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South Korea to fine BMW $10 mn over engine fires response

South Korea said Monday it will fine German automaker BMW 11.2 billion won ($10 million) for allegedly dragging its feet in recalling cars with faulty engines linked to dozens of engine fires.


No warning meant no escape from Indonesia tsunami

An unpredictable chain of events and an inadequate early warning system combined to deadly effect with the tsunami that slammed into coastal areas of Indonesia killing nearly 300 people, disaster officials and experts said Monday.


NASA spacecraft hurtles toward historic New Year's flyby

A NASA spacecraft is hurtling toward a historic New Year's Day flyby of the most distant planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early solar system called Ultima Thule.


Australia to beef up technology for drone 'crackdown'

Australia will introduce new surveillance technology for a "crackdown" on drones next year, aviation authorities said Monday, as concerns mount over their increasing prevalence in public areas.


Top Technical Advances in 2018

The year's most impressive achievements include ecology research via drone, mice with two dads, and the use of artificial intelligence to identify and monitor cancer cells.


Klar til i aften: Sådan forbereder du maven til julemaden

Hvis du vil nyde så meget lækker julemad som muligt, må du forberede din mave allerede nu.


Earthrise: how the iconic image changed the world

Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders talks about Nasa's orbit 50 years ago when he photographed Earth as it had never been seen before No one told them to look for the Earth. It was Christmas Eve 1968 and the first manned mission to the moon had reached its destination. As Apollo 8 slipped into lunar orbit the crew prepared to read passages of Genesis for a TV broadcast to the world. But as the command



Pediatric leukemia 'super drug' could be developed in the coming years

Scientists have discovered two successful therapies that slowed the progression of pediatric leukemia in mice, according to three studies published over the last two years. When a key protein responsible for leukemia, MLL, is stabilized, it slows the progression of the leukemia, the most recent study found.


Measuring the Strength of a Person's Gaze

A new study suggests that, unconsciously, we actually do believe that looking exerts a slight force on the things being looked at. Karen Hopkin reports. — Read more on


The Science Behind The Indonedia Tsunami

NPR's Michel Martin talks with geologist Stephen Johnston about how the tsunami in Indonesia overnight was triggered.


3 pieces of historical evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ

Jesus's historical existence is generally accepted among scholars. The evidence for the reality of Jesus Christ includes writings by historians, artifacts and eyewitness accounts. The spiritual and miraculous nature of Jesus is a different story. None Can we prove that Jesus Christ actually walked the Earth about 2,000 years ago? Without getting into the spiritual, science should be able to provi


Another tsunami could hit Indonesia, experts warn

Another tsunami could strike Indonesia, experts warned on Sunday, a day after more than 200 people were killed by a wave triggered by a volcanic eruption.


Starwatch: planets line up for Christmas

Jupiter and Venus still dominate the early morning sky as Mercury becomes more challenging to find Throughout this week, the cold mornings will provide a beautiful sight to warm the heart about an hour before sunrise. In the days immediately surrounding Christmas, the three bright planets Mercury, Venus and Jupiter all line up in the south-eastern sky. Looking south-east around 07:00am, Venus and


Neurons made from stem cells can suppress seizures

Researchers have discovered that transplanting stem-cell-derived neurons into the brain suppressed seizures in an animal model. About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 percent of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40 percent of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures even after trying multiple anti-seizure drugs. Even when the dr


Harnessed horse unearthed in ancient stable near Pompeii

Archaeologists have unearthed the petrified remains of a harnessed horse and saddle in the stable of an ancient villa in a Pompeii suburb.


Some 100-year-olds have the DNA markers of people in their 20s

Researchers have discovered age- and health-related differences in fragments of DNA found floating in the bloodstream (not inside cells) called cell-free DNA (cfDNA). These differences could someday indicate biological age—whether a person's body functions as older or younger than their chronological age, the researchers say. In a proof-of-concept study, researchers extracted cfDNA from blood sam


222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise further.


Indonesia's angry 'Child of Krakatoa' rumbles on

The volcano that triggered a deadly tsunami in Indonesia late Saturday emerged from the sea around the legendary Krakatoa 90 years ago and has been on a high-level eruption watchlist for the past decade.


SpaceX launches Air Force's best GPS yet, ends banner year

SpaceX has launched the U.S. Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built.


India's no-frills hotel giant eyes European markets

An Indian startup is turning its attention towards usurping the West's largest hotel chains after establishing itself as India's biggest player and shaking up the Chinese market.


China's Huawei faces new setbacks in Europe's telecom market

The U.S. dispute with China over a ban on tech giant Huawei is spilling over to Europe, the company's biggest foreign market, where some countries are also starting to shun its network systems over data security concerns.


Photos: Deadly Tsunami Strikes Indonesia's Sunda Strait

At least 222 people have reportedly been killed along the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, and another 800 injured late Saturday night by a tsunami, likely triggered by an eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. Water swept along the shoreline with no warning, crashing into homes, hotels, and beach side holiday events. Electricity and water services, as well as roads, have been badly damaged; remote are


Why Are We So Surprised by Facebook's Data Scandals?

Facebook's business model has always been to monetize user data. So why are we so shocked to learn how they did it?


Ny teknik kan afsløre langt flere tilfælde af livmoderhalskræft

En ny teknik kan sikre, at vi opdager næsten alle kvinder med livmoderhalskræft og samtidig undgår overbehandling. Det har stort potentiale i Danmark, vurderer ekspert.


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