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Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes as fires still rage

A private drone was trying to record footage of the wildfire but nearly hindered the relief effortsFirefighters in Northern California made progress on Sunday against ...  Visit website

Scientists identify the 'pessimistic' part of the brain

The habenula 'plays a key role in learning from bad experiences'The tiny region of the brain is half the size of a peaAn over-active habenula ...  Visit website

Abigail Hernandez's mother describes seeing her for first time after 9 months

Abigail Hernandez, 15, mysteriously returned to her North Conway, New Hampshire home last week, after disappearing in October On Monday, 34-year-old Nathaniel Kibby was arrested for ...  Visit website

Obama calls on Netanyahu to stick to an immediate ceasefire as White House is 'fuming' over Israeli criticism of John Kerry

Obama wants Israel to agree to an 'immediate, unconditional humanitarian ceasefire' with HamasSecretary of State John Kerry tried to negotiate a long-term ceasefire between the ...  Visit website

WorldViews: Why China’s McDonald’s just ran out of hamburgers (and just about everything else)

BEIJING -- No more Big Macs. Forget the Quarter Pounder. There's not even a chicken nugget to be found in many McDonald's restaurants across China ...  Visit website

Europe weighs Russia sanctions against economic pain

SCHWEDT, Germany — In the United States, Igor Ivanovich Sechin is persona non grata, banned from entry and his assets frozen due to Moscow’s meddling ...  Visit website

WorldViews: How Eid in Gaza turned into another day of carnage

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WorldViews: Satellite images show Gaza’s destruction

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WorldViews: This is the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Here’s why you should be worried.

The worst Ebola outbreak in history has put a number of countries in West Africa in lockdown, led to the deaths of nearly 700 people ...  Visit website

WorldViews: This is what Eid is like in one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous provinces

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — A baby — naked, with red-hennaed feet and round eyes lined with kohl — screamed in anguish as emergency doctors in this area’s ...  Visit website

Will robots compete at the 2020 Olympics?

Comments were made by Shinzo Abe during a tour of robotics factoriesHe announced the creation of a taskforce to treble size of the industryMr Abe ...  Visit website

Wife watches as racing driver husband, Denis Welch dies in crash at Silverstone

Denis Welch lost control of 1960 Lotus 18 in Northamptonshire yesterdayKnown on classic racing circuit as a driver and for car parts businessSon is comforted ...  Visit website

Google can predict stock market crashes BEFORE they happen

Researchers analysed business and politics searches between 2004 and 2012 Found an increase in internet searches preceded fallsBy Mark Prigg Published: 17:54 GMT, 28 ...  Visit website

Newlyweds in Dodge Charger are pulled over by police afterdriver sounds illegal Dixie horn

Vintage car enthusiast Wayne Duke was driving the couple to their receptionAs he passed through Wyke Regis in Dorset he sounded the hornDorset police pulled ...  Visit website

Top England cricketer Moeen Ali faces probe after wearing 'Free Palestine' and 'Save Gaza' wristbands 'that may breach dress code' as he bats against India

All-rounder Ali wore black and white wristbands while batting earlier todayThe 27-year-old helped raise money for victims of Gaza in BirminghamAlmost 1,100 people have died ...  Visit website

Half of solar panels in Britain 'facing the wrong way and should face east or west - not south' 

Prof Ralph Gottschalg, of Loughborough University, said that angling solar panels east and west would increase the amount of electricity generatedNearly half a million British ...  Visit website

A very public display of affection for Kate and Wills as they cheer on Welsh swimmer at the Commonwealth Games

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry made their first visit to the Commonwealth Games todayRoyal couple held hands as they watched Jazz ...  Visit website

Nightmare delays at Manchester Airport as queues snake into car park

324,000 holidaymakers passed through airport between Friday and SundayTravellers complained of delays of up to three hours to get through securityFurther problems caused when busy ...  Visit website

Tory MP who admitted assaulting his girlfriend finally quits after clergy, police commissioner and even senior Tories warned he had to go

David Ruffley was given a police caution for incident in MarchHe reportedly flew into a rage at then-girlfriend Wendy DrewHe says the 'media debate' over ...  Visit website

NYPD detective and two US Marshals shot after gunfire erupts in West Village

A sex offender who had been on the run for two years has been shot dead following a dramatic shoot-out in New York City on ...  Visit website

Motel where Microsoft was founded has been turned into affordable housing

Bill Gates and Paul Allen lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico's Sundowner Motor Hotel in 1975 when they were founding MicrosoftBut the motel soon fell into ...  Visit website

New York subway hero reunited with girl he saved after she fainted and fell onto tracks

Stephanie Xue, 16, fainted onto New York subway tracks at Union Square during rush hour on May 7Joshua Garcia saw Xue fall from about 50 ...  Visit website

Scientists invent pure lithium cells that may mean phone batteries last FOUR times longer

The breakthrough, by engineers from Stanford University, California, could revolutionise technology from electric cars to smartphonesThey created the first functioning lithium anode in a lithium ...  Visit website

Florida Keys webcam captures baby loggerhead turtles hatch from beach nest

By Jessica Jerreat Published: 22:40 GMT, 26 July 2014 | Updated: 18:20 GMT, 28 July 2014 ...  Visit website

Pakistani mob kill woman and 2 granddaughters over 'blasphemous' Facebook comment

Rioting erupted in city of Gujranwala following 'blasphemy' claims, police sayThe dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves ...  Visit website

Anti-Semitic vandalism across Florida

Swastikas and the word Hamas' were found spray-painted on the entrance of the Torah V'Emunah Congregation in Miami, Florida on MondayBy Louise Boyle Published: ...  Visit website

Will a comet wipe out Nasa's Mars probes?

Nasa scientists in California are taking action to save probes from a cometThree spacecraft will be orbiting Mars when the comet passes on 19 OctoberKnown ...  Visit website

American aid workers become infected with Ebola in Liberia

American doctor and dad-of-two Kent Brantly was treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia when he recognized he had the symptomsThen another U.S. aid worker, Nancy ...  Visit website

SpaceX claims it will colonise the SOLAR SYSTEM by 2100

Comments came from president, Gwynne Shotwell, in a radio interviewShe said California-based firm will make the human race ‘multiplanetary’Within the next ten years, the company ...  Visit website

National Weather Service confirmed tornadoes hit both Massachusetts and Connecticut

A tornado hit Revere, Massachusetts Monday morning, the National Weather Service saidThe agency said another tornado hit Wolcott, Connecticut on SundayIn Kentucky, some areas reportedly ...  Visit website

Spanx squeezes its way into the jeans market with two figure-flattering designs

By Margot Peppers Published: 17:22 GMT, 28 July 2014 | Updated: 18:36 GMT, 28 July 2014 ...  Visit website

Truth about Syria's refugee children revealed

Baraa, eight, was forced to eat her pet during the siege of HomsBaby brother killed and mother beheaded by a missile that fell during siegeShe ...  Visit website

Law professor was 'on the phone when he saw killer in his driveway who followed him'

Florida State University professor Dan Markel was killed inside his Tallahassee home on Friday, July 18Sources say he was on his phone when he was ...  Visit website

Boy finishes triathlon with his brother Lucas Aldrich who has a neurological condition

Lucas Aldrich has a rare condition called lissencephaly, which has left him unable to walk or talk and will give him a shorter lifespanHis best ...  Visit website

Thousands gather for Spanish Castells competition to form the tallest human tower

Teams of 500 men, women and children compete to build tallest tower - which can be as many as ten levels tallTradition in Spain's Catalonia ...  Visit website

Coyotes shown 'smuggling undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande on JET SKIS'

The video claims to show smugglers scooting people across the border via the watercraftIt was recently shot at a park on the Texas - Mexico ...  Visit website

Piranha fishing the easy way

By Sadie Whitelocks Published: 17:51 GMT, 28 July 2014 | Updated: 19:04 GMT, 28 July 2014 ...  Visit website

David Fleishman's pay docked after students catch him plagiarizing remarks from governor

Superintendent David Fleishman, of Newton Public Schools, loses $4,890 He blatantly lifted some five lines from Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's speech weeks earlier at Boston ...  Visit website

Will robots compete at the 2020 Olympics?

Comments were made by Shinzo Abe during a tour of robotics factoriesHe announced the creation of a taskforce to treble size of the industryMr Abe ...  Visit website

Google can predict stock market crashes BEFORE they happen

Researchers analysed business and politics searches between 2004 and 2012 Found an increase in internet searches preceded fallsBy Mark Prigg Published: 17:54 GMT, 28 ...  Visit website

Students use 3D printer to make $350 limb for Alex Pring, 6, born without an arm

Alex Pring was born without a right arm and his family could not afford the steep cost to get him a prosthetic oneCentral Florida student ...  Visit website

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