News archive from 4 December 2015

Is getting married REALLY worth it? Researchers say couples who simply live together are just as happy 

Is getting married REALLY worth it? Researchers say couples who simply live together are just as happy 

The role of marriage is evolving, and its emotional benefits may not be as exclusive as people once believed. Research has found that moving in with a partner can provide unmarried couples with the same level of happiness as married living. Now, about...

 
Match made in heaven! The 3D printed electric car that can charge itself off a solar-powered house 

Match made in heaven! The 3D printed electric car that can charge itself off a solar-powered house 

A fully-drivable 3D printed car is also helping do its bit for the environment, thanks to a U.S. government initiative. The eco-friendly vehicle was built using newly-developed large-scale printing technology, and was designed to work together with an...

 
Nicky Morgan defends PM's 'terrorist sympathisers' comment

Nicky Morgan defends PM's 'terrorist sympathisers' comment

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has defended David Cameron's "terrorist sympathisers" comment about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his allies. The PM faced calls to apologise after his comment to Tory MPs on the eve of the vote on Syria...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 

Carlos Slim on Zuckerberg plan: world needs jobs, not giveaways

The Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has said he will not give away his family’s shares to charity like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Related: Mark Zuckerberg and the tech gods cannot debug all the world’s problems | Gaby Hinsliff Zuckerberg has...

 

Cold comfort for the overweight but being frozen helps shed pounds

Exercise or being exposed to the cold creates more “good” types of body fat known as brown and beige fat which burn more calories. Previous research has found cold temperatures mimic the effects of exercise, protecting against obesity and improving...

 

Chris Froome data suggests weight loss led to Tour de France transformation

Data released on the double Tour de France winner Chris Froome in answer to insinuations of doping during this year’s race showed that his success can be put down to a massive loss in weight, helping to explain his improvement from also-ran to Tour de...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino still chasing West Brom striker Saido Berahino

The Tottenham boss is desperate for a second centre forward to support Harry Kane and Albion are bracing themselves for further bids. It will take Berahino's transfer saga into a second window after the 22-year-old vowed to go on strike after West...

 

Team Sky can take reassurance that Chris Froome’s figures do stack up

In one sense, the story that a cyclist loses weight and goes a lot faster when he starts going up mountains is not exactly news. However, the information released by Chris Froome via Esquire magazine makes it clear that this is pretty much what...

Guardian, 00:06 in Sport
 

West Ham boss: What I really think of Man Utd's tactics this season

Louis van Gaal's men have come under constant attack for their seemingly negative tactics. United, who lie in third spot, host Bilic's West Ham on Saturday (3pm). But though Bilic recognises United are a different proposition now to what they were...

 
FIFA corruption scandal hits new low as it is alleged former ExCo member Jack Warner took cash meant for Haiti quake victims

FIFA corruption scandal hits new low as it is alleged former ExCo member Jack Warner took cash meant for...

The FIFA corruption scandal hit new depths on Thursday night with the revelation that crooked football chiefs pocketed cash meant for disaster relief. Fresh corruption charges relating to £130million in bribes and embezzlement were laid against a...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Gael Clichy take on Christmas jumper race to help raise money for club charity

Manchester City's Yaya Toure and Gael Clichy take on Christmas jumper race to help raise money for club...

Manchester City stars Yaya Toure and Gael Clichy warmed up for their dreaded winters afternoon at Stoke on Saturday with a nail biting Christmas jumper race. The French-speaking pair battled it out to see who could climb inside 10 City Christmas...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Manchester United in battle with Bayern Munich to land Southampton's Sadio Mane

Manchester United in battle with Bayern Munich to land Southampton's Sadio Mane

Manchester United are facing competition from Bayern Munich in the race to land Sadio Mane. The Southampton attacker is fast becoming one of the hottest properties in Europe after impressing during his 18-month spell at St Mary’s. And German giants...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
Terry Flanagan ready for Derry Mathews showdown after taking break from boxing

Terry Flanagan ready for Derry Mathews showdown after taking break from boxing

Terry Flanagan believes his mini-break from boxing has made him a better boxer. The Ancoats fighter returns to action on February 13 when he defends his WBO lightweight title against Derry Mathews at the Echo Arena , Liverpool. The original plan was...

 
Why Neverland Ranch is being eyed by Asian buyers

Why Neverland Ranch is being eyed by Asian buyers

Image copyright Jim Bartsch How do you sell an iconic celebrity home that's had its fair share of bad publicity? That's the situation facing the owners of Neverland Ranch, the former home of pop star Michael Jackson. They've had the well-known gated...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
How can we store more energy from the sun and the wind?

How can we store more energy from the sun and the wind?

Image copyright Solar Reserve It could be a scene from a science fiction movie. Deep in the Nevada desert, thousands of mirrors arrayed in concentric circles face the sky, lit up by the sun. All this reflected sunshine is directed to the top of a 640...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 


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