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Cambrian Explosion: Major Fossil Study Challenges Theories of Animal Evolution 540 Million Years Ago

Tuesday  16:01,   22 may 2018

Around 550-540 million years ago, there was a remarkable explosion in the diversity and complexity of animal life on Earth.During this time, all the major animal groups that we know today first appeared, such as the euarthropods—the most diverse and [...]

Man, 70, accidentally set fire to his clothes while lighting cigarette – coroner

Tuesday  15:15,   22 may 2018

The pensioner suffered severe burns on 65% of his body.John Nolan’s death near his flat in Tottenham, north London, was the subject of a police appeal for witnesses while they were unable to explain the[...]

Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

Tuesday  15:06,   22 may 2018

Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military's official Twitter account.Local media further quoted Major-General Amikam[...]

Key Salisbury nerve poison site given all clear

Tuesday  13:31,   22 may 2018

The area in the city centre where Sergei and Yulia Skripal were found unconscious has been decontaminated and will be opened at the weekend.An area of The Maltings in Salisbury city centre – where Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia [...]

Emissions plan targets wood-burning stoves

Tuesday  12:26,   22 may 2018

The current trend for wood-burning stoves could come to a sudden end if proposals to clean up the environment come into force. The government is being forced to publish its Clean Air Strategy under EU rules, although the Environment Secretary[...]

Police hunt man accused of sex attacks on buses

Tuesday  12:06,   22 may 2018

Police have released an image of a man they wish to trace.Scotland Yard said the same suspect was believed to have been responsible for at least five offences on crowded services between January and[...]

How 'talking' algae could help explain climate change

Tuesday  11:46,   22 may 2018

Microalgae communicate with each other under stress, a study has found - and scientists are now listening to them to monitor changes in the aquatic system. Researchers led by the University of Bath found that a population of diatoms - a type of[...]

The Queen's English doesn't deserve to be hounded off TV and radio for sounding posh, says writer who insists it's a tool of social mobility

Tuesday  11:26,   22 may 2018

Writer and critic Jonathan Meades says received pronunciation (RP) - otherwise known as the Queen's English or BBC English - should be championed and used to 'better oneself'.Writer and critic Jonathan Meades says received[...]

Family Charged Over Animal Neglect After 13 Horses Found Dead in 'Massacre'

Tuesday  10:30,   22 may 2018

"That's a massacre. It's not neglect," property owner Michael Cheung said.David Lee Small, Victoria Small and their son, Jason Leroy Small, have all been charged with permitting an animal to be in distress, failing to provide[...]

What the papers say – May 22

Tuesday  10:05,   22 may 2018

Official photos from the royal wedding are used across many of the papers.Kensington Palace released the snaps, which show the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex surrounded by their bridal party and the royal family, or sharing an intimate[...]

Thousands of Human Bones Reveal 'Barbarian' Battle Rituals

Tuesday  09:40,   22 may 2018

<p>Archaeologists working in a sprawling wetland in Denmark have uncovered 2,000-year-old human remains that are challenging traditional ideas about "barbarian" warfare in northern Europe.</p>What the team[...]

A year on: Manchester bomb victims remembered

Tuesday  09:09,   22 may 2018

A service of remembrance is being held today to mark the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack. Relatives of the 22 people who died and some of the survivors of the bomb will be joined by the Duke of Cambridge and the Prime[...]

After the bomb: Manchester families mark anniversary

Tuesday  09:09,   22 may 2018

It is a year since 22 people went to a pop concert and never came home. A year since 22 families had their lives blown apart.As Manchester marks the first of many painful anniversaries, some say their lives feel frozen in time.Video - Manchester[...]

Archbishop convicted over sex abuse cover-up

Tuesday  08:25,   22 may 2018

An archbishop has been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a priest, making him the most senior member of the Catholic Church to be convicted of such a charge. Philip Wilson, the archbishop of Adelaide, now faces up to two years in prison [...]

Asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter is 1st 'interstellar immigrant' from beyond our solar system

Tuesday  06:00,   22 may 2018

A mysterious asteroid that is moving the wrong way around Jupiter is turning heads this week as scientists reveal it's the first "interstellar immigrant" from beyond our solar system to stick around, according to a new study released[...]