SHOCKING VIDEO: Murder victim’s sons jump handcuffed, convicted killer in courtroom brawl

The sentencing hearing for a man convicted of killing an Ohio woman erupted in chaos Thursday when the victim’s two sons attacked the handcuffed defendant inside the courtroom.Dale Williams, 62, was to be sentenced for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Elizabeth Pledger Stewart, in Youngstown, Ohio.But moments before Pledger Stewart’s daughter was to give her victim…

Storm Barry is heading towards New Orleans – how big is the risk?

Storm Barry is heading towards New Orleans – how big is the risk?

New Orleans is facing an uncertain futureMatthew Hinton/AP/ShutterstockBy Michael Le PageParts of New Orleans flooded on Wednesday after 15 centimetres of rain fell in places, faster than pumps could drain the city. Now Tropical Storm Barry is moving ashore. There are fears the slow moving storm could cause major flooding as it moves over the…

Purple fairy wrasse named Wakanda discovered on reef in twilight zone

Purple fairy wrasse named Wakanda discovered on reef in twilight zone

The vibranium fairy wrasseLuiz RochaBy Ruby Prosser ScullyScuba divers have discovered a new fish – a vibrant purple fairy wrasse. They have named it Cirrhilabrus wakanda, after the fictional African kingdom in Marvel’s Black Panther movie. The 6-centimetre-long fish has dazzling, deep purple fins and a yellow head. Luiz Rocha at the California Academy of Sciences and his…

Double heatwave killed two-thirds of coral in central Indian Ocean

Back-to-back heatwaves in the central Indian Ocean killed more than two-thirds of corals in just two yearsZSL/PA WireBy New Scientist Staff and Press AssociationBack-to-back heatwaves in the central Indian Ocean killed more than two-thirds of corals in two years. But some corals were more resilient to the high sea temperatures, which could provide hope for…

Exploring the neuroanatomy of a murderer

Exploring the neuroanatomy of a murderer

By scanning the brains of hundreds of convicted murderers, a recent study has zeroed in on significant differences in the gray matter of homicide offenders, compared with that of people who have carried out other violent crimes. In 2016, there were an estima…

New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial

New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial

People who experience acute migraine may soon find relief in a new treatment. The results of a clinical trial of a novel drug revealed that it can eliminate head pain and reduce other symptoms of migraine. Many people with acute migraine rely on triptans, a …

Domesticated animals, explained

Domesticated animals, explained

Domesticated animals are animals that have been selectively bred and genetically adapted over generations to live alongside humans. They are genetically distinct from their wild ancestors or cousins. Animal domestication falls into three main groupings: domestication for companionship (dogs and cats), animals farmed for food (sheep, cows, pigs, turkeys, etc.), and working or draft animals…

How to erase 100 years of carbon emissions? Plant trees—lots of them.

An area the size of the United States could be restored as forests with the potential of erasing nearly 100 years of carbon emissions, according to the first ever study to determine how many trees the Earth could support. Published today in Science, “The global tree restoration potential” report found that there is enough suitable…