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Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a man for allegedly trying to smuggle gold and jewellery weighing up to 1kg (2.2lb) hidden in his rectum. Customs officials found 904 grams of gold, worth about 4.5m Sri Lankan rupees ($29,370, £21,700) inside the suspect's rectal cavity...
The Spanish authorities have moved to place all policing in Catalonia under central control to stop the disputed independence referendum on 1 October. Col Diego Pérez de los Cobos has been put in charge of Catalan and central police forces in the autonomous region.
The vehicle was travelling through the mountains in the Tyrolean Alps with 21 passengers on board when the driver, 76, collapsed, police say. As the bus continued towards a steep cliff, the Frenchman was able to brake.
On Friday the English-speaking world was startled to find itself suddenly reacquainted with the 14th Century term "dotard", thanks to an unlikely source - Kim Jong-un...
Bayes' theorem explained with examples and implications for life.Check out Audible: http://ve42.co/audibleSupport Veritasium on Patreon: http://ve42.co/patreonI didn't say it explicitly in the video, but in my view the Bayesian trap is interpreting events that happen repeatedly as events that happen...
Scotland's longest lasting patch of snow could melt away by the weekend. Iain Cameron, who seeks out and records snow that survives on Scotland's highest mountains, believes the patch known as the Sphinx has days left...
Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the decision that they were a false alarm and did not report them to his superiors.
In Shanghai, an Uber driver logs into an online forum. He is not looking for a passenger. He is looking for someone to pretend to be a passenger. He finds a willing taker. He pretends to collect the customer and drop her at the airport. In fact, they never meet.
Benedict Cumberbatch has everything going for him. Yet the Sherlock star says he is his own worst critic. The actor says he's even harder on himself than the harshest online troll...
Touch had begun offering five different sex doll types for daily or longer-term rent on Thursday in Beijing but quickly drew complaints and criticism. The company said in a statement on Weibo it "sincerely apologised for the negative impact" of the concept...
Science and technology: we tend to think of them as siblings, perhaps even as twins, as parts of STEM (for “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics”).
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SATURN—Breaking apart as it plunged through the heat and crushing pressure of the planet’s atmosphere, sources said Friday that the Cassini probe realized far too late that its entire 20-year mission to Saturn had been a setup all along.
The UK's statistics watchdog has stood by its criticism of Boris Johnson in a row over the possible financial windfall the NHS may get from Brexit...
The East German secret police went to extraordinary lengths to track down people who wrote letters to the BBC during the Cold War. One of those arrested and jailed was a teenager who longed to express himself freely - and paid a high price. It was the last day of the summer holidays.
Air, mountain and water rescue teams were called to rescue two tourists who were lost for hours in a rhododendron forest in an Irish national park. They were camping in Killarney National Park in County Kerry on Thursday when they became "disorientated"...
The US-led Cassini probe to Saturn will destroy itself in the coming hours. The $4bn (£3bn) mission is ending 13 years of discoveries at the ringed planet by ditching itself in the atmosphere.
An "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday's rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said hundreds of detectives, working with MI5, are investigating the blast at 08:20 BST at Parsons Green station...
Their one-shot solution stores the vaccine in microscopic capsules that release the initial dose and then boosters at specific times. The approach has been shown to work in mouse studies, described in the journal Science.

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