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Nasa suspends launch of Mars mission

Nasa announced on Tuesday it has suspended the March 2016 launch of its InSight mission to Mars because of problems with a key scientific component.

24 Dec 2015 5:49 AM

Bullseye Brooklyn

Nets snare Chicago to snap eight-game losing streak in NBA

23 Dec 2015 6:40 AM

Sikhs in US feel vulnerable; join with Muslims to combat backlash

Sikhs in US feel vulnerable; join with Muslims to combat backlash

14 Dec 2015 9:19 AM

Google life sciences unit renamed Verily

Alphabet Inc’s life sciences unit, which was previously a part of the tech company’s GoogleX research and development unit, has picked Verily as its new name as it seeks more visibility in the fast-g

09 Dec 2015 6:30 AM

University of Chicago cancels Monday classes after threat

The FBI was investigating the source of the threat

30 Nov 2015 9:57 AM


Chicago officer charged in black teen’s murder

A white Chicago policeman was charged with murdering a black teenager on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a graphic video showing the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times.

26 Nov 2015 3:22 AM

Many children with cancer were born at risk: study

Family history of cancer was not a strong predictor of childhood cancers: researcher

19 Nov 2015 5:46 PM

At least 100,000 women tried home abortions amid Texas restrictions: study

Women took herbs, hormones, drugs, and even blows to the stomach to try to do so

19 Nov 2015 9:53 AM

Elephant cancer might help treat humans

Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts’ bodies have many more cells.

02 Nov 2015 11:08 PM

Muslims refuse to deliver beer, win $240,000 case

Two Muslim truck drivers have been awarded a whopping $240,000 in damages by a US jury in a religious discrimination lawsuit after they were fired for refusing to make beer deliveries.

29 Oct 2015 2:03 AM


‘Tuberculosis rivals AIDS as leading cause of death’

For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organisation said in a report released on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2015 1:57 AM

Father held after boy shoots brother in US

In a shocking incident, a 6-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his little brother while they played “cops and robbers” with his father's illegally obta-ined gun.

20 Oct 2015 5:06 AM