US & World

Florida shooting: 'Enough is enough'

Busloads of students from the Florida high school that saw a mass shooting last week have arrived in Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, to lobby for tighter gun control measures. It is the first planned rally for their new movement, NeverAgain. Journalist Paul Blake. Source link

Health

Dishing the dirt

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What could possibly lurk within such a gleaming kitchen? We are clearly a nation that is very keen on cleanliness. Many of us stick antibacterial surface wipes in our shopping baskets (and then sometimes down the drain, helping cause those giant fatbergs). But, quite apart from the environmental cost, […]

Alfie Evans' father: 'My son's been sentenced to the death penalty'

Cancer drugs could help Nikki's blood vessel disorder

Alfie Evans: Sick toddler’s life support ‘can end’

Technology

Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials

Image copyright Getty Images Institutions that fail to report the results of their drug and medical trials will be named on a new website. Trials Tracker logs which clinical trials have missed deadlines for reporting their results in the US. Some pharmaceutical organisations have been accused of burying unfavourable drug and medical test results. Dr […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Visual effects revealed

Young Brits 'lack cyber-security awareness'

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

Science/Nature

Government loses clean air court case

Image copyright PA Campaigners have won a third High Court victory over the UK government’s plans to tackle air pollution. The judge in the case said the Government plan was “unlawful” and that more action was needed in Wales and 45 English local authority areas. He said ministers had to ensure that in each of […]

Science/Nature

Baby Belle, the hand-reared rhino

A white rhino that was hand reared after being born with a broken leg has been reunited with its mother. Belle is Cotswold Wildlife Park’s first hand reared white rhino calf. A team of rhino keepers were with her 24-hours a day until she could be reintroduced to her mother Nancy. Source link

Science/Nature

Burn or bury

Image copyright PA Should we burn waste plastic – or bury it? Since China refused last month to accept any more foreign waste for recycling, the UK is facing a challenge. How can it recycle more of its own waste? And should it bury or burn the low-grade waste that it can’t recycle? We’re trying […]