US scientists find evidence for group selection of spider colonies in the wild

US biologists from the Universities of Pittsburgh and Vermont have found that social spiders of species Anelosimus studiosus exhibit apparent group selection, determining a trait affecting the colony’s survival. According to one of the researchers, this is the first experimental … Continue reading

Patient under evaluation with Ebola-like symptoms in Washington D.C.

A patient was admitted to a hospital in Washington, D.C. after showing Ebola-like symptoms, according to a statement yesterday by hospital spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton. Hamilton confirmed Howard University Hospital admitted the patient in stable condition. The patient had been to … Continue reading

Hong Kong democracy protesters call for CY Leung resignation as demonstrations continue

Protestors in Hong Kong have called for the resignation of CY Leung, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, and vowed to continue the protests. If their demands are not met today, the protestors have said they will start occupying government … Continue reading

British National Party expel ex-leader Nick Griffin

The British National Party (BNP), a UK political party, has expelled Nick Griffin, previously for fifteen years its leader. The party stated they informed Griffin of their decision yesterday and gave multiple reasons for the expulsion, including distributing inaccurate information, … Continue reading

New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sworn in

Today Ashraf Ghani, a former Afghan finance minister and World Bank official, was sworn in as President of Afghanistan following a months-long dispute over election results. The transfer of power from former President Hamid Karzai marks the first democratic leadership … Continue reading

Chicago air traffic facility evacuated for basement fire

A Chicago, Illinois air traffic facility was evacuated early this morning due to a fire in the basement. The fire occurred in a telecommunications room in the basement. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all metropolitan Chicago flights and transferred … Continue reading