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Black and white family: Francis and Arlette with Seth and Daniel A black couple told yesterday of their shock and mystification when their son was born with white skin and blond hair. Francis Tshibangu admitted: ‘My first thought was “Wow, is he really mine?”.’ He and his wife Arlette already have a two-year-old boy,..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
Beryl Bainbridge at her home with one of her paintings. Beryl Bainbridge’s daughter, Jojo Davies, is lifting one painting after another outside into her back garden so they can be photographed in a clear light. The paintings are by her mother. Beryl Bainbridge died of cancer on 2 July last year, but her career..
US Navy’s USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier is seen anchored off the Manila bay, west of Manila May 15, 2011. The USS Carl Vinson is the ship where Osama bin Laden was given burial ritual after he was killed in a raid by US Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Carl Vinson is escorted by..
NASA has just announced that Einstein’s theory of gravity, also known as the General Theory of Relativity, has been verified in two ways by its Gravity Probe-B (GP-B) with astonishing accuracy . The experiment was begun in 2004 when a satellite containing four specially developed gyroscopes was put into orbit around the earth, passing over..
A German court on Thursday found former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, 91, guilty of helping to murder almost 30,000 Jews and gave him a five-year prison sentence. A German court sentenced John Demjanjuk to five years in prison on Thursday for his role in the killing of 27,900 Jews at the Nazi death..
BAE Systems has won an $850m (£525m) contract to run an ammunition factory for the US Army in Virginia. The contract lasts for 10 years, with options to extend it for up to another 15, meaning BAE could manage and operate the plant in Radford, Virginia until 2036. The defence company is making a determined..
Police in California have arrested an alleged gun-toting ‘Granny Bandit’ A crime analyst who put together a poster for the "Granny Bandit", wanted for a series of armed robberies outside department stores, helped police arrest the woman after she spotted the suspect during her lunch break. Dodi Wasbotten, 51, was taken into custody hours..
Sources say the HK416 rifle was used to kill bin Laden. The biggest secret in the special operations community— what gun did SEALs from "DevGru" kill Osama bin Laden with—has been revealed. Two military gear blogs, citing multiple insider sources, credit the highly reliable HK416 rifle, an M-16 type weapon, with the "double tap"..
Belarussian prosecutors have demanded a seven year jail term for opposition leader Andrei Sannikov, seen here in April 2011, on charges of organising mass protests after last year’s disputed presidential elections. Belarussian prosecutors on Friday demanded a seven year jail term for opposition leader Andrei Sannikov on charges of organising mass protests after disputed presidential..
One of Galileo’s iconic images of Io in which a giant volcanic plume rises high above the moon Io is the most volcanic world in the Solar System and scientists think they now have a better idea of why that is. The moon of Jupiter erupts about 100 times more lava on to its..
In 2005, a team of researchers at the Brain and Mind Institute of the École Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland set out to do some truly wonderful things. Led by neuroscientist Henry Markram, the team, known as the Blue Brain Project, spent two years tearing down rat brains to the molecular level and using what they..
After a photo of Pippa Middleton in a bra surfaced, Vivid offered her $5 million to film a scene. Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa is very xxx-citing to some people. After racy photos surfaced last week of a half-naked Pippa dancing with an equally un-dressed male, porn company Vivid Entertainment has offered Prince William’s sister-in-law..