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Mass murderer’s appeal to human rights court rejected

Anders Behring Breivik, serving 21 years for killing 77 people in bomb, shooting rampage, said prison isolation violated his rights

Jeffrey Barry: Brutal murder ‘could have been avoided’

Jeffrey Barry, a violent schizophrenia patient, killed his neighbour hours after being freed. Source: BBC

Gosport hospital deaths: Drugs scandal ‘may be happening elsewhere’

A hospital mortality rate expert warns the Gosport scandal could be being replicated elsewhere. Source: BBC

Jacinda Ardern baby: New Zealand PM gives birth to girl

Jacinda Ardern is the second elected world leader after Benazir Bhutto to give birth while in office. Source: BBC

Many wildlife-vehicle collisions preventable

A new study has found that Ontario could save millions by implementing simple measures to help prevent vehicle accidents involving wildlife.

Rhesus macaque model offers route to study Zika brain pathology

Rhesus macaque monkeys infected in utero with Zika virus develop similar brain pathology to human infants. The findings may open up new ways to study the infection in an animal model.

Boring barnacles prefer the shallow life on coral reefs

Scientists have quantified how barnacles infest stony coral over a variety of conditions and reduce calcium carbonate on reefs. Coral reefs harbor diverse marine life and help prevent coastal erosion.

N. Korean defectors “disappointed” but hopeful after Trump-Kim summit

Activists Park Sang-hak and Lee Ae-ran reflect on pageantry surrounding historic meeting, which barely addressed 1 major issue

North Korean defector “disappointed” but hopeful after Singapore summit

Lee Ae-ran, founder of the Center for Liberty and Unification and Neungra Bapsang in South Korea, fled North Korea in 1997 with her 4-month-old son. She shares her reactions to President Trump's summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un last week.

Encrypted messages in biological processes

RNA modifications can encrypt the RNA code and are responsible for a very sophisticated control of RNA function. A research team has shown that modified RNA bases have a great impact on the dynamics of gene expression from DNA to functional RNA. The study yields important new insight into how the basis of RNA modifications can affect the function of mature RNA molecules.

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Mass murderer’s appeal to human rights court rejected

Anders Behring Breivik, serving 21 years for killing 77 people in bomb, shooting rampage, said prison isolation violated his rights