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October 5, 2018 9:44 AM Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to campaigners against rape in warfare Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. Ms Murad is a Yazidi woman who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants and later became the face of a campaign to free the Yazidi people. Mr Mukwege is a Congolese gynaecologist who, along with his colleagues, has treated tens of thousands 38

October 1, 2018 4:08 PM Cold weather warning: Atmosphere SHRINKS as sun cools down for solar minimum

PART of the Earth’s atmosphere is shrinking and cooling as the sun gives off less heat as our host star enters the solar minimum. The sun has now entered a “deep solar minimum” now and Earth could be in for a very long period of cold temperatures. The sun follows cycles of roughly 11 years where it reaches a solar maximum and then a solar minimum 39

September 24, 2018 3:49 PM BIG FREEZE WARNING: Earth braced for DECADE OF COLD WEATHER as solar activity plummets

COLD weather could hit Britain for the next decade as scientists warn the solar minimum is now in full swing. The Earth could be moving in for a prolonged period of cold temperatures as experts confirm that the Sun is heading in to a period of inactivity. Space scientists have stated that the Sun has been without sunspots for 153 days of 2018 – a big sign that a solar 42

September 20, 2018 2:37 PM Reunion Island volcano eruption: Piton de la Fournaise ERUPTS

THE REUNION Island volcano has seen its fourth eruption of the year as it burst to life at the weekend, after scientists noticed an increase in the volcano’s seismic activity. The Piton de la Fournaise has erupted for the fourth time this year after it woke up once again on Saturday, September 15 to erupt in a spectacular fashion. Incredible drone footage 58

September 20, 2018 2:20 PM Giant pandas can tell a mate from their calls

Scientists have investigated the calls of giant pandas - and it's not good news for animals seeking a date. Pandas can identify each other from their sheep-like bleats at a distance of up to 20 metres, research found. But they can only decipher the sex of a potential mate if they are less than 10 metres away. In contrast, animals living on the open savannah 40

September 15, 2018 11:43 AM Pluto IS a planet: Scientists in major space U-turn with shock claim

The definition which demoted Pluto is “sloppy” according to University of Central Florida planetary scientist Philip Metzger. • Has cleared debris from the area around its orbit (i.e. is the largest gravitational field in its orbit) This last criteria saw Pluto be reclassified to a dwarf planet because it is circled by objects which together have a greater 86

September 11, 2018 11:01 PM BREXIT BOOM as earnings RISE and unemployment DROPS

The good economic news came as the Department for International Trade prepares to unveil a new partnership between Britain and the Texas Medical Center (TMC), home to 61 world leading innovators, including the US’ leading cancer hospital, will now offer UK companies a unique package which will help boost exports and drive forward scientific innovation 34

September 7, 2018 12:43 PM Free speech loving Labour purges Israel supporters and censors the media as Joan Ryan is voted down

The purge is underway. As Jeremy Corbyn is labeled an anti-semite and the party twists and turns over its attitude towards Jews, Labour Party members called for a vote of no confidence in Labour MP Joan Ryan, The Enfield North MP, who just so happens to chair Labour Friends of Israel. She has been a vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of anti-Semitism 39

September 5, 2018 3:40 PM Kids ‘AT RISK’ of making wrong decisions influenced by ROBOTS

University of Plymouth scientists saw that children ignored their own judgement and copied robots in a test. The boffins set up a test where young participants simply had to point out which two lines matched in length. But with robots added to the mix, children would copy their answers even when obviously wrong, resulting in scores of just 75%. When the test was repeated 96

August 30, 2018 8:00 AM NASA astronaut becomes first to quit training for 50 years

The former SpaceX engineer is the first astronaut to quit NASA training for more than 50 years, citing "personal reasons". Robb Kulin, 35, a former SpaceX engineer from Alaska, is the first astronaut candidate since 1968 to have departed from the training. The last candidates to have left before becoming fully-fledged astronauts were John Llewellyn and Brian 106