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FILE – Shahram Amiri arrives at Imam Khomini Airport with his wife and son A NUCLEAR scientist at the centre of a spying row last year between Iran and the US has been jailed in Tehran and could face the death penalty. Shahram Amiri, who returned to Iran in July after apparently defecting to..
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]
Dolf Pasker (L) and Gert Kasteel (2ndL) kiss each other after being married by Amsterdam’s mayor Job Cohen (R) as Helene Faasen (C) and Anne-Marie Thus (2ndR) wait for their turn to be married on April 1, 2001. Faasen and Thus walked down the aisle into the history books 10 years ago as the world’s..
Zadie Smith, the author, said the Coalition Government’s policies on libraries, were "shameful" The BBC has been accused of bias after it invited Zadie Smith, the author, to read out a five-minute lecture attacking library closures. Her comments, broadcast during the Today Programme on Radio 4, were an impassioned defence of libraries and "shared..
A new book revealed that scientists twice miscalculated where Yuri Gagarin would land Soviet officials lied about the success of Yuri Gagarin’s historic 1961 flight into space and covered up the fact that he had landed more than 200 miles away from where they were expecting him, a new book discloses. The Soviet Union..
Just when the entire film industry is going gaga about Ranbir Kapoor’s Rockstar co-star Nargis Fakhri, it has emerged that the half-Pakistani, half-Czechoslovakian swimwear model was dumped twice by Tyra Banks from a reality show. Nargis has participated in America’s Next Top Mode l 2 and 3 in the past. The swimwear model created quite..
Moammar Gadhafi’s forces hammered rebels with tanks and rockets, turning their rapid advance into a panicked retreat in an hourslong battle Tuesday. The fighting underscored the dilemma facing the U.S. and its allies in Libya: Rebels may be unable to oust Gadhafi militarily unless already contentious international airstrikes go even further in taking out his..
Sinatra has been there. So have Elton John, Madonna and the Beatles. Could Brian Plunkett be next? Plunkett’s song "Dreams You Give" is one of 10 finalists for the wake-up music to be played for the crew of the space shuttle Endeavour on their final day in space on what is scheduled to be Endeavour’s..
As the Fukushima Fifty bravely battle to prevent meltdown at the Tsunami-hit Japanese nuclear plant in Japan, robots have been sent to help with the clean-up. They include the U.S.-made iRobot gadgets, which move about on tracks and have a single crane-like arm, will certainly be used to move rubble and test radiation levels. Japan’s..
Libyan woman Eman al-Obaidi gestures as she cries at a hotel in Tripoli March 26, 2011. The weeping Libyan woman made a desperate plea for help on Saturday, slipping into the Tripoli hotel full of foreign journalists to show bruises and scars she said had been inflicted on her by Muammar Gaddafi’s militiamen. As..
A new study claims the so-called fossils found in rock in the Pilbara region of Western Australia do not even contain carbon Twenty years ago scientists hailed the important discovery of the oldest fossils on the planet, 3.5-billion-year-old microbes found embedded in rock in Australia. But a new analysis of the microscopic structures has..
Intrigue: The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s great-great-aunt, Baroness Moura Budberg (centre), was the lover of Robert Bruce Lockhart (right), a British diplomat posted in Moscow during the Russian Revolution. He was said to have been the brains behind an assassination attempt on Vladimir Lenin (left) in 1918 Nick Clegg was last night urged..
Obesity subtly diminishes memory and other features of thinking and reasoning even among seemingly healthy people, an international team of scientists reports. at least some of these impairments appear reversible through weight loss. Researchers also report one likely mechanism for those cognitive deficits: damage to the wiring that links the brain’s information-processing regions. A number..