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Grace Millane and the rise of the ’50 Shades’ defense in murder trials

Grace Millane and the rise of the ’50 Shades’ defense in murder trials

British backpacker Grace Millane was strangled to death, crammed into a suitcase and buried in a New Zealand woodland after a Tinder date in December 2018. On Thursday her killer, a 28-year-old man, was sentenced to life imprisonment with minimum 17 year non-parole period. The Courts of New Zealand said in a statement: “Overall, the…MORE

As election looms, Netanyahu announces new construction in East Jerusalem

As election looms, Netanyahu announces new construction in East Jerusalem

With eleven days to go until Israel’s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to build thousands of new homes in a part of Jerusalem that the international community holds as the capital of a future Palestinian state. The announcement immediately drew verbal fire from Palestinians, who called the planned construction “land theft” and…MORE

A year on this exoplanet only takes 18 hours. And it might be doomed

A year on this exoplanet only takes 18 hours. And it might be doomed

Every 18 hours, a newly discovered exoplanet found 2,000 light-years away from Earth completes an orbit around its star — and potentially takes another step closer to being ripped apart. The exoplanet, known as NGTS-10b, is considered to be a “hot Jupiter” — a type of gas giant exoplanet that is 20% bigger than Jupiter…MORE

Climate change could kill all of Earth’s coral reefs by 2100, scientists warn

Climate change could kill all of Earth’s coral reefs by 2100, scientists warn

Climate change could destroy almost all of Earth’s coral reef habitats by 2100, according to new research. About 70-90% of all existing coral reefs are expected to disappear in the next 20 years due to warming oceans, acidic water and pollution, said scientists from the University of Hawaii Manoa, who presented their findings Monday at…MORE

Interpreting Trump’s pardons

Interpreting Trump’s pardons

Tell Trump he’s got power and he’ll use it. Washington sages thought that the crushing pressures, ingrained customs and the implied morality of his office would force Donald Trump to conform to traditional notions of presidential behavior. But the US President’s latest flurry of decrees shows that was a bad bet. American presidents can pretty…MORE

This violinist played her instrument as surgeons removed a brain tumor

This violinist played her instrument as surgeons removed a brain tumor

Dagmar Turner wasn’t just showing off when she played the violin during her brain surgery at King’s College Hospital in London. Surgeons asked the 53-year-old to play her instrument to ensure that the professional violinist’s musical abilities were not damaged during a tumor removal. The tumor, in her right frontal lobe, was dangerously close to…MORE

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