U.S. advisers call in drone strike against Somalia Shabab roadblock

May 13, 2016

U.S. advisers call in drone strike against Somalia Shabab roadblock

U.S. special operations forces working with African partners called in an airstrike against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia on Thursday, killing five, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said U.S. troops were advising and assisting Ugandan troops from the African ...

Zika invades placenta, brain of fetus in mice tests

May 12, 2016

Zika invades placenta, brain of fetus in mice tests

Experiments using lab mice show how the Zika virus travels through the bloodstream, multiplies in the placenta and invades the brain of the developing fetus, stunting growth or causing death, researchers said Wednesday. A pair of studies, one published in the journal Cell and ...

Tennis ball-sized diamond could fetch $70 million at auction

May 4, 2016

Tennis ball-sized diamond could fetch $70 million at auction

It’s a rock for the ages. A 3-billion-year-old diamond the size of a tennis ball — the largest discovered in over a century — could sell for more than $70 million, auctioneer Sotheby’s said Wednesday. The auction house plans to offer the Lesedi la ...