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Global stock market turmoil: What’s going on?

Stock markets around the world are falling, driven by fears coming out of the U.S. Major indexes in New York, Tokyo and London have suffered steep losses. And a key gauge of investors’ fear spiked to its highest level in more than two years. Analysts are trying to figure out …

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These deep-ocean starfish can see—and glow—in the dark

By Matt WarrenFeb. 6, 2018 , 7:01 PM Hundreds of meters under the sea, the only light is the eerie glow of bioluminescent creatures like vampire squid, anglerfish, comb jellies, and starfish. Now, researchers have discovered that many of these deep-sea starfish have fully developed eyes, which they may use …

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US stock markets extend sharp falls

Image copyright Getty Images US shares have plunged following a brief respite in a day of volatile trading that has rattled global markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the fallers, down 1.68% or 427.58 points to 25,093.38. It was closely followed by the wider S&P 500 stock index and …

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Last surviving suspect in Paris attack stands trial in Brussels

A courtroom sketch made on Monday shows a prime suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, surrounded by Belgian special police officers in the courtroom at the Palais de Justice in Brussels. (Benoit Peyrucq/AFP/Getty Images) BRUSSELS — Salah Abdeslam, believed to be the last surviving member of the …

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Nick Foles: From pondering retirement to Super Bowl MVP

That’s when Foles, having been released by the Rams, seriously considered hanging up the cleats. “I think as people, we deal with struggles,” Foles said Sunday night. “And that was a moment in my life where I thought about it, and I prayed about it. I’m grateful that I made …

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New cellphone and health studies don’t eliminate uncertainty

Researchers have long debated the health impacts of cellphone use. By Charles SchmidtFeb. 3, 2018 , 11:30 AM Two long-awaited studies of how cellphone radiation affects the health of mice and rats, released yesterday, are giving scientists plenty to think about—but the findings won’t resolve the decades-old uncertainty surrounding the issue. …

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