Monday, April 30, 2018
Before May Day, AFP’s video and photo teams spoke to men and women around the globe whose jobs are becoming increasingly rare as technology transforms societies.
A new species of water beetle found clinging to a sandstone rock in a fast-flowing stream that leads to a waterfall in Malaysian Borneo has been named after the actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
The tiny black insect, which has a partially retractable head and slightly protruding eyes, was named after the star of Titanic and The Revenant for his environmental activism.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
It is also used extensively in the cosmetics industry and is found in many lipsticks.
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He suffered a stroke earlier this month and passed away at home on Saturday morning, a statement on the organisation's website said.
The annual counterculture festival sees up to 70,000 people gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
It features giant interactive art installations and a huge wooden man that is burnt at the end of the event. "Larry was never one for labels. He didn't fit a mould; he broke it with the way he lived his life," Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell wrote.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
While the scientists, led by Yale University neuroscientist Nenad Sestan, say the brains are not conscious, they add the feat might help researchers to probe how the brain works, and aid studies into experimental treatments for diseases ranging from cancer to dementia.
The revelation, disclosed in the MIT Technology Review and based on comments Sestan made at a meeting at the US National Institutes of Health in March, has received a mixed reaction in the scientific community.