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Neuralink pushes on with developing a brain-computer interface

Following trials on animals, Elon Musk’s experiments with brain-machine interfaces via his Neuralink company, are now ready for human trials. This will be exploratory work to treat medical conditions. Not every commentator thinks this is a good idea.

Trump: Iran claim to break up CIA network 'totally false'

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Monday denied Iran's claim that it dismantled a CIA spy ring and arrested 17 suspects with alleged links to the US intelligence agency."The report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth," Trump tweeted.

Activists hail Japan election of lawmakers with serious disabilities

Apo - The election of two candidates with serious disabilities to Japan's parliament was hailed by activists Monday, saying it could help boost understanding and improve infrastructure for those in the community.

Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters

Fpo - Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, a dramatic escalation of the political turmoil plaguing the Chinese city.

Adam Lambert and Queen sell out two shows at The Forum

Inglewood - International music star Adam Lambert and rock band Queen sold-out two shows at The Forum in California, as part of "The Rhapsody" Tour.

Op-Ed: Russia and China vs America — Not looking good

New York City - The latest meeting of Presidents Putin and Xi ha highlighted a changing international landscape in which America is losing its influence in many ways. Where's this mess going? A lot of people would like to know.

Review: Michael Andrew vlogs on Team USA Training Camp, relay exchanges Special

Gwangju - World and national champion swimmer Michael Andrew posted his latest vlogs on his YouTube channel, which feature footage from the World Training Camp in Singapore.

UK warship Montrose warned Iranian boat about seizing tanker

The UK warship Montrose warned a Sepah navy boat, part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, against seizing the tanker Stena Impero saying that to do so would be against International law.

Will you next computer be made using graphene and bacteria?

To develop more efficient computers, along with medical devices, scientists are examining nanomaterials. These are materials manipulated on the scale of atoms and which exhibit unique properties, opening a gateway to advanced technology.

Huawei says its own operating system cannot replace Android

In a switch from some earlier pronouncements Huawei is now downplaying the idea that its own operating system Hongmeng can be used to replace the Android system on its smartphones.

Tear gas and rubber bullets fired as Hong Kong returns to chaos

Fpo - Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters hours after China's office in the city was daubed with eggs and graffiti in a vivid rebuke to Beijing's rule.

Egypt chides BA for 'unilateral' decision to ground flights

Apo - Egypt's civil aviation minister criticised British Airways on Sunday, a day after it suspended flights to Cairo citing security concerns.

Britain tells UN tanker seizure was 'illegal interference'

New York - A top British representative to the United Nations has declared in a letter to the Security Council that Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker amounted to "illegal interference," and he rejected Tehran's version of events.

US accuses Venezuela of aggression in skies over Caribbean

Washington - A Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" an American intelligence plane over the Caribbean Sea, US defense officials said Sunday, slamming the maneuver as "unprofessional.

Ransomware continues to be the major threat to businesses

A new report from CyberScout finds that businesses are still facing a major threats from online attacks. The biggest of these risks remains ransomware, and the weaknesses are both technological and cultural.

Tear gas and rubber bullets fired as Hong Kong returns to chaos

Fpo - Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government protesters hours after China's office in the city was daubed with eggs and graffiti in a vivid rebuke to Beijing's rule.

Japan's Abe claims victory in upper house election

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed victory Sunday for his ruling coalition in the upper house election, vowing to keep alive plans to amend the nation's pacifist constitution.

Mathematics helps us understand the complexity of our microbiome

Understanding as much as possible about the human microbiome carries important implications for our understanding of health and disease. Unravelling the complexities proves challenging, and here new mathematical models may help.

IMF/World Bank: 75 years as the world's financial firefighters

Washington - At the critical moment of a Hollywood movie starring A-lister Sandra Bullock, Bolivia's newly-elected president calls in the International Monetary Fund to bail out the poverty-stricken country, violating a campaign promise.

Washington girds for Mueller testimony

Washington - Special Counsel Robert Mueller will submit to questions for the first time Wednesday on his explosive report detailing numerous links between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian election meddling, and Trump's efforts to obstruct his inve...
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