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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months. The theory underpinning the idea was first described…

Spanish police arrest 24 protesters in Madrid after anti-austerity demonstration

Spanish police detained 24 people during street violence late on Saturday following a large anti-austerity demonstration in Madrid in which dozens were injured, a police spokesman said. Tens of thousands of people, some having walked from the farthest……

Italian lawmakers hold same-sex ‘kiss-in’ to protest anti-LGBT discrimination

A group of Italian lawmakers interrupted a parliamentary debate on Friday to engage in a same-sex kissing demonstration in support of expanding the country’s anti-discrimination law to include the LGBT community. According to The Local, the new measure, which expands a 1993 law to ban “crimes motivated by homophobia or…

Demonstration against civilian deaths turns violent

KABUL (AFP) – A demonstration by Afghan tribesmen turned violent Sunday as they set fire to fuel tankers during a protest over the alleged killing of civilians in a military raid, officials said. Colonel Ghulam Mustafa, provincial police chief for Logar, a troubled province to the south of Kabul, said…

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