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Researchers find the best way to press a button

When all you have is a finger everything looks like a button . But what happens if you’re unable to press buttons or, more likely, we begin using robots and other tools to interact with the real world? That’s what researchers at Aalto Universi


Focus turns to missing in Canadian serial killer case

Judi Riley's 47-year-old brother vanished while on a trip to Toronto nearly five years ago.


Pension fund CalSTRS opposes Tesla's compensation package for Musk

(Reuters) - U.S. public pension fund CalSTRS said on Wednesday it is opposed to Tesla Inc's recommendation to support Chief Executive Elon Musk's compensation arrangement at the electric car maker's shareholder meeting.


China stays on the sidelines as Venezuela spirals downward

CARACAS/BEIJING (Reuters) - China is likely to extend an agreement proving crisis-stricken Venezuela with favorable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to sources in Caracas and Beijing f


Trappist-1 Exoplanets Have Too Much Water, Could Alien Life Survive There?

Water is widely considered to be one of the key ingredients of life. However, in the case of exoplanets such as those orbiting the ultra-cool red dwarf star Trappist-1, the presence of water in abundant amounts could likely be detrimental to the appearan


Rauner, Pritzker win Illinois primaries, will square off in governor's race

In a race that came down to the wire, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner pulled out a win over an insurgent state legislator in Tuesday’s Republican primary, while businessman J.B. Pritzker cruised to victory in the Democratic contest.


Tonga bans schoolgirls from rugby and boxing 'to preserve dignity'

Order from education minister criticised as sexist, but government blames disruption caused by Cyclone GitaThe Tongan government has banned schoolgirls from playing rugby or boxing because the sports are deemed undignified and not in keeping with the isla


North Korean media say diplomacy is strength, not weakness

North Korea's state media say the country's moves to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula are evidence of its confidence and national strength, not a sign of weakness.

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The Latest: Powerful storm begins moving into California

The Latest on a powerful Pacific storm affecting California (all times local): 8 p.m.


Peru opposition alleges vote 'buying' to keep Kuczynski in power

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's biggest opposition party released audio and video recordings late on Tuesday in which supporters of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appear to offer lawmakers public work projects in exchange for help defeating an impeachment motion


Israeli military confirms it hit Syrian nuclear site in 2007

The Israeli military confirmed Wednesday it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory.


Red Wings beat Flyers 5-4 in shootout to halt 10-game skid

Frans Nielsen scored his NHL-record 22nd shootout winner and the Detroit Red Wings edged the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 to end their 10-game losing streak        

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