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"Prosecuting him was never part of the plan," said ruling party whip Lovemore Matuke
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (AP) - An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country's navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of the vessel's 44 crew members to burst into tears and some to say they had lost hope of a rescue.
Scientists may understand a bit more about how a smart person's brain acts, according to a paper published Wednesday in Scientific Reports. Ulrike Basten, a cognitive scientist at Goethe University Frankfurt, and her team compared the results of an intelligence test given to 309 people to data collected from brain scans. Specifically, they found that connections within and between modules could be correlated with those results.
He admitted he'd "be in trouble"
"We're really winning"
Dowsing works, John Humphrys has said, after he used it on his farm to find a broken pipe. Speaking to Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire, the Today Programme presenter said he "felt a force" when using the method, also known as water divining, to find a pipe which had been cut through by a plough. The exchange followed the discovery earlier this week that engineers from most of the UK's major water companies use the method to find leaks or broken pipes. 10 of the 12 companies admitted on Twitter to using the method, which involves using rods which are meant to move when the user walks over underground water, after science blogger Sally Le...
He didn't waste much time before boasting about his track record
Scientists have used a cloned dog to create four more dogs in an experiment to find out what happens when animals are re-cloned. The team created the dogs-Afghan hounds-with stem cells from Snuppy, the world's first ever cloned dog, which was born in April 2005. Snuppy's birth came nine years after that of the first ever cloned animal, Dolly the sheep, but the acheivement was still so ground-breaking that Time magazine named Snuppy one of the most amazing inventions of the year. Seoul National University has raised Snuppy in an experiment to study the health effects cloning has on animals.
A Russian billionaire plans to scour one of the solar system's mysterious moons for alien life and he could end up getting there faster than NASA, the New Scientist reports. Yuri Milner, who founded the $100 million 'Breakthrough Starshot' project, has set his sights on Saturn's moon Enceladus, which scientists have designated one of the prime spots in the known universe where life could exist. Research by NASA so far shows that the Moon has something resembling an ocean thanks to a geyser that sprays a plume of molecular hydrogen into space-a sign that Enceladus could have hydrothermal vents and thus be habitable for some species.
Science has long been the target of conspiracy theories, some of which have persisted for centuries.
Gold has, in one way or another, been at the heart of much human history for thousands of years. It has sparked wars, alliances and massacres, and it still holds a central place in many cultures. Now, an international team of scientists has published research in Nature Communications that could shed new light on how the iconic metal first came into being in the Earth's crust.
Customers could start deserting the ride-hailing company after a strong of scandals
Allegations against Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan are putting Democrats in hot water over how to respond
Aijalon Mahli Gomes, 38, was imprisoned in North Korea in 2010
YouTube removed more than 50 user channels in the last week in response to criticism
"It really has to come out of the woodwork," the head of the U.N. women's agency says
The House of Cards actor is already under investigation for allegations made by actor Kevin Rapp
Brochu, who is white, wrote on Instagram about rubbing used tampons on her black roommate's backpack, police said
Coley has maintained his innocence since he was arrested
As one of the most secretive tech companies out there, Apple rarely reveals any details regarding hardware or software products that may be in development. But the company last week quietly disclosed self-driving car research that proves not only that Apple is interested in this field, but that it may have solutions to improve various aspects of it. The paper details technology that can be used by existing self-driving cars equipped with LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology for mapping their surroundings to better detect obstacles, including pedestrians and cyclists. First spotted on arXiv by Reuters, the paper describes a so-called VoxelNet technology for autonomous cars, and...
"Today we are witnessing the beginning of a new, unfolding democracy," said Mnangagwa, formerly the vice president and confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe
Like it or not, humanity won't be able to live on Earth forever. If we don't wipe out our own species by the time we figure out where to go, we'll eventually have to shove off of the planet and head elsewhere. When that happens, we're going to need a lot of things, and one of those things is beer. Budweiser is totally fine with that, and they're working hard at figuring out how to brew beer in space. Next month, Budweiser will be sending one of the primary ingredients in beer, barley, into space aboard a cargo supply mission that will head skyward on December 4th. It will remain at the International Space Station for a month before coming back to Earth to be analyzed by Budweiser's team...
The company is under heavy scrutiny after admitting it failed to disclose the hacking of personal information of 57 million customers and drivers and may have paid a ransom to the thieves.
Hot environments aren't great for brains.
Fox News technology reporter Brett Larson explains.
If you're planning to do most of your Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your bed in your favorite PJs, you're in luck, because there are a ton of sales happening this weekend that'll make your online Black Friday shopping experience even easier.
A vote by the Federal Communications Commission on December 14, 2017 will decide the fate of net neutrality. But what is it?
Turkey or beef? It's a question you might ask yourself on any given day while ordering a burger, or during Thanksgiving when thousands of turkeys are cooking across the country. It may be a health decision, or one informed by the knowledge that beef production releases a potent greenhouse gas, methane, which is emitted from cow manure and cow belches.
Researchers said on Wednesday satellite data showed that Earth's artificially lit outdoor surface at night grew by about 2 percent annually in brightness and area from 2012 to 2016, underscoring concerns about the ecological effects of light pollution on people and animals. The rate of growth observed in developing countries was much faster than in already brightly lit rich countries. The researchers said the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite data may understate the situation because its sensor cannot detect some of the LED lighting that is becoming more widespread, specifically blue light.
Meet the VR of psychedelic drugs.
NASA is happy to say it has reinvented the wheel. The alloy NASA used, nickel titanium, also has a "memory"-an ingenious solution to the Achilles' heel of earlier spring tires, which remained dented after rolling over a particularly sharp rock. When tested on simulated Martian terrain at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the new tires quite literally bounced back.
Pause your game of Asteroids, space fans! Astronomers spotted an interstellar asteroid traveling through the Milky Way. (We'd forgive you for reading that intro…
Apple is facing accusations that the new iPhone X is being manufactures by high school students who are illegally working for 11 hours.
They were supposed to bring about an energy revolution -- but the popularity of LED lights is driving an increase in light pollution worldwide, with dire consequences for human and animal health, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances is based on satellite data showing that the Earth's night is getting brighter, and artificially lit outdoor surfaces grew at a pace of 2.2 percent per year from 2012 to 2016. Experts say that's a problem because nighttime lights are known to disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.
"They were girls when Roy Moore immorally pursued them. Now they are women - witnesses to us all of his disturbing conduct"
No, that isn't a leaked image from the upcoming sequel to "The Last of Us." That's a real close-up of what was left of a fly's head after it was infected with the Cordyceps fungus. As a macro photographer in Singapore, Faiz Bustamente often has bugs in focus.
It could also help us go beyond the Standard Model, our as-yet incomplete model explaining the forces of the universe. In a bid to catch neutrinos, international scientists created the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. This is a huge particle detector located under a mile of ice near the South Pole.
Over 600,000 have fled to Bangladesh
Archaeologists working on Scotland's Island of Sanday made an "amazing and unexpected" discovery: two pits full of the bones of 19th century whales. A team of archaeologists based in Orkney, Scotland, originally traveled to Sanday to excavate a Neolithic site. Historical records told of a pod being stranded and later buried at Cata Sand, the site where the bones were found, but how and why they got there remains a mystery. The whales could have either been "ca'd"-driven into the shallows deliberately-by Sanday's 19th century human inhabitants, or simply been beached on their own.
For years, left-handedness was seen as an affliction to be cured, and it seems probable that there remains an ingrained - if unthinking - bias against left-handed people today. Indeed, even the word 'left' speaks of an Alpha and Omega, deriving as it does from the Anglo-Saxon 'lyft', meaning 'weak'. But being left-handed isn't all bad news. New research has indicated that being left-handed could be a significant bonus - for sports players at least. The study, published by academics at the University of Oldenburg, in northwestern Germany, found that the greater the time pressure in a game, the greater the number of professional players who are...
Johan Mooij expects food supplies in Yemen's capital of Sana to run out in about six weeks.
Company paid hackers to keep quiet on attack that exposed data of 57 million users; Jonathan Hunt reports on the fallout.
Some think Emmerson Mnangagwa might be even more repressive than Robert Mugabe
The company is under fire for concealing the hack.
The home was fully engulfed by flames when firefighters arrived
A Pakistani court Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people, after months of US pressure on Islamabad over its alleged support for militants. Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the UN-listed terrorist group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, will be freed tomorrow after less than a year in detention following the decision by the Lahore High Court, a JuD official said. JuD, which has operated freely across Pakistan and is popular for its charity work, is considered by the US and India to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for the attack on...
Months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed
A war in outer space sounds like the stuff of science fiction but it is something we need to consider. Its impact on everybody on Earth and its implications for future human space exploration would be devastating. The aim is to develop a Manual on International Law Applicable to Military uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) that covers times of tension and outright hostility.
Including the massacre of Srebrenica, Europe's worst mass killing since World War II
A feud between Trump and the father is intensifying