DOYLESTOWN, PA—Facetiously questioning how the game had suddenly become a non-contact sport, local father Aaron Harper confirmed his belief Thursday that referees officiating a Thanksgiving game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions should just let them play football out there. “How are you going to penalize a guy for a clean play like that?” sai […]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crowds of spectators watched the marching bands, floats and giant balloons of Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, held without incident under tight security almost two weeks after deadly attacks in Paris.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man who jumped the White House fence on Thursday, triggering a lockdown of the presidential mansion, was quickly caught and now faces criminal charges, the U.S. Secret Service said.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will keep cooperating with the United States and its partners to fight Islamic State in Syria, but that cooperation will be in jeopardy if there are any repeats of Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet, Russia's Vladimir Putin said.
Berlin is preparing to join military intervention against Islamic State in Syria, parliamentary officials said, a move that shows the Paris attacks have forced one of Europe’s least militaristic nations to reconsider its stance.
Pope Francis addressed Islamic extremism in Africa while in Kenya, deploring violence perpetrated in the name of God and warning of “catastrophic” consequences if world leaders fail to address climate change.
Anyone who revisits Brutalism is liable to encounter the work of Wayne Thom, whose photographs convey the movement's technical fluency and clever economy. The post Wayne Thom, the Master Photographer Who Teased Out Brutalism’s Elegant Side appeared first on WIRED.
It could never be found until recently, in a fish tank a few floors below a university microbiology department: one single organism able to perform the complete process of nitrification. Microbiologists used to think that two distinct groups of bacteria were responsible for the stepwise oxidation of ammonia to nitrate via nitrite. This discovery has implicat […]
A new technique for growing human hepatocytes in the laboratory has now been described by a team of researchers. This groundbreaking development could help advance a variety of liver-related research and applications, from studying drug toxicity to creating bio-artificial liver support for patients awaiting transplantations.
Explaining the complex structure of tropical forests is one of the great challenges in ecology. An issue of special interest is the distribution of different sizes of trees, something which is of particular relevance for biomass estimates. A team of modellers has now developed a new method that can be used to explain the tree size distribution in natural for […]