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They can leap 25 feet in a single bound, easily outpace the Premier League's quickest footballers and their boxing abilities are the stuff of legend.So perhaps it is only to be expected that kangaroos might be the ideal animal to supply parts to repair the bodies of injured athletes.Over the next th... [Read More]
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Women whose mothers live into their nineties are much more likely to experience a long and healthy retirement, research suggests. There does not appear to be a similar link between daughters and nonagenarian fathers.Scientists at the University of California San Diego found that women whose mothers... [Read More]
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The next four years will be "anomalously warm" as natural factors amplify the effects of man-made climate change, scientists have predicted. A new, statistical forecasting method has suggested that over the next four years temperature rises attributable to cyclical natural effects could eclipse th... [Read More]
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The riddle would make a fine beginning to one of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories: how did the elephant grow so magnificently large?The answer, research now suggests, rests in part on a so-called "zombie gene" that has helped to make the largest land mammal exceptionally resistant to cancer. Eleph... [Read More]
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The brain structure of young children changes when they are regularly engaged in back-and-forth conversations with adults, a study has shown.The research suggests that parents should concentrate on having conversations with their children and that talking at a youngster or sitting them down in front... [Read More]
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The billionaire masters of Silicon Valley have proselytised for years for more collaboration and communication. Our collective lot would be improved, they argue, if only we were all digitally bound together.A new era of hyper-networked co-operation, they have suggested, would bring in a wealthier, m... [Read More]
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President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal last night and vowed to impose "the highest level of economic sanctions" in a high-stakes move that breaks from his European allies.The US president said that the international pact had only made the regime's "bloody ambitions more brazen" and that... [Read More]
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Yesterday was my last day as The Times's correspondent in Washington and a quote from Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead springs to mind: "What a long strange trip it's been".My three years here coincided with an anger-fuelled election as extraordinary as any in the republic's 240-year history. This... [Read More]
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President Trump pledged a "vast, government-wide effort" to protect November's midterm elections from foreign meddling last night as intelligence agency chiefs issued the sharpest warning yet that Russia was still seeking to subvert American democracy.Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretar... [Read More]
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Ivanka Trump said that she regretted her father's immigration policy yesterday, adding that the separation of thousands of undocumented parents from their children had been "a low point". A "zero tolerance" regime introduced by the Trump administration this year resulted in more than 2,500 children... [Read More]
An aircraft with 101 people on board crashed in Mexico shortly after take-off last night. There were no deaths, a local official said, but about 80 people were injured.Witnesses said that the Aeromexico flight had plunged into a field after taking off from the General Guadalupe Victoria internationa... [Read More]
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Bob Woodward, the journalist whose work on Watergate helped to topple Richard Nixon in 1974, has disclosed the subject of his next book: the "harrowing life" inside the Trump White House. Fear: Trump in the White House will be published on September 11 and promises to reveal how "the president makes... [Read More]
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An aircraft with 101 people on board crashed in Mexico shortly after take-off last night. There were no deaths, a local official said, but about 80 people were injured.Witnesses said that the Aeromexico flight had plunged into a field after taking off from the General Guadalupe Victoria internationa... [Read More]
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Facebook has revealed a suspected plot to meddle in November's US midterm elections that echoes Russian efforts to subvert American democracy in 2016.The social media company said that it had identified several "inauthentic" accounts and Facebook pages that were linked to attempts to organise dozens... [Read More]
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Satellite images have indicated activity at a missile production site in North Korea, heightening concerns that Kim Jong-un is pressing ahead with his weapons programme. The images of the Sanumdong plant, on the northern outskirts of the capital, Pyongyang, show that two new buildings have been buil... [Read More]
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A grandfather has described how a massive wildfire engulfed his California home with little warning, killing his wife and two great-grandchildren.Ed Bledsoe, 76, had left his house in Shasta County to go to the doctor when it was overrun by the Carr fire, one of more than a dozen burning in the st... [Read More]
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President Trump's invitation to Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in the autumn was withdrawn last night amid a lack of enthusiasm from the Kremlin. John Bolton, US national security adviser, cited a special counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow as the reason f... [Read More]
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A feud has erupted between President Trump and the "fixer" he once trusted to hide embarrassing information.The dispute follows the release of a recording of the two men discussing plans to buy the silence of a former Playboy model.The quality of the tape released by Michael Cohen, Mr Trump's lawyer... [Read More]
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For a decade Michael Cohen was Donald Trump's lawyer and general "make-it-go-away-guy". His new-found willingness to share details of his work will rattle the president. During Mr Cohen's years, the Trump Organisation sought opportunities in some colourful locales. In Azerbaijan, Mr Trump did busine... [Read More]
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President Putin accused unnamed "forces" in the US of trying to sabotage relations with Moscow, as scrutiny of what was said during a private meeting with President Trump increased.The Russian leader said the two men had agreed during a two-hour encounter in Helsinki, where they were accompanied onl... [Read More]
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