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Jeffrey Epstein case: Woman sues financier’s estate and says she was 14 during abuse

The latest headlines in your inbox A woman who says she was 14 when she had a sexual encounter with financier Jeffrey Epstein at his mansion has sued his estate for coercion, inflicting emotional distress and battery. The lawsuit filed…

Elon Musk unveils the Starship rocket’s ‘giant dome’ one month after the craft prototype EXPLODED

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his team have been tirelessly working to complete the Starship rocket’s new giant dome after the craft blew its top during a cryogenic pressure test last month.  The billionaire shared videos on his Twitter page…

SpaceX simulation video shows how the first Crew Dragon mission will look

SpaceX simulation video shows how the first Crew Dragon mission will look when the capsule is ‘physically ready’ to launch to the International Space Station in 2020 SpaceX shared a simulation video of the Crew Dragons first flight to spaceThe…

Volkswagen unveils concept for robot that autonomously finds and charges electric cars on command

Volkswagen unveils concept for robot that autonomously seeks out parked electric vehicles in need of a charge Volkswagen’s robot would rove parking garages or lots in search of electric cars The bot could be summoned with an app and charge cars…

NASA satellite captures new image of Marree Man, an Australian carving of an ancient human

NASA satellite image shows revitalized ‘Marree Man’, a 17-mile ancient carving in the Australian Outback that has baffled scientists since it was discovered just 22 years ago A new satellite image from NASA shows a rehabilitated Australian landmarkThe Marree Man…

Boris Johnson faces the daunting task of healing the wounds opened by four years dominated by Brexit

OpinionComment The last year has been the most turbulent and unpredictable that I have covered in almost three decades at Westminster, writes Nigel Morris Monday, 30th December 2019, 9:11 pm Mr Johnson’s political dominance means that there will be no…

Government ‘seriously concerned’ after British teenager convicted of lying in Cyprus about being gang-raped

NewsWorld Foreign and Commonwealth Office says it will be ‘raising the issue with the Cypriot authorities’ Monday, 30th December 2019, 8:37 pm The British teenager at the centre of a court case in Cyprus over an allegation of gang rape…

Fins evolved into LIMBS that were capable of supporting fish’s weight

Fossilised fish from around 375 million years ago may have been able to use their fins to prop themselves up at the bottom of lakes or even venture out of the water. An American research team used CT scanning and…

Google search launches ‘Watchlist’ service via its Collections that lets you track shows and movies

Google search launches a ‘Watchlist’ service that lets you track shows and movies across platforms Google’s new feature lets you track what shows and movies you are watching Called ‘Watchlist’, it appears on the Search page and under images and trailersSimply…

Puffins use ‘tools’ to scratch, groom themselves and dislodge ticks

Puffins use ‘tools’ to scratch, groom themselves and dislodge ticks — suggesting they may be more intelligent than previously thought Researchers led from the UK made two observations of tool-wielding puffinsBoth occurred on islands — one off of the Welsh coast, the…

Leaks reveal budget version of Google’s Pixel 4 phone has ‘hole-punch’ camera and headphone jack

Leaks reveal budget version of Google’s Pixel 4 phone has a ‘hole-punch’ selfie camera and traditional headphone jack A new, cheaper Pixel 4 may be the first Google phone with a ‘hole-punch’ cameraThe camera  is expected to be fixed to…

Earliest life on Earth may have evolved in phosphorus-rich lakes

The earliest signs of life on Earth may have evolved in lakes that contain high levels of phosphorus due to the amount of carbon present in the water, a study reveals. Researchers from the University of Washington examined water taken…