Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker

A suction cup modelled on how a strange faeces-eater attaches to other fish can withstand a pull of 340 times its weight, letting robots ride sharks and whales Limited VIP tickets remaining – Book now Who are you calling a sucker? Underwater robots could soon hitch rides on sharks and whales thanks to a fish-inspired […]

And the ‘America’s Got Talent’ season 12 winner is…

‘America’s Got Talent’ announced its season 12 winner Wednesday. Share Here’s a peek at what happens during a commercial break of a live ‘America’s Got Talent’ show. NBC The votes are in, and your America’s Got Talent season 12 champion is…Darci Lynne Farmer! The 12-year-old won the night with her incredible singing ventriloquist act, bringing  her puppet, Petunia, back […]

Infamous three-body problem has over a thousand new solutions

A long-standing maths puzzle has 1223 new solutions, more than doubling the number of possible paths three objects can take as they orbit one another Limited VIP tickets remaining – Book now For more than 300 years, mathematicians have puzzled over the three-body problem – the question of how three objects orbit one another according […]

Air Berlin: Verdi fordert Transfergesellschaft

Angestellte von Air Berlin sollen nach dem Willen von Verdi in einer Transfergesellschaft weiter beschäftigt werden. Die Gewerkschaft hofft auf Staatshilfen. Die Gewerkschaft Verdi hat eine Lösung für die Angestellten der insolventen Fluggesellschaft Air Berlin gefordert. Nach ihren Vorstellungen soll eine Transfergesellschaften die Arbeitnehmer weiter beschäftigen, die von den möglichen Käufern nicht übernommen werden. Nach […]

Canada MP blasted over ‘Barbie’ comment

Conservative Gerry Ritz apologised over a remark he aimed at environment minister Catherine McKenna. A Canadian Conservative MP has apologised after referring to environment minister Catherine McKenna as “climate Barbie”. Gerry Ritz made the comment on Twitter during an online exchange over a climate-change report. The tweet provoked a furious response from Liberal MPs and […]

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that […]

Olivia replaces Amelia as top girl’s name

Harper has seen the biggest rise in popularity for girls while Jaxon is growing among boys. Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular baby girls’ name in England and Wales, while Muhammad has entered the top 10 most popular boys’ names. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Olivia had reclaimed the top spot […]

Meet the really cheap Google Home Mini and really expensive Chromebook Pixel 3

Google’s new hardware will give you sticker shock in both directions. First up is the new “Google Home Mini,” a smaller version of the Google Home, which will retail for just $50. The colors here are “Chalk” (white/grey), “Charcoal” (black), and “Coral” (red). Like the Amazon Echo Dot, the Google Home Mini skips the thumping speaker setup […]

More than 100 die in huge Mexico quake

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital with many feared trapped in the rubble. A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 130 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City. Rescuers are searching for survivors and there are reports of children trapped in a partly collapsed school. The 7.1 […]

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia ‘Tit-for-tat’ could end

NEW YORK (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he heard positive news in President Donald Trump’s United Nations address: “that the U.S. would not impose its way of life on others.” “I think it’s a very welcome statement, which we haven’t heard from an American […]