News archive from 22 June 2017

NASA reveals stunning retro posters to celebrate August's historic US eclipse as it unveils plans to study...

Two months before the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in a century, NASA has revealed its plans to study and promote a celestial show that will darken skies from Oregon to South Carolina. During the Aug. 21 eclipse,...

 

The end of arguing over road trip playlists: Facebook Messenger now lets you create Spotify playlists with...

Spotify has launched a new feature on Facebook Messenger that allows users to share and create playlists with their friends.  Spotify says the feature will be ideal for parties, road trips or collecting people's favorite song in one place easily.  The...

 

University of Michigan to get driverless shuttles to ferry pupils the fall

Two driverless shuttles will begin operating at the University of Michigan this fall. The tall, airy, 15-passenger shuttles will carry students and staff in a two-mile loop on campus roads alongside regular traffic. The shuttle will be free and...

 

Screaming skeletons of Russian soldiers are unearthed on scene of battle 150 years ago where they were...

The screaming skeletons of dozens of Russian soldiers who were killed during a battle 150 years ago have been discovered in a mass grave in eastern Poland. The remains were unearthed by archaeologists on the site of the Battle of Zyrzyn, off the S17...

 

THE PLAN THAT MAY FORGOT

Theresa May’s manifesto falls to bits in Queen’s Speech as her plan for Britain is declared threadbare by Labour. How much longer can this shambling mess lurch onward? A "THREADBARE" Queen’s Speech proves that the Tories have simply run out...

 

How gene editing could BOOST IQ: DNA mutations make us stupid but repairing the damage increases intelligence

The genetic mutations that harm our health may also make us more stupid, new research has revealed.  A study found smart people have fewer genetic mutations that negatively affect intelligence and health, rather than having more mutations that make...

 

Queen’s speech: No mention of Trump’s unwanted state visit

DONALD TRUMP’S state visit to Britain was left out of the Queen’s Speech yesterday, leading many to hope that it has been scrapped. The address usually mentions planned state visits, but this year’s speech only referred to welcoming King Felipe and...

 

Keen to boost your child's interest in reading? Academics urge parents to reach for a kindle rather than a...

Electronic books boosts youngsters' attention in story time and makes them want to read, new research reveals. Toddlers who are read to from electronic books also comment more on the story and are better able to remember its content, a study found....

 

Queen’s speech: Beast of Bolsover strikes again with racing quip

DENNIS SKINNER mocked the Queen’s attendance at Royal Ascot by joking that MPs and Black Rod should get their “skates on” so she could be there for the first race. As Black Rod informed MPs in the Commons that the Queen requested their attendance in...

 

Terror attack bid sparks security boost

SECURITY in Brussels was further tightened yesterday after a failed bomb attack on the Belgian capital’s central railway station on Tuesday evening. A man was shot dead by soldiers guarding the station after he set off a small explosion, which was...

 

Egypt eases Gaza’s energy crisis with delivery of diesel

EGYPT made a surprise delivery of diesel to the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip yesterday to alleviate the Palestinian territory’s energy crisis. Eleven tanker lorries, between them carrying 220,000 gallons of fuel, entered Gaza through the normally...

 

CP slams ombudswoman’s bank reform call

THE South African Communist Party (SACP) accused the national ombudswoman of "overreach” yesterday after she called for reform of the Reserve Bank (SARB). The SACP initially welcomed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report on Monday that the...

 

Corbyn masterfully demolished a government on its knees

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn’s reply to the Queen’s Speech was a masterly demolition of the Prime Minister’s threadbare document masquerading as a programme of government. His ability to respond in jocular fashion to Tory MP Richard Benyon’s...

 
Bill proposes letting U.S. lawmakers carry guns anywhere except Capitol

Bill proposes letting U.S. lawmakers carry guns anywhere except Capitol

Warning that members of Congress have a "bull's eye on our backs," a U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday he had introduced a bill to make it legal for senators and representatives to carry guns anywhere in the country, except the U.S. Capitol...

 

Trump up against US public opinion on Cuba

There is a healthy bipartisan sentiment in the US Congress for passing legislation that would eliminate the legal underpinnings of the Cuba blockade, including especially the Toricelli Amendment and the Helms-Burton law, writes EMILE SCHEPERS On...

 


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