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Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

Brick by Lego brick, teen builds his own prosthetic arm

Published 07/02/2019

SANT CUGAT, Spain (Reuters) - David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a right forearm due [more…]

Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out

Greek minister caught taking a puff tells EU official to butt out

Published 06/02/2019

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s deputy health minister has told the European Union’s top health official to butt out after getting a reprimand for smoking in [more…]

Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo

Memories made of this: USB stick found in frozen seal poo

Published 05/02/2019

(Reuters) - Scientists in New Zealand say they have found a USB memory stick containing holiday photos inside a frozen slab of seal poo. The [more…]

Self-shredding Banksy painting goes on display in Germany

Self-shredding Banksy painting goes on display in Germany

Published 05/02/2019

BADEN-BADEN, Germany (Reuters) - “Love is in the Bin”, the work by graffiti artist Banksy that shredded itself live after it was sold at auction [more…]

‘Thar she blows!’ Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

‘Thar she blows!’ Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

Published 04/02/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - “Thar she blows!” The old cry of sailors sighting a whale’s waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, [more…]

NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke

NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke

Published 02/02/2019

(Reuters) - Three years after leaving St. Louis for the glamor of Tinseltown, the Rams are going to the Super Bowl, adding an extra sucker [more…]

Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia

Pungent ‘J-Queen’ durians sell for $1,000 in Indonesia

Published 31/01/2019

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian variety of the durian - a pungent, spiky fruit considered a delicacy across many parts of Asia — has been [more…]

At Baghdad workshop, the search for Iraq’s looted artifacts gets…

At Baghdad workshop, the search for Iraq’s looted artifacts gets…

Published 28/01/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Before Islamic State militants were dislodged from Iraq in 2017, they stole thousands of ancient artifacts. Most are still missing, and an [more…]

Roman remains unearthed near famous Lisbon restaurant

Roman remains unearthed near famous Lisbon restaurant

Published 25/01/2019

LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese archaeologists digging near one of Lisbon’s most iconic restaurants, the Solar dos Presuntos (Manor of Hams), have discovered a large Roman [more…]

Spate of rabbit killings spooks village in rural France

Spate of rabbit killings spooks village in rural France

Published 25/01/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - Dozens of domestic rabbits have been killed and left outside their hutches in rural Brittany in western France since last summer, but [more…]