Climate Change Will Lead To Beer Shortages And Price Hikes

Sure, the ice caps might be melting, hundreds of animals could go extinct in the coming decades, and coral reefs might soon be a thing of the past, but at least we can enjoy a nice cool beer while climate change wreaks havoc on our planet, right? We wouldn’t count on…

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Groundbreaking New Drug Test Works With A Quick And Painless Fingerprint

Breaking the paradigm of stressful blood draws and embarrassing urine sampling, a new drug testing platform first developed by chemists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) can detect the use of four major drug classes in just 10 minutes, using nothing more than a fingerprint. Based upon more than 10 years…

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How To Spider-Proof Your House This Fall

Arachnophobes, be prepared for a tough few months. In the last weeks of September, when the summer starts to cool off and damper weather draws in, your home will become a prime hook-up spot for the autumnal spider mating season, so you can expect a few more eight-legged friends than usual…

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Can you trust a lie detector?

Image Copyright @GlNAJADE @GlNAJADE Report Report Image Copyright @notjustachef @notjustachef “Polygraph tests have to be taken seriously,” says Don Cargill, who has carried out lie detector tests on TV shows including Trisha. “There’s a lot to them.” A polygraph is the technical name for a lie detector machine. Image Copyright…

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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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UK heatwave to continue for two more weeks

What are the effects of a heatwave? The sweltering summer of 1976 UK nations report first 30C high since 2013 Tips for keeping cool in the UK heatwave The forecast for more hot weather comes as firefighters tackle a grass and corn field on fire near Marlow in Buckinghamshire. More…

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Bottle feeding is a woman’s right, midwives told

Mothers who breastfeed their babies often feel pressurised and constrained about whether, where, how often, and how long they breastfeed. Similarly, mothers who use formula milk often feel judged or guilty too, particularly – but not only – if they planned to breastfeed. Quarter of mums made ‘uncomfortable breastfeeding in…

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A Mini Fusion Reactor Just Reached Temperatures Hotter Than The Sun

A private company in the UK says it has successfully tested its prototype nuclear fusion reactor at temperatures that are hotter than the Sun – and hopes to start supplying energy in 2030. Called Tokamak Energy, the company is based in Oxfordshire, UK. Their nuclear fusion device is known as…

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Otters Are Not Cute, They Are Sick Depraved Jerks

Wednesday May 30 is World Otter Day, a day where your newsfeeds will undoubtedly be filled with cutesy photographs of fuzzy little otters juggling stones or holding hands while they sleep. But don’t be fooled by this PR campaign. Behind those beady eyes lies a dark secret: Otters are assholes. It’s…

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Scientists Accidentally Discover Tea Leaf Nanoparticles Kill Lung Cancer Cells

Scientists from India and Swansea University in the UK have recently discovered that nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit and destroy lung cancer cells. Although still very early days, the finding – just like many of the best scientific discoveries – was stumbled upon by accident. The discovery is all down…

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Why You Should Teach Your Kids To Swear, According To Science

Scientific research that seems to support the idea that swearing is inherently good certainly seems to appeal to the masses. It’s unclear why, but perhaps there’s something fun about authoritative science types suggesting that we can break social rules like that in a public setting. Research has linked swearing to…

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Flat-Earthers Just Held A Conference. Their Latest Theory Is Seriously Incredible

Flat-Earthers from around the globe have gathered once again for a conference. Over 200 people attended the conference in Birmingham, UK, hundreds of years after people first circumnavigated the Earth, and thousands of years after we discovered that it was round. As you’d expect from flat-Earth conspiracy theorists, there were…

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Hottest April day in UK since 1949

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionExplained: Why this isn’t a heatwave (yet) Temperatures have soared to over 29C in parts of London, making it the warmest April day for nearly 70 years. The unusually warm weather across the UK is the result of low pressure over the…

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MasterChef contestant dies in marathon

Donations to his sponsorship fund have risen to more than £53,000 – far exceeding his original target of £2,500. Read more on this and other Cumbria stories On 8 April Mr Campbell completed the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon. Report End of Instagram post by mattsoire Image Copyright mattsoire mattsoire Image…

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