• Donald Trump December 1, 2019 9:40 am

    Focus on Early Release of Convict in London Stabbings

    Usman Khan was convicted on terrorism charges but let out of prison early. He attended a “Learning Together” conference for ex-offenders, and used the event to launch a bloody attack, stabbing two people to death and wounding three others. Police shot him dead after he flashed what seemed to be a suicide vest. Khan is gone, but the questions remain:...

  • New York September 8, 2019 1:05 am

    Director of MIT's Media Lab Steps Down Over Epstein Ties

    The director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resigned Saturday, and the school’s president ordered an independent investigation amid an uproar over the lab’s ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Joi Ito, director of MIT’s Media Lab, resigned from both the lab and from his position as a professor at the Cambridge school, university President...

  • Europe August 11, 2019 10:03 pm

    Island or European Nation? Rival Views of UK Shape Brexit

    British history has become a Brexit battleground. British voters’ decision three years ago to split from the European Union was fueled by a sense that the U.K. is fundamentally separate from its continental neighbors — a sceptered isle, rather than a European power. Brexit-backing Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg has compared Brexit to historic British military victories on the continent, saying...

  • head October 22, 2018 12:17 am

    Stephen Hawking Wheelchair, Thesis Up for Sale

    The online sale announced Monday by auctioneer Christie’s features 22 items from Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, some of his many awards, and scientific papers such as “Spectrum of Wormholes” and “Fundamental Breakdown of Physics in Gravitational Collapse.”

  • New York June 18, 2018 2:06 am

    Trump Adviser Roger Stone Reveals New Meeting With Russian

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry Greenberg was described in a pair of letters sent Friday to the House Intelligence Committee and first...

  • Facebook March 26, 2018 6:44 am

    Facebook Questioned About Pulling Android Call, Text Data

    On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica reported that users who checked data gathered by Facebook on them found that it had years of contact names, telephone...

  • Donald Trump March 25, 2018 4:01 pm

    Facebook Ads Apologize for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

    Facebook’s CEO apologized for the Cambridge Analytica scandal with ads in multiple U.S. and British newspapers Sunday, saying the social media platform doesn’t deserve to hold personal information if it can’t protect it.

  • radiation April 9, 2018 4:21 pm

    Stephen Hawking, Best-Known Physicist of His Time, Dies at 76

    Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76 years old. Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes...

  • Barack Obama November 8, 2017 6:57 pm

    Baaaa-rack? Sheep Can Recognize Famous Faces, Study Finds

    A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. The Cambridge University study published Wednesday also shows that sheep can recognize the faces of their human handlers without any prior training. It had been known that sheep can recognize familiar faces of other sheep and of humans.

  • scientist October 23, 2017 7:10 pm

    Stephen Hawking's Ph.D Thesis Goes Online, Website Crashes

    Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university’s website. Completed in 1966 when Hawking was 24, “Properties of Expanding Universes” explores ideas about the origins of the universe that have resonated through the scientist’s career. The university says the thesis was already the most-requested item in its online repository.

  • United Kingdom October 16, 2015 4:24 pm

    Prince William Honors Princess Diana in Emotional Charity Event Speech

    In a rare public moment, Prince William paid tribute to and opened up about the passing of his mother Princess Diana.

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