In an effort to curb the spread of dengue fever, scientists are breeding a genetically altered strain of mosquito, the insects which typically carry the disease, to counteract its effects.
The denial of an appeal against the August 2009 sentencing of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been condemned by UK foreign minister Ivan Lewis.
Petra Diamonds has set a new record by selling a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million today, the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond and $10 million over its estimated value.
As weird and wonderful film director Tim Burton’s take on ‘Alice in Wonderland’ opens, he talks to The Independent about the origins of his demons and original outlook.
Coffee Party activism, which started on Facebook in furious protest against the Tea Party’s uprising, is spreading (and percolating) quickly in the months since Annabel Park instigated it.
NBC Universal plans to bring well-known big-screen characters including Bridget Jones, Billy Elliot, and Nanny McPhee to our television screens, with plans for drama adaptations.
“Forget the bipartisan photo-op” says The Huffington Post, referring to yesterday’s passage of a package of tax cuts, but instead “extend unemployment benefits now.”
An inquiry will be launched into the handling of a complaint that Governor David Paterson violently assaulted a female aide, after questions were raised over a suspected “hush up”.
An apology has been demanded of a Montgomery County middle school after a pupil was escorted from the premises by police after refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance.
Silicon Valley startup Bloom Energy has unveiled new technology which can “harnesses chemical reactions to create energy” in the hope of revolutionizing the world’s fuel sources.
Hopes for bipartisanship faded long before today’s summit, writes Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown, who says Obama should offer some “key concessions” to win over Republicans.
Scientists have found that a particular area of the North Atlantic Ocean attracts plastic debris and other trash, leaving the region comparable to the Pacific’s “great garbage patch”.
A blizzard is expected to take aim at the Northeast of America, with what weather experts are predicting to be “immobilizing blizzard conditions” with wintry winds and destructive snow.
A whale in captivity at an Orlando, Florida SeaWorld amusement park killed an experienced marine animal trainer in front of a horrified audience.
Eight more army officers were jailed by a Turkish court pending charges of plotting a coup, in a move that has increased tension between the country’s government and the armed forces.