August 27, 2018 2:18 PM Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12%
Barbeque heart risk: Regular cooking with coal, wood, or charcoal increases a person’s risk of dying from heart disease by up to 12% Cooking on coal, wood or charcoal could make you more likely to die of heart disease. A study has revealed people who use solid fuels for cooking may have a 12 per cent higher risk of dying of a heart attack, heart failure 74
August 22, 2018 5:01 AM Smoking at home is terrible for children
I FIND it hard to believe that loving parents today would ever endanger their own children deliberately. Yet, trying to persuade people not to smoke in their own properties if they have children appears to be having little effect. Cancer scientists are now renewing calls for a home ban as almost a third of smokers’ children are likely to die from lung disease 34
August 8, 2018 5:03 PM Yellowstone Volcano latest: Big One fears as 153 EARTHQUAKES strike Yellowstone in July
YELLOWSTONE National Park has been struck by a shocking 153 earthquakes during the month of July, sparking fears the ‘Big One’ earthquake or a super volcano could be due. The University of Utah Seismograph Station, which is responsible for the operation and analysis of the Yellowstone Seismic Network, revealed 153 earthquakes hit the Yellowstone National 52
August 1, 2018 10:01 AM WHAT IS THE 'WHOLPHIN' HYBRID FOUND NEAR HAWAII?
Scientists found a hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in the ocean off the Hawaiian island of Kauai last year. The cross appears to be the first instance of a wild-born hybrid between the two species. Scientists say the animal likely came to be when a melon-headed whale was separated from its group and ending up traveling 30
July 30, 2018 10:33 AM Sir Paul McCartney 'misremembers' writing The Beatles' track 'In My Life'
Sir Paul McCartney 'misremembers' writing 'In My Life': Scientists solve the decades-old debate around who wrote the hit Beatles song, as new analysis reveals it had to be John Lennon Sir Paul McCartney has long claimed he played a key role in writing The Beatles hit song ‘In My Life’, despite the track being attributed to bandmate John Lennon 100
July 24, 2018 12:27 PM Reality Check: Mapping the global heatwave
Countries across the world have been facing extremely high temperatures this summer. From the UK, across to Scandinavia and Japan, the hot weather is expected to continue for the rest of the month. Japan has just declared a natural disaster, with high temperatures leading to thousands being admitted to hospital with heat stroke. Various temperature records 41
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 35
July 14, 2018 8:45 AM Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village
A huge iceberg has drifted close to a village in western Greenland, prompting a partial evacuation in case it splits and the resulting wave swamps homes. The iceberg is looming over houses on a promontory in the Innaarsuit village but is grounded and did not move overnight, local media say. Last summer, four people died after waves swamped houses in northwestern 31
July 12, 2018 12:31 PM HOW MUCH PLASTIC IS IN THE ARCTIC?
The pristine waters of the Arctic are turning into a floating rubbish dump – posing a threat to marine life, scientists warn. One of the densest areas of plastic rubbish anywhere in the world’s seas has been discovered north of Norway and Russia. Miles from civilisation, the amount of plastic waste in the Barents Sea – on the margins of the Arctic Ocean 50
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 39