Thursday, September 29, 2016

New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade

A new database suggests a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes including orangutans, chimpanzees and gorilllas.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

India launches mini space shuttle

India launches an unmanned model space shuttle in orbit, joining the race to develop re-useable space crafts.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Hawking - Brexit 'disaster' for science

Prof Stephen Hawking has called for Britain to stay in the EU, saying that a Brexit would be a "disaster for UK science".

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Caucus fatigue is setting in for some Iowans, and it's not over yet


DAVENPORT, Iowa — Mary Augustine huffed as she tore a handwritten "No Parking" sign down from a telephone pole in front of "Neat Stuff," her tiny antique shop in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday morning.

Across the street, a Fox News satellite truck is setting up in preparation for the Donald Trump rally planned for later Saturday evening.

"I just don't get why this has to be here hours before he is speaking," Augustine said, fearing the lack of parking would take a toll on her business. "It does get a little old."

Just two days before voters fill spaces across the state for the Feb. 1 kickoff to the presidential primary season, Augustine, like many Iowa residents, is all caucused out. Read more...

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Mariah Carey jokes her 35-carat engagement ring is 'so heavy, I can't lift my arm'


Nope, we didn't miss a decimal point — Mariah Carey just got engaged and with it came a 35-carat engagement ring

The singer, who is set to wed billionaire James Packer, recently showed off her huge, emerald-cut diamond center stone ring — designed by Wilfredo Rosado — on the red carpet

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Carey spoke with E! News about the ring, joking, "It's so heavy I can't lift my arm up!"

And if you wondered what kind of wedding a 35-carat ring sets the bar for, Carey promises something less extravagant. Read more...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Scientist makes case to edit embryos

A scientist is making her case to be the first in the UK to be allowed to genetically modify human embryos.

Monday, December 21, 2015

US wild bees decline as biofuels boom

A new study says that wild bees in the US are declining in many areas because of increases in the amount of corn being grown for biofuel.