The provinces of Aleppo and Idlib in the north-west of the Syria are the last remaining areas held by rebel forces. As the Assad regime pushes to reclaim them almost a million civilians have been displaced. Hundreds of thousands of […]
We’re joined from Bahrain by John Ashton, the former president of the Faculty of Public Health. At the request of Bahrain’s crown prince, he has been advising the country’s government over its response to the coronavirus crisis.
Artist’s impression of Mars InSight. NASA/JPL-Caltech Most space missions investigate the surface or atmosphere of a body. But NASA’s InSight probe, which landed on Mars in November 2018, is different – it is the first mission dedicated to studying the […]
Mark Ruffalo plays corporate defence attorney Robert Bilott in Dark Waters (2020). Focus Features If you live in the US or Australia, you’re likely to know about PFAS (or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances). But in the UK, few people have […]
Members of Wu-Tang Clan at Glastonbury 2019. The group took their name from the 1983 Kung Fu film Shaolin and Wu Tang Wikimedia, CC BY-SA On Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em, legendary New York MC Rakim proclaims: “I’m the arsenal, […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared an international public health emergency over the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus. One day later, the Wellcome Trust research charity called for researchers, journals and funders around the world to share research […]
British intelligence agencies are not withholding information from Home Secretary Priti Patel, Downing Street insists, amid reports that MI5 have concerns about her abilities as a minister in charge of securing citizens’ safety. In a statement issued on Monday, Boris […]
Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock There are growing fears about the rise of cyberbullying and its impact on children. Unlike traditional face-to-face bullying, a bully can conceal their identity online and target their victims constantly without the limits of location or time. […]
Prominent left-wing journalist Paul Mason has been widely mocked on social media after describing fellow Labour members voting for the ‘Corbynite’ leadership candidate as “Stalinists.” Mason – a vocal supporter of Labour’s second referendum Brexit policy, which many party members […]
Chinese leaders says virus is ‘big test’ for country as South Korean cases jump over 760. Follow latest news 2.56am GMT As I mentioned earlier in the blog, we are still waiting for Monday’s announcement of cases of the virus […]