The Tragic Story Of The Oldest Animal On Record

Ming lived one hell of a life. It managed to live through the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and the Internet Age. It lived during countless wars and bloody revolutions. It peacefully chilled-out while empires rose and fell around it. Ming, in case you are wondering, was an ocean quahog clam (Arctica islandica). At the…

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Can You Tell The Difference Between Blue And Green?

In case it passed you by, last week was the UK’s National Eye Health Week. To raise awareness, a laser eye surgery provider called Optical Express ran a test with an apparently easy goal – separate the blue colors from the green. Warning: it is much, much harder than it first appears.  The test is an…

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Do You Feel Dizzy When You Stand Up? It Could Be A Sign Of Something Very Bad

A fairly large study in the journal Neurology has found a correlation between feeling faint and dizzy when you stand up and a risk of dementia. The study was carried out by a number of institutions including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. In the…

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American bishop who delivered sermon at royal wedding says he’ll undergo cancer surgery

Video American Bishop Michael Curry addresses royal wedding U.S. episcopal leader addresses celebrants on the healing power of love in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England. In May, his words of inspiration were heard by millions as he delivered a sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan…

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These 10 Sharks Could Soon Call UK Waters Home As A Result Of Warming Seas

Nearly a dozen species of sharks currently found in warmer waters could be swimming in British seas within the next three decades as the climate changes, according to research by the University of Southampton. By 2050, 10 species are expected to migrate to Britain’s colder waters as seawater temperatures heat up,…

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UK report highlights changing gadget habits and our need for an online fix

A look back at the past decade of consumer technology use in the UK has shone a light on changing gadget habits, underlining how Brits have gone from being smartphone dabblers back in 2008 when a top-of-the-range smartphone cost ~£500 to true addicts in today’s £1k+ premium smartphone era. The…

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Brexit dream dying, Johnson tells May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May pays tribute to the two ministers who resigned Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying the “dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt”. In his letter resigning as foreign secretary, he said the prime…

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Tube station named Gareth Southgate

Image copyright Eddie Keogh/The FA/PA Wire Image caption The England team flew home from Russia on Sunday afternoon One local resident said the temporary signage was a “fantastic” way to say thank you to the England manager. Were England good, lucky, or a bit of both? How Southgate’s team represent…

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Trump Goes Full Xenophobe: Migrants Strip Europe Of Culture

“And I don’t mean that in a positive way,” Trump told the paper in a sit-down interview. “I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad. I think you’re losing your culture. Look around. You go through certain areas that didn’t exist 10…

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PM won’t rule out EU citizens special rights

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “We will bring an end to free movement” Theresa May has refused to rule out making it easier for EU citizens to come to the UK after Brexit than it is for people from elsewhere in the world. Under her…

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Queen’s taxpayer-funded costs up 13%

Image copyright Reuters The Queen’s taxpayer-funded costs rose by 13% in the past year, partly due to the refurbishment of Buckingham Palace. Accounts show the public funds used by the Queen for official expenditure and duties went up from £41.9m to £47.4m. More than £4m was spent on the initial…

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Sheeran stops gig for the loo – twice

Image copyright Principality Stadium Image caption Ed Sheeran is the first artist to play four successive nights at Principality Stadium Ed Sheeran temporarily stopped his latest sell-out concert on his world tour to go to the toilet – twice. The Grammy award winning singer halted his Saturday night set in…

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Warning over medicines taken on holiday

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some cold remedies are banned in Japan so it’s worth checking the laws abroad Holidaymakers are being warned to check the rules on carrying medicines abroad to avoid falling foul of local laws. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said some commonly-prescribed medicines were…

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England striker defends gun tattoo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sterling’s tattoo was pictured during training in Burton-on-Trent on Bank Holiday Monday England footballer Raheem Sterling has defended his new tattoo of a gun, saying it has a “deeper meaning” and refers to his late father. Anti-gun campaigners criticised the Manchester City forward after…

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Rain and storms cause travel delays

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Weather’s Ben Rich says thunderstorms will drift north and westwards Travellers are dealing with disruption after torrential rain and flooding hit parts of the UK – with warnings of more severe weather to come. Rail networks have been affected by the…

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