Helmet used by French Soldiers in World War I was better blast protection than new American model: study

A helmet used by French soldiers in World War I provided better protection from overhead blasts than a modern American model, according to a US university study. Biomedical engineers from North Carolina’s Duke University tested the performance of several models of World War I helmet and the US Advanced Combat Helmet by subjecting them to […]

Decrying ‘propaganda,’ US tightens rules on China state media

The United States on Tuesday tightened rules on Chinese state media organizations as it classified them as foreign missions, decrying what US officials described as Beijing’s growing “propaganda.” In a step likely to anger Beijing, the State Department told five outlets including the Xinhua news agency and the China Global Television Network that they will […]

Bolivian candidate calls for anti-Morales alliance

Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Fernando Camacho on Tuesday called on his rivals to form a single bloc to defeat former president Evo Morales’s socialist party in the May election. Right-winger Camacho is one of seven presidential candidates but was running fourth in the latest opinion polls conducted by Ciesmori, with just 9.4 percent. The leader […]

World Health Organization urges calm: Covid-19 coronavirus is ‘less deadly’ than SARS

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak rose again on Tuesday but Chinese and international health officials sought to calm global nerves, citing a study showing most cases are mild and warning against excessive measures to contain the epidemic. Nearly 1,900 people have now died and more than 72,000 others infected by the virus […]

Pompeii restoration unearths ‘surprise’ treasures

Vivid frescoes and never-before-seen inscriptions were among the treasures unearthed in a massive years-long restoration of the world-famous archeological site Pompeii that came to a close Tuesday. The painstaking project saw an army of workers reinforce walls, repair collapsing structures and excavate untouched areas of the sprawling site, Italy’s second most visited tourist destination after […]

The brain of a lifelong bully looks different than the general population

One in fourpeople will show patterns of antisocial behavior at least once during their childhood and adolescence. From stealing to bullying, lying, or even committing violence, most people grow out of these behaviors.But for about 10 percent of the population, antisocial behavior never goes away, persisting into adulthood. In a new study, scientists scanned the […]

Europeans fear relationship with America will only get worse under a Trump second term

On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that European officials are fearful that if President Donald Trump wins a second term, the hostility he has shown to European allies will continue — and result in a “permanent shift” that creates distance between the U.S. and Europe. “Eight years in political terms is an era, not […]