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It seems one of the strange science stories of the week, but Australian scientists have discovered that the milk from Tasmanian Devils has antimicrobial properties, including activity against antibiotic resistant organisms.
Afghanistan saw a 10 percent jump in opium cultivation this year because of bumper harvests, collapsing eradication efforts due to growing insecurity and declining international aid to combat drugs, the UN said Sunday.
Fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group said Sunday they had retaken control of a town in central Somalia after hundreds of Ethiopian troops serving with the African Union's AMISOM force withdrew.
3D printing (or ‘additive printing’) has brought many benefits and its future promises more innovations. Could 3D printing be used for crime? Such as printing a copy of a hand to fool finger-print security systems?
Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.
Security researchers have warned that a privilege-escalation bug found in the Linux operating system could be the "most serious" of its kind ever discovered. It has been present in the kernel for nine years and is being actively exploited by attackers.
Microsoft's stock has reached an all-time high, breaking a record set in 1999, after its latest earnings report. The company shrugged off falls in revenue from smartphones and Xbox with exceedingly strong growth in cloud software and Surface computers.
Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier wrote an essay last month warning that someone was "learning to take down the Internet," and it seems especially prescient after a number of major websites were taken offline Friday amid a major cyberattack.
Seventy-seven years after "The Wizard of Oz" movie was released, Dorothy's famed ruby slippers are in dire need of repairs — about $300,000 worth to be exact.
Czech police said Wednesday they staged a joint operation with the FBI to arrest a Russian citizen in Prague suspected of staging cyber attacks on the United States.
Ecuador said it had cut the internet access of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is holed up at its London embassy, due to leaks by the anti-secrecy website that could impact the US election.
Barley fields can be devastated by fungal infections and many fungicides are limited in their effectiveness or they are too toxic to be deployed safely. A new approach involves spraying barley crops with RNA molecules to inhibit fungus growth.
Despite the downgrading of Pluto from a planet (and the ninth in the solar system) to a dwarf planet, much about the far-flung celestial object remains a mystery. A new puzzle involves the presence of clouds.
Rainbows can occur at night. Never seen one? This is because the so-called 'moonbows' are very rare phenomena. A rare lunar rainbow occurred this week in northern England.
A species of dinosaur has been found in the outback of Australia, a giant creature that lived almost a hundred million years ago. It's already been given a name, one derived from the couple who discovered it and the land it was found upon.
Spain's divided Socialists on Sunday voted to lift a veto that has prevented the conservatives from forming a minority government, a decision expected to end a 10-month political impasse.
The European Union and Canada will decide on Monday whether to gather for a summit later this week to sign the imperilled CETA trade pact, a European source told AFP.
Iraqi forces battled Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists behind attacks elsewhere in the country.
US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter arrived in Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan on Sunday to review the ongoing military offensive to retake the jihadist bastion of Mosul.
Juan Manuel Marquez has been saying repeatedly that the reason why he is declining public clamor for a fifth fight against Manny Pacquiao is his belief that he won all four fights since their first encounter in 2004.
Mandatory super bantamweight challenger Jessie Magdaleno is confident he will defeat reigning WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire when they clash on Nov. 5 at the Thomas& Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Things can change quickly in sports and one doesn't have to look far to see that momentum can play a big role in how a team performs. That's the case in Vancouver as the Canucks are off to a hot start to the 2016-17 NHL season, but that could change.
The first week of NHL action had some hard hitting, high scoring, and fast end to end action, great for the fans and a fantastic start for the league.
‘War on Everyone’ is a contrary buddy cop comedy in which the duo spend most of their time looking out for themselves at everyone else’s expense.
On October 21, Grammy-winning star Michael Bublé performed at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York, as part of his album release party.
Ken Loach, the acclaimed British film director, has released his Cannes Palme D'Or winning movie, "I, Daniel Blake" this week and it delivers a biting slice of social realism.
Global music star Lady Gaga released her fifth studio album, "Joanne," on October 21 via her record label, Interscope Records and Streamline. Digital Journal has the scoop.
AT&T unveiled a mega-deal for Time Warner that would transform the telecom giant into a media-entertainment powerhouse positioned for a sector facing major technology changes.The stock-and-cash deal is valued at $108.
Airbnb has introduced a measure that allows hosts in San Francisco to rent only one property. The company has sent a proposal for New York that has a similar provision.
Apple has complained that Amazon is putting consumer safety at risk by selling vast amounts of fake goods on its site. The company says over 90 percent of Apple-branded power accessories found on the U.S. version of Amazon are not genuine products.
Political stalemate and the conflict rocking Libya are preventing the North African country from taking advantage of its vast oil resources and pushing the economy towards collapse, experts say.
Hair straighteners pose a risk to children in relation to burns and the number of incidences are increasing, according to an investigation by a British charity.
The Los Angeles Coroner's Office released a report this week on the cause of death of the well-known model Katie May. The office ruled that she died from a stroke caused by a "neck manipulation by chiropractor."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released the 2015 report on Sexually transmitted diseases on Wednesday, stating there were more reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases last year than ever before in the United States.
A 62-year-old woman in Northern Spain has given birth to her third child and is encouraging other older women with a desire to give birth to go ahead and do it. She gave birth to the baby girl last week.
Spain's divided Socialists gathered in Madrid on Sunday for a meeting widely expected to help finally unblock the country's ten-month political impasse.
Actor and writer, and 'Golden Globe Awards' host Ricky Gervais commented on Donald Trump this week and his remarks suggest the funnyman finds the Donald a less than credible politician. Gervais doesn't think Trump's candidacy began seriously.
Ashton Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defence said that he was confident that Turkey would be able to play a role in the offensive designed to liberate the city of Mosul from the Islamic State.
The president of Ivory Coast insists it will heal a nation beset by violent turmoil, but as a referendum campaign for the nation's new draft constitution began Saturday, his opponents decried the text as dangerously anti-democratic.
Further troubling news for bees, and with it worrying news for agriculture, with seven new species of bee being declared at risk in the U.S. The bees have been placed on the list of endangered species.
Hurricane Sandy, which devastated New York and other coastal cities, could be the start of a new weather norm, with an increase in cyclonical wind events, according to a new study.
Over 4,000-week old tadpoles left the Oakland Zoo in California this week, headed to Puerto Rico as part of a program to reestablish the multi-colored crested toad once thought to be extinct.
A new study records hundreds of snow leopards being killed by poachers every year across the high mountain ranges of Asia. The report adds to concerns about the decline of these big cats.
Private rooms at the pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo will open to the public from Saturday at the request of Pope Francis, who has never holidayed there in more than three years as pontiff.
Hair straighteners pose a risk to children in relation to burns and the number of incidences are increasing, according to an investigation by a British charity.
The United States has warned its citizens of the potential risk of terror attack or attempted kidnapping of foreigners in Istanbul, which has been rocked by several bombings this year.
Over the past 40 years the documentary has blossomed from a didactic tool in a classroom to a box-office attraction. Examples of this in recent years are in films such as Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling for Columbine.’