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The disturbing history of Dr. Asperger and the movement to reframe the syndrome

Thursday  08:30,   24 may 2018

“It’s up to them to decide if they want to be named after someone like him.” When historian Edith Sheffer arrived at the Vienna archives to learn more about Dr. Hans Asperger, a pediatrician credited with identifying and defining autism in the[...]

Designer dog trend fuels increase in thefts

Thursday  07:40,   24 may 2018

The increase in popularity of "designer" pooches has seen a big increase in dognapping, new figures have shown. Freedom of information requests to police forces by by Direct Line Insurance revealed that five dogs a day were stolen in[...]

£850m Sea Ceptor missile defence system enters into service

Thursday  07:30,   24 may 2018

The system is said to be capable of destroying enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds. It will be deployed aboard the Navy’s Type 23 frigates and is said to be able to deal with multiple targets at the same time, protecting an area of around [...]

Sustainable NHS will cost households thousands

Thursday  06:50,   24 may 2018

Sustainable long-term funding for the NHS could cost £2,000 for every household in Britain, or the equivalent of 9p on income tax, two respected think tanks have said. In a joint report, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Health[...]

North Korea threatens to back away from summit with US, reportedly calls Pence 'political dummy'

Thursday  05:15,   24 may 2018

North Korea early Thursday threatened to back away from the much-anticipated upcoming summit with the U.S. and called Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy," ratcheting up the rhetoric after months of signaling an openness to[...]

White New Zealand woman with a Maori facial tattoo is accused of cultural appropriation - but her husband says 'she's more Maori than you'll ever be'

Thursday  04:30,   24 may 2018

Life coach Sally Anderson was pictured on her website sporting the traditional 'moko' facial tattoo on her chin. But Mrs Anderson, who is white, was accused of culturally appropriating the marks.A New Zealand woman's face tattoo sparked a[...]

Legend of the Loch Ness monster is getting a reality check

Thursday  02:45,   24 may 2018

Scientists will begin collecting DNA from the lake that legend says carries “Nessie.”(Provided by[...]

Kremlin 'planning Champions League cyber attack'

Wednesday  23:06,   23 may 2018

The Russian government is preparing an enormous cyber attack targeting the Champions League final on Saturday, according to Ukrainian state security. Talos Intelligence - the security arm of computer networking firm Cisco, which detected the attack [...]

The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump

Wednesday  21:30,   23 may 2018

Flacks in this White House press office are getting enormous exposure — but potentially at a long-term cost to their credibility.Then, at about 9:30 p.m. on the East Coast, the president’s newest lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, went on Fox News and[...]

Yulia Skripal says she is lucky to have survived 'assassination attempt'

Wednesday  21:00,   23 may 2018

<p>Ms Skripal says the treatment to save her was "painful" and "invasive" - as she appears in front of cameras for the first time.</p>Yulia Skripal has said she feels lucky to have survived being poisoned and she would one[...]

Russia displays massive nuclear force with a sub launching 4 missiles with the power of 160 Hiroshimas

Wednesday  18:41,   23 may 2018

Russian Defense Ministry Russia's navy put on a massive display of nuclear force by launching four Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles from the Yuri Dolgoruky, one of its first new nuclear-powered submarines since the Cold War.[...]

Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

Wednesday  17:15,   23 may 2018

Iran’s long-range missile program was thought to be dormant, but researchers see evidence that it may have resumed.Since then, there has been little indication of Iranian work on a missile that could reach significantly beyond the Middle East, and[...]

Replica Red Arrows jet descends on Downing Street to mark RAF centenary

Wednesday  17:15,   23 may 2018

Theresa May is hosting a reception at Number 10 for personnel and trainees from across all three UK military services.It was 100 years ago, on April 1 1918, that the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged to create the RAF – the[...]

Explained: Why birds don't have teeth

Wednesday  15:50,   23 may 2018

Birds are quite different from mammals, typically being smaller and lighter and able to fly - but why don't they have teeth?New research by scientists at the University of Bonn suggests a reason why birds do not have beaks - and it's not to do[...]

How India’s Fishermen Turn Ocean Plastic Into Roads

Wednesday  14:20,   23 may 2018

In an innovative project, fishermen in Kerala collect ocean plastic for recycling, cleaning the ocean in the process.Kadalamma—Mother Sea—that’s what Xavier Peter calls the Arabian Sea. His own mother gave him life, but Kadalamma gave him purpose, a [...]