Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1258)

Studies: Brain stimulation may break addiction to cocaine

Studies in rats have shown that stimulating a sleepy brain region in cocaine addicts can diminish craving for the drug, a technique that should also work in humans, scientists said Wednesday. A team in the United States trained rats to “self-administer”cocaine by pressing two levers. After several weeks of training,…

British man who plotted to kill pop star Joss Stone sentenced to life in prison

A man was jailed for life on Wednesday for plotting to rob and kill British pop star Joss Stone with an accomplice and dump her body in a river. Kevin Liverpool, 35, and his co-accused Junior Bradshaw, 32 — who will be sentenced at a later date — were arrested…

Growth in U.S. service sector jobs slows

Growth in the huge US services sector slowed in March, amid uncertainty about the direction of the economy, the Institute for Supply Management said Wednesday. The ISM non-manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 54.4, down from 56 in February, indicating a slightly slower rate of growth in the sector that…

Museums join Hopi tribe to oppose Paris artifact sale

Two museums in the southwestern US state of Arizona have joined an effort by Hopi cultural officials to halt the sale of sacred Hopi kachina artifacts at a Paris auction house next week. In messages on social media, the Heard Museum and the Museum of Northern Arizona said the scheduled…

Europe readies for solar storm risks

Europe launched its first space weather coordination centre Wednesday to raise the alarm for possible satellite-sizzling solar storms that also threaten astronauts in orbit, plane passengers and electricity grids on Earth. Though impossible to predict, a worst-case scenario mega-storm can happen at any time, leaving the world without Internet, telephones,…

Pussy Riot member could be transferred after court ruling

The prison camp where Pussy Riot punk Maria Alyokhina is being held broke the law by keeping her in isolation for too long, prosecutors said Wednesday, raising the possibility she could be transferred to another prison. Alyokhina, 24, is serving a two-year sentence in Corrective Labour Camp No.28 in the…

China reports another bird flu death

A man in the Chinese province of Zhejiang has died of the H7N9 strain of bird flu, state media said Wednesday, bringing the total deaths attributed to the virus to three since the first human cases. He was one of two H7N9 avian influenza infections reported in Zhejiang in eastern…

Pope: Women have a ‘special role’ in the Church

Pope Francis on Wednesday underlined the role played by women in the Roman Catholic Church, saying they had been more willing to believe in Jesus Christ’s resurrection than his own disciples. “Women play a primary, fundamental role in the Bible,” the pope told thousands of pilgrims at an audience in…

Scottish novelist Iain Banks has late-stage gall bladder cancer

Scottish author Iain Banks revealed on Wednesday he has late-stage cancer and is unlikely to survive beyond a year. The 59-year-old, who has written more than two dozen science fiction and mainstream novels, said a CT scan at the beginning of March had revealed “the full extent of the grisly…

World War II bomb found near Berlin’s main train station

An unexploded World War II bomb has been unearthed near Berlin’s main train station, risking possible disruptions to rail and road traffic, authorities said Wednesday “The bomb was found yesterday afternoon on property belonging to the rail company,” a police spokesman told AFP, adding that the 100-kilogramme (220-pound) explosive was…

Google+