When Prince William arrives in Tel Aviv on Monday for a trip that will include time in Israel and the West Bank, he will become the first-ever member of the British royal family to undertake an official visit to those places. William’s spokesperson says the visit is “non-political,” in keeping with the royal family’s ceremonial constitutional role. It is an area of the globe that cannot escape its history, a history in which Britain has played a major part.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama opened up about race and the elevated expectations that come with being “the first” while speaking at the American Library Association’s annual conference in New Orleans on Friday. “Barack and I knew very early that we would be measured by a different yardstick,” Obama said of her husband’s tenure as the nation’s first black president during a conversation with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden.
Genetic genealogy was used to track down the suspected Golden State Killer. The technology uses DNA data from crime scene samples, public genealogy sites, and research to track down suspects.
Police in Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a "sickening" attack that was captured on film and sparked revulsion. Gruesome images of the leopard, a protected species in Sri Lanka, being savagely beaten were shared on social media, generating widespread disgust. "It is sickening to see these images," wildlife deputy minister Palitha Thewarapperuma told parliament as he promised swift action to arrest the perpetrators.
A jogger who says she inadvertently crossed the Canadian border while running was reportedly detained by U.S. authorities for two weeks. Cadella Roman, a 19-year-old French woman who was visiting her mother in White Rock, British Columbia, said she accidentally ran across the Canadian border into Blaine, Washington, on May 21, CBC News reports. Roman claimed she did not see any signs marking the border, and told CBC she did not know her beachside run had taken her into the U.S. until she was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.
President Donald Trump's proposed "Space Force" could help fuel the $1 trillion intergalactic economy, Morgan Stanley says. If President Donald Trump successfully organizes his so-called Space Force, it could speed up investment in what Morgan Stanley sees as the next trillion-dollar economy. Morgan Stanley has already identified 20 stocks staking their place in the space race, and says it's monitoring 100 other private companies across sectors including satellite internet, rockets, space tourism, and asteroid mining as the push to pioneer this new frontier heats up.
Lobsters are genetically programmed not to age biologically. For us humans, it may sound like they have life’s secret ingredient in their grasp, but there’s a catch. As microbiology student @junius_64, points in an illuminating Twitter thread, they continue to grow and moult (shed their hard inelastic shell) right up till they die, but it is this very process that leads to their demise.
A man who bludgeoned six fairy penguins to death was sentenced to just 49 hours community service by an Australian court Monday, sparking outrage from conservationists. Joshua Jeffrey was convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals after he battered the birds with a stick while drunk on a beach with two others at Sulphur Creek in Tasmania state in 2016. Magistrate Tamara Jago called it a "callous act" against "vulnerable penguins" and said Jeffery, 20, had shown no remorse, the Hobart Mercury reported from the Burnie Magistrates Court.
Saudi Arabia lifted its longstanding driving ban Sunday, as women drove to work, ran errands, and even drove a Formula 1 car using their newly-issued drivers’ licenses for the first time. The lift of the ban on women driving marks a long-awaited moment for Saudi Arabia’s activists and campaigners, some of whom were imprisoned in a recent crackdown, and who have protested for decades against the world’s last remaining ban of its kind. TIME’s Africa Bureau Chief Aryn Baker reports from Riyadh this week, alongside women who are enjoying the new freedom to drive in the country.
The presidential vote and a parliamentary election, both held more than a year early, completed NATO-member Turkey’s transition from a parliamentary system to a presidential one, a process started with a voter referendum last year. “The nation has entrusted to me the responsibility of the presidency and the executive duty,” Erdogan said in televised remarks from Istanbul after a near-complete count carried by the state-run Anadolu news agency gave him the majority needed to avoid a runoff.
The Royal Observatory at Greenwich has been pivotal to astronomy and navigation since the beginning of time. Astronomers were forced to abandon their work in the 1950s as London smogs grew so bad that they could no longer see the stars through their telescopes. Now, after more than 60 years a new telescope has been installed at Greenwich to restore its status as a working observatory once again.
In September 2016, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Probe crash-landed onto comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, concluding a triumphant 10-year mission. Now, the ESA has shared an incredible video that shows the probe’s own grave on the Martian rock. The series of images reveals a harsh and unwelcome environment full of jagged rocks. It’s a lonely place to die, to be sure, but beautiful in a way. Here’s what the ESA had to say about the video: As it moved closer towards the surface it scanned across an ancient pit and sent back images showing what would become its final resting place. In addition to sharing Rosetta’s final images, the ESA has also released the complete archive of pictures taken
Brasília (AFP) - About 50 of the last Spix's macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie "Rio," will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from captivity in Europe, officials said Saturday. Brazilian Environment Minister Edson Duarte is due in Brussels on Sunday to sign the agreement with Belgium and Germany for bringing the birds back in the first quarter of next year, the ministry said in a statement. The Spix's macaw originates from north-east Brazil but is considered extinct in the wild, with only scores remaining in captivity.
Elizabeth Warren paid a visit Sunday to an immigration facility in McAllen, Texas amid the ongoing crisis over family separations at the Mexican border. The “zero tolerance policy” refers undocumented immigrants caught entering the country to be criminally prosecuted, and allows for the separation of relatives during the process.
President Muhammadu Buhari appealed for calm as the military and police tried to end the bloodshed, and said “no efforts will be spared” to find the attackers and prevent reprisal attacks. Nigeria’s government did not announce a death toll. Deadly clashes between herders and farmers in central Nigeria are a growing security concern in Africa’s most populous country, which is roughly split between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south.
The tiny home movement has shown us that you can squeeze a surprising amount of living space into an incredibly small floor plan simply by using clever design and innovative thinking. When building his one-of-a-kind home, owner Kurt Hughes took some obvious design cues from NASA and the Apollo space program. From the outside, the place looks a lot like a lunar lander, the spacecraft that first carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin down to the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969, complete with landing struts for a gentle touchdown. All told, the tiny house weighs just 3,000 pounds and is suspended nine feet off the ground.
The island, known as Dingy or Buddo, is one of dozens populated by dogs that line the shore south of the sprawling port megacity. Conservative figures estimate the feral dog population of Karachi could number up to 35,000. The islands, despite their lack of food and fresh water, have become a sanctuary, an alternative where estimates suggest hundreds of dogs avoid the cull.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s adult son has reportedly been accused of inappropriately touching a female passenger during a flight from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Multiple local outlets reported that a woman accused Andrew “AJ” Baker of groping her breast during a JetBlue flight on Wednesday. The woman told authorities that flight attendants had to move her to another seat after Baker allegedly refused to stop touching her, CBS Boston reports.
Women across Saudi Arabia greeted the lifting on Sunday of a longstanding ban against women drivers in a variety of ways. Ohoud Al Arifi logged into her Uber drivers app, and waited for a fare. The lifting of the driving ban quashes one of the most enduring symbols of sexism and inequality in Saudi Arabia, and has widely been hailed as a major step forward for women’s rights in the country.
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Every spring, billions of dusty looking bogong moths travel hundreds of miles across Australia to a place they have never been. Researchers recorded what direction they roared in response to the magnetic movement.
British MPs are set Monday to approve plans to build a third runway at London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, after decades of debate. Prime Minister Theresa May's government agreed to the £14 billion (15.9 billion euros, $18.5 billion) plan earlier this month, saying it would provide a major boost to the economy. The House of Commons is expected to back the expansion despite opposition from many MPs from London and south-east England, where residents fear the extra pollution and noise from an increase in flights.
SUSAN DAVIS, HOST: If you go to great lengths to avoid human interaction, you are not alone. A new study published in Science magazine shows that animals are changing their sleep schedules to prevent human contact. Instead of sleeping at night, some animals are switching to a nocturnal lifestyle. Neil Carter is a co-author on the study, which was led by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley. He's also an assistant professor at Boise State University. And he joins us now from KBSX in Boise. Welcome to the program. NEIL CARTER: Thanks. DAVIS: So I have to ask, on behalf of humans, was it something that we did? CARTER: It appears that it is something that we did. It looks like
The ferry had some 200 people on board, about five times over capacity, but only 18 people including the boat’s captain survived the sinking in rough weather June 17 on Lake Toba. Separately, police said four people including transport officials have been arrested on suspicion of negligence that led to the sinking. The search agency chief, Muhammad Syaugi, said in a television interview that Indonesia needs international help to recover the wreckage.
Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them. A fact sheet on “zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification” released Saturday night by the Department of Homeland Security also says a parent must request that their child be deported with them. In the past, the agency says, many parents have elected to be deported without their children.