Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss, pesticides and light pollution pushing fireflies to...

Fireflies, of which there are more than 2,000 species strobing softly throughout dark corners of the world, are facing grave threats to their continued existence due to the impact of humans, a study suggests. Habitat loss, pesticide use and artificial light are three of the most serious threats to fireflies, with certain species more at…

Some Iowa Caucus Results Are Finally Out, and They Look Bad...

DES MOINES — Finally, some actual numbers. Nearly a full day after the Iowa Caucuses kicked off, the state Democratic Party got its act together enough to report out the first real results of the 2020 election cycle. And at first blush, they don’t look good for Joe Biden. Those numbers strengthen what the campaigns…

Forgotten PINs and Jammed Phone Lines: How the Iowa Fiasco Unfolded

Nearly a full day after the Iowa caucuses, the results still aren’t in and the state’s Democratic Party says it might be another day before we find out who definitively won. As they scramble to clean up the botched mess of the all-important 2020 primary kickoff, there’s plenty of blame to go around. Several people…

Coronavirus: Belgian woman on flight from Wuhan with Britons tests positive...

A Belgian woman who was on board a flight returning UK citizens from the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan has tested positive for the deadly virus, Public Health England has confirmed. Belgium’s health agency said the woman was one of nine of its citizens to board the British flight back to Europe, which carried passengers from 30 other countries.…

Iowa results: 2020 caucuses live

Iowa voters kicked off the long process of choosing the Democratic and Republican party’s presidential nominees Monday, ahead of the November election. Following a shock delay, the first partial results are being released on Tuesday. All eyes were on how the 11 candidates in the Democratic contest performed, while Donald Trump faced little competition. *Election…

UK weather forecast – brutal 80mph gales and torrential rain to...

BRITAIN is to be battered by 80mph gale force winds this weekend with a two-day weather warning issued for the length and breadth of the country. Weather forecasters are warning of chilling winds and heavy rain for Saturday and Sunday that could last well into next week. 5 Weather forecasters have warned that gale force…

Coronavirus: Belgian woman on flight from Wuhan with Britons tests positive...

A Belgian woman who was on board a flight returning UK citizens from the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan has tested positive for the deadly virus, Public Health England has confirmed. Belgium’s health agency said the woman was one of nine of its citizens to board the British flight back to Europe, which carried passengers from 30 other countries.…

‘Dirty’, ‘Expensive’ and ‘Smelly’: Residents sign petition to ask convenience store...

News Home More from Local News A number of local residents have backed a petition calling on a Milton Keynes convenience store to 'clean up its act' or leave the town. Stony Stratford residents have launched the petition saying that the Budgens store on Cofferidge Close currently has a 'monopoly' in the town. The store was…

This journalist-banning government tried to defend the indefensible – and failed...

It was, in the end, an MP called Chloe Smith who was sent to the despatch box of the House of Commons to account for the government’s behaviour on Monday afternoon, when journalists arrived at No 10 to find themselves being sorted on to separate sides of a large rug, and told which would be…

The Number of Homeless Students Now Matches the Entire Population of...

The number of homeless students nationwide has more than doubled in 15 years to a new high of 1.5 million in the 2017-18 school year, according to data released from the National Center for Homeless Education last week. For context, that means there are as many homeless students in America as there are people living…

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