Londoners walk through Hyde Park in central London, on a misty ...
Jun 2nd, 2011
(AFP/File) - Londoners walk through Hyde Park in central London, on a misty morning. Britain has put a price on the benefits of parks, lakes and wildlife for the first time in a government-commissioned study attempting to make the financial case for protecting nature.(AFP/File/Carl de Souza) -
MIAMI (Reuters) - Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a hurriedly arranged spacewalk on Saturday to try to fix an ammonia leak in a cooling system on one of the station's solar arrays that provide electricity to the orbital outpost. The astronauts used a pistol-shaped screwdriver to remove a panel, install a spare pump a... [Full Article]
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg whose own DNA had been removed. The r... [Full Article]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World stock indices hit their highest levels in almost five years on Tuesday, with the German benchmark joining the S&P 500 at a record high after unexpectedly strong data amid signs top central banks will remain supportive of growth. Wall Street edged up at the open, with the S&P touching an intraday high of 1,623.74. ... [Full Article]
LONDON (Reuters) - Talks over the potential use of water cannon for the first time on London's streets are taking place with the Metropolitan police, the Home Office confirmed on Monday. London's police force argue that water cannon would be a "valuable option in rare situations" and press reports suggest that Home Office minist... [Full Article]