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December 22, 2018 6:50 PM '90 percent fatal': Deadly Marburg virus discovered in west Africa for first time

MARBURG, a virus is similar to Ebola which has a 90 percent fatality rate, has been discovered in the west of the continent for the first time, triggering warnings by the US-based Center for Disease Control (CDC) about the danger of an outbreak of the fatal disease. Scientists have found the virus in Egyptian fruit bats in Sierra Leone – the first time the deadly 117

December 10, 2018 1:45 PM Pope Francis: Lord’s Prayer to CHANGE as it implies God ‘induces temptation’

THE most famous Christian prayer, the Lord’s Prayer could be changed by the Italian Episcopal Conference (CEI) after the Pope pointed out its current translation is wrong as God can’t lead humans “into temptation”. The Lord’s Prayer, also known as Pater Noster, has been translated into hundreds of languages from the original texts in ancient Greek, Hebrew 43

December 6, 2018 3:04 AM Greenhouse gas emissions produced by humans are making heatwaves 30 times more likely

Computer modelling compared actual temperatures with those that would have existed without human action. The extreme temperatures hit agriculture and infrastructure particularly hard and people were urged to cut their water usage. New computer modelling analysis compared the actual climate with that of the natural climate we would have had without human-induced 122

November 26, 2018 5:38 PM Bishop in court over claim gay people are more confused than dogs

A bishop has been taken to court in South Africa after he claimed that gay people were lower than animals—and more confused than dogs. Church member Zolani Simayi, who is from east London, said that the bishop used negative terms when speaking about gay people in the service at Seventh Day Adventist Church in KwaMagxaki. “[Maponga] further suggested 66

October 11, 2018 8:02 AM UK Ladybird invasion: Can you REALLY catch sex disease from Harlequin LADYBIRDS?

SWARMS of Harlequin ladybirds carrying a sexually transmitted fungal disease are infesting homes around Britain - but why are they carrying STDs and can you get you catch it from them? The native Asian species have flocked to UK shores after a record hot summer, looking to hibernate around boilers and window frames as winter descends. Large numbers have been reported 38

October 10, 2018 10:07 PM Life on Mars: Humans will be vegan and have NO NETFLIX in space

Sci-fi films have in turn glamorised and shot down the dream of humans living on the Red Planet, but what would it really be like? Professor Lewis Dartnell from the University of Westminster and interior designers Hillarys teamed up to explore what a Martian home would be like. The project, “Home on Mars”, shows a model home fitted out with all of the specialist 125

October 9, 2018 9:20 AM Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is "weeks" away from its first trip into space. "We should be in space within weeks, not months. And then we will be in space with myself in months and not years," the firm's founder and chief executive told news website CNBC. He said the firm would be taking people into space "not too long after" 47

October 5, 2018 11:01 PM WHAT ON EARTH! Mysterious COSMIC RAYS erupting from Antartica could BREAK RULES OF PHYSICS

STRANGE cosmic rays observed shooting out of Antarctica may be a never-before-seen particle which would defy the laws of physics, scientists have predicted. Possible explanations for the bizarre phenomenon, which was first recorded in 2006, include that they are a completely new particle or potentially the product of dark matter. But a third theory 57

October 5, 2018 1:02 AM British man dies from sea snake bite in Australia

A British man has died after being bitten by a sea snake on a fishing trawler in Australia, police have said. The man, 23, had just pulled up a net off the coast of the Northern Territory when he was bitten about 09:00 local time on Thursday (23:00 GMT Wednesday). Emergency crews were called to the boat, near island Groote Eylandt, but were unable to save the man. UK consular 34

September 28, 2018 7:55 AM World's first human case of rat disease discovered in Hong Kong

The presence of the rat version of hepatitis E in a human is of "major public health significance", researchers say. A Hong Kong man developed the disease, according to new research from one of the city's leading universities. There had been no evidence until now that the disease could go from rats to humans, and the finding is of "major public health 41