

Boy or girl? Japan zoo tries to mate two male hyenas, determines sex by tests
A zoo in Japan has admitted to an embarrassing breeding failure – it tried to mate two male hyenas for four years.

06.10.2014 02:24

Breathtaking: New crystal steals oxygen from air, paves way for long, long plunge
Danish scientists have invented a revolutionary crystalline material that can absorb and store oxygen in high concentrations. A bucket of such material can suck the oxygen out of a room, which could potentially wave goodbye to heavy oxygen masks.

05.10.2014 09:12

WHO issues manual on using Ebola survivors' blood
This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a guidance document on the use of convalescent blood for transfusions in patients, admitting that such treatment is “biologically plausible.”

04.10.2014 10:23

Finally! Sub-atomic particle observed, both matter & antimatter
After 80 years of painstaking experimentation, scientists have directly observed a sub-atomic particle that is its own antiparticle. The breakthrough promises a leap forward in quantum computing and potentially shows the path to finding dark matter.

04.10.2014 12:57

NASA astronaut shares stunning time-lapse videos of polar aurora
NASA flight engineer Reid Wiseman has published jaw-dropping time-lapse videos of the polar aurora, as seen from the International Space Station (ISS).

03.10.2014 19:11

MI6 appoints new secret service chief
The UK government appointed a new head of its Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) MI6 on Friday, replacing its outgoing chief, Sir John Sawers.

03.10.2014 13:38

​HIV/Aids: Origins of killer disease rooted in colonial-era Congo
The prevalence of HIV and Aids, a disease that has infected millions across the globe, has a direct link to Western colonialism in Africa during the 20th century, a new study has found.

03.10.2014 08:40

US cameraman tests positive for Ebola in Liberia
An NBC cameraman has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia, and is being flown home to the US for treatment. It marks the fourth time a US citizen has been diagnosed with the virus in the West African country.

03.10.2014 02:25

Rash of New Jersey suicides blamed on poor bridge design
Hundreds of New Jersey families rallied over the weekend to protest multiple suicides on a bridge they say is so poorly designed it is making suicide easy.

02.10.2014 23:49

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