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Dogs understand what’s written all over your face

Dogs are capable of understanding the emotions behind an expression on a human face. This study is the latest to reveal just how connected dogs are with people. The research also provides evidence that dogs use different parts of their brains to process human emotions.

Portuguese captain Ronaldo breaks record at World Cup

Portugal's "best player of all time" is not resting on his laurels at the World Cup

Beluga whales have sensitive hearing, little age-related loss

Scientists published the first hearing tests on a wild population of healthy marine mammals. The tests on beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska, revealed that the whales have sensitive hearing abilities and the number of animals that experienced extensive hearing losses was far less than what scientists had anticipated.

Gosport hospital deaths: Prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’

There was "disregard for human life" in prescribing drugs at the Gosport hospital, a report finds. Source: BBC

British Airways cancels ‘incorrectly’ cheap tickets

Passengers are angry after tickets to Tel Aviv and Dubai were cancelled for being the incorrect price. Source: BBC

US child detention pictures disturbing – Theresa May

The UK's prime minister says the US is "wrong" to hold children in what appear to be cages. Source: BBC

World Cup: Final scores for Tuesday’s matches

Colombia and Russia were victorious on Tuesday

Twins killed together during World War II finally reunited after 74 years

The inseparable Pieper twins, whose service on the same ship ran against standard military policy, have been reunited

Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

New research demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution climate models, with the potential to narrow the range of climate prediction. This could be a major advance in accurate predictions of global warming in response to increased greenhouse gas concentrations that are essential for policy-makers (e.g. the Paris climate agreement).

Medicinal cannabis use to be reviewed by government

Families of epileptic children welcomed the move, which does not change rules on recreational use. Source: BBC

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Japan suspends missile strike drills after Trump-Kim summit

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Mass murderer’s appeal to human rights court rejected

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