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Can listening to bees tell us why they are in decline?

Image copyright World Bee Project Image caption There are 20,000 species of bee, but many are under threat around the world Can artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning help save the world’s bees? That’s the hope of scientists who are scrambling to reverse the dramatic declines in bee populations. Bees are in trouble, but we’re […]


Stan Lee on how he created Spider-Man

American writer Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. Speaking in 2012, the man behind many of Marvel Comics’ famous superheroes explained what he looked for in one of his most iconic characters. By 2017 he would find himself doing Spider-Man’s signature “web-slinging” move on the Hollywood red carpet. Source link


Brexit talks in endgame, says Theresa May

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Theresa May and husband Philip attend the Lord Mayor’s Banquet Negotiations over the UK’s departure from the EU are “now in the endgame”, Theresa May says. Addressing the Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the City of London, the prime minister said the talks were “immensely difficult”, but the sides were working […]

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Comedian Dave Chappelle photobombs engagement shoot

Image copyright jayceemariephoto Image caption “So, I was shooting this engagement session at a brewery tonight and this dude photobombed us,” photographer Jaycee Brammer said on Instagram A young, American couple were surprised when comedian Dave Chappelle photobombed their engagement shoot. They were even more surprised when their subsequent Reddit post received more than 90,000 […]

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#ThisIsOurLane: Doctors hit back at pro-gun group NRA

Image copyright David Morris Image caption Trauma surgeon David Morris responded to an NRA tweet with this photograph When America’s powerful pro-gun group told doctors to mind their own business, the response was swift, furious and viral. “Unless you’ve had someone’s heart stop beating in your hands, you don’t get to tell those of us […]

UK News

School isolation rooms: ‘It was like I didn’t exist’

The BBC has learned that more than 200 school children spent at least five consecutive days placed in school isolation booths last year. Isolation facilities are used to remove pupils from classrooms when their behaviour has been disruptive. More than 5,000 children with special educational needs were also found to have spent time in isolation […]

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Tory rebellion over fixed-odds betting terminals

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat are fixed-odds betting terminals? The government is facing a rebellion over when a crackdown on fixed-odds gambling machines is introduced. Ministers have promised to cut the maximum stake from £100 to £2 in October 2019 – but some MPs are calling for it to happen sooner. […]

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Stan Lee: Marvel Comics co-creator dies aged 95

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stan Lee was born Stan Lieberman in 1922 American writer and Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee has died at the age of 95. Lee and Jack Kirby founded the company in 1961, beginning with The Fantastic Four and going on to create titles such as Spider-Man and The Incredible […]

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Car crash data thief ‘unlucky’ to be jailed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mustafa Kasim was accused of illegally stealing personal details from vehicle repair software A car repair worker has been sentenced to jail for stealing customers’ personal data from his former employer. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says it is the first time someone will go to prison as a […]