Why dissecting the brain only gives us half its story | Daniel Glaser

Studying the brain in action is better than slicing it up if you want to understand how it works, says Daniel Glaser News that a man captured and killed the UKs rarest butterfly reminds us how much biology relies on Wordsworths famous line, murdering to dissect. The obsessive collector appreciates the butterflys beauty by killing … Read more

James Comey: Democrat by birth, Republican by trade, thorn in the side of both

The imposing FBI director has drawn both praise and scorn from both major parties. But his biggest test the investigation of Trumps alleged ties to Russia lies ahead It took James Comey less than one minute to reveal his big news at a congressional hearing this week. The imposing FBI director, a former federal prosecutor … Read more

Friends reunited? Boris Johnson and David Cameron spotted having dinner in New York

Despite a very public falling-out over Brexit, which scuppered prime ministerial ambitions of both, the two Etonians are back on speaking terms As far as political uncouplings go, the breakup of David Cameron and Boris Johnson was a fairly spectacular public affair. But it seems they might have buried their Brexit hatchet and resumed the … Read more

A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China’s most beautiful city

An international tourism destination of peerless beauty say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but the scenic citys rivers have recently been home to sewage and garbage. In a country where environmentalists are charged with anti-government espionage, will the authorities intervene? When Jianjun Xu woke up one morning in May 2015, the ground … Read more

Trump, desperate for a win, bets on health care

Washington (CNN)It’s D-Day for Republicans in their epic quest to kill Obamacare. The House is expected to hold a cliffhanger vote on a repeal bill Thursday as acrimony among GOP lawmakers threatens to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on an objective that has motivated conservative voters for years. The vote heralds a moment … Read more

Italy’s Five Star Movement blamed for surge in measles cases

Italian health official makes accusation against populist party, which proposed anti-vaccination law in 2015 An Italian health official has blamed an alarming rise in measles cases on the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), which has campaigned on an anti-vaccination platform and has repeated discredited links between vaccinations and autism. According to the health ministry, more … Read more

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