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Sea urchins can drill holes in solid rock with just their teeth

Larry Geddis / Alamy Stock PhotoBy Lakshmi Supriya Sea urchins can scrape their way through solid rock to make themselves homes. This ability has long been suspected but never demonstrated, until now. Michael Russell at Villanova University in Pennsylvania and his colleagues studied purple sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus), which live along the west coast of…

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Mueller investigating whether Paul Manafort offered banker a job in Trump White House in exchange for loans

Getty Images Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (L) arrives at a federal courthouse with his attorney Kevin Downing (R) November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort promised to get a Chicago banker a job in the White House in exchange for $16 million…

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Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are reportedly facing new charges in Mueller probe’s money laundering case

New criminal charges have been filed under seal in special counsel Robert Mueller's case against former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, multiple outlets reported Wednesday. The charges, first reported by Politico, were put under seal by Judge Amy Berman, keeping details about the charges themselves from public view. The development follows the…

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Ancient Britons ‘replaced’ by newcomers

Image caption Beaker pottery starts to appear in Britain around 4,500 years ago The ancient population of Britain was almost completely replaced by newcomers about 4,500 years ago, a study shows. The findings mean modern Britons trace just a small fraction of their ancestry to the people who built Stonehenge. The astonishing result comes from…

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Plea to end ‘hell on earth’ Syria crisis

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionYoung children have been found buried in the rubbleThe UN Secretary General has demanded an immediate end to fighting in the Eastern Ghouta in Syria, describing the rebel enclave as a "hell on earth". "My appeal to all those involved is for an immediate suspension of all…

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