It is an event "of cosmic proportions", said one Palestinian academic, a befitting description of Stephen Hawking's decision to boycott an Israeli academic conference slated for next June. It was also a decisive moral call which was communicated by the Cambridge University, where Hawking is a professor, on May 8. Hawking is a world-renowned cosmologist and physicist. His scientific work had ...
Students from The Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering has designed a new stethoscope for NASA to deliver accurate heart- and body-sounds to medics, who are try to assess astronauts' health on long missions in noisy spacecraft. With its whirring fans, humming computers and buzzing instruments, it is about as raucous as a party filled with laughing, talking people inside an ...
A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher has developed a new screening method that uses urinalysis to diagnose breast cancer - and determine its severity - before it could be detected with a mammogram. A study to confirm this technique's effectiveness is under way at Mercy Breast Center in Springfield, Mo. Dr. Yinfa Ma, Curators' Teaching Professor of chemistry at Missouri S ...
The US plans to collaborate with Russia on missile issues and Afghanistan, but not planetary defence from space threats, a US diplomat said. Building a joint asteroid defence system was not a "real proposal" until the project has funding, which is not on the cards with either country, said US Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller. The meteorite ...
Actress Sandra Bullock has joked how her upcoming thriller film "Gravity" has a lot of "space sex", which is slower than real life. "Oh my gosh, there's so much space sex in this film," accesshollywood.com quoted her as saying. "It's a lot slower than in real life because of the whole zero gravity thing. But it takes us a good 45 minutes to actually get from beginning to end, so (the audience) ...
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In "The General's Daughter," a new anti-military, one-man-versus-the-establishment mystery thriller from director Simon West ("Con Air"), John Travolta plays Warrant Officer Paul Brenner, a cocky military investigator looking into the brutal strangling and apparent rape of the daughter of General "Fighting Joe" Campbell (James Cromwell), a famous Army officer with political aspirat ... ...
Li said the country's innovation drive will require the wisdom of all its S&T workers, encouraging them to ensure that their own professional pursuits are in line with the requirements of the country's strategic ...
Indianapolis Motor Speedway? It's a crash course in competitive racing. "For somebody that spent all of his life driving on road courses where if you make a mistake you go through 30 feet of sand, then you hit a tire barrier and then a guardrail, it's a lot different," said ex-driver Eddie Cheever, now an ABC analyst. "You absorb the energy over a space of time. ...
Public opinion of Mayor Rob Ford all that counts TORONTO - Councillor Doug Ford wants an apology. The embattled Etobicoke councillor says media reports that he sold drugs as young man are an "absolute lie" motivated by a desire to politically attack both him and his brother Mayor Rob Ford. ...
Residents of Quebec's Eastern Townships got a surprise when they saw snow in May. (MATHIEU DUGAS/QMI Agency) It certainly doesn't feel like mid-spring in Quebec's Eastern Townships. Snow fell in the region east of Montreal on Saturday and Environment Canada warned that the area could receive up to 15 cm of snow by Sunday morning. The average temperature for this time of year in ...
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We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Neither I, nor any President can promise the total defeat of terror. What we must do is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger.
The U.S. president was speaking on his administration's counter terrorism policy.
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Voting is on for 28 seats of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council in Assam today.
Over 1,21,000 voters are eligible to seal the political fate of 138 candidates. The Congress has fielded 28 candidates. The BJP has its candidates in ten constituencies. Nineteen former insurgent leaders are also in the poll fray.
Meanwhile, security has been intensified across Dima Hasao District to conduct free and fair polls.
Thirteen additional companies of para-military force and Assam Police battalions have been deployed. Ninety Six polling stations have been identified as very sensitive and 66 as sensitive. Counting of votes will be held on May 24. (ANI)
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