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Science

Sluggish cognitive tempo: the ADHD-like disorder that explains daydreaming?

According to emerging research, many children previously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could be…

New study challenges consensus scientific belief that sharks are ‘living fossils’

Modern sharks are not “living fossil” replicas of their prehistoric ancestors but have evolved significantly…

Archeologists’ findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archeological findings prove correct…

Study: Spanking doesn’t work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway

New research published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicates not only that parents punish…

Tech News

Google, IBM worries could raise questions about other tech-sector companies

Disappointing results from Google Inc and IBM may unnerve investors shaken by a strong recent…

‘Chief Yahoo’ David Filo and banking magnate Charles Schwab named to tech firm’s board

Yahoo announced the nomination of three new board members, including company co-founder David Filo, who…

Media

‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer accused of sexually assaulting 17-year-old boy in 1999

Bryan Singer, director of The Usual Suspects and the upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future…

Aussie rock icons AC/DC plan to continue despite co-founder Malcolm Young’s illness

Australia’s pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without…

U.S. News

China’s ban on GMO corn costs US up to $2.9 billion, grain association says

China’s rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S.…

NM to end conjugal visits for married prisoners, leaving only 3 states that allow them

New Mexico will end conjugal visits between inmates and their spouses next month, officials said…

Texas executes man convicted in 2001 triple murder while on drug binge

Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a man who was convicted of stabbing his…

Report challenges Obama’s ‘deporter in chief’ reputation

Deportations through U.S. immigration courts have fallen 43 percent in the past five years as…

Texas ‘Boats ‘N Hoes’ PAC with links to GOP candidates sinks after bipartisan criticism

A Texas GOP political action committee will be shut down on Thursday after being denounced…

World

Six dead and 290 missing reported after South Korean ferry sinking

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a…

Drug cartel leader on Treasury blacklist arrested in Mexico

Police have arrested the deputy leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in Mexico City as he visited the capital,…

Looters take advantage of Brazilian police strike in World Cup host city

Looting broke out in Salvador de Bahia, one of the host cities for this year’s World Cup in Brazil, as…

Sexual violence against Egypt women ‘goes unpunished’: report

Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been…

NATO to deploy more forces in eastern Europe

NATO said Wednesday it will deploy additional air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to the worsening…

Pro-Russian militants take two Ukrainian soldiers hostage in Lugansk

Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers “hostage” in the separatist eastern…

Nigeria parents face ‘nightmare’ after mass kidnap by Islamists

Desperate Nigerian parents pleaded Wednesday for an end to their “nightmare” after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls…

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