National / International News

Mind-controlled gene switch made

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:15
A study shows that human brainwaves can wirelessly activate light-sensitive genes implanted in mice.

Hamilton's title to lose - Mansell

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:09
Former world champion Nigel Mansell says Lewis Hamilton has "one hand" on the World Championship going into the final race.

Putin Puts Shawl On China's First Lady, And Censors Leap

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:08

When Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to place a shawl over the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, the wife of China's President Xi Jinping, he set off alarm bells.

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VIDEO: Drone tour of Tower poppies

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:07
A remote controlled drone has captured close-up images of the Tower of London ceramic poppy installation.

How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:04

Do people with Ebola actually cry tears of blood? What happens if the U.S. Army thinks you might have Ebola? We catch up with science writer David Quammen to discuss truths and myths about the virus.

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Bulgaria unveils Markov statue

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:04
Bulgaria's president unveils a statue to dissident playwright Georgi Markov, murdered in central London in what became known as the "umbrella killing".

VIDEO: Serwotka's life-saving device

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:04
One of Britain's best known trades union leaders has spoken about the operation and technology that has helped save his life.

Referendum vote for 16 year olds

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 07:02
Sixteen-year-olds could be given the vote in a referendum on whether to give Welsh ministers power to vary income tax.

EU court backs migrant benefit curbs

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 06:56
The European Court of Justice backs curbs on unemployed migrants' access to certain benefits, setting a legal precedent for all EU member states.

Mormon founder 'had up to 40 wives'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 06:56
The Mormon church admits for the first time that its founder, Joseph Smith, took multiple wives, with the number estimated to be up to 40.

Federer outclasses Nishikori

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 06:55
Swiss world number two Roger Federer overcame Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Pay Attention To The Health Insurance Calendar To Avoid Surprises

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 06:48

Consumers can sign up for health insurance through the online marketplaces anytime from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. But waiting can trigger medical bills and the health law's penalties.

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VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 06:46
MPs hear evidence on historic child abuse.

In China, Dreaded Process Of Getting A Visa To The U.S. May Get Easier

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 06:45

The first impression most Chinese have of the U.S. government comes when they apply for a visa. A deal announced this week between the U.S. and China may spare people from having to apply every year.

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Smith pulls out of worlds with virus

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 06:41
Commonwealth champion Zoe Smith withdraws from the weightlifting world championships in Kazakhstan because of a virus.