By Tara McKelvey How US mass shootings are getting worse Three of the worst five shootings in modern US history have happened in the last 16 months. It began – more or less – with 13, the number killed in 1949 in Camden, New Jersey, one of the earliest mass shootings in the US. An army veteran, Howard Unruh, killed […]
Banda Run is a place where history meets legend, where traditional ships still sail past live volcanoes to a forgotten island that once changed the world. By Diane Selkirk 11 October 2017 We sailed out of the Arafura Sea, through the Timor Sea and into the Savu Sea. Soon we’d be in the Flores Sea and then the Banda Sea […]
Fire survivor: ‘I don’t have any neighbours any more.’ More than 150 people are missing in wildfires that have ravaged northern California’s wine region, police say. At least 17 people are now confirmed dead and more than 2,000 buildings have been destroyed by the fires which broke out on Sunday. Eleven of the deaths have been in Sonoma County. One […]
Over the last 100 years, women have had significant, high-level roles in breaking secret codes – from Nazi ciphers to the secret messages of Al Capone’s gang – but their contribution is only just emerging. By Chris Baraniuk 10 October 2017 Picture this. In 1917, the United States is just entering World War One. But to begin with, it’s military […]
Amid speculation that the Catalan parliament might unilaterally declare independence, some of the region’s banks decided to move their legal headquarters to other parts of Spain. Meanwhile, the government in Madrid says any such declaration would have no effect. But supposing the region did eventually secede, would Catalonia be able to stand on its own two feet? Trappings of statehood […]
By Emma WoollacottTechnology of Business reporter 6 October 2017 What if your self-driving car took on a mind of its own? As more carmakers adopt “over the air (OTA)” software updates for their increasingly connected and autonomous cars, is the risk of hacker hijack also increasing? Imagine jumping in your car but being taken somewhere you didn’t want to go […]
By Jasmin Malik Chua, Anyone who has experienced the euphoric “runner’s high” that follows a satisfying workout will likely attest to a connection between physical activity and mental health. Studies have long borne this theory out: Endorphins, the opiate-like chemicals that flood the brain after intense or sustained exercise, appear to act as a buffer against depressive thoughts and feelings. […]
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The stolen documents reportedly include a plan to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un. Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean lawmaker, said the information was from his country’s defence ministry. The compromised documents […]