US & World

Migrant crisis: At least 15 die as boat capsizes off Greece

Image copyright EPA Image caption The EU saw the lowest number of detected illegal border crossings last year At least 15 migrants, including five children, have died when their boat capsized as they tried to cross from Turkey, the Greek coastguard has said. About 20 are believed to have been on board, and several are […]


TV anchor Andrea McLean: 'Give menopausal women M badges'

TV presenter Andrea McLean has said menopausal women should be offered “M” badges to wear on public transport, similar to badges for pregnant women. Ms McLean, 48, who reached early menopause in her 30s, told the Daily Mail that fellow passengers should cut those suffering symptoms “some slack”. ITV’s Loose Women anchor said menopause was […]

Worcestershire Royal Hospital's ambulance wait 'catastrophe'

'I wish I had the confidence to go out without make-up'

'You have to present the perfect face online'


Glorious mud

Image copyright Getty Images Continuing a tradition popularised by the Victorians, “mudlarkers” scour the foreshore of the Thames in search of historical treasures. Two thousand years of human history are revealed by the low tide on London’s largest archaeological site and we spoke to the foreshore’s mudlarkers about their favourite finds. At around 5am every […]


Footage of first polar bear cub born in UK in 25 years

The “confident and curious” cub was born at Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland. Source link


Changing environment influenced human evolution

Image copyright Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Image caption Olorgesailie Basin: the dig site spans an area of 65 square kilometres Humans may have developed advanced social behaviours and trade 100,000 years earlier than previously thought. This is according to a series of papers published today in Science. The results come from an archaeological site in […]