Friday 22 September 2017

'Facebook' feature discovered in brain

A 'Facebook' feature in the brain may be vital to your social life, research has suggested.

A new study has shown that people with larger amygdalas -- a small body buried deep within the brain's temporal lobe -- have wider and more complex networks of friends and colleagues.

Carbon monoxide kills five teens

Authorities believe carbon monoxide killed five friends whose bodies were found in a South Florida motel room. Police said the teenagers' deaths appeared to be accidental.

A car used by the group was found running in a closed garage underneath the room. Friends say the car had needed a jump-start earlier and could have been left running to preserve the battery's charge.

Russian diplomats sent home by Spain

Spain has said it expelled two Russian diplomats and Russia responded by expelling two Spaniards.

A Spanish foreign ministry official said the Russians were expelled a month ago for "activities incompatible with their status as diplomats".

Flickering lights to power internet

Flickering ceiling lights are set to be a pathway to the internet.

The lights will transmit data to specially-equipped computers by flickering faster than the eye can see. The LVX system being installed in six municipal buildings in St Cloud, Minnesota, puts clusters of its light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, in a standard-sized light fixture.

Iran hangs man accused of spying

Ali-Akbar Siadat was executed at Tehran's Evin Prison at dawn, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported yesterday.

He had been accused of establishing relations with Israel's spy agency in 2005.

Man expelled over blood diamonds

Israel's Diamond Exchange said it expelled a member for trying to smuggle blood diamonds into the country.

A spokesman said yesterday that the bourse expelled David Vardi after he was arrested last week with about €150,000 worth of illegal Zimbabwe stones.

Irish Independent

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