News Headlines - 16 December 2017

'Theresa and Boris' dressed in twin Christmas jumper | Express.co.uk

There were even reports Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was preparing to oust the Prime Minister after several high-profile interventions on the negotiations with Brussels.
But the pair put on a united front yesterday – or their wax figures did – donning a Christmas Means Christmas jumper at London’s Madame Tussauds to promote Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on December 15.

Apple TV, Google Chromecast return to Amazon - CNET

Amazon said Thursday that it will again be selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices, two video-streaming gadgets the e-commerce giant removed from its site two years ago and that compete with its own Fire TV products.

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program - The New York Times

In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find... The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down in 2012. But its backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that time, the program remains in existence. For the past five years, they say, officials with the program have continued to investigate episodes brought to them by service members, while also carrying out their other Defense Department duties.

Mathematician in Kyoto cracks formidable brainteaser:The Asahi Shimbun

A brainteaser concerning a number theory conjecture that has baffled the best minds since it was first proposed in 1985 may finally have been solved by a mathematician at Kyoto University.
If the proof offered by Shinichi Mochizuki holds up, experts say it would rank in equivalent importance to groundbreaking solutions to other protracted math problems, such as Fermat's Last Theorem, which was solved in 1995, and the Poincare Conjecture, which was resolved in 2006.

Samurai sword expert killed himself in act of 'seppuku' in his bedroom | Metro News

A samurai sword expert took his own life using his weapon in the traditional act of seppuku... Mrs Jones said that he was lying on top of his sword with his arms above his head after killing himself while visiting her during a regular trip back to the UK from Japan where he sold samurai swords.








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