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Hundreds protest police shooting of unarmed black man in California

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:59

About 500 people protested outside Los Angeles police headquarters on Sunday over the shooting death of an unarmed black man in California as disturbances continued in Missouri over the police killing of a black teenager there last week.

Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:00

Some people slather and even inject creams containing mercury onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems, scientists say.

Aerosmith postpones California show due to drummer`s illness

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 13:55

Rock band Aerosmith has postponed its show in California following the illness of drummer Joey Kramer.

Robin Williams` daughter hurt over online messages

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 03:59

Late actor Robin Williams` daughter Zelda has stepped away from social media after she received hurtful messages about her famous father`s death.

Soon, sweat to power small electronic devices

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 19:59

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can monitor a person`s progress during exercises. It can also generate electricity from their perspiration.

Robots can now see through solid walls using Wi-Fi

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 20:55

Researchers have created a new technology that allows robots to look through solid walls using Wi-Fi signals.

Fighter jet clicks massive `fire cloud`

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 15:15

A fighter jet has taken some stunning pictures of a huge "fire cloud" above California where wild-fires have been burning for days.

Poor diabetics at greater risk of limb amputation

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 18:13

Diabetics in low-income neighbourhoods are up to 10 times more likely to lose a limb than patients residing in affluent areas, says a study.

Ebola therapy hopes shift to small California biotech

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 06:19

Hopes of finding a treatment for the deadly Ebola virus shifted to a small California-based biotech company whose experimental drug has been used to treat two American missionary workers.

LinkedIn to pay $6 mn in unpaid wages, damages

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 01:43

The Labor Department says the professional networking service LinkedIn has agreed to pay nearly USD 6 million in unpaid wages and damages to 359 current and former employees.

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

Last Updated: Saturday, August 02, 2014, 13:11

A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard. Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County says the 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen whale fossil is one of about 20 baleen whale fossils known to exist.

Soon see-through organs to better diagnose diseases

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 11:13

A new study has revealed simple methods to see through organs and the entire body to visualize long-range connections between cells as well as fine-grained cellular structures.