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July 19, 2018 2:07 PM Baby snake 'frozen in time' gives insight into lost world

The snake lived in what is now Myanmar, during the age of the dinosaurs. "This is the very first baby snake fossil that we have ever found," Prof Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta in Canada told BBC News. The baby snake lived in the forests of Myanmar during the Cretaceous period. It has been given the name, Xiaophis Myanmarensis, or dawn snake 7

July 18, 2018 9:23 AM Work anniversaries are not a thing, world informs LinkedIn

HUMANS do not celebrate the anniversary of getting their job, the world has told LinkedIn. Despite the site sending out millions of emails every day urging its users to congratulate each other on reaching another year of – usually miserable – employment, the planet has unanimously agreed that it has got to stop. A representative for the human race said: “Seriously 8

July 16, 2018 5:41 PM WHO WAS TSAR NICHOLAS II?

He ruled from 1 November 1894 to 15 March 1915, when he was forced to leave his position and abdicate. His reign coincided with the demise of the once great powers of the world, resulting in economic and military collapse. Many Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions 9

July 14, 2018 12:34 AM Donald Trump MOCKED and HUMILIATED for White House Twitter BLUNDER after UK visit

DONALD Trump has been publicly mocked and humiliated after the White House’s official Twitter account made an embarrassing mistake following the US President’s visit to the UK. The White House’s official Twitter account, which has over 17million followers, said Donald Trump was “departing from the UK” ahead of his trip to Scotland, which to the amusement 17

July 13, 2018 6:18 PM Majorca TOURIST CRACKDOWN: Palma ‘being RUINED’ as city sets LIMIT on number of tourists

MAJORCA's government has announced plans to limit the number of tourists arriving to the island’s biggest city, Palma de Majorca, after local Mayor Antoni Noguera expressed outrage at chaos caused by influx of holiday makers to the Spanish holiday hotspot. Mr Noguera declared plans to restrict the number of available hotel rooms and guests beds in from 80,000 to 65,000, in a bid to place 9

July 12, 2018 4:15 AM GWH looking at £13m blackhole

Just three months into its new budget year Great Western Hospital is looking at a deficit of more than £13m by the end of March 2019. And bosses at the trust that runs the hospital have been told that patient demand, and covering staff vacancies with agency staff and locum doctors is hitting the budget hard. Karen Johnson, director of finance at the NHS trust 9

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Killing rats could save coral reefs

The much maligned rat is not a creature many would associate with coral reefs. But scientists studying reefs on tropical islands say the animals directly threaten the survival of these ecosystems. A team working on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean found that invasive rats on the islands are a "big problem" for coral reefs. Rats decimate seabird 8

July 11, 2018 3:21 PM The people in Kent working during tonight's World Cup semi-final

While millions of us sit down to watch the World Cup this evening, some people won't be quite so lucky. From firefighters to kmfm DJs, hundreds of football fans across Kent will be cheering on the Three Lions from their place of work. As England and Croatia go head-to-head in Moscow later tonight, let's spare a thought for those who won't be watching 11

July 10, 2018 3:45 PM Canterbury: McDonald's delivery service launches for customers in Sturry

McDonald's has launched its delivery service in Canterbury for the second time. Burger and fries lovers living within 1.5 miles of the Sturry Road branch can - as of today - order fast food straight to their front door. Customers can choose from the chain's breakfast and lunch options at the tab of finger via the online app UberEATS. The McDelivery service 8

July 9, 2018 3:10 PM WHAT ARE JUMPING GENES?

Jumping genes is the common name given to a group of DNA fragments known formally as retrotransposons. Over the course of research, it became apparent that not only do these genes 'jump,' but they are also found in almost all organisms and typically in large numbers. For example, they make up approximately 50 per cent of the human genome and up to 90 per cent of the maize 8