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People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests. The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.
Marcy Borders became known as the "dust lady" after a photo showed her covered in dust as she escaped the World Trade Center during the attacks. Ms Borders, a mother of two, died on Monday, her family said on Facebook...
A married couple are in crisis when news of the husband’s ex-girlfriend surfaces unexpectedly. Trying to put the matter behind them, they drink wine and chat. When they go upstairs later, the husband suggests making love, which they haven’t done in a while. Sex follows.
An international group of scientists, beekeepers, farmers and technology companies is using cutting-edge technology to help find out why honey bee populations around the world are crashing.
The woman had bought the Remy Martin XO Excellence in the US and then tried to take it on board an internal flight from Beijing to Wenzhou. But the 700ml bottle was far above the 100ml that security laws allow.
Islamic State (IS) has published photos of what appears to be the destruction of the Temple of Baalshamin at the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria. Stills from a video showing militants rigging the temple with explosives and a large explosion were circulated by the jihadist group's supporters...
Ohio officials are investigating after a drone dropped a package full of illegal drugs into a prison yard, sparking a fight over the contraband. The package was delivered to Mansfield Correctional Institution - a prison about 65 miles (110km)southwest of Cleveland- on 29 July, officials said.
Two men have been detained on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs and pornography into a prison in Maryland using a drone, prison officials say. They said the suspects were spotted outside a state prison in Cumberland on Saturday, with a drone, handgun and contraband found inside their vehicle.
Officials in Ecuador are trying to determine if three bodies found on the Chimborazo volcano are those of French climbers who died in an avalanche two decades ago. Mountain guides found the frozen remains during a climb on Saturday.
Islamic State militants have destroyed Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, Syrian officials and activists say. Syria's head of antiquities was quoted as saying the temple was blown up on Sunday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that it happened one month ago...
Piracy and looting were an integral part of life at sea between 800 and 1400 CE. During this time, the Vikings, sailed and fought their way around Europe, and made the sea a treacherous place to be.
Maths writer Alex Bellos recently spent a lot of money on a pool table - an unusual one with only one hole, and no straight sides. It is, in fact, in the shape of an ellipse. Why would anyone do such a thing? Geometry and maths is at the heart of any game of pool.
Political disturbance and armed conflict in the Middle East since 2010 have had the unintended consequence of making the air cleaner. Researchers say that in countries like Syria and Iraq, levels of air pollutants have fallen dramatically.
The workplace is where people go to work. But much of the day is increasingly padded out with less productive activities, writes Peter Fleming. The case was unnerving for one reason mainly. People die all the time, but usually we notice.
Allegations about Amazon's workplace culture have generated a furore this week. But many of the things Amazon has been accused of have been tried before, writes Peter Fleming. One of the more interesting excursions that reality TV has made into the workplace is the series Undercover Boss...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the gunman is believed to be a 26-year-old Moroccan with links to the "radical Islamist movement". He was restrained by passengers, including two Americans who are members of the armed forces...
Hundreds of migrants have rushed at Macedonian border forces in an attempt to enter the country from Greece. The security forces beat back the migrants with truncheons and riot shields. A number of people were injured.
Three people have been hurt after a heavily armed man opened fire on a train in northern France, before being overpowered by two American passengers. The incident happened on the high-speed Thalys service near Arras, and the attacker was arrested at Arras station.
This is especially true with fixed-bid contracts. Development shops are often at a disadvantage, guessing at solutions early in the product development cycle, and assuming a disproportionate share of the risk should things go awry.