• Scientists discover how birds evolved to have colourful feathers

    Scientists discover how birds evolved to have colourful feathers

    • December 10, 2018

    A new study has opened a door into discovering how birds evolved to have dazzling arrays of colourful plumage. Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom, and a new study of feathers from almost 100 modern bird species is helping to uncover how this colour diversity evolved.

    READ MORE
  • UK donor found for Florida toddler after global hunt for rare blood

    UK donor found for Florida toddler after global hunt for rare blood

    • December 10, 2018

    By Emma Bowden, Press Association A UK donor has been found to help save the life of a two-year-old girl in the US with one of the rarest blood types in the world. Zainab Mughal, from Miami in Florida, has neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer, which means she needs a series of blood transfusions.

    READ MORE
  • Palm oil giant steps up supplier monitoring to stop deforestation

    Palm oil giant steps up supplier monitoring to stop deforestation

    • December 10, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent The world’s largest trader in palm oil has unveiled plans to step up its supplier monitoring in a “potential breakthrough” in stopping rainforest destruction. Wilmar International, which supplies around 40% of the world’s palm oil, including for popular consumer goods brands, has set out an action plan to

    READ MORE
  • Angela Merkel urges respect for migrants in speech at UN conference

    Angela Merkel urges respect for migrants in speech at UN conference

    • December 10, 2018

    Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a UN accord on migration is “about nothing less than the foundation of our international co-operation”. Mrs Merkel, who welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees from places like Syria and Afghanistan to her country, hailed an “important day” after more than 160 countries approved the first Global Compact for

    READ MORE
  • Second referendum only way to break Brexit gridlock in parliament, MPs hear

    Second referendum only way to break Brexit gridlock in parliament, MPs hear

    • December 6, 2018

    Parliament will be “gridlocked” no matter what the Brexit deal, former Cabinet minister Justine Greening warned as she urged the Government to “ask the people” to break the impasse. The Tory former education secretary told MPs a referendum could be held in the next 22 weeks as she derided Theresa May’s current plan. Ms Greening

    READ MORE
  • Spain’s PM changes tack on budget timing after regional election jolt

    Spain’s PM changes tack on budget timing after regional election jolt

    • December 6, 2018

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday his government was planning to put forward a proposal for the 2019 budget in January, changing strategy after an electoral setback on Sunday in a Socialist stronghold. Spain’s political landscape has been upended by the unprecedented election of 12 far-right lawmakers in the southern Andalusia regional parliament

    READ MORE
Advertisement

Advertisement GC App 1