Japanese utility makes first contact with melted Fukushima fuel

Before the nuclear fuel deposits had been touched. [credit: TEPCO ] Late last week, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) sent a probe into the damaged second reactor at the Fukushima nuclear plant. The probe’s mission was to explore the solidity of the nuclear fuel that melted back in 2011, when a tsunami hit the […]

Philippe Coutinho: Chelsea make contact with Barcelona over £100m transfer – EXCLUSIVE

The Catalan side paid £142million for Coutinho last January and he won La Liga and the Copa del Rey honours in his first few months. But his dream move to the Camp Nou has turned into a nightmare and he is struggling to hold down a place in Ernesto Valverde’s starting line up. He has […]

Russian ban on blood-chilling ‘contact baiting’ of hunting dogs comes into force

Following heated discussion and a conflict between the upper and lower chambers of parliament, Russia has eventually introduced the law banning ‘live baiting’ – the training of hunting dogs using live captured wild animals. The changes were announced on Tuesday on the Russian State Duma’s website. The bill was passed by the State Duma in […]

Yulia Skripal issues statement via British police, asks cousin not to contact her

Yulia Skripal has refused contact with the Russian Embassy and her Moscow-based cousin, Viktoria, and asked for no one else to speak on her behalf, in a statement released by Scotland Yard after she was discharged from hospital. Despite leaving Salisbury hospital on Monday, Skripal said that she is “still suffering with the effects of […]

Real Madrid contact Man Utd with Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba transfer bombshells

Real Madrid and Manchester United’s transfer relationship has deteriorated ever since David De Gea’s failed move to the Bernabeu in 2015. On that occasion, the Red Devils angered their La Liga counterparts by refusing to file the paperwork on time – in an act that consequently forced a deal to fall through. At the moment, […]

Qatar says it has not been in contact with Mueller about Kushner’s business dealings

Thomson Reuters Qatar said Saturday that it has not been in contact with the special counsel Robert Mueller or the US government “on any matters” or “any related investigations.” The statement came after reports surfaced that Mueller is probing senior adviser Jared Kushner’s business dealings with foreign countries, including Qatar, during and after the presidential […]

Fear robots, not aliens: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku predicts ET contact

Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku believes that humans will make contact with alien civilization this century, but expects they will be largely peaceful – unlike robots, which pose a greater threat to humanity. Kaku made the revelations during a Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything), where intrigued users asked questions relating to artificial intelligence and […]

Resistbot is ready to contact your senator when you tweet

Launched early last year as a form of resistance against the Trump administration, Resistbot allows anyone to send faxes to their congressional representatives. Now the service is headed to Twitter, which makes a lot of sense given the service’s rise in stature with our head tweeter-in-chief. All you need to do is send the word […]

Glucose-tracking smart contact lens is comfortable enough to wear

The concept of a smart contact lens has been around for a while. To date, though, they haven’t been all that comfortable: they tend to have electronics built into hard substrates that make for a lens which can distort your vision, break down and otherwise cause discomfort. A team of Korean scientists might just come […]