Scotland’s Finance Secretary has stepped down from his post and been suspended from the SNP over reports that he had sent over 200 messages to a 16-year-old boy. News of Derek Mackay’s resignation came just hours before he was due […]
Police in Northern Ireland say they believe dissident republicans planted a viable explosive device on a lorry trailer. Officers say they think the bomb was put there in the mistaken belief it would have been at sea when the UK […]
Rat microglia in green. wikipedia, CC BY-SA Microglia are resident immune cells in your brain that act as first responders, always on the lookout for trouble. Accounting for about 10% of our brain cells, they were historically thought of as […]
The chairman of the Grenfell Tower inquiry is to seek assurances from the government that any evidence provided by employees of the cladding firms won’t be used against them in further criminal prosecutions prompting anger online. Sir Martin Moore-Bick has […]
BBC’s Newsnight has been ridiculed this week after an online clip of the program was shared on social media, showing the presenter struggling to say a politician’s real (and rather simple) name. With its non-phonetic pronunciation, the English language can […]
Cities in lock down, flights and public transport suspended, travellers in quarantine and surgical masks selling at unprecedented rates. The emergence of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan city, Hubei province, China, as well as its rapid arrival in 25 other […]
Shutterstock/Guitar photographer Glaciers have carved some of Earth’s most beautiful landscapes by steepening and deepening valleys through erosion. Think of the Scottish Highlands, Yosemite National Park in the US, or the Norwegian Fjords. But big questions remain about how glacial […]
PM Boris Johnson’s father – Stanley – may have inadvertently risked souring the UK’s international relations after accidentally revealing in an email China’s unhappiness at his son’s lack of support over the coronavirus outbreak. Johnson senior, 79, an environmental campaigner, […]
A US strike which killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in January, and the counter-strike by the Iranian military on US targets in Iraq, raised serious questions about the legitimate use of force. When military force was used against […]