Category Archives: Science

UK's Cameron caught 'in a bind' over EU talks

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is "in a bind" in talks with European Union partners over changes he needs to avoid a so-called "Brexit", political scientist Thierry Chopin said on…

Brit Astronaut Boards Rocket Ahead Of Lift-Off

British astronaut Tim Peake has said an emotional goodbye to his family & friends before boarding the rocket that will take him to the International Space Station (ISS). He shared…

Full Moon Will Fall On Christmas Day For First Time In 38 Years

A full moon will light up the skies on Christmas Day for the first time since 1977. The moon will be at its peak over the U.K. in the early…

Iraqi state oil firm official shot dead in Kirkuk city: police

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen shot dead a senior employee of Iraq's state-run North Oil Company (NOC) on Monday, the third company official to be killed in the past four…

Japan asteroid probe enters 'target orbit' in space quest

A Japanese space probe successfully entered "target orbit" & is on its way to rendezvousing with a far away asteroid, in a quest to study the origin of the solar…

Elf on the Shelf: Cute or Creepy?

Ten years ago, a self-published Christmas book launched a new holiday tradition: the Elf on the Shelf. But is this little spy for Santa cute … or creepy? Pinterest &…

'Star Wars' Creature: Giraffe Relative Named After Queen Amidala

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:30 p.m. E.T. The "Star Wars" franchise may need to update its menagerie of wonky, alienlike creatures to include a boneheaded, short-necked relative…

U.S., allies conduct 16 strikes against Islamic State – U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States & its allies conducted 16 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq & Syria on Sunday, according to the coalition leading the operations. In a…

After Paris: Now what for world climate?

After a champagne moment in Paris, where ministers from around the world crafted a pact to fight perilous climate change, comes the complex part. Experts are under no illusion that…

Surveillance secret weapon in China pollution struggle

In the future, China will shut down a factory before it even pollutes — or so it hopes, as it deploys huge data in the fight against offensive air. In…