Fifteen years ago, China started to work on an ambitious project that would eventually become the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge ever built. Now that bridge, which connects the mainland to both of the country’s special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, is finally ready. After an inaugural ceremony in...
When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham. Understanding more precisely how the brain retrieves information could help us better assess the reliability of eye witness accounts, for example of crime scenes, where...
Every year, millions of people around the world join the Earth Hour movement and switch off their lights for one hour to show support for protecting our planet and stopping climate change. People around the world are turning off their lights for one hour on Saturday as part of the...
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged by 30 percent to below $12,000 on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency after its sharp rise to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble. After falling to as low as $11,159, it recouped some losses...
A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. The photo is titled “Single Atom in an Ion Trap” and was shot by David Nadlinger of the University of Oxford. In the photo, a single...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kmart Corp, a unit of Sears Holdings Corp, has agreed to pay $32.3 million to settle allegations that its pharmacies failed to report discounted prescription drug prices to federal health programs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The settlement agreement with the United States...
(Reuters) - The paramedics find them everywhere - slumped over car steering wheels, barely breathing in doughnut shop bathrooms or dead in derelict apartments and expensive mansions. For the Cataldo Ambulance Service crews outside Boston on the front lines of the U.S. opioid epidemic, the flood of overdose...
Biting into the "hottest pepper in the world" sounds painful enough. But for one 34-year-old man, the daring feat resulted in excruciating headaches, known as "thunderclap" headaches, according to a new report of his case. Shortly after, he began having dry heaves and experiencing thunderclap headaches — brief and intensely...
Toy tiger triggers armed police standoff after Scottish farmer spots ‘predator’ on the loose. Scottish police were locked in a tense standoff with what they thought was a wild beast, spotted by a local farmer. The encounter lasted nearly an hour before the armed officers realized the tiger was in...
Jordan Feldstein, longtime manager of Maroon 5 and the brother of actor Jonah Hill, has died. He was 40. Feldstein's family confirmed to Variety.com that he passed away on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest. "Unfortunately, last night Jordan called 911 for shortness of breath, when paramedics arrived it was determined...