Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague

Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague

Image caption Mr Muslim is a former co-chair of the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) A prominent Syrian-Kurdish leader has been arrested in the Czech capital Prague on a warrant issued by Turkey. Saleh Muslim, a former co-chair of the main Syrian-Kurdish movement, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), was arrested early on Sunday. The Turkish […]

UK’s Labour confirms shift on customs union

UK’s Labour confirms shift on customs union

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: “We’ve long championed being in a customs union with the EU” Jeremy Corbyn is to confirm a shift in the Labour Party’s position on remaining in the customs union after Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has indicated. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour’s front bench was “unanimous” in its backing for striking […]

Boy, 12, dies after falling from cliff in French ski resort of Avoriaz

Boy, 12, dies after falling from cliff in French ski resort of Avoriaz

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Avoriaz, in Haute Savoie, is one of France’s top ski destinations A 12-year-old boy has died after falling off a cliff near the ski resort of Avoriaz in the French Alps. The boy and his 10-year-old brother, who were on a skiing holiday, went down a mountain and strayed […]

Samsung Galaxy S9 focuses on the camera

Samsung Galaxy S9 focuses on the camera

Media captionWATCH: Spencer Kelly gets hands on with the Galaxy S9 New and improved camera capabilities are the main thrust of Samsung’s pitch for its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S9 and larger S9+. The handsets gain a super-slow-motion facility designed to make it easy to extend key moments of action. They also gain a […]

Nokia reveals ‘unbendable’ 8 Sirocco and Matrix 8110

Nokia reveals ‘unbendable’ 8 Sirocco and Matrix 8110

Media captionWATCH: New Nokia’s include an ‘unbendable’ flagship and a retro slider An Android smartphone billed as being almost impossible to bend by hand has been added to Nokia’s line-up, alongside a simpler slider model that plays on nostalgia for the 1990s. The flagship Nokia 8 Sirocco features a steel frame and lays claim to […]

Labour wants permanent customs union treaty after Brexit – Starmer

Labour wants permanent customs union treaty after Brexit – Starmer

Media captionSir Keir Starmer: “We’ve long championed being in a customs union with the EU” Jeremy Corbyn is to confirm a shift in the Labour Party’s position on remaining in the customs union after Brexit, Sir Keir Starmer has indicated. The shadow Brexit secretary said Labour’s front bench was “unanimous” in its backing for striking […]

Blair ‘complete liar’, says Fire and Fury author Wolff

Michael Wolff, the author of the controversial book about the Trump administration, has called Tony Blair an “complete liar” for denying he was trying to get a job with the White House. In his book Fire and Fury, Mr Wolff claims he overheard a conversation between Mr Blair and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner where […]

How Fast Can a Tiny Van Go in *Ant-Man and the Wasp*?

It’s time for another look at the Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer. Previously, I considered what would happen if you shrunk a building to the size of a suitcase while its mass stayed constant. But now I want to look at the van that gets tiny. So here’s the scene (as far as I can […]

How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat Chromosomes

A human cell carries in its nucleus two meters of spiraling DNA, split up among the 46 slender, double-helical molecules that are its chromosomes. Most of the time, that DNA looks like a tangled ball of yarn—diffuse, disordered, chaotic. But that messiness poses a problem during mitosis, when the cell has to make a copy […]

Space Photos of the Week: Juno Helps Jupiter Show Off Its Stripes

The Juno spacecraft took this close-up photo of Jupiter’s temperate belts during its latest orbit on February 7. Jupiter is known for these stripes, which are actually separations in the atmosphere caused by weather patterns and variations in chemical composition. The spacecraft was only 5,000 miles above the cloud tops when it skimmed by the […]