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On Friday, Cologne, Germany's administrative court ruled in favor of energy company RWE, saying an ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to allow for expansion of a lignite coal strip mine.
High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future Internet, according to new research. Here the same strange properties that drive quantum computers could be use to create hack-proof forms of data encryption.
Police rushed to London's busy Oxford Street shopping district on Friday after reports that shots had been fired, sparking fears of a terror incident and leaving 16 people hurt in the panic.
Maritime Launch Services Ltd. (MLS) has come a long way since March of this year when it chose a small rural community near Canso, on Nova Scotia's eastern coast, to be the site of a commercial spaceport. Groundbreaking is expected in early 2018.
Apple's working on an upgraded antenna for next year's iPhones that will facilitate gigabit transmission speeds up to 60x faster than current LTE tech. If fully utilised, 1Gbps transfers that can download entire movies in under a minute.
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has announced broadband providers will be banned from advertising misleading speeds that are available to only a few users. Providers cannot use the phrase "up to" and must list generally representative speeds.
UK environment secretary Michael Gove has attacked the "distorting" impact of social media after a fierce row over the UK Parliament's handling of animal welfare issues. Gove said social media is "corrupting" news reporting, leaving people misinformed.
A week after the death of Cosa Nostra boss Toto Riina, key figures in Italy's judiciary and police have warned the mafia's tentacles are extending into the virtual world.
The Islamic State group's online propaganda channels went mysteriously quiet for more than a full day between Wednesday and Thursday, in what analysts said was an "unprecedented" silence.
China's former internet czar, who oversaw a tightening of online censorship during his tenure, has become the latest top Communist Party figure to be ensnared in the country's anti-corruption drive.
The repeal is going ahead. Use every swear word in every language on Earth, and you won’t even begin to describe the effect of repealing net neutrality. This move is an open license to turn the net in to a form of Big Pharma money grab.
The focus of blockchain technology has been with supply chains and finance, but the applications are far wider including life science research, like new drug development and the control of patient data.
When Dolly the sheep was put down before her seventh birthday in 2003, she was said to suffer from age-related osteoarthritis, raising red flags that clones may grow old faster.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a remarkable battery that can capture solar energy and then store the energy to be used as heat at a later point in time. The energy is released on exposure to light.
As the first step in his flat-Earth space program, "Mad" Mike Hughes plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 meters) high in his home-made scrap metal rocket and fly through the air at 500 mph (800 kph) above the Mojave desert on Saturday.
On November 24, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had turned down Time Magazine's offer for the 2017 "Person of the Year" title.
Syria's opposition on Friday selected a chief negotiator for a unified delegation to next week's UN-brokered peace talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Geneva.
As 200 armed men surrounded their house on a hot August night in 2005, Nazo Dharejo and her sisters grabbed their Kalashnikov and puny stock of ammunition and climbed to the roof.
An investigation into a former Albanian interior minister and his alleged links to international cannabis trafficking is ill-timed for the Balkan country bidding to join the European Union.
Russia's bobsleigh and skeleton federation responded to more Sochi doping bans on Friday by saying they were prepared to take legal action against the International Olympic Committee.
2017 World Champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has a major reason to be proud. He was named "Male Athlete of the Year" by USA Track & Field.
2008 Olympic gold medalist pole vaulter Steve Hooker was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame this past October.
A South African appeals court on Friday more than doubled Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, bringing it up to 13 years and five months.
International tenor Mario Frangoulis has released his stunning studio album "Beautiful Things." Frangoulis served as executive producer, with Steve Wood as producer.
Electronic sensation Lost Frequencies soars on his brand new track "Crazy," where he collaborates with Dutch duo Zonderling.
Singer-songwriter Danielle Bradbery is back with her new studio album, "I Don't Believe We've Met," which will be officially released on December 1 on BMLG Records.
With the year 2017 almost coming to a close, Digital Journal lists its Top 10 picks for best singles by male country music acts. There are arranged in no particular order.
BYD Co, the Chinese electric-vehicle maker backed by billionaire Warren Buffett, plans to open its first assembly plant in Ontario, Canada next year.
Employment Foresight software is an artificial intelligence solution for HR professionals, in-house general counsel, and labor-employment law firms. To understand how the application can aid businesses, we spoke with the software company Blue J Legal.
Black Friday shoppers have spent more than $3.5 billion online. The deals have never been steeper. The demand for discounts and rise of online shopping could be a problem for some retailers if they fail to adjust their strategies.
Having adopted hamburgers, Halloween and a host of English words, some in France are worried about the latest cultural import from America: the day of rampant consumerism known as Black Friday.
Almost 9 million children across the U.S. are at risk of losing health care under the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. Lawmakers failed to renew funding for CHIP by Sept. 30, and states are at risk of running out of money.
A Mexican once certified as the heaviest man in the world is recovering from a second stomach-reduction surgery that doctors hope will help him shed more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds), the medical center treating him reported Thursday.
A man doomed to die after suffering burns across 95 percent of his body was saved by skin transplants from his identical twin in a world-first operation, French doctors said Thursday.
Canada is among the few countries in the world where working with the CRISPR gene-editing system is illegal under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA). Not only is it illegal, but doing so could land you behind bars.
UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame spoke to the UN Security Council about the situation in Lbya on November 16. He announced his action plan back in September of this year.
The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington can remain open to discuss peace with Israel and may be able to resume full operations soon, the State Department said Friday.
Voters in the Australian state of Queensland went to the polls Saturday in a snap election seen as a test of support for the far-right One Nation party ahead of possible national elections next year.
Honduras is going into elections on Sunday that, if voter surveys are right, will see current President Juan Orlando Hernandez given a new four-year mandate -- despite a one-term limit in the constitution.
If someone were to ask you to name the most-extracted materials on Earth, you might answer with fossil fuels or biomass. However, by weight, the answer is actually sand and gravel.
Floating masses of garbage off some of the Caribbean's pristine beaches offer grim evidence of a vast and growing problem of plastic waste heedlessly dumped in the ocean, local residents, activists and experts say.
A French court on Friday halted sales of two pesticides made by US chemicals giant Dow after an environmental group raised fears that the substances could be harmful to bees.
A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope.
Cuba commemorates the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro on Saturday as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.Ceremonies marking the anniversary are scheduled across the Caribbean island.
Almost 9 million children across the U.S. are at risk of losing health care under the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP. Lawmakers failed to renew funding for CHIP by Sept. 30, and states are at risk of running out of money.
A massive urban makeover by Macedonia's former conservative government that covered the capital Skopje with neo-classical monuments will be reviewed by the country's new ruling party.
Coin-operated telephone boxes, a capital without a cash machine and a local shop with a wooden floor: St. Helena is Britain of yesteryear, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.