The most elusive whales reveal their secrets in their wakes

The most elusive whales reveal their secrets in their wakes

Beaked whales leave clues to their nature in the waterChris Newbert / Minden Pictures / Getty By Michael Le Page We know next to nothing about some of the largest animals on the planet: the incredibly elusive beaked whales. But we could soon find out for the first time just how many species there are, by […]

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Iran nuclear deal: Trump to reveal US decision ahead of deadline

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump is to reveal whether the US will abandon the nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions. Mr Trump has been highly critical of the 2015 accord, under which Iran limited its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief. European states see it as the best […]

Ancient finger bone may reveal humanity’s path out of Africa

Ancient finger bone may reveal humanity’s path out of Africa

The finger bone found at Al WustaIan Cartwright By Andy Coghlan A small finger bone found in the Saudi Arabian desert may rewrite a key part of the human story: how our species emerged from Africa and spread around the world The bone is one of the oldest pieces of evidence of modern humans living […]

MLK’s Children Reveal His Undelivered Speech: “America May Go to Hell”

MLK’s Children Reveal His Undelivered Speech: “America May Go to Hell”

MEMPHIS—It has been 50 years since the world lost civil rights visionary Martin Luther King, Jr. His speeches and activism resonated with so many, and ripples of his influence continue to be felt today. At the time it happened, his murder devastated Black Americans and supporters of the civil rights struggle across the country. This […]

Drones reveal huge colonies of 1.5 million penguins on islands

Drones reveal huge colonies of 1.5 million penguins on islands

One of 1.5 million Adélie penguinsRachael Herman, Stony Brook University / Louisiana State University By Michael Le Page TWO huge colonies of Adélie penguins have been discovered hiding in plain sight on Antarctic islands. Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) were known to nest on the Danger Islands, near the tip of the west Antarctic Peninsula. But […]

Many happy returns: new data reveal long-term investment trends

Many happy returns: new data reveal long-term investment trends

DATA-GATHERING is the least sexy part of economics, which is saying something. Yet it is also among the most important. The discipline is rife with elaborate theories built on assumptions that turned out to be false once someone took the time to pull together the relevant data. Accordingly, one of the most valuable papers produced […]

Radio observations reveal neutron-star merger phenomena

Radio observations reveal neutron-star merger phenomena

Top Story Three months of observations with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have allowed astronomers to zero in on the most likely explanation for what happened in the aftermath of the violent collision of a pair of neutron stars in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth. What they […]

The Reporter Who Exposed Police Brutality in the Laquan McDonald Case May Be Forced to Reveal Sources

Lawyers for Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer facing a murder charge in the November 2014 shooting death of a black teenager named Laquan McDonald, are demanding that the reporter who brought incriminating details to light divulge his sources. The outcome could be an important test of Illinois’ shield law protecting reporters from […]

Leaked Docs Reveal Elite’s Secret Wealth, Show Queen Made Millions Exploiting Mentally Ill People

Leaked Docs Reveal Elite’s Secret Wealth, Show Queen Made Millions Exploiting Mentally Ill People

The release of the Paradise Papers, a leak comprised of over 13.4 million documents, is giving insight into the tax havens of the world’s elite, with a special focus on Britain’s offshore empires, raising questions about why Queen Elizabeth II appears to have made millions by exploiting poor and mentally ill individuals. The documents included […]