My Republica


Scientists built a robotic cockroach that can walk on water

July 3, 2018 13:10 PM

The Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, uses multifunctional foot pads that rely on surface tension when it needs to swim.

Probe into Facebook's data breach broadens: Washington Post

July 3, 2018 12:44 PM

July 3: A federal investigation into Facebook Inc’s data breach with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the inquiries.

India stronger than Australia, Kohli warns Morgan

July 3, 2018 09:59 AM

LONDON, July 3: India will provide far stiffer opposition for England than Australia did when it was whitewashed 5-0 in a one-day series then thrashed in a Twenty20 match, Indian captain Virat Kohli said Monday.

Afghanistan blast: Sikhs among 19 dead in Jalalabad suicide attack

July 2, 2018 14:04 PM

A suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 19 people, most of them members of the country's Sikh minority.

Mexico election: López Obrador vows profound change after win

July 2, 2018 12:57 PM

Left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election, saying "profound change" is coming.

Prepare for the longest lunar eclipse of the century, coming up this month

July 2, 2018 12:40 PM

July 2: A total lunar eclipse will rise over the night sky this summer, and it will be the longest eclipse of this century, according to NASA. On July 27, a lunar eclipse will be fully visible for 1 hour and 43 minutes. But you may have to travel to see it since the eclipse will only be visible in parts of South America, much of Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Notorious gangster escapes Paris prison by helicopter

July 2, 2018 12:37 PM

July 2: In a scene straight from the movies, notorious gangster Redoine Faid has escaped from a Paris prison by helicopter.

New Zealand the most perilous place for seabirds due to plastic pollution

July 2, 2018 12:18 PM

‘Seabird capital of the world’ is home to dozens of endemic species, which are particularly vulnerable to plastics

World Cup 2018: The dos and don'ts of celebrating a goal

July 1, 2018 16:49 PM

MOSCOW, July 1: Picture the scene: it is the dying moments of a World Cup match and the score is level. You receive the ball and take a speculative shot which sails straight past the goalkeeper and into the top corner. What do you do next?

Cristiano Ronaldo should play on for Portugal, coach urges after exit

July 1, 2018 14:21 PM

The Portugal manager, Fernando Santos, said he did not want Cristiano Ronaldo to walk away from international football after Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup by a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Uruguay.

Argentina at a crossroads after World Cup demise as post-Lionel Messi era looms

July 1, 2018 14:15 PM

For two reasons, Jorge Sampaoli was a strange choice to take over as Argentina coach a year ago.

American researchers develop liquid-based computer chips

July 1, 2018 13:45 PM

WASHINGTON, July 1: American researchers have shown computational logic operations could be performed in a liquid medium instead of silicon.

UNESCO adds pre-Islamic Iranian sites to World Heritage List

July 1, 2018 12:46 PM

UNESCO has added eight pre-Islamic Iranian archeological sites to its World Heritage List, raising the number of Iran cultural places on the UN agency's list to 24.

Obesity and aging linked to Alzheimer's markers in the brain

July 1, 2018 12:15 PM

A new study suggests that when a high-fat, high-sugar diet that leads to obesity is paired with normal aging, it may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, researchers discovered that certain areas of the brain respond differently to risk factors associated with Alzheimer's. The study is published in Physiological Reports.

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

July 1, 2018 12:00 PM

July 1: For decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts.

Forests may lose ability to protect against extremes of climate change

July 1, 2018 10:17 AM

Forests, one of the most dominate ecosystems on Earth, harbor significant biodiversity. Scientists have become increasingly interested in how this diversity is enhanced by the sheltering microclimates produced by trees.

Mexico elections center on disgust with corruption, violence

July 1, 2018 10:13 AM

Mexicans vote Sunday in a potentially transformative election that could put in power a firebrand vowing to end politics and business as usual in a country weary of spiraling violence, unchecked corruption and scandal-plagued politicians.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Uruguay v Portugal (Preview)

June 30, 2018 23:05 PM

For teams and fans alike, Saturday 30 June is when things get serious in Russia. And by the time the whistle goes to start the Round of 16 fixture between Uruguay and Portugal, the teams will already be aware of who lies in wait for the victors in the quarter-finals.

FIFA World Cup 2018: France v Argentina (Preview)

June 30, 2018 19:05 PM

The knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia begin on Saturday, with France and Argentina set to meet in Kazan for the first Round of 16 encounter. These two heavyweights of international football are always among the favourites to lift the Trophy, and boast of some of the game’s biggest superstars, from Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann to Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria. It is a duel to warm the hearts of every devotee of the beautiful game.

Mexico set 'Amlo' on verge of presidency

June 30, 2018 12:38 PM

Violence, corruption and poverty explain why leftwing populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the frontrunner in election